2000+ SQFT HOUSE - STUNNING SF VIEWS! - STEINWAY GRAND PIANO! - PARKING! - WIFI!

Bill

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2000+ SQFT HOUSE - STUNNING SF VIEWS! - STEINWAY GRAND PIANO! - PARKING! - WIFI!

Potrero Hill House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, queen sofa bed, sleeps up to 6

This stylish, 3-story, architect-designed house is my private home when I'm not traveling. It sits high on Potrero Hill, just a few minutes from downtown San Francisco. There are sweeping views of downtown San Francisco and the Bay from almost every room. The large, open living room has a dramatic marble fireplace, an award-winning staircase, antique Japanese furniture, original art and sculpture, a Steinway grand piano, and a soaring cathedral ceiling with sunlight streaming through the two double French doors, and a huge skylight. There is a guest computer and wireless Internet access throughout the house. The master bedroom, which occupies the entire third floor, has a Japanese-style bathroom, a wall of glass framing a magnificent view of San Francisco, and a private redwood deck. In my humble opinion, you will be hard pressed to find any other rental property in San Francisco as unique and wonderful as my house -- and my low rental rates make it one of the best values in town!

Not Just a Place to Sleep...: A real estate professional who stayed in my house wrote, 'I have rented many houses in various locations throughout the years. Bill's house was the best ever.' Other guests have said 'it is like staying in a miniature museum', 'an architectural gem!', 'one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen', 'incredibly peaceful, a wonderful place to relax'. In short, my house is more than just a place to store your suitcase while you are visiting San Francisco. It will be part of the experience itself. So why stay in a pricey San Francisco hotel or sterile corporate apartment when my house offers twice as much for half the price? Deal directly with the owner, not an agent or property manager. This is one of the best accommodation values in San Francisco! When you compare my rates with a hotel, remember to add both the 14% San Francisco hotel tax and the 9% sales tax to the rate quoted by the hotel. Many San Francisco visitors are shocked by their final bill. My rates include all taxes.

Discover...: If someone in your family plays the piano, there is a Steinway grand in the living room. If you are a history buff or armchair explorer, I have one of California's finest private collections of books on Alaska and Russian America. If you are more into literature, I have an extensive collection of books by and about Mark Twain. If you appreciate art, my walls are covered with original works by contemporary artists, none of whom are particularly famous (yet), but all of whom are extremely talented and most, I am privileged to say, are also personal friends of mine. Scattered throughout the house you will discover Eskimo and Native American art and artifacts, sculpture, antique Japanese tansu chests, Persian carpets, a high-end music system, and many other treats. I have a personal website for my house with lots more photos and information and will be happy to share the link with you when you send me an inquiry.

Experience...: Potrero Hill enjoys the sunniest and warmest weather in San Francisco, and this safe, quiet, upscale neighborhood is a delight. Several of San Francisco's best restaurants are within walking distance, including French, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, and one of the best pizzeria's in town (all-you-can-eat on Mondays!). Farley's, whose motto is 'friends don't let friends drink Starbucks', is a classic 1950s coffee shop that draws customers from all over the city. A fantastic Whole Foods supermarket is just 5 blocks away. If you like beer, the Anchor Steam Brewery tasting room is 4 blocks down the hill. Finally, my neighborhood is one of the few places in San Francisco where there is never a parking problem for you or your guests! Parking spaces abound and no permit required. But if you prefer to use public transportation, there is a bus stop one block away. In my humble opinion, my house is the best accommodation value in San Francisco!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
***** Excellent!



Bill: It was a good stay over at your place. It was a comfortable, great priced accommodation where you can really relax, and there was ample room to move around and enjoy. We loved the fireplace and all the windows and use of wood. The kitchen was great. All your books and art give the house a unique, personal feel. You had everything an out-of-town tourist needs!
Nov 2008
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Bill

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Speaks english

I am an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and consultant who has spent more than 25 years in Silicon Valley. I have started several companies of my own and worked with dozens of other embryonic technology ventures providing concept validation, strategic analysis and planning, interim management, mentoring, and investment capital. In a moment of whimsey or insanity (the jury is still out), two friends and I recently put together a group of investors to buy a ruined 17th mill on the Tiber River about an hour and a half from Rome, Italy. We hope to begin restoration soon: www.mulinosultevere.com.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204132
Potrero Hill San Francisco
Bloomington, MN
5

JUST AS SPECTACULAR AS THE PICTURES MAKE IT LOOK

  • 5 of 5
We were married in Muir Woods on this trip and spent half the time on a "mini-honeymoon" here. We were originally looking to stay in Marina, Pacific Heights, etc., but saw this and decided to try off the beaten tourist path instead. This was indeed a memorable place. The views are spectacular (being high on a hill), the house is spacious and very elegant, and it really makes you feel like you're living in the city rather than just being a tourist. I've stayed at many good VRBO properties but this one is at the top.
A Whole Foods is conveniently located nearby. We had a car but had no trouble parking the whole time. The neighborhood is very quiet and friendly, with a lot of small restaurants and cafes nearby. It's definitely worth checking out this part of the city!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful and complimentary review. It was a privilege and a pleasure to have been able to share my house with you for your honeymoon. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together. -- Bill
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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
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Potrero Hill San Francisco
San Antonio, Texas
5

