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Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne

Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Charming, spacious, Victorian flat with high-speed Internet and cable TV. Sleeps 5.

Great location! 2 blocks from Haight St., Whole Foods, Golden Gate Park and 3 blocks from public transportation that takes you into the heart of downtown San Francisco. Bike rentals around the corner, 2 push scooters available in house.

Victorian flat has 2.5 bedrooms and 1 bath. There are many original features: moldings, tall ceilings, windows, and pocket doors. Gas-insert fireplaces are located in the entry and the dining rm, The chef’s kitchen (eat in) has SS appliances, Bertazzoni gas range, fridge w/ icemaker and is next to a laundry room with washer/dryer. There is a 46” HDTV, XFINITY Cable, and DVD player, as well as old maps, art and a collection of 1000 selected books. Bogie, the resident Shih Tzu, will greet you.

Great neighborhood! Wake up with espresso at Reverie Café. Later eat lunch a Zazie’s, a French bistro. Go shopping on Haight St. In Golden Gate Park visit California Academy of Sciences, the DeYoung Museum, and the Conservatory of Flowers – all within walking distance. Also, near GGP’s entrance is a children’s playground with carousel, tennis courts, bocce ball and boating at Stow Lake. Cole Fitness, a neighborhood gym, is nearby.

The Muni Line will take you to Civic Center where you may visit City Hall, the Asian Art Museum or the SF Public Library. Other convenient lines will take you to every part of the city. Taxis abound on Haight Street. Enjoy the artistic delights of the SF Symphony Orchestra, SF Opera, and SF Ballet. Experience the San Francisco theater world with the highly acclaimed American Conservatory Theater and smaller theatre companies. Or enjoy an evening of music or dance at the historic Herbst Theatre where the United Nations Charter was signed.

In the neighborhood stroll down Haight Street and visit unique shops, browse Booksmith, the best of independent bookstores and an important local venue for readings, clown theater, book swaps and community-focused events. Amoeba Music is unusually large, occupying 24,000 sq. ft with typically 100,000 CDs, Vinyl LPs, and DVDs in every category - new or used or trade. Video Nook and Pharmaca are nearby.

If you feel like staying in for the evening, you may find cooking ingredients at Whole Foods and a variety of prepared foods from soups and salads to hot entrees and yummy desserts. If you feel like pizza, order at Escape From New York on Haight Street. Mexican takeout is on the corner. On the other corner is ChaChaCha, a favorite restaurant. Begin the evening with a glass of wine by the fireplace.

Now, regarding parking. If you've driven to San Francisco, you may want to put your mind at ease by using the parking lot one block away at Kezar Stadium some or all of the time so as to avoid the parking ticket. The lot has reasonable rates and a 24 hour attendant. Last time I heard the rate was $18/day.

Keywords: This mid-level flat is spacious (1341 sq. ft.) with tall windows, hardwood floors and new chef's kitchen. Though only two blocks from Haight Street, it is on a quiet street near Golden Gate Park with easy access to UCSF and USF. There are gardens in front and rear, high speed internet, HDTV, 2.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 gas-insert fireplaces, dining room and a large collection of books.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My introduction to San Francisco was in the sixties when I worked on a surgery ward at UCSF. My free time was spent hanging out in North Beach and favorite places: City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio’s Café, Enricos’ and Café Trieste. After sojourns on the Monterey Peninsula, Washington, D.C. Vietnam and North Carolina, I returned to San Francisco to work as a professor in the UCSF School of Nursing.

Haight Ashbury was the neighborhood where I wanted to live. I fell in love with 740 Shrader Street, a house built in 1897 by a well-known artist of the day, Nellie Burrell Scott who was married to Wisner Gillette Scott , an engineer with investment in the mining industry. He was also a very civic-minded gentleman who gave the opening address to the West Coast Defense League meeting in Seattle in 1916.

740 Shrader has been a work in progress all these years, and I take great pride in the high quality of maintenance and improvements.

Music has been a passion throughout my life, and opera is my favorite musical form. I especially enjoy chamber and classical, music as well as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Joni Mitchell.

Collecting books is another passion; my library includes an extensive collection of books about military history, war and peace. This particular interest derives from an 18 month period in 1967-68 when I worked for the Agency of International Development as a nurse adviser in South Vietnam.

Other interests include politics and art. My travels have taken me to Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico.

I was a board member of Haight Ashbury Improvement Association for a number of years.

What a sweetheart! Bogey is a friendly Shih Tzu and resident of 740 Shrader. When he was three months old I went to Phoenix to pick him on the advice of a friend. On July 14th, 2011, his friends came over to celebrate his sixth birthday.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed in the "Victorian Flat"in Haight Ashbury with my son and a friend from Canada last month. We felt "at home" as soon as we arrived and it stayed that way the whole time. Joan was very welcoming, with beautiful flowers from the garden and other nice touches - better than home actually!! Bogey the dear little dog was always there to welcome us, an old soul, he made us feel like family. The flat is lovely, peace and quiet which were my number one requirements and high speed internet (my son's number one requirement) were exactly as hoped. The flat is superbly located for travellers without a car, MUNI light rail direct to the city within 2 blocks and MUNI bus about the same, SO easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. And if we wanted a quiet day, Golden Gate Park is also within 2 blocks, with great museums and gardens - the Wednesday night food market at the park and a surprise visit by the food trucks on the Thursday night (also at the park) were foodie bonuses. Joan's collection of books is the best I have ever seen in a private home, if it rained I could have stayed home all day and read to my heart's content. Thank you so much Joan and Bogey for your hospitality, we hope to return and will certainly recommend you to others.

