Penthouse Near Union Square and Nob Hill - Walking distance to many SF sites


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SEE OUR VIRTUAL TOUR (LINK BELOW) AND OUR UP-TO-DATE CALENDAR TO THE RIGHT. The Penthouse is five blocks from Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown and all cable car lines. It's luxurious, comfortable and close to many of the city's points of interest. The third-floor Penthouse is within walking distance to many of the city's attractions and accessible to many more via the famed San Francisco cable cars that traverse the area. The Penthouse is located within a walker's paradise with a Walk Score of 98 out of 100 If you're looking to take in a play, the Curran Theater, American Conservatory Theater and Marines Memorial Theater are located just off of Union Square. If it's shopping that interests you, choices abound, from multi-level stores like Neiman Marcus and Gumps to smaller signature stores like Tiffanys and Gucci. And then there's dining. San Francisco is known for its fine restaurants and many of them are in the Union Square and Nob Hill areas. Just four blocks from the Penthouse (on Bush Street near Jones Street) in another direction is Nob Hill, where you can have a drink at the Top of the Mark (Mark Hopkins Hotel) or grab one of the fabled cable cars for a ride to North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf or the Embarcadero. And while the Penthouse's proximity to many points of interest is a plus, the Penthouse itself is remarkable. Located in a lovely, vintage building, the Penthouse is beautifully decorated. The living and dining area, which seats 10 people, is richly appointed. It features a real wood burning fireplace. Two of the bedrooms have a queen-size bed and one bedroom has a king-size bed with deluxe down bedding and fourth story views over Bush Street from the balconies. There are TVs, DVDs and stereos in all three bedrooms and the living room. All TV's provide over 100+ Comcast cable channels. All new custom and designer furniture throughout this unit makes for a most comfortable retreat. A washer and dryer are located in the garage for your shared use. Our policy typically is to receive payment in full at time of booking, however if you are requesting dates over (3) months in advance and would prefer to pay in-full closer to your stay, please contact owner. If staying in appeals to you, there is the gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, including wine refrigerator and built-in Miele coffee/espresso machine. Or there’s always the rooftop, where you can grill with a view and dine with the pleasure of gas heaters. And if none of those sound good, you can call Waiters On Wheels, which delivers food from a variety of restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck’s and Steps of Rome. And last but not least – especially in San Francisco – the Penthouse has a one-car garage. Keywords: Condominium

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Reviews (20)

  1. pv
    Beautiful and cozy. What a kitchen! Loved our stay... 07 October 2013 - 15:57:24
  2. R.C.
    Great location and accommodations. It was exactly as advertised. Stairs to 3rd floor where unit is located and to second floor inside Penthouse itself could be a downside to some but was not a problem for our group. Would definitely rent again. 15 November 2013 - 03:35:07
  3. Ian R.
    I booked the penthouse apartment with a view to it being a fantastic ending to a skiing trip to Northern California, with the added bonus of spending new year in the city. I am pleased to say the apartment was exactly as advertised, it had all the facilities promised and more. There was music playing on our arrival with warm welcoming lights left on. The apartment was in immaculate condition throughout and we would all have been happy to stay there for a considerable period. The apartment is excellently placed for trips into Market Street, hopping onto the tram or a trip to Fisherman's Wharf. I would highly recommend this apartment to all. 06 January 2014 - 15:57:43
  4. Kenneth C.
    I stayed there with my two sons, ages 16 and 20, for three nights. The boys thought it was amazing as soon as we walked in. They ran around, exploring all the rooms and amenities. The penthouse balcony was a huge hit. It technically shared with the rest of the building, but we were the only ones who ever used it. Everyone having their own space and TV was great for down time. The location was excellent, with a coffee shop right next door and a convenience store directly across the street. Getting around without a car was very easy, with the trolley stop only a 10 minute walk away, as well as Union Square and Westfield Mall. Tons of great restaurants were also within walking distance. The sushi place was only two blocks away, but I don't remember the name. But, having eaten a lot of sushi, from DC to Japan, this was pretty good. Getting to Fisherman's Wharf was not difficult either by trolley taxi, or a healthy, 2 mile walk. The condo was very well appointed, and wine was available. There is no elevator, so if four flights of stairs are an issue, this might not be ideal. However, we enjoyed the privacy of being on the top floor. Overall, this was an excellent first experience using VRBO, and I would stay here again. 15 February 2014 - 01:39:24
