Secluded Garden Cottage Just Minutes from Downtown

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Last updated: 11/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Cottage Details
Free standing extremely private cottage. Gracefully serene, hidden by trees and flowering vines. colorful gardens with eating and sitting areas tucked here and there.
Open floor plan; the only interior walls are around the bathroom. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows allow you to enjoy an abundance of natural light. Ceiling fans, unique architectural details, and accent lighting throughout. Garden views from every window; partial 'city-lights' view from the front-facing Veranda.
The Veranda is Bordered by trellises and built-in planter boxes which are planted with a diverse display of colorful and unique plants and flowers.
Gorgeous wood floors with cherry-inlay throughout living and kitchen areas; fully tiled bathroom. Stainless steel and granite kitchen with high quality fixtures.
-A Serene Garden Retreat in an Old SF Neighborhood: - Surrounded by naturalistic, unique gardens.
-Large garden area located alongside the cottage contains a variety of beautiful, mature trees, shrubs and flowers most of which is on drip-watering system.
-Many sitting and dining areas tucked into beautiful old world gardens give you both privacy and serenity

The Neighborhood:
Nestled among the hills resembling its old European roots, the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco is one of the oldest in the city. There are numerous coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. Just a block down the hill is a bakery for fresh baked pastries and breads, grocery, restaurants, hardware

Kitchen and Utilities: Kitchen is outfitted with new, high-end stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven with hood), disposal, and granite countertops.
-Fully tiled (black and white) separate utility room with washer/dryer hook-ups, and utility sink - even the utility room has a skylight!
-New on-demand water-heater.

The Location : Conveniently located to freeways (both 280 and 101) and public transportation (Muni, BART). It is a short walk to the Glen Park BART station and many bus lines. Simply hop on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train and be downtown in 10 minutes, across the Bay to Berkeley/Oakland in a half and hour or Pleasanton in about 40 Minutes. Glen Park is convenient to downtown San Francisco, the North Bay, the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    sofa - not convertible...moreless

  • Open and airy floor plan. If you want privacy 2 people is the maximum. If you don't care about privacy it will sleep 3. Couch in the living room, very comfortable to sleep on but not convertible. Also a chaize lounge in the living room, comfortable for a shorter person or child to sleep on....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower is British and so is backwards. The hot water is on the side we normally think of as cold and vice versa....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A complete getaway from the city with the city right at your doorstep. Extensive well kept gardens with quiet areas to sit and read or meditate, tables and chairs tucked away down winding garden paths so you can eat breakfast or dine with the butterflies and songbirds, patio w/Adirondack chairs, updated granite and steel kitchen, completely tiled bathroom, Close to everything. Easy parking, easy on/off to all freeways, Transit system (BART) just three blocks away makes it 10 minutes to downtown and and easy half hour to Berkeley or Oakland, Bus system (MUNI) is half a block away; both systems together mean you never have to drive if you don't want to. Glen Canyon Park is right down Chenery Street which makes for a wonderful walk. Some of the best restaurants in San Francisco are just two blocks away. If you would like to rent the premises for a one day event or wedding please contact us for pricing....moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village:

    Glen Park Village...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Seating for 2 people


Write a review 4.6
from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 14 - Sep 9, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,183 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 11/07/2015
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Car: Not Necessary

The cottage is located in the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco usually referred to as Glen Park Village, because of it's old European flavor.

The Village of Glen Park is nestled in the surrounding hills. In the village you will find coffee shops, some of the best restaurants in San Francisco, hardware store, cleaners, grocery store, book store, vintage store, bakery, pretty much anything you need is two blocks away from the cottage; down in the village.

Glen Park is also a great walking neighborhood. If you follow the main street of Glen Park to it's end you will come upon Glen Canyon Park. A wonderful walking park with a meandering stream and native plants. Trails that can lead you all the way up to the Diamond Heights Safeway and beyond. Then continue back to the cottage in a very scenic loop down Beacon street and through the open areas of the Diamond Heights neighborhood and the Noe Valley neighborhood overlooking downtown San Francisco. Or, for the hikers, you can go in the opposite direction around Twin Peaks and then down and back to the cottage.

San Francisco is divided into neighborhoods. Glen Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods. If you look on a map of San Francisco and put your finger on the very middle of it, you would have pointed out Glen Park.

Consequently the cottage is close to everything. It makes driving unnecessary. The Glen Park BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit - the underground)Station is a short three blocks from the cottage. Which makes downtown or the financial district just ten minutes away. Berkeley and the East Bay easily easily reachable without having to drive. Fisherman's Wharf and other San Francisco attractions just a few minutes away by BART or MUNI (bus).

If you are looking for a Sunday drive to Half Moon Bay or lunch at Barbara's Crab Shack in Princeton By The Bay. You can hop on the freeway, just three blocks from the cottage which gives you access to the coast in less than fifteen minutes.

If you are looking for high end comfort and ease of access to anything or anywhere in San Francisco this is your place.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: I am an painter and sculptor. My first love is of the mountains and open spaces and gardens and deserts and beaches and wild animals and wild lands. So I don't really know how I would define myself for you.

Why the Owner Chose Glen Park, San Francisco, CA, USA:
In late 1973 I came back to San Francisco. I loved the city but my problem had always been that I wanted to live in the country as well. I drove and walked all through the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco looking for a 'place' that would fit me. I didn't know if I wanted to rent or buy. Then I came across this dilapidated house on the hill. It was falling down the hill. The house sat in the middle of three barren empty lots. I fell in love. Behind the house was a cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house and the cottage are surrounded by light and air. Everything in San Francisco and the surrounding communities is easily accessible from here. Most of all it has a feeling of privacy and seclusion; while still being so close to everything.

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Speaks: english

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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