Originally built in 1890's as a restaurant that served the officers of the Presidio this unique Victorian cottage was converted to a house in the 30's. It is the lower unit of a two unit with a shared garden. In fact, some of the original rafters are still exposed. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area with a library for your pleasure, a sitting room with foldout couch, arm chairs, a desk, and a TV. All the cabinetry is custom built by a master craftsman.
The bedroom has an antique four-poster bed, an art deco vanity, and plenty of closets, separated from the sitting area with curtains for privacy. The bathroom has the feeling of a hammam, tiled with Turkish tiles and looks out to the garden where you can also enjoy breakfast or tea. When you leave your private sanctuary, you will find yourself across the street from the Presidio (17,000 acres of park land) with lovely walking trails. Or walk down to Chestnut street for shopping and having a wonderful dinner.
Amenities: Washer-dryer. Microwave.
TV,VCR, DVD player.
Free Wi-fi fast internet access.
Highlights: Fabulous walking area, steps from the Presidio park, Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field Beach and recreation area.The Exploratorium is right around the corner.Lots of bus lines, restaurants, cafes, shops, ATMs, movie theaters, quiet neighborhood, walking distance to the Golden Gate Bridge. Lyon St steps, leading to some of the most beautiful mansions in San Francisco, is a five minute walk.
Aesthetics: It's ideal for a couple or a single person from out of town to explore all the wonders of SF. Perfect for a romantic getaway. In fact, we've had couples who got engaged here... Great place for writers, artists, and people involved in many other creative endeavors. You feel like you are in an enchanted cottage, full of wonder and mystery.
Decorated with unusual objects from our travels all over the world. The decor is shabby chic that inspires a European apartment or a country cottage.
A flight of steps leads to this cozy hideaway and adjacent garden. The bed is very, very comfortable, the bathroom delicious, the shower blissful, and the whole apartment visually entertaining, decorated with books and objects from the owners’ collections. We made good use of the convenient laundry and kitchen facilities and nearby Marina Supermarket. The apartment is clean and as described in the listing. The owners are very hospitable and attentive to supply small items guests may want. We enjoyed exploring and sitting in the delightful secluded garden; there was a bench and table and chairs for our use. The location is excellent and the neighborhood safe and pleasant for walking. You can explore much of the north part of the city on foot. Several bus lines stop nearby or you can call for a taxi to more distant locations. Altogether it was quite nice to have a sense of coming 'home' at night instead of returning to an impersonal hotel room.
One of the most attractive areas of San Francisco is by far Cow Hollow and Marina.
This romantic apartment is across from the Presidio and George Lucas Park (where Star Wars films are made).
Five minute walk through the spectacular parks will take you to the beach through the Palace of Fine Arts with its lovely pond full of swans and other aquatic birds and a historical Maybeck palace edifice, then to Crissy Field recreation area with its wildlife and sports facilities. You can take a walk along the beach to the Golden Gate Bridge and one of the best surfing areas. Or visit Fort Point and its historically interesting museum with the unequaled panoramic views of SF and the Bay. Then, walk on the Golden Gate bridge to Marin County.
The cottage sits In between the great shopping streets Chestnut and Union, filled with charming restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, trendy boutiques, beauty salons, markets, and ATMs.
Several bus lines within a block will transport you to just about anywhere in the city. You will have an unforgettable experience of San Francisco in this perfect location. If you like outdoors or bicycling, the Presidio is full of natural trails, some with Andy Goldsworthy sculptures, that will make you feel as if you are in the country.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150.00|
|Travelers pay cash upon arrival.|