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Castro Sanctuary
Hosted by Maria
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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The space

Peaceful, elegant and private garden apartment situated in the heart of San Francisco’s most colorful neighborhood. The spacious fully renovated unit is clean, fresh and modern, while properly honoring it’s Edwardian roots. Hardwood floors, high curved ceilings, ample double paned windows and French doors connect the rooms into a very open, light and free flowing space. Warm and tranquil, this fully furnished one bedroom is the ideal place to escape the craziness of the outside world, while staying centrally situated well within it.

Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, cuisinart, coffee maker and granite countertops and an outside BBQ let’s you take advantage of the abundant fresh local food available if you feel like cooking at home. Otherwise there is no shortage of delicious restaurants right outside the door.

For mellow nights at home, the apartment is equipped with WiFi, 48" flat screen cable TV, DVD, Blue Tooth Sound Bar, Netflix and a selection of movies and music. The east-facing bay windows look out into a well-maintained garden filled with fragrant roses, birds and radishes. Fresh linens and towels provided.

Located on Castro between 19th and 20th, one block from the Castro shopping area where you will find the famous Castro Theater, bars, clubs and one of SF’s best yoga studios. Two blocks from the traditional F Train Streetcar and MUNI underground for easy transportation anywhere in the city. Walking distance from Dolores Park, the Mission and Hayes Valley.

Washer dryer, nice neighbors and a marble foyer are just the icing on the cake.

Come center yourself in the heart of San Francisco. You will love it!

No pets, no smoking, no parking, price for popular weekends may be higher

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Cable TV

Extra people £78 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £94
Security Deposit £547
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Being that this is a sanctuary, it's customary to behave in a calm and peaceful manner. No parties or loud music/TV please. This is your opportunity to get out of the bustle and (URL HIDDEN) you can get out there and discover the magic of San Francisco!


3 nights minimum stay

121 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
July 2017
Maria's place was incredible - super accessible to the incredible. local neighborhood, yet also blissfully quiet and serene; it was a great base to relax and work from whilst also exploring the rest of the area! Would definitely stay there again!

Chris User Profile
October 2016
We loved our time at Maria's sanctuary. The flat itself is beautiful and really calming after a day hitting the sites of San Fran. Maria was always prompt in her replies, met us upon arrival and showed us around the apartment (including the English Breakfast Tea!). The apartment is perfect for people wanting to explore the city or eat out as it's close to public transport and good eataries (the F line straight through the heart of downtown) but then also the kitchen is perfect for home cooked meals. We can't wait to come back and the Sanctuary is at the top of the list! Thanks Maria!!

Gary User Profile
October 2015
The description of the apartment, its location and the neighbourhood was very accurate.

Hugh User Profile
June 2014
What a fantastic apartment! It ticked all my boxes - it is a spacious apartment with lots of natural light, very comfortable and with an excellent kitchen. It had a desk in the lounge overlooking the garden which I really liked - I was working in SF, and spent many productive hours at that desk. The location is absolutely superb - it was less than 5 mins walk from Castro, which has a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants, shops and coffee shops, and of course the wonderful Castro Theatre, which you must go to if you stay here. The Muni is a short walk away, and it is very quick to get downtown, with a frequent service. This really was a home from home, and I was sorry I couldn't book Castro Sanctuary for longer. Last but not least, Maria was a delight to communicate with and very responsive - also gave us lots of good advice about the area. I would love to come back to Castro Sanctuary if I come back to the San Francisco!!

Al User Profile
June 2013
Fantastic flat, great host! At the heart of Castro, close to everything one can expect to find and blissfully peaceful at the same time. Great to have a parking space as well. We enjoyed staying at the Castro Sanctuary and will definitely stay there again. Most definitely recommended!

Michael User Profile
September 2012
Spotlessly clean, great facilities, conveniently located - we simply can't fault our four night stay here. Maria kindly allowed us access a few hours earlier than we had originally requested. She was so welcoming, and we knew if we had any issues she had would have dealt with them immediately. We didn't! A true home from home. Just what we needed. Thanks Maria - if you're ever in London...

James & Geri User Profile
June 2012
This was just what we needed for our trip to San Francisco. A great apartment in Castro with parking and nearby links to public transport for other areas of San Fran, The apartment is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for your stay in cool Castro. Its a short walk to local amenities and about 5 mins to the F-Line stop (and the naked guys) to take you to other places in San Fran.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Maria User ProfileMaria is a superhost.

I'm Maria and I grew up in Sweden, Argentina and SF. I am a Graphic Designer and have my own business based here in San Francisco. Some of the things that make me happy are nature, cooking healthy food, yoga, hula hooping, community connection and beautifully well crafted design.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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