Alyssa has been writing about exciting travel topics for Trips to Discover since 2013. After living the big city life in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Alyssa sold the bulk of her possessions and became a digital nomad, living full-time in her camper and working from wherever she could find an outlet and an internet connection for her laptop.
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San Francisco, California is one of the most exciting cities in America to visit, with so many neighborhoods to explore, attractions to see, foods to taste, and festivals to experience, to include one of the world’s most appetizing street food festivals. If you’re looking for a unique way to stay in the city that involves more than just a standard hotel room, you might consider booking a vacation rental property where you can have all the comforts of home and live like the locals do.
Here are some of the best Vrbo rentals in San Francisco to inspire you.
Large groups up to 15 people can stay at this vacation rental home that has four bedrooms, 14 beds, and 2.5 baths. It is in the trendy Inner Sunset area and is just two blocks from Muni Station to get to Downtown San Francisco, the beach, and other local attractions. The home dates back to the early 1930s and has over 2,200 square feet of space. You’ll have a great kitchen, sunroom, fast Wi-Fi, work desks, and TV streaming services when you stay here. This rental includes access to the entire house and is in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It’s also a kid-friendly space that comes with a travel crib and highchair if you need them.
To experience the historic Haight-Ashbury district and be just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park, consider booking this Vrbo studio rental for up to three people. It has one bedroom and one bathroom in a studio space that has a private entrance. It faces into a garden and away from traffic. But you’ll still just be a minutes’ walk away from shops and restaurants. Features of this rental are a queen-size bed, pull-out sofa, parking, and storage.
You can stay in this 400-square-foot apartment for your San Francisco trip if you plan to stay for 30 nights or longer. It’s a great long-term rental option with one bedroom and one bathroom that can accommodate up to four people. The space has its own entrance and is comfortable with a queen-size bed, HDTV with cable, iPod dock, and view of the garden outside. The rental also comes with an efficiency kitchen that has new major appliances and sliding patio doors that lead into a private garden, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast. This is a kid-friendly vacation rental. Parking can be difficult when you stay here, so it’s best if you come without a car.
This unique Vrbo rental is a 1960s private oasis in the trees that has lots of natural light and sleeps two people. The studio-style space has kitchen equipment, linens, towels, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and LED lighting. Your utilities and housekeeping are included with the rate. You’ll enjoy the antique furnishings and taking a step back in time when you stay here for your San Francisco trip. Book this spot for the awesome views and to be in an enchanting space that is within a short walking distance from restaurants.
You can walk to lots of local areas and easily access public transportation when you stay at this 1,080-square-foot house in San Francisco. The home has two bedrooms with queen-size and double beds, 1.5 baths, a pull-out queen-size couch in the living room, private garden in the back of the house, and off-street parking. There is a lot of original, historic charm in this house but also modern updates, such as a smart TV, Wi-Fi, and stereo speakers.
You’ll be staying in a historic building and in one of the very few carriage houses in San Francisco when you book this 1,250-square-foot house on Vrbo. It is very highly rated on Vrbo, sleeps two people, and has one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms. If you like, the Vrbo host will even stock your refrigerator with groceries for your first day, with advance notice. Also, let the host know if you are celebrating something special, such as an anniversary or birthday.
This Vrbo rental is a garden bedroom with a private bathroom inside of a Victorian home. It sleeps two people and is unique because of the beautiful backyard oasis that has a fountain and usually attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. You can hop on the bus downtown within a half block from here, so the location is excellent. Nothing is shared with the host for this rental except for the door that leads to the outside and the hallway to get to your space. There is free parking on a side street and metered parking nearby too.
With 13-foot ceilings, ebony floors, and a gas fireplace, this San Francisco vacation rental is a great space for two travelers. It has one bedroom with a king-size bed, a remodeled bathroom, and some kitchen basics, such as a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Nothing is shared with this rental unit except for the exterior door and hallway. Plan to stay at this Vrbo property when you want to be in a quiet and upscale neighborhood where you can still walk to busier areas of the city.
Up to four or five guests can stay at this detached family home in a great location in San Francisco. You’ll be in the West Portal neighborhood on the western slopes of the city and enjoy a warm and cozy space that’s all your own. It is a two-story home with a formal living room, dining room, full kitchen, laundry machines, and plenty of parking available. You’ll feel right at home here and be just a block from the West Portal Muni station to catch the train to various city landmarks.
An option for two people in San Francisco is this 300-square-foot rental with one bedroom that has a queen-size bed and a bathroom. The wet bar has a fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker, but there is no full kitchen with an oven or stove. Something unique about this rental is its state-of-the-art sauna. The rental is in a quiet area that is within blocks of public transportation and near the 280 freeway.