Sunlit 2BR Precita Park House

House - Entire home/apt · Norwich St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

This light-filled, private, well-appointed rental is a complete 2-bedroom, 1-bath with full kitchen, wifi and laundry. It's located on a quiet cul de sac in a sunny, friendly neighborhood with views and easy access to all San Francisco has to offer.

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This light-filled, private, well-appointed rental is a complete 2-bedroom, 1-bath with full kitchen, wifi and laundry. It's located on a quiet cul de sac in a sunny, friendly neighborhood with views and easy access to all San Francisco has to offer.

The Space

The house retains its lovely character while being up-to-date with modern comforts. It's located in the Bernal Heights north slope neighborhood with close proximity to the city, transportation, the 101/280 highways and Bay Bridge.

Fully furnished and super clean without the clutter of everyday living, you arrive into a generous entry with plenty of room to store your coats, bicycles, stroller, etc. From there you ascend a narrow staircase* to a reading porch with shelves to store your shoes and a view to the northeast, then on into the living spaces:

- living room with comfortable modern furnishings, portable stereo, library of books, closet and a view to the east
- generous kitchen with stainless stove/oven, refrigerator and dishwasher, (appliances, cabinets, sink and tile new as of 1/14); amenities include blender, coffee grinder, coffee maker, toaster oven, hand mixer, pots & pans, utensils, etc.
- queen bedroom with skylights, dresser and night stands
- double bedroom with dresser, night stand and closet
- room adjacent to the master bedroom with large closet, desk and airprint printer; this room also is open to the hall and has the back door
- bathroom entered off the hall with claw foot tub/shower (linen closet in the hall)

The washer/dryer and utility sink are located off the ground floor entry, in a large basement room which you are welcome to use for storage.

Nice quality linens and towels provided. The closets and dressers are empty and ready for use.


*The staircase leading from the entry foyer to the living spaces is original to the house, therefore it has a tight turn and steeper riser-to-tread ratio than modern stairs.
- The stair is likely not appropriate for elderly or physically-challenged renters.
- The living spaces are unfortunately not accessible to renters who are unable to climb the stairs.
- There is a door to close off the living spaces from the stair, so that you may keep young children from inadvertently going downstairs.

The house is best for up to 4 people who share the 2 beds/bedrooms: families, 1-2 couples or 2 individuals. We have the listing set to 5 people to accommodate families with a child who could sleep on the toddler bed or in the Pack-n-Play. (If that child is 6 or younger we won't charge for the 5th person so you can just inquire for 4 people.)

Children welcome: toddler bed, Pack-n-Play, stroller & dining booster seat available for your use upon request

Pets that are well-behaved and housebroken are welcome with prior arrangement as follows:
> Inquiry must be sent to Owner prior to booking to discuss and set up the listing for pet stays; increased fully refundable deposit applies.

PARKING is street parking only, but there no residential parking permits or street cleaning limitations near the rental.

Guest Access

Renters have full, exclusive access to the house and laundry. There is a separate, locked basement room used for owner's storage.

Interaction with Guests

We'll be there to orient you when you arrive, but beyond that the house has it's own entrance so is very private. Being next door we are able to be responsive to renters as needed.

The Neighborhood

Bernal Heights north slope is the epitome (email hidden)able urban neighborhood - friendly, relaxed and well located. It borders the vibrant Mission district and family-friendly Noe Valley, with close proximity to UCSF Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Glen Park and Dogpatch neighborhoods.

Precita Park is just 1 block away, with its lovely, tree-lined green, and children's playground. Businesses around the park include Precita Park Cafe, Hillside Supperclub, Harvest Hills Market, Precita Eyes Mural Center, Precita Bark, Charlie's Cafe, Precita Laundry.

Bernal Heights Hill Park is a 5-block walk up the hill, or drive, where a spectacular, panoramic view of the city and the Bay and walking trails await.

In the 15-20 minute walk range are great restaurants and businesses on Mission and 24th Streets including Blue Plate, Front Porch, Local Eatery, Philz Coffee, Humphrey Slocombe Ice Creamery, Dynamo Donuts, St. Francis soda fountain, taquerias, artisan shops, Safeway, Walgreen's and more. 24th Street is home to a dynamic food scene, melding newcomers, pop-up restaurants and delectable Mexican and South Amercian fare. It is often host to cultural parades and city festivals, such as Carnaval and Sunday Streets.

Up on Cortland Street, Bernal Height's 'main drag', there's a Good Life Grocery, Avedano's butcher, many delicious restaurants, bars, shops, an SF Public Library branch and more.

