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Property Details

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

This house is an experience to behold, but only if you are looking for something extraordinary.

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 include Frette sheets 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. So, if you are used to the finer things in life, Particularly when you vacation, then this house is for you.

Advance showings are acceptable upon funded commitment. In the event the house does not meet or exceed your expectations, we would gladly refund your money.

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
  • Bookable online

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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
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco
Hong Kong

Exceeds expectations in every way

  • 5 of 5
This house exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable. It is located on an elegant street in the Marina, with beautiful homes and a magnificent view from the living room, master bedroom upstairs, and the guest bathroom downstairs of the stunning colonnade and dome of the Palace of Fine Arts. The daytime views are splendid but because the Palace is lit up at night, the sunset and evening views are truly spectacular.

The house is within easy walking distance to many terrific cafes, bistros, and restaurants, as well as a great bookstore and several bakeries and specialty grocery stores on Chestnut Street. it is also a mere three blocks to the Marina promenade, where you can jog, fly a kite, cycle and take in incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge. There is plenty of on street parking, and the garage fit our two cars very comfortably.

The house itself is exquisitely decorated, practically designed, and very well furnished. The attention to detail is extraordinary. The owner spared no luxury so the house came stocked with the finest towels, linens, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. Everything was so thoughtful. Very kindly provided were juices, drinks, fresh fruit, croissants, a lovely fresh cake and virtually everything one would keep in a luxury home.

This is a six star home in a fantastic location. We had our best stay in San Francisco ever. If you are a family or a small group, this house far exceeds a Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental experience. We could not have been more delighted or satisfied.

The house is cozy and comfortable, and there are special features like a gorgeous eat-in kitchen, a patio deck upstairs, and a lovely, impeccably manicured garden downstairs that connects to the den which has a huge TV, kitchenette, bathroom and fireplace.

Joseph was attentive and reliable. We arrived from overseas at midnight and he met us promptly at the home and politely explained all its features. We would recommend this fabulous house without reservation and look forward to many repeat visits. Thank you for give us our most memorable stay in San Francisco!

Kind regards,

Tony and Helena
Hong Kong
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco
New Zealand

Simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home has made our time in San Francisco very special and memorable. It has been a haven to return to after sightseeing and shopping. The décor and attention to detail was beyond our expectations. in fact, we have been conflicted about wanting to spend time here and venturing out.. The house has so many fantastic areas to enjoy and of course the Palace of fine Arts has captured us. "What a view!! In particular, we loved the downstairs outside room and spent several wonderful evenings there. We really appreciated the welcoming food and wine. The sound system was fantastic. Last but not least, Joseph was extremely welcoming and a considerate host. A wonderful end to our American holiday! We would love to come back someday and will recommend to our friends. Thank you Wendy, Denise, Irene, Kia, Auckland NZ
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Stunning Palace View
Marina District San Francisco

Best of the best!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say about this palace of a home? It was impeccable. The finishes were warm and inviting and everything I would want in a home (plus much more). Everything was perfect in its place. There was so much attention to detail.

Joseph was amazing. He answered any and all questions we had, and even had a beautiful arrangement of fruit and cake (delicious nonetheless) for all of our guests.

The location was perfect. We were headed out on a dinner cruise for the evening and it was a mere block from the bay.

I could not have asked for a better place to stay. Thanks for the great memories!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 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.


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Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $300
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Property Damage Protection $89

For stays less than one week, we require reservations to be confirmed 30 days or less upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy

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


Property Type

  • house


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


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Microwave ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
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  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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 1 - 1 king, California King, Frette Linens
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Frette Linens
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Frette 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 53 foot motor yacht available for private charter (additional fee). Property manager can assist with any other special requests. Rates include weekly housekeeping with a one-time charge of $285.00. If you book for 30 days or more the 14% San Francisco transfer tax would not apply! No parties permitted without prior authorization and a maximum of six guests at any given time, unless approved by management. On site host may be required under certain situations for an additional charge. No one permitted outside on, or under the patio/deck areas after 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. This house is not suitable for small children. The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood so, please be respectful of our neighbor’s privacy and its surroundings. Our goal is for you to have a safe, enjoyable experience with memories that will last a lifetime. Advance showings upon booking with full refund if not satisfied.

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