walk to the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square Parkupstairs bathroom

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Walk to the famous "Painted Ladies" of Alamo Square! Eat at unique neighborhood cafes and restaurants. Stay in a cottage of your own, right in the heart of SF. Fully remodeled with all modern features, elegant kitchen, designer glass and tile bathroom, exotic wood floors, very comfortable beds. Your own parking spot out front is a rare convenience.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $350
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

This cottage is a separate building, away from the street, so it is extremely private. One hundred years ago it was a carriage house for a horse and buggy before the age of cars. It was completely re-built last year with all new materials and modern amenities. We live in the main house 20 feet away, and we are usually here to help you get settled or quickly answer any question. You have a FREE reserved parking space out front which is very useful in SF.

The unit consists of the entire cottage, with partial views of Twin Peaks and Sutro Tower. Total size is approximately 1000 sq. ft. (92 sq. m.) The downstairs is open plan with gourmet kitchen, dining table with chairs, couch, large TV and full bathroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, plus a full bathroom.

We apologize that the outdoor landscaping is still under construction. There is a 10 foot stretch where the ground is a little uneven. It is safe and well lighted day and night.

Amenities include:
* full modern kitchen
* free outdoor parking in front
* two new, very comfortable queen beds
* sofa downstairs, opens to queen bed
* air mattress for 7th guest (it will be a tight fit and a little uncomfortable)
* exotic wood floors
* large windows, great light
* two full bathrooms, modern glass and tile
* tub with double saloon glass shower
* professionally cleaned before each visit
* sheets, towels, and soaps provided
* high speed wi-fi, cellular/3G/4G, strong signal
* TV with cable, FREE streaming Netflix, DVD
* HULU, Amazon Prime Movies, etc. on your account
* private entrance with access code - no keys to lose!
* bike storage: off-street safe and secure
* laundry: free washer, dryer, and detergent!
* luggage storage for early arrival, late departure
* breakfast: many cafes and restaurants a few blocks away

Interaction with guests

We live 20 feet away in the main house and we are here to assist as needed.

The neighborhood

We are right in the middle of San Francisco in the historic North of Panhandle ("NOPA") neighborhood, near Presidio Heights, and accessible to everything this great city has to offer. The area is very clean and safe, quiet at night and thriving during the day. Walk among Victorian gems, soak in the cafe and foodie scene, bike to the beaches or the Mission, or take a cab or easy bus to anywhere. Stroll to these unique neighborhood attractions, all within a few blocks:
* Alamo Square's Painted Ladies ("The 7 Sisters")
* Panhandle Park to Golden Gate Park
* Amazing restaurants: NOPA, Green Chile, Ragazza Pizza, Crudo (seafood), Nopalito, Tsunami Sushi, Souvla
* Cafe paradise: Matching Half, The Mill, Mojo, Peet's
* Wine/bar heaven: Wine Kitchen, Vinyl, Fly
* Gourmet food to go: Faletti's, Bi-Rite Divis
* Farmer's market: Sunday 10-2 four blocks away
* Entertainment: Madrone, The Independent
* SF Symphony, Opera, Ballet in Hayes Valley (20 min walk)
* Jazz: The Fillmore, SFJAZZ (15 min walk)
* Buena Vista Park (15 min walk)
* Haight/Ashbury (20 min walk)

Getting around

* Walk to dozens of sights, shops, and restaurants
* One FREE parking space is included
* 3 bus lines within 2 blocks
* Cable cars: a quick bus, taxi, or 30min walk away
* From the airport, take "SuperShuttle" or taxi
* Taxi to anywhere in SF under 15 minutes
* Rent bicycles and ride new city-wide bike lanes

One FREE reserved outdoor parking space is included. In addition there is plenty of street parking if you have a second car. You don't need a car to see San Francisco, but it is helpful to visit Wine Country, Marin Headlands, the beaches, and scenic Highway 1.

Other things to note

PLEASE be extremely quite outdoors, as we live in a very quiet residential neighborhood and we don't want to disturb the neighbors.

Early or late check-in or check-out:
We have a secure laundry room to store your luggage if you arrive before check-in time or depart after check-out time. I will email you the access code for the the door locks so you can come and go at any hour. There are no physical keys to lose.

Free Laundry:
Washer, dryer, and laundry detergent is provided free of charge, 20 feet away in the main house. Not available Thursday 9am-2pm.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Please be very quiet outside the cottage, as this is a quiet residential neighborhood.
Kindly remove your shoes indoors.
Checkout time is 11am.
No smoking, pets, parties, or events on the property.
If you have time, please run dirty dishes in the dishwasher and take out trash on your way out.



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Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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166 Reviews

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Ankit User Profile
May 2017
Russ's place was nice. It was a bit smaller than expected but that's how most SF houses are. The place was clean however we had some issues with second floor bathroom. Russ was prompt in fixing the issue. Overall our experience was fine with Russ's place.

Francesca User Profile
May 2017
Highly recommend Russ's cozy apt as there was privacy and place was located at very convenient location with great eateries around . Parking was right in front of house and laundry room was nearby too which helped a great deal .

Victoria User Profile
May 2017
Great central location to walk or take a short uber to many of the tourist attractions. Russ was extremely helpful about restaurants/ grocery stores and responded extremely quickly to any questions we had. The secret cottage was in a safe neighbourhood and looks exactly like the photos. Perfect size for 5 people.

Beth User Profile
April 2017
Clean interior, remodeled kitchen and baths. Small but comfortable.

Anette User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay in Russ' cottage! The cottage was clean and nice.

Lisa User Profile
April 2017
Home was exactly as described. Good size cottage with two comfortable beds and a pull out sofa on first floor. Both bathrooms nicely updated and full kitchen. Easy entry to the property thru check in process and nice to have laundry access. Fit our family of 6 nicely. Great tips left by the host on local dining spots. Host made himself available for questions. Only complaint is that the sofa bed mattress was very flat and not comfortable.

Rachel User Profile
March 2017
Decide what you want out of your trip to San Francisco--hordes of tourists and car/bus traffic right outside your door? Then stay in a hotel downtown! If you want to immerse yourself in history, culture, and the everyday life of a lucky urban-dweller, stay here! Russ's neighborhood is centrally located in one of the oldest surviving original neighborhoods. In 10 minutes, you can walk to Golden Gate Park, or, choose a different direction, and walk to the Fillmore Theatre. Everything is accessible without too much hassle and it's so much more rewarding! The cottage is private, bright, modern and delightful. 5 can stay very comfortably. brand new high end bathroom remodels, nice sheets and comfy, quality beds. There are views of downtown and Mt. Sutro from the second floor. Uber anywhere you want and leave your car in the designated spot. We had a great time!

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San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in October 2013
Russ User Profile

I've lived here for 13 years with my wife and dog. We recently have a 2 year old baby boy and wow has life changed! We enjoy hiking, eating, cooking, weekends in wine country, the beach, traveling to exotic places, and most of all nap time.

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