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San Francisco - Lower Haight - Charming Urban Garden Oasis

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Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Townhome, Sleeps 2, Located In The Heart Of The City

This charming one bedroom tri-level has a queen-sized bed, bath, dressing area, and washer and dryer on the ground floor. Double French doors also open off the bedroom to a secluded and private mediation garden complete with outdoor furniture, fireplace and a soothing water feature. The main living area on the second floor and has a large sofa, recliner, and a 52-inch television hooked up to AppleTV and Netflix. The living room also has a fireplace, lots of windows, skylights, cathedral ceilings and wifi is readily available. The fully equipped kitchen includes a cooking island, gas range, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator. There is NO dishwasher. The third level loft, has a comfortable office space complete with large desktop.

David Floyd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About David Floyd

Being creative and independent individuals, we moved to San Francisco over 30 years ago. We're artists and have enjoyed making our home one of our many creative projects. We take great pleasure in gardening, cooking, and all the wonderful cultural and outdoor activities San Francisco and our special neighborhood has to offer.

David Floyd purchased this townhome in 2006

Why David Floyd chose San Francisco

This centrally-located urban charmer has everything you need within reach for the ultimate San Francisco experience.

What makes this townhome unique

• Wonderful cosmopolitan neighborhood

• Beautiful garden setting

• Fine restaurants just steps away

• Easy access to public transportation and all the city sights

• Outdoor activities nearby, including parks and hiking

• Active night life 1 block away on Haight Street

• Parking space on the street for 1 small vehicle

• Two well-equipped gyms within walking distance

• Grocery, Pharmacy, Dry Cleaners, & Medical facilities nearby


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

San Francisco - Lower Haight - Charming Urban Garden Oasis
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Perfect home in SF

  • 5 of 5

Jim and David's property is really lovely, and was perfect for our visit to SF! It's in a very convenient location, close to public transport, Whole Foods, bars and restaurants. The house itself is great - in particular the garden and upstairs living room/kitchen - and had everything we needed for our stay.

Jim and David are great hosts, and were in regular contact before our stay as well as meeting us at the apartment for a quick tour to get us settled.

I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

I come to San Francisco every year for a week long conference. I usually try to stay near the Moscone Center, but I've been finding myself staying farther and farther away each year. This year I was lucky to find this cottage. It's not close to the Moscone Center, but only two short blocks to the MUNI and a 9 minute train ride. It was perfect. It actually took me less time to get to the conference with much less walking.

It was an added bonus to be able to get away from the hectic conference each night to a great cottage in a nice quiet neighborhood. I was able to unwind every evening and start the day refreshed every morning.

Close to great restaurants just a block away on Haight, a short walk to Safeway and Whole Foods....

Like I said ...perfect

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Salt Lake City, UT

Location, garden, and ambiance made for a perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to SF, staying in neighborhoods all over the city as we consider where we might retire. We had an exceptionally wonderful visit to the Lower Haight and stay in this wonderful condo. We enjoyed the many restaurant and dining options, which range from a sausage place where you go to the bar next door to eat and order beer, so one of the City's top ramen restaurants where the lines are long by 6 PM (we arrived at 5:30 and were seated immediately). The patio/garden was truly an oasis for us. We sat outside for a couple of hours the night we arrived enjoying a bottle of wine and the babbling water sound from the small fountain buried inside an explosion of flowering plants. Friends came over our second day in the condo and we spent a couple of hours outside talking before dinner and another couple of hours after dinner.

When the weather turned cold for a couple of days, the upper floor living area was a nice, intimate spot for sharing glasses of wine with friends -- we hosted friends 4 times during our 7 day stay -- in cozy atmosphere full of interesting art objects and personal touches provided by our hosts.

One of the best aspects of the location is the proximity to all the major Metro lines. They all pass within two blocks of the condo, which means it is possible to get on the Metro and be to most areas of town in 10-15 minutes, far faster than driving and parking. I highly recommend the Muni phone app, which allows you to buy and use tickets on your phone. The Muni fares are for 90 minutes, which we generally found sufficient to get to your destination and back if that was our plan. For instance, we went to the Saturday farmer's market at the Ferry building, arriving in 10 minutes, spending an hour walking around and noshing a bit, and were still able to catch the Metro back to the neighborhood on the original fare. Lyft and Uber cars are everywhere in this area, sometimes across the street at the coffee shop, and the fares are very inexpensive because the location is right in the middle of everywhere you are likely to want to go.

