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BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS, EASY PARKING, GREAT LOCATION

John Cranshaw

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

John Cranshaw

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS, EASY PARKING, GREAT LOCATION

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Sunset District House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

We aim to make your stay a memorable one with comfortable beds, a spacious ocean-view home, and many amenities. Easy parking too!

Our two-bedroom home was built in 1936, and has hardwood floors, crown molding, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, and romantic wood burning fireplace. It is quite large: 1500 square feet. In the center of the house there is a glass-ceiling atrium, filled with palms, anthuriums, orchids, and other tropical plants. There are spacious views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin Headlands from each bedroom, with gorgeous sunset views (when it isn't foggy, of course!). We love bed and breakfasts, and have included some of the amenities found there, including thick fluffy towels, high quality soaps and shampoo, a 52-inch plasma TV (for Netflix, HuluPlus and DVDs only--no regular television), and free coffee and teas. In the event you arrive late and can't shop, we provide milk and cereal to get you going in the morning.

Our comfy queen-size beds have thick mattress pads and comforters, and 500-count cotton sheets. Although ours is officially the safest neighborhood in San Francisco, we provide a small safe which you may use to store your (small) computer and other valuables. There is an inflatable bed which we will provide for a fee, in case you wish to stash a child or two on the living room floor to sleep.

Our home is furnished in a comfortable, eclectic style, with items collected over the years from travel, auctions, and gifts from friends and families. If you happen to be a PG Wodehouse fan, you are in luck; we have a great collection of his books, as well as many other authors you may enjoy.

Every neighborhood in San Francisco has something to recommend it. We love our neighborhood, the Inner Sunset, for its great shops and restaurants, quiet wide streets, and lovely parks. Garrison Keillor, host of 'A Prairie Home Companion' on NPR, recently listed the Inner Sunset as one of the four top places to visit in San Francisco, along with Golden Gate Park (4 1/2 blocks from our home), Muir Woods and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Our area is safe and quiet, with low housing density and easy parking. There is good access to other neighborhoods via the N Judah trolley line, 2½ blocks from our house. We are about 12 blocks from the renowned UCSF Medical Center, for those who will be visiting family there.

This part of the City has many large parks nearby, which offer beautiful, secluded walks, large trees, many great music events, museums, and much more. After a long day of work--or sightseeing-- it's great to walk on the beach (ten minute drive from house), then go to one of the numerous inexpensive restaurants within a short walk or drive of our home. On one of those cold, foggy nights, just hunker down at home, light the fireplace or watch a movie and order takeout.

We want you to have a great stay in the city we are proud to call home. We live in a separate downstairs unit, and are always willing to help with maps, suggestions on places to eat, and things to do. Bon voyage!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Cranshaw (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 49 traveler reviews

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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3004446
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Sunset District San Francisco
5

Amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5
Me and my family had an amazing time in San Francisco. John is an excellent host, making us feel comfortable like is our own home. The house had everything you need, and the neighbourhood is also really friendly and well located.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
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Sunset District San Francisco
Seattle
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Our experience renting and staying in this wonderful property immensely surpassed our expectations, from the time I made the reservation to our departure. The listing description is very accurate and additional information was provided to us via email when my reservation was confirmed. The property is clean and well maintained. We were fortunate to meet John during our departure so we were able to tell him in person about how much we enjoyed his home.

The wine cabinet was well stocked and appreciated! The kitchen was well used and well stocked with coffees, teas, and spices. We ate breakfast in the atrium each morning and used this little room to house our shoes as well! The plants and flowers and light in the atrium made us feel we were in a tropical climate.

What a great view of the Sunset and ocean in the distance. We enjoyed the quaintness of this home and its wonderful energy, no doubt a reflection of the owners and their attention to details. We will return for future visits and further episodes of Penguin Theater!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sunset District San Francisco
Yellow Springs, OH
5

Great house and hosts

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic place to stay with great location and views. Owners went out of there way to make our stay the best it could be. We did not rent a car and used public transportation with no problem. Lots of information provided about what to do in the city, how to use public transportation, restaurants etc. House very well appointed with touches of owners sense of humor here and there! Loved it. Beautiful tiled stairway just a block away leading up to a 360 degree view of San Francisco. Thank you, John and Shelley
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
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Sunset District San Francisco
Auckland, New Zealand
5

Quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of SFO

  • 5 of 5
Our retreat for 6 nights. It far exceeded my expectations.

John and Shelley’s pre-arrival notes were more than extensive and gave me a very good overview of what we were to expect.

There was more than enough space for us to spread out. In fact we didn’t really use the front lounge.

