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Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room

Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca

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

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Diana, Lisa, and Rob Duca

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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)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015

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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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
average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews
5

cozy and convenient what more could you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five, 5 year old twins and a 3 year old. The convenience of walking literally less than five to ten minutes to GGP to playgrounds were priceless for us! Rob, the owner, is as professional as it gets but he's even better because of his sincere hospitality. Walking distance to museums and restaurants make the location perfect for anyone. The house itself is spacious and cozy in the best way with comfortable beds and plenty of sitting areas. The kids especially loved the availability of soft toys and board games. The house was well stocked for all our necessities including the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. We highly recommend the Duck's Nest and would love to stay there again in the future if it's available! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Berwick, Maine, USA
5

Perfectly located, family-friendly flat

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our accommodations for our long-anticipated family vacation in one of our favorite cities. The Duck's Nest is an easy 25-minute ride from the airport, just a block from Golden Gate Park and the nearest Muni bus into downtown SF or to Ocean Beach, and situated in a neighborhood teeming with some of the city's best ethnic restaurants (not to mention an excellent independent books store). The flat, itself, sleeps 4-5 comfortably. (We have a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old. The 12-year-old was quite content for the week in the day bed nook in the dining room, as pictured). It's attractively appointed, with wood floors throughout, fireplaces in the living and master bedroom, overstuffed chairs and couches in the living area, and comfortable beds with plenty of pillows. The pictures on the website really do show what you can expect. It's absolutely as lovely as it looks, and it has all the amenities you want in a home-away-from home experience--roomy fridge, gas range, washer and dryer. Plus, Rob and Diana are only the most thoughtful hosts ever. SF guidebooks, maps, and DVDs abound, and notes throughout the flat anticipate every need. We hope to make it back some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A perfect family nest

  • 5 of 5

At first I couldn't believe all the hype (every review is 5 stars). After our stay, though, I have to agree. The house is perfect, big enough to be comfortable for our family of 5 and located in a great part of town. Rob is a fantastic host who made us feel welcome and gave great tips for eating and sightseeing. The house is beautifully decorated with comfortable beds and is stocked with everything you might need including a mini office with computer and printer. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and the laundry facilities were great. Having the garage was very convenient, although, you could get away without a car if you want to. There are many good restaurants and conveniences within walking distance and good access to public transportation. We have stayed in many rentals all over the world, but this one stands out far above the others for its total attention to detail and hospitality. I would love to go back anytime.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, Texas
5

ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE DUCK'S NEST

  • 5 of 5

The hospitality from the owners was not only generous but thoughtful as well. The location was perfect and within walking distance to museums and restaurants. We are a family of 5, two teenage boys and a 10 year old girl. Each child had there own space and never felt crowded. I would highly recommend the Duck's Nest and would absolutely stay here again and again. Thank you Duca Family :0)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay at the Duck's Nest. The flat was very comfortable,just like being at home. Rob and Diana have truly thought of everything that you may need. We really enjoyed the full kitchen and the memory foam bedding was fantastic! The neighborhood was great...1block to the Safeway store and 1 block to Golden Gate Park and the bus stop to downtown.Don't look any further for a rental. Rob is always available to answer questions and makes sure your stay is perfect 5+ stars!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anchorage, Alaska
5

The Duck's Nest is the BEST home away home

  • 5 of 5

My family of three, spent an absolutely wonderful four days at the "Nest". This was my first time staying in a home away from home (and not a hotel) and I had a completely worry-free booking/staying experience. The owner, Rob, was very attentive and thoughtful to our needs. He was truly treating us just as if we were his family. Not to repeat what everyone else has already written about how wonderful the house was prepared to acommodate their guests, which of course we all highly agree, we also found their "notes" placed around the house, very easy to follow, and very welcoming. We also want to thank the owner so much for the champagne and apple cider. How did you know sparkling apple cider was my daughters favorite? ;-)

The Duck's Nest is conveniently located. It is right next to Golden Gate Park (DeYoung Art Museum, Music Concourse, and the Calif. Academy of Sciences, etc.) , and not even two blocks away form the nearest Safeway. If you turn left as you exit the Nest, you will find that Geary Blvd and Clement St have a lot of things to do, and we walked to the Sutro Heights Park, and found that the Honey B Tea House is halfway there and a great place to stop for a hot or cold drink and a snack! Transportation is readily available to take you to different parts of the city, and is just a few blocks away and within walking distance from the Nest.

We highly recommend the Duck's Nest to everyone! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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
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California Academy of Sciences
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Japanese Tea Gardens
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Conservatory of Flowers
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Stow Lake
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National AIDS Memorial Grove
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Children's Park & Playground
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Safeway Grocery Store with Full Deli
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Cafe Muse Coffee Shop
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Inner Balboa Street Restaurants
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Inner Clement Street Restaurants, Shops, & Pubs
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Green Apple Bookstore
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University of San Francisco
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Mel's Drive In
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Haight Ashbury
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University of California, San Francisco
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Inner Sunset Restaurants
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The Little Shamrock
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US 1
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Golden Gate Park Golf Course
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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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Late Summer
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7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
$250
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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
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
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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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