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Golden Gate Park & Museums 1 Block Away; Garage, Laundry Room

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The San Francisco Duck’s Nest is a huge, sunny, 2 bedroom, Edwardian flat which has just been completely renovated in 2010. With walnut wainscoting, inlaid oak hardwood floors, fireplace, and polished brass fixtures throughout, it combines classic San Francisco with all modern conveniences. “If you are going to San Francisco”, and want to stay in a home that truly makes you feel warm and welcomed the minute you enter, with a garage and complete laundry room, and/or enjoy running, cycling, or walking in Golden Gate Park, this is the location!

Most folks visiting San Francisco often spend at least a day visiting Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum, Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Gardens, or strolling through the world famous Conservatory of Flowers. There is something nice about getting up, having a cup of coffee at home (or at the coffee shop around the corner), and just walking to the end of the block to enjoy these activities.

With The Duck’s Nest as your home in San Francisco, you will have a new 46' High Definition television with home theatre surround sound system, complete with DirecTV/HBO/DVR and a video library of 25+movies filmed in SF, computer/printer/Wi-Fi, new granite counter tops in the kitchen , all new stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, chef range, dishwasher), a laundry room with new frontloading washer and dryer, new 23' Hi-Def television in master bedroom (DirecTV/HBO/Tivo), and a secure garage with extra storage space for large items (golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks, etc.)

The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground. Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door. Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

And lastly, you’ll find all the “small but important” things within The Duck’s Nest to make your stay enjoyable, fun, and special. A master bedroom, quiet, and romantically secluded in the back and away from the living and dining room, complete with superior linens and regular/memory foam/orthopedic/Euro pillows. A bathroom with 8 sets of elegant bath linens and plush terry cloth robes. A kitchen with small appliances, cooking utensils, a ceiling mounted pots/pan rack, and a stainless steel preparation table with stools underneath so you don’t have to stand when cooking gourmet meals. A laundry room to do your wash while you sleep, cook, or go out for the day or evening. A living room where you’ll choose between kicking back in a cozy recliner, stretching out on a comfy couch with bunches of pillows, curling up in a huge overstuffed chair, or checking out the French pane bay window seat (somehow folks always seem to like doing this!)

So choose from among The Duck’s Nest sightseeing guide books, family board games, or DVD’s from our collection of popular San Francisco movies, perhaps something like Escape from Alcatraz or The Rock if you are planning on visiting Alcatraz tomorrow. Toss a self-lighting Dura-Flame log into the fireplace, curl up on the couch and enjoy.

You’re home in San Francisco.


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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Children's 'Play and Pack' crib with linens available for little ones as well as safety gate for top of stairs if needed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Good question. We have always had a dog (sometimes two) and often a cat. Some folks take care of their animals and some don’t, i.e. not being considerate to their neighbors, not cleaning up after them daily in the backyard, allowing them to chew up things, etc. It depends on the owner....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) With 4 inch memory foam mattress topper, with regular and orthopedic pillows., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Classic European bath and rest room, with lavatory/bath separate from water closet (WC)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Variety of books for all ages....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV, HBO, and digital video recording; surround sound home theater system in living room....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player/radio with iPod docking station ...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) New, 46' and 23' High-Definition TV's ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Collection of 25+ movies filmed in San Francisco...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    View of de Young Museum tower in Golden Gate Park from backyard and on Sundays in the summer you can hear music from the Golden Gate Park Bandshell!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New, gas....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    New, with printer/copier and Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Environment friendly Gel-Flame fireplace in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Secure extra storage space for large items (golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks, etc.)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    New computer and printer with internet and Wi-Fi access in living room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    New. Superior bed linens, luxurious spa robes....moreless

  • Living Room:

    46 inch Hi-Def television with home theatre sound system, DirecTv, HBO, Blueray DVD and 25+ SF based DVD movies...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Included in price for one (1) midsize car (Toyota, Nissan, Honda, etc.) or one (1) midsize SUV (Lexus RX330, Nissan Murano, etc.)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    On street parking for large size vehicles dependent on finding a parking space....moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    (2)...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    New. 8 sets of plush bath linens ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New, front loading....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Living Room fireplace,easy light DuraFlame logs provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    New...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All small appliances and utensils necessary to make gourmet meals....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New, provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Completely renovated with new cabinets, new flooring, new granite counter tops, stainless steel chef range....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Has a western orientation for enjoying sunny afternoons, new paver patio, gas grill, resin Adirondack chairs, and automatic evening lights which highlight the trees and add to the ambience when entertaining or barbequing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay
$250
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$250
$6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Additional $250 refundable security deposit required for pets.

Please contact owner for additional discount for stays > 30 days. Corporate, visiting post doctoral fellows, and monthly renters are welcome!

When booking < 90 days prior to arrival, 100% payment required to hold reservation.

