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Vara Apartments

1600 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(82 Reviews)
$2,498 - $7,787/mo
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Floor Plans & Pricing

Studio

0a

Studio, 1 Bath | 516 sq. ft.

$2,498 - $3,448

1 Available Unit

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0b

Studio, 1 Bath | 523 sq. ft.

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0c

Studio, 1 Bath | 518 sq. ft.

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1 Bedroom

1d

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 662 sq. ft.

$3,102 - $4,085

2 Available Units

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1j2

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 788 sq. ft.

$3,312 - $4,712

2 Available Units

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1a

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 616 sq. ft.

$3,229 - $4,377

1 Available Unit

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1j

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 797 sq. ft.

$3,673 - $4,878

1 Available Unit

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1h

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 675 sq. ft.

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1b

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 652 sq. ft.

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1i

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 695 sq. ft.

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1e

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 602 sq. ft.

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1j3

1 Bed, 1.5 Baths | 800 sq. ft.

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1c

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 665 sq. ft.

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1g

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 729 sq. ft.

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1b1

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 645 sq. ft.

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1f

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 695 sq. ft.

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2h

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 795 sq. ft.

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2 Bedrooms

2a

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 862 sq. ft.

$3,694 - $4,791

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2k

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 916 sq. ft.

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2c1

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 946 sq. ft.

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2b

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 933 sq. ft.

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2l

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,146 sq. ft.

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2f

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,197 sq. ft.

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2e

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 975 sq. ft.

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2c

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 990 sq. ft.

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2b1

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 902 sq. ft.

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2j

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 878 sq. ft.

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2d

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 976 sq. ft.

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2g1

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,210 sq. ft.

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2i

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 902 sq. ft.

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2g

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,254 sq. ft.

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2l1

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,152 sq. ft.

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2f1

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,153 sq. ft.

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3 Bedrooms

3h

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,521 sq. ft.

$5,328 - $7,787

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3a

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,075 sq. ft.

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3e

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,338 sq. ft.

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3g

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,538 sq. ft.

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3d

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,297 sq. ft.

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3b

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,070 sq. ft.

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3i

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,625 sq. ft.

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3c

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,281 sq. ft.

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3f

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,389 sq. ft.

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Community epIQ Grade

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A-

Renter Ratings

A-

Review Ratings

Noise

3.9

Grounds

4.3

Safety

4.3

Office Staff

4.9

Maintenance

4.5

Neighborhood

3.9

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Review Count

B+

Number of reviews in the past 365 days

11

Manager’s Review Engagement

A+

Percentage of reviews responded to

100.00%

Manager’s Review Reply Time

B+

Average time to respond to reviews

7.45 days

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Vara Apartments Reviews

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Resident 1204628

Verified Resident 2023

12/4/2023

A nice community with convenient access to BART and bus lines and close to the restaurants on Valencia. The staff members are very friendly and helpful. It has nice amenities such as the gym and the grill.

    Manager

    12/4/2023

    Vara Apartments
    We really appreciate your positive review! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if there's anything more we can do!

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    Resident 1199838

    Verified Resident 2023

    12/1/2023

    VARA is an island refuge in a pretty “crusty” area of town. Not really dangerous but the neighborhood has definite challenges. The staff does a fantastic job but navigating the street vendors every weekend is a challenge. I am so thankful for the hard… See More >
      Manager

      12/2/2023

      Vara Apartments
      Thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Vara Apartments! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if there's anything more we can do!

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      Resident 1192054

      Verified Resident 2023

      11/27/2023

      Great. We continue to receive great service and prompt attention to maintenance request when they arise. I feel safe in the building and appreciate lobby personnel being present when late evening deliveries are made.

        Manager

        11/29/2023

        Vara Apartments
        We are so happy to read such a great review about Vara Apartments! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Vara Apartments

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        Resident 831076

        Verified Resident 2019 - 2023

        11/27/2023

        I have been a tenant at Vera for over six years now I feel extremely safe and comfortable here. Well taken care of it very convenient to everything. I don’t think I would ever want to move. Thank you. Fredy Miranda… See More >
          Manager

          11/29/2023

          Vara Apartments
          Thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! Feel free to reach out to us if you need anything. Have a wonderful day.
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          Resident 1202699

          Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

          11/27/2023

          My experience living here has been pleasant convenience and very welcoming. The monthly activities. That thanks, the community get together. Have been very nice events. I look forward. To living here for the next coming year

            Manager

            11/29/2023

            Vara Apartments
            We strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you have had such a positive experience at Vara Apartments. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!
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            Resident 1188593

            Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

            10/10/2023

            Noticeable hoodlums moved in over the last few months. I don't know how I feel about that but I still enjoy the majority of my time @ the resident or w/ tenants.........................................

