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Beautiful 4 bedroom house on Belgrave Avenue, a quiet street above Cole Valley, with plenty of parking and quick walk down the hill to GG Park, Haight Ashbury and Public Transportation.
Great views of the North Bay and GG Bridge from almost every room. Main floor includes kitchen, dining room and living room, with access to front courtyard. Top floor includes master suite with great bathtub, as well as den (cable TV) and office. Downstairs includes three kids rooms, including two with double beds that can accomodate couples.
We are a casual family so the house is well lived in and are comfortable with others doing the same. That said, leaving the place in reasonable shape (we understand that sheets and towels will be dirty of course) is expected. You're welcome to entertain, but a rager party wouldn't be welcome.
We have a dog, but she wouldn't be in the house.
Bob's place was great - comfortable for the 6 of us. We're a young family with kids 12, 8 and 5 years old and my sister also got to come along. The views were beautiful as Cole Valley sits right below Twin Peaks, and we had very clear days while there. We loved the views, and couldn't believe we were in San Francisco! Getting to most of the main spots only took about 15-20 minutes.
The house has 3 stories along with a deck, and the kids had plenty of toys and places to play together.
We were concerned about allergies for my son because they have a dog, but we were told by Bob that their dog is a non-shedder. My son didn't have any problems with his allergies which was great. In some areas of the house, there would be a strong dog smell. We meant to buy a room freshener but forgot and just dealt with it.
Bob is very responsive with any messages. The house is near a hiking area- very nice to explore and so close to the home. Thanks for letting us use your place!
The Cole Valley house was the perfect place for us to spend Christmas with our adult children. We found the house comfortable with a perfect layout for our family. The four bedrooms came in very handy with the master bedroom upstairs and the other 3 bedrooms on the lower level. The 2 ½ bathrooms also was very nice. There was a nice deck which provided great views of the city and toward the Golden Gate Bridge. The views are spectacular especially at night. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed to cook and enjoy Christmas dinner. Having a six burner stove was a real treat. We enjoyed Golden Gate Park less than a mile away, and two smaller parks which are very close by. We took frequent walks to explore the area. I loved being able to connect my I-pod to the house speakers and stream music on the main floor and/or upstairs bedroom. Bob is a gracious host and responded quickly to any texted and email questions.
Bob's family's home was wonderful- gorgeous views, fully stocked kitchen, lovely atmosphere. My family had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend thanks to the great location and getting so spend quality family time together in such a well loved, well lived in home.
The only qualm we had was that the strong musty smell on the first floor triggered a couple of allergies, but nothing we couldn't remedy with Claritin!
We're grateful to Bob and his family for allowing us to borrow their space over the holiday- he was a great host.
Bob's home is a pleasure and is perfect for living as a citizen of San Francisco more. There is a harmony and naturalness throughout the house that makes you feel at home from the first minute. Bob is a great host who gives you all the hospitality and amenities.
The location is superb as the neighborhood is the best in town for its tranquility, atmosphere and friendliness of the neighborhood. The announcement of the host is as honest as humble. I have only words of thanks because we live the experience we were looking for a home in a beautiful city.
Wir haben 6 Tage im Haus der Familie Hambrecht gewohnt. Das Haus war absolut toll. Insbesondere der Blick über die Heights - grandios. Und das großzügige Haus - viel Massivholz. Familie Hambrecht war ganz unkompliziert, alles war bestens. Die Metro ist etwa 12 Minuten entfernt und fährt mitten in die Stadt. Auf dem Rückweg muss man steil zum Haus hochlaufen. Es war ganz toll, wir wollten garnicht mehr fort. Wonderful - Many thanks
Great house with a lot of character and amazing touches. On a hill with views of USF, GG bridge and the bay. Very warm, quiet and cozy from the inside with lots of room (our party was 6 adults and two infants). There's a great hike next to the house as well.
Bob is very responsive and helpful with any needs you may have and was constantly in touch with me throughout our stay.
Great for mid-sized to large groups who want to have the best of both worlds - seclusion and relaxation as well as 15 mins driving to all the main attractions of the city.
Just one thing to remember - we had two cars and had no trouble in finding street parking but unfortunately got two $74 tickets on the last day for extended parking w/o residential permits. Please work with Bob to ensure you have the right tags or move your cars often to avoid this.
It is in fact a quiet street and a great view. The house is full of character and on three levels, with the master upstairs, the living area in the middle, and 3 additional bedrooms downstairs. There is a bathroom on each level.
Location allows for a walk down to Golden Gate park (not far from the academy of Science), and also an easy walk to the Haight. We saw the Embarcadero fireworks from the top deck.
It's set up well for the kids and is dog-friendly. We didn't have a J permit for street parking, but it didn't seem to be a problem. Bob was friendly, open, and great. Thanks for a great stay!
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About the Host, Bob
We are a family with three kids, living in San Francisco. We are lucky to have a cottage in Healdsburg that we use on occasion as well. We are active and casual, so our living spaces strive to be comfortable but not too fancy. We ski quite a lot in the winter, so weekend rentals of our SF place will be welcome.