Views, Location, Space, Parking.
3 BR / 2 BA, sleeps 2-8.
Located on the lower western slopes of Twin Peaks, this impeccably retro appointed West Portal/Parkside home equally serves the first time visitor and the seasoned San Francisco traveler. West portal is a small neighborhood in San Francisco on the western slopes of the city. Walk outside the house and public city transportation is literally at your doorstep ready to take you north to Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate, west to Ocean Beach and the Cliff House, east to Downtown/Market Street and the lateral areas of Castro, Mission Dolores, Pacific Heights, Hayes Valley, City Center, Nob Hill, Chinatown, the Embarcadero, SOMA, Fisherman’s Wharf, etc.
West portal is a small neighborhood in San Francisco on the western slopes of the city. Because of West Portal's small size and mix of shops, cafes, casual eateries (that represent dozens of different international cuisines), special occasion restaurants, coffee roasteries, dessert shops, chocolate and candy shops, wine stores, small grocery stores, library,a bookstore, local movie theatre, and pubs, it has a smaller city village atmosphere and 'retro' charm.
Should your trip include an automobile, your access to east-west and north-south arterials is easy. Whether you intend to visit Point Reyes, the wineries of Napa-Sonoma, Half Moon Bay, Carmel/Big Sur, or Berkeley and East Bay sites there is no need to struggle with a labyrinth of streets before reaching the appropriate highway/freeway.
This home permits the traveler to return from their excursions and truly rest while taking in a full view of the Pacific Ocean from the living and dining rooms (telescope included). The sunsets are magnificent; should the famous fog creep in and up the slope, you will experience a true San Francisco phenomena. No need to plan deeply regarding where to eat.
One of the finest butcher shops is located 100 yards away as is the local fruit , vegetable store and premiere wine shop. The kitchen is fully equipped but you also benefit from the tens of excellent restaurants situated in the West Portal Tunnel area, only a 6 minute walk away!
The nearby Taraval corridor is home to some family style eateries. Both locations are within walking distance (in a safe and secure neighborhood environment). On-site parking into private enclosed garage with electric garage door opener and full laundry facilities at your home-away-from-home add to a stress-free holiday. The street car goes right by the house, so there is some rumbling during the day, but quiet at night.
Location: West Portal/Parkside, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, USA (15th Avenue at Ulloa and Taraval) see Map
Accommodations: Two-story home, 1800 sq. ft living area, open floor plan- of living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen, three ample bedrooms, two bathrooms. Dining room seats eight; over-sized 500 sq ft private enclosed garage with full laundry. King Bed, queen bed, full/double bed, and two sets of twin beds, luxurious linens full kitchen, kitchen seating for four, cable TV (2), high-speed internet, fireplace.
My wife and I have lived in San Francisco for over 60 years! This is the city where we met, were married, and raised our two daughters. The home we are offering, with a view to the Pacific Ocean, was built to our specifications 40 years ago by an accomplished San Francisco contractor who used quality materials. The house is well designed, classically appointed, and light and airy and boasts an excellent location. We have had many gatherings in this home and due to the open floor plan between the living room, dining room and kitchen, all our guests could easily interact with one another.
When my wife and I were looking to build a home in San Francisco, West Portal was the area that met our criteria. We wanted a home with a view, a friendly and safe neighborhood, convenience of shopping, and transportation close by. As my wife does not drive, access to public transportation that would take her anywhere in San Francisco was essential. As we like to eat well, we had the owner operated butcher shop and fruit store within a 2 minute walk (where we quickly knew everyone by name, they become our friends.) West Portal had tens of restaurants (and even more now), a movie theater, spas, coffee shops, pubs, and banking. No need to fight for a parking spot as we would walk for 5 minutes and there we were!
-View the ocean and the magnificent sunsets from the living room, dining room and kitchen.
-Sleeps up to 8 - comfortably! -Public transportation right outside your door.
-Well designed floor plan, well-appointed furnishings, light and airy home
-Large windows and skylights throughout(bathrooms, hallways, kitchen)
-Comfortable mattresses, luxurious bed and bathroom linens
-Private interior garage with electric garage door opener
-Washer and dryer