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Secluded Garden Cottage Just Minutes from Downtown

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Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Park cottage description

Cottage Details
Free standing extremely private cottage. Gracefully serene, hidden by trees and flowering vines. colorful gardens with eating and sitting areas tucked here and there.
Open floor plan; the only interior walls are around the bathroom. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows allow you to enjoy an abundance of natural light. Ceiling fans, unique architectural details, and accent lighting throughout. Garden views from every window; partial 'city-lights' view from the front-facing Veranda.
The Veranda is Bordered by trellises and built-in planter boxes which are planted with a diverse display of colorful and unique plants and flowers.
Gorgeous wood floors with cherry-inlay throughout living and kitchen areas; fully tiled bathroom. Stainless steel and granite kitchen with high quality fixtures.
-A Serene Garden Retreat in an Old SF Neighborhood: - Surrounded by naturalistic, unique gardens.
-Large garden area located alongside the cottage contains a variety of beautiful, mature trees, shrubs and flowers most of which is on drip-watering system.
-Many sitting and dining areas tucked into beautiful old world gardens give you both privacy and serenity

The Neighborhood:
Nestled among the hills resembling its old European roots, the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco is one of the oldest in the city. There are numerous coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. Just a block down the hill is a bakery for fresh baked pastries and breads, grocery, restaurants, hardware

Kitchen and Utilities: Kitchen is outfitted with new, high-end stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven with hood), disposal, and granite countertops.
-Fully tiled (black and white) separate utility room with washer/dryer hook-ups, and utility sink - even the utility room has a skylight!
-New on-demand water-heater.

The Location : Conveniently located to freeways (both 280 and 101) and public transportation (Muni, BART). It is a short walk to the Glen Park BART station and many bus lines. Simply hop on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train and be downtown in 10 minutes, across the Bay to Berkeley/Oakland in a half and hour or Pleasanton in about 40 Minutes. Glen Park is convenient to downtown San Francisco, the North Bay, the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            sofa - not convertible...moreless

          • Open and airy floor plan. If you want privacy 2 people is the maximum. If you don't care about privacy it will sleep 3. Couch in the living room, very comfortable to sleep on but not convertible. Also a chaize lounge in the living room, comfortable for a shorter person or child to sleep on....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Shower is British and so is backwards. The hot water is on the side we normally think of as cold and vice versa....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • A complete getaway from the city with the city right at your doorstep. Extensive well kept gardens with quiet areas to sit and read or meditate, tables and chairs tucked away down winding garden paths so you can eat breakfast or dine with the butterflies and songbirds, patio w/Adirondack chairs, updated granite and steel kitchen, completely tiled bathroom, Close to everything. Easy parking, easy on/off to all freeways, Transit system (BART) just three blocks away makes it 10 minutes to downtown and and easy half hour to Berkeley or Oakland, Bus system (MUNI) is half a block away; both systems together mean you never have to drive if you don't want to. Glen Canyon Park is right down Chenery Street which makes for a wonderful walk. Some of the best restaurants in San Francisco are just two blocks away. If you would like to rent the premises for a one day event or wedding please contact us for pricing....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Arboretum
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Pond

              Leisure Activities

              • Paddle Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Photography
              • Shopping

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Town
              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Paragliding
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Gas Heating
                      • Living Area
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Linens Provided:

                        We provide all linens. Sheets, pillows and pillow cases, blankets, bath towels and facecloths....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        High speed wireless internet....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath towels and facecloths provided. Kitchen towels provided....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking:

                        Parking is on street and easy. We also reserve the parking spot across the driveway for guests....moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Kitchen:

                            Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Bosch dishwater. FisherPayscal Refridgerator....moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Everything you need to cook with....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Every thing you would have at home and sometimes more....moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            It is a stainless steel Bosch diswasher. Very quiet and very effective....moreless

                          • Stove:

                            A wonderful stainless steel full stove. With four burners and an oven that cooks with even stable heat....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Habitat for butterflies and birds with some small places tucked away where you can spend time with a good book or just simply meditative silence....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            A great east facing patio with two chairs and a table. Great for morning coffee or breakfast in the sun....moreless

                          • Courtyard
                          • Yard
                          • Deck Furniture
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Porch Furniture
                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Patio

                          Payment Type

                          • Discover
                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

                          Reviews

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                          5 night min stay
                          $169
                          $1,145 $4,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Pet Fee $40
                          • Cleaning $75
                          • Taxes Included

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/30/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          The cottage is located in the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco usually referred to as Glen Park Village, because of it's old European flavor.

                          The Village of Glen Park is nestled in the surrounding hills. In the village you will find coffee shops, some of the best restaurants in San Francisco, hardware store, cleaners, grocery store, book store, vintage store, bakery, pretty much anything you need is two blocks away from the cottage; down in the village.

                          Glen Park is also a great walking neighborhood. If you follow the main street of Glen Park to it's end you will come upon Glen Canyon Park. A wonderful walking park with a meandering stream and native plants. Trails that can lead you all the way up to the Diamond Heights Safeway and beyond. Then continue back to the cottage in a very scenic loop down Beacon street and through the open areas of the Diamond Heights neighborhood and the Noe Valley neighborhood overlooking downtown San Francisco. Or, for the hikers, you can go in the opposite direction around Twin Peaks and then down and back to the cottage.

                          San Francisco is divided into neighborhoods. Glen Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods. If you look on a map of San Francisco and put your finger on the very middle of it, you would have pointed out Glen Park.

                          Consequently the cottage is close to everything. It makes driving unnecessary. The Glen Park BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit - the underground)Station is a short three blocks from the cottage. Which makes downtown or the financial district just ten minutes away. Berkeley and the East Bay easily easily reachable without having to drive. Fisherman's Wharf and other San Francisco attractions just a few minutes away by BART or MUNI (bus).

                          If you are looking for a Sunday drive to Half Moon Bay or lunch at Barbara's Crab Shack in Princeton By The Bay. You can hop on the freeway, just three blocks from the cottage which gives you access to the coast in less than fifteen minutes.

                          If you are looking for high end comfort and ease of access to anything or anywhere in San Francisco this is your place.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1974

                          About the owner: I am an painter and sculptor. My first love is of the mountains and open spaces and gardens and deserts and beaches and wild animals and wild lands. So I don't really know how I would define myself for you.

                          Why the Owner Chose Glen Park:
                          In late 1973 I came back to San Francisco. I loved the city but my problem had always been that I wanted to live in the country as well. I drove and walked all through the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco looking for a 'place' that would fit me. I didn't know if I wanted to rent or buy. Then I came across this dilapidated house on the hill. It was falling down the hill. The house sat in the middle of three barren empty lots. I fell in love. Behind the house was a cottage.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          The house and the cottage are surrounded by light and air. Everything in San Francisco and the surrounding communities is easily accessible from here. Most of all it has a feeling of privacy and seclusion; while still being so close to everything.


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                          VRBO #373222

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

                          $169 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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