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Linda Burke

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Luxurious Well Appointed West Portal Garden Suite - Ultra Convenient Muni Access

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Convenience and Comfort

A cozy and luxurious suite is the ground floor of our early 1900's Edwardian style house in one of S.F.'s most desirable, safe and upscale neighborhoods, West Portal with private, gated entry and beautiful garden. Features one bedroom with queen poster bed - one full custom tiled bath with Jacuzzi - Brazilian cherry hardwood throughout, convenient kitchenette - continental breakfast included. Plentiful street parking and complimentary driveway parking available, please inquire. We are conveniently located 1/4 block to West Portal Village and public transportation located at "The Twin Peaks Tunnel." Here you can enjoy any of our wonderful, authentic restaurants, coffee houses and pubs or take any inbound streetcar to downtown S.F to any of your travel destinations.

~ Electric twin air mattress for second bed

~ Interim housekeeping available

~ Not suitable for small children

We are west S.F. close to Ocean Beach / SF Zoo / Harding Golf Course. BART, The Moscone Center, Union Square, Cable Cars, Chinatown, The Piers/Ferry Building, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, AT&T Baseball Park, are 10-15 minutes by streetcar, 5 minutes to the freeway, a 15 minute route from SFO. BART can be taken directly from SFO to West Portal. Golden Gate Park, UCSF Med Center/Hospital, S.F. State University, Stonestown Shopping Mall are 1-2 miles accessible at the Tunnel. An extensive binder with maps, restaurants and guidance how to get around the city is provided. Owners live upstairs.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Burke (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Linda Burke

Both Michael and I are native San Franciscans.

What makes this house unique

There were originally two houses built in the West Portal area in the early 1900s, ours still proudly stands, the other was destroyed. This house has survived numerous earthquakes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay on this cute street. The garden is absolutely amazing and we actually enjoyed the rain ! It never rains where we are at. Though our trip was cut short for work, we really enjoyed our time staying here. The location is very good within walking distance to transit, restaurants. We definitely will recommend your place to our family and friends and would stay here again. Thank you,
Nov 2013
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based on 57 traveler reviews

Luxurious Well Appointed West Portal Garden Suite - Ultra Convenient Muni Access
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 62 reviews
Edgerton, MO


  • 5 of 5

We loved the small apartment, West Portal Cozy Garden Suite. It is absolutely amazing that West Portal is only a short block away. Couldn't ask for better location. Good restaurants within walking distance, and the garden was quietly isolated and lovely for an evening glass of wine. You do need to remember, however, that the kitchen is tiny, with only a microwave and small refrigerator. Linda does provide a tasty light breakfast. Enjoyed our stay and loved San Francisco.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, glad you enjoyed the suite, West Portal and San Francisco! Think of us on your next visit...
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Great value!

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Clean, quiet, well appointed, attentive owner. GREAT LOCATION!! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for the review. Glad you enjoyed staying with us so much!
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Beautiful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great stay in this gorgeous rental; the description is accurate and the place was spotless. It was nice to have access to the courtyard, which was super cute. The neighborhood is a bit off the beaten path, but it's also very close to public transportation. The breakfast treats were a lovely touch (and tasty too!). I was traveling solo this time, and felt totally safe in both the apartment and neighborhood. Would definitely recommend this place to friends, and will keep it in mind for future trips to SF!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments. So glad you felt safe while staying here with us. Hope you will consider us when visiting S.F. again !
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Plymouth, Michigan

