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

Hillary Becton

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Hillary Becton

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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NEW LISTING! OUTSTANDING VIEWS OF THE BAY! BOHEMIAN TWO BEDROOM!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hillary Becton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Hillary Becton

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

Why Hillary Becton chose Cow Hollow

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.....

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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New Listing! Outstanding views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 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....
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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
Ireland
5

November in Cow Hollow

  • 5 of 5
I can only echo the comments regarding the location and views.......spectacular. The location is great, close to lots of good neighborhood restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The apartment building was nice and quiet and the accommodation minders couldn't be more helpful.
An ideal base to launch from if you have a car rental and plan to go explore the Northern Californian coast over the bridge.
I will definitely check if this rental is free next time I visit this beautiful neighborhood and city!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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
France
4

Fantastic Views

  • 4 of 5
The position of this apartment is superb. To be a couple of blocks from the nicest part of Chestnut Street, and a couple of blocks from the beginning of the interesting part of Union Street is amazing.

The views are simply fantastic (both from the living room windows and the roof terrace). I have rented many times in this neighborhood, but this is the first time I have had a view over the bay. It adds another dimension....from the moment you get out of bed in the morning you know you are in wonderful San Francisco.

I would describe the apartment itself as "quirky", and in some ways it suits the city it is in. As the photos show, there is an awful lot of decoration and memorabilia. It is on every shelf and in every corner. You are left in no doubt that you are staying in somebody's home....the owners' personal possessions are everywhere (including wardrobes and drawers). My biggest single complaint would be the lack of a single comfortable seat.

I always love my time in San Francisco, and I enjoyed this apartment. Its position and views more than make up for any shortcomings.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comfortable, quirky and charming are hard to roll into one! You are the first guest to complain about the seating, but my husband might agree with you!!! There is certainly space in the master closet for guests - hanging fabric shelving and bar space, plus an empty armoire in the second bedroom, but there certainly are things of ours there. I try to be very clear in the listing that this is a home we use, and it is full of my goofy global folk art collection. Not every one is comfortable living in my world - as fun and as great I think it is!
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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
Keighley
5

Bay vista

  • 5 of 5
The views of the bay, the bridge and Alcatraz are stunning. The decor is sophisticated-hippy, the facilities are extensive and the beds are ultra-comfortable. If it's sunny, take a barbecue on the deck and if it ever rains (which San Francisco prays for) you have TV, Netflix, quality radio, hundreds of books and DVDs... plus those vistas to gaze at from the picture window. Top marks for helpfulness go to the owner and the accommodation minders.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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
Germany
5

A positive review in German ...

  • 5 of 5
... feeling much more comfortable to express myself in German I here provide a review in my mother tongue (may be attracting some other Germans to this really nice apartment):
In dieser Dachgeschoßwohnung haben wir – ein Erwachsener und zwei Jugendliche – eine sehr schöne Woche im September verbracht.
Im Vorfeld hatten wir bereits mit Hillary Kontakt und sie hat uns sehr entgegenkommend einen lokalen Parkausweis für unseren Mietwagen besorgt. Da die Verkehrsanbindung zum Apartment sehr gut ist (Haltestellen von Bus-Linie 45 Richtung Innenstadt ist ein Block und für Linie 22 zwei Blöcke entfernt) und San Francisco vor allem fürs Parken anstrengend ist, haben wir nach dem 49 mile Scenic Drive die Stadt und Sehenswürdigkeiten nur noch mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln mit dem 7-Tage CityPass erkundet. Dank des vorhandenen und schnellen WLAN kann man mit der Muni App auf dem Smartphone sogar bis auf die Minute optimieren wann losgelaufen werden muss. Allerdings fahren die Busse so oft und regelmäßig, dass selbst spontanes Loslaufen zu geringen Wartezeiten führte.
Bei der Ankunft empfingen uns Violette und Dave – die lokalen Manager – sehr freundlich und führten uns kompetent in die Wohnung, die Geräte und Technik, den Waschraum sowie die Mülltrennung ein.
Von der Ausstattung des Apartments – Grill auf der Terrasse, allerlei Kochgeschirr und Geräte – haben wir keinen oder kaum Gebrauch gemacht, deshalb kann ich dazu wenig sagen.
Die Inneneinrichtung ist etwas erklärungsbedürftig mit viel südamerikanischem und zum Teil totenkultigem Kleinod ausgestattet. Das war für meine Mädels zuerst etwas irritierend und wurde auf neugierige Nachfrage per eMail von Hillary sehr nett beantwortet.
Wovon ich heute noch schwärme sind die Frühstücke auf der kleinen, aber feinen Terrasse mit Ausblick auf die Bay in Richtung Alcatraz und Nappa Valley. Den Sonnenuntergang habe ich auch mal genießen können. Mit der zum Teil niederen Decke – z.B. im Bad – hatte ich mit meinen 1,83m kein Problem.
Das Apartment liegt im schönen Cow Hollow und ein paar Blocks entfernt gibt es eine Einkaufsmöglichkeit für Alltägliches und Restaurants.
Wenn ich wieder nach San Francisco gehe, werde ich ganz sicher versuchen auch wieder das Apartment zu bekommen.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank
Gott beschütze dich!
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
Chicago, IL
5

Feel Like A Local

  • 5 of 5
We loved this clean, colorful apartment with its spectacular views and lovely neighborhood. It's the perfect location, quietly set between Union St. and Chestnut St. We enjoyed early morning walks to get coffee and late night strolls, after fine dining nearby. The bus stops are very close and frequent, so it's easy to return mid-day for a rest and snack, after sight-seeing. The rooftop deck is an exceptional spot for breakfast, cocktails and stargazing. The picture window has a postcard view of the bay and the dining room has a pillowed window seat that's a perfect reading snug. The full kitchen made the trip more economical and the beds were super comfortable. The friendly care-taker greeted us warmly and got us settled in quickly. Our week in San Francisco was enhanced greatly by staying in this charming apartment. We felt like locals of Cow Hollow and look forward to staying there again. Thanks for a memorable week!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 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: I was admittedly a little nervous about having four of you in my little place, but obviously my fears were unfounded. Your wonderful family fit snug as bugs on every level. You are welcome back any time!

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lombard St and Scott St
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
There is a public course nearby in the Presidio
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
On Lombard St - Yukol Place - great Thai
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Crissy Field
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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Rates & Availability

From $1,624 Per week

Cow Hollow Apartment Rental Rates

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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.

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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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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