3 Level Townhouse / Postcard Views

House - Entire home/apt · Willard Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Your host, Jane
11 Reviews
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The Space

This is a 3 level, 2BR townhouse with dramatic views of downtown San Francisco skyline to the east and Golden Gate Bridge to the northwest. Enjoy sunrise in peace from any of the 3 levels each with private decks. Kitchen, dining and reclining are all on the main living level which features 14 feet ceilings and floor to ceiling windows facing downtown and to the bay. The middle level has a queen bed along with large walk in closet and the bathroom. The lower level has two twin beds and access to the back deck and garden.

If you like Starbucks to start your day, there is a location two blocks away on Parnassus. For more local coffee and/or full breakfast you may stroll to Cafe Reverie (great coffee, great menu, outdoor seating in the back), Boulange de Cole Valley (a great bakery) or Crepes on Cole (big plates of great food). These are all on Cole Street 4 blocks away. For exercise and sightseeing you can walk, run or rent a bike to discover Golden Gate Park. 1/2 mile wide and 3 miles long, GGP extends from Stanyan Street to Ocean Beach and offers a wonderful bike ride or run out to Lands End, the DeYoung Museum, Sea Cliff, China Beach, Baker Beach and across the bridge to Marin and Sausalito.

Recover from the sightseeing back at the house by enjoying the front deck with its big views across Golden Gate Park, Presidio Golf Course, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. At dusk you will want to return to main level of the townhouse and watch the city light up. For dinner, there are a dizzying number of choices. You can walk 4 blocks to Cole Street we recommend Zazie, Padrecito, Bambinos and Kezar to name a few. You can walk 15 minutes to Haight Street or to the Inner Sunset where there are scores of restaurants. You can also take a short cab or black car ride to the NOPA district, Pacific Heights, the Marina, the Mission or SOMA. If you are visiting on business, you can take the N Judah rail (stop is 3 blocks away at Stanyan and Carl) to Union Square, Market Street (which gets you to the Moscone Center) or the financial district. You can also connect from here to Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Menlo Park, San Jose and there are stops at Oakland Airport and San Francisco airport. If you are a high growth firm fundraising, Sand Hill Road and Silicon Valley VCs are about 30-40 minutes away on 280. Downtown is 15 minutes by cab or black car. The property is equally convenient to 101 or 280.

If you are touring again the N Judah rail that leads downtown and explore shopping at Union Square or take a cable car through Russian and Nob Hill to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. The property is in the geographic center of San Francisco. It is very easy to travel north, south or east. Wine country is 1-2 hours away. Stanford in Palo Alto is about 40 minutes.

Summary of the townhouse:
Upper floor features front deck, kitchen, dining, living area, private deck and wood stove.
Middle floor features 1 queen bed, full bath, walk in closet, private deck and separate street level entrance
Garden level floor features 2 twin beds, closet, and access to back yard
High speed internet, cable TV, 40 inch LED flat screen.
Washer and dryer on site.
Not smoking inside or outside. We used to be more relaxed on this until we found buts lying on the grounds or sidewalk...this property is not a fit. Please don't inquire about bringing a dog on the property. We have the Wag Hotel nearby if that is an option for you.

The property, 4 decks and back yard available with prior approval.


No through traffic; no pan handling here, no one sleeping on your porch as in some other popular areas of the city. It is quiet but very convenient...every thing you want and nothing that you don't want.

3 blocks to the N Judah
Cabs and private cars come in 1 to 7 minutes
Rent a car by the hour just 2 blocks away! Citycarshare at UCSF or the Stanyan Street lot.

Guest Access

The property, 4 decks and back yard available with prior approval.

Interaction with Guests


The Neighborhood

No through traffic; no pan handling here, no one sleeping on your porch as in some other popular areas of the city. It is quiet but very convenient...every thing you want and nothing that you don't want.

Getting around

3 blocks to the N Judah
Cabs and private cars come in 1 to 7 minutes
Rent a car by the hour just 2 blocks away! Citycarshare at UCSF or the Stanyan Street lot.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $24 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 13 nights
Weekly Price: $1300 /week
Monthly Price: $4650 /month
Security Deposit: $700
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My son and I really enjoyed our stay at this 3 Level Townhouse. The place was very clean and spacious. The views were spectacular and the property management staff was very hospitable.

    May 2014
  • I used the auto-booking feature to reserve this townhouse but due to a mixup it was not actually available. Buena Vista properties very quickly substituted another apartment nearby at the same price point, which I greatly appreciated. I really wanted to stay near Baldwin park, but the replacement rental in a lovely Victorian house a couple of miles away near Buena Vista park was very nice. However, parking was a nightmare, and that was disappointing because a major reason for renting the original property was that it had a driveway! Oh well.

    October 2013
  • Stayed (comfortably) with 3 friends. Clean, comfortable apartment. Amazing view! Walking distance to Golden Gate park. Nice neighborhood, with restaurants and bars near by. Public transport towards downtown just a block away.
    (The water pressure was very good, in my opinion)
    Would confidently recommend this property!

    September 2013
  • The townhouse is really nice place, with a great view! public transport is just around the corner and some great restaurants are a few blocks away. I would definitely staying here!

    September 2013
  • 3 Level Townhouse is a great apartment with two nice bedrooms,a living room and a kitchen. Its terrace and the windows offer an excellent view. The host is very likeable! Recommendation!

    The reservation was NOT canceled the day before arrival, like written below. This was an error in the booking machine of this page.

    June 2013
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2013
  • The Townhouse is in a nice neighborhood and has a great view. The house was very clean and there were no issues at all. Supermarket and transportation are close by. Overall very nice house with almost everything you need. The manager was very nice and replied quickly when needed.

    May 2013
  • My stay at the Townhouse met all my needs and expectations. I have a son/daughter-in-law in a small apartment in the Sunset and daughter at Berkeley. My other son/daughter-in-law/baby came in from New Orleans. The townhouse set-up allowed them to have privacy, space and quiet. The kitchen/living room on the top floor does have a great view and the baby had plenty of crawl space. The kitchen served our needs and well equiped. The beds were comfortable. The spaces were clean and everything functioned. There is only one BR on the mid-level but not a problem. However, the bedroom on the mid-level is open to stair and bathroom traffic. My extended family comfortably enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner. Not a criticism but the walk up the street is not for the feint of heart or legs. A car would be an advantage. I had a memorable and enjoyable Thanksgiving with my kids/spouses and my granddaughter with the townhouse a real benefit.

    November 2012
  • Great place, everything we needed and more. Everything is nearby, and the neighborhood is fantastic. We used public transportation the whole week, and the house is located right near bus/train. Clean and functional. The owners responded quickly to our questions and made out stay very easy.

    November 2012
  • Nice location and great view! The house is a litte outdated but nice and clean. The manager is very helpfull. The house is situated on a hill so strong legs or a car are required. Parking your car is a bit of an issue. You need a permit or move your car every two hours. We had a fine of $74.

    October 2012
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