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Property Details

Updated: Mar 9, 2015
2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 4

In Lower Pacific Heights, across from St Dominic's Church, two blocks from Fillmore Street with its excellent shopping and fine restaurants. Union Square (the heart of downtown San Francisco) is 1.2 miles to the east, easily accessible by bus, taxi, or a brisk half-hour walk.

The house, built in 1875, retains all its original style, while the infrastructure is totally modern. The house includes two home offices (one as part of the front bedroom, the other a separate room). The bedrooms, on the second floor, sleep two couples, and each has its own bathroom. The master bath is especially luxurious. There is also a half-bath downstairs. The first floor includes the large professionally equipped kitchen, the large separate dining room, and a classic Victorian double parlor with a massive sliding double door between the front and rear parlors and a Steinway grand piano.

A house of this level of luxury and comfort is rarely on the rental market.

A very luxurious authentic Victorian house.: There are hundreds of good books, an extensive collection of recorded music, and high-end audio equipment. The furniture and the art collection are of the highest quality and taste. The kitchen is outfitted to professional standards, including a Garland six-burner range and restaurant cookware. Very few properties of this caliber are ever available on the rental market.

A unique location.: The house is in a quiet, refined neighborhood, but is only a mile from Union Square, the heart of San Francisco. The selection of restaurants, shops, and other amenities in the neighborhood is extraordinary. There is a garage, but the house is so well located that you can easily enjoy San Francisco without a car. (Taxis are easy to get, and the house is within a five-minute walk of five major bus lines.) The symphony, the opera, Golden Gate Park (with its splendid De Young art museum and the California Academy of Sciences), the Ferry Building farmers' market, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, downtown shopping, the boutiques of Union Street and Chestnut Street, and a wide variety of entertainment venues are all only a short ride away.

Great for food lovers.: San Francisco's farmers' market at the Ferry Building is probably the best in the United States. Groceries available nearby, at Mollie Stone's and Bryan's markets, are also of remarkable quality. The kitchen is equipped with the best professional equipment. And the range of restaurants within a short distance includes the city's best: SPQR, Gary Danko, A16, La Folie, Fleur de Lys, Campton Place, Zuni Cafe, The Fifth Floor, Quince, and more. The Richmond District and Chinatown offer bargain dining at a very high level in various East Asian cuisines.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Elizabeth is a musician, a musicologist, an environmental consultant, and an entrepreneur--she has recently founded the very 'green' Greener Cleaners in San Francisco. Tom is a writer. His latest book is The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance. He is currently at work updating his 1997 book The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone.

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5 Reviews

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Elegant 1875 Victorian: a very rare rental
-415 922-2958
Pacific Heights San Francisco
Beverly. MA, U.S.A.

S.F. Victorian - Property # 108754

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in this house several times over the past few years. It is an elegant Victorian which has been updated with a gourmet kitchen, and is very well maintained. It is located in a very desirable area for shopping, restaurants, and transport to other parts of the city. There is one point which prospective renters should know for their convenience and safety, and that is that the house has a fairly steep, long stairway to the second floor, which would not be suitable for handicapped or seniors who could not negotiate the stairs. Parking in the area is very limited, so unless part of the garage of the property is available, this can be a problem. Overall, we have enjoyed this delightful house, and would recommend it highly.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We've arranged for the garage to be available (just one car, though).
Elegant 1875 Victorian: a very rare rental
-415 922-2958
Pacific Heights San Francisco
Manhattan , KS

True San Francisco dream home

  • 5 of 5
If you want to experience the city, this home provides a beautiful oasis of true San Fran culture and life. Within (2) blocks of the Filmore St. District with excellent shopping and restaurants plus easy access to transit/bus system. The owners are very helpful on providing information and services. They have lovingly cared for and updated this Victorian San Francisco dream home with both modern and historical decor. The kitchen IS a cooks delight and beautiful dishes, cooking basics, all needed utensils are provided. We were able to walk or take public transportation to do everything we wanted to see/do during our stay.( pick up MUNI and Bart information while at the airport). To see the wine country we hired a private driver for the day, but you would able to easily access the larger tour groups available at fisherman wharf . This was a special anniversary trip for us and another couple and staying here was everything we could hope for in a romantic get away!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow--what can we say? We're just delighted and grateful.
Elegant 1875 Victorian: a very rare rental
-415 922-2958
Pacific Heights San Francisco

Wonderful home, Wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5
This home had everything we needed, was very functional, is extremely well located and the owners could not have been more pleasant or efficient. Our expectations were met in every way and the whole process could not have been easier.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Elegant 1875 Victorian: a very rare rental
-415 922-2958
Pacific Heights San Francisco

Lovely home - great location!

