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Russian HIll Family View Home w/Spectacular Rooftop Deck

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

San Francisco Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

San Francisco Furnished Vacation Family Home

Charming turn of the century home has been fully updated with modern appliances and fixtures, yet retains its historical character and classic San Francisco ambiance. Designed by famous architect, Charles L Bugbee, it was built after the 1906 earthquake. The home is on 3 levels including a spacious roof deck with truly breathtaking panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and the City. Relax on the deck with your friends and enjoy a beverage together while watching the sunset over the bay and the hills of the Presidio. You're only steps away from well known SF restaurants and shops, as well as the Cable Car stop on our corner. High atop prestigious Russian Hill, it's a short walk in any direction to the City's top attractions; Polk Street cafes, Union Square shops, North Beach, China Town and Fisherman's Wharf.

The home sits above the entrance stairs and as you pass through the security gate to the private entrance, you'll begin to feel how special your vacation home is. Enter through front door into sunlit rooms with comfortable furnishings which invite you in and welcome you home for a quiet rest from the excitement of the City outside your door. Both livingroom and master bedroom enjoy views of the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. A large flat screen tv and entertainment system, along with an extensive library of books, dvd's and cd's, provide hours of relaxing reading, music and movies. Close the original pocket doors for privacy and the option of turning the living room into another sleeping room with the fold-out sofa bed. Cable tv and high-speed WiFi internet are provided along with a printer/scanner/copier for your convenience.

The inviting kitchen is functional and cozy with the chimney of the original brick fireplace adding warmth and interest. The appliances are modern; the gas Dynasty stove is a joy to work with for serious cooks; and you can enjoy the view of the Bay from the stove. Dishes, flatware, cooking utensils and a variety of cookware are provided. The open floor plan of the well lighted kitchen/dining room provides a perfect set-up for entertaining your guests and mingling around the fireplace while the meal is prepared. The small bath on the main level retains some of the original tiles and fixtures that were provided to re-build after the 1906 earthquake for those interested in historical elements.

The living room has a queen size fold out couch and the vintage pocket doors close the room off for privacy. The dining area has a day bed that sleeps one (if needed).

Privacy and flexibility come from having 3 bedrooms and 2 baths all on the second level. The master bedroom and adjoining updated master bath provide all the comforts of home with a queen bed, plenty of drawer and closet storage and recessed lighting for relaxing enjoyment of the Bay views. The master bath has been remodeled with a new tub and shower. The 2nd bedroom has a full size bed and the 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed. Six people can sleep very comfortably in the privacy of these 3 bedrooms. The second floor guest bathroom is fully remodeled with a modern shower built around the traditional light well. All bedrooms and bathrooms have plenty of closet and drawer space.

Continue your journey up the light filled stairs that open out onto the breathtaking deck. Whether it's family and friends gathering for a bbq or the two of you enjoying an intimate sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge, listening to the deck music system along with the bell of the cable car passing below, you will find the deck a favorite place among your many delightful San Francisco experiences.

NO NEED TO RENT A CAR; most major attractions are within walking distance. Although, if you do have a small to mid-size car we offer one free parking space in a secure garage. Larger cars and SUVs need to park on the street.

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS

Upstairs:

Master Bedroom & Bath; Queen Bed (sleeps 2)

Guest Bedroom & Bath; Full Bed (sleeps 2)

Guest Bedroom; Queen Bed (sleeps 2)

Downstairs:

Foldout Queen in Living Room (Doors close for privacy, sleeps 2)

Day Bed in sitting room (sleeps 1)

Bath

Keywords: Relax and watch boats sail under the Golden Gate Bridge; Walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, one block from Hyde Street Cable Cars, Fabulous Bay Views, Charming & Elegant...Amazing Roof-top Deck.

3 levels, 3 bedrooms

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
BJ (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About BJ

My wife and I have been fortunate in our life together to travel the world both on business and for personal pleasure. Even when we lived and work in far away places, coming home to San Francisco is always the best part of our trips. We love the City and look forward to sharing our comfortable home with other travelers.

BJ purchased this townhome in 1997

Why BJ chose San Francisco

Who doesn't love San Francisco .... We have been fortunate enough to live in this unique home for the past 14 years and we love being in the center of the San Francisco experience. We enjoy entertaining our friends and family who enjoy visiting our home; something they have done since they watched us get married in our home's charming backyard garden. Each have their favorite neighborhood restaurants and shops, walks and runs, galleries and museums. And sharing the City with them is more than one could ask for!

What makes this townhome unique

So close in proximity, we absolutely love jogging on the path at Chrissy Field, taking in the beauty and serenity at the beach while often spending time with our grandchildren kite flying on Marina Green.

