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Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities

Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities


Property Details

Updated: May 10, 2015
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, patio, state of the art kitchen, sleeps 4

Located just 5 or so minutes' walk to the Bay and to magnificent views of GG Bridge and Alcatraz, our cottage offers a real San Francisco experience (with luxury!). It nestles behind one of San Francisco's lovely 'painted lady' Victorians. Fully DETACHED, rose-covered, it is surrounded by gardens and was completely renovated by us a few years ago. It is inviting, light and airy and has its own private patio. It is safe and secluded yet just a stone's throw from vibrant, chic, Union Street where San Franciscans come to dine and shop. The best and most desirable neighborhood of San Francisco!

No other lister will treat you as well as we do! When you arrive, you will find the fridge stocked with juice, milk, eggs, cream, yoghurt, sodas and there will be cereal and muffins, tea and coffee, other staples and excellent toiletries, all for you. There will be a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers awaiting you, great linens, robes and many other extras.

Restaurants, cafes and boutiques, banks, beauty salons, buses and taxis one block away. One convenience store 100 yards away, another within 200 yards. Small park across the street and a library in a lovely heritage building 50 yards away.

Everyone who has stayed here has loved it and our guests constantly tell us: 'We wish we had discovered this spot years ago!'

Two lovely bedrooms (one with California King bed, the other with Queen Size Bed and doors onto patio). Perfect for 2 couples, a family with children or a couple looking for a romantic retreat.

Furnished to a high standard. Fully equipped kitchen with dining table, living room with wood burning stove (there is also central heating), tumbled- tiled bathroom with deep soaking tub, small private patio with table, chairs and sun lounger, central heating, DSL wireless, large flat screen TV with Cable, DVD player, CD player, dishwasher, use of washer/drier. Coffee maker, juicer, toaster, microwave, iron, ironing board, baking dishes, pots, pans, alarm clocks, I-phone charger, telephone, books, CDs, DVDs.

Turn-key ready - this is not the kind of self-catering place where you immediately have to go to the store to buy paper towels, toilet tissue, dish-soap, etc. - all these basics are already waiting for you.

Surroundings : An ideal spot to see all the sights of San Francisco. Union Street (1 minutes' walk) Polk Street (3 minutes' walk), Fillmore Street (5 minutes' walk) and Chestnut Street (7 minutes' walk) are all filled with restaurants of very type from high-end to inexpensive and shops and boutiques of every type. The Marina Green and magnificent beaches/views of Crissy Field are about 8 minutes' drive away or half an hour's walk. WALK SCORE is 97!

By car or taxi Downtown/Union Square/SF Opera/Symphony are about 8 minutes, by direct bus 12- 15 minutes. Fisherman's Wharf is also about 8 minutes' by car/taxi. Buses and taxis are one minute's walk away. Very easy access (5 minutes' drive) to the Golden Gate Bridge for exploring Marin, Napa, the Redwoods and beyond.

Child-friendly amenities: This is a perfect spot for children. It is safe and secure with no-one above or below you. We are also on FLAT street (something of a rarity in San Francisco - try pushing a stroller up some of those hills after a day of sight-seeing!). We have a secure spot for your stroller, etc. You also have a full, fully-equipped kitchen so you can prepare your children's favorite foods or heat a bottle any time you wish.

Patio and garden completely secure so baby or children can be safely out in the fresh air.

Books, DVDs and toys, depending on age. Graco crib available and even babysitting a possibility with notice.

Free use of washer and drier (we even supply laundry detergent and softener!) makes life so much easier when traveling with children.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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We stayed at Nelson's Cottage for six nights at the end of a three week holiday travelling around California. It did not disappoint and fully deserves a five star review. From the moment of arrival through our departure, we both loved our stay. The cottage itself was lovely and located in a smart neighbourhood, just one street away from the restaurants & shops of Union Street. Nelson's Cottage is thoroughly recommended to anyone seeking a similar experience in San Francisco.
Sep 2011
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Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities
-+1 4156403092
Pacific Heights San Francisco

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this cottage was fantastic. Booking was easy and our host, Daryl, was wonderful to deal with. Before we arrived, we asked Daryl for some restaurant recommendations. She promptly send us an email with a detailed list of some of her favorite restaurants throughout the city, as well as a list of coffee shops and convenience stores in the neighborhood. When we arrived, Daryl warmly greeted us and helped us throughout our stay. She even helped us with our transportation to the airport when we left. Daryl and her husband Mark were very friendly and it was a pleasure speaking with them and getting to know them. The cottage had fresh flowers, was beautifully decorated, and was stocked with all of the essentials for breakfast, including Starbucks coffee, cream, milk, orange juice, fresh fruit, English muffins, jam, butter, cereal, yogurt, and eggs. The cottage is very private and we felt like we were at home. The yard and surrounding gardens were picture perfect and we loved the private deck in the back of the cottage. The location was wonderful - close to great shopping and great restaurants, and fairly easy to get to other places in the city either by walking, car, or public transportation. We had a car for part of our stay, which we were allowed to park in Daryl's driveway for a small (and very reasonable) fee. And our youngest son loved playing with their cat, Sasha! We will definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity. We highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities
-+1 4156403092
Pacific Heights San Francisco
Aspen, CO, USA

Beautiful, Private, Wonderful Inside and Out

  • 5 of 5
Ambrosial! In both my husband's opinion and mine, this was the best place we have vacation rented before…and we have rented often in San Francisco and many other places.

