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Sharon McMahon

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Speaks: english

Sunny Spacious 3 Bdrm.Family Flat; Entrance to Presidio/DisneyCampus

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Marina District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Flat In A Two-unit Building On A Quiet Marina Street

This sunny flat is fully equipped for any guest and will provide turnkey accommodations.

Bedroom number one features a queen size bed and the second bedroom, a full size bed with modern furnishings. Our third room is both a sitting room with a Queen size bed and can be used for catching up on emails, or zzzzs.

Lots of closet space and drawers in all bedrooms.The kitchen has a standard four-burner gas range/stove, microwave and large refrigerator. Relax in the great room and enjoy Cable TV or catch up on email with the Wi-Fi provided.Apartment features include:

• Great space recently remodeled with modern new furnishings

• Large bedrooms and large closet spaces

•Living room with comfortable couch and chairs •Premium 40 inch flat screen with cable in the living room

• Wireless internet throughout the apartment

It should be noted that the Flat is the upper unit of a two story building, so there are stairs involved.

STREET PRKING ONLY; Residential area without meters. Easy on weekdays...moderate on weekends.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon McMahon (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Sharon McMahon

I am a native San Franciscan and have lived in this house for over 20 years. Both my husband and I are in the wine business and work in Sonoma. We have two adult children, entertain often and he plays golf...I read and cook whenever I can!

Sharon McMahon purchased this apartment in 1983

Why Sharon McMahon chose San Francisco

This is our 30 year family home. We lived in both units for many years when my children were in school. The house was turned back into two units and after college, both children lived above us until they 'got on their feet.' My son is now the only tennant, but travels the majority of the time.

What makes this apartment unique

Typical 'Marina' flat...10 feet ceilings and lots of beautiful moldings, split bathroom allows the privacy of the shower/bathtub and sink being used while the water closet (toilet only) next to it. We are located in a quiet nook between two of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco and a block away from the gorgeous SF Presidio...PLUS walking distance to the bay where you can watch kite surfing, sailing and large cruise ships enter under the majestic Golden Gate. You may have seen the spectacular scene in the 2013 Americas Cup. (USA won!)

No need to have a car..bus transportation is around the corner. There is an express bus to financial district and the Embarcadero. It would be best to rent car only for the days you want to go out of the city.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Sunny Spacious 3 Bdrm.Family Flat; Entrance to Presidio/DisneyCampus
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

perfect stay: perfect location, nicely decorated , impeccably clean

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in SF, so I really like to feel at home, like I live there. One of the reasons I picked this rental was for the neighborhood, one of my favorites in SF. It is a very beautiful, safe residential neighborhood and easy access to many things.

The rental was one of the cleanest I'd ever stayed in and I've rented many in SF and very nicely decorated. Our teen aged daughter and son loved their cozy bedrooms separate from each other. They hate to share beds or rooms, so this was great. There was lots of closest space and nice, big, comfortable beds. My husband and I were glad to have a bedroom on the other end of the apartment for more privacy.

Our only hesitation was that it didn't have a washer and dryer or dish washer. I didn't mind having a break from laundry and I made sure my laundry was done before we got there. There is an iron and ironing board, if needed. We weren't thrilled to have to do dishes, but we didn't have a lot of dishes to do considering there are so many restaurants near by. The positive aspects of this rental well outweighed these minor details.

The apartment was very comfortable and with lots of sunlight , contrary to what the photos may show. Nice new carpeted floors.

Parking our huge rental car was breeze. There was always parking available in the street and during the week Sharon was nice enough to let us use the garage. So we only needed to park on the street on the weekend. During the week there is a 2 to 3 hour limit, depending on which street.

We took lots of walks from there: just one block from Presidio, a block from Chestnut St and just a few blocks from Union street, my favorite streets where there are lots of cool shops, restaurants and cafés. We were just a couple blocks from Palace of Fine arts and very close to Crissy Field. We even walked to the Golden Gate Bridge. We also discovered free shuttles from Presidio, just a block away , that take you directly downtown and back. Saves on driving through downtown traffic, parking fees or from taking the bus.

Sharon was adorable: available if needed and very attentive, always making sure we had enough clean fluffy towels. I would stay again, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to feel like they live in SF.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great value!

  • 5 of 5

Sharon was very accommodating and responsive. The home was very spacious, and worked great for our family! Fantastic location that is easily accessible to everything you need in Marina! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location; Comfortable Flat; Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The three bedrooms were just what we needed - comfortable, roomy and quiet after the hustle and bustle of the day. We were 4 adults (2 in late 40's and 2 20 YO). It is an excellent location and you can walk to great restaurants and coffee shops - we love ethnic restaurants and enjoyed sushi, thai and indian restaurants (all within 3 blocks) during our three night stay.

