Full modern kitchen, Wi Fi, living room w/fireplace ,views of SF Bay
- english, spanish
About Jennifer Gilbert
This property was purchased in 2012 The husband and wife owners are both San Francisco natives who grew up in Hunters Point in the 1950's. The owners have a love for unusual historical properties and jumped at the chance to acquire this unique property located in the city they love . **Google Albion Castle Bill Gilbert for recent pics and article wwwthealbioncastle.com
Jennifer Gilbert purchased this Castle in 2012
Why Jennifer Gilbert chose Hunters Point
This property has underground water caverns hosting a natural spring system that produces 10,000 gallons of water daily. There is nothing quite like it. Its not your typical vacation area however once you are behind the closed gates you truly enter another world. Unique location for retreats and offsite work days
What makes this Castle unique
The large modern kitchen is fully equipped and has easy access to the dining room and living room. 1.2 Acres Large windows give you a nice view of the SF Bay. Lookout tower located on the third floor Underground water cavern tour Outside patio fire pit Private Peaceful retreat
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking indoor or on the grounds
Small dog considered w/depo
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
An amazing, eclectic, adorable hidden gem!
If your tastes run to unusual properties filled with nooks and crannies and dripping with mystery and history, yet filled with all the modern conveniences, look no further. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, and found myself wandering the property to get a second and third and fourth look at the ruins, the cave, the springs, the upper patio, and each of the four floors. Not recommended for children, but highly recommended for adventuresome adults!
A special, unique experience
We had a wonderful stay, it's such a unique property that we just kept walking around - checking out the rooms, the views, the features. We really enjoyed our stay. The hosts were helpful and accommodating. Kitchen is suitable for preparing extensive meals. Bedding, linens, beds were plush and comfortable.
A couple of small things - it seems that this is a single property managed by family, so you might wait a day or two for responses. No big deal. It was a little chilly - there are space heaters and a big fireplace, but it did get a little chilly in the evening. And finally - the neighborhood is a bit intimidating / has a bad reputation. We had no problems at all, but were initially concerned.
Bottom line - one of the most unique places I've spent a night - memories for the family and I for all time. Took some lovely photos on the grounds, and then there's the cavern / spring. SO. COOL.
Really enjoyed it.
The Castle was a great place for myself and three other colleagues during our Dreamforce conference. Jennifer was extremely responsive (even when we wanted some more firewood in the middle of the night) and the grounds are very impressive. This was a great experience for my team that we will never forget. Castle atmosphere with all the modern amenities. Highly recommmended!!
great place and wonderful host
loved it - beautiful place and wonderful hosts.
A magical place
If you are even thinking about renting the Castle, think no more. Do it! This place is amazing. The history alone is enough to make it fun, but then the property has been so well and tastefully updated. All of my guests arrived at the castle door with their mouths gaping because they could not believe where they were. What a special place. It's got ample room to host several people, and sleep a few people as well. The bedding was extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. They even had firewood for the fireplace and back patio fire pit! Words and even pictures do not do this place justice. It's on beautiful old grounds, and the castle just keeps going up and up the hill. And on top of all of that, there are amazing views of the bay! I rented the place in September, which is absolutely my most favorite month for weather in SF, but I would imagine it would also be one of the last places in SF to get fog in the summer too. If that all still doesn't sell you, the property manager, Jennifer, is very responsive and super nice. And her father makes a good wine to boot! ;)
In summary, I had an amazingly wonderful time and only wish I could have stayed more than just one night.
We had an amazing night here, I've lived in SF my whole life and I had no idea there was a castle. One of a kind experience, very fun to stay in a SF landmark!
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