              Manager

              10/12/2023

              Vara Apartments
              Hello, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! While not all residents may become friends with their neighbors, Vara rents to anyone who applies to an available home and meets all of our screening requirements as is required by Fair Housing. The office is happy to assist if you ever need anything from us, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Have an awesome day!
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              Resident 1183073

              Verified Resident 2023

              9/22/2023

              Unfortunately, a lot of the neighborhood has gotten fairly loud and unsafe. There are homeless encampments right outside and at times it is too loud to keep the windows open. This makes the heat inside terrible without AC

                Manager

                9/24/2023

                Vara Apartments
                We truly appreciate your honest feedback. While San Francisco certainly does struggle with a high unhoused population, we work closely with city officials to address any immediate issues outside the building. With the mission being one of the warmer parts of the city it can get a bit warm during the San Francisco summer. While Vara does not have AC built into the units, we do not prevent you from using your own, our staff can even help with recommendations that other residents use. As always, if you ever need anything from us, please don't hesitate to visit the office, or reach out via your resident portal.

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                Resident 1135334

                Verified Resident 2014 - 2023

                9/1/2023

                The entry way and door-opening process is difficult and confusing for people, especially delivery people. There is insufficient lag time between when the first door opens and the second door is unlocked. In addition, the actual amount of time that each door is unlocked… See More >
                  Manager

                  9/5/2023

                  Vara Apartments
                  We appreciate your positive review. Our front door system utilizes a ButterflyMX smart call box. Verified delivery drivers have their own delivery pin they can utilize to allow themselves inside, we also have our front desk concierge to assist with receiving deliveries. We recommend using the ButterflyMX app for the easiest access of the front doors. If you ever have any issues with the app or your FOB working, don't hesitate to visit the office and we will be happy to assist.
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                  Resident 1155760

                  Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                  7/3/2023

                  Really nice amenities and excellent staff. Neighborhood accessible to public transportation. Less than a 5 minute walk! Only complaint out of all the great things is the noise. It’s not earth shattering noise, definitely manageable if noise is not a main concern for you but… See More >
                    Manager

                    7/7/2023

                    Vara Apartments
                    Hello. Thank you so much for your high star rating! We are happy to hear you enjoy our amenities and love our staff! We will pass along the compliments. Have a great day.
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                    Resident 1139433

                    Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                    5/10/2023

                    I love the apartment but the homeless encampments and weekend street markets make this a place I don’t like inviting guests or friends to. The problem keeps getting worse and there is constantly human excrement, drugs, and trash on our block.… See More >
                      Manager

                      7/7/2023

                      Vara Apartments
                      Hello. We will voice your concerns regarding the sidewalks to our District Supervisor. If you need anything from the Vara team, please feel free to reach out. We hope you have a wonderful day.
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                      Resident 1118255

                      Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                      3/5/2023

                      Staff are very friendly and welcoming— the apartment has very nice features that offer a sense of community. The location is great and offers easy access to restaurants and bars. However, the immediate outside of the apartment is often crowded with black market vendors on… See More >
                        Manager

                        3/10/2023

                        Vara Apartments
                        Hi Verified Resident 1118255, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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                        Resident 1100326

                        Verified Resident 2013 - 2022

                        1/6/2023

                        I have enjoyed living there except for certain areas around the building. They really need to remove the homeless encampments that are up against the building as this is a fire hazard. People are letting sketchy characters in the building at night.

                          Manager

                          1/7/2023

                          Vara Apartments
                          Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
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                          Resident 1099458

                          Verified Resident 2022

                          1/3/2023

                          I like living at the Vara. They have great amenities and good staffing. It’s a very nice a comfortable place to live and I would recommend it to anyone. Transportation is very convenient and also food.… See More >
                            Manager

                            1/7/2023

                            Vara Apartments
                            Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
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                            Resident 1090185

                            Verified Resident 2022

                            12/2/2022

                            The staff at Vara are friendly, helpful and will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. The common areas are well maintained and are great for relaxing, working from home, or spending time with friends.

                              Manager

                              1/6/2023

                              Vara Apartments
                              Hello. Thank you so much for your high star rating. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your living experience at Vara. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Have a great day.

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                              Resident 956280

                              Verified Resident 2020 - 2022

                              10/5/2022

                              Good place to live. Before moving in make sure you ask for management to provide what a monthly payment would be (itemized). There were a lot of more fees that took us by surprise when we got first months rent and more so because they… See More >
                                Manager

                                1/7/2023

                                Vara Apartments
                                We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!
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                                Resident 1072014

                                Verified Resident 2022

                                10/4/2022

                                I really like Vara. Only issue is that street outside can be sketchy at times. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                                  Manager

                                  1/7/2023

                                  Vara Apartments
                                  Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

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                                  Resident 266693

                                  Verified Resident 2015 - 2022

                                  8/2/2022

                                  An excellent place to live in the Mission neighborhood. The environment outside the building is a bit challenging due to homeless people camping on the sidewalk and petty crime but the building is an oasis to come to. I feel safe in the building,

                                    Manager

                                    1/7/2023

                                    Vara Apartments
                                    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
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                                    Resident 1035986

                                    Verified Resident 2021 - 2022

                                    6/15/2022

                                    Vara is a great place to live! The staff and amenities are amazing and it's very close to Valencia Street which is HUGE!! Having a full gym is a luxury and if you're living in the Mission, this is pretty much the only luxury apartment… See More >
                                      Manager

                                      1/7/2023

                                      Vara Apartments
                                      Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

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                                      Resident 827422

                                      Verified Resident 2020 - 2022

                                      6/11/2022

                                      I’ve lived at Vara for 18 months, and I’ve had a good experience overall at the community. For the price and amenities it beats a lot of communities in the area, and it’s also in a great location if you like to spend time in… See More >
                                        Manager

                                        1/7/2023

                                        Vara Apartments
                                        Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
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                                        Resident 1012802

                                        Verified Resident 2020 - 2022

                                        4/5/2022

                                        Vara is fine. The staff at the building is great. Greystar management doesn't give a ---- about tenants and is perfectly happy to jump rent absurd levels. The location is great, although there's near-permanent homeless encampments outside.

