This charming, spacious, impeccably furnished one-bedroom garden apartment with gas fireplace in a 1908 Edwardian building is in the peaceful, tree-lined residential northern Nob Hill neighborhood in the historic center of San Francisco, just six blocks from the luxury hotels atop Nob Hill, eight blocks from the 'crookedest street in the world' and steps from the corner where the famous Hyde Street cable car line turns north to run to the Bay. The apartment is very popular, has many return visitors and is almost always booked, so reserve early.
The 750-square-foot flat, in a three unit building set well off the street behind a single-family house, has been completely renovated and is beautifully furnished with a combination of tasteful modern furniture and antiques, including vintage photos of the city and original water-color and oil paintings of San Francisco. There is a large gas fireplace in the dining/living area. The floor is gorgeous handmade Saltillo Mexican tiles, with Afghan kilim rugs. French doors open out north to a quiet private patio, filled with flowering plants and furnished with wrought-iron patio furniture and a barbeque. There are three good-sized windows on the west wall.
The bedroom features an antique iron bed, comfortable queen-sized European mattress, high-quality sheets and embroidered bed linens. It has two closets and a chest of drawers. The fully equipped stainless steel and wood kitchen has granite counters, a full-sized refrigerator, and a cooking island. Basic foodstuffs (oil, spices, paper towels, etc.) are provided. Impeccable bathroom with bath and shower. There is recessed dimmable lighting throughout.
The dining table seats six. The living area has a large, very comfortable sectional couch. There is also a very comfortable double foam futon second bed, as well as a single futon. All linens for the beds are provided.
The apartment has high-speed hard-wired Internet access as well as wireless Internet. Phone (free local calls), 27-inch TV with cable, mini-stereo CD system, DVD and VCR player.
Built-in bookcases hold a 1500-book library, including a large collection of children's books and dozens of San Francisco and Bay Area guidebooks. There is a work nook with a desk. The owners, two San Francisco writers, also provide a personally-written guide to the neighborhood, including their favorite restaurants, 4 great neighborhood walks described in detail, stores and services, suggestions for kids, etc.
The location is unbeatable: In the historic northeast heart of the city, on the desirable (residential, non-downtown) north slope of Nob Hill, just a ten-minute walk from the world-famous hotels on top of Nob Hill and a ten-minute walk in the other direction from the top of Russian Hill, San Francisco's most beautiful neighborhood, with its famous Crooked Street, Lombard. This is the only neighborhood in San Francisco where you can walk to downtown's Union Square in 20 minutes and also to the beach (at Aquatic Park) in 20 minutes.
Despite being in the very heart of the city, the apartment is very quiet, peaceful and safe: you can hear the cable car bells ring as you relax in the patio. There are excellent restaurants and a market half a block away and a charming sidewalk cafe on the corner. A major shopping street with everything, Polk, is a block and a half away. A 24-hour supermarket is four blocks away. Gorgeous parks, including Lafayette, Huntington and Alice Marble, are found in all directions, none more than a 10-minute walk away. The spectacular Crissy Field, the restored crown jewel of San Francisco's northern shoreline, is a 45 minute walk, a 15-minute bike ride or a 10 minute drive away. Street parking is decent (there are no meters) and there are inexpensive parking lots nearby. Public transportation is excellent.
The location is unbeatable: In the historic northeast heart of the city, on the desirable north slope of Nob Hill, just a ten-minute walk from the world-famous hotels on top of Nob Hill and a ten-minute walk in the other direction from the top of Russian Hill, San Francisco's most beautiful neighborhood, with its famous Crooked Street. This is the only neighborhood in San Francisco where you can walk to downtown's Union Square in 20 minutes and also to the beach (at Aquatic Park) in 20 minutes.
It is a quiet, pleasant residential neighborhood, but less than two blocks from a major shopping street with everything required -- restaurants, nightclubs, and grocery, hardware, liquor, stationary, clothing, etc. stores.
Other Activities: Parasailing, Snowmobiling, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Mini Golf
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