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Russian HIll Family View Home w/Spectacular Rooftop Deck

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

San Francisco Furnished Vacation Family Home

AS YOU WILL SEE IN OUR REVIEWS, OUR GUESTS APPRECIATE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH US TO RESERVE AND PAY FOR THEIR STAY, SO THAT IS THE APPROACH WE USE TO HELP MAKE YOUR BOOKING PROCESS AS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY BY EMAIL OR PHONE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY AND PRICE FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES. OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS:

email: bjholmberg@aol.com or phone: 415 902 5858.

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

Owner
BJ
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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 20 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We traveled with our three children (8-13), and thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful, spacious, and extremely well-located home. It looked almost too good to be true, but our (too-short) visit exceeded our expectations. BJ and Larry were accessible and easy to work with throughout, and thoughtful down to the smallest details that travelers might need or want to feel right at home, even surprising us with some unique extras. In addition to providing spectacular rooftop views, the location is walkable to great restaurants and most attractions that one might want to show kids visiting for the first time. You'll be right in the middle of everything, but the neighborhood has an almost surreal "urban quiet" feel to it. We hope to visit again!
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Russian Hill Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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,

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Russian HIll Family View Home w/Spectacular Rooftop Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
5

great stay and hosts

  • 5 of 5

location was perfect for us to walk to many sites. hosts had a welcome book that explained everything about the house and sites to see. view from your private deck was amazing

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous view, all the amenities of home, great neighborhood, great for a family or group!

  • 5 of 5

This couldn't have been more perfect for 3 couples in San Fran. Russian Hill is such an exciting, quaint neighborhood featuring sites , sounds, tastes of San Francisco! You can see the cable car and Gokden Gate Bridge from the fabulous rooftop deck, the master bedroom, and the living room. Owners had a wonderful cheese tray, veggies, and wine out for us upon arrival as they knew we would be traveling cross county! There was a fully stocked refrigerator, washer/dryer, nice towels, comfy beds, wifi and more!! Walking distance to many SF 'must sees'! Everyone could have as much privacy or 'togetherness' as they needed!

We will definitely keep this home on our list when we return with family and/or friends!

Thank you, BJ & Larry!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buenos Aires
5

Great house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an extraordinary time at the house!!! The owners are excellent hosts and made us feel at home from the very beginning!!! They have been available before, during and after the stay for any question or comments. Upon arrival they gave us a very worm welcome, and received us with a nice table with wine and snacks. They left folder with useful information about the house, the neighborhood and the SF area that help us during our stay. In addition the pantry and fridge with beverages and other foot supplies was very kind and useful.

The house is very comfortable and well decorated. We were a family of five adults and two children and we had a great time at the house.

The deck has a fantastic view from where you can see the golden gate and all the SF area.

We definitely recommend this property for vacations or work. We look forward to go back any time.

BJ and Carlos, many thanks for sharing your home with us!!!

he house is very comfortable and very well equipped!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

About as perfect as hoped for....

  • 5 of 5

My work colleagues and our wives spent a week here. The previous reviews are all spot on regarding the home. Spotless, well decorated, very comfortable, etc. The owners were awesome and very accommodating. They made us feel very much at home. The old adage...mi casa, su casa...is very true here. Everything in their home (pantry, dishes, fridge, etc.) was there for us to use. In addition, the nice spread of cheese, crackers, fruit and wine and beer was a awesome addition.

I would definitely stay here again. Thank you BJ and Larry.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, TX
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

What can I say...all of the previous reviews are spot on. We went to San Fransisco for our son's 30th birthday. We were seven adults.

BJ and Larry, our most gracious hosts, have set a high standard for all other VRBO hosts. This is our first experience with VRBO so we were unsure what to expect. Any concerns were immediately put to rest with the first emails. BJ was quite helpful and knowledgeable prior to our arrival answering all questions, even recommending a bakery for a birthday cake. Upon arrival we were greated with warmth and felt we were staying at a friends home. As mentioned previously they prepared a spread of snacks and presented a notebook of how to operate everything in the home, trolley routes and restaraunt recommendations which proved to be a great help.

I am a bit of a germaphobe and this place is SPOTLESS.

Location - Perfect...easy to get to most places you want to visit.

The pictures of the place do not do it justice...and YES, the Golden Gate Bridge is really right there, even better than the photo shows.

Thank you for a wonderful experience BJ and Larry

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

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

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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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