When booking > 90 days prior to arrival, 50% initial payment required to hold reservation, final 50% payment made at 60 days prior to arrival.

100% refund for cancellations >60 days prior to arrival; afterwards cancellation refunds are prorated.


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Location

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tiburon Ferry: 25 minute bus ride away
5 Miles
Nearest Train
San Francisco Terminal: 25 minute bus ride away
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach: 15 minute bus ride away

Car: Not Necessary

The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground. Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door. Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: Diana and I are proud to welcome you to our home, The San Francisco Duck’s Nest! Just as you are carefully choosing a place which will make your visit special, we too are looking for thoughtful, caring, special folks who will care for our home as if it were their own. The Duck’s Nest gets its name from Rob’s longtime nickname “the Duck” (although we are not even certain whether ducks’ actually build nests!) and the sense of friendly, inviting, “coziness” that 90 year old restored homes just seem to provide. Somehow, people just seem to have fun and feel good here. Diana and I enjoy an active lifestyle, with cycling (last year Rob thought it would be a good idea to ride his bicycle across the U.S. and he actually did it), hiking, and dogs being high on our list of fun things to do. Throughout the years, Diana and I have always found that time spent with family and friends is what really makes living in San Francisco so wonderful, and oh, what tales The Nest could tell! From 25 years of Memorial All-Day Picnics with volleyball in the Park, to seasons of 49’er and Giant’s games, to countless rock ‘n roll/country/reggae/opera/bluegrass music concerts and comedy festivals in the park, to 100,00+ people Bay to Breaker runs each spring, to an evening on the town, to sightseeing with out-of-town visitors. Afterwards, so many evenings always ended with laughter late into the night at The Nest. Arriving in San Francisco during that magical “Summer of Love” in 1967, raising our children (Lisa and Ben), and working for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy for many years, we have called 9th Avenue home until just recently. Like many of our generation, we now care for an elderly parent outside of San Francisco and that leaves The Nest empty at times. But like the chorus of Tony Bennett’s song, our heart (and the laughter!) will always be there.

Why the Owner Chose Golden Gate:
Location, location, location! We’ve already mentioned how close The Duck’s Nest is to Golden Gate Park’s major attractions (the de Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Gardens, Conservatory of Flowers) and that most San Francisco visitors usually spend at least a day visiting them. While these attractions are literally at the end of the block, the Golden Gate Park tennis courts are a 10 minute walk, paddle boating at Stow Lake is a 10 minute walk, the fly-fishing casting pools are a 20 minute walk, there’s even a nine hole golf course in the park (betcha didn’t know that!) And at night, the Academy and its Planetarium has a weekly event – where else can you enjoy music, science, entertainment, and cocktails! Since it is close to the geographical center of San Francisco, The Duck’s Nest makes going anywhere easy: A new, upscale, full delicatessen, Safeway grocery store is one city block away. If you don’t feel like going out to eat, it’s nice to grab groceries or a bite that’s close by. Three major bus lines run downtown (#5 Fulton, #31 Balboa are one block away; #38 Geary is 3 blocks away) to Market Street, connect to all attractions, and avoid the hassle of SF driving and SF parking costs at $5-$20 an hour. Going to Ocean Beach, the Clift House, or Palace Legion of Honor? It’s simple – 15 minutes in the opposite direction. The Golden Gate Bridge is a 20 minute ride (#28 19th Ave/Presidio bus line 3 blocks away). The University of San Francisco is a 15 minute walk and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is a 20 minute walk. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to Balboa Street, inner Sunset, and Clement Street restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs. And lastly, if you are planning a day trip north to Sausalito, Muir Woods, Napa Valley or south to Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay it’s a 2 minute drive to Park Presidio Drive (US1).

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The Duck’s Nest is over 100 years old, having been built in 1913. It was constructed by an Italian contractor and between the kitchen, the pantry, and the dining room, almost 40% of the living space is devoted to enjoying meals together as a family. During the holidays or when the temperatures in San Francisco are chilly, nothing beats a family dinner of pasta, lighting the fireplace, and then settling down to watch a football game or movie on a surround sound home theatre system. Our son, Ben, had allergies, so in each bedroom there are HEPA filers if needed. On the same floor and off the kitchen is a laundry room, with a new GE front loading washer and new GE gas dryer. If traveling, it’s great to catch up your wash as you go to sleep or before going out sightseeing or while making a dinner – and never have to leave home. If you are travelling with bicycles, other large items, you don’t have to carry them upstairs to your room for safety. The garage and adjacent storage areas are secure and such items can be left downstairs. And if you enjoy eating out, American, Chinese, Thai, seafood, Dim Sum, Korean, Italian, Russian, Mexican, and too many other ethnic restaurants are minutes away by walking, as well as some great Irish Pubs!


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  • The "Duck's Nest", 717 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

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Member since: 2010
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