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New Listing! Outstanding Views of the Bay! Bohemian Two Bedroom!

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1125 Sq Ft Top Floor gem! Gorgeous views 1 Queen, 1 Full, one bath, deck w/BBQ

This two bedroom converted attic apartment with private deck sprawls the entire top floor of a nine unit building built in 1909 on the corner of Scott and Filbert in Lower Cow Hollow. It is a well loved jewel with northerly views that will take your breath away.

There is a 3 floor walk up to this quirky, low ceilinged 'penthouse' filled with colorful art and antiques. So, if you have bad knees, are a basketball player, crave beige or blank walls look elsewhere. This is not a typical rental, but our home when we are in town.

All of one's cares literally go out the window once you step into this magical world. The typical responses are 'I want to live here! 'Why don't I live here!' 'Why Didn't Daddy buy this for me!!!'

There have been many modern upgrades since 1909 that make the living experience free and easy. The kitchen is equipped to make any cook happy. There is wi-fi, a Bose CD player with iPod dock, wireless printer/copier, a 32 inch flatscreen, DVD player, Apple T.V. with streaming HBO and Netflix. Outside on the deck, there is seating for 8 and a Weber Genesis BBQ.

There are also so many restaurants nearby that do take-out and two grocery stores with sophisticated prepared menus that if one doesn't feel like cooking there are great options.

Be aware that I do NOT have a garage. There is 2 hour street parking during the week days with unlimited evenings and weekends. If I have enough notice, I can arrange for a temporary parking permit, but only for up to two months and for a modest fee.

The apartment has an open floor plan with two private bedrooms. The Master has a queen size bed and the guest room has a double. Both beds have pillow top mattresses, lovely cotton sheets and goose down comforters. It comfortably sleeps 2 to 3, however in my opinion, the apartment is best enjoyed by two... two VERY responsible, non-smoking adults without pets or small children (too much is too tempting) who enjoy ethnic eclectic and have a sense of humor.

The views and the location are spectacular. Please look at the pictures carefully.
I try to tell the real story, so there are no surprises.

Due to the new changes in the law, the minimum stay is now 30 days.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 1125 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    I will only rent to mature, quiet, responsible adults. This is not a party palace!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is BAD for you!!! If you must, it is grudgingly allowed on the deck....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This apartment is definitely not childproof. NO small children PLEASE!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pet policy for entire building...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    This room is smaller than the MB, but private, comfortable...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The Master Bed is a soft pillowtop. It is very tranquil....moreless

  • Both beds have soft mattresses and the bedrooms are both cozy, but different sizes. This apartment is really best enjoyed by a couple, but it can accommodate 1-2 well behaved children or VERY good friends in the smaller of the two bedrooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • There is a small, but good tiled shower and a wonderful, old cast iron tub. There is also a large closet (without much head room) where I keep extra supplies like TP, detergent, a vacuum etc....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you enjoy walking and are relatively fit, this is the place for you. San Francisco is an amazing city to be explored!...moreless


  • Music Library:

    My CDs are also under the bed in the small bedroom...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable with a medium package Apple T.V. with streaming Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose CD player with iPod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flat screen inside what looks like a fireplace in the living room area...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are all kinds of DVDs, mostly European mysteries, under the bed in the smaller of the two bedrooms...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Marin Headlands, Mt. Tam, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island.......moreless

  • Water View:

    180 degree view of the GG Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Marin, Alcatraz to the Berkley Hills...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The table is set for 4, but 2 more matching chairs are in the Master Closet. Placemats are in the table drawer....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Not necessary, but there is a ceiling fan and an invisible screen for the door onto the deck...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin Op next to washer ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is a fun electric heater with fake flames and a radiator which is automatically set and should NOT be adjusted! There is also a wall heater in the bathroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    locked wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    I only have 100% cotton sheets ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This apartment has an open floor plan for the dining, living and kitchen area. There is a living room section which centers around the picture window. It comfortably seats 4 plus 2 in the love seat....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 Hour during weekdays on street - be aware of street cleaning and curbing your wheels!!! Obtaining a temporary parking permit online through me at your cost is possible with 3 weeks notice....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin op in the dreaded basement. Commercial fluff and folds are nearby which will pick up and deliver...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    electric (Cuisinart), French Press and Nespresso milk frother, a small Nespresso is available, but you must provide your own pods...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I have an eclectic assortment from Waterford crystal on down. Decent knives and a wide range of tools are hanging from the walls and stuffed in drawers....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Apartment size Miele - very quiet...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    This is a happy place. All of the major appliances are apartment size...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There is a Breville toaster oven to augment the oven under the gas cooktop....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are several Cuisinarts, a Toaster Oven, blenders and all kinds of pots and pans for cooking and baking...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    no ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck is small, but has seating for 8 - 4 teak bar stools at round table 4 teak chairs at a lower Mexican tiled rectangular table - This is definitely the place to be when the weather permits....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Genesis Weber on the deck - a great extension to the kitchen...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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I do not do nightly rates, so VRBO's forms don't quite fit. Up to one month will be billed at the same rate of $232 a night

There is a $150 cleaning fee to be paid directly to the manager when returning the keys at the end of the stay.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Golden Gate Bridge

    "This makes a wonderful walk - straight down Scott St to the waterfront and turn left - or tu..."

  • Alcatraz Island

    "Alcatraz can be seen from the apartment, but it is even more wonderful to visit. Tickets ca..."

