Russian Hill Stunner: in the Heart of San Francisco
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We have a gorgeous one bedroom apartment in the heart of Russian Hill halfway up Green Street @ the Hyde intersection, one block south of Union St.
It's a classic Victorian on the 2nd floor of a 3 story house with views of the city. It has been thoroughly modernized without losing its charm (new kitchen, bathroom, super fast wi-fi connection, new electricals etc.) as it has hardwood floors throughout and has all the shapes of that wonderful period of SF architecture.
We bought it as our weekend place. I used to live one block away and missed the area so much. Now we live in Southern California and fly or drive up about six times a year. That means... it's vacant most of the year - so you can pick when you want to come!
The neighborhood is tremendous. Russian Hill itself is a gentrified little area on one of the peaks in the center of the city. Down one side of the hill there sits Little Italy (North Beach) and Chinatown - with all its colors and fabulous culinary treats. On the other side is Cow Hollow and the Marina - both very hip, modern, fun, active areas. You're spoiled on Russian Hill.
There's a selection of really great neighborhood restaurants within a block, plus the cable car and bus at the end of the block - so no need for a car when visiting.
This is a cute, compact apartment in a great location that has been lovingly modernized. It's our pride and joy. As such we will only be renting once, maybe twice, a month and only to professional couples who we hope will love the place as much as we do. So please, no smokers, families of four, drug barons from Colombia, party-ers, or one legged pirates from the caribbean (the steps will kill you).
Please be aware that we cannot allow more than 2 adults. We consider kids (just one, not a nest) if they are polite, respectful, do their homework and keep their arms crossed and heads on the desk at all times.....!
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
ReviewsWrite a review
Awesome location - great apartment!
Awesome location - great apartment!
My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Mark's apartment. Mark is a really nice host and very accommodating. The are is very walkable, public transportation is extremely convenient, and by car the apartment is really 10 minutes away from any other neighborhood. Parking is pretty tough around the area, so I would definitely recommend sticking to walking and public transportation. There are a quite few nice restaurants, bars, convenience stores, markets and even a wine and cheese market one or a couple blocks away, and yet the apartment is in a very tranquil street surrounded by green and sounds of birds singing. The apartment is also very bright and has a very cozy nook. I would definitely stay here again and would most definitely recommend.
- Guest csmirnov
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We loved this place
We loved this place
We had the most wonderful 10 day stay last Easter at Mark's beautiful apartment. We felt so at home from the moment we walked in the door. The apartment is extremely spacious, with absolutely everything we could possibly need. It exceeded our expectations and more than lived up to the website description and photos. We really felt as if we lived in this lovely part of San Francisco. It is easy to walk down to Fisherman's Wharf, and excellent exercise to walk home again up those wonderful hills. The views all around more than make up for the effort. Or you can take the cable car back up the hill. On arriving at SFO airport after a 14 hour flight from Sydney, we took the train from the airport, then the Powell and Hyde Cable Car to arrive at Green Street, all very easy. The cable car stop is just on the corner, and gives a scenic ride back to downtown San Francisco. There are plenty of local shops and restaurants, we especially liked Frascati on the corner of Green and Hyde. Polk St is just a couple of blocks away and offers an interesting range of bars, restaurants and shops. I have recommended this apartment to friends, and would love to stay there again if visiting San Francisco another time. We loved sitting in the nook watching the changing weather roll across the hills, and the view of the Golden Gate bridge from the roof and the front entrance took my breath away every time.
- Guest Vanessa
- Date of stay 04/16/11
- Review Submitted 03/03/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
WE LEFT OUR HEARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
WE LEFT OUR HEARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Perfection..accommodations, location, transportation and communications!!! We stayed for 12 days and didn't want to leave. The apartment is exactly as depicted and described. Mark is super easy to work with and has a fun sense of humor. All of his recommendations were spot on, especially getting the Muni card for a week..What a deal!! We hopped on and off cable cars and buses and explored a different neighborhood every day. It is very efficient and safe. Highly recommend walking across the Golden Gate, trip to Alcatraz and drinks at the Top of the Mark.. We've never done these in past trips, thinking they were "too touristy"...so glad we did this time. Also don't miss going up to the rooftop to watch the sunset with a killer view of the Golden Gate....
