Large Victorian House in Sunny Central Neighborhood
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Castro house description
Our spacious Victorian home was built in 1898. With its high ceilings and bay windows, you'll feel like a true San Franciscan. The house has a large comfortable living room and formal dining room with seating for 10. The large bright kitchen was just remodeled and includes all stainless steel appliances, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and granite countertops. Glass patio doors lead from the kitchen to our lovely level (unusual for San Francisco) and private backyard. The deck is perfect for relaxing and comes equipped with a gas barbeque, garden benches and a fire bowl. A custom-built tree house and swing set are perfect for children.
We have four spacious bedrooms which can be arranged to suit your needs, three on the upper floor and the fourth on the main level. A new luxury bathroom on the upper floor includes a large air jacuzzi tub, frame-less glass multi-head shower and enclosed laundry area. There is also a smaller full bathroom on the main floor. A mix of antique and comtemporary furnishings makes our home a comfortable haven. We also have a TV/VCR/DVD/Blu-ray with surround sound and a CD/radio/stereo system that plays throughout the house or in one room. We have WiFi with high speed internet and cable TV. We have a one car garage which could be made available. We also have many amenities for children if you need them. We have wonderful neighbors and other friends close by to offer help if requested. This is our primary residence so it has everything you need to feel at home. We have no pets (allergies) and there is no smoking inside. Our home is a wonderful base to explore and enjoy San Francisco.
The house is Ideally located between the lively Castro district and the historic Mission district. We're also a short walk to the 16th St Corridor with many fine restaurants and 24th St, the cozy commerical center of Noe Valley. Sightseers and SF residents come to our neighborhhod for the sunny weather (no fog), culture, history and food. We are two blocks from Mission Dolores, the oldest building (1776) in SF and the oldest church in CA. Our home is a short walk from great ethnic Mission restaurants. We are also a couple blocks from the historic Castro Theater, Castro restaurants and nightlife. We are steps away from lovely Dolores Park with tennis, basketball, a children's playground and sunbathing depending on the season.
We are less than half a block from public transportation to all the major sights. It is a 10-15 minute train or car ride to Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39), the historic Ferry Building Market, Union Square shopping, the ballet, the opera, museums, Ferrys to Alcatraz and the SF Giants' New Ballpark. If you decide to eat in, there are multiple grocery stores within a few blocks. We are a short ride from the The Golden Gate Bridge, the Marina, golfing, surfing, miles of beach and everything you could wish to explore in san Francisco.
San Francisco is also a great homebase for everything in Northern California. Napa/Sonoma Wine Country (1 hour); Skiing in the Sierras (2.5 hours); Sausalito (20 minutes), Muir Woods redwood forest (45 minutes). A short drive across the Bay Bridge gets you to Berkeley and Oakland. A short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge takes you to many points in Marin County. Beautiful Carmel and Monterey (Aquarium and Whale Watching) are only two hours away.
Keywords: house, family, garage parking, public transport, yard
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Basketball Court
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
This was a most pleasant, spacious house with a great feeling of privacy and yet convenience to all amenities. It was extremely easy to access the city with local transport facilities. Its situation next to Dolores Park was, for us, of great benefit since we had youngsters who could enjoy its very latest of high quality playgrounds. The house itself accommodated our party of 8 mixed ages and we had no complaints whatsoever. The owners went out of their way to look after all our needs and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property. Clean, well maintained and accurate to description and photos.
- Guest Don (United Kingdom)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/07/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Lovely house in San Francisco
Lovely house in San Francisco
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautifully renovated historic house in San Francisco at the edge of the Castro district. Even for a group of five adults, a 3-year-old and an infant, there was plenty of space, comfortable furnishings, an elegant kitchen and an equally elegant upstairs bathroom. The play area in the backyard (swings, climbing wall, tree house, etc.) was a dream come true for our granddaughter. The owners were extremely generous in making available not only the usual linens and towels, but also all manner of toiletries, food staples, children's toys, etc. The location is excellent; the Muni J line stops 30 feet from the front door, the house is very close to Dolores Park with its vast open spaces and enormous playground, and dozens of restaurants and shops are within a 10-minute walk. The only (minor) issue was parking. On-street parking is restricted to 2-hour intervals during the day. The available garage is fine for small-to-medium size cars, although the driveway is very steep. Getting our minivan into and out of the garage required a driver and at least two sentries.
- Guest Linc (Brookline, MA)
- Date of stay 06/11/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car.
$2100 per week, $7500 per month, minimum 1 week stay. We are required to add 15% city hotel tax. Reservation requires payment of 50% of fees, remainder paid 30 days before arrival, 50% refund with less than 2 weeks notice. Parking available for $15/night. $500 Refundable Security Deposit, $800 for more than 8 guests. $150 cleaning fee per stay. For more than 8 guests, additional $30 per day and additional $100 cleaning fee.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Anthony is orginally from England and works as a structural engineer. I worked in financial services before becoming a full-time mom to our two children. Our daughter, Alessandra, is 7 years old. She is known for her near-constant smile and her voracious reading. Our son, Cole, is 6 yrs old and is a chatty charmer. Anthony and I have traveled extensively and we are looking to continue this with our two children.
Why the Owner Chose Castro:
This is a wonderful location to experience San Francisco - restaurants, night life, sun, close to the sights and the famous Castro neighborhood.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location is very safe and convenient for walking to nearby attractions or catching a train into downtown to explore more of the city. Our house and yard are very kid and family-friendly. There are grocery stores, coffee shops and other essentials very close by. Street parking can be difficult - we have a garage you can use.
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