SECLUDED GARDEN COTTAGE JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

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Veronica Stork

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SECLUDED GARDEN COTTAGE JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

Glen Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom 1, bathroom 1 Sleeps 2

Cottage Details

Free standing extremely private cottage. Gracefully serene, hidden by trees and flowering vines. colorful gardens with eating and sitting areas tucked here and there.

Open floor plan; the only interior walls are around the bathroom. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows allow you to enjoy an abundance of natural light. Ceiling fans, unique architectural details, and accent lighting throughout. Garden views from every window; partial 'city-lights' view from the front-facing Veranda.

The Veranda is Bordered by trellises and built-in planter boxes which are planted with a diverse display of colorful and unique plants and flowers.

Gorgeous wood floors with cherry-inlay throughout living and kitchen areas; fully tiled bathroom. Stainless steel and granite kitchen with high quality fixtures.

-A Serene Garden Retreat in an Old SF Neighborhood: - Surrounded by naturalistic, unique gardens.

-Large garden area located alongside the cottage contains a variety of beautiful, mature trees, shrubs and flowers most of which is on drip-watering system.

-Many sitting and dining areas tucked into beautiful old world gardens give you both privacy and serenity

The Neighborhood:

Nestled among the hills resembling its old European roots, the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco is one of the oldest in the city. There are numerous coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. Just a block down the hill is a bakery for fresh baked pastries and breads, grocery, restaurants, hardware

Kitchen and Utilities: Kitchen is outfitted with new, high-end stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven with hood), disposal, and granite countertops.

-Fully tiled (black and white) separate utility room with washer/dryer hook-ups, and utility sink - even the utility room has a skylight!

-New on-demand water-heater.

The Location : Conveniently located to freeways (both 280 and 101) and public transportation (Muni, BART). It is a short walk to the Glen Park BART station and many bus lines. Simply hop on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train and be downtown in 10 minutes, across the Bay to Berkeley/Oakland in a half and hour or Pleasanton in about 40 Minutes. Glen Park is convenient to downtown San Francisco, the North Bay, the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Weddings
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle

Veronica Stork

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I am an painter and sculptor. My first love is of the mountains and open spaces and gardens and deserts and beaches and wild animals and wild lands. So I don't really know how I would define myself for you.

Veronica Stork purchased this cottage in 1974

In late 1973 I came back to San Francisco. I loved the city but my problem had always been that I wanted to live in the country as well. I drove and walked all through the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco looking for a 'place' that would fit me. I didn't know if I wanted to rent or buy. Then I came across this dilapidated house on the hill. It was falling down the hill. The house sat in the middle of three barren empty lots. I fell in love. Behind the house was a cottage.

The house and the cottage are surrounded by light and air. Everything in San Francisco and the surrounding communities is easily accessible from here. Most of all it has a feeling of privacy and seclusion; while still being so close to everything.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Secluded Garden Cottage Just Minutes from Downtown
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 32 reviews
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Glen Park San Francisco
Pittsburgh
5

Best kept secret in San Franicsco

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
I have traveled to many places in my life and have been to San Francisco a number of times in the past six years, but I have NEVER expierienced an ambience so perfect that one has to experience it to believe it. No matter what I say, it will not do this wonderful property justice. I will try. The smell of the flowers and trees, the beautiful natural light, attention to detail, beautiful wood work, Asian art, a beautiful kitchen with appliances and flatware, silverware, and glassware that are beautiful as much as they are functional, a comfortable bed, a beautiful ceramic tiled bathroom all create a very special environment. I dare to say that had it rained my entire stay, I would have been content to stay in the cottage and enjoy a property that the owner obviously holds dear.

The property was clean, the amenities were beyond what one would find in a four or five star hotel, and all claims by the owner in the listing were accurate and truthful. The pictures accurately portrayed the layout and beauty of the cottage.

I must say, I was as surprised to find that Glen Park itself is a wonderful neighborhood to stay and I found a number of excellent eating options although I must admit, I did cook one meal in the cottage due to the fact that there is a wonderful market on Chemery Street. For those who like it, I found the French Restaurant an excellent choice. The Thai restaurant was also a great place to enjoy other ethnic cuisine.

The cottage is conveninent to buses that take you main muni stations and of course one has the option of using BART which I took from the airport for a mere $8.00. Traveling to downtown using the BART will cost between $1.70 and $2.00 depending upon the specific stop. And yes, it IS minutes from downtown.

I hope to stay at the cottage again this fall.

