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Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

With out a doubt, this house is in the absolute best neighborhood/location in all of San Francisco. Imagine living directly across from the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Forum in Rome with a shimmering lake in the foreground! This beautifully restored Marina home has every bit of that and even more! Directly across from your living room window remains the last structured remnant of the 1915 Panama Pacific worlds fair: 'The Palace of Fine Arts,' or 'The Fine Arts Palace,' as it was once referred to. This fair was an epic event that commemorated the completion of the Panama canal and the rebirth of San Francisco from the disastrous 1906 earthquake and fire. The exposition consumed the entire marina district with structures, many of which were abandoned after the fair, leading it to be referred to as the 'Phantom City.'

With many of its luxurious amenities, this home offers 3000 sq ft of living space over three floors. The fully stocked large eat-in chef's kitchen has a Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf Range. The spacious deck located off of the kitchen leads to the beautiful backyard where the entertainment room is located. Sliding doors open to the covered patio with barbeque, fireplace and dining table. The entertainment room features a 65 inch flat panel TV, beer dispenser, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and half bath.

The master bedroom has a breathtaking view of the Palace of Fine Arts and features a California king bed, walk in closet, flat panel TV, and blackout curtains. The master en suite bath features double sinks and heated tile floors. The second bedroom offers a king size bed, couch, and large closet/lounge area. The third bedroom has a full size canopy bed. Luxury linens and Turkish bath towels.

The romantic dining room/library has a crystal chandelier and shimmering silver walls. Enjoy a wonderful dinner or relax and peruse our library.

The living room is elegant, luxurious and irresistibly comfortable. Lounge by the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine while being mesmerized by the breathtaking Palace View.

Retreat to the study to unwind and watch the latest movie or favorite show on the large flat screen TV.

This well-appointed home has all the amenities and location that one would need for an enjoyable San Francisco experience. You will have access to all entertainment systems, including Apple TV, TiVo, full cable line up, wireless internet, and Sonos music system throughout the home.

No parties or gatherings are permitted beyond the number of registered guests (6) allowed to stay. We are in a quiet neighborhood and want to respect our neighbors.

Please have a completed VRBO/HomeAway profile before requesting a reservation. In your request, tell us more about yourself and each guest who plans to stay and your plans during your visit.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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13 Reviews

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Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco

Best place to stay in SF

  • 5 of 5
I stayed with my family at Boxwood House for almost 3 months. I am coming to SF for more than 15 years and this place is by far the best place I ever stayed at. I can imagine staying anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco
Sao Paulo, Brazil

What a wonderfull experience

  • 5 of 5
We spent a hole month in this wonderfull house. Very well furnished with every detail of confort on it.
The incredible outside view (palace of fine arts) was a very pleasant companion. Very quiet neighborhood, close to the marina and chesnut st.
The manager was very polite and helpfull.
We definetely look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco

Spectacular San Francisco Home

  • 5 of 5
Me and my family (wife + 3 Daughters) stayed in this spectacular home for a whole month. That was our first experience not in a hotel. I feel we are spoiled for life!

Being honest, I think it will be very difficult to find such a great house with a view like this one. What a wonderful vacation we had! Outside, a very peaceful neighborhood, an incredible front view, with very pleasant weather. We had perfect mornings and evenings jogging on the waterfront.

Inside, a very comfortable house, with every single luxury detail at our disposal. We had unforgettable times cooking, eating or watching movies.

Thanks for the manager (Joseph) for all the attention and kindness. Congratulations for a such professional and polite service.

We wish Joseph and the owners a spectacular 2015, with lots of peace and joy!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco
Makati, the Philippines

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
After many years of trying to find the perfect vacation rental in San Francisco for a small family, we have finally found the one. The home is extremely well furnished, has the most gorgeous view of the Palace of Fine Arts, and the most gracious and thoughtful hosts. The sightseeing begins at the home itself, with the many interesting framed antique postcards, pen-and-ink drawings, and lithographs that decorate the walls. Each and every room in the home is stylish, comfortable and functional. It is a tenant's dream. The mistake will be to not lease it.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco

The View is Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
This house definitely made our time spent in San Francisco memorable! We truly appreciate the stunning decor, from the chandeliers, wall coverings, marble flooring, upholstery and crystal and leather accents. The music sound system was fantastic and so relaxing. Joseph was so pleasant, kind and helpful. What an unexpected delight to be greeted with beautiful fresh flowers, a delicious cake and fruit after a long journey! This house is so charming and luxurious! We look forward to returning soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

This Home Greatly Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely magical. Everyone was so comfortable and commented on how beautifully the house was appointed. I have never stayed in a home so stylish yet so cozy and approachable. Joseph was so nice and prompt in communication with us and the little touches (cake, beer on tap, fruit) just helped make the experience even better. As other guests have said, this home greatly exceeded our expectations.

- Cathay B.
San Francisco, CA
September 2014
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International Airport at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tipsy Pig, Stock & Trade, Ristobar at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ferry : San Francisco Ferry at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Presidio Golf Course at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Cal Train at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 101 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : A 16 Resturant, Ristobar, Tacolicious at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Tahoe at 200 Miles Nearest Beach : Marina at 0.5 Miles Car: not necessary

Located in the Marina district of San Francisco, one of the most favored neighborhoods in the city and it's just ten minutes by car to Union Square but worlds away from the hustle and bustle. This makes it a perfect location that is truly second to none in San Francisco. The area boasts the finest weather, shopping, dinning, and social scene the city has to offer. We are just down the block from the local yacht harbor, beach and outdoor recreation areas, and a short distance to the famous Golden Gate Bridge. We are within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and Presidio National Park.


From $1,395 Per night

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
  • Cleaning $350.00
  • Property Damage Protection $99.00

Reservations less than one week are not accepted more than 30 days in advance
53 foot Yacht rental for a day on the bay including lunch and drinks.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 22, 2015


Property Type

  • house


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


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Main Floor Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Master Suite, Heated Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Third Floor Hall Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, Entertainment Room Bath
  • Both bathrooms upstairs have marble floors with radiant heat set at the perfect temperature. Beautiful Palace of Fine Arts view from main floor full bath. Recreation room is equipped with its own half bath. All four bathrooms have been completely remolded and equipped with high end fixtures.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Luxury Linens
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Luxury Linens
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Luxury Linens
  • Master bedroom is 14X17 or over 300 square feet, hard wood floors with a luxury California King bed. Second bedroom is just as large with a walk in closet, sitting area. Third bedroom is equipped with a full size bed.


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  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 53 foot motor yacht available for private charter (additional fee). Property manager can assist with any other special requests. Go to for further information Rates include weekly housekeeping with a one-time charge of $300.00 No one permitted outside on, or under the patio/deck areas after 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood so, please be respectful of our neighbor’s privacy and its surroundings. No parties or gatherings are permitted beyond the number of registered guests (6) allowed to stay. Thank you.

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