About This Listing
Available for 30+ days. 1890's renovated Victorian, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, big kitchen, living & dining rooms, laundry, patio. Quiet street, central location, multiple public transport and exciting neighborhoods nearby . Garage negotiable.
Detached house! What better way to experience San Francisco than staying in an authentic and renovated 1890 Victorian (one of those tourists come here to gaze at), in a central location yet on a safe, quiet and charming street, with attractions, food, shopping and public transportation within walking distance? Furthermore, the luxury of 3 bedrooms and two baths at this price point is very rare in a top rated location in town. While our street is quiet, it's one block from Haight. Lots of fun shopping, cafes and restaurants within short walking distance. The house built as a duplex has two levels, the flat offered is all on the first floor. Located between two popular city parks, Buena Vista Park and Duboce Park. High ceilings, wood floors, period moldings. Bathrooms and kitchen recently remodeled providing the best of the old and new. The real San Francisco experience!
Large main bedroom with queen-sized canopy bed, deco fireplace and views. Second bedroom has full size bed plus a twin bed. Third bedroom has private bath en suite, with full sized bed and lovely vintage furniture. Four beds total. Optional packnplay cribs (folded and available) and high chair for baby or toddler. Pet free, smoke free household. Living and dining rooms, kitchen and laundry room. South facing garden and patio with BBQ for outside retreats. Fast WI-FI and extended cable TV.
One dedicated outside parking for one vehicle free with rental (except Tuesdays from noon-2pm) That spot can accommodate any size car or van. A second car can be accommodated in the garage for an additonal fee ($15/day). Home is on a gentle hill, house is elevated, detached and private. Tree-lined street, yet close to everything! Walk score 93. One block to muni buses, N-Judah line, short walk to Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square, the Castro, Divisadero, Duboce Triangle and Lower Haight restaurants and cafes. Short bus or easy 20min walk to Golden Gate Park, the Mission. Quick MUNI (metro train) to Downtown, Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown… and the experience of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Lower unit does NOT mean street level... twenty-two steps from street to the entrance of our single level flat, allowing for great privacy.
*Please note: the house is ideal for 2 couples and up to three children, or a maximum of 3 couples (6 adults and no children).
Nothing is off limits, guests have the whole space to use as they wish. While family gatherings are fine, no parties allowed.
Interaction with Guests
To make my whole house available to guests, I often stay with my daughter's family in the neighborhood, or leave town periodically. When out of town, I communicate extensively via text or email and am always available by phone.
The neighborhood is simply beautiful, with restored late 1800/early 1900's Victorians all around. Buena Vista Park is just up the hill surrounded by amazing archictectural gems and breathtaking views of the city and the bay. Duboce Park a block away is also surrounded by such quaint beautiful houses that are on the tour bus route (those buses avoid our block because of our short hill, keeping our section of our street a quiet secret!) Yet with Haight St and Divisadero just a block away, public transportation, grocery stores, cafes and restaurants abound within a short walk.
One block to muni buses, N-Judah MUNI (metro) line, short walk to Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square, the Castro, Divisadero, Duboce Triangle and Lower Haight restaurants and cafes. Short bus or easy 20min walk to Golden Gate Park, the Mission. Quick MUNI (metro train) to Downtown, Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown…
Absolutely NO SMOKING allowed in the unit!! If you must smoke, please do so outside on back patio, or the covered front (in case of rain), but always with the doors of the house CLOSED.
No pets, please.
This is the lower flat in a 2-unit building. Courtesy mindfulness of loudness after 10pm expected.
Lower unit does NOT mean street level... twenty-two steps from street to the entrance of the single level, first floor flat, allowing a great sense of privacy.
We felt very welcome in the house. We felt
Right at home . Everything was perfect. We enjoyed the kitchen and the outside and all the rooms. Beds and bedrooms were great.
Enjoyed the neighborhood. Being able to park the car at the house was great.
It was a very unique San Fran experience
Appreciated coming early and staying later.
Showers were terrific also
Emilie was very pleasant, and welcomed my party of 7 (4 Adults and 3 Children). The apartment was big enough for us, and had everything we needed to make our stay an enjoyable one. We had 2 cars, 1 was parked in front of the garage, and found parking relatively easy around the apartment for the other. The neighbourhood was easy to get around, and the people were friendly. Thank you Emilie for allowing us to stay at your beautiful apartment.
This was everything the ad promised, and more. Great location, beautiful house that felt like home. I can't imagine staying in a hotel ever again! Everything we needed was there and the rest was close by.
Long flight of stairs was a surprise and not for those with weak knees.
The apartment was charming and the fully equipped kitchen was
impressive. We had a good time at the apartment.
Emilie was very welcoming before we arrived at her home. She sent us detailed information about her home, along with great information about the neighborhood. Both were very helpful. Her home was very quaint, and well stocked. It was nice to not be in a hotel. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 toddlers! There were a couple of minor problems that I called and spoke to Emilie about. I'm sure she will be taking care of them. Emilie had to leave town before our vacation, so we were disappointed not to personally meet her. She was just a phone call away. If you would like to truly experience San Francisco, this is a great alternative to a hotel.
La charmante maison d'Emilie est dans un très agréable quartier de maisons victoriennes : à deux pas de nombreux restaurants, de commerces pour les courses, de stations de transport permettant de se rendre partout facilement dans SF et le voisinage est très sûr même la nuit. La maison est très bien équipée, très calme. Emilie nous a accueillis avec beaucoup de gentillesse (elle parle très bien français). A recommander.
Emilie was very welcoming and had totally stocked the apartment; cleaning, toiletries, linen, food, coffee, everything! The apartment itself is beautiful, outside and in. The location is absolutely fantastic with the bus into town a 2 minute walk away and the train a 5 minute walk. There are restaurants close by. Absolutely fantastic stay!
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About the Host, Emilie
I came to San Francisco for the first time many years ago to visit my daughter. I couldn't visit for long, sleeping in her and her roommate's living room. Time together was precious, hotels were too far and too expensive. My dream of owning a house close to daughter and grandchildren came true.
I am now living the dream of hosting fellow visiting parents and grandparents, in addition to vacationers, business travelers, individuals and families the world over. I really enjoy sharing my house and my city.
My husband and I love family, friends, music, nature, great food and wine, old movies, sports. We are hikers, birders and world travelers. We appreciate cultural diversity and individual uniqueness.
My motto: Dream it, love it, expect it, and you will experience it!