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Vacation rental apartments in San Francisco

Vacation rental apartments in San Francisco

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Top-rated apartments in San Francisco

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New studio with private entry, bath and courtyard.
Entire apartment · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

New studio with private entry, bath and courtyard.Newly built. Small but comfortable and clean with a new queen size inner coil mattress on a platform. Beautiful new tile shower. Small refrigerator, microwave, bar sink and coffee maker

Modern and Safe One Bedroom Apartment
Entire apartment · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Modern and Safe One Bedroom ApartmentThis is a garden apartment with a landscape view with a separate entrance from the main house. One bedroom one bath newly renovated it includes a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, large TV, apple tv and Netflix in the living room and a small tv on bedroom. Located 20 min from downtown and 10 min walking from 24th St the heart of Noe Valley. Closely accessible to public transportation with a bus stop just a few steps away. You also can take a Uber and there is ample street parking.

Civic Center Views from a Contemporary City Pad and Parking
Entire apartment · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Civic Center Views from a Contemporary City Pad and Parking***Please contact us for availability before booking*** Scroll down and click on Contact Host. There are rare cases in which certain check-in dates are not possible. If you instant book before inquiring, you will be responsible for Airbnb fees if the studio is not available. Please ignore the nightly rate. We occasionally discount certain dates and Airbnb only advertises our lowest rate. For the full price, enter your dates and Airbnb will calculate the total. Our parking spot has size limitations. Please check with us to see if your car would fit.

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Popular apartment amenities in San Francisco

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub

Where to stay in San Francisco

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

Photo of Twin PeaksTwin PeaksWhat locals sayQuiet · Residential · Busy
Photo of Fisherman's WharfFisherman's WharfWhat locals sayHistoric · Classic
Photo of Alamo SquareAlamo SquareWhat locals sayHip · Historic · Quiet
Photo of Haight-AshburyHaight-AshburyWhat locals sayBohemian · Classic · Historic
Photo of ChinatownChinatownWhat locals sayHistoric · Vibrant · Quiet
Photo of Mission DistrictMission DistrictWhat locals sayIndustrial · Bohemian · Hip

Stay near San Francisco's top sights

Golden Gate Bridge
Bridge · 378 locals recommend
Photo of Golden Gate Bridge

The bridge never gets old, even for longtime residents. It is spectacular, and is best experienced by bike. It’s two miles long and takes 20 minutes to cross. For a great ride, rent a Mission Bicycle, take the Wiggle to Golden Gate Park, and then cross the Presidio to the bridge and ride into Sausalito. From Sausalito, catch the ferry back to SF. The western walkway is open to cyclists only, so you get across more quickly. Tourists tend to mob the eastern, pedestrian side. At night, the bridge is closed to pedestrians but not to cyclists. You push a button and an unseen guard buzzes you in.

  • Walk/Bike Score 95+ Netflix Fast wifi/ kitchen
    Private room
    Walk/Bike Score 95+ Netflix Fast wifi/ kitchen
    $40 / night
  • Private room in a cozy, residential area of SF
    Private room
    Private room in a cozy, residential area of SF
    $100 / night
  • Room @ Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beaches & Parks.
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room
    Room @ Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beaches & Parks.
    $55 / night
  • Upscale Golden Gate Park Master Studio with Private Entrance
    PLUSEntire guest suite
    Upscale Golden Gate Park Master Studio with Private Entrance
    $140 / night
Fisherman's Wharf
Neighborhood · 261 locals recommend
Photo of Fisherman's Wharf

One of the most popular destinations for tourists -- there are attractions such as museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings and piers, and scenic vistas over the Bay. Bring a jacket!

Tim· SF, CA
  • Mi casa tu casa BY THE BAY
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room
    Mi casa tu casa BY THE BAY
    $80 / night
  • Private room by Fisherman's Wharf & Financial Dis
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room
    Private room by Fisherman's Wharf & Financial Dis
    $49 / night
    Entire condominium
    $115 / night
  • Modern Studio in the best neighborhood of SF
    Entire condominium
    Modern Studio in the best neighborhood of SF
    $105 / night
Golden Gate Park
Park · 741 locals recommend
Photo of Golden Gate Park

What to say? One of the great parks of the United States. Just head down the hill to Kezar Stadium (at the very bottom of Willard Street) and you'll see the GGP right beyond it (walk around Kezar to the west to enter the park). You can also enter on Stanyan and Haight (and at many other points). Enjoy the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers (great night time light shows in the summer and winter) and many, many other features of the park.

