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Large Victorian House in Sunny Central Neighborhood

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our spacious Victorian home was built in 1898. With its high ceilings and bay windows, you'll feel like a true San Franciscan. The house has a large comfortable living room and formal dining room with seating for 10. The large bright kitchen was just remodeled and includes all stainless steel appliances, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and granite counter tops. Glass patio doors lead from the kitchen to our lovely level (unusual for San Francisco) backyard. The deck is perfect for relaxing and comes equipped with a gas barbecue and comfortable garden furniture.

We have four spacious bedrooms which can be arranged to suit your needs, three on the upper floor and the fourth on the main level. A new luxury bathroom on the upper floor includes a large air-jetted tub, frame-less glass multi-head shower and enclosed laundry area. There is also a smaller full bathroom on the main floor. A mix of antique and contemporary furnishings makes our home a comfortable haven. We also have a TV/VCR/DVD/Blu-ray with surround sound and a CD/radio/stereo system that plays throughout the house or in one room. We have WiFi with high speed internet and cable TV. We have a one car garage which could be made available. We also have many amenities for children if you need them. We have wonderful neighbors and other friends close by to offer help if requested. This is our primary residence so it has everything you need to feel at home. We have one hypoallergenic dog that does not sit/lie on any furniture in the house and there is no smoking inside. Our home is a wonderful base to explore and enjoy San Francisco.

The house is ideally located between the lively Castro district and the historic Mission district. We're also a short walk to the 16th St Corridor with many fine restaurants and 24th St, the cozy commercial center of Noe Valley. Sightseers and SF residents come to our neighborhood for the sunny weather (no fog), culture, history and food. We are two blocks from Mission Dolores, the oldest building (1776) in SF and the oldest church in CA. Our home is a short walk from great ethnic Mission restaurants. We are also a couple blocks from the historic Castro Theater, Castro restaurants and nightlife. We are steps away from lovely Dolores Park with tennis, basketball, a children's playground and sunbathing depending on the season.

We are less than half a block from public transportation to all the major sights. It is a 10-15 minute train or car ride to Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39), the historic Ferry Building Market, Union Square shopping, the ballet, the opera, museums, Ferry to Alcatraz and the SF Giants' New Ballpark. If you decide to eat in, there are multiple grocery stores within a few blocks. We are a short ride from the The Golden Gate Bridge, the Marina, golfing, surfing, miles of beach and everything you could wish to explore in San Francisco.

San Francisco is also a great home base for everything in Northern California. Napa/Sonoma Wine Country (1 hour); Skiing in the Sierras (2.5 hours); Sausalito (20 minutes), Muir Woods redwood forest (45 minutes). A short drive across the Bay Bridge gets you to Berkeley and Oakland. A short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge takes you to many points in Marin County. Beautiful Carmel and Monterey (Aquarium and Whale Watching) are only two hours away.


Keywords: house, family, garage parking, public transport, yard

More Details
Registration Number : STR-0001201

Anthony Richardson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Anthony Richardson

Anthony is orginally from England and works as a structural engineer. I worked in financial services before becoming a full-time mom to our two children. Our daughter, Alessandra, is 13 years old. She is known for her near-constant smile and her voracious reading. Our son, Cole, is 11 yrs old and is a chatty charmer. Anthony and I have traveled extensively and we are looking to continue this with our two children.

Anthony Richardson purchased this house in 2002

Why Anthony Richardson chose Mission District

This is a wonderful location to experience San Francisco - restaurants, night life, sun, close to the sights and the famous Castro neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Location is very safe and convenient for walking to nearby attractions or catching a train into downtown to explore more of the city. Our house and yard are very kid and family-friendly. There are grocery stores, coffee shops and other essentials very close by. Street parking can be difficult - we have a garage you can use.


Mission District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Luxury bathroom, European multiple shower heads, air jet tub
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen-sized wrought iron canopy bed
    Bedroom - main floor - 1 double , Extremely comfortable double bed in Murphy bed frame
    Front Bedroom/Playroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Could also use a queen-sized inflatable bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , One double bed and 1 single bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double bed (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Single bed (1) and inflatable queen bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Large Victorian House in Sunny Central Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Los Angeles, California

A perfect house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I was with a group of four friends spending the weekend in San Francisco for an event at the Castro Theater. We were thrilled to find a house so close by that also had enough bedrooms for all four of us. And we were even more thrilled when we arrived at the house - it's absolutely as lovely as it looks on the website!

Elizabeth and Anthony were incredibly gracious hosts from the very beginning. They allowed us to drop our bags off at the house before check-in time, which was a huge help to us. And they left a very sweet welcome note and a bottle of wine for us. We couldn't have asked for a friendlier welcome!

The house was beautiful, comfortable and immaculate, with everything we could have possibly needed for our stay. The kitchen was super modern and had every amenity imaginable. Skylights upstairs made everything bright and cheery. I had the front bedroom, which had a sleeper sofa, but I never would have known it wasn't a regular bed - it was sooo comfy, with lots of pillows and a nice down comforter. And I loved the luxury bathroom with the fancy shower! We were all very sorry we had to leave! Seriously, we want to live there!

If it's available in the future, this will be our go-to place for future San Francisco trips. Thank you, Elizabeth and Richard!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mimi, thank you for the review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you all and thank you for leaving the house in such great condition. You and your friends are always welcome at our place!
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New York

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in awesome condition. The host is very generous to share all the greatest toys and books and kitchen ware with us. We had a wonderful time. Especially the kids - they didn’t even want to leave the house and just wanted to play in the house all day long!! The location is also ideal - walks to this first class playground in this beautiful park, a few blocks from the hottest street Castro, next to Muni J train. We will definitely stay here again next time when we visit SF.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped home with accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth and Anthony are wonderful hosts! They ensured our weekend trip to San Francisco came together flawlessly. The house was large, comfortable, and exactly as presented. Our group of friend enjoyed staying in a house rather than a hotel. There was easily enough room to accommodate the five of us -

just hanging out and playing games until late in the evening (which is difficult to do at a hotel).

We enjoyed sitting in the backyard drinking coffee and planning our day. The attached garage was a nice benefit but we weren't brave enough to drive in SF. It was easy to walk to restaurants and to get groceries, and then a short Uber drive to all the attractions. There was a cute little bar at the end of the block that we never managed to find time to go to but looked quaint. We would definitely stay again! Hopefully, though, the weather will be a little kinder than the 106 degrees that greeted us! Thank you, again, Elizabeth and Anthony.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Girls weekend and the place was perfect. We would love to come back another time.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had good time. Happy to have you back any time.
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San Diego, CA

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The house was perfect for our group of 8. Hosts were gracious and accommodating on some last minute requests. Close to the MUNI station, restaurants and Dolores Park is right around the corner. Hope to stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location, Extremely Helpful Owners, Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We were a family of five travelling with one set of grandparents. The house was set up for the seven of us before we arrived. There was plenty of room for everyone. The house was stocked with sundries, toys, instructions for everything and had a lovely ambiance. The back yard was divine. And the location could not be better - tons of restaurants, cafes, the park half a block away, and transport super easy. We asked the owners some local questions and they were extremely helfpul. We highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very positive review. We're happy you had a great visit to SF and that our house was comfortable for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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Nearest Point of Interest
J-Church Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Dolores Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Castro
Nearest Point of Interest
16th St Restaurants and Bars
Nearest Point of Interest
Market Street Restaurants
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $225
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.