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Enjoy Great Views in a Fanatastic Local Area in a Top-Rated Apt in the Heart of

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The view from the living room! Sometimes the bridge entirely fogs over.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Stellar Views and Dining in a Real San Francisco Neighborhood

Don’t miss a chance to stay in a classic, 1920s building in one of San Francisco’s hottest, local neighborhoods. Magnificent views of the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and all the way to Marin are right outside the window. A panoramic 360 view of the entire city beckons from the roof top and the building has a small shared garden in the back.

This cozy, sun-drenched apartment has been recently remodeled with Brazilian Cherry wood floors, Italian marble in the bathroom and stainless steel appliances. The entrance is on a flat street and the building has an elevator.

Walk to the Bay, Marina Green, the Presidio, Chrissy Field, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown. Chic Polk and Union Street shopping, abundant music and dining are right outside the door. Some of the City’s best wine bars and stores are down the street. I am the editor of a magazine that covers wine and restaurants and will gladly share my insider tips. Great shopping and dining on Fillmore and Chestnut are also an easy walk. The Cow Hollow neighborhood has a walk score of 98 and is the perfect place to experience San Francisco as a native.

Urban hiking opportunities abound on the architecturally stunning Russian and Nob Hill. Running and biking paths along the Bay are just a few blocks away. Easy access to downtown museums, Union Square, the Embarcadero and shopping as several major bus lines stop right outside the building.

The apt has a fantastic kitchen and big fridge if you want to cook it. It also has a flat-screen TV, CD system, radio and DVD player. Wireless is included.

The Golden Gate Bridge and wine country of Sonoma and Napa are easy to access from this location. The area is full of delicious restaurants, from the high-end Gary Danko and La Folie to great little Vietnamese places and little cafes. A great, organic grocery store is down the street for all your cooking needs and you can walk to the Farmer's Market at Ft. Mason. So you can dine out a huge range of restaurants or cook in with top-notch ingredients during your stay.

This is a high-request property. I urge you to email as I am not always able to response to phone requests. This property is not suitable for children or anyone under the age of 18. Thanks.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • Elevator : yes

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There's a garden out back where people smoke....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This is not an ideal condo for kids of any age. Please don't inquire if you are planning on traveling with children. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I am very allergic so can't have pets in my place (either yours or those of any one you might like to have over while staying here). Thanks for understanding and respecting this....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The street is flat and there is an elevator....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a fantastic, comfortable bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Pull-out couch for one extra person. Additional charges apply. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There a great gym just a block away. You can walk to the farmer's market near Polk and event the Ferry Building. Swimmers can also walk down to the Bay and take a dip at places like the Dolphin Club (if you can take the water temperature!)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are lots of food and wine books to read. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Panasonic stereo and radio with DVD player. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Cable and on-demand. There is also a stereo and DVD player. ...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Great dining, shopping, coffee and people are literally a half block away on Union and Polk. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Views of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Heights, Marin and the Palace of Fine Arts (among other great buildings.)...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You can see the Marin headlands (just on the othe side of the bridge that are great for hiking and biking). ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Full on SF Bay and sailboat views. You can also see big cruise and shipping boats move in and out of the Bay. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Amazing views of the SF Bay and straight over to Marin, better than most 'traditional' waterfront views I have seen at top tourist attractions in our town. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There's a dining table and a couch with a coffee table made of wine barrels for snacks. There are also seats at the bar in the kitchen for breakfast or snacks. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We don't need it in SF....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is one downstairs (accessible via the elevator)....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    There are many garages in the area....moreless

  • Elevator:

    yes ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There's a Crunch gym one block away that you can buy passes to. ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are heating units in the apt, but you mostly don't need them. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wireless when you stay. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Both for the queen size bed and the twin pull-out couch. I will also provide towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Hand-designed couch with bay views. TV (regular and some cable channels) and stereo are also in living room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    It is street or garage, there are some spots open in the zipcar lot next to the building. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes indeed. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer downstairs (there is an elevator)....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Most restaurants in the area, and all over SF, deliver. I am happy to share recommendations....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    I have an old-fashioned Italian one that makes great espresso. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could need to cook....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Riedel stemware to enjoy your wine in at the end of the day. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    State-of-the-art Bosch in the apt....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    This is a great, full-service kitchen with stainless appliances (and a Bosch dishwasher). I also have lots of Le Creuset pots, pans and knives....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Your standard microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    New, GE range. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All your spices, seasonings and lots of types of oil and vinegar. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a big, stainless steel one....moreless

