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Elegant Art Filled 3 BR/2Ba Mediterranean Garden Home

Saundra McPherson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Saundra McPherson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Elegant Art Filled 3 BR/2Ba Mediterranean Garden Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Buena Vista House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, light filled, 3 BR garden home in central SF, serenity,comfort, garage

Grand, three story centrally located San Francisco home offers a double living room with baby grand, formal dining room, and cook's kitchen opening onto tranquil urban garden. Take your pick of three light-filled bedrooms, lounge in the atrium/sunroom, read the paper on the comfy den sofa, dine at the large English oak dining room table or al fresco in the garden, sing around the baby grand piano, and soak/shower in the two bathrooms - one with spa-like soaking tub and slate floors. We provide wifi, satellite tv, and one-car garage.

There's a large kitchen with Wolf stove and Subzero refrigerator, walk-in pantry, laundry, formal dining room seating 12, and a double living room. Use the house as a home base for day trips around San Francisco, or relax with a book in the sunny atrium, watch satellite tv in the den, cook up a feast in our large kitchen, or barbeque on the garden patio.

The house is perfect for two small families, a family reunion, or a romantic holiday. Maximum capacity is six. The master bedroom suite has a king size bed, and the other two bedrooms have new queen beds with either down or down alternative duvets and loads of pillows.

The house is central (5-15 min. walks) to the Castro, NOPA, upper and lower Haight, Hayes Valley, and Mission districts, restaurants, cafes, and music venues, fabulous shopping, and Golden Gate Park with its museums, Japanese Tea Garden and Arboretum, all set among acres of spectacular cypress, lawns and gardens.

Downtown is a 15 minute train ride, the Ferry building (and America's Cup activities) is 20 min., and Fisherman's Wharf is about 30 min. using two trains. Trains run every 10-15 minutes from the Duboce Park stop 1 1/2 blocks away. Buses going north/south stop on our block, and we are happy to give you guidance on public transit.

We are caring and experienced hosts, frequent house traders, and international travelers. We love to share the insider's San Francisco -- whether restaurants, markets, shopping, museums/galleries, live music, hikes/walks/views, we will help you discover it. The Castro is the real San Francisco: friendly, lively, with beautiful homes, gardens and views, centrally located with a village character. Public transportation to the beach, downtown, Embarcadero/Ferry Building, SFO, and points north and south is 1 1/2 blocks away.

We want your stay in San Francisco to be comfortable and memorable, and we will do our best to help you find your way in our beloved city.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Saundra McPherson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Saundra McPherson

We are long-time hosts and travelers, and we love to share our our favorite San Francisco and northern California secrets with our guests.

Why Saundra McPherson chose Buena Vista

The Castro/Buena Vista Park neighborhood is the geographic center and the very heart of San Francisco. We love its village character: urban hip meets old-style warm hospitality, beautifully maintained Victorians and gardens, shops, restaurants, public transit and cafes.

What makes this house unique

Our family home is graciously proportioned to accommodate large family dinners, with its large dine-in kitchen complete with Wolf stove & Subzero refrigerator, 100+ year old English oak dining room table seating 12, and intimate urban garden with patio and barbeque. The garden has been lovingly built over 17 years and features edible greens & herbs, trees and perennials. The atrium/sunroom connects one bedroom with the den, covered by a large skylight - a treat on a moonlit night. We love to entertain in the double living room around the old baby grand piano (my mother's from the 1920's), or read the paper on one of the buckskin sofas on a sunny morning. There are three parks within a 5-20 minute walk, and shopping is a 5 minute walk or (a favorite) Hayes Valley, a 15 minute walk.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Elegant Art Filled 3 BR/2Ba Mediterranean Garden Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Huntsville, AL
5

Could not have asked for more.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and we were spoiled rotten. Saundra is an excellent host. Very kind, lots of helpful knowledge about SF. The house is beautiful and impeccably decorated. Add in the great location and we had one of the best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Comfort and Elegance in the Castro

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and all loved our stay at Saundra's house! The home is well appointed, inviting, stylish, and comfortable. We enjoyed the serene garden and wonderful art work through out the house. Saundra was a terrific hostess! She openly shared her insight of the city and had available to us many books on San Francisco, California plus, restaurant listings and brochures of popular sights. We hope to visit and stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
5

A perfect place for your stay in San Francisco!