  • Fisherman's Wharf

    "This is where you will find the Ghirardelli chocolate milkshakes I feature in the last photo..."

  • Palace of Fine Arts

    "This is an easy walk and well worth it. Wander all the way around the lake and look for tur..."

  • Union Square

    "I've walked, but this is not for the fainthearted. Catch a bus on Union St or take a cab. ..."

  • Pier 39

  • Ferry Building Marketplace

    "The shops inside are incredible - not to mention The Slanted Door for Thai food. The weeken..."

  • Golden Gate Park

    "The museums and the park itself is beautiful any time of year."

  • Lombard Street

    "This is a classic and a doable much fun walk from the apartment if you are in shape!"

  • Chinatown

    "This can also be a walk or a bus ride. It is always packed with people, so take care. You ..."

  • Coit Tower

    "This is also a wonderful walk from the apartment if you are in shape. The views are fantast..."

  • SF MoMA

    "There is almost always an interesting exhibit and it is in a fun part of the city - more mus..."

  • de Young Museum

    "This is a must. Check the calendar for free lectures and events in the evening and remember..."

  • Lands End Trail

    "Definitely worth doing. The views across to the Marin Headlands and back to the Golden Gate..."

  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor

    "This is one of my favorite museums from the inside out. The outdoor sculpture honoring the ..."

  • City Hall

    "This is where so much happens - including the rally for Bat Boy. The SF Ballet, Opera and S..."

  • San Francisco Zoo

    "This is a wonderful zoo - but currently it cost $17 per ticket"

  • Ocean Beach

    "There is a very different feel looking out over the Pacific versus the Bay. I recommend the..."

  • Haight-Ashbury

    "Not my favorite place, but historic. This is where my daughter got her eyebrow pierced!!!"

  • Japanese Tea Garden

    "In the spring this place is spectacular - stay for tea!"

  • California Academy of Sciences

    "Always something interesting. I think on Thursday nights there is a free meet and greet wit..."

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lombard St and Scott St
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
There is a public course nearby in the Presidio
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
On Lombard St - Yukol Place - great Thai
300 Miles
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crissy Field

Car: Not Necessary

The corner of Filbert and Scott is within easy walking distance to all of the shops, bars and restaurants on Union St and Fillmore and then going across Lombard to Chestnut St where there are two cinemas, an excellent grocery and meat market, bakeries etc. etc. It is less than a 20 min walk down Scott St to the Marina Green and to the Bay. Zip Cars are nearby and buses or cabs can take you anywhere in the city or beyond. The location is perfect. I have a list of favorite restaurants and things to do. But, you may find that once perched on the deck or inside looking out the picture window at all the activity on the Bay the need to go anywhere slips away...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland in a family that valued education, social work, art and travel - more or less in that order! After getting an MA in religious studies, I married and moved to California. I taught art for years in the Bay area while raising two children. My daughter now runs a sailing school in Sydney, Australia and my son is an artist living in Mexico City. I am remarried to an artist and living in Deer Isle, Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA, USA:
I bought this property because the moment I walked up the final flight of narrow stairs I fell in love. The view, the old world feel, the safe and charming neighborhood and the warmth of the other owners made buying in easy. It is a delightful magical place. Now that we live in Maine full time and can only visit a few weeks out of the year, I have decided to make the apartment available on VRBO.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Sitting out on the deck in the morning sun drinking coffee, listening for the wild parrots and looking out in any direction is just Heaven... Or sitting in the living room in the late afternoon watching the waning light sweep the city and then burn into the windows over in the Berkley Hills... Or just watching the weather and listening to the fog horns and all the dynamic activity on the Bay... is captivating. Sometimes it is hard to peel away from the view to go to that museum opening, but one of my favorite cities in the world is waiting right outside the door.....

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Up the stairs like the bears

    Up the stairs like the bears

  • Apartment Entrance center left

    Apartment Entrance center left

  • When You Need Romantic Ambiance and Privacy...

    When You Need Romantic Ambiance and Privacy...

  • T.V. behind cupboard

    T.V. behind cupboard

  • This is the Dining Area - 2 more chairs are in Master Closet

    This is the Dining Area - 2 more chairs are in Master Closet

  • Bedroom Entrances at far left and center

    Bedroom Entrances at far left and center

  • View from Bed

    View from Bed

  • The petite bathroom. The shower faces the toilet and there is a footed iron tub.

    The petite bathroom. The shower faces the toilet and there is a footed iron tub.

  • Kitchen around the corner

    Kitchen around the corner

  • Morning Coffee on the Deck

    Morning Coffee on the Deck

  • The San Francisco Bay is in constant motion and full of beautiful surprises...

    The San Francisco Bay is in constant motion and full of beautiful surprises...

  • Welcome Home

    Welcome Home

  • Your View

    Your View

  • Comfy Futons for watching T.V. and Looking out the Window

    Comfy Futons for watching T.V. and Looking out the Window

  • Window seat in dining area  and little heater room divider

    Window seat in dining area and little heater room divider

  • Open Floor Plan

    Open Floor Plan

  • Sweet Dreams

    Sweet Dreams

  • Smaller second bedroom

    Smaller second bedroom

  • Refrigerator is behind blue chair

    Refrigerator is behind blue chair

  • Kitchen and entrance to deck

    Kitchen and entrance to deck

  • Deck Seating for 8 with Weber Gas BBQ

    Deck Seating for 8 with Weber Gas BBQ

  • This Song is for You!

    This Song is for You!

VRBO #458884

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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