NEW LISTING! OUTSTANDING VIEWS OF THE BAY! BOHEMIAN TWO BEDROOM!

Hillary Becton

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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NEW LISTING! OUTSTANDING VIEWS OF THE BAY! BOHEMIAN TWO BEDROOM!

Cow Hollow Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1125 Sq Ft Top Floor gem! Gorgeous views 1 Queen, 1 Full, one bath, deck w/BBQ

This two bedroom converted attic apartment with private deck sprawls the entire top floor of a nine unit building built in 1909 on the corner of Scott and Filbert in Lower Cow Hollow. It is a well loved jewel with northerly views that will take your breath away.

There is a 3 floor walk up to this quirky, low ceilinged 'penthouse' filled with colorful art and antiques. So, if you have bad knees, are a basketball player, crave beige or blank walls look elsewhere. This is not a typical rental, but our home when we are in town.

All of one's cares literally go out the window once you step into this magical world. The typical responses are 'I want to live here! 'Why don't I live here!' 'Why Didn't Daddy buy this for me!!!'

There have been many modern upgrades since 1909 that make the living experience free and easy. The kitchen is equipped to make any cook happy. There is wi-fi, a Bose CD player with iPod dock, wireless printer/copier, a 32 inch flatscreen, DVD player, Apple T.V. with streaming HBO and Netflix. Outside on the deck, there is seating for 8 and a Weber Genesis BBQ.

There are also so many restaurants nearby that do take-out and two grocery stores with sophisticated prepared menus that if one doesn't feel like cooking there are great options.

The apartment has an open floor plan with two private bedrooms. The Master has a queen size bed and the guest room has a double. Both beds have pillow top mattresses, lovely cotton sheets and goose down comforters. It comfortably sleeps 2 to 3, however in my opinion, the apartment is best enjoyed by two... two VERY responsible, non-smoking adults without pets or small children (too much is too tempting) who enjoy ethnic eclectic and have a sense of humor.

The views and the location are spectacular. Please look at the pictures carefully.

I try to tell the real story, so there are no surprises.

For the minimum amount of impact on the other residents, the minimum rental is one week and longer stays are encouraged. For stays beyond a month there would be a price break. There is some flexibility, but if possible, Check In Day is Saturday at 4:pm and the Check Out Day is Saturday at 10:00 am.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Hillary Becton

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland in a family that valued education, social work, art and travel - more or less in that order! After getting an MA in religious studies, I married and moved to California. I taught art for years in the Bay area while raising two children. My daughter now runs a sailing school in Sydney, Australia and my son is an artist living in Mexico City. I am remarried to an artist and living in Deer Isle, Maine.

Hillary Becton purchased this apartment in 2002

I bought this property because the moment I walked up the final flight of narrow stairs I fell in love. The view, the old world feel, the safe and charming neighborhood and the warmth of the other owners made buying in easy. It is a delightful magical place.

Now that we live in Maine full time and can only visit a few weeks out of the year, I have decided to make the apartment available on VRBO.

Sitting out on the deck in the morning sun drinking coffee, listening for the wild parrots and looking out in any direction is just Heaven... Or sitting in the living room in the late afternoon watching the waning light sweep the city and then burn into the windows over in the Berkley Hills... Or just watching the weather and listening to the fog horns and all the dynamic activity on the Bay... is captivating. Sometimes it is hard to peel away from the view to go to that museum opening, but one of my favorite cities in the world is waiting right outside the door.....

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
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New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458884vb
(207) 348-6108 (Maine, USA)
Cow Hollow San Francisco
Hong Kong
5

CHARMING QUIRKY COTTAGE FEEL - VERY "TALES OF THE CITY" TYPE FEEL

Charming Quirky Cottage Feel - Very "Tales of the City" type feel
  • 5 of 5
Great apt in a great area of town. It's a walk-up but a very easy one, with a wide staircase down below, and fun attic garret stair for the last floor. Decorated extensively with colorful, fun art, rugs and pottery. Beds are super super comfy, with down pillow toppers and down duvets! Easy walk to restaurants, shops and the Marina Green and Chrissy Field Beach are easily walkable for anyone remotely fit. Amazing views of the GG Bridge, Sausalito and Angel Island. Great deck, been having morning coffee out there and even in the fog, it is sheltered enough to be comfortable outside.

