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Lisa, Diana, and Rob Duca

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room

101 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Richmond District Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The San Francisco Duck’s Nest is a huge, sunny, 2 bedroom, Edwardian flat which has just been completely renovated. With walnut wainscoting, inlaid oak hardwood floors, fireplace, and polished brass fixtures throughout, it combines classic San Francisco with all modern conveniences. “If you are going to San Francisco”, and want to stay in a home that truly makes you feel warm and welcomed the minute you enter, with a garage and complete laundry room, and/or enjoy running, cycling, or walking in Golden Gate Park, this is the location!

Most folks visiting San Francisco often spend at least a day visiting Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum, Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Gardens, or strolling through the world famous Conservatory of Flowers. There is something nice about getting up, having a cup of coffee at home (or at the coffee shop around the corner), and just walking to the end of the block to enjoy these activities.

With The Duck’s Nest as your home in San Francisco, you will have a new 46' High Definition television with home theatre surround sound system, complete with DirecTV/HBO/DVR and a video library of 25+movies filmed in SF, computer/printer/Wi-Fi, new granite counter tops in the kitchen , all new stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, chef range, dishwasher), a laundry room with new frontloading washer and dryer, new 23' Hi-Def television in master bedroom (DirecTV/HBO/Tivo), and a secure garage with extra storage space for large items (golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks, etc.)

The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground. Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door. Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

And lastly, you’ll find all the “small but important” things within The Duck’s Nest to make your stay enjoyable, fun, and special. A master bedroom, quiet, and romantically secluded in the back and away from the living and dining room, complete with superior linens and regular/memory foam/orthopedic/Euro pillows. A bathroom with 8 sets of elegant bath linens and plush terry cloth robes. A kitchen with small appliances, cooking utensils, a ceiling mounted pots/pan rack, and a stainless steel preparation table with stools underneath so you don’t have to stand when cooking gourmet meals. A laundry room to do your wash while you sleep, cook, or go out for the day or evening. A living room where you’ll choose between kicking back in a cozy recliner, stretching out on a comfy couch with bunches of pillows, curling up in a huge overstuffed chair, or checking out the French pane bay window seat (somehow folks always seem to like doing this!)

So choose from among The Duck’s Nest sightseeing guide books, family board games, or DVD’s from our collection of popular San Francisco movies, perhaps something like Escape from Alcatraz or The Rock if you are planning on visiting Alcatraz tomorrow. Toss a self-lighting Dura-Flame log into the fireplace, curl up on the couch and enjoy.

You’re home in San Francisco.

Keywords: Flat, Duplex

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa, Diana, and Rob Duca (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lisa, Diana, and Rob Duca

Diana and I are proud to welcome you to our home, The San Francisco Duck’s Nest! Just as you are carefully choosing a place which will make your visit special, we too are looking for thoughtful, caring, special folks who will care for our home as if it were their own. The Duck’s Nest gets its name from Rob’s longtime nickname “the Duck” (although we are not even certain whether ducks’ actually build nests!) and the sense of friendly, inviting, “coziness” that 90 year old restored homes just seem to provide. Somehow, people just seem to have fun and feel good here. Diana and I enjoy an active lifestyle, with cycling (last year Rob thought it would be a good idea to ride his bicycle across the U.S. and he actually did it), hiking, and dogs being high on our list of fun things to do. Throughout the years, Diana and I have always found that time spent with family and friends is what really makes living in San Francisco so wonderful, and oh, what tales The Nest could tell! From 25 years of Memorial All-Day Picnics with volleyball in the Park, to seasons of 49’er and Giant’s games, to countless rock ‘n roll/country/reggae/opera/bluegrass music concerts and comedy festivals in the park, to 100,00+ people Bay to Breaker runs each spring, to an evening on the town, to sightseeing with out-of-town visitors. Afterwards, so many evenings always ended with laughter late into the night at The Nest. Arriving in San Francisco during that magical “Summer of Love” in 1967, raising our children (Lisa and Ben), and working for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy for many years, we have called 9th Avenue home until just recently. Like many of our generation, we now care for an elderly parent outside of San Francisco and that leaves The Nest empty at times. But like the chorus of Tony Bennett’s song, our heart (and the laughter!) will always be there.

