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Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2015
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This charming Victorian flat is light and spacious and has recently been remodeled. The second parlor features a 50' flat-screened HDTV and DVD player. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a wide hallway.

This neighborhood that includes Haight Ashbury and Cole Valley is one of the most desirable in the city. You can start your day at one of the six espresso cafes within three blocks of 740 Shrader. My favorite is Reverie Cafe; and for brunch, lunch or dinner go to Zazie's, a french bistro on Cole Street. Wander up and down Haight Street and into unique shops. Stop in at one of the very best independent bookstores, Booksmith, which brings writers to the neighborhood and sponsors many community-oriented events.

Spend some time in Golden Gate Park and go to the California Academy of Sciences and visit with the penguins and see the amazing aquarium. The CAS cafe may be just the place for lunch. Across the way is the De Young Museum which has good food as well as an outstanding art collection and special exhibitions. Alice Waters of the famous Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley raised the bar on museum fare some years back. Lucky for us!

Keywords: This charming Victorian flat is spacious and light with a double parlor, two bedrooms, one bathroom, large eat-in kitchen with new SS appliances including a Bertazzoni gas range. The kitchen and a bedroom look out upon a lovely garden and brick patio. The front parlor looks out upon ferns, jasmine and Vinca Major, as well as a Sycamore tree of dramatic proportions.

Some of the amenities include a large collection of books and art, children's books and toys.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My introduction to San Francisco was in the sixties when I worked on a surgery ward at UCSF. My free time was spent hanging out in North Beach and favorite places: City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio’s Café, Enricos’ and Café Trieste. After sojourns on the Monterey Peninsula, Washington, D.C. Vietnam and North Carolina, I returned to San Francisco to work as a professor in the UCSF School of Nursing

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20 Reviews

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Charming Victorian Flat with High Speed Internet
-+1 4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
Commack, Ny

Lovely Flat

  • 5 of 5
This is a charming San Francisco flat. It was perfect for our family of four. The flat was very clean and the beds were super comfortable. The kitchen was updated and has everything you need. It is close to Golden Gate park and a Whole Foods market is only a block away. The owner lives on the third floor and was very helpful and accommodating. I would certainly recommend it and I would stay here again with my family.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 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
Charming Victorian Flat with High Speed Internet
-+1 4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
Palm Beach, Florida

Fine artist

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully appointed apartment. Excellent library, comfortable beds with down duvets. Joan was very accommodating.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Dear Carin,

Thank you for your recommendation and review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and my home. Come Back soon.

Best regards,

Charming Victorian Flat with High Speed Internet
-+1 4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
rochester, ny, USA

Perfect Haight

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful flat. Close to everything with all of the amenities you need. Down pillows, great sheets, chef's kitchen, beautiful and lush back patio. I want to live there!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Charming Victorian Flat with High Speed Internet
-+1 4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco

San Francisco getaway

  • 5 of 5
We were greeted by Sarah with a friendly gentle smile even though it was close to 1 am when we arrived
The house is charming,welcoming and very clean. Location is perfect. We would return .
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Charming Victorian Flat with High Speed Internet
-+1 4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
El Paso TX

Wonderful VRBO

  • 5 of 5
The scent of jasmine and a charming red door greeted us every time we returned to this VRBO. We opened our door to sunny yellow walls and warm wood floors. If we were lucky, we received a greeting from Bogie, resident Shih-Tzu. The patio was blooming with vibrant colors. We are literature lovers and appreciated the variety and abundance of books in every room. The property was clean and met all our needs. The owner was easily accessible. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt this was the perfect location for us. We were able to easily walk to Golden Gate Park to visit the Academy of Science, Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, Botanical Gardens, and Japanese Tea Gardens. We took a Muni to Embracadero Center to see the Exploratorium and walk the Pier, to visit the Palace of Fine Arts, the Legion of Honor, Chinatown, and other neighborhoods. We highly recommend Christopher Elbow chocolates, Little Star Pizza, the farmers market on Divisadero Street on Sundays, Molinari Deli, Mojo Bicycle Café... The City Pass was perfect for us as it included many attractions and the Muni/trolley. We could not find parking on the street and had to utilize a parking lot a couple of blocks away. The charge was $20 for 24 hours. Everything we wanted to see was in walking/Muni capability. Muni App - Transit 511 was helpful. The visit and host were wonderful and we hope to come again.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cheri, for your very kind review. It was delightful having you and your family as guests, and I hope you come again soon.

Best regards,
Charming Victorian Flat with High Speed Internet
-+1 4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wonderful light-filled apartment!

  • 5 of 5
THis place was cozy, bright, and spacious. Filled with awesome books. Well-equipped kitchen. Perfect location. Joan was great at every point. Would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

Haight Ashbury was the neighborhood where I wanted to live, and I fell in love with 740 Shrader Street, a house built in 1897 by a well-known artist of the day, Nellie Burrell Scott who was married to Wisner Gillette Scott, an engineer with investment in the mining industry. He was also a very civic-minded gentleman who gave the opening address to the West Coast Defense League meeting in Seattle in 1916 during WWI.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : A Nearest Point of Interest : B Nearest Point of Interest : C Nearest Point of Interest : Car: not necessary

Large collection of books, art, lovely gardens, two blocks from Golden Gate Park, great location with excellent access to public transportation.


From $285 Per night

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.06%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 5, 2015


From the Owner

740 Shrader has been a work in progress all these years, and I take great pride in the high quality of maintenance and improvements. Music has been a passion throughout my life, and opera is my favorite musical form. I especially enjoy chamber and classical, music as well as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Joni Mitchell. Collecting books is another passion; my library includes an extensive collection of books about military history, war and peace. This particular interest derives from an 18 month period in 1967-68 when I worked for the Agency of International Development as a nurse adviser in South Vietnam. Other interests include politics and art. My travels have taken me to Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico. I was a board member of Haight Ashbury Improvement Association for a number of years. What a sweetheart! Bogey is a friendly Shih Tzu and resident of 740 Shrader. When he was three months old I went to Phoenix to pick him up on the advice of a friend. On July 14th, 2011, his friends came over to celebrate his 6th birthday.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered


  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Double Beds (2) Double bed in each of two bedrooms


  • Guests provide their own meals

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