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Top-rated vacation rentals in San Francisco

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Guest suite in Lower Haight
Clean*Safe*Quiet*Private Bath SF Suite
Enjoy true San Francisco in this beautiful Victorian suite with your own private entrance and en-suite bathroom in the heart of the city. Best location! Very central but also safe and quiet. Walk everywhere from Market Street to Painted Ladies or take the subway around the corner to anywhere. Then come back home to relax in your spacious room with a comfy bed, sofa and large screen TV. Workstation desk and chair with fast WiFi, microwave and mini fridge are provided in a private setup.
$150 per night
Apartment in San Francisco
View of Mission Dolores Church in a garden setting
This studio has gets lots of light in the morning and is peaceful with the view of Mission Dolores Church in the background. It’s about 280 square feet. You can’t beat the location and privacy. You also have direct access to a common shared garden. It’s a perfect place to come home to after working in the city or exploring. The location is the best. You don’t need a car when you stay here. VERY IMPORTANT! Before you book, please read my pet and parking disclosures statement below.
$191 per night
Guest suite in San Francisco
Private Studio by Golden Gate Park
Relax in a newly renovated private studio located in the heart of San Francisco (Richmond District). Just 2 blocks away from Golden Gate Park and a short walk to local bars and amazing restaurants. This private studio offers a cozy seating area and a Smart TV with streaming services and it features all the amenities you'll need for a comfortable stay. It is the perfect home base for exploring all that San Francisco has to offer.
$148 per night

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Airbnb-friendly apartments

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Explore San Francisco

Stay near San Francisco's top sights

Union Square818 locals recommend
Pier 39416 locals recommend
Fisherman's Wharf715 locals recommend
Painted Ladies300 locals recommend
Palace of Fine Arts464 locals recommend
Chinatown554 locals recommend

Private San Francisco vacation rentals

Condo in Pacific Heights
Pac Heights 3-rm suite. Private, safe, quiet.
$299 per night
Guest suite in San Francisco
Charming Guest Room in 1907 Cottage on Russian Hill
$210 per night
Guesthouse in Castro
Urban Oasis 1 bed 1bath - 1 block to Dolores Park
$213 per night
Guest suite in San Francisco
Cozy Guest Suite Near Liberty Stairs
$154 per night

San Francisco home rentals

Home in Outer Richmond
Cozy Garden Studio - Private Entry
$145 per night
Home in San Francisco
NOPA Private Suite
$249 per night
Home in Outer Sunset
Alice & Michael's Airbnb 1-Bedroom Suite
$138 per night
Home in Outer Sunset
Private Guests suite w/Ocean View B
$142 per night

San Francisco condo rentals

Condo in San Francisco
Top Area/Lux Suite/Garden nr Fillmore & Union Sts.
$337 per night
Condo in Hayes Valley
Tranquil Updated Studio in Central Historic District
$123 per night
Condo in Castro
Beautiful Cottage, hot tub, in great neighborhood.
$279 per night
Condo in San Francisco
Bright Spacious & Comfortable Hayes Valley Condo
$395 per night

Your guide to San Francisco

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.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Francisco

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.

Top things to do in San Francisco

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.