Lisa, Diana, and Rob Duca purchased this townhome in 1974

Why Lisa, Diana, and Rob Duca chose San Francisco

Location, location, location! We’ve already mentioned how close The Duck’s Nest is to Golden Gate Park’s major attractions (the de Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Gardens, Conservatory of Flowers) and that most San Francisco visitors usually spend at least a day visiting them. While these attractions are literally at the end of the block, the Golden Gate Park tennis courts are a 10 minute walk, paddle boating at Stow Lake is a 10 minute walk, the fly-fishing casting pools are a 20 minute walk, there’s even a nine hole golf course in the park (betcha didn’t know that!) And at night, the Academy and its Planetarium has a weekly event – where else can you enjoy music, science, entertainment, and cocktails! Since it is close to the geographical center of San Francisco, The Duck’s Nest makes going anywhere easy: A new, upscale, full delicatessen, Safeway grocery store is one city block away. If you don’t feel like going out to eat, it’s nice to grab groceries or a bite that’s close by. Three major bus lines run downtown (#5 Fulton, #31 Balboa are one block away; #38 Geary is 3 blocks away) to Market Street, connect to all attractions, and avoid the hassle of SF driving and SF parking costs at $5-$20 an hour. Going to Ocean Beach, the Clift House, or Palace Legion of Honor? It’s simple – 15 minutes in the opposite direction. The Golden Gate Bridge is a 20 minute ride (#28 19th Ave/Presidio bus line 3 blocks away). The University of San Francisco is a 15 minute walk and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is a 20 minute walk. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to Balboa Street, inner Sunset, and Clement Street restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs. And lastly, if you are planning a day trip north to Sausalito, Muir Woods, Napa Valley or south to Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay it’s a 2 minute drive to Park Presidio Drive (US1).

What makes this townhome unique

The Duck’s Nest is over 100 years old, having been built in 1913. It was constructed by an Italian contractor and between the kitchen, the pantry, and the dining room, almost 40% of the living space is devoted to enjoying meals together as a family. During the holidays or when the temperatures in San Francisco are chilly, nothing beats a family dinner of pasta, lighting the fireplace, and then settling down to watch a football game or movie on a surround sound home theatre system. Our son, Ben, had allergies, so in each bedroom there are HEPA filers if needed. On the same floor and off the kitchen is a laundry room, with a new GE front loading washer and new GE gas dryer. If traveling, it’s great to catch up your wash as you go to sleep or before going out sightseeing or while making a dinner – and never have to leave home. If you are travelling with bicycles, other large items, you don’t have to carry them upstairs to your room for safety. The garage and adjacent storage areas are secure and such items can be left downstairs. And if you enjoy eating out, American, Chinese, Thai, seafood, Dim Sum, Korean, Italian, Russian, Mexican, and too many other ethnic restaurants are minutes away by walking, as well as some great Irish Pubs!

Reviews

5
based on 101 traveler reviews

Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room
average rating of 5.0 based on 101 reviews
5

The Ducks Nest

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 nights at this wonderful home. We needed 3 separate sleeping spaces and although this is a two bedroom there is a cozy daybed in the dining room, which can be closed off for privacy. The house is spotless! At every turn there are dining guides, instructions for use of the washer/dryer (so convenient), the Internet, TV, and a guest book. There are travel books and every household/personal need was easily satisfied. There are thick white towels, robes and toiletries! Actually no need to bring your hair dryer or shampoo it's all there ! We arrived a few hours early and my son in law was really feeling sick. No problem, Rob gave us early access! Oh and there is a garage, but you are only a block from the Golden Gate Park! Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga and Ocean City, NJ
5

Best stay with VRBO ever!

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent VRBO stayers and rely heavily on reviews, so we were careful on this.

