2015 has been a landmark year for the San Francisco real estate market. The housing shortage and the influx of tech workers have encouraged the median home price to jump over the $1 million threshold and reach an all-time-high of $1.18 million in Q2.
And things are not too much different in the rental market. Vacancy rates are quite low, which may give landlords the opportunity to increase rental prices (they are already the second highest in the nation!). For almost $3,000/mo, one shouldn’t expect lavishness from an average apartment for rent in San Francisco; however, those affording to pay more can actually enjoy fabulous conditions even when renting.
Take a look at our list of some of the hottest homes for rent in San Francisco right now, compiled by RENTCafe!
Monthly rent: $13,500
Size: 2,600 sqft. (3 bed./3.5 bath.)
The remodeled property – located in Russian Hill and overlooking Michelangelo Park– was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. It features amazing views of the Coit Tower, separate guest quarters with own kitchenette, an outdoor koi pond, and lovely landscaping. The home is packed with brand amenities.
Monthly rent: $16,000
Size: 2,251 sqft. (3 bed./2.5 bath.)
2-level waterfront condo with amazing views of Views of the Bay, the Bridge, and the Embarcadero. Elegantly furnished and great attention to details: Carrera marble countertops, 17ft ceilings, private elevator with refined leather bound walls, exquisite media room.
Monthly rent: $17,500
Size: 4 bed./3.5 bath.
Picturesque renovated house on a quiet street in Dolores Heights. It boasts city strip views, a media room, kitchen with top of the line appliances, and manicured gardens. Great location, close to Dolores Park and entertainment venues (cafes and shops).
Monthly rent: $18,000
Size: 3,410 sqft. (4 bed./3.5 bath.)
Architecturally distinct property located on the desirable Marina Blvd. The home is fully furnished. Located just steps away from the Palace of Fine Arts, it offers amazing views of the well-kept garden oasis as well as of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Mason.
Monthly rent: $19,000
Size: 3,850 sqft. (5 bed./4.5 bath.)
The 4-level estate in Presidio Heights (District 7-North) was built back in 1901 and is designed in the elegant Victorian/Edwardian architectural style. The dining room and kitchen open into a lush garden and rear deck, perfect for enjoying the warm weather. From the west-facing bedroom tenants can admire partial Golden Gate Bridge views.
Monthly rent: $20,000
Size: 2,300 sqft. (2 bed./3 bath.)
Located within the famous 74 New Montgomery building, which was designed in 1914 and later converted into condominiums, this 2-bedroom apartment condo is a unique combination of two corner units brought together. It can be rented fully furnished for $10,000 extra each month. The living room is 66’ long while the ceilings range from 9’6’’ to 14’6’’ tall.
Monthly rent: $20,950
Size: 3,395 sqft. (11 bed./8 bath.)
This 11-bedroom, 2-unit complex located near Dolores Park and Duboce Triangle can be also rented separately: $13,500/month for the bottom unit and $9,500 for the top unit. Remodeled baths, bay windows, and hardwood floors are just a few of the many perks available in each unit.
Monthly rent: $22,000
Size: 6,000 sqft.(5 bed./ 5 bath.)
The historic 1909-built home is located in a coveted cul-de-sac in Presidio Terrace. The entry is through an elegant arched door, while a long driveway leads to the rear of the house, where tenants have access to a 2-car garage and a secluded patio surrounded by lush landscaping.
Monthly rent: $25,000
Size: 4,084 sqft. (3 bed./ 3 bath.)
This wonderful abode was designed by Sandy Walker on the NW corner of Broadway and Filmore Streets in Pacific Heights. Tenants will appreciate the elevator connecting its 5 levels, a chef’s eat-in kitchen, a living room with a cozy fireplace, and a sought-after patio. Best of all, it features the most amazing views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
Monthly rent: $29, 950
Size: 3,509 sqft. (3 bed./4.5 bath.)
An incredible custom-furnished penthouse located in the world-class Four Seasons Hotel, enjoying all the five-star hotel services. The luxury rental boasts top-notch amenities: Brazilian hardwood floors, marble entry, carpeted bathrooms, and Bay Bridge Views, including Alcatraz.