The apartment was well appointed, comfortable and clean. Pictures on the VRBO listing are accurate of what we found at the apartment.

The location to downtown sights was good - you could easily walk to the marina (5 blocks) or Presidio (1 block) - or take a quick cab or drive other places. The hopon/off bus stops just 2 blocks away - and with our three day pass it was very convenient.

Parking - we have no problem finding overnight parking during the evenings (5pm or later) within 2 blocks of the apartment - however - you must move your car by 10am the next day and during the day it is only 2 hour parking - so each day we planned our activities so that we would be able to find a full day parking garage near one of the attractions we were to visit that day.

My wife was a little worried that it would be hot - the temperature during our stay was very mild and the unit was well supplied with fans in multiple rooms if the temperature was toasty. We ended up not needing/using any fans and were comfortable in the unit.

One other recommendation for the unit is to provide a folding card table in one of the many closets - it would have made playing table games together a little easier than the lower height of a coffee table. The table shown in the pictures is, shall we say, a "little wiggly" and we didnt feel comfortable using it to play games on. Now - a folding card table could have been hiding in one of the many spacious closets in the unit - but we didnt see one in our quick search.

We didnt meet Sharon (owner) during our stay - she had offered but her communication before we arrived was timely and complete so we really didnt feel any need to contact her during our stay - but it was nice knowing she was just next door if we needed something.

The unit is definitely at the top of our list for a future return visit and we would completely recommend the unit to friends/family.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, thoughtfully furnished

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this flat. The location was absolutely perfect, within walking distance to the Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts, and lots of great shops and restaurants. We really loved spending our vacation embedded in a community, as opposed to in a chain hotel, where you never quite feel at home. This place was just right for our family of 4 to be very comfortable and get a real feel for what it is like to live in SF. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful place for the week!

  • 5 of 5

The three bedrooms were roomy and the beds were very comfortable. The location is perfect and you can walk to so many cute places from the front door. We made coffee and relaxed in the family room every morning-our group stayed one week (for Bar Method teacher training) and it was perfect for us! We walked to the studio every morning too. I did get some candles to light because the entrance smelled like a pet had stayed there before us, but it didn't hinder our experience. Sharon was a great hostess-I would highly recommend this space. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Charming and Convenient Condo

  • 4 of 5

Sharon was great to work with. Always pleasant and super responsive. Her condo is situated ideally near presidio (for great walks) and the Marina (for great shopping on Chestnut and Union). I worked down town which was 20 minutes away and cost me between $5-$7 per trip with Uber Pool. It is a top floor apartment in a free standing building. This was important for me as I am a very light sleeper. Although located near a busy junction and great local pub (final final) the double glazing ensured external noise was shut out. If you open the windows you are sure to hear neighbours and traffic (that's inner city living). I did find the noise from below intrusive at times (but critically not during sleeping hours).

The apartment is clean and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and linen great quality. There is no parking or laundry facility. Both can be found locally. The kitchen is small but well appointed. Overall a lovely place, run by a lovely lady. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
Final Final
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
Baker Street Bistro
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Chrissy Field
Car: not necessary

Our flat is located in the heart of the popular Marina /Cow Hollow District. We are six short blocks from the beach at Chrissy Field and steps away from the Disney-Lucas Campus. You'll be just blocks from Chestnut and Union Streets, a local Mecca for great shopping, a variety of food, super coffee shops, lively bars and entertainment. The Marina has recently become well known for its restaurants and cocktail scene, but the physical beauty of the Marina makes this city iconic. Here you will be staying blocks from the beach, the Marina Green, Chrissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. The Presidio is ONLY one block away where you can have quiet beautiful walks through the George Lucas Campus, hike the Ecology Trail through the California Redwoods, or a trail that follows the West Coast, or get a Starbucks and watch the ducks swim in a lovely nearby lake. And if you must leave the city, you are less than one hour to the Sonoma wine country.


Rates & Availability

Marina District Apartment Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

Strict Policy on three day minimum.
50% refund up to 15 days before stay. 0% refund

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Marina District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - Water closet
  • This is a typical bathroom for the 1920''s architecture in the Marina area. Standing sink with a large medicine cabinet and also a linen closet. The tub is larger than most and has a Demi lume shower curtain. The sink and hardware are new with a large medicine cabin ate and a closet with extra towels, hair dryer and cleaners.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One five drawer dresser and closet for two.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Walkin closet with built in dresser.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lots of drawer and hanging space . Reading chairs and table.
  • White on white bedding; 400 count sheets , down blanket and comforter. Both rooms facing the street have sound proof windows. Third room faces backyards.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Prime location home; many attractions, restaurants, shopping and museums within walking distance; close public transportation. Cabs are readily available. Owner will help arrange transportation out of the city if requested (i.e. Wine Country, rental car etc.)

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