|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Accommodations: Prime Marina Blvd. location with front and master bed-room views of the SF Bay, Crissy Field, Alcatraz, Ft. Mason - this beautiful recently re-modeled, 3,750 sq. ft., 3-story , 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with garage, features large, well-appointed rooms, natural light from large windows on all levels, a scenic garden with a koi pond, patios for dining.
Please note: Web site was compromised in early Feb 2016 leading to incorrect price listing and payment instructions. Problems addressed and corrected by VRBO as of Feb. 19, 2016. Any questions can be addressed to VRBO and/or owner.
Two families with children could enjoy their privacy, yet comfortably share amenities such as spacious breakfast and dining areas, living and master bed-room views of the Bay, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Ft. Mason. For families, corporate executives, professional groups, wedding parties, this location is perhaps the most convenient in SF. Though very near public transportation, many will prefer to walk or bike to dinner at such world class restaurants as Gary Danko, A-16, and Greens, shop the nearby farmer's market for fresh vegetables, grab a coffee at the Starbucks around the corner, pick up groceries at the market, or explore the many close scenic attractions - Presidio Park, Fort Point, Palace of Fine Arts, Disney Family Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, the Cannery, North Beach. You will also be within an easy walk of the many charming shops and exciting nightlife on Chestnut and Union Street.
Layout: The main floor includes a spacious entryway, formal living room with views of the Bay, a powder room a large open space where a formal dining area, kitchen and breakfast areas flow into each other. The house is WiFi enabled; with cable, HD TV, plus a landline for free local calls. French doors open onto a patio with a dining table and chairs plus a gas BBQ. Stairs lead to a large, well-established garden. A bank of windows look out over the tree and flower-filled garden and the fish pond. Additionally, a back interior staircase allows for a secure, back entry/exit to a separate, ground floor apartment (available at additional cost), the garage and Marina Boulevard.
A gently curving staircase opens to the third floor which features 2-bedrooms with full bathrooms en-suite, and two additional bedrooms which share a full bathroom. The master bedroom provides views of the Bay.
A separate, 5-room-garden apartment, sleep two and includes a kitchen area and bathroom, plus a parking space in the garage. (This space is available only with the main residence rental and at additional cost.)
This magnificent house is located about half a block from the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the site of about half of the America's Cup events, and also the spectacular July 4th Fireworks Celebration. A group could happily enjoy festivities with little effort. One could participate by watching out the living room window, or a short stroll across the street would put you in the heart of the action.
My husband and I purchased this house many years ago and raised our children here. We loved the beauty and convenience of the location and the size and floor plan of the house. Meaning, the living areas are all on one level and the bedrooms on another, the garage enclosed below. After extensive re-modeling we intended to sell, but could not let it go! Since this is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, we believe that others will enjoy the experience as much as we have, and decided to provide this opportunity.
Virginia S. purchased this house in 1996
My family stayed at this property between Christmas and New Years – we had a total of 10 people (two families of 4 and a set of grandparents). First, this location of this property is amazing. The house is within walking distance of so much – the grocery store, great restaurants, tennis courts, parks, Fisherman’s Warf, etc. The view from the windows in the front of the house is beautiful.
The house comfortably fit all of us. There was the master suite, which had a nice size bathroom, two very large closets, a futon couch and a beautiful view of the marina. Another room had a queen bed with a pull out sofa and a bathroom. A third room had a queen bed (very hard) with a twin bed. There is a fourth room with two twins. The third and fourth bedroom shared a small hallway bathroom. We had two cars between us, we parked one in the garage and the other in the driveway.
Unlike other VBRO properties I have stayed at, there wasn’t a write up with information about the property. However, the owner, Virginia, is very accessible when there are questions. For example, for the wifi there was just a slip of paper with some information on it but without full directions (like which network to connect to) so we had issues getting connected. When I texted Virginia she addressed it right away. So as long as you don’t mind texting her when you have questions, not having the write-up isn’t a problem.
I can see why one of the reviewers complained about the set up in the kitchen. While the kitchen is stocked with everything that you will need – it is a bit disorganized. For example, there were a variety of bowls but they were spread across two or three cabinets and on a variety of shelves – so it can take a while to find what you need. If you plan to do a lot of cooking during your stay, this may not be the house for you. But for breakfast and light cooking, it works just fine.
