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James Hickman

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Nob Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 queen sofa beds, Sleeps 6 (3 queen sized beds total)

This is probably the highest-rated vacation rental in all of San Francisco. As of this writing (April 2014) this property has been rated a perfect 5 star by 159 guests in only 4 years as a vacation rental (with not a single rating of less than 5 stars). We don't think any other property in the City can match that record of guest reviews. Please read all of our past-guest reviews!

This is the vacation rental that doesn't seem like a vacation rental. Many of our guests have said this is the finest vacation rental they have ever stayed in! We love hearing that from our guests, as that is our goal here!

Romantic & Spacious this is the first floor unit of a historic 1907 two-apartment residence on the very top of Nob Hill. It has approximately 1,250 square feet with high 9.5 ceilings throughout. The property has been remodeled to the highest standard with new gourmet kitchens, stunning marble bathrooms, designer furniture, expensive chandeliers, tasteful artwork, period antiques, and flat screen television sets (2 per unit). This is the quintessential San Francisco experience - walking distance to North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square shopping, downtown, Polk Street, the Marina District, etc.

Property has views of the Bay, including the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and Berkeley.

FREE parking is included during your stay - parking is otherwise very hard to find on Nob Hill and is usually quite expensive in this location.

This property has a beautiful private formal flower garden, including charming night lighting.

Location is Perfect for Tourism: This property is located at the top of historic Nob Hill. You can't get a better location in San Francisco - walking distance to shopping (Union Square), Chinatown, Russian Hill, Grace Cathedral, The Fairmont Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf, Little Italy, North Beach, the Marina District, Polk Street, the Cable Car Museum, and much more.

FREE Parking - a rarity on Nob Hill: FREE Parking is available upon request. Parking in San Francisco is very hard to find... especially in this central location.

Walk To Food Stores and Restaurants: This property is one block from Le Beau Nob Hill - a charming food market which sells everything you will need. It is two blocks from Grace Cathedral and the park atop Nob Hill. You will also be one block to a charming restaurant (the Nob Hill Cafe) as well as other great restaurant choices.

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  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

James Hickman

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Speaks english, spanish, A little German (Deutsch)
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This is a very special property that found me (rather than the other way around). I have lovingly restored it to 'better than new' with all kinds of beautiful upgrades. Yet the original personality of this home remain intact - as does the original 1907 San Francisco-style woodwork & trim. I am happy to share my home with you, as the VRBO experience has been wonderful - I've met so many nice people and have enjoyed helping them make their trip to San Francisco memorable.

James Hickman purchased this apartment in 2006

This is my home and I feel very, very lucky to live here - it is historic, fully remodeled, and very beautiful. The property selected me (life can be like that), rather than the other way around. I am lucky to live here and happy to share this property with you. You are sure to want to come back again and again!

Historic 1907 San Francisco architecture. Approximately 1,250 square feet with high 9.5 foot ceilings. Ornate original trim in each room - very San Francisco! FREE reserved parking outside of your door - a total rarity in this location. Best SF location for tourism.. and SF's most historic neighborhood. Views. Large private flower garden shared with only one other unit - a perfect place for a meal or a glass of wine.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
"This is a very popular attraction, although personally most locals disdain it. For locals, ..."
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park
"Love it. Look it up on Wikipedia and plan on spending as much time here as you can. The mu..."
Pier 39
"Love the sea lions but otherwise is too touristy for my tastes. This is also a great place ..."
Lombard Street
"A must-see. You can walk there from my rental."
Union Square
"Best shopping on the West Coast of the USA."
Japanese Tea Garden
"A nice attraction in Golden Gate Park."
California Academy Of Sciences
"A must see museum."
"A must see. Very interesting. Three blocks from my rental."
Coit Tower
"Love the views. And the famous parrots."
Top of the Mark
"Great views and expensive drinks from the "Top of the Mark""
Allegro Romano
"Great Italian food a short distance from my rental."
Nob Hill Cafe
"Fresh Italian."
Ghirardelli Square
"Great place for an ice cream sundae. Not the best ice cream nor the best atmosphere. But s..."
Grace Cathedral
"Amazing stained glass and solitude inside. Everyone welcome."
Huntington Park
"Stunning location and sculpture."
The Fairmont San Francisco
"Love the lobby and the TONGA ROOM."
Crissy Field
"Best stroll in SF on the trail here."
Aquatic Park
"Great views from the pier"
Washington Square Park
"Amazing place to hang out"
Ferry Building Marketplace
"Amazing in every respect. Great place to catch a ferry to another town along the Bay."
Sausalito CA
"Great place to come by car or ferry to spend an afternoon. Lunch and ice cream cones!"
Westfield San Francisco Centre
"Great shopping and theatre"
Orpheum Theatre
"Theatre district SF. Great place to see a show."
The Warfield
"Another great place to see a live show"
City Hall
"A beautiful building to check out inside for architecture lovers"
Haas-Lilienthal House
"Tour a lovely old home in SF. Amazing."
Cable Car Museum
"An excellent and free museum."
Caffe Greco
"Excellent coffee and pastries and people watching."
Transamerica Pyramid
"A beautiful skyscraper just down the street from the rental. "
"Outstanding modern art museum"
Muir Woods National Monument
"The closest park to SF to see the tall redwoods. These are not the big ones of far northern..."
"A huge national park with much to offer. I'm still discovering new places and parts. The W..."
The Walt Disney Family Museum
"Highly rated by my guests."
Moscone Center
"You can walk here from my rental. "
Ocean Beach
"A huge beach great on any day."
Lands End Trail
"Incredible views from an easy trail."
The Castro
"An interesting neighborhood. The center of gay life in SF. Caution: Some store windows ar..."
Muir Beach
"A beautiful beach - not too crowded. Gets a fair amount of fog but still fun on a f"
Alice's Restaurant
"Great stopover on a tour of the penninsula"
Pescadero, CA 94060
"A fun and tiny town - great stopover on a driving tour down Highway 1 from SF."
Filoli Center
"Amazing manor house and state park. A short drive from SF. Amazing gardens."
La Mediterranee
"Excellent healthy Mediterranean food."
The Plant Cafe Organic - Pier 3
"Healthy and tasty food. You won't go hungry. Excellent views from the pier location. Eat ..."
Chameleon Cafe
"Excellent coffee!"
Cafe Isabella
"Tiny pocket café. Food made with love."
Tartine Bakery
"Long lines but worth it."
North Beach
"I love this neighborhood. The Italian section of town. Excellent restaurants and window sh..."
Bay Bridge
"An excellent old bridge to take photos of or drive over to Berkeley or Oakland."
Davies Symphony Hall
"great accoustics."
Fort Point National Historic Site
"Great old fort. Great views."
Yank Sing
"Famous dim sum. I think a little over-rated, but still worth it."
Painted Ladies-Alamo Square
"A great place to take a photo of the city and some Victorian homes. Famous from TV show "Fu..."
Zuni Cafe
"Excellent food and service."
Dolores Park Cafe
"Food here is fresh. Location just across from lovely Dolores Park."
Mitchell's Ice Cream
"Some of the best ice cream in the city."
Chinatown Gate
"Scenic. Great photos. Just between Union Square shopping area and Chinatown."
Kokkari Estiatorio
"Excellent food and atmosphere and service."
The Tonga Room
"A must see."
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Buena Vista Cafe
"Great views. Famous for Irish Coffee. A little touristy but popular."
Mama's on Washington Square
"Very popular but the long lines keep me away!"
Le Colonial
"I like the feel of this restaurant - feels like you are somewhere in the Far East."
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Walk to San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
CalTrain Station and BART
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 80 and 101 interchange
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
San Francisco Waterfront
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Various - 'Big Four Restaurant'
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nob Hill Cafe - 1 block.
Car: not necessary