  5. Sean M.
    This place is as advertised....great location, comfy and cozy living space and access to a nice building patio. Jennifer who handled our booking and stay provided us with all of the required info. Please review it thoroughly, they have everything covered. You are near practically everything downtown SF has to need for a car...if you do have one, the garage spot in the building accommodates a smaller car but there is a street spot in front of the garage that can accommodate any size car but there are restrictions a plan C, there a couple of local garages that are $20 -$30 per day. Again, nothing new for people who are used to city living and all of this is covered in the packet that Jennifer provided to us prior to our arrival. If we need to stay in downtown SF again, I will for sure look this place up again! 23 February 2014 - 19:33:39
  6. Martine D.
    Wonderful rental, extremely comfortable, clean and centrally located. It was everything and more!! The kitchen has high end applicances and was wonderfully stocked. There was a TV in every bedroom and the living room, in addition the beds were extremely comfortable. The bedrooms are all upstairs, so those that wanted to sleep could do so while others gathered downstairs. The amazing built in coffee machine was a big plus.The closet space was wonderful and the bathrooms large and well stocked. I would highly recommend this property to the most discerning of rentors. 05 March 2014 - 21:28:43
  7. conrad s.
    Location - great! Living room - nice! Kitchen - beautiful! But . . . Bedrooms are small, upstairs bathroom is haggard, with a rusty shower curtain rod and torn shower curtain, the wall has a large crack in the tiles, the walls are scuffed, the nicer, downstairs bathroom did not have hot water in the shower, a repair man was sent, who tore the whole faucet out, we all had to share one shower, if there is AC, we could not find it, and it was hot in the place, for the money . . . not the "luxury" we were hoping for. Building elevator was broken, the outside deck needs a lot of repair, beds were very comfortable though, and although they have a 3D TV, the surround sound would not work for any us, we tried and we are pretty tech savvy, I think the Bose lifestyle system is at least 15 years old. 18 March 2014 - 23:39:20
  8. Jack R.
    A very beautiful and central location. A great place for families as all of the bedrooms are upstairs. The condo is very well appointed and decorated. The kitchen and living room were great gathering places after being out all day. The photos accurately capture the unit. Having your own garage was also very nice although you don't really need a car from this location to get around the City. The only negative is that Bush Street is extremely busy and loud with cars and people throughout the day and into the evening. 30 March 2014 - 15:00:15
  9. Lola
    We had a "girl's family vacation" to celebrate a milestone year. There was five of us and we could not of asked for a more perfect place to stay. We enjoyed the conveniences of home. It was first class! 03 October 2014 - 20:26:31
  10. Susan P.
    Four of us spent 4 nights. The Penthouse is beautiful and we really enjoyed the roof top deck for wine before heading out for dinner. The beds are comfortable and the linens lovely. The decoration outstanding. The second floor bathroom is not up to the standard of the rest of the house but that is a very minor comment. Everything we needed was there, from corkscrews to saran wrap. The location was perfect for sight seeing, close to everything. 08 March 2015 - 22:55:29
  11. Rooster
    Well - what can I say? This is the 3rd time I have stayed in this apartment and it is just fantastic. To begi with, the whole experience is made seamless by Jennifer who is attached to the property and makes the whole exercise a joy. In this place you want for nothing. It is super comfortable, safe, really close to the downtown and shopping areas and a delight to come home to. There are all the facilities you would need and more. If you are looking to stay in San Fransico, you couldn't do better - just don't boom when I want to be there. 20 September 2015 - 03:35:31
  12. Suzanne G.
    This property was everything the website proclaimed it to be. Jennifer made the rental process incredibly easy. I enjoyed this apartment with 4 of my sisters. The location is near cable cars, restaurants, markets, shopping...put on your walking shoes and GO. The rooftop patio was our favorite spot to enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings. I would highly recommend this venue for a luxurious stay in San Francisco. 05 October 2016 - 21:40:31
