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GOLDEN GATE PARK & MUSEUMS 1 BLOCK AWAY; GARAGE, LAUNDRY ROOM

Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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GOLDEN GATE PARK & MUSEUMS 1 BLOCK AWAY; GARAGE, LAUNDRY ROOM

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Golden Gate Heights Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The San Francisco Duck’s Nest is a huge, sunny, 2 bedroom, Edwardian flat which has just been completely renovated in 2010. With walnut wainscoting, inlaid oak hardwood floors, fireplace, and polished brass fixtures throughout, it combines classic San Francisco with all modern conveniences. “If you are going to San Francisco”, and want to stay in a home that truly makes you feel warm and welcomed the minute you enter, with a garage and complete laundry room, and/or enjoy running, cycling, or walking in Golden Gate Park, this is the location!

Most folks visiting San Francisco often spend at least a day visiting Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum, Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Gardens, or strolling through the world famous Conservatory of Flowers. There is something nice about getting up, having a cup of coffee at home (or at the coffee shop around the corner), and just walking to the end of the block to enjoy these activities.

With The Duck’s Nest as your home in San Francisco, you will have a new 46' High Definition television with home theatre surround sound system, complete with DirecTV/HBO/DVR and a video library of 25+movies filmed in SF, computer/printer/Wi-Fi, new granite counter tops in the kitchen , all new stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, chef range, dishwasher), a laundry room with new frontloading washer and dryer, new 23' Hi-Def television in master bedroom (DirecTV/HBO/Tivo), and a secure garage with extra storage space for large items (golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks, etc.)

The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground. Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door. Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

And lastly, you’ll find all the “small but important” things within The Duck’s Nest to make your stay enjoyable, fun, and special. A master bedroom, quiet, and romantically secluded in the back and away from the living and dining room, complete with superior linens and regular/memory foam/orthopedic/Euro pillows. A bathroom with 8 sets of elegant bath linens and plush terry cloth robes. A kitchen with small appliances, cooking utensils, a ceiling mounted pots/pan rack, and a stainless steel preparation table with stools underneath so you don’t have to stand when cooking gourmet meals. A laundry room to do your wash while you sleep, cook, or go out for the day or evening. A living room where you’ll choose between kicking back in a cozy recliner, stretching out on a comfy couch with bunches of pillows, curling up in a huge overstuffed chair, or checking out the French pane bay window seat (somehow folks always seem to like doing this!)

So choose from among The Duck’s Nest sightseeing guide books, family board games, or DVD’s from our collection of popular San Francisco movies, perhaps something like Escape from Alcatraz or The Rock if you are planning on visiting Alcatraz tomorrow. Toss a self-lighting Dura-Flame log into the fireplace, curl up on the couch and enjoy.

You’re home in San Francisco.

Keywords: Flat, Duplex

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca

Diana and I are proud to welcome you to our home, The San Francisco Duck’s Nest! Just as you are carefully choosing a place which will make your visit special, we too are looking for thoughtful, caring, special folks who will care for our home as if it were their own. The Duck’s Nest gets its name from Rob’s longtime nickname “the Duck” (although we are not even certain whether ducks’ actually build nests!) and the sense of friendly, inviting, “coziness” that 90 year old restored homes just seem to provide. Somehow, people just seem to have fun and feel good here. Diana and I enjoy an active lifestyle, with cycling (last year Rob thought it would be a good idea to ride his bicycle across the U.S. and he actually did it), hiking, and dogs being high on our list of fun things to do. Throughout the years, Diana and I have always found that time spent with family and friends is what really makes living in San Francisco so wonderful, and oh, what tales The Nest could tell! From 25 years of Memorial All-Day Picnics with volleyball in the Park, to seasons of 49’er and Giant’s games, to countless rock ‘n roll/country/reggae/opera/bluegrass music concerts and comedy festivals in the park, to 100,00+ people Bay to Breaker runs each spring, to an evening on the town, to sightseeing with out-of-town visitors. Afterwards, so many evenings always ended with laughter late into the night at The Nest. Arriving in San Francisco during that magical “Summer of Love” in 1967, raising our children (Lisa and Ben), and working for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy for many years, we have called 9th Avenue home until just recently. Like many of our generation, we now care for an elderly parent outside of San Francisco and that leaves The Nest empty at times. But like the chorus of Tony Bennett’s song, our heart (and the laughter!) will always be there.

Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca purchased this townhome in 1974

Why Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca chose Golden Gate Heights

Location, location, location! We’ve already mentioned how close The Duck’s Nest is to Golden Gate Park’s major attractions (the de Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Gardens, Conservatory of Flowers) and that most San Francisco visitors usually spend at least a day visiting them. While these attractions are literally at the end of the block, the Golden Gate Park tennis courts are a 10 minute walk, paddle boating at Stow Lake is a 10 minute walk, the fly-fishing casting pools are a 20 minute walk, there’s even a nine hole golf course in the park (betcha didn’t know that!) And at night, the Academy and its Planetarium has a weekly event – where else can you enjoy music, science, entertainment, and cocktails! Since it is close to the geographical center of San Francisco, The Duck’s Nest makes going anywhere easy: A new, upscale, full delicatessen, Safeway grocery store is one city block away. If you don’t feel like going out to eat, it’s nice to grab groceries or a bite that’s close by. Three major bus lines run downtown (#5 Fulton, #31 Balboa are one block away; #38 Geary is 3 blocks away) to Market Street, connect to all attractions, and avoid the hassle of SF driving and SF parking costs at $5-$20 an hour. Going to Ocean Beach, the Clift House, or Palace Legion of Honor? It’s simple – 15 minutes in the opposite direction. The Golden Gate Bridge is a 20 minute ride (#28 19th Ave/Presidio bus line 3 blocks away). The University of San Francisco is a 15 minute walk and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is a 20 minute walk. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to Balboa Street, inner Sunset, and Clement Street restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs. And lastly, if you are planning a day trip north to Sausalito, Muir Woods, Napa Valley or south to Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay it’s a 2 minute drive to Park Presidio Drive (US1).

What makes this townhome unique

The Duck’s Nest is over 100 years old, having been built in 1913. It was constructed by an Italian contractor and between the kitchen, the pantry, and the dining room, almost 40% of the living space is devoted to enjoying meals together as a family. During the holidays or when the temperatures in San Francisco are chilly, nothing beats a family dinner of pasta, lighting the fireplace, and then settling down to watch a football game or movie on a surround sound home theatre system. Our son, Ben, had allergies, so in each bedroom there are HEPA filers if needed. On the same floor and off the kitchen is a laundry room, with a new GE front loading washer and new GE gas dryer. If traveling, it’s great to catch up your wash as you go to sleep or before going out sightseeing or while making a dinner – and never have to leave home. If you are travelling with bicycles, other large items, you don’t have to carry them upstairs to your room for safety. The garage and adjacent storage areas are secure and such items can be left downstairs. And if you enjoy eating out, American, Chinese, Thai, seafood, Dim Sum, Korean, Italian, Russian, Mexican, and too many other ethnic restaurants are minutes away by walking, as well as some great Irish Pubs!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
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Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324301vb
-(415) 378-5219 (California, USA)
Golden Gate Heights San Francisco
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
Loved our stay at this beautiful,comfortable and all encompassing house. Its clean, well kept and has good supplies with perfect instructions for everything. Rob is an excellent guide who answered all the questions promptly. Parking is easy which is shared with a neighbor who is also very nice. Would love to stay again.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324301vb
-(415) 378-5219 (California, USA)
Golden Gate Heights San Francisco
Rochester, MN
5

Perfect for Family

  • 5 of 5
Traveled to SF to visit family and friends. The Duck's Nest was perfect for us for for our adolescent kids. The flat comes as advertised and Rob made it easy to find our way around the place and make it a home away from home. He was truly invested in making our trip as nice as it could be! There is a lot to do in Golden Gate Park, and the neighborhood around the flat is safe and easy to navigate. Lots of great little places nearby and a full grocery within a two or three minute walk. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324301vb
-(415) 378-5219 (California, USA)
Golden Gate Heights San Francisco
5

Fleet Week Trip

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, thank you Rob for opening your beautiful home to us! My family and I had the most wonderful time in San Francisco during Fleet Week.
For all of you out there looking for a fabulous place to stay while enjoying San Francisco, look no further. This is it! The house is so lovely, comfortable, and easy to make yourself at home in. Rob has thought of everything...the kitchen is fully stocked and easy to cook in. If you need condiments and spices, he has them. If you forget you toothbrush, he's got one for you. The house is one block from Golden Gate Park which is a wonderful place to walk in and explore. There are great places to eat near by. Rob has a list of restaurants he recommends. When you are exhausted from exploring all day, Rob has a great selection of DVDs that have a San Francisco theme to them. Every room is comfortable and inviting. Even the neighbors are nice! The price is so reasonable for what you get. I highly recommend it!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
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Golden Gate Heights San Francisco
Grand Junction, Colorado
5