Alemeny farmer's market/flea market is about a 30 minute walk up and over the hill, less than 10 minute drive, or the #67 bus goes right there.

North Bernal Heights named "Hottest neighborhood" in the nation 1/14!!!
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NY Times 2009 profile of Bernal Heights: (website hidden)

Getting around

- The highway is just off Cesar Chavez Boulevard, 6 blocks away
- Muni buses #67 Bernal and #27 Bryant are within a few blocks
- Muni bus #12 is a 5-10 minute walk
- The 24th Street BART station, Muni buses #14, 49 and and the J train are within a 10-15 minute walk
- There are a number of CarShare and ZipCar rental pods nearby, available to members

Other Things to Note

We look forward to meeting you, whether you're a local who is renovating your house or in between houses, are returning to SF for a visit, are travelling and want to be surrounded by friendly locals, or are planning a trip for a special event like Bay to Breakers, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Outside Lands Carnaval.

Come on over!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 9 nights
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Monthly Price: $4300 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $90
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Séjour fort agréable et reposant dans cette maison charmante, située dans un quartier discrètement excentré mais entouré de verdure. Le confort et l'authenticité du logement sont sans appel. Vous pourrez admirer la ville grâce à un panorama exceptionnel en grimpant la colline juste derrière la maison. Catherine s'est avérée à la fois discrète et de bon conseil lorsque nous en avons eu besoin. Bref, destination franchement recommandée!!

    May 2014
  • Catherine is an absolute star! Gorgeous house and fantastic hospitality! Ale and his family loved their stay there. Really helpful to have such a great start to a company relocation. Would highly recommend.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house, we felt very much at home! Apart from being spacious and cosy at the same time, it is equipped with everything you need: A fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, radio, WLAN, high chair and a portable bed for the baby. Catherine and her family were very helpful with all questions that could possibly arise. The neighbourhood is quiet and very beautiful, and as the house is located half-way on a big hill, the view onto San Francisco is great! There are two nice cafes, a restaurant and a grocery store only 5 minutes away on foot. They surround a park with a playground which our baby loved, as it even offers baby swings. There are several bus lines and a metro (BART) into diverse directions, so even though the house is situated in the south of SF, travelling into downtown is easy. Parking is not a problem either.
    We can highly recommend this house and hope to come back!

    October 2013
  • My wife's family stayed at Catherine's place over our wedding weekend, and were very happy with their stay. The cottage was really cute, clean, and great to cook in. The cottage has great views too, and is in a great, family-friendly location in Bernal Heights (note I do live just down the block). Catherine lives just next door, and was available for any questions we had.

    July 2013
  • A lovely place to stay! Perched above the city but with immediate access to the bustling Mission, and excellent cafe and park even closer. The apartment is a beautiful spacious place, no bling but a genuine San Franciscan atmosphere. Highly recommended. Many thanks to Catherine for patience and hospitality.

    June 2013
  • Catherine, Christian, and Avery are a wonderful family. We feel so fortunate to have connected with them through Airbnb. They were accommodating and flexible in planning our arrival as we were relocating from NYC. The pictures on the listing don't do justice to the space. It's filled with sunlight and feels like home. It's also bigger than we expected. Further, the property is back-to-back with Catherine and Christian's home so they're incredibly attentive and responsive. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even get a game of hoops in with Avery in the backyard :) We intend to recommend staying here to any of our friends and family visiting the Bay Area. Great place, location, and hosts.

    May 2013
  • I had the pleasure of staying at the Precita Cottage for about 4 months (after selling my home and throughout the process of purchasing a new home in Bernal). Catherine and Christian are terrific, warm, responsive, respectful and really accommodating. The cottage is quiet, sunny and charming. The location is fantastic in a vibrant/growing area of San Francisco and everything is within walking distance. The cottage is private, on a quiet street with nice neighbors. It is also bigger and better than the pictures.

    April 2013
  • Catherine has a great place and was a wonderful host. She was attentive and accommodating and was kind enough to provide some household staples when I began my stay. The spacious flat is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac about a block away from Precita Park. There are a couple of café’s and a small corner store within walking distance. It’s also a short walk up to scenic Bernal Hill. The apartment makes you feel like you are part of the Bernal community and I would recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing escape within the city.

    December 2012
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We have been fortunate to live in picturesque San Francisco since 1995. We love our neighborhood for its balance of easy access to all our city has to offer and its beautiful green space, and hope that you will enjoy your stay.
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