About this listing
Our home is a newly remodeled, light filled cottage between the Castro, Mission and Noe Valley neighborhoods. Since the home is completely free-standing (with no buildings touching it) it is secluded and very quiet!
This is a secluded and very quiet two bedroom cottage, a one minute walk to Muni light rail and Dolores Park. BART is a 15-minute walk from our front door.
You'll be a 5-15 minute walk to the boutiques and restaurants of Valencia St and Noe Valley, and to the hustle bustle of the Mission and Castro. Tartine bakery, Birite grocery and creamery and Delfina Restaurant are a few minutes walk. Muni will take you to the financial district and Embarcadero in 25 minutes, and BART will take you to all those places and more, including the airport and East Bay.
The cottage is flooded with light from walls of South- and East-facing windows, with views of the East Bay and Mt Diablo.
Inside, there is a living room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms with cal-king beds and two decks. The rear deck has a clawfoot tub with hot running water - few things beat sitting in a hot bath under the open sky! The interior bathroom has a skylight and Heath tiles throughout.
The cottage has high speed wireless internet. The kitchen is also decorated with Heath tiles and is stocked with a full set of Le Creuset cast-iron cookware.
Shoes are removed inside the front door (no shoes in the house), hardwood floors throughout with subfloor radiant heating.
Street parking only.
Please write with a little about yourself and what brings you to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: STR(phone number hidden)
Our house has two front doors. The street side front door accesses a hallway that goes underneath our front neighbor's house. This hallway leads directly to our front deck and entryway. Both doors are opened with keys from a lockbox that is located on the street side front door. Please make sure to always leave one key in the lockbox for the cleaning service and in the event of an emergency.
Interaction with guests
When we rent our home, we are almost certainly out of town, so its best to communicate via phone, text and email.
Other things to note
* Compost, Recycling and Trash: The lower drawer just to the left of the dishwasher contains everything. The recycling is the container without a bag and the compost is a clear tupperware container that sits inside the garbage container. Everything will be obvious when you check it out. The main recycling, compost and trash containers are under our front neighbor’s deck. On Friday’s, the City picks up the trash very early in the morning from the street side curb.
* Kitchen: If you need something, we probably have it. Feel free to poke around in any drawers on the marble countertop side. The drawers underneath the wood countertop are locked and generally off limits (mostly just bitter tasting herbs that we use in our acupuncture practice). If you take an appliance out (like a blender), please return it to its storage place before checking out.
* Bathroom: Extra towels, a hair dryer, extra bars of soap, etc. are in the cupboard underneath the bathroom sink. On the floor under the sink cabinet is a scale, a first-aid kit, extra bathroom mats and a hairdryer. Large refill size containers of shampoo and conditioner are in the back bedroom closet. Feel free to refill the smaller bottles in the shower area if they become empty.
* Iron and Ironing Board: Located in the front bedroom closet.
* Extra Pillows and Blankets: Located in each bedroom’s closet.
* Dishwasher: Please place dirty dishes in dishwasher and if you have time, please run a cycle before leaving.
* Outdoor Bath: Make sure not to lock yourself out. Check the back door to make sure it is unlocked by testing the handle on the outside. After bathing, please put the foam cover back on since lots of stuff falls from the heavens back there…
* Shower: putting the dial between 9 and 10pm is best. Since it is on-demand, it is best not to run the dishwasher or washing machine at the same time.
* Radiant Heat: The heat is radiant and the thermostat is located between the bedroom and bathroom doors. It is silent and takes a while to work its magic. We typically only use it during the winter months and when we do, we typically only put it up to 67, max.
* Parking: If you're arriving by car, parking is generally no problem. However, make sure to keep a few things in mind. Most streets in the area have a two-hour limit during business hours. This is loosely enforced but it's a good idea to keep an eye on your car. Also pay attention to street cleaning times, which are always signposted on both sides of the street. If it's a sunny weekend day (or during local festivals and such), parking can be tough.
* No Shoes: Please do not wear shoes in the house beyond the entryway rug. The wood floor is very soft and scratches very easily. Also, please be careful when rolling suitcases and heavy items because they can dent and scratch it.
* No Parties: Please do not throw any parties. We ask that you bring no more than two or three friends at any time.
* No Smoking: Please do not smoke anything in the house. If you choose to smoke outside, please only do so on the rear deck and make sure to discard your butts safely.
* Environment: Please be very mindful of water use. California is prone to droughts. Please also try to not leave lights on in rooms that are not being used. Please try to keep the thermostat at or below 67 degrees.
* Food: Help yourself to any food or drink that is in the house.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My wife, Louise and I have lived in San Francisco for the past six years. We love exploring the city and all the beautiful hikes nearby, and thought that it might be a good idea to rent out our place occasionally when we go on trips. We are both acupuncturists and herbalists, lovers of the outdoors and all things involving fresh air!