Just Right!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this property. It was just right for two people. The location was convenient to mass transit, the little West Portal "downtown" with restaurants, bars, a few shops and free street parking near the house. (Well, free with one exception - a ticket for parking on the wrong side of the street on a street cleaning day ugh - yea I know - "read the signs"!) Linda was awesome and patient with answering my pre-arrival questions and helpful with suggestions on sightseeing logistics. Overall it was a great experience! We would definitely come back and/or recommend the suite to our friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You got one of those rotten tickets, OH NO! So sorry about that, yep, you've got to read the signs everywhere one parks in this city. You were delightful guests, Mr. Bentley agrees, hope you visit with us again...
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Lovely suite, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Excellent location for using public transportation and we found navigating San Francisco public transit pretty easy. Enjoyed the coffee/tea and treats in the morning! Loved having a nice tv with dvr! Also very nice to have some outside space to relax. Enjoyed the jacuzzi tub in beautiful bathroom. Comfortable bed. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us while visiting S.F. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again !
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Denver, Colorado

Great Accommodations and Great Accessiblity

  • 5 of 5

The suite accommodations were nicely appointed and provided plenty of space particularly with the outdoor garden patio extending the living area. Our party of three made use of the inflatable matress which was no issue even for my 6'4" , 220lb frame...very comfortable. We were able to easily tour the entire SF area without need of a car. We took the Bart from the airport to the Balboa Park station and then the Muni K to West Portal. I would however recommend taking the Bart all the way to the Civic Center stop and then any number of the subway trains back out to West Portal. This would avoid all the street level stops the K line makes in the area around Balboa Park. Also, finding the proper loading area at Balboa Park might be a bit of a challenge in the dark. From West Portal into SF and back is all subway and super fast and efficient. We purchased the 3 day Muni pass at about $25 bucks each which allows you to get on and off as much as you want including the cable cars which are $7 a pop otherwise.

We were unexpectedly treated to arriving during Fleet Week and were entertained by the Blue Angels and other acrobatic aircraft during our stay. We visited the Wharf, Japanese Tea House in Goldengate Park including rowboats on the lake, Ocean Beach, the Cliff House, Alcatraz, and on our last day we road horses on the Beach at the Mar Vista stables. We accessed the stables by renting a car from Enterprise our last day. Enterprise is just a few miles away and they came and picked us up. This allowed us to store our luggage in the car before returning the car and heading back to the airport. The Enterprise staff then dropped us off at the Daly City Bart station. If you familiarize yourself with the Muni Maps you will find easy accessibility to everything.

The location in the small village of West Portal was perfect. Lots of restaurants, sports bars, grocery etc. at your disposal. Being an early riser, a Starbucks just down the street allowed my wife and daughter to sleep while I vacated to grab a cup or two and read the paper prior to getting our day started. The breakfast goodies provided were ample, but perhaps alittle more fruit and juice would have been nice if had had to nitpick anything. If you are a big breakfast person, there are place in the village for you as well..

It is a quiet location at the house, but with a pub just around the corner you can get rowdy if you want to.

Overall, we had a great stay and the weather was perfection.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all enjoyed our suite and the convenience of our location. You were so lucky to visit while the Blue Angels were here, I'm sure you heard them from everywhere you visited in the city. Your tip about taking BART to Civic Center is well noted and a good one, will recommend this next time. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review !
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Golden Gate/Blue Fleet
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harding Golf Course
Nearest Train
Muni Streetcar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
280 and Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1/4 Block -
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Our house is in the upscale residential neighborhood of West Portal nestled between two prominent areas of St. Francis Wood and Forest Hill. It has the highest rate of private cars and lowest rate of crime in S.F. The area has been recognized as one of the safest in San Francisco by the SFPD. The district is named for the western portal of the Twin Peaks Tunnel which opened for business 96 years ago.


Rates & Availability

West Portal House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

2 Nights Inquire - Holidays & Special Events subject to increased rates -
3rd bed is twin electric air bed - 3rd person $30 nightly
Cancellation outside 45 days full refund less $25 fee
Plentiful street parking - parking options available inquire
Accept credit cards, e-check, personal check - International and bookings within 30 days fees may apply

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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Step down shower, Toto toilet, Jetted Jacuzzi, single Porcher sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom and sitting area shared, separate from kitchenette
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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