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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Lovely 1910 House+parking/Marina-Cow Hollow/San Francisco

97 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cow Hollow Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This is a cute 1910s house, in the trendy Cow Hollow/Marina neighborhood of San Francisco - between Russian Hill and The Presidio, walking distance from the San Francisco Bay, two blocks from Union St., twenty minutes pleasant walk through Fort Mason park to Fisherman's Wharf, close to the Palace of Arts and the Exploratorium. This area is really safe, pretty, and close to the Bay/Crissy Field. The intersection of Union St and Steiner St is one of many hubs of activity in this neighborhood. The #'s 22, 41, and 45 buses pass by this intersection. It also has many restaurants, bars, wine bars, boutiques, etc nearby. There is also a church on this corner, if you're into that (and this church does NOT have annoying/loud bells, so no worries there!)

Also, it is an ideal location for day trips to other parts of the SF Bay Area. The house has a beautiful fenced front yard, a private backyard patio and parking in the front yard behind the gate. The house has 2 separate floors/flats with 2 separate entrances; they are not connected. The second floor, which we offer to our guests, has the original douglas fir hardwood floors from 1910 and lots of windows (we keep the downstairs unit for ourselves). It has 2 bedrooms , a sun room with a futon and double pane windows, living room, kitchen, mini office by the kitchen and one bathroom. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a 52' HDTV. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, dining table, and connects to the sun room with a sliding door. We have a small office space by the kitchen with wireless internet. The kitchen and the living room are divided by a bar from where you can comfortably watch shows on the huge flat screen HDTV or Blu-Ray disks, or you can do so from the living room. The house was remodeled in 2009 - all stainless steel appliances, furniture, countertops, and other amenities are new.

Corporate rentals are welcome.


Keywords: House, cabin

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mariana (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Mariana

we LOVE this city.

Mariana purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Mariana chose San Francisco

We were lucky to find a two story house in this highly desirable neighborhood. We are close to restaurants, outdoor activities, museums, etc. - many of them are walking distance or approachable by public transportation. We enjoy all the city can offer and would love to share it with our guests!

What makes this cabin unique

Cow Hollow/Marina is a generally affluent neighborhood in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our place is just two blocks away from trendy Union Street with its shops, health spas, wellness centers, restaurants, and cafes. You can walk to the Marina, San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Palace of Arts, the Presidio, Fillmore and Chestnut Streets. You can jog or walk to Crissy Field and Golden Gate Bridge. You can also travel by bus and cable car to Union Square, Golden Gate Park and to world class museums like the SF Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, the De Young and the Legion of Honor. Ferries, bus, or bike rental can take you to Sausalito and Tiburon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was so well located in relation to Union St, close to walk yet very quiet.   I will admit to one thing that points to the safety of the neighborhood:   we had come back Saturday evening after our last great dinner together, and apparently had not closed the front door firmly shut.   The wind during the night blew the door open...who knows how long it stood open before someone awoke and discovered it that way.   Then we also found that we had left the key in the door all night long.   This sounds so irresponsible of us, I know, but I'm telling you the story because I'm sure we were not disturbed because the house sits so far off the street and it wasn't seen.   Another good feature of your home.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and thank you so much for allowing us to stay there.
Dec 2012
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based on 97 traveler reviews

Lovely 1910 House+parking/Marina-Cow Hollow/San Francisco
average rating of 4.876289 based on 112 reviews
Austin, TX, USA

Amazing Place - Great for Friends or FAMILY!

  • 5 of 5

Stop looking-You found your vacation rental!

Let me just start off by saying my family and I absolutely LOVED staying in this home! It was very clean, comfortable and spacious. The location is great and the amenities are wonderful. 2 bedrooms (our kids loved having their own room), laundry on site, great water pressure throughout the house, and a nice sized back yard to relax in or for your kids to play in! The owners were very nice and provided great customer service. We will definitely be back. I recommend this great home to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Believe the hype - wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We picked this property as the base for our 4 night stay in the city, having seen the substantial number of excellent reviews and the pictures of the property. Having now visited, I can see that both represent the property very well.

I don't intend to re-hash what others have already said, but for me, the highlights are:

- Communications with Mariana the owner - excellent. Prompt, helpful and courteous.

- Location is outstanding, particularly if you want to be a little off the tourist track and more at one with the locals. We LOVED Cow Hollow/The Marina and would certainly stay in that area again.

- The situation of the property which is set back from the road (which itself is super quiet) - plus room for a car if you have one, which is not always easy (or cheap) to find in SF.

- The beds - probably the best quality beds we have experienced in the rental properties we have stayed in.

Cannot think of anything I would seek to change!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wow! Such a wonderful appartment and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Mariana's appartment! Mariana was very nice and helpful, easily reachable. The appartment is big, luxurious, comfortable and cosy. Very quiet! Mattress perfect! The parking place very helpful. close to buses, to a supermarket (5 min walking). Kitchen very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 (kids 12 and 8) and stayed here for three days. The property is wonderful. Clean, well-kept, spacious, private and on a relatively quiet street. The owners, Mariana and Val, were great- easy communication and very accommodating. Thank you, Mariana and Val, for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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portland oregon

Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

My three friends and I had a great stay in Cow Hollow. The house was clean and comfortable. The location is great. We walked almost the entire city! The owners were easy to communicate with and the description provided was accurate. We would definitely stay again. There is a doggie daycare in the building behind the house and that was an issue for the person sleeping on the porch. San Francisco is an amazing city!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for 4 days in late June, 2016. We loved the place. It was quite comfortable for our family of 4. My wife and I enjoyed the King bed which was quite comfortable. My daughter liked her private room with a queen bed and my son, age 15, thought he scored the best using the back room and the fold out couch. He was able to close the door and curtain to essentially get another private room. Although we didn't cook at all, the kitchen seemed well appointed. The laundry machine was nice to have as well. The location was great. Easy walking to many restaurants and bars in the Marina District. We also walked to the touristy area of Fisherman's Wharf several times despite me being in a walking boot using crutches. Lastly, the availability of a parking spot was ideal. We mostly left our rental car parked for the stay. It was nice to not have to worry about parking in a large city.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park
Riding a Cable Car
Ferry Building Marketplace
Pier 39
Coit Tower
Union Square
Palace of Fine Arts
Japanese Tea Garden
de Young Museum
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Ghirardelli Square
Crissy Field
The Fillmore
Sutro Baths
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
Lombard Street
The Embarcadero
California Academy of Sciences
Lands End Trail
Baker Beach
City Hall
Restaurant Gary Danko
Blue Bottle Coffee - Ferry Building
Ghirardelli Square
Alcatraz Cruises
City Lights Bookstore
Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Oakland & SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
around the corner
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Pier 39
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
BART Station
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
around the corner
Nearest Ski
187 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Crissy Field (breathtaking views)
Car: not necessary

Walk to Fishermans Wharf, to the Exploratorium, to the Wave Organ a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay by Crissy Field, to Crissy Field itself on the way to Golden Gate Bridge. Take your young ones to the Moscone Recreation Center. Check the events and the resident nonprofit organizations at the nearby Fort Mason, and if you are there on Sunday morning - visit the Fort Mason Farmers' Market


Rates & Availability

Cow Hollow Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $350

- No pets please
- NOT a party house
- Rate per night for stays less than 3 days is $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cow Hollow Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) in bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) a very comfortable futon in the sunroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
one of the few houses with a yard in the city of San Francisco!

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