San Francisco is one of America’s most eclectic cities. Being the second-most densely populated city in the United States, San Francisco is home to liberals, immigrants, hippies, techies and yuppies.
It is a vibrant city recognized for its fog, hilly landscape and assorted styles of architecture. Just the simple act of exploring around the varied neighborhoods and taking in the sights can be very rewarding for any traveler. However, when choosing a home away from home, you do not want to simply hole up in any apartment or hotel.
Here are 10 Airbnbs in San Francisco that will make your stay in the city even more worthwhile:
Cosy up in the quiet Oakland neighborhood at this adorably restored 1964 Kenskill camper. The BART is only 7 blocks away, and a short 30-minute ride will take you to downtown San Francisco. This is the ideal spot if you want to explore both San Francisco and Oakland.
If you would like to experience a taste of country life in a tiny-home, this vintage caravan is perfect for you. The trailer is strategically positioned so that guests can sit at the dinette and enjoy a view of the shared garden and the owner’s flock of chickens.
This vintage caravan is not only painted in vibrant colors, but also tastefully furnished with matching interiors. Even though it is a small space, you will be set with a well-equipped bathroom, sink and separate shower. Necessities like towels and linens are provided, and the hosts will prepare biodegradable soap.
It is even well-stocked with breakfast items, such as oatmeal, coffee beans, an assortment of tea and all cooking utensils you would need to prepare a good meal. If you are lucky, you can even get fresh eggs when the hens start laying enough!
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"The apartment is beautifully decorated and there is SO much light and air in the kitchen and living areas." - Jason (guest review)
If you want a glimpse of living like a local in San Francisco, look no further. This one-bedroom apartment is right in the heart of the city. The location is perfect for exploring the vibrant neighborhoods by foot, being only a few steps from Dolores Park, the Mission and Castro. You will have no trouble finding good food, as award-winning shopping, cafes, restaurants and bars are nearby. The MUNI light rail and many buses stop just 1.5 blocks away, making it super easy to connect to downtown and the rest of the city.
Owned by a couple who are an architect and designer/artist, the apartment is carefully embellished with high quality designer furniture. If you appreciate good design, get excited here as they have vintage Eames chairs and George Nelson lighting. The separate bedroom comes with a brand new memory foam bed, so rest assured that you will sleep like a baby after a day of exploring.
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"Jeff was awesome + the place was really great. Super clean, modern, high ceilings, beautiful bathroom, and perfectly situated." - Alan (guest review)
If you don’t need a kitchen in your Airbnb, this listing is well-worth considering. This private bedroom in a beautiful 1879 Victorian house is in a prime location in the middle of Pacific Heights/Fillmore. It’s so convenient that it has a Walk Score of 100!
You are bound to have an exceptional time with this listing as your base. It is walking distance to fantastic food, shopping and entertainment. The host, Jeff, will be more than happy to recommend the gems within the neighborhood.
Not only is this bedroom spacious, it has a high ceiling, letting lots of sunlight in. The room is equipped with a comfy king-sized bed, and even has a mini fridge in the closet. To top it all off, it comes with a private bathroom with a freestanding soaking tub and separate shower. The minimalistic design of the room makes it seem as though you are living in a boutique hotel - and for a fraction of the price!
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"Super cosy, extremely comfortable, a good size and in an excellent location." - Megan (guest review)
Feel at home right away in this cosy cottage. Even though it is located in the bustling and trendy Mission District, you won’t have to worry about noise, as it is tucked away in a corner off the main road.
Take your time to explore what the fascinating Mission neighborhood has to offer. There are many great restaurants, cafes and art galleries just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep. The Dolores Park and The Castro are also a short stroll away.
If you are ready to explore the rest of the city, this modern studio is only a block away from the BART (16th Street Stop). From here, take a short 2-stop ride and you will arrive at Union Square - the heart of San Francisco.
The hosts Autumn and Richie have added a few special touches to make you feel even more at home. The cottage is provided with coffee, tea, a microwave and a mini fridge. You can even wind down after a long day with the yoga mat that has been thoughtfully included!
