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Stylish House; Stunning Views of SF; Steinway Grand Piano in San Francisco

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vacation rental description

This spacious, three-story, architect-designed and stylishly-
furnished house is my private home when I am not traveling. It sits
high on the north slope of Potrero Hill in the heart of San
Francisco and is the perfect short-term residence for professionals,
corporate executives, or vacationers. High-speed wireless internet
access and a computer are both available.

There are sweeping views of downtown San Francisco and the Bay from
my living room, kitchen, both bedrooms, and from the balconies
off the living room and master bedroom (I was standing on the master
bedroom balcony when I took the panoramic photo below). The living
room has a dramatic marble fireplace, an award-winning staircase,
antique Japanese furniture, original art and sculpture, a Steinway
grand piano and a soaring cathedral ceiling with sunlight streaming
through the two double French doors, the huge skylight, and the many
windows.

The master bedroom suite, a private sanctuary that occupies the
entire third floor, has a "window wall" framing a magnificent view
of downtown San Francisco and the Bay Bridge (see photo), a sitting
area with TV/VCR/stereo, its own fireplace, antique Japanese tansu
chests, a balcony, a separate dressing room, a Japanese-inspired
bath, and a private redwood deck that floats among the bamboo and
Japanese maples in my rear garden.

The second bedroom is smaller but equally stylish with a queen bed,
Japanese tansu chest, cable television, and its own large bathroom.
There is also a leather couch in the living room which opens into a
comfortable queen-size sofa bed.

As you have probably already gathered, I am rather fond of my house,
but my opinion is shared by others. Previous guests have said "it is
like staying in a miniature museum", "an architectural gem!", "one
of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen", "incredibly
peaceful, a wonderful place to relax". A real estate professional
who stayed for two weeks said, in his review on one web site, "I
have rented many houses in various locations throughout the years.
Bill's house was the best ever."

While I appreciate the compliments, the point is that my house is
more than just a place to store your suitcase while you are visiting
San Francisco. It will be part of the experience itself. If you or a
member of your family plays the piano, there is a Steinway grand in
the living room. If you are a history buff or armchair explorer, I
have one of California's finest private collections of books on
Alaska and Russian America. If you are more into literature, I have
an extensive collection of books by and about Mark Twain. If you
appreciate art, my walls are covered with original works by
contemporary artists, none of whom are particularly famous -- yet --
but all of whom are extremely talented and, I am fortunate to say,
personal friends of mine. Scattered throughout the house you will
discover Eskimo and Native American art and artifacts, sculpture,
antique Japanese tansu chests, Persian carpets, a high-end music
system, and many other treats.

To make certain that your stay is trouble-free, my house manager
lives in a small cottage at the rear of my garden and is ready to
assist you as necessary.

Potrero Hill enjoys the sunniest and warmest weather in San
Francisco, and its safe, quiet, upscale neighborhood is a delight.
Several of San Francisco's best restaurants are within walking
distance, and, by car, you will be less than 10 minutes from Union
Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and the financial district, 5 minutes
from the SOMA high tech district, and 15 minutes from the San
Francisco International Airport. Public transportation is also
available at a bus stop one block away. My location in the southern
part of the City provides easy access to the freeways going south to
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Stanford, Carmel/Monterey and beyond.
And, best of all, my neighborhood is one of the very few in San
Francisco where you will NEVER have a parking problem! There is
always a place available in front of my driveway.

Why stay at a fancy San Francisco hotel when you can get twice as
much for half the price? Deal with the owner -- not a broker or
property manager. This is one of the best accommodation values in
San Francisco! When you compare my rates with a hotel, remember to
add both the 14% San Francisco hotel tax and the 8.5% sales tax to the
rate quoted by the hotel. Many visitors to San Francisco are shocked
when they receive their final bill. My rates include all taxes.

I have a personal web site for my house with lots more photos and
information, but I am not allowed to list the link on this list.
However, I will be happy to share the link to my web site with you
if you send me an inquiry.

