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Sunny View Home, Garden & Garage

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bdrms, 2 bathrms, 2 showers, large bathtub. Sleeps 9-11.

This is a lovely newly remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 showers and a large bathtub. A view of the San Francisco Bay from the living room. The home was built in 1940 and has only had one owner. Oxford Manor has been brought back to its' original charm. University Mound area is San Francisco's best kept secret. Two blocks to McLaren Park. A good weather area. The master bedroom is called, 'The Hall of Flowers', and has a queen size bed with view of the backyard. The 'Sausalito Room', also has a queen size bed with a an electric fireplace hearth. The private 'Rosewood Suite', downstairs is another bedroom with a double bed for two. The Cottage downstairs has a double bed as well and a door to the backyard. These older homes have downstairs bedrooms built on later. The smaller room 'The Sun Room', overlooking the backyard garden with french doors also serves as an extra bedroom for one child or single person. Single sofa bed has an extra memory foam mattress for comfort, and it is off the Sausalito Room connecting. There is a new double memory foam double sofabed couch in the living room that sleeps two guests and is comfortable. Double and Queen size beds have Egyptian cotton sheets. The living room is spacious with oak hardwood floors throughout the whole house. Electric fireplace for warmth and comfort while watching TV. Also gas heating in the home. There are two new couches in the living room and one of them has 2 push button recliners! Bay windows with a view of the Bay and beyond. Newly tiled kitchen floors with the original kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped. The bathrooms restored to retro 40s style. We supply some bottled water and the tap water is also very good. There is ground coffee, spices, tea, sugar, popcorn, and more. The bathroom upstairs is large and has a large tub and a separate shower. The bathroom downstairs is newly remodeled and has a nice shower and marble floors. Both bathrooms are available for all parties of 1 to 9 people. In the backyard garden there is a canopy of trees shading a morning breakfast and tea garden table for outdoor enjoyment, seats 6. There is also a large Weber BBQ in the backyard with tools. The Kitchen has new appliances and is off the dining room area that can be closed off from the kitchen to make it a more formal dining room experience. Downstairs there is a 1 car garage and you have a garage door opener. The garage is a real plus for parking in San Francisco. There is also plenty of street parking in this safe neighborhood, or you can also park in the driveway, but not block all of the sidewalk. You drive into your garage and you go right up the interior staircase. There is a washer, dryer, and laundry detergent. A very quiet neighborhood, University Mound is one hill south of Bernal Heights and all of the streets are named after Universities. Close by to McLaren Park with its' beautiful walking trails, redwood forest, picnic BBQ areas, new children's park, tennis courts, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a beautiful Lake you can stroll around and more. Close access to all areas of downtown, 7 minutes away by car. San Francisco Airport is 10 minutes away. Close access to Hwy. 101, and Hwy. 280, only 15 minutes to Berkeley and the Golden Gate Bridge, and 30 minutes to Sausalito. Close to Noe Valley, Glen Park, Cortland, and the Mission District's Valencia Street for great restaurants and coffee shops. Close to Alemany's Farmers Market on Saturdays and Flee Market on Sundays.

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Holly Harman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Holly Harman

Oxford Manor has been in Eric's family since he was a child and so he takes special pride in it's upkeep. Holly and Eric both grew up in the Bay Area and first met at a picnic when the were young children. Now married and in business together, they decided to make their newly renovated home into a vacation rental upstairs and renovating the apartment downstairs as well.

Holly Harman purchased this house in 1941

Why Holly Harman chose San Francisco

It has a very homey feeling about it. It's pretty close to all different locations of the city and bay area, so once you get a feel for your way around, you can get to lots of locations in no time. This is located in the sunny weather area and it is a nice place to just relax, as it is in the city, but in a quiet neighborhood with lots of parking, near a big park. An area yet to be discovered with views of Mt. Diablo and the SF Bay in the distance. A great place for families and friends on vacation or business associates in for trade shows.

What makes this house unique

We have taken the time to restore the home ourselves. Each room has a theme. The living room is the San Francisco Room. One of the bedrooms is the Sausalito Room and the other bedroom is the Hall of Flowers. The Sun Room leads out to the backyard garden and is right off the Sausalito Room. Downstairs if the private Rosewood Suite and The Cottage. It's just a fun place to come home to and relax watch TV and or enjoy the peace and quiet the neighborhood provides. There are redwood forests two blocks away in the second largest park in San Francisco. Get out, breathe the fresh air, see views across the bay from McClaren Park. Walk around the lake, it is beautiful! Please not late Parties....


