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Charming Macondray Lane Flat with Bay Views

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:10-14 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Russian Hill apartment description

This is a charming and Bohemian San Francisco flat centrally located on Russian Hill. The flat is the top of two units in an historic cottage on Macondray Lane, a lovely walking Lane which runs between Taylor and Jones streets. This lane is vibrant green with abundant gardens and a brick and cobblestone walk way. One feels in the country rather than the city and the noise of the streets and city sounds are muffled in this sequestered lane. The house was built in 1850 and has a warm charm and lovely furniture and decor. The owners prefer to rent to those who'd like to stay for two weeks or longer.

It has a tower bedroom with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. (There isn't a bathroom connected to the master bedroom.) Just off the tower bedroom is a roof deck with wrought iron table and chairs and a gas grill for entertaining. This deck includes views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Coit Tower. The 4th of July fireworks can be enjoyed from here. The second room is a small den with a daybed/trundle which can sleep 2, and has a separate TV/DVD. (No closet.)

The living room has historic warm Mahogany paneling, views, a fireplace, and a table for eating. The dining room seats 8 - 10 and is equipped for entertaining including cloth tablecloth and napkins. The kitchen has a Wolff stove, and is fully furnished for your convenience, and is adjacent to a sunny breakfast room which looks out on Taylor Street. The bathroom has a shower as well as a separate whirlpool tub.

This unit contains lovely and sometimes rustic decor, art and books. It is by no means an impersonal condo. For that reason, we prefer to rent for at least two weeks at a time.

Most tenants find they do not need a car as there is a Green Grocer, Wine Shop and the SearchLight Market within 2-3 blocks, and it is an easy walk to North Beach, Polk Street Shopping District, China Town or Fisherman's Wharf. Convenient bus stops are just 1 block away. However, tenants can rent a secure parking space in a building 3 blocks away on Hyde Street.

MACONDRAY LANE (Information from the Russian Hill Neighbors website):

'Sandwiched between Green and Union Streets and between Taylor and Leavenworth Streets, Macondray Lane is a secret find. The block between Jones and Taylor is most significant. Macondray Lane has long captured the hearts of San Franciscans and visitors for its woodsy enclave with charming cottages, interesting new buildings, and most special of all, gardens on the south side of the public path. As you traverse the lane you will find many different garden areas, yet they all seem to fit together. This was an early enclave for artists and writers including California Poet Laureate Ina Coolbrith and, for many years, some of the city's leading newspapermen. The informal landscaped gardens began early in the twentieth century.

In the late 1970s, Macondray Lane was memorialized as 'Barbary Lane' in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.

15-17 Macondray Lane, 'Giuseppe Cadenasso Flats,' Architect unknown, c.1872-1892 depending on the historic resource. This is the sole Macondray Lane survivor of the 1906 fire—a very simple rectangular plan building with baroque garlands of plaster draped across each of its two front doors. One source suggests that this building was pre-built and shipped around the 'Horn.' Its second owner, Cadenasso (resident from 1908-1918) was a major California landscape painter and taught in the art department at Mills College in Oakland.'



Keywords: flat, unit, cottage

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                The roof deck and stairs are not toddler-proof....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Den

                ...moreless

              • 1 Queen size beds on the upper floor. You can see the view without lifting your head off the pillows! The Den has a trundle bed: a twin day bed beneath which is another twin bed, which slides out; the beds are on two different levels: one sofa height, the other close to the floor. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need, from soup bowls to wine glasses....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Also included is a convection oven....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer & Drier is in the bathroom and is a combo unit....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                World music, blues, folk...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Roof garden deck with wide views....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Large views of the San Francisco Bay including Alcatraz and Bay Bridge....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Sailing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Zoo
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Cycling
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanks/Christ/New Yr
                      Nov 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                      10 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      2015 Rates
                      Jan 6 - Nov 20, 2015
                      14 night min stay

                      $1,250
                      My Standard Rate
                      14 night min stay

                      $1,001 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 16%

                      Notes:

                      Please inquire only if you are able to stay at least two weeks -- we have a 14 Day minimum stay requirement. Also, please be advised that for stays under 30 days, the city of San Francisco imposes a 16% Tourist Tax (also imposed by hotels in the same area), which will be reflected in the quote we send to you. Thanks for your interest!


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                      Last updated: 08/16/2014
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                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1983

                      About: Sands Hall is the daughter of Barbara and Oakley Hall (owners of the flat). The flat was the home of her parents until the death of her father, novelist, Oakley Hall. She and her sister Brett have taken over the care and feeding of the flat and enjoy welcoming tenants who enjoy its unique charms.

                      Why Russian Hill:
                      Our parents lived in the flat between 1983 and 2008, until our father's death. We love finding tenants who appreciate the unique and warm character of the place. It has a definite bohemian quality, and though it has many amenities, it is not at all like a condo or hotel room. It contains many books and quirky works of art belonging to and sometimes created by our parents. For these and other reasons, we prefer to rent to those who can stay at least two weeks or longer.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      One feels in the country rather than the city and the noise of the streets and city sounds are muffled in this sequestered lane. The views are spectacular. The house, built in 1850, has a warm charm and lovely furniture and decor.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Macondray Lane

                        Macondray Lane

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Tower Bedroom

                        Tower Bedroom

                      • Den with Day/Trundle Bed

                        Den with Day/Trundle Bed

                      • View of the Bay

                        View of the Bay

                      • View at Night from bedroom.

                        View at Night from bedroom.

                      • Breakfast Room

                        Breakfast Room

                      • Living Room has views of the Bay

                        Living Room has views of the Bay

                      • Evening View from the roof deck: Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge

                        Evening View from the roof deck: Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge

                      • Roof Deck

                        Roof Deck

                      • Bathroom -beaded curtain leads to dressing room w/  W/D, Whirlpool Tub & closet.

                        Bathroom -beaded curtain leads to dressing room w/ W/D, Whirlpool Tub & closet.

                      • View from Livingroom at dawn.

                        View from Livingroom at dawn.

                      VRBO #292801

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      $143 - $214 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 10-14 nights
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