Only thing I didn't consider is the ceiling height. Fine for me (5'8") but my husband (6'4") was worried he was going to wack the lights (he didn't) and he said it was a tad bit challenging to use the loo (standing up). Anyway, none of those issues for me or my daughter.

Kitchen was well stocked. We didn't use most of the appliances, but they looked in good condition. Shower had good water pressure, didn't try the bathtub. Washer and dryer are downstairs (communal) and worked well.

Owner was super easy to communicate with and really went the extra mile with us, letting us check in at 1am because of a late flight. I had told her we would just book a hotel room near the airport as it was so late, but she organized for someone to meet us and let us in.

Overall, if you are looking for something with a boatload of charm, fanciful art and great views... this is your place.

Would give it 3 thumbs up if I had that many thumbs!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ah yes, the toilet for the men is a bit of a challenge!!! If one is willing to sit, I think it is easier, but I don't really know....
business
New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458884vb
(207) 348-6108 (Maine, USA)
Cow Hollow San Francisco
Boston, MA
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We (three adults) stayed in this wonderful apartment this July. From the picture greeting of the dog on the stairway, to the absolutely wonderful view, all pictures perfectly displayed what you see when you arrive. The apartment was clean, the wonderful towels and soft beautiful bedding were very comforting. The kitchen is well supplied. The deck, although small, did not inhibit the spectacular views. It is within walking distance for bus transportation and walking distance to various shops and restaurants.
Hillary and her team are responsive to any needs you may have (we had none). This place is not only an apartment that one rents...it is someone's home, with art, travel mementos, and the warm feeling one takes in decorating it. I'm glad she shared it with us. Will gladly recommend to others. Thank you and grateful!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458884vb
(207) 348-6108 (Maine, USA)
Cow Hollow San Francisco
4

ARTSY RETREAT

  • 4 of 5
Great light & views in this quirky floor-thru aerie. Deck for morning coffee excellent, interior décor amusing & stylish, yet with a comfy vibe. Those over 6 feet tall might have to adjust a bit in, for instance, the bathroom.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This apartment is definitely not for tall and big people. Only the view is big!!!
business
New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458884vb
(207) 348-6108 (Maine, USA)
Cow Hollow San Francisco
Runcorn
5

GREAT VIEW, GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
With a friendly welcome and introduction to the apartment, this quirky, homely and comfortable apartment has proved to be the perfect base for our stay in San Francisco. The apartment is very clean, well located and has everything you need to make the place your home from home.
The view from the living room and deck is spectacular, we were lucky to have great weather and so fired up the grill a couple of times, and sat on the deck in the evening.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment to others, and we hope to return in the future.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I love to hear that the BBQ is being used and the deck enjoyed! Of course you will be welcomed back any time, you have been the best!
business
New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458884vb
(207) 348-6108 (Maine, USA)
Cow Hollow San Francisco
5

BEST BIRTHDAY WEEK EVER!!

  • 5 of 5
This atelier (3rd floor) was wonderful. Great location, unsurpassed views of San Francisco Bay from Golden Gate Bridge to beyond Alcatraz. The decor was charming, with views out all windows, including 2 large picture windows. A balcony with table and BBQ, fully equipped kitchen, footed bathtub, everything you need. Union and Chestnut Street retail areas within 2-3 blocks. Easy to walk to many attractions, restaurants, shopping. Don't need a car, but there is ample street parking with generous time periods. Easy to contact owner, and manager was nearby and very helpful. I would go back in the blink of an eye!!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as guests and will welcome you back any time!
business
New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458884vb
(207) 348-6108 (Maine, USA)
Cow Hollow San Francisco
Maine
5