- Guest J & J
- Date of stay 10/17/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing.
We just returned from a ten day stay at this Russian Hill apartment and had a terrific time! Communication with the owner was easy, directions to the apartment were spot on, and the location cannot be beat (right on the Hyde/Powell cable car line). The space is clean, stylish and modern but with the charm of an older building and quiet. You can hear the distant clanging of the cable cars and that was delightful. The bedroom was spacious, the king bed extremely comfortable and with nice linens. The full kitchen is stocked with everything you need and the bathroom is equipped with a super nice rain head shower. A special little nook area off the living room is a great place for watching the fog roll in and relaxing. Area restaurants are very good, and a walk down the hill to Polk St. offers so much more. You can easily walk to North Beach, Chinatown, & Fisherman's Wharf. Public transportation is fine to get around but if you're feeling adventerous, we recommend renting a scooter. It's a fun way to cover a lot of territory and not have to worry about parking. We definitely left our hearts in San Francisco!
- Guest Stuffed Olive
- Date of stay 09/15/11
- Review Submitted 09/30/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: I couldn't sum it up better. Thanks so much. Hope you can come back. Return guests get a day free!
We have just spent a wonderful 4 nights in this beautiful apartment. The apartment is everything it appears to be in the photos and description. Russian Hill is a wonderful area. We rode the Powell and Hyde Cable Car to arrive and leave. We had our wedding anniversary meal in Frascatti at the foot of the street and we walked to Fisherman's Wharf area several times to pick up the tour bus, take the ferry to Alcatraz and rent our bikes to cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge. We stayed in several great places in our US trip and this appartment was one of the best and we voted the shower 'best of all'.
- Guest Claire M.
- Date of stay 07/05/11
- Review Submitted 07/27/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Cheers! It's hard not to have a romantic thought in that shower.....oooooo!
Couldn't be better!
Couldn't be better!
Our recent trip to San Francisco was a celebration of our 40th anniversary, and we were hoping it would be something extra special. When we got to the apartment on Russian Hill, we knew that it would be. The location is in a lovely and safe up scale residential neighborhood just a few blocks from everything you might need. Falling asleep and waking to the sound of the Hyde Street Cable Car is total San Francisco, and something we will not forget. The apartment is just the right combination of luxury and functionality. The bed, the linens, towels, etc are high quality. The kitchen left nothing to the imagination, and the rain shower was unique. The owner and onsite manager are there to help you if you need something or just want advice about The City and its many adventures. San Francisco is a spectacular visual treat, and the apartment is your very own part of the show. Sit in "the nook" and watch The City wake up in the morning, and put on a light show every evening just for you. Moreover, let us not forget the million-dollar view of The City, San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge from the roof. We certainly will not.
- Guest Sharrie and Bud
- Date of stay 09/22/10
- Review Submitted 10/03/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Just wanted to re-confirm all previous 'excellent' reviews and comments for this apartment, staying here really made our holiday - so much better than staying in a hotel! The apartment is lovely, clean, modern and well equipped and in the best location. Really easy to get to anywhere either on foot or via cable car or bus. There are some great restaurants nearby too - we tried Luella at the corner, Zarzuela's on the corner of the next block and Antica on Polk St twice because we liked it so much! This really is a lovely place to stay and if we ever go back to San Francisco we'll be very disappointed if we can't stay here again.
