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Mike Pola

Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish, mandarin

Renovated Marina Family Home IDEAL location in SF 4BR/4BA-3300sf

11 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

San Francisco House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 7+)

We are a family of five who have lived most of our lives here in San Francisco. We have also traveled extensively and love to stay in the local neighborhoods in apartments or homes.

We love San Francisco and the uniqueness of each neighborhood. When we decided to raise our kids in the city, we

prioritized the ability to be close to restaurants, outdoor activities and the ability to walk/bike ride around town. Our place is not only very central but is is also in the flats which makes it very easy to just open the door and start walking to the inevitable activities and adventures the city offers. Plus, should we decide to drive somewhere, there is a calming factor of knowing we can just pull into the garage when we get home and we don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

(Pictures of property may not be exact).

Keywords: This spacious, light filled home is located in the heart of Cow Hollow and features four bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Extensively rebuilt in 2000, the combined kitchen / living / dining room has vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a fireplace, making it the perfect space for entertaining guests or for a quiet dinner at home. Adjacent to this living area is a south-facing patio with landscaping and a water fountain where sunny afternoons can be enjoyed. The master bedroom suite includes a fireplace, walk-in closet, large soaking tub, and another patio. There are three additional bedrooms - two upstairs sharing a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom - and a separate fourth bedroom (used as office) with an adjacent bath. The upper bedrooms have access to a deck with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. On the lower level, just off the main entrance to the home, is a wonderful entertainment space with a pool table and a separate, quiet movie/game/play room.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike Pola (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish, mandarin

About Mike Pola

We are a family of five with three boys under 12. We are Bay Area natives and very proud of our city. We love 'playing tourguide' and would be happy to brainstorm around fun things to do in SF. We have traveled a bunch and know how great it is to stay in homes around the world and have a local contact to bounce ideas off of.

Mike Pola purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike Pola chose San Francisco

Location! Location! Location! It is crazy how close to everything this house is. When inside, it is a quiet oasis and cozy home and then when you open the front door you are instantly in the heart of all activity, restaurants, near parks, libraries, bike paths, etc. 8 BLOCKS FROM AMERICA's CUP VIEWING! On top of that, there is no need to find a parking spot (as the house has an attached garage) or worry about feeding meters/getting tickets/moving your car. Also, Cow Hollow has some of the best weather in SF.

What makes this house unique

We love our home as there is a 'great room' that gives us space to be together, play games and have friends over. It is 3300 sq feet and has a downstairs level that will entertain all types of people for hours. There is a pool table, foosball, pingpong table, and a movie room that is also a great escape. The house is spacious and has 'together' space but there are also plenty of nooks to escape to if you want to be alone. Two of my favorite escapes are taking a book to the outside balcony with a view of the GG Bridge or soaking in the master suite tub.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Renovated Marina Family Home IDEAL location in SF 4BR/4BA-3300sf
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a very fun and memorable family vacation. The home is in a fabulous location with countless shops and restaurants in close walking distance. Everything with home was found in excellent condition, well appointed and very clean. Mike was responsive and great to work with throughout! Our kids loved the game room and upstairs bedrooms with view deck! Would definitely highly recommend this home. When and if we go back to SF this home will hands down be my first choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We Had Only One Problem With This Property...

  • 5 of 5

...We did not want to leave it! This home is perfectly appointed and situated, so save yourself some time, stop your search, and book it now. You will not be disappointed. Every convenience one needs is located within a few blocks walk, including bus stops. The owners are great communicators, quick to respond, and even checked in on us during our stay to ensure we were comfortable. We enjoyed the pool table, board games, walking to a nearby park to shoot baskets, and the many places around the home (inside and out) to relax with a good book. And if all of the wonderful, neighborhood restaurants cannot entice you to leave one evening, there are excellent pizza take out/delivery restaurants close by, a Real Foods grocery store two blocks away, and a fabulous and well-stocked kitchen. Also of note, basic "supplies" such as paper towels, trash bags, toiletries, etc., are provided for the duration of your stay. Thank you Mike and family for sharing your home with us. It was the perfect way to end our California vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT HOME! PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. Mike was very personable and

great to communicate with. We were a group of six adults and we all had the best time here.

The pool table was a lot of fun in the evening after long days of walking and sightseeing.

It was easy to walk to everything and if we found we were too far away at the end of the day we called Uber. ($12. from Chinatown for six people).

