Cozy, Comfy, Centrally-Located 2 Bedroom in Hayes Valley

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This lower level garden rental is a modern, renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath space with a full, well-equipped kitchen, small, private outdoor hummingbird garden, and a comfortable living room in an owner-occupied, circa 1896 Victorian. It includes othe entire bottom floor of our house and has its own private, gated entry. The unit sleeps up to 5 utilizing the sofa bed in the living room, assuming 2 people per bedroom. Located in vibrant, desirable Hayes Valley, a 5-15 minutes walk takes you to Opera Plaza, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco Jazz Center, Fillmore Jazz District, Kabuki Baths, Main Library, Asian Art Museum, movie houses, theaters, art galleries, coffee houses, cafes, Alamo Square Park, Haight Street and more. 20-30 minutes walk takes you to Dolores Park, Powell Street Cable Car turnabout, Westfield Shopping Center, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, The Castro District and South of Market bars and clubs. Public transit is convenient and comprehensive. Easy freeway access to SFO and Oakland Airports, City of Oakland, UC Berkeley, and points east such as Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. Also convenient to Golden Gate Bridge and points north such as Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties and Point Reyes National Seashore, as well as points south such as San Jose and Santa Cruz.

Friendly, discreet owners have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and are happy to provide advice about dining in or out, how to have a great time on a budget, and memorable, world-class walking tours and day trips. We also know how to leave you alone in your private abode if that is your preference. Free wireless internet access and premium linens and bedding provide for your convenience and comfort. Gated entryway provides privacy and security. Access to private garden patio. Easy daytime street parking, but you don't need a car as our walk and transit scores are 91 and 100 respectively. Chauffeur service available at cost. Comfortable, private, secure.

Keywords: cozy, centrally-located, oak st.,downtown, 2 bedroom


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    6 steps down into apartment...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Both bedrooms fitted with soundproofing....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Both bedrooms fitted with soundproofing....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single

    small convertible bed sleeps only 1...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Premium King mattress., Queen size Beds (1) premium queen mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Smaller than a full size, larger than a twin. Very firm....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 'Private gated entrance'


  • Books:

    Small but eclectic and dynamic collection....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Monopoly, Ouija and others....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium Comcast package, with DVR...moreless

  • Television:

    65 inch wall mounted flat screen HD smart TV. Log into your own Netflix account for nighttime movie watching....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Play Station 2, two controls...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Very centrally located. Walk score of 91 and transit score of 100!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Table can be moved to seat up to 5 using folding chairs in closet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Fireplace:

    Electric faux fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Bedroom wall heaters....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    500 + thread count on all sheets....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    No off street parking, sorry. Performing Arts Garage at Grove and Gough Streets is closest....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush and Plentiful ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Krups Grinder plus 3 types of makers: French Press; Drip Cone with gold or paper filter; Programmable automatic drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the basics and can provide specialties upon request....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving for 5...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen open to dining area and living room, with back door onto garden. Full size appliances and well stocked....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Ful size microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size gas oven....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rental place nearby. Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge for a memorable day trip....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small patio with colorful container garden lies off kitchen for your exclusive use. Hummingbirds visit regularly!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 62 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
Super Bowl
Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2016
4 night min stay
Lunar New year
Feb 13 - Feb 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016
4 night min stay
Gay Pride
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2016
4 night min stay
Oracle World
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • A

    Painted Ladies at Alamo Square View on map

    Post Card Row features a great view of Victorian homes (The Painted Ladies) with the San Francisco skyline in the background. You know the view. The park is also ringed with less famous but even more spectacular examples of Victorian architecture. The most well-behaved dogs in the world enjoy a large off lease area of this park. Arrive with your pooch and a bottle of wine after 5:00 on Fridays for doggie cocktail hour.

  • B

    Hayes Street Shopping View on map

    Unique shops, boutiques, cafes, etc. begin here on Hayes Street. Shoes, clothing for him/her/children, antiques, art galleries and more. Great Restaurants and nightlife.