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"It's in a perfect place in the Mission and very comfortable. It's a very large space, for the area, and beautifully designed." - Tyler (guest review)
With an interior designer as a host, you can be sure to live in style in this apartment. This spacious and charming loft was featured on a Travel Channel show ‘Top Spot’!
Situated in the Mission Dolores neighborhood, this top floor flat is a tough one to beat in terms of convenience. It is located a mere 4 blocks from the BART and 1 block from MUNI. This will make your city exploration a breeze.
If you don’t feel like taking public transportation, take a short walk and you’ll find yourself in the vibrant Valencia Street, home to a bunch of indie shops and restaurants.
For those rainy afternoons when you just feel like lounging around, the flat is equipped with an LCD TV and a furnace heater to keep you warm and occupied. You can also cook yourself a nice meal in the kitchen that has all the modern appliances that you need.
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"The accommodations were superb and the backyard garden was a lovely retreat from the city." - Eric (guest review)
If you fancy a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, look no further. At Kepa’s Garden Cabana, you can get a well-deserved rest. Treat yourself to some me-time as you relax in the garden sanctuary on this Potrero Hill property.
Once you arrive, you will feel instantly at home as Kepa greets you graciously and gives tips on the best places to eat nearby. The attentive host even included a corner where you can make yourself a little breakfast complete with a selection of local San Francisco coffee and tea. Or if you feel like it, a nice cold local Anchor Steam Beer.
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If you are looking for a unique space, this modern loft in the Mission District will not disappoint. Beth and Geo have converted a livery stable into a rustic little cottage. To get here, you’ll walk past the brightly painted murals along Balmy Street. Go through the reclaimed wood barn door and climb up the steel and oak hand forged staircase to reach the super comfy queen-sized bed.
Sip a cup of tea or coffee as you bask in the morning sun in the private garden. The location of the loft is perfect for a laid-back traveler. There is a wide selection of restaurants, wine bars and cafes right outside! If you want to get out of the neighborhood and see the city, the BART is just a quick 10-minute walk.
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"We had a great time at Kelsey's house which was very much like the description and pictures." - Andy (guest review)
If you are visiting San Francisco with family, this adorable cottage will suit your needs. Situated in the ever popular Mission District, this space includes two bedrooms, a living and dining room, a large kitchen and a fenced backyard.
Your family will be all set here, as this listing includes all the amenities that you may need. There is even cable, Apple TV with HBO Go and Netflix accounts if your family want to catch up on some TV or have a movie night together.
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"The hosts left some treats for us and the space was perfect for our little family. The location is great..." - Kylie (guest review)
If you love the great outdoors, give this studio in Bernal Heights a try. Situated between the peaks of San Francisco’s rolling hills, this casual and approachable neighborhood will instantly make you feel at home. The apartment is two minutes away from a MUNI, and you can easily head Downtown with the frequent buses.
This charming 1920s studio apartment is newly remodeled from what used to be a corner store. The studio gives you a warm vibe as it is artistically decorated and comes with wood and stone flooring. There are separate areas for sleeping, dining, cooking, working and relaxing. Cozy up with your loved ones around the gas fireplace.
The kitchenette is fully equipped with appliances such as burners and a microwave, so you can easily whip up a meal here.
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"Hosts have thought of everything to make you stay feel like home. Cute garden room is the perfect break from a day of city life." - Michelle (guest review)
If you are looking for a more special experience, head down to this garden cottage, also located in sunny Bernal Heights. It is only a 3-minute walk to cafes and restaurants at Cortland Avenue. If you are here for the weekend, make sure you check out the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and Flea Market on Sundays on the hill.
The hosts Toby and Joe are Fine Artists, so art enthusiasts will feel very at home here. Immerse yourself in art and beauty in this little space filled with artwork and books you can browse. The cottage even has a cable TV with more than 100 channels, as well as a radio and cassette player!
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Discover San Francisco’s colorful neighborhoods
Diversity is embedded in San Francisco’s DNA. With such a mix of different and creative personalities, it is no wonder that there is always something new and exciting going on even in the neighborhoods. Wait no further and book these Airbnb accommodations and feel like a local while you are there!
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