About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay30 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
The house is directly across the street from The Palace of Fine Arts. Enjoy a glass of wine in the comfort of the living room, it's breathtaking!
The Marina Green is 2 blocks away which is on San Francisco Bay. Walk or ride your bike to the Golden Gate Bridge or rent a boat and cruise over to Sausalito.
Presidio National Park is a 10 minute walk from the house, where you will find hiking trails, extensive bike lanes and great restaurants.
Chestnut Street is around the corner, there you will find shopping, movies and over 20 restaurants.
It’s an easy drive over the golden gate bridge to Muir Woods, Pt. Reyes and Golden Gate National Park and the Sonoma and Napa wine country.
With 3000 sq ft of living space over 3 floors offers many luxurious amenities. The fully stocked large eat-in chef's kitchen has a Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf Range. The spacious deck located off of the kitchen leads to the beautiful backyard where the entertainment room is located. Sliding doors open to the covered patio with barbeque, fireplace and dining table. The entertainment room features a 65 inch flat panel TV, stocked beer dispenser, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and half bath.
The master bedroom has a breathtaking view of the Palace of Fine Arts and features a California king bed, walk in closet, flat panel TV, and blackout curtains. The master en suite bath features double sinks and heated tile floors. The second bedroom offers a king size bed, couch, and large closet/lounge area. The third bedroom has a full size canopy bed. Luxury linens and towels.
The romantic dining room/library has a crystal chandelier and shimmering silver walls. Enjoy a wonderful dinner or relax and peruse our library.
The living room is elegant, luxurious and irresistibly comfortable. Lounge by the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine while being mesmerized by the breathtaking Palace View.
Retreat to the study to unwind and watch the latest movie or favorite show on the large flat screen TV.
This well-appointed home has all the amenities and location that one would need for an enjoyable San Francisco experience. You will have access to all entertainment systems, including Apple TV, TiVo, full cable line up, wireless internet, and Sonos music system throughout the home.
We do not have a lock/key box at the house. You will be personally greeted upon check in. This way, we can introduce you to all the wonderful things besides its location that this house has to offer. No parties or gatherings are permitted. The property is for the enjoyment of the guest on the reservation only and that any outside guests, visitors, events, or ceremonies are not permitted without prior written approval.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow mail or parcels to be delivered to the house.
So we may personalize your stay, please provide a completed VRBO/HomeAway profile before requesting a reservation, plus In your request, tell us more about yourself and what your plans are when you visit San Francisco.
Please provide contact information for each guest.
Weekly housekeeping, and gardening services are included.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 15, 2018
Our family loves to travel! Being a first generation American and fortunate enough to bring our sons to my mothers Greek island of Zakynthos, and exploring cities all over the world, we are always happy to return to our city by the bay.
Owner purchased this House in 1999
Why Owner chose Marina District
The view is outstanding. The location is everything! House was completely remodeled and updated in 2013.
What makes this House unique
The house is kept to the high standards that we expect when we travel.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our Home in San Francisco
Our family's latest stay at The Boxwood House was our fifth, and our longest one so far. We lived in this beautiful home for a month. Our young adult children stayed with us on weekends. We've celebrated three of the last four Thanksgiving holidays here, and have built the most endearing memories in this home by the Palace of Fine Arts. The house is big enough so that five or six people would find their own little corners, while cozy enough to ensure that we had many opportunities to catch up on each other's lives. Whether it was watching a basketball or football game together in the entertainment room at the basement level, or grilling steaks at the outdoor patio where there is a live fireplace, or baking bread pudding in the main kitchen, our family has loved just being together here, which our children have nicknamed "the palace" - this place that has become what we've now considered home for us in San Francisco.
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your experience during your fifth stay. It is our goal to make sure everyone in your family feels welcome and at home. We feel so fortunate to have that view of the Palace of Fine Arts from so many places in the house, it is our favorite despite all the wonderful views around the world we've experienced. So glad your family shares that with us. We look forward to your stay again next Thanksgiving!
