Designed by the world-renown architect James Francis Dunn in 1890, the building is a main focal point of both tourists and residents alike. Only 1 block from Alamo Square Park and the famous "Painted Ladies", this apartment is in the heart of SF
"Wonderfully unique" - just two words that only touch on the elegance and wonder that this unit invokes. Designed by the world-renown architect James Francis Dunn in 1890, the building itself is a main focal point of both tourists and residents alike. Only 1 block from Alamo Square Park and the famous "Painted Ladies" housing row, this apartment is in the heart of downtown San Francisco. However inside is where your stay in San Francisco truly becomes exceptional. This 7-room unit features elegant rooms, high ceilings with wood beams spanning across the living room, hardwood floors throughout, and wool area rugs. A wonderful mix of both modern and antique furnishings adds the perfect touch to this unit's design, as do the stained glass windows found throughout the apartment. Both bedrooms are set very far apart ensuring privacy within your party. The kitchen is complete with beautiful wood cabinets and is sunny and spacious. There is a large family style kitchen table along with a dining table for those quiet dinners at home, or you can enjoy the evening on the quaint garden patio. The unit also offers a backyard with two ancient Sequoia redwood trees. Your stay at this beautiful unit will not be forgotten! The washer and dryer are shared and coin operated; the laundry room is located on the 1st floor. Extra bedding : There is a pull out queen sofa sofa bed if needed.
It has been said of this building that it is "one of three of the most significant architectural dwellings in San Francisco". "If San Francisco is the Rome of the colorist Movement, Alamo Square is the Vatican. The Square is the heart of the greatest collection of Painted Ladies and one of the most important collections of Victorian buildings in the world. Although it doesn't have a Saint Peter's, it does have an Archbishop Mansion." This Mansion is located a block away from the "Belle" facing Alamo Square park and just up 1/2 a block are the famous "Seven Sisters" seen in every collection of photos depicting San Francisco. 1347-45 McAllister Street was designed by James Francis Dunn, started in early 1898 and completed at the end of 1900. It was built in the French neo-Baroque style as a tribute to the owner's great love, an opera diva from Paris. He had 2 "Juliet"(as in Shakespeare's Juliet) balconies constructed that are similar to the Paris Opera House boxes even today. The front of the building has 4 winged mermaids and Grecian urns of mythological significance surrounding the 2 huge oval windows at the very top of the building, behind which is a grand ballroom with a panoramic view of downtown San Francisco all the way to Mt. Diablo across the Bay Bridge, as well as weary gods holding up the eves, and finally museum worthy stained glass sea shell windows with gems spilling out over the balconies. The entry way is a huge tortoise shell with a ruby heart above it said to be "like the piece that frames m'lady-in-waiting at the French court". The building is to be found in coffee table books on San Francisco architecture, magazines, and newspaper articles. The "Belle" survived the great 1906 quake as it is built on bed rock. Look up James Francis Dunn for more photos and other unique buildings he erected in San Francisco during his career.
There is safe and free street parking around the unit, it is not metered and no permit is needed. There are also public parking garages nearby:
Fillmore Center Garage. 1475 Fillmore Street - San Francisco, CA 94115
Fifteen Fifteen Scott St Parking Lot. 1515 Scott Street - San Francisco, CA 94115
Ampco System Parking. 2186 Geary Boulevard - San Francisco, CA 94115
SAFEWAY. 1335 Webster Street -San Francisco, CA 94115.
Divisadero's Farmers Market. 550 Divisadero Street - San Francisco, CA 94117
Trader Joe's . 3 Masonic Avenue - San Francisco, CA 94118
You will have access to the entire property.
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Neighborhood: ALAMO SQUARE Victorian splendor characterized by the iconic Queen Anne 'Painted Ladies', behind which the central downtown skyline protrudes. The slope of Alamo Square Park is the green sunny vantage point for the famous static show. Houses along McAllister and surrounding streets are breathtakingly stylish and ornate. Divisadero Street is nearby.
Union Square is 1.8 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 10 min. By public transportation: 19 min. Take Bus #5 direction downtown and (email hidden). Walking distance: 30 min.
The Moscone Center is 1.9 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 11 min. By public transportation: 21 min. Take Bus #5 direction downtown and (email hidden). Walking distance: 33 min.
Fisherman's Warf is 2.9 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 14 min. By public transportation: 35 min. Take the Bus #5 direction Downtown and stop at Van Ness. Then take Bus #47 direction Fisherman’s Wharf and stop there.
The SFO Airport is 14.3 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 25 min. You can also book a shuttle service. By public transportation: 50 min. Take BART at the airport direction East Bay, and stop at Civic City Center. Then transfer to Bus #5 direction Ocean Beach and stop at Pierce.
1. CHECK-IN: After 1.00 pm and CHECK-OUT: Before 11.00 am The housekeeper will come at 11 am to clean the place for the next Guests.
Important note: Usually check in times for vacation rentals are 3:00 or 4:00 PM. If you arrive and we still need some more time to finish cleaning the apartment/house you will be kindly asked to drop your luggage off,take the keys with you and come back later. We hope you don’t mind!
2. NO PETS
3. NO PARTIES. Parties, which are defined as social gatherings involving food and/or entertainment, consisting of more than the capacity of guests assigned will result in an additional charge and penalties.
4. NO SMOKING PROPERTY
5. HEATER. Please turn off the heater when you depart.
6. CLEANLINESS. All debris, rubbish and discards must be placed in a trash receptacle, and soiled dishes should be placed in the dishwasher when leaving the apartment. Please run the dishwasher prior your departure.
We loved our stay in Bernat's Victorian Classic....great location, for catching buses or walking to near by restaurants. Bedrooms were comfy, nice decor and lovely high ceilings, livingroom was nicely set up and the back patio was a favorite for enjoying the warm evenings and a nice glass of wine. Only thing missing was a plug for the wonderful clawfoot tub, other wise even the bathroom was great ,really liked the additional separate toilet room, worked great as we shared the space with another friend couple. We will look forward to a return visit.
As promised, excellent location. #5 bus a block away, zoo, golden gate park, ferry building a short ride. Great restaurants just a few blocks away. Big kitchen and living room. New beds and linen, very comfortable.
Bernat's apartment was great and super spacious. Communication was good, the keys were easy to get to and my family enjoyed their stay there.
This apartment is amazing, the old Victorian setting is so nice.
The beds are really comfy with quality linen, there is washing facilities downstairs, large living area with kitchen was great. It's one block from the painted ladies in a nice area. It's about $12 cab to most local city areas and there are also places within walking distance for dinner. Off street parking was available most days within the same block. Highly recommend this apartment it really made our first trip to San Fran great :)
Great location and apartment. Also great instructions for rental....it was our first time using airbnb, and Bernat made it so convenient
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