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Property Details

Updated: Feb 10, 2015
Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Read the reviews below. Cottage Gate is located on a quiet street on the northern edge of Noe Valley at 20th & Douglass Sts. We are a seven minute walk to a major transportation hub at Castro and Market that will take you to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, the Giants ballpark, Chinatown and all the major attractions in fifteen minutes. 24th Street, the commercial street of Noe Valley, is a fifteeen minute walk. Cottage Gate is a fresh studio apartment decorated in earth tones with kitchenette, private bath with shower, queen size bed, cable TV, free dial-up and wi-fi access, and private phone. It has a private entrance (no steps) to a studio apt. overlooking a garden that is located on the ground floor of a refurbished 1912 San Francisco home occupied by the owner. It is ideal for a couple or one person, but cannot accommodate more than two people. We have many repeat guests, so book early.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

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Cottage Gate
+1 -(415) 626-6497
Castro District San Francisco
alamogordo, new mexico, usa

wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
such a good way to stay in san Francisco. the cottage puts you right in the mix of things with public transportation only a 5 minute walk away. the cottage is great and just perfect for an extended stay.
jim was very helpful and I will contact him next time we go to san Francisco to stay again.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Cottage Gate
+1 -(415) 626-6497
Castro District San Francisco
Las Vegas

Adorable place on a high hill

  • 4 of 5
This is an adorable place just outside of the Castro area. The room was well-kept and thoughtfully prepared for our arrival. Jim graciously greeted us and left a nice selection of breakfast pastries, fruits, juices, and yogurt for us.

The neighborhood was very quiet, but the house was incredibly convenient to get to the Castro Street Muni station (about a 5-10 min. walk) and other transit. There are lots of great little restaurants and coffee houses in the neighborhood as well.

The only warning I have for folks is that the place is atop a very steep hill. If you plan on walking to/from the place regularly, make sure you bring good walking shoes. If mobility (or heights) isn't an issue for you, I'd definitely recommend the place!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Cottage Gate
+1 -(415) 626-6497
Castro District San Francisco

The Cottage - we loved it.

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying here. Jim was so kind to let us leave our luggage early on the day we moved in. We stayed for 4 nights but would have stayed longer but it was booked up. Book early! We really liked staying at the Castro, but you will need to walk to the muni to take the 5-10 min subway to downtown. Beware of the hills, you must be able to walk uphill! We got the 7 day muni pass and went everywhere by public transport. The Castro is not downtown.
The Cottage is VERY clean & tidy & Jim takes care of everything. As noted previously, the home owner is right next door, so this is NOT a "party" property.
I would HIGHLY recommend the cottage to any couple seeking out a neighborhood of SF and a great deal.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Cottage Gate
+1 -(415) 626-6497
Castro District San Francisco

Cute Cottage Near Castro

  • 4 of 5
Jim and his son Matt were quite responsive and helpful in the coordination and booking of the cottage for our vacation. The rental is essentially a private section of a cottage house on a quiet residential street near the Castro district. Just a 5 minute walk to Castro Street with lots of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Plus, the Muni train station is very accessible!

The rental was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Inclusion of some basic bathroom amenities are a nice touch as well as breakfast food (bagels, yogurt) in the fridge were pleasant and quite helpful for busy mornings. When we were there in May, it was a bit cool in the evenings and the space heater was definitely needed for just before bedtime and occasionally in the mornings. Sometime there was a feel of slightly less privacy as it is an apartment within the house (as opposed to a completely separate property), but never to any detriment. Just worth mentioning.

Very pleasant and easy working with Jim and Matt and would recommend for anyone seeking a quiet home base from which to take public transit to the city's attractions; or even just a more relaxed getaway in the Castro area.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Cottage Gate
+1 -(415) 626-6497
Castro District San Francisco

Empfehlenswert / ruhig

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben zwei Wochen im Cottage Gate verbracht und uns wie Zuhause gefühlt. Der Kühlschrank wurde gefüllt, die Wohnung war sehr sauber, die Handtücher schön flauschig, und das viktorianische Haus liegt sehr ruhig in einem gepflegten Wohngebiet, am Hang.
Die Wohnung ist sehr zu empfehlen. Die Anbindung an öffentliche Verkehrsmittel ist gut, ein Auto braucht man nicht. Man ist in 45 min in der Innenstadt oder - in entgegengesetzter Richtung - am Pacific Beach.
Empfehlenswert: zu Fuss vom Haus auf die Twin Peaks gehen oder in den Buena Vista Park (dort Blick auf die Golden Gate). Und abends in Castro ausgehen, inkl. einem Kinobesuch im Castro Theatre und Essen im Harvey's.
Und unbedingt die Historic Streetcars nehmen, um in die Stadt zu fahren!

Die Wohnung ist für Touristen zu empfehlen ebenso wie für Business Traveller.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Cottage Gate
+1 -(415) 626-6497
Castro District San Francisco
Fort Myers, FL USA

Cozy and Perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5
The place was absolutely perfect. We were there for 6 days and did not want to come home. The owner is very nice and left us with everything you would need to know as a visitor to the city. The neighborhood is quiet which is nice when on vacation. We did not have a car and it was not needed, only a block from bus stop and a couple from popular Castro/Market street.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


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One night's deposit required by personal check or money order. I don't take credit cards. Balance due during your stay.

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120 Three night minimum

Weekly Rate: $805 - $805

Monthly Rate: $3200 - $3200

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  • Romantic


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  • pets not allowed


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • When you arrive, breakfast choices are provided in the room to eat at your leisure: coffee, tea, juices, fresh fruit, bagels, pastries, cereals, cheese. If needed, it is up to the guests to replenish these items. Other amenities include a refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, electric teapot, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. We are located on a quiet residential street with minimum traffic and ample street parking. Parking is limited to two hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m., unlimited parking on Saturdays and Sundays. There is a side street, Seward Street, that has unlimited parking all day. No smoking. No pets. $120 per night; $115 for seven nights or longer, includes all fees and taxes. Three Night minimum. For your security, we do not accept credit cards. Personal checks, travelers checks or cash are accepted. Special arrangements in making a deposit are made for guests outside the U.S. and Canada. Check Calendar on this website for available dates.

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