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Marina Family Home IDEAL location in SF 4BR/4BA-3300sf

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)

We are a family of five who have lived most of our lives here in San Francisco. We have also traveled extensively and love to stay in the local neighborhoods in apartments or homes.

We love San Francisco and the uniqueness of each neighborhood. When we decided to raise our kids in the city, we

prioritized the ability to be close to restaurants, outdoor activities and the ability to walk/bike ride around town. Our place is not only very central but is is also in the flats which makes it very easy to just open the door and start walking to the inevitable activities and adventures the city offers. Plus, should we decide to drive somewhere, there is a calming factor of knowing we can just pull into the garage when we get home and we don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

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Keywords: This spacious, light filled home is located in the heart of Cow Hollow and features four bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Extensively rebuilt in 2000, the combined kitchen / living / dining room has vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a fireplace, making it the perfect space for entertaining guests or for a quiet dinner at home. Adjacent to this living area is a south-facing patio with landscaping and a water fountain where sunny afternoons can be enjoyed. The master bedroom suite includes a fireplace, walk-in closet, large soaking tub, and another patio. There are three additional bedrooms - two upstairs sharing a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom - and a separate fourth bedroom (used as office) with an adjacent bath. The upper bedrooms have access to a deck with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. On the lower level, just off the main entrance to the home, is a wonderful entertainment space with a pool table and a separate, quiet movie/game/play room.

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Mike Pola
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Mike Pola

We are a family of five with three boys under 12. We are Bay Area natives and very proud of our city. We love 'playing tourguide' and would be happy to brainstorm around fun things to do in SF. We have traveled a bunch and know how great it is to stay in homes around the world and have a local contact to bounce ideas off of.

Mike Pola purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike Pola chose San Francisco

Location! Location! Location! It is crazy how close to everything this house is. When inside, it is a quiet oasis and cozy home and then when you open the front door you are instantly in the heart of all activity, restaurants, near parks, libraries, bike paths, etc. On top of that, there is no need to find a parking spot (as the house has an attached garage) or worry about feeding meters/getting tickets/moving your car. Also, Cow Hollow has some of the best weather in SF.

What makes this house unique

We love our home as there is a 'great room' that gives us space to be together, play games and have friends over. It is 3300 sq feet and has a downstairs level that will entertain all types of people for hours. There is a pool table, foosball, and a movie room that is also a great escape. The house is spacious and has 'together' space but there are also plenty of nooks to escape to if you want to be alone. My favorite escape is taking a book to the outside balcony with a view of the GG Bridge.


Marina District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3),
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Additional features include an independent garage with interior access, a laundry room, multiple skylights, hardwood floors, and double-paned windows. With a 'walk score' of 98, this home offers easy access to restaurants, bars, shopping, MUNI, the Presidio, and the beach. Housekeeping is included for a few hours during the week. Potential help with laundry and maid service if interested.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a great experience! What a great home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Spacious, lovely home in perfect location in San Fran

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in July at this home. It is perfectly located so that our 12, 9, and 7 year old were able to walk everywhere. The rooms were spacious and spread out so that everyone felt as if they had their own space. We cooked several meals in the lovely kitchen and the kids loved the billiards table. Once the kids went to bed, the adults tried many of the local restaurants and bars and could not have enjoyed the variety more. All in all a lovely home that we would strongly recommend to anyone visiting San Fran.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a very fun and memorable family vacation. The home is in a fabulous location with countless shops and restaurants in close walking distance. Everything with home was found in excellent condition, well appointed and very clean. Mike was responsive and great to work with throughout! Our kids loved the game room and upstairs bedrooms with view deck! Would definitely highly recommend this home. When and if we go back to SF this home will hands down be my first choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Had Only One Problem With This Property...

  • 5 of 5

...We did not want to leave it! This home is perfectly appointed and situated, so save yourself some time, stop your search, and book it now. You will not be disappointed. Every convenience one needs is located within a few blocks walk, including bus stops. The owners are great communicators, quick to respond, and even checked in on us during our stay to ensure we were comfortable. We enjoyed the pool table, board games, walking to a nearby park to shoot baskets, and the many places around the home (inside and out) to relax with a good book. And if all of the wonderful, neighborhood restaurants cannot entice you to leave one evening, there are excellent pizza take out/delivery restaurants close by, a Real Foods grocery store two blocks away, and a fabulous and well-stocked kitchen. Also of note, basic "supplies" such as paper towels, trash bags, toiletries, etc., are provided for the duration of your stay. Thank you Mike and family for sharing your home with us. It was the perfect way to end our California vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. Mike was very personable and

great to communicate with. We were a group of six adults and we all had the best time here.

The pool table was a lot of fun in the evening after long days of walking and sightseeing.

It was easy to walk to everything and if we found we were too far away at the end of the day we called Uber. ($12. from Chinatown for six people).

Having a great place to stay is a huge part of an enjoyable vacation and this home was that!


  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location to Enjoy the America's Cup!

  • 5 of 5

My family group of seven greatly enjoyed our recent stay at this house. The house itself is immaculate and well-furnished. Thanks to the bedroom/bathroom layout, everyone was able to spread out and relax after a day of exploring San Francisco. Our two teenagers particularly enjoyed the rec room. We were there to watch some America's Cup races, and the house is an easy 15 minute walk to the Marina district, where it is very easy to watch the races from the shore and pick up souvenirs at the AC Village. The Cow Hollow neighborhood offers many good choices for dining and shopping, and the owners of the house provide a very helpful list of suggestions regarding neighborhood amenities. Another benefit of this house is the single car garage, as parking spaces on the street in Cow Hollow are at a premium. Just note that the garage works for standard size cars or smaller, but cannot accomodate a larger SUV or van. All in all, a great experience, and I would gladly stay at this house again for a vacation or small group event!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice note James....we loved having your family. Just to clarify, the garage DOES accommodate cars and regular size mini-vans (we park our Toyota Sienna in the garage when we are home). Larger Suburban's or vans with greater than 7 passenger seating will not fit BUT can be parked legally on the street in front of the driveway
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Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Balboa Cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Crissy Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium
Nearest Point of Interest
The "Triangle"
Nearest Point of Interest
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Chestnut Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Union Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Crissy Field
Car: not necessary

This location is in the center of all Northside activity and a fantastic home base for those that want to see san Francisco and the broader bay area, Napa, etc. A car is literally optional as most places can be reached by walking, biking or taking the bus. Incredibly easy access to the Palace of Fine Arts/ Exploratorium, the Presidio, the Disney Museum and to bicycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and have lunch in Sausalito. You can walk or bus to Chinatown and North Beach and Lombard Street....and so much more. You are literally a football's throw to the famous 'Triangle/Balboa Cafe' and in between Chestnut and Union Streets-where you will find San Francisco's best restaurants and night life. Never a dull moment and a fantastic location to experience SF in a very 'locals' way.


Rates & Availability

Marina District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Outside Lands
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 14.0%

14% SF City Tax not included
$200 cleaning fee not included
Rates may very on holidays and special event weekends.
$1,000Security Deposit not included
Nominal charge for credit card/paypal payments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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