                                          Manager

                                          1/7/2023

                                          Vara Apartments
                                          Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
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                                          Resident 999577

                                          Verified Resident 2021

                                          2/17/2022

                                          I have been here for about a year and love living here. The staff is very helpful and attentive. The building is always clean and quiet. Love all the amenities. Especially like the valet trash service.

                                            Manager

                                            1/7/2023

                                            Vara Apartments
                                            Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
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                                            Resident 995833

                                            Verified Resident 2016 - 2021

                                            2/6/2022

                                            The building is much noisier than any other building I've lived in. Incidental noise travels through floors and walls easily, and other residents blast music loudly without management objection. If this and the scenery just outside the building don't bother you, it's otherwise okay. Watch… See More >
                                              Manager

                                              1/7/2023

                                              Vara Apartments
                                              Hi Verified Resident 995833, we regret to hear that you are displeased with your recent experience with us. If you have any further questions, please give us a call. We're always happy to help!

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                                              Resident 889381

                                              Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                                              1/11/2022

                                              It's been a very fun and interesting time living at Vara. The community is warm and welcoming, as are the attentive staff. The outside of the building is usually a bit chaotic given the location, but its proximity to good food nightlife and transportation is… See More >
                                                Manager

                                                1/7/2023

                                                Vara Apartments
                                                Verified Resident 889381, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Vara Apartments.

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                                                Resident 959837

                                                Verified Resident 2014 - 2021

                                                12/5/2021

                                                Things have gone well although the neighborhood has been deteriorating the living experience within the building has been like a little Oasis, and overall through the years things have been cleaned and maintained very well.

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                                                  Resident 962051

                                                  Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                                                  10/18/2021

                                                  Vara is a community at which I feel safe living. It offers amenities such as trash pickup that make it easy to live here. I have two suggestions: 1) that trash pick should also be on Friday night as well 2) package notifications need to… See More >

                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Washer/Dryer
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • Animal type not listed Allowed
                                                    Other
                                                    • Additional Storage
                                                    • Balcony
                                                    • Business Center
                                                    • Clubhouse
                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • DishWasher
                                                    • Elevator
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • Gated Access
                                                    • Hardwood Flooring
                                                    • Heat
                                                    • Home Management Services
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • Refrigerator
                                                    • Spin Bike Room
                                                    • Stainless Steel Appliances
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    In-person tours now available (by appointment only)! Call us today to schedule your tour to get started. This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: Closed
                                                    This community is managed by

                                                    Greystar

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                                                    Frequently Asked

                                                    How is Vara Apartments Rated?
                                                    Based on 82 number of votes by renters, Vara Apartments is currently rated 4 out of 5 stars.
                                                    How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at Vara Apartments?
                                                    Vara Apartments is rated 4.3/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered good. The grounds are generally well maintained and attractive.
                                                    How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
                                                    Vara Apartments is rated 4.5/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered excellent. The maintenance team is very responsive and effective in addressing issues.
                                                    What are noise levels like at Vara Apartments?
                                                    Vara Apartments is rated 3.9/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered average. The noise level can sometimes be disruptive, but not to a significant extent.
                                                    How safe is Vara Apartments?
                                                    Vara Apartments is rated 4.3/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered good. The complex is generally safe, with occasional minor safety concerns.
                                                    How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood?
                                                    Vara Apartments is rated 3.9/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered average. The complex is located in a neighborhood with some safety or desirability concerns, with limited access to local attractions and services.
                                                    How satisfied are residents with the staff at Vara Apartments?
                                                    Vara Apartments is rated 4.9/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered excellent. The staff is extremely helpful and responsive to resident needs.
                                                    How often does management engage with reviews?
                                                    Managers have responded to 100% of their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    How quickly does management engage with reviews?
                                                    Managers have replied within 7.45 days to their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Who manages Vara Apartments?
                                                    Greystar
                                                    What is the pet policy at Vara Apartments?
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Animal type not listed Allowed
                                                    What types of floor plans are available?
                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                    1 Bed, 1.5 Baths
                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath
                                                    2 Beds, 2 Baths
                                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths
                                                    Studio, 1 Bath

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                                                    Vara Apartments is a 516 - 1,625 sq. ft. apartment in San Francisco in zip code 94103. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $2,498 - $7,787. Nearby cities include Brisbane, Daly City, Belvedere, Colma, and Tiburon.

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