Excellent Spot in the City

  • 5 of 5
So many good things to say - location is great - easy access to all parts of the City and GG Park. The home is well stocked - great TV, beds, kitchen, fridge, living and dining - laundry and an wonderful garage for a small car. This place is so comfortable - we brought our picnic lunch back to the house three out of four days. We found ourselves planning the day so that we could get back to the house in the mid afternoon. And the neighborhood - quiet, friendly, away from traffic - easy walk to restaurants and maybe best of all - Safeway groceries are one block close.
No - best of all - the owners are encouraging, helpful, and very hospitable. A great stay! Fond memories - we will not forget!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324301vb
-(415) 378-5219 (California, USA)
Golden Gate Heights San Francisco
5

Build your SF visit around the Duck's Nest...you won't be disappointed!

Build your SF visit around the Duck's Nest...you won't be disappointed!
  • 5 of 5
Family of four from the Midwest visiting for four nights...kids first visit to Bay Area, so we need someplace convenient to see a variety of things...the Duck's Nest fit the bill perfectly! Yes, the location is great to experience the 'island' within the city that is Golden Gate Park (Museums, Conservatory, Japanese Gardens were highlights)...yes, it was convenient to have a grocery and a bus stop right around the corner (take the #5 downtown to catch the trolley cars)...and yes, the Nest was comfortable and had every amenity that we needed (including off-street parking, but if you're the nervous type and have a car larger than our rental Malibu, you might want to leave it at the curb!)...so yes, the place is great, but let's be honest...the best part about the Duck's Nest is owner Rob! We've rented from VRBO more than a dozen times, and Rob is the most prepared and involved owner we've run across! He's thought of everything you could possibly thing of, and then some! Rob takes the experience to another level of pleasantness and has you leaving feeling like you've made a friend for life! Try out the Duck's Nest...very much doubt you will be disappointed! Highly Recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden Gate Heights San Francisco
Greensboro
5

As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough great things about the Duck's Nest and its owner, Rob. I agree with all of the excellent points and glowing comments made by other reviewers (but I will not repeat them here). Instead, I will simply say that Rob is as thoughtful on all points as an owner can be, and the flat is "just right." After a few conversations with Rob, I felt more like a friend than a customer. I cannot imagine visiting San Francisco without trying to stay at the Duck's Nest. We felt lucky to have stayed there. Perfect location, perfect accommodations, fabulous stay. Thanks for everything, and we hope to visit again!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Tiburon Ferry: 25 minute bus ride away
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Francisco Terminal: 25 minute bus ride away
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Ocean Beach: 15 minute bus ride away
Nearest Point of Interest
de Young Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
California Academy of Sciences
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Japanese Tea Gardens
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Conservatory of Flowers
Nearest Point of Interest
Stow Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
National AIDS Memorial Grove
Nearest Point of Interest
Children's Park & Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Grocery Store with Full Deli
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Muse Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Inner Balboa Street Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Inner Clement Street Restaurants, Shops, & Pubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Apple Bookstore
Nearest Point of Interest
University of San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
Mel's Drive In
Nearest Point of Interest
Haight Ashbury
Nearest Point of Interest
University of California, San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
Inner Sunset Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
The Little Shamrock
Nearest Point of Interest
US 1
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Park Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Chalet
Nearest Point of Interest
The Clift House
Nearest Point of Interest
Veteran's Administration Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Lincoln Park Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Legion of Honor
Nearest Point of Interest
Presidio Golf Course
Car: not necessary

The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground. Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door. Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Golden Gate Heights Townhome Rental Rates

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Jun 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay
$250
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Additional $250 refundable security deposit required for pets.

Please contact owner for additional discount for stays > 30 days. Corporate, visiting post doctoral fellows, and monthly renters are welcome!
When booking < 90 days prior to arrival, 100% payment required to hold reservation.

When booking > 90 days prior to arrival, 50% initial payment required to hold reservation, final 50% payment made at 60 days prior to arrival.

100% refund for cancellations >60 days prior to arrival; afterwards cancellation refunds are prorated.
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Amenities

Golden Gate Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Classic European bath and rest room, with lavatory/bath separate from water closet (WC)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) With 4 inch memory foam mattress topper, with regular and orthopedic pillows., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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