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5 San Francisco Rentals for Ben & Courtney of ‘The Bachelor’

Cohabitation alert! US Weekly is reporting that ‘The Bachelor’ duo of Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are taking the next step in their relationship – moving in together. The two were spotted hauling boxes into the San Francisco apartment that Ben shares with two roommates in San Francisco’s trendy Marina district.

According to the US Weekly inside source, the engaged duo aren’t shacking up with roommates permanently and are eager to find a great place of their own. The insider said “this arrangement is just temporary… they want to get settled in as soon as possible.”

So, with the San Francisco rental market on fire, they’ll have a lot of competition for a great place. As a matter of fact, San Francisco is one of the only markets in America where it’s cheaper to rent than buy. And with their brief romance and rocky start, these two lovebirds should stick to a lease. You know…just in case.

Here are 5 great San Francisco apartments Ben and Courtney should consider for their next move:

3655 Broderick Street – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom – $3,400 a month

Very large 1 bedroom in a great location. The building has an elevator (rare in older San Francisco buildings). The particular apartment is a corner unit with a new kitchen with granite counter tops,  stainless steel appliances,  refinished floors, a separate tub/shower, large closets and new windows.

2170 Vallejo Street – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom – $4,750 a month

Impeccably cared for, this 1200+ square foot condo offers customized luxury at its finest. Perched on the North side of Pacific Heights, 2170 Vallejo is ideal for a stroll down into The Marina and Cow Hollow for dinner, or shopping and nightlife on Fillmore Street. This decadent unit is truly a rare find. Features include: One of 2 units on floor 3 with no connecting walls in a 10-unit building, sunny southern exposure with oversized bay windows, Art Deco period detail with modern remodel, recessed lighting, original refinished hardwood floors, 10-foot beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplace with carved mantle, sleek custom designer gas kitchen with brushed aluminum cabinetry, conceiled fridge and drawers, granite countertops, outfitted with Gannenau oven, hood and range, vintage tiled bathroom featuring deep tub with shower, custom mirrored cabintry with recessed shelving, abundant closet space with double mirrorred doors, linear entry system, elevator in building, permitted street parking, and laundry room in building.

2374R Vallejo Street – 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms – $4,300 a month

This property is located in the exclusive Pacific Height neighborhood, but close to the hustle and bustle of Ben’s favorite haunts. It has been completely updated but retains its vintage character. It has panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It has granite counters and stainless steel appliances (gas range). Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Lots of light. The washer and dryer are inside the unit. It is close to public transportation and within walking distance of Union St., Filmore St., Chestnut St. and Alta Vista Park.

Pixley Street – 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom – $4,000 a month

Top floor, completely remodeled with with old charm and character–the best of both worlds! Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom flat in a quiet, 2 unit building. Newer hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings and lots of windows make the apartment feel open, airy and sunny. Small office desk/nook off the kitchen Almost brand new bathroom with deep, sunken tub. Luxury, eat in kitchen white marble counters, gas oven, dishwasher, ample cabinet and counter space. Overhead lighting throughout and a decorative fireplace in the living room. Rare for San Francisco, a washer and dryer is in-unit. The unit also comes with a shared patio in the back of the building, a storage area in the garage and 2 car tandem parking.

3018 Gough Street – 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom – $3,400 a month

This is the upper unit flat in a 2-unit building. So spacious that it feels like a single family home. Never before rented,  this flat (officially classified as a condo) has a large kitchen with small eating area next to a free standing gas fireplace. There is a separate laundry room at the far end. Off the kitchen is a large dining room with original hardwood floors and built-in hutch. Along side of the dining room through glass French doors is a huge carpeted living room with gas burning fireplace. The two rear bedrooms are side-by-side and both have refinished original hardwood floors. This flat has loads of natural light with a large skylight at the top of the stairs.

Which San Francisco apartment do you think Ben and Courtney should move into?