About this listing
Spacious, comfortable home with hi-speed WiFi. Three bathrooms a big plus. Free two-car parking. Walking distance to BART. Ten minutes to downtown on BART and near bus lines. Great for families and groups. Walk to Glen Park restaurants/cafes.
We have a short term rental permit to operate in San Francisco.
Our comfortable, spacious home is in the wonderful Glen Park neighborhood: three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Guests are always surprised at how big it is when they enter! Two car-carport for your cars. New airport extreme for high speed wifi! Both children and adult-friendly. This is our home--with art and books and personality! We also have a pull-out couch in the living room if you need extra sleeping space-- plus a den with a big screen T.V. New big screen T.V. in master bedroom. Both T.V.'s have Roku for watching movies. Two bathrooms (one with tub) have been newly remodeled. The other two bathrooms have showers.
Complete fully-equipped kitchen with four burners, new oven, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster oven, large refrigerator, pots and pans, and enough plates, cups, silverware for everyone!
Dining room table can seat eight.
Sleeps up to six(three couples) and also has a the pull-out couch for one or two in the living room and two free parking spaces included which is a great plus. The den with a big screen T.V. is a great place to gather and you can close the door and noise will not carry to the bedrooms. We have spent years making the house comfortable and peaceful. We also have solar panels on the roof.
Beds have 100% cotton sheets and rooms have plenty of drawer and closet space. Washer-dryer in the laundry room--easy to use.
Garden in the back with flowers, rock wall and a table and chairs where weather-permitting, you can sit and drink your coffee/tea!
Five minute walk to numerous Glen Park restaurants--a pizzeria, a taqueria, a French restaurant and a Thai restaurant and many cafes and breakfast places. Across the street from a park with trails and playgrounds. Five blocks from BART which goes downtown in ten minutes---downtown to the Ferry Building, museums and the Castro and to the airport--Right near the freeway to go South and to the East Bay. Across from the #44 Bus which goes to Golden Gate Park--the DeYoung Museum, The Academy of Science, Stowe Lake and the Japanese Tea Garden. Very convenient to many of the important places in San Francisco, especially with the BART so nearby!
Interaction with Guests
We will usually both be there to meet you and give you the keys, show you around the house, answer any questions you may have and nearby and always available by phone/text or email. We will also check in by email to make sure everything is going well. We will also recommend restaurants and places to go!
But the house is your private place for the time you are there!
We are across the street from Glen Park canyon with great hiking trails and a playground and five blocks from Glen Park-- a wonderful and thriving neighborhood--with the BART to take you downtown in ten minutes and great restaurants, cafes, a new library, a bookstore and a market. These are some of the places in our neighborhood!
Glen Park Station • Bars • 2816 Diamond Street
Real neighborhood bar with television for watching sports games!
Tataki Canyon • Restaurants • 678 Chenery Street
Sushi restaurant with intimate atmosphere.
Glen Park Branch Library 2825 Diamond Street
Wonderful library where you can browse books or sit and read magazines and newspapers. The libraries also have all kinds of events for children and adults.
Bello Coffee & Tea • Coffee • 2885 Diamond Street
Wonderful neighborhood cafe. Free wifi--all kinds of coffee drinks and pastries.
Higher Grounds Coffee House 691 Chenery Street
Great specialty crepes of all kinds! Big wooden tables with some tables outside.
Osha Thai Restaurant • Restaurants
Budget Thai restaurant--across the street from the BART.
Tyger's Coffee Shop • Coffee • 2798 Diamond Street
Great for breakfast and lunch--American food with pancakes, french toast, hamburgers and grilled cheese--salads as well. Good for families with children.
Manzoni Restaurant • Restaurants • 2788 Diamond St
Authentic Italian cuisine for a special night out!
Gialina • Restaurants • 2842 Diamond Street
Delicious pizza with a great atmosphere.
Canyon Market 2815 Diamond St
Get great sandwiches as well as organic fruits and vegetables.
Bird & Beckett Books & Records 653 Chenery Street
Wonderful independent bookstore with lots of events--both readings and jazz concerts almost nightly!
Le P'tit Laurent • Restaurants • 699 Chenery Street
Great French restaurant for a special night out.
La Corneta Taqueria 2834 Diamond Street
Rated as second best Taqueria in San Francisco! Great burritos and very reasonably priced. Walking distance from our house.
The BART(subway) is just five blocks away and will take you downtown in 10 minutes and to the East Bay. Across the street there is a bus that goes to Golden Gate Park--the DeYoung Museum and the Academy of Science--a wonderful place for adults and children! The BART also goes directly to the airport. Highway 280 just a few minutes away leading to all part of the Bay Area and beyond.
Please take off shoes(lots of slippers downstairs or bring your own) and leave the house as you found it. No smoking in the house. No late night parties. We live in a residential neighborhood. Otherwise, we want you to have a good time while you're here and enjoy the comforts of home!
We love keeping active, body, mind and soul. Jim retired as director of a senior citizens center, and Louise retired as an English and creative writing professor at the local community college. She now teaches small memoir workshops and Jim teaches history classes. We both love to interact with people of all ages. Jim runs three times a week, works on his art, reads, does house projects and volunteer work. He loves watching sports. We both love reading both fiction and non-fiction, visiting museums, watching movies, seeing plays, visiting with family and friends and experiencing the great outdoors. We love meeting new people from all around the world. We travel back East once a year to visit family, and Louise recently taught a workshop in St. Thomas where her sister lives. We love to travel in California, as well. Louise went to the U. of Wisconsin and keeps up with college friends and she and Jim both attended the University of Buffalo. We visit Buffalo where Jim grew up and New York City where Louise grew up! We also have grandchildren in Connecticut so love to visit the East Coast.
We also still love to camp and Jim recently climbed to the top of Telescope Peak in Death Valley. We're also both independent people and understand and respect the need for privacy!