Please read our 100% 5 star reviews from ALL guests since inception. This is the very best location in San Francisco for travelers...! Walk to Union Square, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Polk Street, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Coit Tower, The Marina District, The Ferry Building, Moscone Center, The Embarcadero and more! Nob Hill is one of San Francisco's most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. This location is at the top of the hill (the higher you are, the better the neighborhood in SF) - above the best hotels like the Fairmont, The Huntington Hotel, The Mark-Hopkins Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Moreover, it is just 2 short blocks to Hunttington Park and Grace Cathedral. This beautiful neighborhood is truly the heart of San Francisco. Walk to stores and fine restaurants.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Hot Air Ballooning, crabbing (catching dungeoness crabs!), Deep Sea Fishing, Alcatraz Island Tours, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Recreation Area, Muir Woods (Redwood Tree Grove - Parkland), Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square Shopping District, Chinatown, North Beach (Italian section of San Francisco), Museums, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, etc. You will never run out of things to do or see in San Francisco!

Golf: There is a wide selection of public and private courses in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco has a public course near 'Lands End'.

Ski: Lake Tahoe Ski Areas a few hours away via car in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

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Availability & Rates

Nob Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
March & April 2014
Feb 21 2014 - May 15 2014
2 nights
Prime Season 2014
May 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning Fee $95.00
Notes Some holidays and event dates have a surcharge - please ask owner directly for details and final pricing for the dates you are requesting.
$300 refundable security deposit. $95 One-Time Cleaning Charge.
Parking INCLUDED FREE during your entire visit (1 car). This is a $50/day value in this area.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Nob Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Downtown
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking On Street
  • Laundry Soap
  • Garage ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Local Maps
  • Water Cooler
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Paper Towels
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Gorgeous marble bathroom with marble on all walls all the way to the ceiling. Ceiling has beautiful crown molding and two small 'Shoenbeck' chandeliers. Beautiful and new freestanding bathtub with shower includes a new endless hot water system and all new plumbing. A new beautiful carved vanity and historic style lighting finish the overall affect. Very beautiful, romantic... and very 'San Francisco' in every way.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , All beds in separate rooms
  • A romantic bedroom with historic wood valet cabinet, queen bed, two nightstands, crystal chandelier, crystal nightstand lamps, wool rug, refinished original hardwood floors, original 1907 wood trim, and french doors with curtains onto living room. Perfect for the romantic getaway but loved by families too since the 1,100 square foot apartment with 9.5 foot coved ceilings provides a sense of space. The bedroom opens upon the living room with double sliding doors in the best San Francisco sense of style.
  • Radio
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • nude beach
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling
  • rock climbing
  • pier fishing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
Covered and Street Parking included FREE, Catering Available, Near to Huntington Park, Grace Cathedral, Moscone Center, taxi cabs, cable cars (1 block), free cable car museum (2 blocks), sports events (Giant's stadium), Maritime Museum, Little Italy, North Beach, and centrally located in the beautiful city of San Francisco. 'Le Beau' Grocery market with gourmet selection of foods is just a block away (Le Beau Market - Nob Hill). Many movies are made in the immediate vicinity. In Spring of 2010, Clint Eastwood and Matt Daemon filmed a film on this block of Clay Street for a month. The Steve McQueen film 'Bullet' also has scenes on this street. This is a very historic, beautiful neighborhood.

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