Kate· SF, CA
  • Studio steps from the ocean
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
    Studio steps from the ocean
    $114 / night
  • Garden View Private Suite at Golden Gate Park
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
    Garden View Private Suite at Golden Gate Park
    $138 / night
  • Private cozy room 1
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room
    Private cozy room 1
    $42 / night
  • Sutro Heights Executive Suite & Private Entrance
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
    Sutro Heights Executive Suite & Private Entrance
    $124 / night

Tips from San Francisco locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack

Bring a jacket & layers San francisco is cold especially in june/july. please be prepared by bringing the layers. water & fog keeps san francisco cool most of the year.

SatishLives in San Francisco

Always have some extra layers as sf can go from a sunny summer to a foggy winter in minutes. Wind breakers and scarfs sell well here...

Kevin & Esther
Kevin & EstherLives in San Francisco

What's the best way to get around

Getting around takes time Even though sf is a small city, it takes time to get around. going 2 miles can take upto 40 minutes especially if you are taking the muni - budget that into your day plans for moving between places.

VibhaLives in San Francisco

What's the local culture like

Don't leave luggage in your car (especially rental cars) when parking in sf. Car break-ins are a big problem in sf and tourists who leave their luggage in their cars are a prime target.

YelenaLives in San Francisco

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Sightseeing & landmarks

All About San Francisco

Surrounded on three sides by glittering water, punctuated by comically high hills, festooned with verdant public parks, and alternately enshrouded in mysterious fog and blazing sunshine, San Francisco is one of the prettiest places on earth. The city has long attracted iconoclasts and fortune seekers, in the shape of Gold Rush hopefuls, immigrants who fought to build thriving communities, and queer people seeking a home and civil rights. It’s a city of glorious contrasts: storybook Victorians and soaring skyscrapers; the bright, pinging amusements of Fisherman’s Wharf and the austere beauty of Ocean Beach. Like the rest of the Bay Area — which includes Oakland to the east, Marin to the north, and San Jose to the south — San Francisco continues to transform. But its scruffy, proudly independent roots are never far from the surface.

Getting There

Fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Once you’re there, a car is not a must-have. The city is very walkable (if you don’t mind hills), and a network of public transportation, including underground BART trains and Muni buses and trains can get you just about anywhere. Taxis, rideshares, and bike shares are also plentiful. If you plan to visit Wine Country or Marin, consider renting a car.


San Francisco has a legendarily capricious climate — hot, sunny days can turn chilly on a dime, so no matter what time of year it is, pack layers. March through June typically ushers in temperatures in the low-to-mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit. July through October is generally warmer, with temperatures in the high 60s or low 70s. Fall is often considered this city’s summer. November through February is brisk, with temperatures dipping into the 50s. Expect some fog and wind year round.

Don't Miss

Golden Gate Park

Opened in 1870, this park’s 1,017 acres are the undisputed jewel of the park system (and that’s saying a lot). Visit close to 2,000 species of rare, tropical, and aquatic plants inside the stately Conservatory of Flowers. Explore an indoor rainforest at the California Academy of Sciences, and surround yourself with world-class art at the de Young Museum. Ride a carousel, paddle a boat around Stow Lake, or stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden. Just don’t expect to do it all in one day.


This tiny island in the bay, now a National Park, has a complicated and fascinating history. Best known as the home of an (almost) inescapable federal prison populated by notorious criminals, Alcatraz is also the site of a historically significant protest led by Native American activists, who occupied the island for nineteen months starting in 1969 to protest the US government's failure to surrender federal land owed to the tribes who once lived there. A trip to Alcatraz to learn about its many lives is well worth it. Tickets go fast, so plan ahead and book your voyage early.

Golden Gate Bridge

Completed in 1937, this gorgeous 1.7-mile-long Art Deco wonder is renowned for its hue — a color so distinct it has its own name: International Orange. Walking, biking, or driving are all wonderful ways to experience this architectural marvel, and on the Marin side you’ll find a rest stop with bathrooms and breathtaking views of the bridge and bay. One thing to note: If you walk or bike, wear layers, as it can get very windy crossing the bridge.

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