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Sun-Filled Cottage in a Great Bernal Heights Location

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bernal Heights house description

Ideal for vacations or as a home away from home for business travelers--a peaceful oasis with easy access to all that San Francisco offers. This unique 1-bedroom rental is not an apartment, flat, or in-law unit, but a fully detached San Francisco home. It features soft and hardwood floors and is drenched in natural light. Front and rear decks provide a great place to enjoy breakfast or an evening glass of wine. A well-equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals or reheat tasty leftovers from a night out. The bathroom features washer/dryer, stained glass windows and a clawfoot tub. The house is newly painted and furnished and comes with a queen-sized bed that comfortably sleeps two. An American Leather queen-sized sleeper couch in the living room pulls out to accommodate two additional guests. If you need baby gear (pack and play, stroller or carseat) during your stay, please ask – the owners have a toddler! No dedicated parking, but street parking is readily available.

The house is located in Bernal Heights, a friendly and sunny neighborhood that has its own vibrant community. You'll be a block and a half north of Cortland Avenue – the heart of Bernal Heights – putting you in easy walking distance of great restaurants, bakeries, shops and the grocery store. Also a pleasant walk to the weekend Alemany Farmer's Market and Flea Market. Hike to the top of Bernal Hill to see panoramic views of the City or over to Glen Park Canyon to stretch your legs further. Stroll into the vibrant Mission district for tasty burritos, along artsy Valencia Street or over to Noe Valley for the 24th Street shops.

Public transportation is within blocks to take you into the theater district, downtown or the Castro - even to Berkeley and Oakland in the East Bay. By car, you can quickly get around the Bay Area with freeways 101 and 280 in close proximity. We're a quick zip to SFO airport.

Keywords: extended stays welcome, cottage, detached, house, decks, kitchen, Bernal Heights, close to public transport, restaurants, coffee shops, private, internet, convenient, peaceful, wifi


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Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            The cottage is one story, but there are 5 steps leading up to the front door....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Charming and spacious bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower, pedestal sink, washer/dryer and stained glass windows....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • iPod dock, hair dryer


              • DVD Player


              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Hiking


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Highchair or booster seats available upon request....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone:

                    Land line provided for local calls only...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Includes classic Wedgewood gas range and coffee maker...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Tea, coffee, basic spices and condiments...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Gas stove - classic Wedgewood stove...moreless

                  • Toaster


                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Front and back decks with deck furniture...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $900 $3,200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning fee $100
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Taxes Included


                      Minimum stay: 3 nights

                      Non-peak: $150/nt, $900/wk, $3200/mo

                      Peak period (May - Sept) and holidays: $170/nt, $1020/wk, $3600/mo

                      Up to 2 additional guests: $20/nt each (kids 8 and under stay free)

                      Reservation deposit = one night's rent, due at time of booking

                      $400 refundable damage deposit and $100 cleaning fee

                      Rent balance and damage deposit due at least 7 days prior to arrival date

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                      Last updated: 12/13/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We're a family of four, including a charming little girl and an incredibly active little boy. Michelle is an SF native, and Ryan has been excited to call SF his home since 2006. Given our backgrounds in design and environmental science, you'll see our passions infused in the house in many of the details from the amenities to the solar thermal heating system. This cottage was our home for 4 years, and we absolutely loved it. We hope that it will be a great home away from home for you, too!

                      Why the Owner Chose Bernal Heights:
                      We love Bernal Heights. It has a great neighborhood feel while still being close to many busier areas of the city. We still live in the neighborhood and commute to work via public transportation. On weekends, we love being able to walk/take the bus almost anywhere. We also love how sunny Bernal is and the many great spots on Cortland Avenue. So easy to grab a great meal or find a last minute gift in the variety of shops. Plus, people are very friendly!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The cottage is very quiet and gets great natural light with windows and skylights throughout. It's an excellent home base for exploring the city and provides a welcome respite from all the hustle and bustle when you're ready to relax. The two decks provide a perfect spot to hang out on sunny days. With a full kitchen and a washer and dryer, you have everything you need in the house and within easy walking distance - shops, restaurants, the library and the grocery store. Great for extended stays. Also, there's a non-functioning hot tub in back that we hope to have up and running very shortly!

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                      Speaks: english



                      VRBO #402172

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $150 - $170 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/13/2014
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