Description: Available is our beautiful one-of-a-kind Victorian craftsman two-story fully furnished apartment with a master suite with sweeping views. Located at the intersection of several popular neighborhoods- Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Mission, Valencia Corridor and Glen Park. Spectacular views of downtown, Bernal Heights, Twin Peaks and Noe Valley. This is a well-appointed apartment. The master bedroom has a king bed, gas fireplace and sweeping views of San Francisco with an adjoining spa bathroom. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub with 17 jets and a steam shower. Also has separate guest room is comfortable with a queen bed. There is a cozy living room with a smart tv and great sound system, a dining area, and gourmet kitchen with a breakfast counter. A full study or office can also double as an additional guest room. Private laundry room.
Conveniently located, this property offers village/neighborhood living that combines the relaxed and the sophisticated with quintessential San Francisco flair. Here you blend in and enjoy the local color. Walk to Zagat-rated restaurants as well as wine bars in one of the culinary and wine capitals of the world. You will discover bakeries, supermarkets, boutiques, bookstores and more, all within walking distance. Bernal Heights is close to 2 freeway entrances (101 and 280) and many forms of public transportation, described below. Walkers and runners enjoy the area. An ocean beach, golf course, museums and music venues are all easy to get to from the neighborhood, within 15 minute drive.
Transportation details: Minutes from entrances to 280 and 101 freeways. Just steps away from multiple city buses and a 10-minute walk to BART. A three block walk to Google, Genentech and other tech buses buses.
Walking the neighborhoods is a favorite thing to do, including a quick jaunt up the stairs through a community garden to the top of Bernal Heights - public open space that offers huge views of the city and the San Francisco Bay. You can pick up fresh produce at a number of places as well as fresh fish, meats and poultry and whip up a tasty meal in your gourmet kitchen. Coffee shops and wine bars abound. Fresh breads are baked in 2 local areas as are several pastry shops. Handcrafted gifts and used or new books are in close by shops moments from your door. Banking and post offices are a block or two away. You will see how you can enjoy everything San Francisco has to offer from your unique home based in village life.
2 full bathrooms
Master bathroom - steam shower
Master bathroom - Jacuzzi tub
Audiophile home theatre
Cable TV - Free
Large screen smart TV
Parking space in garage included for one average car or station wagon
Gas and electric - $100 monthly coverage included
We have lived in the neighborhood for many decades. We enjoy everything San Francisco has to offer from the people to the shops and restaurants of the neighborhood to the music to life around a large beautiful bay with access to miles of beautiful ocean coastline. We have worked in the area and between us have enjoyed hiking, biking, golfing, sailing, tennis, cooking, writing classes, museums, nature hikes, urban hikes and more.
We developed the look and feel of this home over many years to bring out the beauty of the Victorian while adding warmth and style that will enhance any stay in Bernal Heights in San Francisco.
Bernal Heights reflects many wonderful sensibilities of San Francisco, from the love of food and art to culture and history. It offers a small town feel and at the same time well blended with overall San Francisco life. This is the experience both in the sweeping views where you can see downtown in the distance with Twin Peaks and Bernal Hill sloping off in either direction as well as in the superb taste of fresh foods,music and art available right our your door.
You will love the warmth of our home, cooking up meals in the gourmet kitchen while gazing at Bernal hill, enjoying your favorite music on an exquisite audio set up and most important enjoying your master bedroom with views, a fire in the fireplace and an incredible spa bathroom that will enrich your San Francisco experience and make you feel you belong. A surprise to us that travelers love is the flyway created by Bernal hill for a variety of birds to take wing - a master show outside a large window in the master bedroom - right from the bed! Hawks, sparrows, blackbirds, seagulls, and hummingbirds share this flyway creating a spectacular show.
The house is filled with carefully hand selected wood that creates cabinets, doors and panels. For foggy days, the wood combined with the tiles and lighting invoke warmth and a comfortable home base. Whether you are staying in for the day or taking off to view the city sites or beyond to a coastal cruise or wine county tour, the apartment is the perfect home. Visitors and people working in the area for a period of time have felt charmed by the area and have enjoyed relaxing and living in this craftsman Zen Victorian as an integral part of their stay.
Bernal Heights is a neighborhood where you can enjoy living like a native as soon as you arrive. At the intersection of Noe Valley and the Mission, it is a short walk to the Valencia Corridor. Several public transportation options makes it easy to get to many points of the city. Known for it's great restaurants, Bernal is in the heart of the most current food movement. Restaurants, cafes, farmers markets, fish and meat shops, specialty stores are all within walking distance. Walking and running in the neighborhood is pleasant and if you like hills, you can get spectacular views! Urban hikes right out your door offer great exercise and an intimate encounter with this great city. All kinds of cultural experiences from the opera, symphony, theater and arts are reachable by BART within less than a half an hour. Museums are speckled throughout the city. Golden Gate Park is stunning as is Ocean Beach. Golfing, biking, hiking, tennis and many other activities are all nearby.
You can have the most pleasant experience by combining a walk, museum visit and eating at a restaurant.
You can get to wine county, Muir Woods to see the great redwood forests or slip down the coast to Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and Monterey.
You can also head inland several hours to visit the grandness of Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe famous for skiing in winter and water sports in summer.
San Francisco is famous for street festivals such as the Fillmore Jazz Festival (July) and the free 3-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park (a gift to the city from the late philanthropist Warren Hellman) . San Francisco hosts countless film festivals and wine and flower shows. Art is abound in this great city from the painted murals of the Mission District (walkable from the apartment) to the galleries of known and lesser known painters and sculptors to fine art from across the world and across the ages at our fine museums including the Asian Art Museum, the De Young and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Dancing is found in a variety of places citywide - salsa, tango, swing, west coast swing and more are alive and well on many of San Francisco's night clubs and dance halls.
If you like to get out of the city there are numerous places to go in addition to the aforementioned areas. And example is that you can slip down the coast to stay in a bed and breakfast in the little town of Pescadero, an old former fishing and farming village that still has organic farming, goat farms and where seafood is central to their lives. You can tool along the coast here and visit fantastic tide pools, drift wood cities and a bird sanctuary. Or you can cruise down the road to Año Nuevo State Park where in the winter you can hike out to see the elephant seals mating or catch some whale watching.
In Northern California you always have a choice of following beloved beaten paths to wonderful places such as Napa Valley or Carmel or you can carve out your own. You can even combine the two.
You can explore going north from San Francisco to hike Mount Tamalpais (even on a day hike from the apartment) or to continue further north to explore Stinson Beach or Bodega Bay ending up where the great Russian River, which courses it's way through forests of redwoods ends up spilling into the ocean at Jenner-By-The-Sea. Rather than backtrack you can find places to stay and then follow the river and the small river towns out to a freeway, creating a fantastic loop to head back to the city.
There are many others of these imaginative trips. Or you can always stay in the city of San Francisco, live like a local, and fill your days and nights with the rich sites, sounds and experiences of a city unlike any in the world. Even quiet evenings in Bernal Heights will fill you with a sense that something extraordinary is really happening here!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
My Standard Rate
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500.00|
|Property Damage Protection||$89.00|
|50% to hold dates and confirm reservation
Security deposit required $1500
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.