Excelsior House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Lock windows & doors when leaving 2. Keep kids away from windows no screens 3. Take garbage out to curb on Thurs. night 4. Lights off when gone
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Original 40's style bathrm, large bathtub, nice shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled bathroom.
  • There are 2 bathrooms. All amenities provided. Lots of towels, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, hair dryer, new electrical outlets, kleenex, air freshener, dixie cups, etc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Hall of Flowers - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with canopy bed frame and views of the garden
    Sausalito Room - 1 queen , With brass bed, stain glass window, & fireplace
    The Sun Room - 2 twin/ single , One single comfortable sofa bed in Living Room as well.
    The Rosewood Suite - 1 double , A private suite downstairs, rosewood floors & bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , The Cottage room looks out to backyard and door to backyard
  • This is a 5 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms. 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, a double bed in the Rosewood bedroom downstairs, a double bed in the cottage downstairs, plus a Sun Room that can be another bedroom for a single person or a child with a single sofa bed with memory foam mattress for sleeping comfort. The sun room opens up to a backyard garden with french curtained doors into the Sausalito Room. There is also a full size sofa bed in the living room with a memory foam mattress for sleeping comfort for 2 guests, very comfortable. There are many sets of clean sheets available if you want to change them on longer stays. Walk in closets in two bedrooms. The third bedroom is like a private suite downstairs and there is an extra bathroom downstairs. The cottage bedroom downstairs is small but cozy. You can sleep 9-11 comfortably, but no more guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you pay attention to detail, this place has it. Equipped with all you will need to feel at home here. If we don't have something please let us know. In the kitchen we supply ground coffee, sugar, spices and more. In the bathrooms we supply kleenex, TP, shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Oxford soap, Bubble bath, and more.


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Sunny View Home, Garden & Garage
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews

Not as true as written in description

  • 3 of 5

The house is nice and has character. It is not what we were expecting from the description. It was a 20 to 30 minute drive to San Francisco's main tourist area. So that meant $30 taxi fare each way. There is a bus but that takes an hour.

The main problem was it says it sleeps 9 and has 4 bedrooms. Well one of the bedrooms was accessible through another bedroom so no privacy and the other bedroom was in the basement with no windows. The 4 th bedroom was only a single pull out bed and the other bedding which was supposed to be a double was a pull out bed in the lounge room that was so uncomfortable it wasn't funny.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped, comfortable. The online description were spot on.

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group and we were all comfortable. The downstairs bedrooms are separate living spaces which my adult children appreciated. Loved the small and private backyard garden. Holly provided detailed information and instructions about the home. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review. We strive to improve the property and make it better all the time. We love the backyard too. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and leaving it spotless. We enjoyed meeting the whole family and I am so glad that your vacation was a big success!
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Very spacious for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

This place was very nice and clean and had character. Comfortable and cozy. The size was very nice with 8 in our group, we had plenty of room. 2 knocks on the place, 1. the parking (garage is hard to use) ( street gets full) and 2. a couple of the beds are squeaky ( the noise can wake you up at night if you move alitttle). Other then that very close to the Cow Palace were we attended a 3 day convention so it was very nice. We would stay here again. Would be nice if it had a hot tube in the backyard to relax at the end of a busy day.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I will check out the beds, as I have not ever slept on them all. I will definitely check on this. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that it was so close to your event. We look forward to having you come back....
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  • 4 of 5

Al the house is in order, great attention, great ubication, only the beds can be better

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That all sounds good. The beds are good. I don't see a problem with the beds, they are all new and they are quality mattresses. They are firm, but comfortable. The sofa beds are new and have memory foam mattresses. There is also a new bed room with an extra new bed that is not yet listed, so you got an extra new bedroom for free. As soon as I take photos and list the new bedroom, the price for that bedroom and cleaning fee will increase for having an additional bedroom.
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Comfortable and accomodating!

  • 5 of 5

Throughout the whole booking process Holly was great about keeping us in the loop and making accommodations for us when necessary. The home was spacious and we had plenty of room for our group of 8. The space was clean and had a comfortable feel to it. Thank you Holly for allowing us to stay in your lovely home, we all had a positive experience! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am so glad to hear that you all had a good experience and enjoyed our home. It is homey for sure and we enjoy it as well. We are always working on improving it and making it nicer for guests. So we really appreciate the positive feedback.
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Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Holly for letting us rent your home. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mission Street
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gleaneagles Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Townsend St.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 280
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Sunny good weather area. Close to shopping on 24th Street in Noe Valley or Glen Park. Minutes away from the Embarcadero and to downtown. Easy access to Hwy. 101 and 280. so you can get anywhere in the city pretty fast. Only 10 minutes to the airport on Hwy. 101. Alemany Farmers Market on Saturdays and Flee Market on Sundays, right down the hill. Five to 15 minutes to anywhere in the city by car. McLaren Park has Basketball, Tennis, Hiking, Swimming Pool, Playground, Golf, BBQ, Large Lake, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and Picnic Tables. Just 2 blocks away to the Park. 2nd Largest Park in San Francisco. Park was designed by John McLaren, who also created Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

Excelsior House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

All major credit cards are accepted by the owner. If VRBO is not approved for all major credit cards please contact owner to use your other credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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