Sweet San Francisco Rental: Swanky Studio in North Beach, $2,500

I adore North Beach. Every time I journey to that part of town I feel like I'm on vacation. Besides having a slew of fantastic Italian restaurants, North Beach is the birthplace of the beatniks. Shades of Jack Kerouac can still be found at bars like Vesuvio right next to the legendary City Lights bookstore.

So pull out your bongos and live the beatnik dream in this junior one-bedroom apartment on the old stomping grounds of Kerouac and Ginsberg. Also close to the financial district, this would be an ideal locale for corporate housing as it comes fully furnished.