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Lovely Upscale 3BR House In Family Friendly Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-7

This is a wonderful old house with nice sun light and with plenty of space. There have been numerous expansions and upgrades over the years, but it still has the charm of a classic Victorian house, with hardwood floors throughout the house. This is a 3 story house.

Our neighborhood is wonderful for families and everyone else. There are numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery stores, parks/playgrounds and just about everything else in walking distance. The top of Bernal Hill offers one of the most spectacular views of downtown San Francisco and the bay area.

The master bedroom is on the ground floor. There is a very comfortable King size sleep number bed (each half is adjustable firm/softness).

The next largest bedroom has a Queen size bed. This room is on the 3rd floor and overlooks the small deck/patio/garden. This room has the most privacy and tons of sunlight.

The third bedroom has a Twin bed. This room is on the main/middle floor, opposite the living room.

There is also a large family room/office with very comfortable queen spring futon sofa. This room has limited privacy, as you must walk through this room from the master bedroom to access the rest of the house. It has a 2 large desks. There is no closet. This room opens to the small patio/garden through french doors.

There is a recently updated full bathroom with shower/tub on the ground floor with access by both the King bedroom and the Family/Office/Futon room.

The laundry/storage/garage is also on the ground floor as well as the garden/patio/deck in the back.

The middle/main floor has the living room with lots of light and 52' TV with cable. There is a truly wonderful kitchen with a large island and lots of space and gadgets for cooking. There are stainless steel appliances, large refrigerator and marble counters. The dining room is open to the kitchen.

The main/middle floor also has a full bathroom with shower/tub. There is also small sunny reading nook overlooking the small garden/deck and a sunny front entry area.

The furniture and decor throughout the house is tasteful and comfortable. The interior and exterior of the house have been recently painted.

This is a family friendly house. The white furniture shown in some of the photos has been replaced by darker wood furniture that is more kid friendly and has a little bit more traditional style. We can supply baby gates and other childproofing if you want. (Otherwise we put it all away.)

We hope you will enjoy our home and appreciate the great neighborhood. We know you will really like this house.

More Details

Jaysa Zablatsky
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Jaysa Zablatsky

I grew up in San Francisco and absolutely love this city. We have recently moved back to San Francisco from Boston. We rent our wonderful home in San Francisco when we are out of town, usually heading to Boston to see family and take care of our Boston vacation rental. Our adorable 4 year old daughter loves being able to see her grandma in Boston and the whole family loves going on trips!

Jaysa Zablatsky purchased this house in 2013

Why Jaysa Zablatsky chose Bernal Heights

This is a wonderful victorian house in the best family oriented neighborhood in San Francisco. Everything is within walking distance and the city highways are very close for getting out of town. Our neighborhood has some of the better weather in San Francisco (hardly any fog) and great restaurants.

What makes this house unique

We absolutely love the kitchen. It is a wonderful gathering spot in the center of the house, with a fantastic island with seating. The small outdoor patio/deck is a nice place to unwind and have a meal or a cocktail.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jaysa's peaceful, inviting house is delightful. It's very clean, has comfortable beds, and a kitchen island that begs you to hang out around it. Everything you might need for your convenience has been thoughtfully provided. It's located in the heart of Bernal Heights, an interesting family friendly neighborhood with shops, fine restaurants, and good public transportation. I had two favorite places in Jaysa's house: one was the leather lazy chair in the living room in front of the big TV, and the other was on the lovely, jasmine-scented patio. Jaysa is a gracious, responsive host who has clearly put thought into what would make her guests comfortable. Thank you, Jaysa, and I sincerely hope I get to stay in your home again.
Jun 2014
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Bernal Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom shared by king bedroom and family room/office
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Top floor. Very private.
    King bedroom - 1 king , Almost a master suite.
    Family room/office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable queen futon sofa but NOT very private
    Twin - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Kid room. Crib is folded up and stored away if not needed.
    Hotel Type Crib (Foldup/Rolling) - 1 baby crib , Very nice hotel type crib for use in any room
  • 4 bedrooms with King, Queen, Twin and Queen Futon. The family room/office with futon is connected to the king room via hallway. Perfect for children or close family, but not so great for non-family adults as you have to walk through the king bedroom, or go outside through the patio/garden/deck to access the rest of the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Lovely Upscale 3BR House In Family Friendly Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

At Home in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Bernal Heights is a family-friendly community of neighborhoods, parks, restaurants, and shops. This is a charming house on a quiet residential street. A weeklong stay let me, my husband, and two longtime friends from New Zealand (all in our 70s) sample what it means to live in San Francisco—and to see why that’s so popular today. The house is roomy and well appointed. The arrangement of bedrooms and baths on different floors offered quiet and privacy for two couples traveling together, while families with children may appreciate the extra bedroom with twin and crib that adjoins the ground-floor master suite. We used the well-equipped kitchen and comfortable dining room for breakfast every day and dinner most nights. Conveniently located within walking distance are gourmet food and wine shops (up on Cortland) and a fully stocked supermarket (down on Mission). This area, like much of San Francisco, is hilly; our small rental car was welcome for grocery shopping for the week as well as for trips from the city, though we also walked or used nearby public transportation. On-street car parking was generally available right in front of the house. This is a great San Francisco home base for a vacation or a long-term stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house is really beautiful, clean and nicely appointed.

It is located in a very nice neighborhood near many stores and near a nice park.

The pictures and the descriptions are accurate.

My family stayed there for 2 weeks and they really enjoyed the house.

Jaysa is available for any questions and she is a very nice host. I would definitely recommend this house to a friend.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very spacious. Jaysa and her mother, Susie were very welcoming and helpful, as well as accessible for any concerns or questions. The open kitchen became the main gathering place for my family. The bedrooms are very private from the living areas. The smaller bedroom downstairs may be a little awkward if you have a party with different families as you can only access it through the king bedroom, but is perfect for a person or couple with children. The property was very clean. The location is great for walking to parks, restaurants, etc. Parking was easy on the weekdays, slightly challenging on the weekend, however noted that we rented a large car. The garage is handy if you have a small car. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to friends and family. Thank you Jaysa and Susie!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique San Francisco Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this lovely home during a 4 day weekend. I have visited San Francisco before, but this time we found a clean, upscale, and fun house that allowed us to live and feel like locals for the length of our stay. The public transportation makes it easy to go to major attractions. There are stores and shops in the area also if you feel like staying home for the night. Jaysa was very helpful!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review!
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Perfectly lovely

  • 5 of 5

Jaysa's house was perfect for my husband and I, my son and grandson (8). My grandson loved having his own room and getting to go back and forth to next door where his friend Zoe lives.- such a big event for City Kids! We live in Santa Barbara and they live in Portland. We have visited SF many times in the past 30 years and my son went to Berkley and then lived several years there- we have lots of experience in SF. The best decision we made was to stay in Jaysa's house- besides being beautiful and we'll set up and stocked for visitors the neighborhood is Fantastic. We ate most of our meals in places we could walk to and everyone was really good. Even if you plan to do a lot of things downtown staying here is still the best idea.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SFO (San Fracisco International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Holy Water
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Wonderful urban family friendly neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 14.0%

eCheck payments are preferred, but we always accept credit cards.
San Francisco requires a14% hotel tax be added to your booking. All legal short term/vacation rentals in San Francisco will have this tax. On this site, this tax is collected by me (the host) and paid to the City of San Francisco. (Think of it as an enjoyment tax for our amazing city!) Other sites add the tax and pay it directly to the city.
Pet fees are generally $25 per night, $125 per week or $300 per month for each pet.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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