Victorian House Steps to Dolores Park, Restaurants & Castro
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Castro house description
Classic 1899 Victorian, steps from Dolores Park.
Recently fully restored top-to-bottom, the flat has two handsome bedrooms, each with a queen bed, with lots of natural light, two full bathrooms, living room, formal dining room, and large back patio with outdoor fireplace and manicured garden. The kitchen is a chef's dream -- a classic motif with modern amenities which include a six-burner gas stove, large refrigerator, lit cabinets and refrigerated wine cellar.
This upstairs flat is approximately 1,800 square feet (170 square meters), has 14-foot high (4.3 meter) ceilings throughout, and can accommodate 1-4 comfortably. Brand new amenities include washer, dryer, refrigerator, Direct TV Satellite and Wi-Fi.
Take a movie at the Castro Theatre. Stroll through Dolores Park. Have the best burrito or crepe or falafel in the Mission. Get fresh groceries and pharmaceuticals 24/7. All within walking distance. As is public transit -Muni, BART and the easiest place to catch a taxicab in San Francisco.
The Lower Level Studio (ground floor level) is also available for $150-$175/night.
*see ad 'Spacious Victorian Studio' listing # 207712
Keywords: Victorian House
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Queen size Beds (2) Brand New Top of the Line Sealy Beds
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Catering Available
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
VRBO Bear stayed here:
This classic Victorian home in the Castro District was the perfect “den” for our San Francisco getaway. Bear with the steps leading up to the entrance – the charming décor and modern furnishings are totally worth it!
Whip up a bowl of honey using the vintage style appliances in the fully-appointed kitchen, and enjoy a meal at the large dining room table in front of a Victorian fireplace. Step through the French doors, and warm your paws at the outdoor fireplace on a cool San Francisco night.
Our sleuth of bears took full advantage of the Castro area, enjoying local eateries, walking to nearby Market Street, venturing to the Mission, and taking in the views from the top of Dolores Park. Castro was also a great jumping off point to grab mass transportation to other well known areas. From fortune cookies in Chinatown to chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf, we were really able to take in all that San Francisco has to offer.
The VRBO Bear
It doesn't get any better than this...
It doesn't get any better than this...
We stayed here for my Mom's 70th birthday recently and it was just fantastic. Navin is such a kind person and was very accomodating in answering our questions and providing suggestions about where to eat, etc. in the city. He has amazing taste and has renovated his home to a very high standard. The pictures look good on vrbo but the real thing is even better in person! Lots of room, high ceilings, lovely ornate details in keeping with the Victorian era and decorated to combine modern touches with period pieces. I am a design afficiando and was totally impressed. This is an amazing "home away from home" and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The home was ideally located for taking public transit, so you don't need a car. Just a short walk to the nearest Muni train/cable car station. The Castro area is really funky- very like the West End in Vancouver/B.C. where I live. We really enjoyed walking the streets and felt very safe there. Next time we come for a visit to San Fran we will be sure to stay here again. Thanks for everything Navin!
- Guest Jane O. (vancouver)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Dear Navin, thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautifully decorated house in San Francisco. It is just perfect, everything we needed was there. Thanks to your house we came "home" every night after a day of visiting San Francisco. Thanks again, Alexandra
- Guest alexandra ottaviani (cannes, france)
- Date of stay 03/23/10
- Review Submitted 03/23/10
Dear Navin, There is an expression that says "Live and Learn,"I wonder why it took so long to find out that there is places and people on earth that would makes us feel right at home from the first moment you. How wonderful it was for me to get to know you and your great hospitality. You are proving a place that is filled with love and comfort. truly a paradise. Thank you again, Mahnaz
- Guest mahnaz (dallas, tx)
- Date of stay 03/21/10
- Review Submitted 03/21/10
Lovingly and luxuriously restored Victorian splendour with quality equipment and superb fittings throughout, in a convenient location - all this AND a kind helpful landlord - no hesitation in recommending this home from home to stay in when visiting San Francisco. Check out Tartine Bakery and Bi-Rite on 18th and go from there!
