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Large Victorian House in Sunny Central Neighborhood

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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) and private backyard. The deck is perfect for relaxing and comes equipped with a gas barbecue, garden benches and a fire bowl. A custom-built tree house and swing set are perfect for children.

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

Anthony Richardson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

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 San Francisco

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.


Dolores Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Large Victorian House in Sunny Central Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 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: Jun 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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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered here for a long weekend and absolutely fell in love with this place. It's a beautiful property in the heart of the Mission/Castro area and so comfortable and well appointed that one quickly feels right at home. We loved the sitting area on the back patio and spent many fun hours together out there. The bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped and easy to use, the living/dining areas are great gathering places, and the artistic ambiance is delightful. We will definitely rent this again when we are in San Francisco and recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying. It is someone's home so family feel and everything you would expect when staying at your aunt and uncle. We like the location too.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Very cute and spacious home in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 3 months during the summer and I could not have asked for a better place to live. It was close to everything fun in SF, and super close to a MUNI stop for easy access to anywhere else. The house itself is gorgeous, spacious and includes a back yard as well. Anthony and Elizabeth were incredibly accommodating and nice. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great long term rental

  • 5 of 5

This is some of the best housing you can find in SF. The location in the Castro is excellent; it's close to the SF Muni, Dolores Park, and a ton of good restaurants. We were able to pack light because the house had pretty much everything we needed to live there for 3 months, and Elizabeth and Anthony were always very responsive when we needed something. The house was very comfortable and the backyard is a great place for gatherings. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in SF.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a group

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house that made us feel like we were visiting the real San Francisco. Four business associates stayed while in town for a show at Moscone Center. The location is convenient to transportation and walking for eating. I wish we had another week in town to explore the area. I must also say that literally the first person we saw walking down the street when we pulled up was naked. So be prepared for a real SF experience and just go with the flow.

The house was large and well appointed. Everything we needed was there and Elizabeth & Anthony made us feel very welcome to stay and care for it as if we were at home. There is much evidence of family & family activities around the house and a lot of the kids artwork on the walls. If you expect sterile and clean with no evidence of anyone else having been there then this place is not ideal for you, but if warm and homey are good with you, then settle on in.

The fact that it has a garage made renting a car easy. The garage is a bit difficult to get in and out of and will probably take the effort of two people (a guide) until you are used to it, but it is a plus. I see someone else commented also, the issue is the incline makes visibility difficult and the pedestrians, traffic, parked cars and a nice tree in a bad place make it hard to manage without experience.

Bottom line is I would go stay again without hesitation and I think that is the best recommendation I could give.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Dolores Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Gay Pride Weekend
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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