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Castro Sanctuary

Castro Sanctuary

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Maria is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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


Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

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)

127 Reviews

Dade User Profile
August 2014
What a fantastic place to stay! Central in the Castro, spacious and beautiful decorated. Maria was a star. Greeting us when we arrived and couldn't have been more helpful. I will be definitely staying here again next time I come back to San Francisco. Thanks Maria
Brent User Profile
June 2013
I had a wonderful week staying in Maria's gorgeous apartment. It is a beautiful apartment in a great neighbourhood. Spotless, quiet, lovely to be in. I couldn't ask for anything more. Maria was wonderful to deal with, answered all my questions and couldn't have been more…
Andrea And Nicola User Profile
Andrea And Nicola
September 2012
Castro Sanctuary is a perfect place to stay if visiting San Fran. Its 1 block up from the Castro strip where cafes, restaurants, bars and shops are located. Grab a coffee from Spikes on 19th, the people are lovely. There are also multiple MUNI choices for getting around San Fran …
Kylie User Profile
May 2012
Maria's apartment was amazing - really spacious, clean and tidy, quiet and in a fantastic location. We were easily able to walk to the Castro, Mission district and Noe Valley, and a quick walk to the F took us downtown or down by the water. Maria was really organised and answered…
Evie User Profile
December 2011
We loved Maria's apartment and she was a generous and helpful host. All amenities were available and of a high standard. We found the Castro area to be safe day and night, close to public transport.
Michelle User Profile
November 2011
We never got to meet Maria, but she was a wonderful host, and her apartment was perfect for our stay! We ended up being very delayed on our arrival to San Francisco, arriving at midnight, but Maria arranged a key for us and we were able to get into the apartment just fine. The…
D'Arcy User Profile
October 2011
Our stay at the Castro Sanctuary was just that - a safe, calm haven away from the madding crowds. Yet close enough to participate in the madness if you so choose! Castro and the Mission districts are fun to walk through day or night. You may see some amazing and surprising thi…


Hosted by Maria

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Maria User Profile
128 Reviews
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Maria is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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 desig…
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