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Luxury home next to Golden Gate Park. Parking, Garden, Free WiFi, Kid Friendly!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,240 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4+ bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8. Walk to GG Park & best restaurants

*****The Location*****

This Edwardian house is surrounded by Golden Gate Park, the Pacific Ocean, Lincoln Park, and the Presidio, in San Francisco’s Richmond district. It’s only half a block to Golden Gate Park – a 3 minute walk to most event sites (Outside Lands, Bluegrass festival, and others), and has easy access to the Academy of Sciences, Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, De Young Museum, Stow Lake (with boat rides), the buffalo pen, fly fishing ponds, and an archery range. It's 1.5 miles to Ocean Beach (Cliff House), Sutro baths, Lands End hiking trails, the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park (with a public golf course), Baker Beach, and Haight St.. The house is within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores, and local produce and fish markets.

With easy transportation (buses 5, 31, 38, 2, 1, 29), you can get to every corner in the city and beyond: the Presidio, the San Francisco Zoo, Downtown, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Lombard St., Chinatown, Japantown, and more!

The Neighborhood: Richmond District is one of San Francisco's most desirable and safe neighborhoods. It is filled with a mix of Edwardian and Victorian houses. It is a wonderful, lively place. We recommend hanging out at the Sunday morning farmer's market on Clement Street; walking through “New China Towns”: Clement St. (and Irving St.); eating out at wonderful restaurants at Geary Blvd, Clement St., Balboa St., and Irving St.; walking to Golden Gate Park, the Presidio (Baker beach), Land’s End, Ocean Beach (including the Cliff House with its amazing views), and many nearby attractions. Locals are friendly, approachable, and laid back.

We have a detailed folder listing all the local secrets - the best restaurants, the attractions only locals will know, etc.

*****The House*****

The house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1 playroom (could be set up as the 5th bedroom), 1 formal dinning room, 1 huge living room, fully equipped kitchen, a sunny back yard, and a laundry space. Total 2240 sq. ft. It has original period gumwood and built-in furniture, a fast Internet connection, big movie screen with HD home theater projection system, a fire place, Wolf stove with built in grill for BBQ, a huge collection of books, and two independent heating systems. (San Francisco does not need air conditioning even in the summer time.) Driveway parking is available.

This single-family house is also very kid friendly. We have stair blockers, high chairs, baby utensils, hundreds of children books, toys, many kid’s corners, a large black board, a painting easel and supplies, home theater for entertainment, and a fenced-in sunny and safe backyard for exploration and play. A Pack-n-Play and a stroller are available upon request.

Setup is as follows:

* Master bedroom: King-sized bed with a high-end memory form mattress. Private full bathroom. Reading corner. Home theater with a big movie screen, Blue Ray player, HD data projector with surround sound. Iron with ironing board and printer in the adjacent office space.

* 2nd bedroom: Queen-sized bed with the best possible mattress. Reading corner. Awesome redwood tree outside of the window.

* 3rd bedroom: A new and fun loft bed (enclosed on 3 sides to keep those kids who like to roll nice and safe) and a single-sized mattress on the floor underneath. This room is for kids or two single adults.

* Sunroom / 4th bedroom: A double-sized futon bed with an extremely comfortable innerspring futon. Has 4 windows with the beautiful redwood tree view outside. (The guests who stay in this room will need to pass through either 2nd or 3rd bedroom.)

* The downstairs playroom has a pullout sofa bed and can be set up as the 5th bedroom if needed.

Comfortable bedding is provided.

* Master full bathroom: Newly remodeled. Large bathtub, separate walk in shower, TOTO Washlet (once you try it you’ll never go back!), operable skylight.

* 2nd full bathroom – kid’s bathroom: Shower over bathtub. TOTO Washlet.

* 3rd half bathroom: Conveniently located on the main floor. A toilet and a sink.

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet paper, hair dryer, towels (three sizes), are all provided.

* Kitchen: Recently upgraded. All top appliances including a new dishwasher, a 36 inch WOLF stove with built-in grill for BBQ, a 36 inch refrigerator, top-of-the-line microwave and Breville toaster oven, blender, coffee maker. All kitchen utensils and equipment are provided. There is a pass-through between the kitchen and dinning room to create a big open space. This well-lit kitchen has everything you need for a quick snack or a gourmet dinner.

* Dinning room: The dinning table can be extended to sit more than 10 people. The built-in furniture contains all the little things you would need for a home, including a First Aid kit and stationary.

* Living room: TV and DVD player. Comfortable sofa set. Kid’s corners. An extensive collection of books for readers with a wide variety of interests and at all levels.