Best regards

Oct 2011
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Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne
+1 -4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco

Served as Superb Bridal Suite

  • 5 of 5
I got married in Golden Gate Park and my bridesmaids and I stayed here the night before the wedding. I live in a different neighborhood in SF, but wanted to find a place close to the park and was lucky we got to use this gorgeous apartment to gather and prepare-in for the ceremony! Joan was really great; she was exceptional at correspondence and so kind at letting people come and visit while we prepared for the big event. It is close to so many great San Francisco locations, including the park, Haight St., Whole Foods, Cha Cha Cha, and public transport. The apartment itself is a beautiful place with plenty of space, a couple great gathering spots, including the backyard as well as the fireplace inside, and the four of us loved preparing in the large dining room. The kitchen is also large and has many amenities. My favorite thing though, was the art and how it complemented the historic, architectural details. I'm sure the preparation photos are amazing -- can't wait to get them from the photographer! My only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer...but hey, I had to go get married! ;)
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne
+1 -4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco

Beautiful flat, excellent location

  • 5 of 5
We spent 8 days in this clean, practically furnished and spacious flat. Plenty space for a family of 5. Our landlady was out of town most of the time, but everything was well laid ahead. The stay was a breeze, easy connections by walk, muni and car. Close enough to everything, not too close to Haight. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry, good wlan, even good books and magazines. Well worth the price, highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Pasi,

Thank you for your review and recommendations. I am pleased that you and your family had such a good time in San Francisco. Hope you will come back for a visit.

Best regards,
Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne
+1 -4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
West Orange, NJ

Great location!

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place for us to stay over our spring break vacation. Joan was very helpful, available, responsive, and so kind! The apartment was more than we needed, very comfortable, super clean, amazing kitchen, books everywhere. We loved the location with close access to Golden Gate Park, restaurants, and transportation. We rented a car for the week but probably didn't need to. If you do, the parking lot a block away is convenient. This VRBO felt like a home. Thank you Joan!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne
+1 -4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco

10 perfect days in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5
My wife, two daughters and I spent 10 days staying in this comfortable and beautiful flat, which is located close to Haight Street and very near to Golden Gate Park. This place is awesome and after a day at the museums, shops, parks, and incredible restaurants, coming back to our flat at Joan's was like coming "home".

Her dog Bogey is also a lovely host, her kitchen is extremely well set up and the beds are extremely comfortable. Besides all, it was incredibly clean and I for sure intend to stay there again in future.

Thank you for everything, Joan!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne
+1 -4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
New Hampshire

Psychiatrist and daughter in town for the APA Conference and to visit family

  • 5 of 5
Great apartment with excellent kitchen and dining room. We were close to everything yet it was quiet and comfortable. We were sad to leave!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Charming Victorian Flat Near Haight StreetHigh Speed Interne
+1 -4153870894
Cole Valley San Francisco
United States

Lovely Victorian Flat

  • 5 of 5
This flat worked out great for a girls weekend. It is sunny and is on a relatively quiet, pretty street near Cole Valley, the Haight and Golden Gate Park. It was very clean and pleasant. The living room is a nice space for friends to hang out. The owner was very nice and accomodating. Could also work well for a family with a couple kids. Definitely recommended!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

I love living in a metropolitan city with access to the arts: music, theater, dance and museums.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


From $350 Per night

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  • Cleaning fee $120.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.06%
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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

My abode is on the top floor of 740 Shrader Street; the lower two floors, known as A Flat and B Flat, are vacation rentals. The house was designed by the artist Nellie Burrell Scott in 1897. The top flat where I live was her art studio and place where she could hold informal art receptions. B Flat was their living quarters, and A Flat was, perhaps, servant's quarters and later, a rental. I have a considerable collection of their letters and memorabilia that will eventually be a part of the California Historical Society collections. Most everything I want or need is found within two to four blocks.: an espresso place, pharmacy, excellent cafes and restaurants, hardware store, pet store, gym and neighborhood bar. The best independent bookstore is only a few blocks away as is a Whole Foods store. And Golden Gate Park! I've spent endless hours jogging, cycling walking and rollerskating there. I can drive or take public transportation direct to the Civic Center, Union Square and the Embarcadero for shopping or performances. 740 Shrader's location is central and most places in the city are accessible in 20 minutes. My neighbors are just great! In warm weather we sit out on the stoop next door and enjoy a glass of wine or beer. If you should be visiting on such a warm weather day, you are welcome to join us.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean


  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1341 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Sunroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Garden views include a stand of bamboo and brick patio/garden in back. Small garden in front with spectacular sycamore tree.

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