  • 5 of 5

Saundra's place is absolutely beautiful and serene. My husband and I have stayed several times over the past few years, in the bedroom suite, and can't recommend it enough. The room is large & lovely with big windows overlooking the garden, plenty of closet space, and a very comfy bed with quality linens. The bathroom has great light, a huge tub and sink and lots of room. The shared toilet which is only used by Saundra or her teenage son at night, is in a separate space, and has never once been an issue. You really feel like you have the upstairs to yourselves as Saundra and Griff are very discreet and Griff heads to school early in the morning, usually before we are up and about. There is a den with a TV across from the bedroom which is at your disposal as well as an atrium with a chair for reading if so inclined. We travel a lot and are very discriminating. Since we first stayed at Saundra's we have never considered staying anywhere else. We have three adult children in San Francisco, so we come often and before I sign off, I will tell you that the location is fabulous. You can walk to many great neighborhoods, and take the Muni easily, as it's only a block away. Last but not least, Saundra is a fabulous and generous host. We are always so happy to see her when we visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Shanghai, China
5

Beautiful house with wonderful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

As the host described, the house is beautifully decorated with lots of details. My family members had a memorable gathering there. The host, Saundra, was very nice and helpful all the time. Although we had a little dispute over the cleanliness of the kitchen, we were able to work out finally. Especially recommend for slow pace travellers who could indulge themselves in every corner of the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Dream House, Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

Saundra's house is amazing. I stayed there with my Mom and my two sisters for 5 days and we had a great time! The house is full of wonderful art and cozy areas for lounging. The bathtub is a dream! The house is located in an unbeatable (and very safe) area. Minutes from all the great areas you want to visit and MUNI transportation is just around the corner. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance and the local grocery store on the corner has everything you need. Saundra made us feel at home in her beautiful house and we enjoyed cooking in her great kitchen and enjoyed our coffee (and wine!) in the garden. Staying at Saundra's made our trip to the wonderful city of San Francisco that much more enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

Amazing home away from home in San Francisco!

  • 5 of 5

On a recent combo business and pleasure trip, we decided to rent a house as we needed a larger place since there was 6 of us (our 2 college kids, and grandparents). This is a large home, plenty of space in the house - comfortable living, dining, and kitchen areas plus space to retreat to for your own quiet / work time. It was great to be able to cook in the kitchen and have family dinners together, and my family enjoyed the outdoor patio area for breakfasts. The location was convenient to downtown (I took the Muni street car to get to Moscone convention center) and close to lively neighborhoods like the Mission and the Castro and Golden Gate Park.

While we walked or took public transportation to most places, it was great to have the garage as street parking was a bit difficult. I know San Francisco fairly well for a visitor, but it was a real plus to learn more about the city from the helpful and knowledgeable host. Thanks for a great trip!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
SF Embarcadero
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Harding Park/Lake Merced
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Caltrain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101/80
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
L'Ardoise
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, Marin Headlands
Car: not necessary

Grand, art-filled three story San Francisco home with double living room, formal dining room, and cook's kitchen opening onto tranquil, urban garden, barbeque and patio. Take your pick of three light-filled bedrooms, lounge in the atrium/sunroom, read the paper on the comfy den sofa, dine at the large English oak dining room table (seats 12) or al fresco in the garden, sing around the baby grand piano, and soak/shower in the two bathrooms - one with spa-like soaking tub and slate floors. We provide wifi, satellite tv, linens and towels, and a garage.

The house is close to the Castro, NOPA, Haight, Hayes Valley, and Mission districts, restaurants chic and funky, fabulous shopping, and Golden Gate Park with its museums, Japanese Tea Garden and Arboretum, all set among acres of spectacular cypress, lawns and gardens. Fifteen minute train ride to downtown shopping, museums, and historic San Francisco sights & tourist attractions.

We are caring and experienced hosts with 100% positive reviews, frequent house traders, and international travelers. We love to share the insider's San Francisco - be it restaurants, markets, shopping, museums/galleries, live music, hikes/walks/views, we will help you discover it. The Castro is the real San Francisco: friendly, lively, with beautiful homes, gardens and views, centrally located with a village character. Public transportation to the beach, downtown, Embarcadero/Ferry Building, and points north and south is one block away.

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Rates & Availability

From $525 Per night

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.5%
Notes Deposit required at time of booking to secure reservation, full rental payment due 30 days prior to check in date.

Maximum stay is 28 days.

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Amenities

Buena Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom has a shower, and separate wc room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Upstairs (w/soaking tub) is a splilt bath with separate wc.
  • There are two bathrooms. The upstairs has a split bath, recently renovated with slate floors and a soaking tub with hand shower. An east facing window makes it warm and bright. There is a separate wc which is convenient for bathroom sharing. The downstairs is a full bath with shower, with a separate toilet room within the bathroom. We supply plentiful towels, French milled soaps and shampoos.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Ours is a three bedroom house. You will want to be the first to claim the master suite, a double room overlooking the garden, with a firm king size bed. Two front bedrooms are just as comfortable, with new, firm queen size beds, down or down alternative comforters and copious pillows. Two rooms have closets. All rooms have area rugs, sufficient reading lamps, a comfy armchair, and a mix of contemporary and antique furnishings. Guests may elect to sleep in the den, which will accommodate a twin air mattress, for a fourth bedroom. The three bedrooms feature both morning and afternoon light.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ours is a 110 year-old family home, where we live when it is not rented. The house is in a highly desirable residential area for travelers and residents alike. Please help keep it that way by celebrating in nearby restaurants and bars. We love our neighbors, and ask you to respect the quiet.

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