This cottage was prettier than pictured, the linens were heavenly and so sweet ( hand embroidered pillow cases and high quality sheets), the kitchen wonderfully equipped and the gardens that surrounded it all provided so much pleasure. Everywhere we looked we saw green or flowers. We loved the private deck on the back. In all corners of this property, the care that the owners put into it is fully evident.

Our hosts have the talent for providing the most caring hosting, being available for any and all questions, and yet provided us with the utmost respect for our privacy. All the attention they have put into the decor and equipping the cottage make for a delightful stay. The setting is quiet as can be and the location ( both the street that the cottage is on and the larger neighborhood in which is is located) is perfect. We had all our dinners out in restaurants, delicious, that were a block or two away. We loved the proximity to the waterfront at the marina area and also loved the little Blue Fog Market/Deli on the corner near the cottage.

There was a huge bowl of fresh fruit waiting in the kitchen upon our arrival and even though we were there for 9 days, we never needed to think of buying more food for breakfasts….there were eggs in the fridge, cereal and milk, cream for coffee, many choices of tea and also coffee waiting to be enjoyed. There were chocolates in the cut glass bowl in the living room, a bag of cookies in the kitchen and freshly arranged flowers in every room….gorgeous!

We felt pampered and so fortunate to have chosen this perfect spot. The night before we departed the cottage, my husband was busily looking at the rental calendar to see when we could return. It is a place like this that made Tony Bennett sing the song about leaving his heart in San Francisco.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities
-+1 4156403092
Pacific Heights San Francisco

Couldn't have asked for more!

Couldn't have asked for more!
  • 5 of 5
This review is late but we are planning a return trip to San Francisco and I realized I forgot to do this sooner!! We had such an amazing time here, the location was perfect and Dale was so accommodating with any special requests (it was a surprise trip for a birthday and we had guests arriving as an additional surprise at a later time that she had to wait around for!). The basic grocery supplies were appreciated and saved us a trip to the store. We would love to stay here again for this next trip but it is unfortunately booked :( Perhaps next time!!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities
-+1 4156403092
Pacific Heights San Francisco


  • 5 of 5
No words to describe perfect from booking to check out.
Daryl even provided us with coats and scarfs for our trip to Alcatraz.
Beautiful welcome basket basket of fruit.
Luxury towels bedding and anything you could possible need for your stay.
Leaving this beautiful little cottage was the hard part
Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities
-+1 4156403092
Pacific Heights San Francisco

it was absolutely perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5
lovely, lovely cottage. well stocked kitchen, gorgeous garden and parking too!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Pacific Heights Hidden Gem Luxury Cottage, Superb Location & Best Amenities
-+1 4156403092
Pacific Heights San Francisco

Quiet location with amazing amenities

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have just returned from a 6 week holiday to the U.S.A. and Canada. We stayed in several apartments, cottages and B&Bs, but none compared with this fabulous cottage. The owner/manager is friendly and helpful and allowed us early check-in and late check-out. On top of that, she had provided very generous breakfast provisions, soaps, lotions, fruits, beautiful flowers, other food stuffs, dressing gowns, etc, etc. The description in the listing is absoutely accurate and the house was immaculately clean and well-maintained. We were greeted on arrival and everything we needed to know about the house and the surrounding area was explained to us. Restaurants in Union Street and nearby were recommended - we can definitely suggest Capannini, which is a fabulous Italian restaurant with Italian waiters. The prices are on the high side, but definitely worth it. I also enjoyed La Boulange for coffee and cake. The stand out activities in San Francisco were riding the cable car, walking up to Coit Tower, the "crookedest street" and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. Should we ever travel to San Francisco in the future, this would be our first port of call. In fact, I would make sure that I booked well in advance, as I wouldn't want to miss out on staying at this fantastic cottage. Thanks for everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International (SFO) at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Brickyard or The Bus Stop at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Sausalito/Tiburon/Angel Island - Pier 41 at 2.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Presido Golf at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Caltrain to Peninsula at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 101 north to Marin, south to airport/LA at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Numerous at 150 Metres Nearest Ski : Sugarbowl at 180 Miles Nearest Beach : Aquatic Park/Marina, Crissy Field at 1 Miles


From $305 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

An off-street parking spot for a mid-size car or smaller (medium SUV is fine but Ford Explorer type is too big) is available at $16 per night as an optional extra.
Unlike many others, we do not charge a cleaning fee nor ask for a security deposit against breakages etc.

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Updated: May 10, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Town


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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