- Guest SH
- Date of stay 09/04/10
- Review Submitted 09/13/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Exactly as Described
Exactly as Described
This apartment is exactly as described, very clean, comfortable and modern with great views of the city. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is amazing and the neighbourhood feels safe. We found there was no need for public transport as we were able walk everywhere, including to Golden Gate Park. Being so close to Polk Street is a real bonus because of all the great places to eat. Would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family. Thanks Mark.
- Guest Kiwitraveler
- Date of stay 05/13/10
- Review Submitted 05/29/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: These guys are hardy! They make 'em strong in NZ. I'd thoroughly recommend getting a Muni pass when in SF!
When we opened the Roman shades each morning in the roomy, quiet bedroom of this fresh Russian Hill apartment, we realized that for just a few days we were given the opportunity to experience San Francisco as if we were residents. We tip-toed on the plush, modern rugs wisely placed over top- nailed old oak floors to preserve the neighbor's peace and quiet. Cooking in the modern kitchen was easy. All of Mark's restaurant recommendations were so appreciated and spot-on! As the sun set between the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpias while we sat out on the roof, we counted ourselves among the lucky ones to have found this sweet, inviting place.
- Guest Ivory Levine
- Date of stay 06/23/09
- Review Submitted 06/23/09
What a wonderful 10 days in San Francisco as tourists - and there is no doubt that the comfortable, well equipped, bright, and well located apartment at 1159 Green Street played a big part in our enjoyment of the city. The apt is exactly as advertised - clean, modern, but in an older building. The apt is in the back of the bldg. and is very quiet. We did, however, hear our upstairs neighbour in the mornings when he got up early for work - the wood floors creak. But we only heard him in the bedroom. We are in our mid-50s and had no trouble with the surrounding hills or the stairs to the second floor apt, but if you have any mobility issues this may not be the apt for you. The garden is an added bonus but we never seemed to have time to sit out. Watching the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge from the rooftop, with glass of wine in hand, is an unforgettable experience. Make sure you get a pass for the cable car and other buses because the apt is easily accessible to various routes - North Beach, China Town, Fisherman's wharf all within 10 minutes. We got up one morning at 7 am and rode the cable car down to Market St and then back to Fisherman's Wharf. There are plenty of lovely restaurants within several blocks and the Boulange at the corner of Polk and Green is fabulous for breakfast and lunch. Mark Tall was extremely easy to deal with and provided a lot of information in advance of our trip. We took the BART in from the airport to Powell Station and then picked up a cab at the Parc 55 hotel, which is just up the stairs from the Bart (it was about $6.50). The apt is slightly removed from the main tourist areas and we were so happy to return each night to the peace and quiet of a residential area. It takes no time to go anywhere, however, either by cable car or foot. We had a car for 3 days to go out of town, and parking is tricky. First night it took us over 20 minutes to find a spot, 2nd night, 2 minutes. But it is true what they say about parking in San Francisco - avoid a car if at all possible. Great vacation and we would have absolutely no problem recommending Mark Tall's apt.
- Guest Mary Ann11
- Date of stay 04/16/09
- Review Submitted 04/16/09
$4000/month. $100 cleaning fee. Monthly. Contact for potential....
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: As they say, start 'em young...
Why the Owner Chose Russian Hill:
I lived one block away for 5 years. Greatest city on earth.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Great neighborhood. Restaurants. Just the feel of Russian Hill. In the heart of SF, but quiet and Euro like.
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The Front: a classic Victorian - we're on the middle floor: Green St @ Hyde
King bed, clean, easy decor, gorgeous sheets, quiet - at rear of building
New, modern kitchen equipped with good British tea!
Nook overlooking the city. Great for coffee/glass of vino/sunset over city
Sweet back garden - perfect for reading, glass of wine, solace.
View from living room, bedroom, sun nook - to Twin Peaks, a golden sunset glow
Fab, power rain shower in an exquisite two walled tile unit. Invigorating.
Quiet dining/work/wi-fi internet catch-up area
Leather sofas, LCD TV, HDMI DVD player...
This is us...Oh! Look! the Golden Gate bridge!
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