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LOW WINTER RATE: Lovely 1910 House+parking/Marina-Cow Hollow/San Francisco

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This is a cute 1910s house, in the trendy Cow Hollow/Marina neighborhood of San Francisco - between Russian Hill and The Presidio, walking distance from the San Francisco Bay, two blocks from Union St., twenty minutes pleasant walk through Fort Mason park to Fisherman's Wharf, close to the Palace of Arts and the Exploratorium. This area is really safe, pretty, and close to the Bay/Crissy Field. The intersection of Union St and Steiner St is one of many hubs of activity in this neighborhood. The #'s 22, 41, and 45 buses pass by this intersection. It also has many restaurants, bars, wine bars, boutiques, etc nearby. There is also a church on this corner, if you're into that (and this church does NOT have annoying/loud bells, so no worries there!)

Also, it is an ideal location for day trips to other parts of the SF Bay Area. The house has a beautiful fenced front yard, a private backyard patio and parking in the front yard behind the gate. The house has 2 separate floors/flats with 2 separate entrances; they are not connected. The second floor, which we offer to our guests, has the original douglas fir hardwood floors from 1910 and lots of windows (we keep the downstairs unit for ourselves). It has 2 bedrooms , a sun room with a futon and double pane windows, living room, kitchen, mini office by the kitchen and one bathroom. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a 52' HDTV. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, dining table, and connects to the sun room with a sliding door. We have a small office space by the kitchen with wireless internet. The kitchen and the living room are divided by a bar from where you can comfortably watch shows on the huge flat screen HDTV or Blu-Ray disks, or you can do so from the living room. The house was remodeled in 2009 - all stainless steel appliances, furniture, countertops, and other amenities are new.

Corporate rentals are welcome.


Keywords: House, cabin

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Mariana

we LOVE this city.

Mariana purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Mariana chose San Francisco

We were lucky to find a two story house in this highly desirable neighborhood. We are close to restaurants, outdoor activities, museums, etc. - many of them are walking distance or approachable by public transportation. We enjoy all the city can offer and would love to share it with our guests!

What makes this cabin unique

Cow Hollow/Marina is a generally affluent neighborhood in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our place is just two blocks away from trendy Union Street with its shops, health spas, wellness centers, restaurants, and cafes. You can walk to the Marina, San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Palace of Arts, the Presidio, Fillmore and Chestnut Streets. You can jog or walk to Crissy Field and Golden Gate Bridge. You can also travel by bus and cable car to Union Square, Golden Gate Park and to world class museums like the SF Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, the De Young and the Legion of Honor. Ferries, bus, or bike rental can take you to Sausalito and Tiburon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was so well located in relation to Union St, close to walk yet very quiet.   I will admit to one thing that points to the safety of the neighborhood:   we had come back Saturday evening after our last great dinner together, and apparently had not closed the front door firmly shut.   The wind during the night blew the door open...who knows how long it stood open before someone awoke and discovered it that way.   Then we also found that we had left the key in the door all night long.   This sounds so irresponsible of us, I know, but I'm telling you the story because I'm sure we were not disturbed because the house sits so far off the street and it wasn't seen.   Another good feature of your home.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and thank you so much for allowing us to stay there.
Dec 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(103 traveler reviews)

LOW WINTER RATE: Lovely 1910 House+parking/Marina-Cow Hollow/San Francisco
average rating of 4.8737864 based on 118 reviews
Austin, TX, USA

Amazing Place - Great for Friends or FAMILY!

  • 5 of 5

Stop looking-You found your vacation rental!

Let me just start off by saying my family and I absolutely LOVED staying in this home! It was very clean, comfortable and spacious. The location is great and the amenities are wonderful. 2 bedrooms (our kids loved having their own room), laundry on site, great water pressure throughout the house, and a nice sized back yard to relax in or for your kids to play in! The owners were very nice and provided great customer service. We will definitely be back. I recommend this great home to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Location with Parking!

  • 5 of 5

We were two senior couples seeking to renew our experience with San Francisco after a few decades absence. We drove from southern Arizona but aside from a drive to Sausalito, decided to use Uber to get around. To meet our needs, location was the most important factor.