Overall, this is a beautiful house in an amazing location.
The house is beautiful, very well decorated with beautiful artwork. it is close to everything. Safeway is 2 blocks away & many restaurants close by. The food trucks on Friday night was a plus. We loved the place & we know that we now have a home when visiting San Francisco.
This Marina home is in an ideal location for indoor or outdoor activities. I am a local San Franciscan and know the city very well. I picked Virginia's home because it's in one of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco for travelers. My group of eight special friends were super happy residents here for a week. We had a fantastic time on new year eve in the house, cooking a large meal in the spacious kitchen, enjoying stunning views of the bay, strolling along the trails by the water, watching sunset near golden gate bridge. The house was tastefully decorated with many precious pieces of artworks, the living room and family room were gorgeous and comfortable. The holiday decorations everywhere added cheers and spirit to this warm environment. We had an unforgettable experience staying at this house. We would definitely looking to stay here again in the future!
Our stay in this Marina home delighted all. We spent the weekend with extended family celebrating a child's USF graduation, eating in or going out, visiting Ft. Mason and Marina district attractions, enjoying the stunning views of bay and Marina. The gracious proportions of the house were perfect for hosting the family and a few local visitors, as well. The owner had decorated for the holidays and laid in a few provisions to welcome us, too. The house is well designed to provide natural lighting in all of the rooms and multiple areas for different conversations and activities. A grocery store is half of a block away and Chestnut Street restaurants and shopping are near, as well.
I visited San Fran for a conference with colleagues and a delegation of startups from Toronto, Canada. Ginny's home, right across from the conference space was more than perfect for us. First of all it is a gorgeous, stately property, well situated, right on the water. It had everything that we needed for very comfortable night's rest, space to work, dash off and convene as a group. Ginny was also kind enough to make sure we had a few bites and snacks to get started as we arrived. As for amenities near by, the Safeway supermarket is a 3 minute walk away. There's restaurants and cafes about 7 minutes away and several of my group did early morning runs along the water/ exercised at the gym on the field across the house. Ginny was available on mobile if we had any questions.
Reserve this property next time you are in town!
A wonderful home in an amazing location, the Marina. Close to EVERYTHING's that great about San Francisco. The house is beautiful, close to hiking, tourist spots and night life. There's a Safeway about 2 blocks away for everything you need as well!
Distinctive and spacious, with Bay views from the living and dining rooms, this re-modeled 3-story home is in a prime SF location for locals and vacationers. Across the street from the Bay, a site of the America's Cup Sailboat Races, it features views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Field. This single-family home is situated for maximal convenience for travelers. Safeway and Starbucks are one half block away. Within blocks are Ft. Mason, Chestnut and Union Streets, sites of many and award winning restaurants (Greens, A-16). Gary Danko's (Fisherman's Wharf area) is an amazing gourmet experience. 'Off-the-Grid' novelty food trucks rather for Friday Night public events at Ft. Mason Center, across the street, a block away. Sunday mornings at Ft. Mason feature a Farmer's Market, and at night, often, award winning plays at the Magic Theater. An outdoor public Fitness Center, located also across the street from the house is available 24 hours a day. Travelers can walk or rent bikes (Blazing Saddles, Chestnut St.) to see Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Aquatic Park (often site of the 'Iron-Man' or Alcatraz Swim events), the Golden Gate Bridge (have coffee a the Warming Hut on the way to visiting historical Fort Point Museum just under the Bridge). Along the way, see the Golden Gate and the St. Francis Yacht Clubs, and the Palace of Fine Arts. These sites can also be reached by taking the #28 bus from the bus stop around the corner. Additionally, the #30 bus goes to downtown SF. On the way, stop in historic North Beach ( Italian, Asian and seafood restaurants and shops, jazz clubs). While downtown, dine at the historic Westin St. Francis hotel and shop at Neimans, Norstrums or Macy's. Within blocks of the house there are also many small and beautiful park-playgounds for toddlers and small children. Garage and off-street parking are provided.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
RESERVATIONS: Reservations for less than a week are taken, provided the arrival day does not exceed 30 days from the date of the reservation. A maximum of twelve guests at all times.
CANCELLATION POLICY : 100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.