VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Russian Hill Family View Home W/Spectacular Rooftop Deck

You sent a message to this owner.

Taken from Roof Top Deck (Blue Angels)


Last updated: 07/08/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Russian Hill townhome description

San Francisco Furnished Vacation Family Home

Charming turn of the century home has been fully updated with modern appliances and fixtures, yet retains its historical character and classic San Francisco ambiance. Designed by famous architect, Charles L Bugbee, it was built after the 1906 earthquake. The home is on 3 levels including a spacious roof deck with truly breathtaking panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and the City. Relax on the deck with your friends and enjoy a beverage together while watching the sunset over the bay and the hills of the Presidio. You're only steps away from well known SF restaurants and shops, as well as the Cable Car stop on our corner. High atop prestigious Russian Hill, it's a short walk in any direction to the City's top attractions; Polk Street cafes, Union Square shops, North Beach, China Town and Fisherman's Wharf.

The home sits above the entrance stairs and as you pass through the security gate to the private entrance, you'll begin to feel how special your vacation home is. Enter through front door into sunlit rooms with comfortable furnishings which invite you in and welcome you home for a quiet rest from the excitement of the City outside your door. Both livingroom and master bedroom enjoy views of the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. A large flat screen tv and entertainment system, along with an extensive library of books, dvd's and cd's, provide hours of relaxing reading, music and movies. Close the original pocket doors for privacy and the option of turning the living room into another sleeping room with the fold-out sofa bed. Cable tv and high-speed WiFi internet are provided along with a printer/scanner/copier for your convenience.

The inviting kitchen is functional and cozy with the chimney of the original brick fireplace adding warmth and interest. The appliances are modern; the gas Dynasty stove is a joy to work with for serious cooks; and you can enjoy the view of the Bay from the stove. Dishes, flatware, cooking utensils and a variety of cookware are provided. The open floor plan of the well lighted kitchen/dining room provides a perfect set-up for entertaining your guests and mingling around the fireplace while the meal is prepared. The small bath on the main level retains some of the original tiles and fixtures that were provided to re-build after the 1906 earthquake for those interested in historical elements.

The living room has a queen size fold out couch and the vintage pocket doors close the room off for privacy. The dining area has a day bed that sleeps one (if needed).

Privacy and flexibility come from having 3 bedrooms and 2 baths all on the second level. The master bedroom and adjoining updated master bath provide all the comforts of home with a queen bed, plenty of drawer and closet storage and recessed lighting for relaxing enjoyment of the Bay views. The master bath has been remodeled with a new tub and shower. The 2nd bedroom has a full size bed and the 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed. Six people can sleep very comfortably in the privacy of these 3 bedrooms. The second floor guest bathroom is fully remodeled with a modern shower built around the traditional light well. All bedrooms and bathrooms have plenty of closet and drawer space.

Continue your journey up the light filled stairs that open out onto the breathtaking deck. Whether it's family and friends gathering for a bbq or the two of you enjoying an intimate sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge, listening to the deck music system along with the bell of the cable car passing below, you will find the deck a favorite place among your many delightful San Francisco experiences.

NO NEED TO RENT A CAR; most major attractions are within walking distance. Although, if you do have a car we offer one free parking space in a secure garage across the street. No SUV's, ONLY small cars.

Master Bedroom & Bath; Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
Guest Bedroom & Bath; Full Bed (sleeps 2)
Guest Bedroom; Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
Foldout Queen in Living Room (Doors close for privacy, sleeps 2)
Day Bed in sitting room (sleeps 1)

Keywords: Relax and watch boats sail under the Golden Gate Bridge; Walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, one block from Hyde Street Cable Cars, Fabulous Bay Views, Charming & Elegant...Amazing Roof-top Deck.
3 levels, 3 bedrooms

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                8 yrs...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Bedroom 3


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • 3 bedrooms; 2 with Queen size Beds (2), 1 with Double Bed (1), Living room has a Sleep Sofa (1) (Pocket doors close on living room with fold-out queen size sofa bed.) All beds are furnished with high quality linens,down comforters and pillows....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1