There's something for everyone right in our neighborhood.... including the City's best pizza, the freshest and authentic sushi, tapas, corner grocery stores and the original Swensons Ice Cream Shop that has been in the neighborhood for 60 years-- all within one block of our family home. Good thing we have a few stairs up to the house to stay in shape.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)
Russian HIll Family View Home w/Spectacular Rooftop Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

Perfect Location for Making SF Memories

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in July 2016, and had a great experience. Not much new to add beyond the basics already covered in other reviews: perfect location, hospitable/gracious owners and gorgeous views. We did have a car, and were able to use the reserved parking spot in the underground garage. What a blessing not to have to search for parking in the urban core of SF. This is the ideal location for anyone looking to be in the heart of SF, and close to all the best neighborhoods. By the way, for those with a sweet tooth, the original Swenson's Ice Cream location is just around the corner. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in the center of everything in SF

  • 5 of 5

This location puts you within walking distance of many interest sights and neighborhoods in SF including Chinatown and North Beach to the east, the Wharf and Alcatraz to the north, and the Marina and Golden Gate Bridge to the west. The house is near the crest of Russian Hill and you can see a lot of SF from the deck and the street intersections near the house. Aside from the location, the house is beautiful and the rooftop deck was a perfect place to relax and enjoy watching the fog roll over the Golden Gate Bridge at then end of the day. Larry and BJ are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet and they made us all feel very welcome by putting out snacks on our day of arrival and stocking the fridge with other goodies. I'm a SF resident myself (hosting visitors to SF on their first trip here) and I really can't think of a better location to stay to see a lot of SF in a short time.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place for Attending SF Conference

  • 5 of 5

'We stayed with a group of colleagues in this Russian hill house and absolutely loved it. The owners were helpful and made us feel welcome to their house. The house was clean and the rooms were large. The rooftop patio was absolutely marvelous with breathtaking views to Golden Gate bridge and the bay. The area was peaceful with many good restaurants and easy to get around with the cable car which stopped right in the corner of the street. '

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

i stayed here with my family (6 adults) and our 16 month old for about a week. The home is beautiful, spacious and very comfortable. The bonus was that we were met by the owners, who are incredibly kind, and a spread of yummy snacks and wine and a fridge stocked full of treats. It makes all the difference, especially when traveling with a toddler - it's not so easy to run to the store. The view from the roof deck is breathtaking. Photos simply can't capture it. The home is situated close to several attractions. Note that the hills in this area are quite steep. I had a little trouble with the baby because cabs and ubers don't have car seats (yet) and to walk the hills home was a bit tiring (in part because I'm pregnant). But we got our exercise in and managed just fine. Loved the home and the very accommodating owners and definitely recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Base Camp

  • 5 of 5

After a full day of travel and not arriving until midnight, it was great to find our accommodations to be exactly as advertised, clean and most welcoming. We were three generations with an age range between 14 and 76 who wanted to see and do everything San Francisco had to offer. The neighborhood was safe, close to transportation and a short walk in every direction to many sites. This was our first time using VRBO, it went smoothly and we would surely try it again. Thank you to the property owners for letting us borrow their beautiful home. Also for going the extra mile to return a very special family momento that was left behind!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Home, Amazing owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin to describe this amazing home! When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the owners, BJ and Larry, with a beautiful refreshment spread complete with an adorable personalized gift. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We felt like we were in our own home. The rooftop deck was spectacular and we spent much of our time up there. Larry even provided a guitar for my son to play during our stay. Thank you, thank you! The location is perfect with many wonderful restaurants just steps away. During the night the street was very quiet and we slept peacefully every night. Again, I can not stress enough how perfect this home was and how much we enjoyed our stay! We hope to return next summer! Thank you so much BJ and Larry!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
SFO
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferry Bldg
Nearest Train
3 Miles
BART
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Chrissy Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Cable Car Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
North Beach/Chinatown
Nearest Point of Interest
Polk Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Chrissy Field and the Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Lombard (crookedest street)
Car: not necessary

Walk to Fisherman's Wharf and catch the ferry to take a tour of Alcatraz. Walk to the historic Ferry Building and take the Oakland Ferry to famous Jack London Square where you can have a BBQ dinner at EJ's (live music) or go to Yoshi's for Sushi and live Jazz. Go to a Giants' Game at the beautiful AT&T Park.

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Rates & Availability

Russian Hill Townhome Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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5 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Pay with check or credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX)

1/2 total amount upfront and the remainder 45 days in advance of the stay. Cash, check or major credit cards.

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Amenities

San Francisco Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3; 1 in master bedroom, 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs. All bathrooms are furnished with high quality linens, hotel size toiletries, paper goods, first aid kit.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 bedrooms; 2 with Queen size Beds (2), 1 with Double Bed (1), Living room has a Sleep Sofa (1) (Pocket doors close on living room with fold-out queen size sofa bed.) All beds are furnished with high quality linens,down comforters and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rooftop deck, Golden Gate Bridge view, large shared garden, small garden off dining room,

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