This stylish, 3-story, architect-designed house is my private home when I'm not traveling. It sits high on Potrero Hill, just a few minutes from downtown San Francisco. There are sweeping views of downtown San Francisco and the Bay from almost every room. The large, open living room has a dramatic marble fireplace, an award-winning staircase, antique Japanese furniture, original art and sculpture, a Steinway grand piano, and a soaring cathedral ceiling with sunlight streaming through the two double French doors, and a huge skylight. There is a guest computer and wireless Internet access throughout the house. The master bedroom, which occupies the entire third floor, has a Japanese-style bathroom, a wall of glass framing a magnificent view of San Francisco, and a private redwood deck. In my humble opinion, you will be hard pressed to find any other rental property in San Francisco as unique and wonderful as my house -- and my low rental rates make it one of the best values in town!
Not Just a Place to Sleep...: A real estate professional who stayed in my house wrote, 'I have rented many houses in various locations throughout the years. Bill's house was the best ever.' Other guests have said 'it is like staying in a miniature museum', 'an architectural gem!', 'one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen', 'incredibly peaceful, a wonderful place to relax'. In short, my house is more than just a place to store your suitcase while you are visiting San Francisco. It will be part of the experience itself. So why stay in a pricey San Francisco hotel or sterile corporate apartment when my house offers twice as much for half the price? Deal directly with the owner, not an agent or property manager. This is one of the best accommodation values in San Francisco! When you compare my rates with a hotel, remember to add both the 14% San Francisco hotel tax and the 9% sales tax to the rate quoted by the hotel. Many San Francisco visitors are shocked by their final bill. My rates include all taxes.
Discover...: If someone in your family plays the piano, there is a Steinway grand in the living room. If you are a history buff or armchair explorer, I have one of California's finest private collections of books on Alaska and Russian America. If you are more into literature, I have an extensive collection of books by and about Mark Twain. If you appreciate art, my walls are covered with original works by contemporary artists, none of whom are particularly famous (yet), but all of whom are extremely talented and most, I am privileged to say, are also personal friends of mine. Scattered throughout the house you will discover Eskimo and Native American art and artifacts, sculpture, antique Japanese tansu chests, Persian carpets, a high-end music system, and many other treats. I have a personal website for my house with lots more photos and information and will be happy to share the link with you when you send me an inquiry.
Experience...: Potrero Hill enjoys the sunniest and warmest weather in San Francisco, and this safe, quiet, upscale neighborhood is a delight. Several of San Francisco's best restaurants are within walking distance, including French, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, and one of the best pizzeria's in town (all-you-can-eat on Mondays!). Farley's, whose motto is 'friends don't let friends drink Starbucks', is a classic 1950s coffee shop that draws customers from all over the city. A fantastic Whole Foods supermarket is just 5 blocks away. If you like beer, the Anchor Steam Brewery tasting room is 4 blocks down the hill. Finally, my neighborhood is one of the few places in San Francisco where there is never a parking problem for you or your guests! Parking spaces abound and no permit required. But if you prefer to use public transportation, there is a bus stop one block away. In my humble opinion, my house is the best accommodation value in San Francisco!
I am an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and consultant who has spent more than 25 years in Silicon Valley. I have started several companies of my own and worked with dozens of other embryonic technology ventures providing concept validation, strategic analysis and planning, interim management, mentoring, and investment capital. In a moment of whimsey or insanity (the jury is still out), two friends and I recently put together a group of investors to buy a ruined 17th mill on the Tiber River about an hour and a half from Rome, Italy. We hope to begin restoration soon: www.mulinosultevere.com.