              • Bathroom 2


              • Bathroom 3


              • 3; 1 in master bedroom, 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs. All bathrooms are furnished with high quality linens, hotel size toiletries, paper goods, first aid kit....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is furnished with everything you need to assist you in preparing meals; spices, sauces, quality pans and utensils, flatware and dishes. Large dining table seats 6 to 8; extra chairs and table ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Popcorn popper and popcorn, basics such as flour, sugar, spices and sauces. Dish soap, clothes soap, basic cleaning supplies....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Two sets of dishes to accommodate a dinner party. Serving bowls and platters. Glassware including wine glasses....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Electric coffee maker, coffee, tea, sugar, sweetener, cocoa...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Blender, slow cooker, large mixer, roasting pan, etc...moreless

              • Stove:

                Chef quality gas stove and oven....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dining
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Oven
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Parking Off Street:

                Fits only mid-size car or smaller...moreless

              • Parking:

                Space for 1 mid-size car...moreless

              • Covered Parking
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Garage
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Rooftop deck, Golden Gate Bridge view, large shared garden, small garden off dining room,...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Large library of both local travel/sight-seeing and fiction and non-fiction books....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Cable tv, internet and telephone. Sports package and DVR/On Demand...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Video Library


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill on the rooftop deck with all supplies needed for a family BBQ....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Small garden off the eating area provides a charming view at meal times....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Roof top deck with panoramic view of city and water front....moreless


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Water View


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Arboretum
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Synagogues
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Surf Fishing


                  Write a review 5
                  from 25 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Tax Rate 15%


                  Pay with check or credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX)

                  1/2 total amount upfront and the remainder 45 days in advance of the stay. Cash or major credit cards.

                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more

                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Last updated: 07/08/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ferry Bldg
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Chrissy Field

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Walk to Fisherman's Wharf and catch the ferry to take a tour of Alcatraz. Walk to the historic Ferry Building and take the Oakland Ferry to famous Jack London Square where you can have a BBQ dinner at EJ's (live music) or go to Yoshi's for Sushi and live Jazz. Go to a Giants' Game at the beautiful AT&T Park.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: My wife and I have been fortunate in our life together to travel the world both on business and for personal pleasure. Even when we lived and work in far away places, coming home to San Francisco is always the best part of our trips. We love the City and look forward to sharing our comfortable home with other travelers.

                  Why the Owner Chose Russian Hill:
                  Who doesn't love San Francisco .... We have been fortunate enough to live in this unique home for the past 14 years and we love being in the center of the San Francisco experience. We enjoy entertaining our friends and family who enjoy visiting our home; something they have done since they watched us get married in our home's charming backyard garden. Each have their favorite neighborhood restaurants and shops, walks and runs, galleries and museums. And sharing the City with them is more than one could ask for!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  So close in proximity, we absolutely love jogging on the path at Chrissy Field, taking in the beauty and serenity at the beach while often spending time with our grandchildren kite flying on Marina Green. There's something for everyone right in our neighborhood.... including the City's best pizza, the freshest and authentic sushi, tapas, corner grocery stores and the original Swensons Ice Cream Shop that has been in the neighborhood for 60 years-- all within one block of our family home. Good thing we have a few stairs up to the house to stay in shape.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, english



                  • Taken from Roof Top Deck (Blue Angels)

                    Taken from Roof Top Deck (Blue Angels)

                  • Dining Area with Fire Place and view of Kitchen Garden

                    Dining Area with Fire Place and view of Kitchen Garden

                  • Gourmet Kitchen

                    Gourmet Kitchen

                  • Downstairs Bath and Shower

                    Downstairs Bath and Shower

                  • Guest Bathroom with Walk-in Shower

                    Guest Bathroom with Walk-in Shower

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • View of the Presidio from Roof Top Deck

                    View of the Presidio from Roof Top Deck

                  • Livingroom - view of the Bay & GG Bridge

                    Livingroom - view of the Bay & GG Bridge

                  • Morning Run at Chrissy Field Beach

                    Morning Run at Chrissy Field Beach

                  • Evening View from Roof Top Deck

                    Evening View from Roof Top Deck

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Guest Bedroom with Full Bed

                    Guest Bedroom with Full Bed

                  • Guest Bedroom with Queen Bed

                    Guest Bedroom with Queen Bed

                  • Master Bath in Master Bedroom Suite

                    Master Bath in Master Bedroom Suite

                  • BBQ Space on Roof Top Deck

                    BBQ Space on Roof Top Deck

                  • From Roof Top Deck

                    From Roof Top Deck

                  • Sunset over the Bay

                    Sunset over the Bay

                  • Sunset from the Rooftop Deck

                    Sunset from the Rooftop Deck

                  VRBO #347998

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $750 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Email owner


                  Speaks: spanish, english

                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                  Get it now