Background - we came to SF to be there for our first grandchild and needed a pet friendly place with two bedrooms and close to the Western Addition. We have absolutely no criticism's of the Duck's Nest and the owners. Some of the great (and not all) things we found included: a well prepared / stocked home down to unbelievable detail, everything worked, we had a garage (and parking in front), great access to Golden Gate park, enough room to watch sports events / movies in the living room for (6) plus pets, very comfortable beds, a great laundry room, kitchen and back yard. Finally Lisa, Diana and Rob Duca were great hosts / owners!! It was simply perfect for us! BTW, we had a healthy grandson!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grapevine, TX
5

Awesome vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to San Francisco was easy and enjoyable thanks to finding The Duck's Nest on VRBO. We spent a week there with our 23-year old son, and the spacious flat was so much better than staying in a cramped hotel room. It had everything we needed and wanted, so we felt like we were coming home after each long day of sightseeing. The one thing I should mention is there are a lot of steep stairs to get inside, so if you have much luggage or can't do stairs, then this might be a problem. Otherwise, it is easy access to the grocery store and bus stops and Golden Gate Park. Other added bonuses are the comfortable beds, nice shower and good wi-fi....three things we always look for in a rental! Thanks to Rob for doing a great job communicating before, during and after our stay as well....we really appreciated it!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hammond, Louisiana
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I believe anyone would love the opportunity that this property and its location offers. The residence is comfortable and clean, Has easy access to shopping and restaurants, a walk in the park, and has mass transit to every corner of the city. We rented a vehicle and had a garage to park in which parking is premium. The best part of this property is the owners who see to your every need. Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This home is the best vacation rental we've ever stayed in, and we've stayed at several. Great home, great location, and great owner! Clean, super comfy beds, and walking distance to groceries and restaurants. We were grandparents with 3 kids ages 7-14, and it was the perfect location. We enjoyed the golden gate park, Academy of science, and hop on hop off bus. Really great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at the Duck's Nest at the beginning of a two week California trip, and it really couldn't have been better. The property is clean, comfortable, spacious, homely, and astonishingly well-equipped - it has everything you need, including lots of things you didn't really think about, but Rob did, so when you realise you need it, it's there. The neighbourhood is great, with the park literally at the end of the street, a supermarket 5 minutes away, and easy transport connections to everywhere. We were also lucky enough to meet Rob on our last day, and he's a lovely guy, and gave us some great advice on the drive down to Monterey.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Tiburon Ferry: 25 minute bus ride away
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Francisco Terminal: 25 minute bus ride away
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Ocean Beach: 15 minute bus ride away
Nearest Point of Interest
de Young Museum
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California Academy of Sciences
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Japanese Tea Gardens
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Conservatory of Flowers
Nearest Point of Interest
Stow Lake
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National AIDS Memorial Grove
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Children's Park & Playground
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Safeway Grocery Store with Full Deli
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Cafe Muse Coffee Shop
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Inner Balboa Street Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Inner Clement Street Restaurants, Shops, & Pubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Apple Bookstore
Nearest Point of Interest
University of San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
Mel's Drive In
Nearest Point of Interest
Haight Ashbury
Nearest Point of Interest
University of California, San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
Inner Sunset Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
The Little Shamrock
Nearest Point of Interest
US 1
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gate Park Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Chalet
Nearest Point of Interest
The Clift House
Nearest Point of Interest
Veteran's Administration Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Lincoln Park Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Legion of Honor
Nearest Point of Interest
Presidio Golf Course
Car: not necessary

The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground. Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door. Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

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Rates & Availability

Richmond District Townhome Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Additional $250 refundable security deposit required for pets.

Please contact owner for additional discount for stays > 30 days. Corporate, visiting post doctoral fellows, and monthly renters are welcome!

When booking < 90 days prior to arrival, 100% payment required to hold reservation.

When booking > 90 days prior to arrival, 50% initial payment required to hold reservation, final 50% payment made at 60 days prior to arrival.

100% refund for cancellations >60 days prior to arrival; afterwards cancellation refunds are prorated.

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Amenities

Richmond District Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Classic European bath and rest room, with lavatory/bath separate from water closet (WC)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) With 4 inch memory foam mattress topper, with regular and orthopedic pillows., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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