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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 27, 2015
Centrally Located Sf Flat, Sleeps Up To 6

This charming 2 bedroom Russian Hill flat, in an Edwardian building built in 1907, is the perfect location for your San Francisco get-away. The building is located on a quiet street in the delightful Russian Hill neighborhood that is full of old world charm, and is conveniently located near many of the wonderful sites and flavors that San Francisco has to offer:

1½ blocks to cable car (Hyde Street)

Less than 10 minute walk to historic North Beach

Less than 10 minute walk to bustling Chinatown

Less than 10 minute walk to Polk Street cafes and shops

3 minute cable car ride to Lombard St

5 minute cable car ride to Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf

Imagine waking up in this classic San Francisco flat deciding what to do with your day. You could go to a North Beach bakery for cappuccino and a pastry, followed by a walk to Coit Tower and Washington Square. Or you could head to Chinatown for Dim Sum, go souvenir shopping on Grant Ave followed by a traditional foot massage. Maybe you want to go to a coffee shop on Polk Street followed by an afternoon of window shopping at the many boutiques on Polk and Union streets. Or maybe you’ll take the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf for a seafood brunch followed by a ferry boat ride to Alcatraz.

About the flat:

The master bedroom has a king size bed and bay window, decorated with art deco accents. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, original pocket doors that open to the living room, and is decorated with authentic California Plein-Air paintings.

The living room has a brand new, super comfortable pull-out sleeper sofa that sleeps two people. There are hardwood floors throughout the flat.

The newly renovated kitchen has beautiful original tile work from the 1920s as well as many contemporary conveniences, including a new dishwasher and microwave. I love to cook and I’ve stocked this kitchen with all the cookware, vintage dishware and cookbooks you need to make your own feasts if you so desire.

In classic San Francisco fashion, the bathroom and toilet room are separated. Both have original tile from the 1920s as well as vintage art deco mirrors.

Amenities include:

• Washer and Dryer in unit

• Complimentary coffee and tea

• Bedding and towels provided

• Shampoo, soap and blow dryer provided

• 50' HD Cable TV and high speed wireless internet

• Telephone with free domestic service

• Small outdoor yard with gas grill

• iPod docking station

Parking is available for an additional $30 per day. If you would like to reserve parking please indicate that in your request.

If you don't like the idea of walking up or down a hill you may want to consider renting a car or staying in a flatter (but not nearly as scenic or convenient!) area of town.

San Francisco is a great town for walking, but if you want to drop into a gym or attend a yoga class, there are several facilities close by.

No smoking anywhere on the property, including the outdoor backyard and the front steps.

More reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/734839

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

I moved from my native country of Japan to the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco over 20 years ago and I plan to stay here forever. I truly love San Francisco and Russian Hill in particular. I manage my own art business and love collecting and restoring antiques. I also love traveling, wine tasting, hiking, visiting museums and galleries, cooking, and checking out new San Francisco restaurants and coffee shops.

I am passionate about respecting and maintaining San Francisco’s old world charm. I personally restored this property, keeping as much of the original details that I could while creating a comfortable atmosphere with modern conveniences. I want guests to have an authentic San Francisco experience, and hope the space I have created will make you feel at home.

Because I have lived here for so long, I can provide guests with tips on sites and local restaurants that are off of the beaten path. I can also recommend neighborhood walks that expose guests to the historic and cultural charm that San Francisco has to offer. Since I often go to Napa and Sonoma, I have many recommendations of wineries that you may want to visit.

I am proud of my adopted city and my home and want to share them with you. I hope that you can experience all the wonders of San Francisco that I am so lucky to enjoy everyday.

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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

61 Reviews

5
based on 61 traveler reviews

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Classic Russian Hill Flat in SF!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p455734vb
Russian Hill San Francisco
Lake Sherwood, CA, USA
5

Best Host Around!

  • 5 of 5
Kenji was such a gracious and knowledgable host. He greeted us with binders full of information on tours, restaurants, activities, walking distance ideas, and maps. He gave us traditional Japanese green tea as a welcoming gift and even made us a dinner reservation! The flat was immaculate, clean and well stocked. It has a vintage charm and is well laid out. It is located in a quiet, yet centrally located neighborhood. The flat is used specifically for VRBO so you're not staying in someone's actual home. Kenji lives in the flat above but is no way overbearing. We wish we could own a place just like it! Kenji thought of everything anyone could need during a vacation and was available anytime we reached out. We would like to stay here every time we are in San Francisco, so much better than a hotel and worth every penny! Best VRBO property we have seen.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • 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
business
Classic Russian Hill Flat in SF!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p455734vb
Russian Hill San Francisco
Sydney
5

Russian Revelation!!!