* Laundry area is right off the kitchen with top-of-the-line LG front-loading washer & drier. Laundry detergent provided.

* Driveway parks one car. Street parking is seldom a challenge during the day.

* The fenced in backyard has vegetable boxes, swinging chairs, bench, and chairs. Safe for kids to play and great for adults to enjoy a cup of coffee and a book.

* Keyless lock – No worries about getting or losing the keys, and no worries about checking-in late.

* Free Hi-speed Wi-Fi is included. (Sonic 1GB fiber)

* The house is a strictly no smoking, no pet property. No worries about pet or smoke allergies.

* Extensive local tips provided: Restaurants, attractions, detailed resources for kids, super markets, farmers markets, etc.

6-8 people can stay in great comfort. All of the details have been carefully considered to make this your home away from home in San Francisco.

No smoking, no pet, no party please.

***** Support *****

The owners provide the best support – there will be a text message line available for guests 24/7. Upon reservations, a set of local tips, including the best local resources (especially local restaurants), and a dedicated document for kids, will be provided.

Keywords: San Francisco luxury home, kid friendly, 4+ bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, parking, yard, WiFi, home theater, close to Golden Gate Park, walk to attractions and restaurants. Fully equipped. Corporate rental. Couples. Family friendly. Weddings. Business trip. Biking. Hiking. Trail rides. Get-away. Professional gourmet kitchen. Parking, TV. Internet. Keyless entry.

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More Details
Registration Number : STR-1037086

Lan Marvit
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Lan Marvit

We are a family with three little kids. We've been living in this area for a very long time and we love here. We are sharing our local info with guests.

Lan Marvit purchased this house in 2002

Why Lan Marvit chose Richmond District

Great location. Close to Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, the ocean, and it's very easy to take buses to go to downtown. The house is spacious, has a lot of wood inside, very comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Close to Golden Gate Park, beaches, the Presidio, Lincoln park, Land's end; walkable to many restaurants in Geary, Balboa, Clement, and Irving st. Buses run every other street (#5, #31, #38, #2, #1, #29). Fresh air from the ocean. Parking available. Beautiful back yard. Laundry in house. Home theater. Free-WiFi. Spacious. High-end beds and bedding. Top appliances.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really enjoyable week – incredible to think that what was once an imaginary landscape is now familiar to us!

Thanks for leaving such a catholic supply of books on the shelves – highly appreciated!

Thanks also to Dave for coming round to sort out a few minor issues… everything worked out perfectly

All in all a great experience. Best wishes to your family, greetings from

Douglass and family

PS Shalimar on Polk St is outstanding!! Best curry I have had, including Pakistan and Glasgow!
Jul 2010
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Richmond District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is NOT allowed. Pets are NOT allowed under any conditions. Parties are NOT allowed. Quiet time is 10pm - 9am.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Heating
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Full Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , TOTO Washlet, big bath tub, separate shower room.
    Bathroom #2 - Kid's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , TOTO Washlet.
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , Conveniently located on the main floor.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, towels (three sizes), toilet papers, are all provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1 with king sized memory foam mattress - 1 king , with private bathroom
    Bedroom #3 with a loft bed and another single sized mattress - 2 twin/ single , Two mattresses: one in the loft bed and one on the floor.
    Bedroom #2 with queen sized best possible mattress - 1 queen
    Bedroom #4 with a full sized comfortable futon mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Was a sunroom. Need to go through either #2 or #3 bedroom.
  • We have a total of 4 bedrooms with 5 beds upstairs - Master bedroom has a king sized bed. Bedroom #2 has a queen sized bed. Bedroom #3 has a single loft bed and a single-sized mattress on the floor. Bedroom #4 was converted from a big sunroom and it has a full sized extremely comfortable futon bed. The playroom in the the living room level has a pullout sofa and can be converted to the 5th bedroom if needed. Good quality beddings provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Summer weather: Often cool. Sometimes the house is surrounded by the famous San Francisco fog. We have two sets of heating systems to keep the house warm. Easy access to public transportation: Buses #5, #31, #38, #2, #1, #29 are all only short walks away. Communication: We speak English/Japanese/Chinese and can be easily contacted by phone or email for anything including local tips. Contact info, instructions of using equipments, authentic local restaurant guide will be provided for your convenience. Driveway parking is available for one car.


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Luxury home next to Golden Gate Park. Parking, Garden, Free WiFi, Kid Friendly!
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Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the use of this home. As a family of 5 with young kids, travelling across the country, what a relief it was to arrive at a nice home opposed to a cramped hotel room. We really enjoyed staying here, so much so it would be hard to visit SF again without the use of a house.

