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3 Bedroom Queen Anne Victorian

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Beautifully furnished Townhouse with private garden in a quiet neighborhood near Golden Gate Park. At center of San Francisco and surrounded by excellent public transportation, a perfect retreat for relaxing between excursions to all the famous sites in and around the San Francisco area. And best of all, just around the corner, a fabulous grocery/deli with all a family could wish for only steps away.


Owner
Noni Storm
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Amenities

Richmond District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(32 traveler reviews)

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3 Bedroom Queen Anne Victorian
average rating of 3.75 based on 32 reviews
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Poor Condition

  • 1 of 5

The pictures here must be very old because they are not indicative to the condition of this property. The "cleaners" had just left when we checked in. The place was disgusting. Garbage in closets/dresser drawers, under beds (things such as Oreo cookies, sanitary napkin wrapping, garbage and debris) laying around. Dirty/used towels on the closet floor and broken furniture and junk in closets (we lived out of our suitcases), the back deck was too dirty to even sit on the chairs/use the table (we ended up cleaning the balcony ourselves just to have a place to sit outside). There were dust balls/dirt all over, stains on comforters. The back yard was overgrown. The balcony is not secure, the deck moves as you walk on it and the railings all around wobbly. It is very unsafe/unstable. The shower upstairs feels like you are going to fall through it. The paint is peeling all over the home, water damage to the ceiling (under the above-mentioned shower) with plywood screwed onto the ceiling (looks terrible), filthy doors/walls, holes in walls. Some electrical outlets don't work. Ants all in the kitchen (food and crumbs in kitchen drawers and cabinets). We have stayed in other SF homes and the excuse of it being an older home is not acceptable. It simply is not maintained. There are some wonderful qualities to this home that seem to be hidden by the uncleanliness / lack of maintenance to the house. We contacted the owner the morning after check in and her response was to blame the cleaners but she asked me to meet with the caretaker and point out the damages. I responded that we would be busy for a couple of days but her caretaker was welcome to go in but I didn't see the need for me (the renter...I'm not a contractor) to point out the obvious. I gave her the benefit of the doubt that since she wasn't local she may not be aware and offered to email her the pics if she would provide her email address but I never heard from her again and we were there for a week. (She did send someone to hose down the back yard on our 5th day there). We paid a $140 cleaning fee, $59 house damage fee and $125 service fee, plus daily rent for a house that needs so much attention. I wouldn't rent this house (especially with children due to the instability of the balcony railings) without confirmation that the damages to this home are addressed. The only good thing about this house was the location.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home and great location !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed you home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More unkempt than charming...

  • 1 of 5

We booked this house for our stay in San Francisco because of the great reviews - what we got was the total opposite of what we were expecting. I think back in the day, this Victorian home had lots of charm and beauty...but today it needs some MAJOR TLC.

#1 Cleanliness. The house needs to be thoroughly cleaned - from the carpets to the walls to the bathrooms. The carpets were so dirty that we had to wear our shoes at all times. There were dust bunnies everywhere - on the ceilings and in the fans left out for use. The downstairs bathtub needs to be re-caulked. The upstairs bathroom door didn't close fully because the wood was warped. The walls need a fresh coat of paint. There was a board patching the living room ceiling. The ceiling paint in one of the bedrooms was chipping. There is a difference between dirty and old...a house can be old but still be kept in clean conditions.

I wish I could share the pictures of the house we took to show the conditions we saw. It's a shame that VRBO/Homeaway doesn't allow pictures to accompany reviews.

#2 Comfort. We had a family of 6 and there weren't enough towels for us to use. When the owner was notified, she told us there were additional towels in the closet but when we searched there was none. We were also told laundry facilities were in the lower unit (where the caretaker lives) and that we would need to schedule a time to do laundry. We pay for certain conveniences and scheduling to do laundry on someone else's schedule is inconvenient - especially when there aren't enough towels for 6 people to shower in one day. The TV quality was so bad that we couldn't watch it.

#3 Parking. There is none for the house. If you have a car you have to find parking on a different street and make sure to move the car before getting ticketed or towed.

We were booked for 3 nights but decided to leave after the first due to the unkempt conditions. I reached to the owner to see if she would provide a refund (I know...wishful thinking!) but she never even acknowledged my email, let alone respond to it.

My husband summarized the house perfectly when he said, "this place reminds me of a frat house" where things are cared for in a sloppy and superficial manner instead of meticulously.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good value; house is well equipped but could use some maintenance

  • 4 of 5

This house is well located near Golden Gate Park and a very walkable neighborhood. Parking was a bit of a scramble as everything around there was no more than 2 hours at a time during the day but we managed to find things around.

The house itself is cute and spacious for our family (5 adults and 1 teenager). There is some deferred maintenance in the house (ceilings are cracked, bathrooms are a little dirty). The kitchen has everything you need to cook some breakfast and keep some food on hand but there was an ant problem in the kitchen. The house has a nice back porch area which was a great place to hang out in the evenings. Overall, for the price this house is a great value for San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location needs some updating

  • 3 of 5

Good location to Golden Gate Park. Comfortable and quiet. Didn't seem to be cleaned very well and some basic maintenance could be done. Lots of extension cords and broken outlets that present fire hazards and some of the lighting didn't work.Landlord was responsive to issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate any comments that guests,take the trouble to make at it allows us to focus on improvements that can be implemented in this 110 year old Victorian townhouse. The cleaners and our caretaker have been notified and will be taking extra care in the future but we especially appreciate the advice from a professional electrician which we will be taking care of immediately.
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4

Cozy, well located home in a quieter neighborhood in San Francisco.

  • 4 of 5

This home suited our family of 5's needs well. The location was perfect for walks to Golden Gate Park, a quick run to grab groceries, and easy access to public transportation. It is cozy and quaint, and although in need of a bit of updating with regards to paint and window treatments, overall is very comfortable. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed SF and felt happy about returning to this home after a full day of site seeing.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Within walking distance to all the best attractions in Golden Gate Park and a wonderful gourmet grocery is just around the corner in our same block - both a real plus for families sightseeing in San Francisco.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Insurance $59

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.