  • C

    Castro District View on map

    The famous Castro District with its Gay nightlife, shops and restaurants begins here. Stroll beautiful Noe Street to Market, then turn right 1 block to reach Castro Street itself. The Castro Theater is an historic landmark that features a pipe organ that rises from beneath the stage to perform prior to Saturday night screenings. Also played at special screenings. Call for details- 415.621.6120

  • D

    Civic Center Plaza View on map

    Davis Symphony Hall, SF Opera and War Memorial Opera House, SF Ballet, SF Asian Art Museum and many unique galleries, Main Branch SF Public Library, Lighthouse for the Blind, City Hall.

  • E

    Westfield Shopping Center View on map

    Westfield Mall has Abercrombie & Fitch, Zara Shoes and everything in between, including Nordstrom's, Bloomingdales, Rolex and Payless Shoes. Enjoy a superior food court in the basement, a movie upstair at the Century Theater, or purchase food at Bristol Farms to prepare at home.

  • F

    Fillmore Jazz District View on map

    Legendary Jazz nightclubs; Restaurants with live music, including Yoshi's; Fillmore Jazz Festival; A true Jazz vibe infuses this area. Visit the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center with the family

  • G

    United Nations Plaza View on map

    Weekly farmers' market on Wednesday and Sunday. International artisans' market on Thursdays. SIte upon which the League of Nations was housed from 1919-1920 after the Treaty of Versailles was signed.

  • H

    Golden Gate Park View on map

    The Panhandle is 7 blocks of playgrounds, bike paths, ball fields and dog walking areas that lead to Golden Gate Park proper. Home of the newly reopened Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, De Young Museum, AIDS Memorial Grove, Bison Paddock, Wind Mills, Beach Chalet and many glorious hiking and biking trails all the way to Ocean Beach.

  • I

    Haight Ashbury View on map

    The Summer of Love springs eternal in this funky throwback of a neighborhood.

  • J

    Lower Haight View on map

    Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, Head shops.

13.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Too many to name
2.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Baylink Ferry Terminal
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Presidio Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
MUNI Railway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 80 & 101
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to name
189 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heavenly Mountain Resort
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chrissy Field

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: I am a San Francisco Unified School District Special Ed teacher who has lived in and loved this neighborhood for more than 20 years. Ashley and I enjoy making sure our guests get the most out of their visit and are glad to provide advice and directions as requested by guests. However, we won't intrude, and will wait for your request for help. This is a great location for travelers who love exploring urban environments on foot or using public transportation, which is very close and takes you all over the city.

Why the Owner Chose Hayes Valley:
We bought this property because of the neighborhood. It has a unique mix of walking convenience to all that a big city has to offer, such as music, theater, museums, restaurants and night life, and yet still retains a homey feeling.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The shops, restaurants, and nightlife of this neighborhood are exciting, dynamic and diverse. There is easy freeway access, and so many famous San Francisco sites within easy walking distance, including Alamo Square, Hayes Valley shopping, Opera Plaza, Symphony Hall, Theaters, Museums, The Castro District, City Hall and so much more. One ritual we enjoy is walking our dog at Alamo Square early in the evening during 'doggie social hour' when the best-behaved dogs play together in the park.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Living Room with fold out bed.

    Living Room with fold out bed.

  • Kitchen & Living Room

    Kitchen & Living Room

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • King bed

    King bed

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • Garden


  • Extra outdoor seating

    Extra outdoor seating

  • Cosy electric fireplace

    Cosy electric fireplace

  • Back garden

    Back garden

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Front gate into apartment

    Front gate into apartment

  • living room

    living room

  • dining area just off the living room

    dining area just off the living room

  • kitchen


  • King bedroom

    King bedroom

  • King bed

    King bed

  • bathroom


  • Table for 2 al fresco

    Table for 2 al fresco

  • Living room at night with garden lights in the background

    Living room at night with garden lights in the background

  • Alfresco table for two

    Alfresco table for two

  • Extra outside seating

    Extra outside seating

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

Minimum stay: 4 nights
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