  • 5 of 5
If you’re seeking perfection then look no further, lock this in and get involved in Kenji’s!!!

Stayed here in early January with wife and 2 young children and could not have asked for a better host or a better spot.

Kenji is the most considerate and perfect host and will make sure your stay is better than at home. No better place to stay when creating your own Tales of the City…

No more words, just lock it in. Kenji’s is truly a Russian Revelation and the Big Star on Broadway!!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Russian Hill Flat in SF!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p455734vb
Russian Hill San Francisco
Santa Ynez, CA
5

6 out of 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5
This home is amazing. First of all with a VRBO your coming into someone else's home and may feel a little intruding. Kenji's home is for VBRO, he lives in the loft above. Built in 1927 and sitting almost on top of Russian Hill with the best views of SF just out the door.
Perfectly decorated and adorned with every creature of home and more.
Upon arrival Kenji brews tea and shows you the lay of the land. Using his reference books of the areas offerings he guides you to the good happenings. So much is available from just walking distance.
Really a 6 out of 5 star rating
Jon Quirt
Santa Ynez, CA
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Russian Hill Flat in SF!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p455734vb
Russian Hill San Francisco
5

San Francisco getaway

  • 5 of 5
Kenji has thought of every detail! The place is perfect! We will stay here every time we are in SF. Can't wait for our next trip. Thank you for the amazing hospitality!!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Russian Hill Flat in SF!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p455734vb
Russian Hill San Francisco
Sydney, Australia
5

Best place to stay in SF!

  • 5 of 5
Practically perfect in every way! Beautiful comfortable home with luxurious quality beds & furniture, perfectly located with easy access to everywhere and phenomenal hospitality - Kenji IS the perfect host. We, a family of 5 had such a good time and yes, we really recommend this lovely personable home- away from home.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Russian Hill Flat in SF!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p455734vb
Russian Hill San Francisco
Noumea new caledonia
5

Demeure élégante, raffinée sur une colline mythique de SAN FRANCISCO

  • 5 of 5
Cette ravissante maison du S.F. authentique tel qu'on l'imagine est un véritable plaisir. Le quartier central proche de tous les endroits à découvrir, tout en étant sur une des collines de S.F.est un avantage. L'accueil de Kenji est parfait et sa maison est un modèle de bon goût et de propreté. Elle est particulièrement bien équipée. Outre les petites attentions, ( bouteille de vin d'accueil, chocolats...) Kenji est de très bon conseil pour trouver les meilleurs restaurants et les endroits typiques hors des sentiers battus.
Nous recommandons vivement cette maison adossée à la colline.
Annie et oliv de Nouméa.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

More Reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/734839

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SFO at 15 Miles Car: not necessary

The building is located on a quiet street in the delightful Russian Hill neighborhood that is full of old world charm, and is conveniently located near many of the wonderful sites and flavors that San Francisco has to offer:

1½ blocks to cable car (Hyde Street)

Less than 10 minute walk to historic North Beach

Less than 10 minute walk to bustling Chinatown

Less than 10 minute walk to Polk Street cafes and shops

3 minute cable car ride to Lombard St

5 minute cable car ride to Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf

Imagine waking up in this classic San Francisco flat deciding what to do with your day. You could go to a North Beach bakery for cappuccino and a pastry, followed by a walk to Coit Tower and Washington Square. Or you could head to Chinatown for Dim Sum, go souvenir shopping on Grant Ave followed by a traditional foot massage. Maybe you want to go to a coffee shop on Polk Street followed by an afternoon of window shopping at the many boutiques on Polk and Union streets. Or maybe you’ll take the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf for a seafood brunch followed by a ferry boat ride to Alcatraz.

Availability

From $330 Per night

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Independence Day
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Labors Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$330
From
$380
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $100

Parking in the garage below the flat is available for an additional $30 per day

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • In classic San Francisco fashion, the bathroom and toilet room are separated. Both have original tile from the 1920s as well as vintage art deco mirrors. Shampoo, soap and blow dryer provided

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed and bay window, decorated with art deco accents. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, original pocket doors that open to the living room, and is decorated with authentic California Plein-Air paintings. The living room has a brand new, super comfortable pull-out sleeper sofa that sleeps two people.

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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