  13. Katy W.
    This apartment is nicely appointed, as the pictures suggest, and very comfortable. Beds are good, 2 full baths is a nice plus, and the kitchen was well equipped. Several local convenience stores for stocking up on necessities. We liked the Bush Market. Nice to be able to have breakfast in, snacks and wine in the evening, and very serviceable kitchen and dining room if you wanted to cook more. Rain prevented us from visiting roof deck, but it looked nice! There are a few downsides to the property, which wouldn't dissuade me from returning or recommending to others, but one should prepare for. The first is that it is right on the street and the street is very, very busy. In the 2 front bedrooms, even an easy sleeper may want ear plugs. The cars sound as if they are coming through the room. Remember, you are only 3 floors up. Also, the apartment is dark. The neighborhood is not for pleasant viewing, so we kept the shutters closed for that reason (and noise). There is also not a lot of lighting in the living room, particularly. This neighborhood is not upscale, at all. And the bldg the condo is in, is not either. At best, I would call the neighborhood as "in transition." So, don't expect Nob Hill or Union Sq. There were unsavory characters early in the morning and a few throughout the day. Suffice it to say I did not want my 2 sixteen year old nieces walking around before 8:00 a.m. or after dark. So, it is a neighborhood you need to be alert in, off hours, but most of the day time it is absolutely fine with a mix of students, young professionals, long term residents. Again, don't expect "upscale" --- at least outside the condo unit itself --and then you won't be disappointed. We Ubered quite a bit as the BART is a bit of a hike, but that is personal. Little annoyances? The shower rod in the upstairs bathroom is ancient and the rings did not glide. The shower curtain lining was ripped when we arrived. Others have commented on difficulty with this bathroom. It was fine except for this. It would be short money to get the rod replaced, particularly in comparison to the aggravation and cost of the rental. It was an obvious problem that I think should have been fixed before we got there. Ditto, the toaster. The Kuerig, which we had planned for, was note there, although there is a nice Mr. Coffee. Other info in the unit on restaurants, etc was out of date. Nothing to worry about re access, etc, all well described and easy. 06 March 2017 - 21:52:00
  14. Julie W.
    We had 3 couples stay at the penthouse. Very pleased. Plenty of room and very clean. Great location. Walking distance to several restaurant and to the trolley station. We will definitely rent this again when we return. You do get an occasional ambulance at night because the hospital is down the street. A couple good breakfast locations are Golden Coffee and Toast. If you are looking for Pier to plate seafood, highly recommend Scomas at Fishermans Wharf Pier 47, 415-771-4383. For Italian food Cesarios on Sutter street. This is a small place so if you have a large group I would call for reservations. Good burger was at The White Horse which was by Cesarios. We did the Alcatraz tour (booked 2 months in advance), Muir woods and Segway Tour. For the Segway tour, highly recommend Electric Tour Company 415-474-3130, 757 Beach St. & Hyde. Jessada was our guide and he was great. They give you headsets so as you are tooling around town on the segway, Jessada was telling us all about the history. Recommend Fayez Limousine (Fayez Kayed-owner) 415-378-4665. Give him a call the day before arrival. He was GREAT. We used him both ways. 02 October 2017 - 15:35:00
  15. Lisa D.
    Love this place! So private yet right in the middle of everything! We were so impressed at first sight and all through our stay with the spaciousness and attention to detail that we are already planning our next visit and we will definitely stay here again, it's worth every cent! I recommend this place over all the places that we have stayed in the past in San Francisco! 18 November 2017 - 00:09:00
  16. Karen C.
    We loved every minute of our stay in this beautiful home away from home. So comfortable and relaxing. Had a full kitchen with everything you could ask for. Roof top terrace for BBQing and relaxing with drinks. The beds were amazingly comfortable. The bathrooms and showers were spacious and water pressure worked great. The location was just exactly what we were looking for. Parked the car in the garage and off we went for the perfect vacation. 10 star all the way. Definitely going back. 18 November 2017 - 00:42:00
  17. Lea H.
    I stayed with my sisters in this fantastic Penthouse for a girls weekend of shopping and entertainment. The penthouse was absolutely perfect, furnished comfortably, very clean and well maintained. The building is clean and very quiet. Close to convienient shopping, such as Walgreens and a small neighborhood market. The rooftop was perfect for morning coffee and late evening relaxing. I have stayed in a few places in the city and this is by far my favorite. It fit all of us perfectly without feeling cramped. Did I mention how incredibly comfortable the beds are?? Planning our next trip. Cannot wait! 18 November 2017 - 07:55:00
  18. Jon Marino J.
    The apartment was nice and everything as described. We enjoyed our stay and San Francisco is a great city. The noise from the street was quite much and ambulance passing with sirens all day and night. 16 April 2017 - 17:48:00
  19. Lea H.
    I stayed with my sisters in this fantastic Penthouse for a girls weekend of shopping and entertainment. The penthouse was absolutely perfect, furnished comfortably, very clean and well maintained. The building is clean and very quiet. Close to convienient shopping, such as Walgreens and a small neighborhood market. The rooftop was perfect for morning coffee and late evening relaxing with propane heaters. I have stayed in a few places in the city and this is by far my favorite. It fit all of us perfectly without feeling cramped. Did I mention how incredibly comfortable the beds are?? Planning our next trip. Cannot wait! 18 November 2017 - 08:03:00
  20. barbara m.
    5 stars. Good location. Happy with parking. Service very good when responding to phone call 30 December 2017 - 05:25:00

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