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A Beautiful Place for Inspired Travellers.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,970 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Renovated Victorian Home On the North Slope of Bernal Heights.

Art House is located on the North Slope of Bernal Heights which was voted the hottest 2014 neighborhood in San Francisco by RedFin.

The house is right on the main drag of Cortland Street, walking distance to many restaurants and shops.

What we offer:

Solar power.

Super spacious 2 level modern Victorian fully renovated sleeps 6 comfortably and can accommodate 8.

The dramatic living room with 12' ceilings and flooded with natural light, is where everyone comes together for dinner, drinks and good conversation with friends and family. A fabulous art collection adorns the wall, curated by the owner who collects portraits.

A stunning kitchen with all modern appliances, concrete counter tops and everything you need to cook, eat, imbibe and entertain.

A handsome master bedroom suite occupies the entire ground level. King size bed with the highest quality mattress and the fluffiest of pillows, luxurious over-sized bathroom with two walk-in rain showers, concrete double sinks and radiant heated floors in a Zen-like setting.

An electric fireplace for cozy nights, daybed for daydreaming (could accommodate a single person of any age if privacy is not an issue).

Completely private backyard with Japanese Ofuro style hot tub for two and a gas fire pit will keep you cozy. Something you don't come across often in the city.

The second bedroom on the main floor has a king size W hotel style feather-bed. There is a desk if you feel the need to work while on vacation... We really hope you don't.

The third bedroom is perfect for the younger crowd. The bunk bed accommodates 2 with another single pull-out bed if needed. Adults are welcome too.

The front room has gorgeous furnishings, art and a gas fireplace. A very comfortable pull-out sofa (feather-bed topper is available) can accommodate two people comfortably.

There is a full size bathroom on the main floor.

The house is filled with great art, unique objects, beautiful light fixtures, art books and a mix of modern and vintage furnishings.

Right down the street are many charming small neighborhood businesses. Cafes, bars, bakeries, fresh groceries, restaurants, yoga studio and more are just a couple of blocks away. Three blocks up the street is Bernal Hill Park. Great for running or a leisurely walk while you are taking in the breathtaking views of the bay and downtown.

Easy street parking, great access to the Peninsula, Silicon Valley and SF airport via Hwy 101 or 280, Mission district, downtown by car or MUNI. City Carshare locations are a few blocks away.

Art House is not child proofed and is filled with unique works of art that can't be replaced. We suggest no children under the age of 8. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your stay.

Sorry, no furry friends of any kind.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Anya

Anya has worked as a designer in the clothing industry for over 15 years and is obsessed with good design. She believes that our everyday surroundings play a huge role in our happiness and wellbeing. Especially when we travel.

She was born in Moscow, lived in New York and made San Francisco her home where she currently resides with her partner Trent and two kids. Trent is a librarian by day and mixologist by night.

Anya purchased this house in 2006

Why Anya chose Bernal Heights

When we saw the house almost 8 years ago we felt in love with it instantly. The minute we walked into the living room with it's 12' ceilings we knew we had to make it our home. Anya has been busy filling it with art and an array of unique home decor products she's collected locally and on her travels around the world. We hope you feel relaxed, inspired and experience a sense of discovery when you stay at the Art House.

We love Bernal Heights! It offers great outdoors, fantastic restaurants and shops. But most of all we love it for the eclectic community that resides in here.

What makes this house unique

A unique gift will be waiting for you upon your arrival.

Every month we'll highlight a local product (culinary or not). Surprise!


Bernal Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Next to master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Front room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
*** Also, check out our property #480684 in Sonoma!!! (just less than 1 hour away)!


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A Beautiful Place for Inspired Travellers.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

One of the best rental experiences

  • 5 of 5

This home is decorated with great taste and filled with art. The kitchen is fully stocked and highly functional. Even the bathrooms have nice shampoos and soap. All the beds and sheets are clean and comfortable. We had some minor pluming issue but the owner came and took care of it right away. Walking distance to shops, nice restaurants, parks and the Bernal Height Summit which provides a 360 view of the city. Great place don't miss it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

4EVER49 Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Three women, who have been friends for 44+ years, celebrating their big birthdays in the city.

What an incredible time we had staying at this wonderful property! From the moment we opened that front door the "ohs and ahs" started! Everything exceeded our expectations. We spent the first 30 minutes just walking around the place admiring the awesome décor and special touches. We all said it makes us want to redecorate when we get home. The owner was so sweet to leave special treats in acknowledgment of our celebration. We loved the neighborhood and every morning would walk just a few yards to have the best lattes and pastries! The neighborhood is awesome! I would absolutely try to rent this property on my next visit to SF.

A big thank you to our host for making everything perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect for our family visit

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 visited San Francisco for a wedding and our stay at the Art House was absolutely perfect. The house is lovely and perfectly accommodated our set-up (3 couples, 2 singles). I was very relieved when we walked in and it looked exactly as it is portrayed in the pictures. We really loved walking around the neighborhood and getting the local San Fran experience. Anya is incredibly helpful, welcoming, and a joy to work with. She left us with plenty of great recommendations and all the information we needed. (Seriously, trust her recommendations - we were not disappointed). I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

A Slice of San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at this property and we truly enjoyed our stay. We were a little worried about having to find street parking at first but it proved to be really easy. The house is very spacious and beautifully decorated. Overall very well kept, clean and comfortable. The location couldn't be better. We loved being able to walk out the door and have great neighborhood restaurants, bars and shops right on Cortland. Our favorite morning spot was Sand Box for coffee and amazing pastries. We couldn't help but go every morning. The only complaint was putting on a few pounds.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Beautiful house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Art House with our two kids. The place was very clean, the kitchen was fully equipped and the beds were comfortable. The furnishings were really cool and there was a lot of interesting artwork—this place could be featured in a home décor magazine. It was such a luxury to have a hot tub and outdoor fire pit when it got cold at night, and the welcome package we received with local treats was such a nice touch. A car wasn’t necessary since the house is just down the street from numerous restaurants (our favorites: Little Bee Bakery, Piqeuos, 903 Café) boutiques, coffee shops, a supermarket, and a playground, and the Mission District was easy to explore since it’s the next neighborhood over. It was also a short walk to Bernal Heights Park, where we went to the top of the hill to see the spectacular views of the city.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
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Little Bee Bakery
Avedano's Meats
Bernal Yoga
Alemany Farmers' Market
Moki's Sushi and Pacific Grill
Liberty Cafe -- CLOSED
"Tidy and homey spot with a farmhouse vibe. They serve perfect fish and meat dishes and great..."
Holy Water
Paulie's Pickling
Flora Grubb Gardens
Blue Plate
The Front Porch
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Holy Water
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry building
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
101, 280
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ocean beach
Car: not necessary

Bernal Heights is a warm and friendly neighborhood filled with great restaurants, cafes and bars. There is a Farmers market every Saturday only a few blocks away. The streets are lined with beautiful Victorians. Everything you need is within walking distance. Bernal Hill Park offers sweeping views of downtown and the bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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