NOTE: Please check my availability calendar before making an
inquiry. Maximum of six persons. Minimum stay of three days.
Children must be 8 years and older. No pets. Because I travel so
much, email is my preferred method of contact. Thank you!

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house rental amenities

- Steinway grand piano
- Computer and high-speed wireless Internet access
- Fireplaces in living room and master bedroom
- Japanese antiques
- Original paintings and sculpture throughout the house
- Large master suite with fireplace, balcony, and entertainment area
- Wall of windows in master suite with grand view of downtown SF
- Japanese-style bath in master suite
- Secluded redwood deck in garden setting with San Francisco Views
- 15 restaurants and cafes within walking distance, including some
of San Francisco's finest!
- Plenty of free parking!

activities and attractions in San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area

The infinite variety of activities available in and around San
Francisco defies description. If you can imagine it, you can
probably do it in our great city.

vacation rental rates

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1-2 Guests Sharing One Bedroom

January 4 to April 30 and November 1 to December 21
- $255 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum three nights)

May 1 to October 31
- $285 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum three nights)

Thanksgiving Week
- $345 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum five nights)

December 22 - January 3 (Christmas/New Year)
- $345 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum six nights)

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2-4 Guests using Two Bedrooms

January 4 to April 30 and November 1 to December 21
- $290 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum three nights)

May 1 to October 31
- $325 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum three nights)

Thanksgiving Week
- $345 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum five nights)

December 22 - January 3 (Christmas/New Year)
- $345 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum six nights)
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3-6 Guests using Two Bedrooms and the Sofa Bed

January 4 to April 30 and November 1 to December 21
- $320 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum three nights)

May 1 to October 31
- $355 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum three nights)

Thanksgiving Week
- $375 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum five nights)

December 22 - January 3 (Christmas/New Year)
- $375 per night plus $150 exit cleaning fee (minimum six nights)

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Just as spectacular as the pictures make it look

Review submitted: January 5, 2014   Date of arrival: December 2, 2013

We were married in Muir Woods on this trip and spent half the time on a "mini-honeymoon" here. We were originally looking to stay in Marina, Pacific Heights, etc., but saw this and decided to try off the beaten tourist path instead. This was indeed a memorable place. The views are spectacular (being high on a hill), the house is spacious and very elegant, and it really makes you feel like you're living in the city rather than just being a tourist. I've stayed at many good VRBO properties but this one is at the top.
A Whole Foods is conveniently located nearby. We had a car but had no trouble parking the whole time. The neighborhood is very quiet and friendly, with a lot of small restaurants and cafes nearby. It's definitely worth checking out this part of the city!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful and complimentary review. It was a privilege and a pleasure to have been able to share my house with you for your honeymoon. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together. -- Bill

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 

Comfortable and Beautiful! Best Ever!

Review submitted: March 19, 2014   Date of arrival: December 23, 2013

It was a joy staying in your home - comfortable and beautiful. We were also very happy to have had the opportunity to meet you. I don't know if you meet everyone, but meeting you made our trip feel more like a personal visit. We liked that. Thanks!



I would say your overall design sense made me feel wonderful just being there. I love your art collection. We went to the Chocolate Lab on our last day. I do wish we had visited sooner!

Owners response: Thanks for your nice compliments, Carol. It was great to meet you as well, something I don't often get to do because I am usually on the road when my guests are in residence. Please come back soon! -- Bill

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Fantastic Home!

Review submitted: March 19, 2014   Date of arrival: November 22, 2013

The Potrero Hill House is very spacious, well equipped with everything needed to feel like being at home in San Francisco! Much more comfortable than staying in a hotel in downtown San Francisco! Spectacular view from the master bedroom! Kitchen has everything needed to prepare gourmet meals. Convenient parking is an outstanding asset.

Owners response: Many thanks for taking time to submit your very complimentary review. As you point out, the easy parking in my neighborhood, a great rarity in San Francisco, is one of the advantages of renting my house. There is always a free parking spot right in front of my garage as well as plenty of nearby street parking for any friends who might visit.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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