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Spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Luxury 2 bedroom pied-a-terre with views of San Francisco Bay throughout

Luxury 2 bedroom pied-a-terre with San Francisco Bay views throughout. Secluded in tree filled garden off of San Francisco's famous crooked street. Modern furniture and amenities. Working fireplace. Deck overlooking San Francisco Bay. Parking for up to two cars. Walking distance to the highlights of San Francisco, including Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf. Located 1/2 block from the Hyde Street Cable Car line. Experience wild parrots, fog horns, Bay Bridge lights, and the occasional barking of the Pier 39 sea lions. Lovely Hyde Street restaurants are just blocks away, including the Michelin-rated Gary Danko.

Kari Novatney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Kari Novatney

We live in San Francisco with our two daughters, dog and two cats.

Kari Novatney purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Kari Novatney chose San Francisco

It is an oasis in the city with spectacular views.

What makes this cottage unique

Few locations within central San Francisco offer both commanding views, a garden-like respite from the urban fabric, and close proximity to so many of San Francisco's attractions.


Russian Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with shower and tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom and study - 1 queen , with its own private deck facing garden
    Master - 1 queen , with San Francisco Bay views
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here with 4 adult children. Because we needed to use the air beds the bedrooms felt crowded but the dining and living area is quite large and easily accommodated our family. Views are fantastic. The location couldn't be better. Everything we wanted to see and more was within walking distance. Walking back is always a healthy climb but you could take the cable car. Don't worry about the tourist mobs of Lombard Street the apartment is surprisingly quiet for being in the heart of the city.

Kara's property listing and photos accurately describe her property. We'd love to come back here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, secluded flat with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is a magical spot in the middle of beautiful but chaotic Lombard Street. You step through a garden gate and are immediately in a tranquil, tree lined setting overlooking the bay, a hidden garden, and trees with hummingbirds. The wild parrots are there too! The flat is open and airy and full of light - decorated predominantly in white. We loved our stay and can't wait to go back. Owner is lovely and responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Spectacular views of the city and the bay. Very quiet even being on Lombard street.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing View and Convenient Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful home for four days over the fourth of July and had such a great time (no complaints at all). The views were so beautiful; waking up to the views in the morning and before bed was a one of a kind experience and highly recommended. The home was walkable to the piers, and there were a ton of restaurants and things to see nearby. I would definitely stay her again! Also, thanks so much to Kari for the hospitality (she even let us drop our bags early as the cleaners were finishing at the apartment).

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Rock, Arkansas

Beautiful views and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect accommodations for our family of four. Beautiful, clean, and stocked with all the necessary items in the kitchen and bathroom. Couldn't ask for a better view! Also close to some great neighborhood restaurants and next to a trolley stop on Hyde. Will definitely try to make it back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mudgee, New South Wales

Outstanding appartment in great area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and loved the appartment. The views were amazing and it was in a great area. Kari was so helpful and accommodating. She gave us fantastic shopping and dining suggestions. We absolutely loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buena Vista Cafe
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART - Embarcadero Center
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
80/101 Freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crissy Field
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to North Beach, Chinatown, Fishermans Wharf, Ferry Terminal Marketplace and Union Square.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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