7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!

7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 14, 2014
3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, With Private Parking in a Park-Like Setting!

This is an AMAZING renovated seven-room, three-bedroom, 1.5 bath single family home in the Castro District in San Francisco! It is filled with original antiques and furnishings which were chosen to provide an authentic Victorian experience for our guests.

The property includes a private driveway with an automatic gate leading to a parking area that will accommodate up to 3 cars! Be aware that off-street parking is really essential if you’re traveling with a car in San Francisco – even if there is street-parking available, most residential neighborhoods limit non-resident parking to 2-hours.

The 4,000 square ft. garden with a detached garage, and potting shed is virtually unheard of in the City. The yard has a brick BBQ grill, and is filled with mature trees of all sorts including figs, avocados, and plums. The home was moved to its current location after the 1906 earthquake on a sled pulled by horses! The tool shed on the lower-level was originally the house’s horse stable, and was in use until the early 20’s. We purchased the home from the family that moved it to the property over a hundred years ago!

You enter the house on the main-level through the beautiful living room with walls lined with photos of the original owners. You then enter a hallway with the staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. Each room has a queen-size bed and is furnished with additional antique pieces. Heading down the stairs, you enter the dining room with a lovely round oak table that can be extended to seat six. Off the dining room is the third bedroom / office / media room with a queen-size sofa-bed, a 55” LED flat-screen television, HD cable, a Blu-Ray player, and a comfortable desk with an all-in-one printer for your use. Note: Although this is a 100 year old home, it is equipped with all the electronic bells and whistles including a full home-automation / security system, and very high speed (50Mbs) WiFi internet access.

At the rear of the house off the dining room is a large “Julia Child” vintage kitchen which is fully stocked for cooking and entertaining. Just off the kitchen is a small foyer leading to a full bath and the staircase to the lower-level. On the lower-level there is a separate toilet, wash sink, and full laundry facilities. The laundry room leads to the former stable with access to the garden.

The garden is truly one of the best features of the property. It is literally a million-dollar lot that was never developed, and maintained as open space. This provides a unique tree-filled tranquil area that will make you forget you are in the middle of a bustling city!

The home is on a tree-lined street in the heart of the San Francisco where you will find amazing shops, bars and restaurants. It is a wonderful area to explore on foot, and there is ready access to public transportation: Walk Score: 95, Transit Score: 98! The MUNI Metro Stop is 1 block away next to a terrific park with a great children’s playground. The Metro will have you downtown in 15 minutes, and the house is 5 minutes by car away from Highway 101. We have lived in this neighborhood for over 25 years and we LOVE the area, and you will too!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mary & Ken

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Ken and I are always on the go! We are both in high tech, have 4 beautiful children and a granddaughter. We bought this house to preserve the land and the home.

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Reviews

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7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497140vb
Duboce Triangle San Francisco
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5

Very Nice house and great owners who are involved

  • 5 of 5
We really liked our stay at the house. Ken and Mary are very involved with the property and communicated with us numerous times to be sure we were satisfied with the property. The neighborhood was safe and central. It was totally stocked. If we ever venture out there again, we will mostly likely stay there.

I posted a very long and glowing review of this property twice now. This is my third attempt so it's shorter because I don't want to keep typing the same thing over and over. Take a bike ride over the GG bridge, and then ferry back. Eat at Sotto Mare for the best seafood Cioppino you can imagine. Rent a car from Getaway and drive to Muir.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!
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Duboce Triangle San Francisco
5

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5
Cozy spot and really great location. Slept 6 of us perfectly for over a week. We had car but you really wouldn't need one. Highly recommended
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!
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Duboce Triangle San Francisco
Cambridge UK
5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5
From the very first contact we received excellent service from Mary and Ken. They could not have been any more helpful, and this carried through the entire holiday. We were a family of four (grown up kids) visiting SF to celebrate my 60th birthday and we wanted to stay somewhere other than in an hotel. This place was perfect. It was really spacious, in a great neighbourhood and close to small stores, large supermarkets and all transport links. The parking was a godsend. Absolutely everything you could ever need was supplied. The laundry room was really useful as we didn't have to take too many clothes and so were able to fill our suitcases with our purchases! San Francisco was, as ever, wonderful and we all had a great stay. Thank you Mary and Ken for everything.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Tessa and her family were great guests and just the kind of travelers we will like to host. They loved to explore and appreciated staying in a part of the city that many travelers don't get to experience. They were great at keeping in contact and left the house very clean. They are welcome back anytime!

Mary and Ken
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7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!
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Duboce Triangle San Francisco
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our trip to SF with my in laws.
The house was really was exactly like described and more. It was clean, comfortable and perfect location.
The wine, cheese, flowers awesome and unexpected.
We would definitely recommend it our friends.
Can't wait to go back!!
Thanks again Mary and Ken
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!
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Duboce Triangle San Francisco
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5

Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at your vacation rental was perfect for us as our son was having surgery at UCSF. It was a quick easy drive. The house was very clean, well done and extremely well equipped with everything we needed. The kitchen really well equipped. Fast wifi etc The owners were wonderful to deal with. The yard was great to relax in and the neighborhood safe and great for walking. It is close to everything if you just want to walk even Whole Foods. We would recommended it to anyone wanting the real SanFrancisco experience or needing a perfect place for a situation like ours
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: Judi and her family were the perfect house guests! They have VRBO property of their own, so they know how much goes into making a nice place a reality, and understand how thankful we are when people appreciate their efforts. They were extremely easy going, were very interested in the history of the house, and gave us helpful suggestions to make our property even more enjoyable for our next guests. And, of course, left the house in immaculate condition! We would highly recommend Judi, and if you are ever in the Tahoe area and need of a place to stay, we’d definitely recommend looking them up. We’re certainly are going to!!

Mary and Ken
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7 Room Single Family Victorian Home, With Private Parking in the Castro!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497140vb
Duboce Triangle San Francisco
Portland, OR
5

Lovely place in SF!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous weekend in this apt in the Castro! We loved having a full kitchen (made a lamb roast the first night) and there was plenty of room to entertain our friends when they stopped by. The beds were very comfortable. We also loved the wine basket (thanks!). There's a corner store right up the hill with delicious sandwiches! We walked to the Mission district for dinner and dancing and to the Haight and Hayes Valley areas for shopping- great location!! Huge yard too- might have to come back this summer and fire up that BBQ.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

This house was owned by my husbands long time friends and neighbor Lou and Marie. It had been in Marie's family for over 100 years. When Lou died we bought the house to preserve the land and prevent another San Francisco home from being destroyed. All of the remodeling was done by us and our friends and family who also care about preserving San Francisco.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SFO at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Metro at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Baker Beach at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Everywhere at 0.1 Miles Car: not necessary

Our home is located in the heart of San Francisco's Castro District. Even though we are very close to the action, the house is on a quiet street directly across from the Valley Medical Center and 1 block to the Metro that can take you anywhere in the City within minutes. We have wonderful restaurants right outside our door!

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Rate
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,047
$7,312
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,362
$8,437
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning $150

Cancellation must happen 7 days before arrival or only half your rent is returned.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

We love living in the Castro because it is so close to the highway, has wonderful restaurants, friendly neighbors, and is convenient to get to anywhere else in the City! The property is a fulltime rental!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 1350 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs front bedroom has a Queen foam mattress, a large dresser and dressing mirror. The back upstairs bedroom has a Queen mattress and dresser. Downstairs in the study is a Queen pull out sofa.

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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