  • 5 of 5
The home is very nicely kept up and very well stocked. The location was great. Gorgeous church right across the street. The owners were very accommodating and very helpful in giving recommendations of things to do around the area. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant 1875 Victorian: a very rare rental
-415 922-2958
Pacific Heights San Francisco

Awesome Home. Great Location.

  • 5 of 5
My partner & I from Florida, and a friend from LA met in San Francisco and decided to use rather than being cramped into 1 hotel room or renting 2 hotel rooms.

This home is beautifully maintained and nicely furnished. The kitchen was my favorite room - we cooked breakfast every morning and enjoyed the backyard garden.

The location is good with restaurants and shops nearby and we used the local buses to get around the city when we didn't feel like walking. We did rent a car for a couple days during the weekend to get to Napa Valley and easily found parking on the street.

I've already told friends & family that if they're heading to San Franciso, that this home is a great option.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

You will not find a more elegant or more comfortable house at a better location anywhere in San Francisco.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SFO at 10 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferries to Marin County, East Bay, Alcatraz at 3 Miles Nearest Train : CalTrain at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Ocean Beach at 5 Miles Car: not necessary

Restaurants nearby include SPQR (a brilliantly creative trattoria), State Bird Provisions (Bon Appetit's 2012 Restaurant of the Year), Florio (our regular favorite for casual dinners out), Delfina Pizzeria (as good as it gets), Dosa (luxurious Indian), Roam (superb hamburgers), Woodhouse Fish Company (New England style lobster rolls, etc.), Fresca (Peruvian); and many others. Japantown, a short walk away, has well over a dozen fine restaurants. Also in Japantown is the Kabuki Hot Springs and Spa, with great massages.The Sundance movie theatre complex, showing interesting independent films in exceptional comfort, is four blocks away. The Richmond District, with its many Chinese and other Asian restaurants and shops, is one mile to the west. The Golden Gate Bridge, a short drive away, provides access to Mt. Tamalpais (25 minutes) and Point Reyes National Seashore (1 hour). Golden Gate Park is one mile to the southwest, the Presidio a half-mile north. Union Square, the heart of San Francisco, is slightly over a mile to the east--a 15-minute bus ride at the most. Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, the Ferry Building with its extraordinary farmers' markets, SoMa--all can be reached in less than fifteen minutes by taxi, half an hour or less by bus or a brisk half-hour's walk. The beautiful Gothic-style St. Dominic's Church (Roman Catholic) is right across the street from the house; Grace Cathedral (Episcopal) is a 15-minute walk; two synagogues--Congregations Sherith Israel and Beth Sholom--are within walking distance, as are a number of other houses of worship. Shops within a short walk include Mollie Stone's luxury grocery and butcher shop, D&M Wines (specializing in champagne and old brandies), fine clothing stores, and all the usual amenities.


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From the Owner

A superb neighborhood, two blocks from Fillmore Street. A great book and music collection, a Steinway grand piano, beautiful furnishings, a professionally equipped kitchen, peace and quiet. For hikers and bikers, we're a half-hour drive from Mt. Tamalpais and the whole wildlands complex of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. For urbanites, we're just over a mile from Union Square, within walking distance of SFMOMA, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, and much else of what has made San Francisco legendary as an urban destination.

Property Type

  • house


  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR

Communication / Internet

  • fax


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, large, luxurious
  • 2nd Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower
  • Downstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet
  • Spotless, top-of-the-line fixtures. Lots of light.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double
  • Luxurious master suite with balcony, two large closets, large lavish bathroom; four-poster bed, antique furniture.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Professional-quality kitchen, Steinway grand piano, fine art, wi-fi, 12-foot ceilings, office, extensive library, double parlor, dining room, garden, garage. A very comfortable and luxurious house in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods. Few houses of this caliber are ever offered on the rental market.

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