You will never want to leave...and that's why we didn't!!!
We stayed for 10 months last year and came back for another year...and would stay another year!!! The beautiful decor (inside and out!) and all the comforts of home, along with the VIEW, the fabulous location, the lovely owners and Lorri (who will take care of everything for you - is so gracious and kind).
You are checked in feeling special and leave feeling grateful.
The kitchen (and the 2nd kitchen on the garden level!!) is stocked with all you could need. The beds are amazing with crisp freshly pressed sheets. It really feels like home. You will watch the Palace of Fine Arts come to life in the morning and glow beautifully in the evening when the sun sets.
If you can stay... stay!
Like I said...You will not want to leave!
SSS (San Francisco)
Thank you so much for the kind words. We were so happy to have your lovely family stay at the house, can't believe it was almost two years! We are blessed with a fabulous location and are still taken back by that view of the Palace of Fine Arts each time we look out the window. Now that San Francisco is your home and you live nearby we hope to see you in the neighborhood!
House exceded our expectations!
We travel extensively and we've stayed in some of the finest hotels and resorts the world over. Now that we have a young child, we decided to do something different. So we rented this house in San Francisco for a month with the intent to become "temporary locals." What a wonderful experience it was!
The house itself is perfectly sized, clean and well-appointed which made us feel immediately at home. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything one could possibly need. We cooked daily and even made cupcakes. The location of the house was key for us. It is well-located within the Marina District allowing for easy walks to a gym, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores and many other services. An unexpected surprise -- one that we enjoyed very much -- was the people watching we did from our living room. The house has spectacular views of the Palace of Fine Arts and with those views came people from all walks of life. We lost count of how many brides in their wedding gowns chose the Palace of Fine Arts for their wedding photos!
All in all, it was a fabulous experience for our family. One we hope to relive in 2017.
The Boxwood House
LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY us!!!!
We had an amazing 10 month stay in the dreamy Boxwood House! The location could not be better! The Palace of Fine Arts is literally in your front yard (and quietly, gorgeously glows each evening), the Marina is steps away and fun Chestnut Street (full of cute shops, cafes, movie theaters and great restaurants) is just a short walk. The home is beautifullly decorated inside and out. BOTH kitchens are complete with all the supplies and appliances one would need, the dining room with gorgeous china, the office with computer and printer, the bars are stocked, fabulous sonos sound system, gorgeous outdoor spaces…of course filled with beautiful boxwoods, laundry room with all you would need, fluffy towels and amazingly ironed Frette sheets on the cozy, comfortable beds. The owners and staff are very kind and responsive to any needs yet also greatly respect your privacy. It's fun to walk up the steps and open the gate to The Boxwood House…an "pretend" you live there!! We will be back!!
Fantastic property with all the right touches. The location of the house is close to the Marina and right across the street from the Palace of Fine Arts. This in addition to the interior and exterior design of the house makes this a must stay vacation home. That is not even the best part of the experience. The owners are kind and considerate and really care about making this a wonderful experience. So many personal touches.
A perfect five days
This house is exactly as advertised. Perfect. Quiet at night, Palace of Fine Arts is beautiful day and night. We hated to pack up and leave.
Located in the Marina district of San Francisco, one of the most favored neighborhoods in the city and it's just ten minutes by car to Union Square but worlds away from the hustle and bustle. This makes it a perfect location that is truly second to none in San Francisco. The area boasts the finest weather, shopping, dinning, and social scene the city has to offer. We are just down the block from the local yacht harbor, beach and outdoor recreation areas, and a short distance to the famous Golden Gate Bridge. We are within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and Presidio National Park.
Additional information about rental rates
No hotel tax required. Ideal for extended vacation stays, corporate interim stays, or those remodeling their homes. PLEASE NOTE: Six persons maximum at all times. All guest must provide contact information. No mail allowed to be delivered to the house. Recommend purchasing cancellation insurance in the event you must cancel your reservation within the prescribe 60 day period.