  • Stove:

    Classic, four-burner gas and a broiler/oven with a light. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There's a great shop to rent them across the street. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Guests can use the garden/patio outback of the apt. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are many golf courses in SF. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayak in Marin (buses stop on their way there just outside the apt or you can drive). ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are free, public courts a ten-minute walk from here. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are lots of great places to swim nearby (clubs for swimming in the Bay, public pools and private clubs). Please ask I am a big swimmer. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    I can tell you where to find one in the area....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$325
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The apartment does sleep three but there is an added charge of $40 a night for the third person.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
There are lots of great wine bars (and dive ones)
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
there are courses in the City and on the Ocean
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
there's tons of great dining on Union and Polk

Car: Not Necessary

My apartment is across the street from what is technically Russian Hill, which is the ultimate locals' neighborhood. It is full of everything classically San Francisco: great wine bars, restaurants, organic grocery stores, cafes, great shopping, urban hiking and biking and lots of live music. You can walk to amazing high-end and simple restaurants, great coffee bars, galleries and nightlife.

Please no not call if you are interested in renting the place. I can't respond to the number of calls I receive. If you are interested, pls email me and if the dates work I will get back to you.

It is an easy walk to top destinations like Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina Green, Chinatown and North Beach. Transit is easy to Union Square and downtown museums, as many major buses stop right outside the apartment.

Cow Hollow is upscale, safe fun and architecturally stunning. I am a national magazine editor and have written about restaurants and the wine business here for many years and wouldn't live anywhere else. I will be happy to provide you with my list of insider food and drink destinations.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a food and wine writer and magazine editor, who was raised in New York lived in Italy for many years. I travel extensively and didn't always love SF when I visited. The food and wine were always divine but I think some of that had to do with generic downtown hotel locations. From the time I moved to my current area I have been in love with this City.

Why the Owner Chose Cow Hollow:
The minute I saw my apartment I saw what it could become with some renovations. For me, it's my little paradise in the sky with views that inspire me to write all day long. Unfortunately our roof access has been restricted. However the views from my unit are almost as good!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This is my actual home and not a secondary one. So it is cozy: read lots of great wine and unique art. I hope to make your stay as fantastic as possible with my insights on dining, drinking, hiking and enjoying our city. I might even leave you a nice bottle of wine to drink!


Contact us

Speaks: spanish, italian

 

Photos

  • The view from the living room! Sometimes the bridge entirely fogs over.

    The view from the living room! Sometimes the bridge entirely fogs over.

  • The warm, light-filled living room.

    The warm, light-filled living room.

  • The cozy bedroom. There is also a pull-out bed in the living room.

    The cozy bedroom. There is also a pull-out bed in the living room.

  • The kitchen, which has new stainless steel appliances.

    The kitchen, which has new stainless steel appliances.

  • The island kitchen is ideal to have a bite or a coffee.

    The island kitchen is ideal to have a bite or a coffee.

  • The bathroom.

    The bathroom.

  • Sailboats on the the Bay as seen from the roof.

    Sailboats on the the Bay as seen from the roof.

  • Another great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Another great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • What a view of SF and the Bay out the window!

    What a view of SF and the Bay out the window!

  • Entrance to the bedroom.

    Entrance to the bedroom.

  • View from the bedroom looking into the living room.

    View from the bedroom looking into the living room.

  • Breakfast island and stools.

    Breakfast island and stools.

  • The bathroom has a full tub and shower.

    The bathroom has a full tub and shower.

  • Cool restaurants and cafes are on Polk Street (which is a block away).

    Cool restaurants and cafes are on Polk Street (which is a block away).

  • Russian Hill, just a block away, as seen from the roof.

    Russian Hill, just a block away, as seen from the roof.

  • The iconic Transamerica building as seen from the roof.

    The iconic Transamerica building as seen from the roof.

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Speaks: spanish, italian
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