This location would be hard to beat. It is situated in Cow Hollow, only one block off of Lombard Street and a brisk walk from the Fort Mason Center. Ghirardelli Square and the SF Maritime Historic Park are only a little bit farther. Fishermans Wharf would not be too far for strong walkers. A Safeway is nearby too.

Unfortunately, one of our foursome had recently injured his knee so vigorous walks were out for us. Fortunately, our location put us in the center of Uber activity. We made 12 UberX trips and never had to wait for more than four minutes for our ride. For our longest trip we paid about $15 but the typical ride cost about $8. For the four of us that was cheaper than the bus.

The accommodations are the upper level of an early 20th century duplex. It has been nicely updated with modern appliances and fixtures. Laundry facilities are a nice touch though we didn't need to use them. The single bath was not a problem for us four good friends. The fenced off-street parking was second only to location in our priorities. Parking in SF is difficult and expensive at best. Our only caution is that coordination with the owners who live downstairs is a must. The driveway will accommodate three cars nose to tail. It is important to agree who will need to leave and and what time so the right car will be at the street end of the drive.

Because of the timing for our trip, we rented at the winter off season rate. Though that was an especially good value, we would not hesitate to rent at the full rate if our visit was in high season.

We certainly recommend this place for your SF lodgings. We will try to stay here again if we make another trip to the city. Enjoy San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient and well located

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well appointed. The owners were friendly and thoughtful .

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Chicigo, IL USA

Complete satisfaction

  • 5 of 5

The apartment suited me entirely in terms of its layout, amenities, location in the Marina district, and most helpful owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and comfort in the city !

  • 5 of 5

The home is very nice, and perfectly convenient for visiting San Francisco. It is well appointed, updated and very comfortable. The rooms are spacious, and the house sits in the back of the lot away from the street, which provides a quieter night. The apartment is every bit as nice as the pictures in the listing. The street is all residential, yet close to transportation, dining, downtown, etc. Mariana, one of the owners, was extremely friendly and helpful, providing all the information necessary (and more) for our check-in, check-out and time at the house. We had no reason to call Mariana about any facet of our stay, as everything was in good order and clean. We enjoyed playing tourists from this location. The use of the driveway inside a gate in front of the house was wonderful amenity. We walked to our destinations downtown 2 of our days and uber'd another night, but yet were able to drive to Golden Gate Park, Muir Woods, Point Reyes, etc. on 2 other days. I rarely give 5 stars because there are always ways to improve upon things, but this one is good enough to receive it ! I would confidently and happily recommend this rental to all of my family and friends visiting San Francisco, without hesitation. Thank you Mariana and Val, we had a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gepflegtes gemütliches Apartment in ruhiger Lage

  • 4 of 5

Schön eingerichtet, alles vorhanden was man braucht. Küche mit Ofen und Mikrowelle, grosser Kühlschrank und Abwaschmaschine. Waschmaschine ohne Zusatzkosten. 2 grosse Fernseher.

Zusatzbett nicht sehr bequem und kleines Zimmer morgens ziemlich kalt, Heizlüfter vorhanden.

Warmwasser lässt teilweise lange auf sich warten.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Oakland & SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
around the corner
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Pier 39
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
BART Station
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
around the corner
Nearest Ski
187 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Crissy Field (breathtaking views)
Car: not necessary

Walk to Fishermans Wharf, to the Exploratorium, to the Wave Organ a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay by Crissy Field, to Crissy Field itself on the way to Golden Gate Bridge. Take your young ones to the Moscone Recreation Center. Check the events and the resident nonprofit organizations at the nearby Fort Mason, and if you are there on Sunday morning - visit the Fort Mason Farmers' Market


Rates & Availability

Cow Hollow Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
One time cleaning fee $120

- No pets please
- NOT a party house
- Rate per night for stays less than 3 days is $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cow Hollow Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • King size beds (1) in bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) a very comfortable futon in the sunroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) in bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) a very comfortable futon in the sunroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
one of the few houses with a yard in the city of San Francisco!

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