It was pleasing to see how John and Shelly have kept the house as original as possible. Finished in 1939 the same year as the Golden Gate International Exposition.

Having a full kitchen with the usual everyday condiments on hand was really useful plus the breakfast supply and chilled wine awaiting us in the fridge.

Being relatively close to the N Line meant a speedy trip 30 minute into town. Coming back here late at night we were away from hustle and bustle of San Francisco in this very quiet safe neighbourhood. Catching the bus, including the Express, were other options that took us through other parts of the city.

Thanks for the unexpected offer to meet me by the N Line stop on my arrival John. The walk wheeling my bag to your place was fine.

Plus as you had no guests for the next night, thanks so much for the very late check out which enabled me to store my bag and travel to my next destination feeling really refresh.

Photos of what attractions that can be easily done from here can be found in my Travelpod blog - user name "bruceontour".

The PS … To anyone staying here, do make the effort to climb the tiled stairs and then up to the view point at the top. It is just around the corner. It took us till nearly the last day to take time out for the 30 minutes that is needed.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
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+1 -415 902-5374
Sunset District San Francisco
Orangevale
5

So good we stayed again

  • 5 of 5
This is our second stay, & just as wonderful as the first. The owners were quick to respond to us, & very patient with me as I asked all sorts of questions, trying to make sure this was just the right place for us. Paying for it was easy & secure. Easy to find & access the property with the detailed instructions given. Parking on the adjacent street, just 4 houses down is easy & free. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet, and we felt very safe, even walking at night. When we entered we were amazed at how light and sunny the home is. It has retained it's wonderful "old San Francisco charm", and yet is modern and comfortable. The pictures are very accurate, yet it is lighter and more inviting than the pictures portray. It's a very peaceful place to relax and unwind.
Both the beds were very comfortable. Sitting in bed you can see out the window to Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach. We watched the sunsets, and were often drawn to the windows just to look, the view is so beautiful. The kitchen is well stocked. We cooked and ate in most of the time, and it was easy. Oh - and we loved the jar of peanut M & M's always on the counter!
The wi-fi worked great. There is a phone for local calls, that came in handy. The only TV is in the master bedroom. (This is the 2nd different apartment we have stayed in SF & the other was the same way). There is no regular TV service, but Netflix and another I have forgotten the name of are available. The bathroom has a bath tub and a separate shower, and the toilet has a door separating it from the rest of the bathroom, so it works well with multiple people.
There are a lot of doors in this home, and it makes it easy to close off sections for privacy or quiet. I slept in the living room on the airbed the first time, and on a fold out sleeping mat this time, and both are comfortable. Although the sleeping mat would be much more comfy for kids. But I was able to close the doors, leaving everyone else able to use the kitchen and bathroom without disturbing me. And then there's the warm, sunny little atrium, right in the center of the house - wonderful!! We had breakfast here each morning, even in November last year, when it was foggy out, it was sunny and warm in there! There are so many thoughtful little things in this home! We discovered more on our second stay. There are labels everywhere, helping you figure out how to work things. Some of them are pretty funny, so keep your eye out. We loved this home and will return!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3004446
+1 -415 902-5374
Sunset District San Francisco
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Great and Safe place to stay

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home away from home was so nice to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. My daughter and I loved the comfy beds and thick towels. There is so much to do and using MUNI was easy. There are great restaurants all over SF. Having a car for Sonoma, Napa, and Muir Woods was great. It is easy to get over the bridge and back. Easy parking on street near apartment. John and Shelley are great hosts. They have lots of tour books, etc. about the SF area. The tile stairs near apartment are a must. Thanks again for our first time to SF and your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Car: not necessary

Golden Gate Park 5 blocks away has the following: Arboretum--California Academy of Sciences--DeYoung Museum of Art--Japanese Tea Garden--Lawn Bowling--Archery--PGA Golf Course--Conservatory of Flowers (beautiful Victorian glass building)--gorgeous old Victorian Carousel--and much more. Even live buffalo!, Lots and lots of restaurants and shopping within a ten-minute walk--including charming Ninth Avenue shopping, Plus the myriad other attractions in and around San Francisco.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Sunset District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$210
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Amenities

Amenities

Sunset District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has queen bed and lovely ocean views. Queen-size inflatable bed available for $25 per night which can fit in living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surfing
Notes:
You can rent our 1995 Mazda Miata (the classic one with pop-up headlights) for an additional fee which frees you from having to rent a car every day. Lovely atrium with tropical plants. Minimum Age Limit For Renters : Age 25 and above.

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