Quiet,Romantic Hide-Away Right in the City!

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 1906 cottage has been completely renovated by the owner/decorator. Nestled in the rear of the owner's garden, it is surrounded by neighboring gardens.
Quiet? You bet.
Walking? Out the door to restaurants, shops and local color. San Francisco Bay and the Presidio are an easy walk away.
Public transportation? A block away.

Come see what quiet living in the middle of the City is all about.

Keywords:Private house,Private cottage,home, Cow Hollow,Pacific Heights,Presidio,Marina.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:


  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Sorry. this home is an opportunity to get away from the kids....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I have two dogs of my own. Three is a crowd!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There re steps to enter the property and a flight of reps to access the bedroom and bath....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • King size beds (1) Two twins make a king!

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • The bathroom was gutted and remodeled in 2012. The floors are heated to keep your toes happy. There is shower over the small tub. The windows look out on neighboring gardens....moreless

Other Amenities

  • I have two dogs, a long haired jack Russell and a Chihuahua mix. Yes, they bark when you arrive but only because they are so delighted to see you! They will make you feel part of the family. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys:

    A dandy 1040's wooden block set!...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The round dining table seats 4. Large glass windows look out on the private garden....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast Broadband and DVD player with the TV set....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    See under 'washing machine'....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Charming gas Velour fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas and electrical 'radiators'....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fully equipped with delux towels and sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The cozy living room has a gas burning fireplace. All windows look out on neighboring gardens. Delightful!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is good street parking with a three hour maximum that ends at six....moreless

  • Telephone:

    For local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large bath, finger towels and washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a laundromat three blocks away for do-it yourself. And three drop-off dry cleaner/laundries one block away....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Many restaurants have delivery service. Anything from Chinese to Indian are a phone call away....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need. But two great restaurants two blocks away! And dozens within 8 blocks...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped from soup bowls to wine glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gutted and remodeled in 2012. All cooking equipment, coffee maker and microwave are available....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, sugar,teas and other necessities are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Remodeled in 2012. A GE with under-freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove/oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balcony overlooks the surrounding gardens....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private brick patio facing south west....moreless

  • Golf:

    there are 2 public courses in the Presidio which is adjacent to the property....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The owner's garden is available for your use. A round table seats 6....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 24 traveler reviews
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S.F. rental restrictions
Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2015
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • move out cleaning fee $125
  • Taxes Not included


Long term stays (30 days or more) are accepted. This home is a perfect launching pad to explore the Sonoma and Napa wine regions and with a convenient bus stop, downtown. There is a weekly cleaning fee of $80.00 that includes clean sheets,towels,vacuuming,bath and kitchen freshening. (Not dishes but there is a dishwasher)

There is a $140.00 move out cleaning fee for everyone.

An initial security/damage deposit of $500.00 plus 1/2 the rent. Cash, personal checks and cashier checks are accepted. There is NO paypal!

1/2 deposit required at signing of the contract, balance due 10 day before arrival. Security deposit returned within 7 days of vacating, cleaning and review.

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
To Sausalito, Alcatraz, Angel Island,Tiburon
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Two public courses an easy drive away
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 to Marin County and Silicon Valley
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crissy Field for a scenic walk to the G.G. bridge.

Car: Not Necessary

Located in a quiet neighborhood with good public transportation to downtown shops and museums, this 1906 cottage with 21st century amenities is an easy walk to shopping, restaurants and nature. The Historic Presidio and it's open space is a block away. The waterfront is an easy 10 minute walk.

A wide variety of outdoor activities, golf, sailing, swimming (burr), and hiking are right out the door.

There are three neighborhood streets for shopping and dining streets within easy access.

You get the best of city life here!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: the owner is a world traveler, some of her collection is on display in the cottage. She also fly fishes.

Why the Owner Chose Cow Hollow:
This is my home, not purchased as a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This detached cottage is surrounded by lush gardens making it quiet and tranquil. It is an easy walk to Restaurants, shopping, City amenities, all right outside the private gate. The best walking area for either urban living or Presidio hiking! Your own private home right in the city!

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Speaks: english



  • The magical cottage entry

    The magical cottage entry

  • Entry to the cottage

    Entry to the cottage

  • Living room with gas fireplace

    Living room with gas fireplace

  • Office with HP printer.

    Office with HP printer.

  • kitchen renovated in 2012

    kitchen renovated in 2012

  • Refrigerator and gas stove.

    Refrigerator and gas stove.

  • vanity overlooking the garden

    vanity overlooking the garden

  • Your private patio.

    Your private patio.

  • The common garden. So quiet!

    The common garden. So quiet!

  • Springtime!


  • Guard dog Sadie

    Guard dog Sadie

  • The blue door to your private cottage!

    The blue door to your private cottage!

  • From the kitchen to the living room

    From the kitchen to the living room

  • living room with gas fireplace.

    living room with gas fireplace.

  • To the kitchen.

    To the kitchen.

  • Dishwasher and large sink.

    Dishwasher and large sink.

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Tub and European shower

    Tub and European shower

  • private patio

    private patio

  • Meyer lemons!

    Meyer lemons!

  • Watch dog, Twyla

    Watch dog, Twyla

VRBO #414457

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 30, 2015

Minimum stay: 30 nights
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