Thank you Veronica and Johannes. I will be sure to come again if your cottage is available.
Helpful votes: 18/18
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Glen Park San Francisco
Bon Air is just across the city line from Richmond VA.
5

DELIGHTFUL!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Everything in the listing was spot on. Even after reading the descriptions and reviews our expectations were exceeded in every way. The location and amenities can't be beat. Our local friends were very impressed and plan to use the Cottage for their future visitors. I can't imagine a more comfortable place to stay and we will not consider anywhere else for our next trip to San Francisco. Do yourself a favor and plan time to sit in the garden and do explore the neighborhood down the hill. Again, just delightful.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Secluded Garden Cottage Just Minutes from Downtown
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Glen Park San Francisco
5

hard to beat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
this was a perfect find for my wife and me. we enjoyed a long weekend and were able to vary venues by hosting the local friends we were visiting some, something that's not all that easy to do in a hotel room. the amenities are first-class, and the surrounding flora and birds were quite enriching. the glen park neighborhood acquitted itself well, too. quiet and relaxed while self-contained, just come prepared for some hills to get from BART, the market, or the bar, all of which are about three blocks away. BART and MUNI access mean the airport is a 20 minute ride away, and downtown is ten minutes away. the outer sunset/ocean beach is 15 minutes by car and a little more via train/bus. we'll be back, Johannes and Veronica.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Glen Park San Francisco
Pittsburgh
5

Still my favorite place to stay when in SF

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I just noticed that this property received a very unfavorable review. I can't speak to the specifics of the visitor but wish to state the following:

A. I have stayed at this property two times for a toal of about ten or eleven nights.
B. I never heard any noise during the evening or early morning hours as the neighborhood is in a noise control area. If I had, I would have mentioned it to the owner.
C. I do agree that this should be called a studio as the bedroom and living room are the same but the bed IS very comfortable and a real bed.
D. I never noticed anyone inappropriately dressed during my stay.
E. The presence of the dog was noted in several reviews of the property. I am a dog person granted but the dog was well controlled during my stays.

I am truly sorry that the person who recently wrote a poor review did not feel the same way I do. When I come to SF in September, I plan to stay at the cottage if available.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Glen Park San Francisco
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2

Beware: Not a one bedroom

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
When the bed is in the middle of the the living room it is a Studio, NOT a one bedroom. I am sorry, I really wanted to love this rental, Johannes was very nice and the house clean, but I found the owner's descriptions less than accurate. To call the property "gracefully serene" and "extremely private" is laughable when it is shared by bare-chested, pajama bottom men, a hugely annoying dog that yaps nonstop every time you step outside, and a nail-pounding, saw-ripping, compressor running, three story apartment construction site literally against the back wall. Also, street parking is a major issue, the description states that one can park across the driveway, but upon arrival, it was blocked and I was told that a "guest" was using the space, and I thought I was the guest! This rental may be perfect for a young couple wanting a more European style of a stay, but for us old-timers, look for something else.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 5/7
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Car: not necessary

The cottage is located in the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco usually referred to as Glen Park Village, because of it's old European flavor.

The Village of Glen Park is nestled in the surrounding hills. In the village you will find coffee shops, some of the best restaurants in San Francisco, hardware store, cleaners, grocery store, book store, vintage store, bakery, pretty much anything you need is two blocks away from the cottage; down in the village.

Glen Park is also a great walking neighborhood. If you follow the main street of Glen Park to it's end you will come upon Glen Canyon Park. A wonderful walking park with a meandering stream and native plants. Trails that can lead you all the way up to the Diamond Heights Safeway and beyond. Then continue back to the cottage in a very scenic loop down Beacon street and through the open areas of the Diamond Heights neighborhood and the Noe Valley neighborhood overlooking downtown San Francisco. Or, for the hikers, you can go in the opposite direction around Twin Peaks and then down and back to the cottage.

San Francisco is divided into neighborhoods. Glen Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods. If you look on a map of San Francisco and put your finger on the very middle of it, you would have pointed out Glen Park.

Consequently the cottage is close to everything. It makes driving unnecessary. The Glen Park BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit - the underground)Station is a short three blocks from the cottage. Which makes downtown or the financial district just ten minutes away. Berkeley and the East Bay easily easily reachable without having to drive. Fisherman's Wharf and other San Francisco attractions just a few minutes away by BART or MUNI (bus).

If you are looking for a Sunday drive to Half Moon Bay or lunch at Barbara's Crab Shack in Princeton By The Bay. You can hop on the freeway, just three blocks from the cottage which gives you access to the coast in less than fifteen minutes.

If you are looking for high end comfort and ease of access to anything or anywhere in San Francisco this is your place.

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Availability & Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00
Pet Fee $40.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Glen Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking On Street
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower is British and so is backwards. The hot water is on the side we normally think of as cold and vice versa.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sofa - not convertible
  • Open and airy floor plan. If you want privacy 2 people is the maximum. If you don't care about privacy it will sleep 3. Couch in the living room, very comfortable to sleep on but not convertible. Also a chaize lounge in the living room, comfortable for a shorter person or child to sleep on.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Courtyard
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Weddings
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • zoo
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
Notes:
A complete getaway from the city with the city right at your doorstep. Extensive well kept gardens with quiet areas to sit and read or meditate, tables and chairs tucked away down winding garden paths so you can eat breakfast or dine with the butterflies and songbirds, patio w/Adirondack chairs, updated granite and steel kitchen, completely tiled bathroom, Close to everything. Easy parking, easy on/off to all freeways, Transit system (BART) just three blocks away makes it 10 minutes to downtown and and easy half hour to Berkeley or Oakland, Bus system (MUNI) is half a block away; both systems together mean you never have to drive if you don't want to. Glen Canyon Park is right down Chenery Street which makes for a wonderful walk. Some of the best restaurants in San Francisco are just two blocks away. If you would like to rent the premises for a one day event or wedding please contact us for pricing.

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