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

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John Cranshaw

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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

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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!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

John Cranshaw

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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43 Reviews Write a Review
Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
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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
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We couldn't believe how homey and spacious this apartment was! We were glad to have all the things that we needed. The grocery and restaurants near by were a blessing. The walk to the Golden Gate park was well worth it! A car is needed, if you plan to venture to Napa, Sonoma, or Muir Woods. Plenty of parking on side streets! We enjoyed using the MUNI system and was easy to use. Having a MUNI card from Walgreen's was helpful. We bought a 3 day pass so we could ride trams, buses, and trolleys. There is so much to see and do. John and Shelley will make your stay a great one. We loved the thick towels, comfy beds, and having the atrium for morning coffee. Loved having the SF books to see what it was like in earlier years. It shows that the hosts love their city. Thanks for a great stay!
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
Orangevale
5

A peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Everything about this rental was easy, from the rental process, contacting the owners, the beautiful apartment & the location. Owners replied promptly when contacted, answering my questions & giving helpful info. Finding the rental & parking was easy, even with sis & I both driving big vehicles. The rental is beautiful, well-furnished & very interesting; décor reminding you of different parts of the world & lots of variety. There are lots of doors, so I was able to close the living & dining room off from the bedrooms for more privacy/quiet while Mom slept. The whole place has such a peaceful feel, is quiet & was so comforting. The kitchen is spacious & well stocked with good quality dishes & cookware, & everything from a dishwasher to an espresso machine, & extras like spices, olive oil, & wine, which was great for us since we cooked & ate in. They start you with the basics (milk, cereals, coffee, teas, cream, sugar, etc) so you don’t have to rush out to the store right away. There are many thoughtful little things we kept discovering, like q-tips, perfume, & books about the city in every room, extra jackets, umbrellas, pillows & blankets, it’s obvious the owners have put a lot of love into this place. Be sure to keep an eye out for the little labels everywhere, very helpful & humorous. The bedrooms have an amazing view! You can see the sunset district, Golden Gate Park & the ocean. We watched the sunset every night but one (too foggy – so we enjoyed a fire instead) & it was spectacular! All the beds are very comfortable, even the air bed, & linens were really nice. There is a large flat screen TV in the master, with access to Netflix & something else, which I forget the name of. There is no TV service, but plenty of movies, documentaries, TV series, etc. The atrium is so filled with light, even when it was foggy. A beautiful little sanctuary right in the middle of the home. We used the Wi-Fi a lot, & it works great. There were 2 connections you could access, & I found that if I went from the front of the house to the back with my laptop, I had to switch connections, but that was simple. This is near the Moraga steps & Grand View Park; don’t miss these, it’s one of the most spectacular views in SF!! You can walk to it & it’s free. We loved this place so much, thank you John & Shelley for such a sweet haven during Mom’s surgery – we’ll be back!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
Orangevale
5

A Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Everything about this rental was easy, from the rental process, contacting the owners, the beautiful apartment & the location. Owners replied promptly when contacted, answering my questions & giving helpful info. Finding the rental & parking was easy, even with sis & I both driving big vehicles. The rental is beautiful, well-furnished & very interesting; décor reminding you of different parts of the world & lots of variety. There are lots of doors, so I was able to close the living & dining room off from the bedrooms for more privacy/quiet while Mom slept. The whole place has such a peaceful feel, is quiet & was so comforting. The kitchen is spacious & well stocked with good quality dishes & cookware, & everything from a dishwasher to an espresso machine, & extras like spices, olive oil, & wine, which was great for us since we cooked & ate in. They start you with the basics (milk, cereals, coffee, teas, cream, sugar, etc) so you don’t have to rush out to the store right away. There are many thoughtful little things we kept discovering, like q-tips, perfume, & books about the city in every room, extra jackets, umbrellas, pillows & blankets, it’s obvious the owners have put a lot of love into this place. Be sure to keep an eye out for the little labels everywhere, very helpful & humorous. The bedrooms have an amazing view! You can see the sunset district, Golden Gate Park & the ocean. We watched the sunset every night but one (too foggy – so we enjoyed a fire instead) & it was spectacular! All the beds are very comfortable, even the air bed, & linens were really nice. There is a large flat screen TV in the master, with access to Netflix & something else, which I forget the name of. There is no TV service, but plenty of movies, documentaries, TV series, etc. The atrium is so filled with light, even when it was foggy. A beautiful little sanctuary right in the middle of the home. We used the Wi-Fi a lot, & it works great. There were 2 connections you could access, & I found that if I went from the front of the house to the back with my laptop, I had to switch connections, but that was simple. This is near the Moraga steps & Grand View Park; don’t miss these, it’s one of the most spectacular views in SF!! You can walk to it & it’s free. We loved this place so much, thank you John & Shelley for such a sweet haven during Mom’s surgery – we’ll be back!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, Leila. It was a pleasure having you stay, and we are very glad your Mom did so well with the surgery. Come again any time!
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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
Sonoma County, CA
5

Steve & Sue

Steve & Sue
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Such a luxurious, decadent home John and Shelley have! Five star, top of the line comfort and it came with everything. Down bedding, leather couch and chairs (yum!), beer and wine ready for us in the fridge.
I know John and Shelley love to travel and so many pieces in their home are one of a kind from all over. Just walking room to room and admiring took an hour. I then asked John to tell me about each piece and "the story". We didn't watch TV and minimal use of our personal electronics, which gave us quiet time to rummage through their collectable and rare book library. So many books, our favorites were Harry, Lost in San Francisco and Emily Post's Book of Etiquette, the original edition!
We loved our stay there.
The location was perfect. We walked to Golden Gate Park twice. Jumped on the N Train for Thai food down by the ocean. Drove a few blocks for the best bakery in town.
On our last night in the City, we experienced the best Italian food and culture the city has to offer. Trattoria Da Vittorio, 150 W. Portal Ave. They don't take reservations and are fairly small. But they said "come on down, we'll make room." There was six of us and when we arrived we knew immediately there would be a bit of a wait. Vittorio said it shouldn't be long... About an hour. By then we knew everyone's name, what part of Italy they were from and had shared complimentary Persecco and bruschetta. Once we sat down the incredible service continued. The food was fantastic.
We are looking forward to staying at John and Shelley's incredible home again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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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Availability & Rates

Sunset District House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110.00
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Sunset District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • 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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