The kids had a great time here! We got to visit many fun places, Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Chinatown, Exploratorium, and visited with family and friends.

The house provides plenty of room for play, meals, and hanging out. We even enjoyed the quality of the linens and towels. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2009
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A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The location is fantastic. We went everywhere. It was easy for us to go to the Japanese tea garden, the science museum, Land's End, the presidio, and the Ocean (we had a great meal at the Cliff House - highly recommend it!). We went for a walk along some local streets (Clement, Irving, Height) that Lan recommended. It was a lot of fun! We used Uber to downtown and it saved us the hassle of driving/parking in downtown. The house is close to the Golden Gate Bridge as well, we went across the bridge and had a great time at Sausalito. Also went up to Mt. Tamalpias. Awesome.

The house is roomy and very comfortable. It was easy to make meals -- the kitchen had everything. Great support from the owners. (Thanks Lan for all of the local tips!) Our kids asked to go back next time! We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Wonderful Stay Near Golden Gate Park

  • 4 of 5

This lovely home offers off street parking for one car. This easy location is close to bus lines and within walking distance to Golden Gate Park in a quiet neighborhood. The home includes a big kitchen with beautiful appliances, nice bathrooms, and includes various amenities such as tp, pt, soaps, sprays, shampoos, adding a nice touch to the stay. The house had a slight odor when we first arrived, possibly from the hundreds of books in the home. We discovered a small ant problem in the kitchen but it only occurred when not emptying out the toaster daily. The owner is very friendly and offered free admission using her membership in the wine country. The owner also approved having some deliveries made from Amazon. The master bedroom has a comfortable bed. It was noticeable that the master bath could use towel racks. Most of the windows did not have screens, which may be typical for homes in SFO. One other bedroom has a mattress that was not very comfortable. The TV was on a different system and it was challenging to find regular TV stations. The dining room is very roomy with a large table for meals and entertainment, which is where we spent most of our time. We will have fond memories of San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and comfortable - Lin is especially helpful. A great house for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great spot for families

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay close to the GG Park and its many attractions. Lan was a great and helpful host.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was truly a wonderful experience. I took my family to San Francisco for my son's wedding. There were 8 adults and a toddler. This house made it so convenient for all of us to stay together and not get in each other's way. The house lived up to all of our expectations from viewing the website. I can't say enough about Lan. She answered all of our questions in a timely manner and provided everything she said she would. Her detailed and well organized instructions made the stay stress free. The house was very clean and provided everything we needed. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Geary St.
Nearest Ferry
5.9 Miles
Fisherman's wharf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lincoln Park
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
BART station
Nearest Motorway
3.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Geary St.
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Golden Gate Park: walk 1 min (Bluegrass festival, Summer events, Botanical garden, De Young Museum, Academy of Science, Japanese tea garden, Rose garden, lakes, Conservatory of flowers, playgrounds and tennis courts, Buffalo paddock).

Pacific ocean: drive 5 mins (Large beaches, The Cliff house, Sutro Baths, the Beach Chalet).

Land’s End (the best spots and trial to see Golden Gate Bridge): drive 4 mins.

Legion of Honor/Golf: drive 4 mins.

Presidio (Golden Gate National Park): drive 3 min (Baker beach, Crissy field, Museums under the Bridge…).

New China towns (Clement or Irvine): drive 4 mins or walk 15 mins.

Restaurants (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Russian, American, Italian, Ethiopian…) : walk 5 to 10 mins.

Japan town, China town, Marina, Castro, Hayes Valley, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Bridge, Zoo, Moscone Convention Center are all short drives...

Downtown: Bus 20 mins (Fishman’s wharf; Union square, cable cars…).

Easy access to Napa, Muir Wood, Monterey, Yosemite, Tahoe...

Other Activities: Shopping, local events, sightseeing, eating, relaxing.

This neighborhood can be a good vacation base comparing to others, it has below benefits:

1) Surrounded three sides by Golden Gate Park, Pacific Ocean, and the Presidio. There are many wonderful attractions nearby: Japanese tea garden, Botanical garden, Science Museum, De Young Museum, Cliff house, Sutra bath, Land's end, Baker beach, Golden Gate Bridge.

2) It's very quiet and safe comparing to downtown. Parking is easy everywhere.

3) It's very easy to get to downtown (Bus #5, #31, #38, #29, #2, #1 right nearby).

4) There are several interesting streets, Clement st. and Irving st. (so called new China towns), Geary blvd, Height st. etc. Walking along those streets can be very interesting.

5) There are all sort of restaurants in the neighborhoods, some are the best in SF.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $225
Tax Rate 14.0%

For more than 6 persons, there will be a small additional charge per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.