House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Visit San Francisco, and stay in our stunning, panoramic view home, on one of the highest hills in Russian Hill. Just a few blocks above the vibrant neighborhood of North Beach, right above Mason and San Francisco’s famous cable car, and next door to the Ina Coolbirth Park, (named after California’s first poet laureate), our home is a large spacious living space with a gracious living room and fireplace, dining room, brand new kitchen, family/TV room, with incredible panoramic views from all rooms and from the large patio. You can see San Francisco Bay, the City, Coit Tower, Transamerica Tower, and beyond.
Our location is within walking distance to intimate Russian Hill restaurants as well as the coffee shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, and churches of North Beach and Washington Square. We are ½ block from the cable car, 2 blocks from the bus stop, and just 3 blocks from San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street, (the crooked street), in Russian Hill. We are an easy taxi ride to Union Square and world class shopping, the Ferry Building and the Slanted Door, and the new de Young Museum; or you can venture out indeed all over San Francisco to experience the hottest new spots in SOMA, Cow Hollow, or the mission district.
948 Vallejo is an elegant home away from home, with a spacious living room and fireplace with spectacular views, furnished with comfortable antiques, including a Biedemeier sofa, table and chairs, a Kentucky hardwood secretary, brand new American Leather Comfort Sleeper sofa-bed, oriental carpets and crystal chandeliers; great view dining room with granite table, chairs, and beautiful buffet, and Chinese carpet; a full-sized kitchen with brand new appliances; two spacious bedrooms with Ralph Lauren linens, guest robes, new mattresses, and comfortable antique beds and oriental carpets; one and ½ new bathrooms with radiant heat and a two person shower.
The home has a large patio with spectacular views of the City and the San Francisco Bay, perfect for a cocktail party for 20, or a private yoga class for two. The home is decorated with chandeliers and oriental carpets; it has high ceilings and elegant molding, throughout, and has great art, featuring artists David Lee, Milton Meyer, Eric Bransby, Kenneth Harris, and Joan Segrelles of Barcelona, among others.
All systems and appliances, (including the heater), are new and work well. The home has a flat screen TV, cable, a rich selection of books, and wireless internet.
Our home is a wonderful home away from home for a couple or two, (or three), a family, or a corporate team visiting San Francisco on business. Discover San Francisco from our spacious and elegant home; enjoy world class views, its ideal location, and its wonderful elevation, high above the exciting city: Your home away from home in San Francisco!
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Delightful. Delicious. De-Lovely.
About the Owner
For the last 20 years, my husband has served as Chancellor of two statewide higher educational systems: the University of West Virginia System, in Charleston, West Virginia; and the Tennessee Board of Regents, in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a very gentle and gracious man who cares deeply about education. Yet with state resources strained to the limit these days, public education is a highly politicized enterprise, with increasing competition for decreasing dollars. So after each of his quarterly board meetings, I would whisk Charles out to San Francisco for a little break: to restore and re-charge, to rest and read, to walk the wonderful streets of San Francisco and to eat in grand restaurants in the City.
The result is this apartment. It is such a perfect spot, with its panoramic views, elegant interiors, and central location: it has become our home away from home, beckoning us from our busy lives, something we look forward to and truly embrace in our lives.
If you are looking for an opportunity for just the right place, to get a break, restore and re-charge, and still be in the center of a vibrant city with all it has to offer, this could be the place for you.
4.3 based on 6 traveler reviews
A family Thanksgiving in San Francisco
We chose it for the big kitchen, Russian Hill location on a pretty park, and great views. All were as promised. The property was clean and nicely furnished. It's walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, food stores, and attractions.
Great views come at a price. You need to be able to climb stairs to enjoy this house.
My small criticism is that the owner should add a few items in the kitchen, have the cleaners remove old food from cupboards, and leave the correct number of towels available for the guests.
Delightful. Delicious. De-Lovely.
Not As Expected!
I’m so sorry our guests didn’t have a good experience. It sounds from the summary line of his review, that hotels and on site service are more his cup of tea than a Vacation Rental by Owner, but let me address a couple of specific concerns.
The property is located at the dead end of Vallejo, right next to the Ina Coolbirth Park, (named after California’s first poet laureate), which provides an incredibly quiet location right in the heart of Russian Hill and San Francisco. It is a public park, and there are times between city cleaning that a bit of trash collects at the bottom of the park steps, in the parking places at the top of Vallejo. Both our neighbor and our maintenance person pick up that trash, but it can collect. There are steps to climb, (as shown in the photo of the exterior of the home on the Vacation Rental by Owner website and our personal website, 948vallejo, and the position of the property on the hill creates the incredible views from every single window. But the property is a Vacation Rental by Owner and not a hotel: no concierge or service person is there to help with the bags. The stairway along side the steps and the park is a city stairway, not part of our property. The ½ bath is a ½ bath with a sink and toilet: a bath with a shower or tub would be a full bath. The deck outside the unit is private to the unit.
My concern with the review is that during their full week stay in our home, we never heard from the guests. Our daughter, (a young architect in San Francisco), lives in a cottage adjoining the property, and if there were a problem with the cleaning crew or not enough towels, we could easily have remedied the problem: guests just need to ask. While we don’t have a concierge on the property as hotels do, we have a family member just a phone call or an email away.
Our guest chose what we all thought was the final week for the America’s Cup tournament, which had been going on in preliminary stages beginning in July. Who knew that the America’s Cup would not end the end of last week, but go on to a 19th race, until Team Oracle finally won 9 – 8! I’m afraid that the guests had not scheduled to stay in our property before the America’s Cup had been won.
This property is perfectly located, with a terrific ambience , beautiful views and is a great place to stay.
Russian hill, Chinatown, little Italy are all just a short walk away.
We felt really at home here.
The apartment is very well presented with high quality furniture ,everything is absolutely spotless and this was by far the best apartment we stayed in during our trip to California.
Ps the owner was totally professional and amazingly helpful.
I Recommend this lovely home to you.
San Francisco Up Close and Personal
Short walk to grocery stores. You will feel like a resident as you enjoy this amazingly wonderful city from a really ambient setting.
SRNA STUDENTS IN TOWN FOR THE AANA CONFERENCE - SAN FRANCISCO AUGUST 2012
Activity and Interests
Boating, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 16.5%
To make a reservation, guests need to contact us a (719) 330-9900, with a credit card for deposit. Guests pay 50% at the time of reservation, and 50% 30 days before they arrive.
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Sofa Bed
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Water View
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 1 Bathroom,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1) Both spacious bedrooms feature queen beds with new mattresses and Ralph Lauren linens, as well as beautiful views!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new American Leather comfort sleeper sofabed provides comfortable queen accomodations for additional guests in the living room.
- Deck / Patio
- Guests provide their own meals
- While we don't have a crib, we do have a spacious Pack-n-Play for a baby or toddler, as well as a high-quality queen sized blow-up mattress for additional guests or children.