PEACEFUL HAVEN IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a unique location away from the hustle and bustle of the city, look no further. There is nothing lacking in this home - comfort, artful design, spaciousness, beautiful views, a quiet neighborhood, and every amenity you could possibly need. The home was very clean, well-maintained, and my friends and I felt very safe and secure in there and the neighborhood. Choosing not to rent a car wasn't a problem since there are numerous bus stops conveniently located. We had no problem reaching any destination. Download the "Moovit" app if you choose to take public transportation. It was very helpful. Also, download the "uber" app vs. using taxis. The response time is fast, the cost is less than cabs, and there is no tipping! Be sure to make use of the house manual on the dining room table. It's loaded with helpful information - including neighborhood menus at the back! My friends and I were pleasantly surprised to meet the owner of the home who was welcoming and gracious. I would highly recommend this wonderful property for a memorable stay in San Francisco.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your nice words, Stephanie. The Moovit and Uber apps are great recommendations. For information about the local San Francisco transportation system I also use an app call Quicky because it has some features Moovit doesn't - and vice versa. Please come again!
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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
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Potrero Hill San Francisco
5

PERFECT SAN FRANCISCO VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family of six had a wonderful visit and Bill's Potrero Hill home was exactly as advertised. The double french doors in the living room gave us spectacular views of the city and allowed a wonderful cool afternoon breeze. There are a number of quaint neighbor restaurants in easy walking distance of the house...our favorite was Aperto's. Parking at the house was never a problem, the spot right at the front door was always waiting on us. We would definetly stay at this Potrero house again.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Bill. San Franciscans come from all over the city to eat at Aperto, so we are lucky to have it within walking distance. Ciao! Bill
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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
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Potrero Hill San Francisco
5

COMFORTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL! BEST EVER!

  • 5 of 5
It was a joy staying in your home - comfortable and beautiful. We were also very happy to have had the opportunity to meet you. I don't know if you meet everyone, but meeting you made our trip feel more like a personal visit. We liked that. Thanks!



I would say your overall design sense made me feel wonderful just being there. I love your art collection. We went to the Chocolate Lab on our last day. I do wish we had visited sooner!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice compliments, Carol. It was great to meet you as well, something I don't often get to do because I am usually on the road when my guests are in residence. Please come back soon! -- Bill
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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
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Potrero Hill San Francisco
Michigan
5

FANTASTIC HOME!

  • 5 of 5
The Potrero Hill House is very spacious, well equipped with everything needed to feel like being at home in San Francisco! Much more comfortable than staying in a hotel in downtown San Francisco! Spectacular view from the master bedroom! Kitchen has everything needed to prepare gourmet meals. Convenient parking is an outstanding asset.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to submit your very complimentary review. As you point out, the easy parking in my neighborhood, a great rarity in San Francisco, is one of the advantages of renting my house. There is always a free parking spot right in front of my garage as well as plenty of nearby street parking for any friends who might visit.
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2000+ sqft House - Stunning SF Views! - Steinway Grand Piano! - Parking! - WiFi!
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Potrero Hill San Francisco
5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay - fantastic home, spacious, lovely location - we highly recommend this place - photos are accurate (believe me some owners show old photos).
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I genuinely appreciate your complimentary review, Gavin. Actually, I need to update the photo of my living room to show the new flat screen TV I purchased a few months ago. Thanks for the reminder! Ciao! Bill
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 280 / Hwy 101
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Several
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many
Car: recommended

My house is located high on Potrero Hill, the sunniest and warmest part of San Francisco, and enjoys incredible views of San Francisco's famous skyline. A car is useful and there is plenty of free parking (a rarity in San Francisco), but public transportation is available just one block away. My house is less than 10 minutes to downtown, Moscone Center, Union Square and the SF Giants' ballpark. You can reach any other part of the City (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) in 20 minutes or less. San Francisco Airport is 15 minutes away, Oakland and Berkeley are 30 minutes away, Stanford University and Silicon Valley are 30-45 minutes away, Sausalito, Tiburon, and Mill Valley are 30 minutes away. Napa Valley and the wine country are just an hour away, Carmel and Monterey are 2 hours away, Lake Tahoe is 4 hours away, and Yosemite National Park is 5 hours away.

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Availability & Rates

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Potrero Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer (1 or 2 Guests)
May 1 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Fall (1 or 2 Guests)
Nov 1 - Dec 21
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Xmas/New Year (1 or 2 Guests)
Dec 22 - Jan 3
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Spring (1 or 2 Guests)
Jan 4 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Maximum number of guests: 6.
Quoted rates are for 1 or 2 guests sharing one bedroom. Rates for additional guests are higher.
Thanksgiving rates same as Xmas/New Year rates.
Arrive/depart dates at least 2 days before/after Thanksgiving/Xmas/New Years
Minimum age 8 years old.
Cleaning fee: $150 for 1-4 guests, $200 for 5-6 guests.
All taxes included.
Absolutely no smoking.
Absolutely no pets.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Potrero Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • PC
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Japanese-style bathroom opening onto private deck
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathroom: The ensuite Japanese-style master bathroom, recently redone in cedar and black slate, has a large, double-headed shower. It opens onto a private, secluded redwood deck that overlooks the garden. Guest Bathroom: The guest bathroom is modern and spacious with glass-enclosed bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , very large, great views, Japanese-style bath, private deck
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , private bath, TV, computer, high-speed Internet access
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size sofa bed in living room
  • Master Bedroom: The spacious master bedroom occupies the entire third floor. On the north side is a wall of glass, opening onto a balcony, that boasts one of the best views in San Francisco. The bedroom is decorated with Japanese antiques and original art. At the east end, there is a cozy sitting area with sofa, coffee table, fireplace, and 42' Hi-Def LED flat screen television (cable/DVD). The ensuite Japanese-style master bathroom was recently redone in cedar and black slate and opens onto a private, secluded redwood deck overlooking the garden. Guest Bedroom: The guest bedroom is cozy and comfortable, It has its own bathroom, a TV with cable, and a computer with high-speed Internet access.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Piano
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
Notes:
The entry way to my house has several steps, and once inside there are staircases to the three floors of living area. The guest bedroom is on the second floor and the master bedroom is on the third floor. Consequently, my house is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty negotiating stairs.
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