Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio is another person’s townhouse? Today’s price: $6,000.
↑ This Ashbury Heights Victorian has appeared on Comparisons before, but it’s still working to ingratiate renters to its three-bed, one-and-a-half bath, 1,600-square-foot flat on the lower level. The $6,000/month rent includes access to the backyard and patio, furnishings, garage, locale right at the southern tip of Buena Vista Park, and “walking distance of Cole Valley,” and the landlord talks up the hardwood floors, calling the place a “hidden gem.” But the place still doesn’t allow pets.
↑ Meanwhile in the Haight, there’s another Victorian flat for $6,000/month. Renters can snag a spot in a four-bed, one-bath apartment with updated interiors, “refinished softwood flooring throughout,” “two decorative fireplaces,” and “large double parlor,” to say nothing of that beautiful classic facade off Clayton and Page. This is the middle unit in a three-level triplex. Note that despite the pretty penny and parks all along its perimeter, this rental still doesn’t permit pets.
↑ Over in the Outer Sunset there’s a four-bed, two-bath house on 30th Avenue featuring a carousel-like interior offering ocean views. The decor is late ’90s/early ’00s, but the home’s roominess makes up for the dated interiors. The price is $5,800/month and the ad instructs renters to “inquire about pets,” which they surely will.
↑ Here’s a brand new offering in Mission Bay, where a two-bed, two-bath corner condo for $6,000/month. Highlights include quartz counters and solar window shades stretching out over 1,200 feet. The building advertises “a brand new modern retreat ideally located at the crossroads of Mission Creek and AT&T Park” and “resort-like amenities” including gym, dry sauna, and even its own on-site library. The ad does not specify its policy on pets, but it does advertise a dog washing station in the building, so we can put two and two together.
↑ And finally, here’s a Financial District apartment on the edge of Chinatown near Stockton Street that’s still casting out a net for renters, this one to the tune of $5,999/month. It’s three bedrooms, two baths, a lot of brick, granite, and maple, but also no pets allowed. Some deals are too hard for the FiDi to drive, apparently.
Which rental would you choose?
This poll is closed
Ashbury Heights flat
Mission Bay condo