UNIQUE AND AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
As the listing says the views are OUTSTANDING! The place was very comfortable and fun to be in. It was clean and decorated well. After arriving and marveling at what the inside had to offer we went out on the deck and were soon visited by the parrots that gathered in the treetop nearby. Although there are many things to do within walking distance and public transportation is very accessible we found just spending time here was a vacation in itself. Truly fun place to be!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Golden Gate Bridge
"This makes a wonderful walk - straight down Scott St to the waterfront and turn left - or tu..."
Alcatraz Island
"Alcatraz can be seen from the apartment, but it is even more wonderful to visit. Tickets ca..."
Fisherman's Wharf
"This is where you will find the Ghirardelli chocolate milkshakes I feature in the last photo..."
Palace of Fine Arts
"This is an easy walk and well worth it. Wander all the way around the lake and look for tur..."
Union Square
"I've walked, but this is not for the fainthearted. Catch a bus on Union St or take a cab. ..."
Pier 39
Ferry Building Marketplace
"The shops inside are incredible - not to mention The Slanted Door for Thai food. The weeken..."
Golden Gate Park
"The museums and the park itself is beautiful any time of year."
Lombard Street
"This is a classic and a doable much fun walk from the apartment if you are in shape!"
Chinatown
"This can also be a walk or a bus ride. It is always packed with people, so take care. You ..."
Coit Tower
"This is also a wonderful walk from the apartment if you are in shape. The views are fantast..."
SF MoMA
"There is almost always an interesting exhibit and it is in a fun part of the city - more mus..."
De Young Museum
"This is a must. Check the calendar for free lectures and events in the evening and remember..."
Lands End Trail
"Definitely worth doing. The views across to the Marin Headlands and back to the Golden Gate..."
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
"This is one of my favorite museums from the inside out. The outdoor sculpture honoring the ..."
City Hall
"This is where so much happens - including the rally for Bat Boy. The SF Ballet, Opera and S..."
San Francisco Zoo
"This is a wonderful zoo - but currently it cost $17 per ticket"
Ocean Beach
"There is a very different feel looking out over the Pacific versus the Bay. I recommend the..."
Haight-Ashbury
"Not my favorite place, but historic. This is where my daughter got her eyebrow pierced!!!"
Japanese Tea Garden
"In the spring this place is spectacular - stay for tea!"
California Academy Of Sciences
"Always something interesting. I think on Thursday nights there is a free meet and greet wit..."
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Crissy Field
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lombard St and Scott St
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
There is a public course nearby in the Presidio
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
On Lombard St - Yukol Place - great Thai
Car: not necessary

The corner of Filbert and Scott is within easy walking distance to all of the shops, bars and restaurants on Union St and Fillmore and then going across Lombard to Chestnut St where there are two cinemas, an excellent grocery and meat market, bakeries etc. etc. It is less than a 20 min walk down Scott St to the Marina Green and to the Bay. Zip Cars are nearby and buses or cabs can take you anywhere in the city or beyond. The location is perfect. I have a list of favorite restaurants and things to do. But, you may find that once perched on the deck or inside looking out the picture window at all the activity on the Bay the need to go anywhere slips away...

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Cow Hollow Apartment Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Notes I do not do nightly rates, so VRBO's forms don't quite fit. Up to one month will be billed at the same rate of $232 a night
There is a $150 cleaning fee to be paid directly to the manager when returning the keys at the end of the stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cow Hollow Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • There is a small, but good tiled shower and a wonderful, old cast iron tub. There is also a large closet (without much head room) where I keep extra supplies like TP, detergent, a vacuum etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This room is smaller than the MB, but private, comfortable
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Master Bed is a soft pillowtop. It is very tranquil.
  • Both beds have soft mattresses and the bedrooms are both cozy, but different sizes. This apartment is really best enjoyed by a couple, but it can accommodate 1-2 well behaved children or VERY good friends in the smaller of the two bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
Notes:
If you enjoy walking and are relatively fit, this is the place for you. San Francisco is an amazing city to be explored!
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