- Guest Austin Vibe (London UK)
- Date of stay 02/08/10
- Review Submitted 02/08/10
We rented both upper and lower levels for our families to stay on our wedding week. Both levels were beautifully furnished with many caring details and excellence accommodations. Our families from Canada, Hong Kong, and Sacramento had a wonderful stay and would still talked about it till today! The six-burner stove was especially impressive. We had many memorable meals and gatherings in the house! High end appliances on both levels, the wine cooler fridges were such a nice touch. Navin is a very sweet guy and so pleasant to work with. We highly recommend this place and will definitely revisit for future stays! The fireplace at the patio is a steal!! Thank you Navin~
- Guest Karen & Michael1 (-)
- Date of stay 12/28/09
- Review Submitted 12/28/09
Wonderful stay. Beautiful house, thank you Navin. We will back in SF soon.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/01/09
- Review Submitted 11/01/09
Again only good things to say about Dolores Park. The house is fantastic and so comfortable we had a fantastic stay. The place is magnificent and so well connected for Castro and the city. Thanks again
- Guest Andrew34 (Sydney)
- Date of stay 10/28/09
- Review Submitted 10/28/09
We have only good things to say about the Dolores Park Victorian property...it was absolutely PERFECT. The house is lovely - the pictures online are good, but do not do justice to the size and beauty of the property. Not only is it located in a prime spot (easy to access transportation, safe neighborhood, etc), but the property itself is exquisite. Everything about it is charming and comfortable. We give this place 5 stars and not only would we recommend it to anyone we know, but we will most definitely stay there again upon returning to San Francisco.
- Guest Sarah85 (Brunswick, GA)
- Date of stay 10/20/09
- Review Submitted 10/20/09
thanks again Navin for the extremely high standard of accomodation you prepared for us. it really made our first visit to the city extra special and was a joy to return to after a hard day's sightseeing. the apartment is huge and is beautifully decorated throughout with lots of great details and subdued lighting. it was great to have 2 bathrooms as there were 3 of us, and also having a washing machine and tumble dryer was really useful as we were there for over a week. I would recommend without hesitation, its the best apartment we have ever stayed in xx stuart, richard and stewart from Scotland
- Guest stuart, richard and stewart (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Date of stay 10/07/09
- Review Submitted 10/07/09
What an awesome place!! We had a wonderful time in the city not in small part due to the great "at home" feeling while staying at the Dolores Park Victorian. The unit itself is sooo comfortable, in a perfect location, and is beautiful. It gave us the opportunity to feel what it is like to actually live in the city which was part of the reason for our stay. Until we are able to arrange the move, we will only stay at Navin's great place. Thank-you, Navin- we will see you again soon!! Hugh, Rick and Kiernan- Henderson (Las Vegas), NV
- Guest new neighbor in SF (Henderson, NV USA)
- Date of stay 08/05/09
- Review Submitted 08/05/09
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- Cleaning Fee: $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 15%
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I'm a San Francisco resident since 1999 and appreciate the beauty and character of the historical homes of San Francisco.
Why the Owner Chose Castro:
Live like a true San Franciscan in an 1899 Victorian which is located in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of San Francisco where you get the local feel, from the creative arts to the array of savory foods from the diverse ethnic restaurants.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the local feel of the neighborhood. Dolores Park, which is around the corner is a great place to soak in the sun and people watch. A short walk to the Valencia Street corridor and I can find almost any ethnic cuisine to fulfill my palate.
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Upper Flat Foyer
Clawfoot Tub w/ handheld shower
French doors in Dining Room that lead to private outdoor patio with fireplace.
Upper Level Garden above Patio
Miele Washer & Dryer
Victorian Door Hinge Detail
Lower Level Studio Queen Size Bed
Lower Level Studio Breakfast Nook
Upper Flat Floor Plan
Console Sink in Bathroom
Dining Room leads to Outdoor Patio
Private Upper Level Outdoor Patio w/Fireplace
Upper Level Outdoor Waterfall in Garden
Victorian Door Detail
Lower Level Studio
Lower Level Studio Kitchen
Lower Level Studio Bathroom with Shower overhead
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Date last modified - Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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