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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views, great location, nice apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment exceeded our expectations. When we walked in we had a wonderful view of Coit Tower and the water.

Although we were right off of Lombard with all the tourists, the building is set back so we did not hear anything when we were inside. From the balcony we were able to enjoy the views.

The inside was clean and well decorated. The master bedroom has a beautiful view, the other bedroom has a nice view of trees.

The cable car stops close by at the top of the hill, we bought passes and were able to ride it to Market. Little Italy and Ghirardelli were close by (downhill).

Kari was great to work with. We would definitely stay there again on another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment and location. Would definitely recommend it.

  • 4 of 5

Everything worked reply well and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views and Cool Location

  • 5 of 5

Views are as awesome as the pictures suggest. Very comfortable beds, and interesting and unique location right off Lombard Street.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin, FL

Fabulous Russian Hill Apartment w/Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment for 4 weeks and we loved every minute of it. The views are amazing! The location couldn't be any can walk almost anywhere or jump on a cable car at the top of your street and move about the city via public transportation. We loved the beauty and atmosphere of the neighborhood. Even though Lombard is often bustling with tourists wanting to capture the view of the crooked street, once you are inside the apartment and you open the windows and doors, you don't even know they are there and you can sit back and take in the sights and sounds of beautiful San Francisco. Kari was very helpful and took very good care of us...we hated to leave and we can't wait to go back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Russian Hill location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment with a fantastic view over the bay towards the Bay Bridge and Oakland. Very comfortable. Considering this is on a busy tourist destination street, the weekend crowds are surprisingly far off. The kitchen's provisioned for only the simplest cooking (Brits will notice a lack of teapot, for instance) though it has all the appliances. But this is a minor cavil. The owner was very responsive to questions and requests (for an ironing board, and a couple of extra cable channels), and made us v. welcome, even though I failed to read the joining instructions properly. All in all, though, with the abundant greenery, the flocks of parrots and the flitting hummingbirds, it's a lovely spot where you can imagine yourself transported back to Barbary Lane for a week or two. Pricey but worth it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Russian Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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