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

John Cranshaw

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS, EASY PARKING, GREAT LOCATION

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!

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

John Cranshaw

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
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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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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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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
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Beautiful and Quiet Home with Ocean Views, Easy Parking, Great Location
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Sunset District San Francisco
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • 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

A peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • roller blading
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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