SUN-FILLED COTTAGE IN A GREAT BERNAL HEIGHTS LOCATION

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SUN-FILLED COTTAGE IN A GREAT BERNAL HEIGHTS LOCATION

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Ideal for vacations or as a home away from home for business travelers--a peaceful oasis with easy access to all that San Francisco offers. This unique 1-bedroom rental is not an apartment, flat, or in-law unit, but a fully detached San Francisco home. It features soft and hardwood floors and is drenched in natural light. Front and rear decks provide a great place to enjoy breakfast or an evening glass of wine. A well-equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals or reheat tasty leftovers from a night out. The bathroom features washer/dryer, stained glass windows and a clawfoot tub. The house is newly painted and furnished and comes with a queen-sized bed that comfortably sleeps two. An American Leather queen-sized sleeper couch in the living room pulls out to accommodate two additional guests. If you need baby gear (pack and play, stroller or carseat) during your stay, please ask – the owners have a toddler! No dedicated parking, but street parking is readily available.

The house is located in Bernal Heights, a friendly and sunny neighborhood that has its own vibrant community. You'll be a block and a half north of Cortland Avenue – the heart of Bernal Heights – putting you in easy walking distance of great restaurants, bakeries, shops and the grocery store. Also a pleasant walk to the weekend Alemany Farmer's Market and Flea Market. Hike to the top of Bernal Hill to see panoramic views of the City or over to Glen Park Canyon to stretch your legs further. Stroll into the vibrant Mission district for tasty burritos, along artsy Valencia Street or over to Noe Valley for the 24th Street shops.

Public transportation is within blocks to take you into the theater district, downtown or the Castro - even to Berkeley and Oakland in the East Bay. By car, you can quickly get around the Bay Area with freeways 101 and 280 in close proximity. We're a quick zip to SFO airport.

Keywords: extended stays welcome, cottage, detached, house, decks, kitchen, Bernal Heights, close to public transport, restaurants, coffee shops, private, internet, convenient, peaceful, wifi

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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We're a family of four, including a charming little girl and an incredibly active little boy. Michelle is an SF native, and Ryan has been excited to call SF his home since 2006. Given our backgrounds in design and environmental science, you'll see our passions infused in the house in many of the details from the amenities to the solar thermal heating system. This cottage was our home for 4 years, and we absolutely loved it. We hope that it will be a great home away from home for you, too!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

We love Bernal Heights. It has a great neighborhood feel while still being close to many busier areas of the city. We still live in the neighborhood and commute to work via public transportation. On weekends, we love being able to walk/take the bus almost anywhere. We also love how sunny Bernal is and the many great spots on Cortland Avenue. So easy to grab a great meal or find a last minute gift in the variety of shops. Plus, people are very friendly!

The cottage is very quiet and gets great natural light with windows and skylights throughout. It's an excellent home base for exploring the city and provides a welcome respite from all the hustle and bustle when you're ready to relax. The two decks provide a perfect spot to hang out on sunny days. With a full kitchen and a washer and dryer, you have everything you need in the house and within easy walking distance - shops, restaurants, the library and the grocery store. Great for extended stays. Also, there's a non-functioning hot tub in back that we hope to have up and running very shortly!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Sun-Filled Cottage in a Great Bernal Heights Location
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Sun-Filled Cottage in a Great Bernal Heights Location
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Bernal Heights San Francisco
St. Charles, MO
5

Perfect location & relaxing.

Perfect location & relaxing.
  • 5 of 5
My husband & I had a wonderful time staying here for a week. It was like a home away from home. The cottage was the perfect size and there was so much natural light coming in thru the skylights that made the house feel so cheery & cozy. It was very nicely decorated, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The added bonus was having the outside space and a washer & dryer. There is a deck in the front & in the back. We had coffee every morning out on the front deck. It was a great way to start your morning before heading down the street to Moonlight café for breakfast or some days we just cooked at the cottage. The cottage had everything you needed. The neighborhood was quiet and had a lot of great restaurants all in walking distance. Everyone was very friendly. Would definitely stay there again and Ryan & Michelle were wonderful.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bernal Heights San Francisco
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Cute Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We were in San Francisco visiting family and stayed at the cottage for 8 days/7nights. It is a cute place. Had everything we needed. Initially the tv wasn't working, it was no big issue since we had ipads to entertain the kids - the owners were very responsive and fixed the tv. Any questions I had about the city or cottage they responded asap. It is a nice place to stay very close to downtown attractions. Within walking distance there are food shops, library and a playground behind the library. We had meals on the front porch/deck which was very enjoyable. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to be close to the city but still want that "community" feel.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bernal Heights San Francisco
Charlottesville, VA
5

Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5
Loved our experience in this comfortable and well appointed cottage. Great neighborhood. Near park with great view. Beautiful flowers on front porch. Hosts were very welcoming and kind. Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bernal Heights San Francisco
Gillingham, Kent, England
5

Delightful cottage in a lovely, friendly 'hood

Delightful cottage in a lovely, friendly 'hood
  • 5 of 5
Our fifth SF rental in as many years, we enjoyed our thirteen night stay here more than any other. After two years in nearby Noe Valley, we chose to stay in Bernal Heights following a short visit last year. We could not have made a better decision.

Beautiful (the 360 degree views from the hill are arguably the best in the City), friendly and diverse, we were instantly made to feel at home. There are several excellent coffee houses, notably Martha’s, Progressive Grounds and Moonlight Café, and we had fine meals at Piqueo’s (Peruvian), Vega (Italian) and the Liberty Café (American).

The neighbourhood may look some distance from downtown on a map, but it is very accessible. In addition to the 24 bus which runs along Cortland Avenue, it is only a short walk to the nearest J Church Muni Metro stop, and several other bus lines run along the adjacent Mission Street. The 101 and 280 freeways are only a couple of minutes drive away.

The property itself is delightful. Firstly, we welcomed the rare opportunity in the City of having on-street parking virtually outside at all times.

We met the owners, Ryan and Michelle, and their lovely children, shortly after our arrival, when they explained the workings of the household appliances. We were also greeted with a bottle of wine, chocolates and fruit.

We inherited many household essentials, for example washing materials, toilet and kitchen rolls, that would have lasted us a year! Cooking facilities were good, and after a week’s skiing in Tahoe, the availability of a washer and drier was a godsend. No excuse for taking home two suitcases full of dirty washing! The bedroom was quiet and cosy and there was plenty of storage space.

The lounge area with large cable TV was a very comfortable space to wind down in and rest those weary feet from negotiating the streets of San Francisco. There was an ample supply of maps and leaflets on the Bay Area.

We would thoroughly recommend both the area and the cottage. Indeed, we have already provisionally booked to return next year.

And we can pay it no higher compliment than to state that it is exactly the size and type of property that we would gladly live in permanently, if ever we were granted the good fortune to do so.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Bernal Heights San Francisco
Richmond VA
5

Best in Bernal Heights!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and daughter and I stayed here in early Oct. This is such a cute place, completely renovated and filled with sunlight. We have relatives who live in Bernal Heights and this is the fourth rental we've stayed at in as many years. This is by far the best! The big advantage is you are not above or below someone or in an apt. attached to a garage; this is a stand alone small home and that makes it unique and private.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 1970
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bernal Heights San Francisco
Queens, NY
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay. My wife, son and I enjoyed the cottage so much. The location is excellent and the house is on a quiet, dead-end street with ample street parking. The back deck is fantastic for enjoying a cup of coffee, reading, or just staring up at the enormous pine tree....Down the hill on Cortland street is great shopping for food, cafes and bookstores.
A lovely touch for an experienced VRBO-ers such as us was the kitchen being stocked with coffee, tea and fresh fruit. Not a small thing for weary travelers arriving at their destination!
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  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bernal Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak period
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,020
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $100
Notes Minimum stay: 3 nights
Non-peak: $150/nt, $900/wk, $3200/mo
Peak period (May - Sept) and holidays: $170/nt, $1020/wk, $3600/mo
Up to 2 additional guests: $20/nt each (kids 8 and under stay free)
Reservation deposit = one night's rent, due at time of booking
$400 refundable damage deposit and $100 cleaning fee
Rent balance and damage deposit due at least 7 days prior to arrival date
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Amenities

Amenities

Bernal Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen bed + 1 sleeper that pulls out to a Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
iPod dock, hair dryer
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