About This Listing
This is a one of kind San Francisco Grand Victorian with 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, chef's kitchen with carrera marble, and Victorian bathroom with claw foot bathtub. In the trendy Glen Park, 2 blocks from BART to downtown and mission.
One of the oldest and most beautiful San Francisco Grand Victorians. Nestled in the hamlet village of Glen Park in SF and easy access via BART to The Mission (1 stop-3 minutes), Downtown (3 stops-10 minutes) and Embarcadero (5 Stops-15 minutes).
4 bedrooms including a large lovely Master Bedroom with california king bed and city view, Large Guest Bedroom with california queen bed and garden view and two Cosy Twin Size bedrooms that can sleep 6 guests very comfortably.
Exquisite geographic inlaid wood floor, wood and plaster wainscotting and wedding cake ceiling. A formal majestic dining room and killer modern kitchen designed for the serious cook. Wood wainscott bathroom, marble sink with claw tooth Victorian bath Lovely garden with deck for outdoor dining and upper garden seating area. Single car garage. Glen Park is a desireable neighborhood with great restaurants, coffee shops, markets and services. The house is 2 blocks from BART station with gives quick access to Mission, Financial and Union Square downtown and South of Market areas.
Full house access including garage, garden. 3 Cable televisions and wifi internet.
Glen Park is one of the "hot" new family neighborhoods with the second largest Park in SF. The nook and cranny village has great restaurants, stores and food shops.
BART Train, the main "subway" in SF is two blocks from house and gives access to The Mission (8 minutes), Downtown (10 minutes), South and East Bay. Busses and MUNI also two blocks for access to all other parts of the City
This house is for visitors to San Francisco who want and can appreciate a classic and unique San Francisco Victorian house. It is beautifully appointed and requires a responsible touch.
This is a family neighborhood and those who rent the house must be in keeping with a quiet and respectful of neighbors and neighborhood living. No large/late parties (after 10pm), loud music, etc. There are other airbnb houses that lend themselves to this. This is not one of them.
Dinner Parties yes, actual parties NO.
SMOKING NO (fines will be assessed if smoke is smelled and/or ashes found)
Special care to avoid any water rings/etc on wood tables.
There is a more detailed guide for the house that includes all operational information and expectations for the house.
Très belle maison, hyper accessible (aéroport, rdv business downtown ou dans la baie), très facile d'usage, bien équipée, propre. dommage qu'il n'y ait qu'une seule sdb, parfait pour voyage d'affaire en équipe avec 3 vraies chambre + 1 d'appoint.
We could not meet Victor but the cleaning lady, Isabella who helped us to figure out what is where and what to do when. Victor had already sent us the house rules before we came but having someone explaining what was written in the rules (it was a long list by the way but we understood it was needed :)) helped us to feel better. Although we could not meet in person, Victor was always there when we needed help - no wonder why he has the super-host badge!
The house was good but there were some moments where we had problems:
1 - We could not arm the alarm on the first day. It took us quite some time to understand that we had to make sure every door / window was closed to arm it (including the main door.)
2 - There were cameras over-looking into the main entrance and the entrance in the back of the house. We did not know if we needed to unplug them or not.
3 - There are 4 bedrooms in the house but one of them is really really small. You'll find music instruments (which needs cleaning) occupying majority of the space there.
4 - The neighbors are really sensitive. Just after we entered to the house, we were welcomed with the neighbor who lived in the next house. We were told to take off our shoes as it would be noisy for her to walk with them. (although we would have done that already to keep the house clean anyway.)
House is big, you can find anything you need to prepare food / drink. It is close to BART station; 5 mins away from grocery / coffee shops located in the center of Glen Park.
All in all, we had good time - it just took some time in the beginning of our stay to adapt.
Everything is perfect as listed. Very nice and convenient neighborhood.
Beautiful home, great historic charm. Perfect location as well, right next to a few small shops and restaurants, and a short walk to the BART to get to the city center. Victor was also very quick to respond to any questions and provided some good notes on how to use the alarm, showers, etc. along with a few good recommendations for dinner and drinks.
I stayed in Victor's place for 11 days with another 2 colleges & it was absolute perfect: Clean, well equipped, a lot of privacy, lovely neighbourhood.
The Bart is only 5 minutes walk
Very welcomy !
Left us a booklet with :
- the restaurants, grocery stores around…
- how to get to downtown (a few minutes in Bart), etc…
- How to feel at home in the house
Very much appreciated !
We searched for two months for a place to stay in SF. When we finally found Victor's place through airbnb (our first experience), and inquired, he responded immediately. During the whole process he was very communicative, which we really appreciated. His home was just as advertised, a very lovely authentic San Francisco experience in an undiscovered gem of a neighborhood. We had fantastic dinners in the local Italian, French and Shanghai dumpling restaurants and absolutely loved the neighborhood gourmet grocery store for prepared food for dinner at the home with it's lovely dining room. While the home is not in the center of the city, we found that Uber (another first experience for us and highly recommend in SF) took us where we needed to go very efficiently within a very reasonable period of time. Victor provided excellent instructions on the home
( the shower is a trip!) which we very much appreciated. We really enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and large dining room. After our days of adventuring in and around SF, it was such a pleasure to arrive back at Victor's warm yet elegant home for an evening of relaxing.
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About the Host, Victor
I am a person who enjoys travel, cooking and fine food, music, architecture and design. My work is dedicated to getting big ideas (companies, programs, platforms) into the world, especially those that address global challenges (water, health, energy, waste, etc.). A transplanted New Yorker, I enjoy life living in both San Francisco and Chicago though spend a lot of time on the road. A classically trained pianist in early life, former producer and entrepreneur and now social impact investment "change agent", I'm looking forward to meeting new people who have interesting lives, loves and travels.
Favorite cities: New York and San Francisco, Barcelona, Valencia, Florence, Stockholm, Tokyo
Favorite hang out places: Montauk, Big Island Hawaii, Yankee Stadium
Favorite Movies: Godfather, Bladerunner, Wizard of Oz.
Favorite TV shows: Mad Men, Californication, Game of Thrones, Daily Show
I take pride in my house which I bought after seeing 90 houses of which NONE had any character or history. This house, the one listed here, was the exception and is truly exceptional. The house was built in 1880 and was in another section of San Francisco. At the turn of the 20th century, before the great fire in 1906, the house was moved to Glen Park area, to serve (I believe) as a model home in a new area of San Francisco being develeoped by this speculator nameed Joost (the house is on Joost Ave). Joost came to San Francisco after returning from Panama where he worked (unsuccessfully) to build a canal. While years later his vision would be realized by others, I admire his boldness.
I'd like to share the house with those who will enjoy it and respect its history. It survived the earthquake and the great fire, so hoping it will survive rentals:)
I've now added my Chicago apartment which is an equally spectacular place but with a completely different vibe. A 3 bedroom apartment in a converted 100 year old Church with 35 foot ceilings, stained glass and modern appointments beautifully furnished in mid century modern decor.