On this trip we also discovered SF is a beach town. On all our visits, we never really bothered with the beach, but the Judah line is a short ride to a beach community that rivals the funkiness of a Santa Cruz with Golden Gate Park on your flank. We especially enjoyed the Pacific Coast Trail hike to the Golden Gate Bridge.

The condo is "compact and efficient." Perfect for this couple.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson AZ

Not a better place to stay in the City

  • 5 of 5

Oh my gosh the minute we walked in to Jim & David's place we felt at home. They were helpful to us from the first contact, and their house just sealed the deal. This place is so centrally located you would never need a car. Using Lyft and Tranisit got us everywhere. And if you needed a car GetAround or other share car programs are nearby. The home is so tranquil in this bustling city. Perfect place to come home after a long sight seeing day. And plenty of places to eat within walking distance. It just doesn't get any better. And they supplied coffee beans too!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

A really great location, great space, and incredible garden and plantings surrounding the house. This property was as advertised and did not disappoint. The best feature was its location. In the immediate area are interesting shops, houses, and restaurants with one of the great San Francisco coffee houses, Café Du Soleil, right across the street. Another option for breakfast or lunch only 2+ blocks away was Duboce Park Café. For dinner, one of San Francisco’s great restaurants, Zuni Café was a short walk away on Market Street. Several interesting areas were within easy walking distance: Hayes Street, the Castro, Filmore Street in Pacific Heights, and South of Market. Also, the Muni and Bart are only two blocks away. I was able to be in the Union Square area in only 20 minutes using the MUNI. The space, particularly the garden area and the upstairs living areas, was terrific. I got a lot of work done in those areas when not exploring the city. Finally, the hosts, David and Jim were very thoughtful and available when needed. My only disappointment and “heads up” is that the Apple TV is for movies and is not a TV. Make other arrangements for your major TV needs if you have some.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely secure nest in the best location!

  • 4 of 5

Nice owners, clean flat. (The full canister of fresh coffee beans was very appreciated.) Quiet neighbors, always felt safe and secure. Kitchen was easy to use and cook (awesome has stove!), food shops and pharmacy close by for most things needed. Great location, never felt far from anything. Never needed taxi service (Sorry, Uber!) You'll love the convenience. And the little cafe on the corner was a nice way to start the mornings (very good espressos).

I recommend this property very highly!! Thank you, Jim, for making SF even more special!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood this charming urban garden oasis, and what neighbors like to refer to as the 'Country Cottage', has all the amenities a city dweller could ask for. Public transportation, restaurants and cafes, grocery stores, art galleries, bars, parks, hiking and gyms are all within walking distance. Museums, world class shopping, live theatre, beaches, and all the major tourist attractions are also easily accessible by public transportation located right out your front door. The F Line on Market St. will take you to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and downtown within 10 to 15 minutes. The famous Castro District, Haight St., Mission District and Civic Center Plaza are within easy walking distance as well. You could not be more perfectly situated to enjoy this fine city by the bay.

If you like hiking the area has one of the most wonderful hikes to the top of Buena Vista Park near by. Once at the top you'll experience breathtaking views of Golden Gate Bridge, surrounding neighborhoods, downtown and the bay. But bring a lunch because there's a wonderful green park at the top perfect for sunning or a picnic.

If you're into fitness San Francisco is a biking town with the famous 'Wiggle' bike route just a block away. There are also two gyms within walking distance on Market St., 24 Hour Fitness and SF Fitness. Both top-rated facilities with all the amenities and personal trainers on staff.

For dining there are dozens of first class restaurants just steps away. Literally anything the heart could desire for even the most discerning palette. Enjoy Asian, Indian, Mexican, California cuisine, sea food, burgers or pizza. Or stay at home and order delivery. Fine French deserts, pastries and coffees are also available at Café Soleil just across the street.

And the best part is after a day of sightseeing you can come home to relax in your private mediation garden, with a glass of chilled wine next to a warm fire.


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Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Lower Haight Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Single sink bathroom with stall shower and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-sized bed, closet and dresser drawers.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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