Having a great place to stay is a huge part of an enjoyable vacation and this home was that!

THANKS MIKE!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location to Enjoy the America's Cup!

  • 5 of 5

My family group of seven greatly enjoyed our recent stay at this house. The house itself is immaculate and well-furnished. Thanks to the bedroom/bathroom layout, everyone was able to spread out and relax after a day of exploring San Francisco. Our two teenagers particularly enjoyed the rec room. We were there to watch some America's Cup races, and the house is an easy 15 minute walk to the Marina district, where it is very easy to watch the races from the shore and pick up souvenirs at the AC Village. The Cow Hollow neighborhood offers many good choices for dining and shopping, and the owners of the house provide a very helpful list of suggestions regarding neighborhood amenities. Another benefit of this house is the single car garage, as parking spaces on the street in Cow Hollow are at a premium. Just note that the garage works for standard size cars or smaller, but cannot accomodate a larger SUV or van. All in all, a great experience, and I would gladly stay at this house again for a vacation or small group event!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice note James....we loved having your family. Just to clarify, the garage DOES accommodate cars and regular size mini-vans (we park our Toyota Sienna in the garage when we are home). Larger Suburban's or vans with greater than 7 passenger seating will not fit BUT can be parked legally on the street in front of the driveway
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Discerning Traveler

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, comfortable home in wonderful neighborhood with an extremely considerate host. What else could anyone ask for!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

High end property with exceptionally good care and service from the owners

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to thank Mike and his family for a very pleasant and enjoyable stay.

The property is exactly as described and we found the standard to be exceptionally high. Our children particularly appreciated the extensive games rooms and the pool table.

All the fittings and fixtures were new and of very good quality - a real high quality home from home. The house is spacious, well equipped and very clean and tidy. We usually stay in the more expensive designer homes when we travel and this met all our expectations.

In particular Mike provides a caring and excellent service - his communication was first class and he met us at the house on time as arranged - he provided a great list of places to visit and the booking process was smooth and professional. On arrival Mike thought there may be a problem with the hot water (there was not in the end) but he moved heaven and earth to ensure that it would be remedied and was concerned and proactive about the comfort and welfare of his visitors.

The property is situated in a fabulous area. There are dozens of great restaurants and cafes just a minutes walk away as well as good shopping and night life too. We were able to walk to the bay and hire bikes which we used for the duration of our stay. We didn't think we would leave our car in the garage, but it stayed there the whole time as the location really is superb. Just to mention the garage can fit a large seven seat mini van (just)

Also I wanted to thank Mike for the nice touches - he heard that I and my Wife had just got married before arriving and we found a bottle of champagne waiting for us, This is just one example of a decent person going above and beyond in providing a considerate and professional service for his guests.

I have no hesitation in recommending Mike's place to stay to have a great vacation or stopover in San Francisco - we definitely would rent again when we next visit.

With thanks from Bern Adams and his family August 2012

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Balboa Cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
12
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Presidio
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Crissy Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium
Nearest Point of Interest
The "Triangle"
Nearest Point of Interest
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Chestnut Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Union Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Crissy Field
Car: not necessary

This location is in the center of all Northside activity and a fantastic home base for those that want to see san Francisco and the broader bay area, Napa, etc. A car is literally optional as most places can be reached by walking, biking or taking the bus. Incredibly easy access to the Palace of Fine Arts/ Exploratorium, the Presidio, the Disney Museum and to bicycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and have lunch in Sausalito. You can walk or bus to Chinatown and North Beach and Lombard Street....and so much more. You are literally a football's throw to the famous 'Triangle/Balboa Cafe' and in between Chestnut and Union Streets-where you will find San Francisco's best restaurants and night life. Never a dull moment and a fantastic location to experience SF in a very 'locals' way.

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Rates & Availability

Cow Hollow House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 15 2019 - Aug 18 2019
4 night minimum stay
$925
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 14.0%

14% SF City Tax not included
$200 cleaning fee not included
Rates may very on holidays and special event weekends.
$1,000Security Deposit not included
Nominal charge for credit card/paypal payments

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Amenities

San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Deluxe Inflatable Bed for Downstairs Media Room if Necessary
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Additional features include an independent garage with interior access, a laundry room, multiple skylights, hardwood floors, and double-paned windows. With a 'walk score' of 98, this home offers easy access to restaurants, bars, shopping, MUNI, the Presidio, and the beach. Housekeeping is included for a few hours during the week. Potential help with laundry if interested.

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