Russian Hill Gem-Classic 2 B-Room w/ parking
The flat has 1 bedroom with queen bed and 2nd with twin beds, 1 bathroom, large living room, kitchen, and separate dining room. The beds have new heavenly bed mattresses and elegant linens. The living room sofa can be converted into the full size bed.
The bathroom has a shower over tub and plush towels. The kitchen is stocked with new cooking equipment and dinnerware. A full sized refrigerator and stove with oven, microwave, toaster, blender, Keurug coffee maker are included but there is no dishwasher. Garage space for one car is included.
The flat includes two flat screen TVs, one in the living room and one in the queen bedroom. Fastest Wi/Fi, cable, desk with ergonomic chair and printer/copier/scanner/fax are included for business users. You can download Netflix to the TV. Maps, restaurant guide, local brochures and magazines will help plan your explorations.
Our flat comfortably accommodates up to six people.
Isabella and Rob Rennie
The neighborhood got its name when gold rushers found seven Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the hill. Consensus on the identity of the Russian men buried there -- they were reputed to be anything from sailors to fur trappers -- was never reached, the gravestones disappeared in the late 1800s and the Russian influence has long since dissipated.
Charming restaurants and small businesses cluster on leafy Hyde Street between Jackson and Union Streets, and Polk Street is crowded with unusual boutiques, antique shops, trendy restaurants and night spots. A mini French quarter has sprung up around Polk and Green, where you'll find a great bistro, a traditional café-boulangerie, a French antiques store, and several French-influenced gift and home décor shops.
The center of Russian Hill is accessible by the Hyde-Powell cable car and two Muni buses, the 41 (weekday rush hour only) and the 45. The 19 runs along Polk Street, stopping frequently from Ghirardelli Square to the Tenderloin.
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||$265||$265||$1,725||$5,200||4 nights|
|Check In: 12 p.m.|
|Lodging tax: 15%|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: $125 - cleaning fee|
Lombard Street: Known as "the world's crookedest street," Lombard winds past ornate houses (one of which was home to the San Francisco edition of "The Real World") and lush, flowering bushes. Between Hyde and Leavenworth streets.
Parks, Gardens and Great Views: Although the bursting hydrangeas along Lombard Street are pretty, there are more leisurely places to enjoy the outdoors. Alice Marble Park, at the corner of Greenwich and Larkin streets, is a block away and offers a stunning view of the neighborhood's historical houses. Ina Coolbrith Park (at the intersection of Taylor and Vallejo streets) has steep steps lined with thick trees and a patch of grass where locals sunbathe (fog permitting) and read. With its sweeping views of the Bay, North Beach, the Bay Bridge and the lower Financial District, it's also a favorite, lesser-known spot to watch fireworks. Adjacent to the park are the Vallejo Ramps -- steep, zigzagging steps -- between Jones and Taylor streets. From there (or anywhere at the top of the hill), the view of the Bay and Alcatraz is stunning. Over at Macondray Lane (known to Armistead Maupin fans as Barbary Lane), get a behind-the-scenes look at life in the neighborhood as you go from busy Union Street to hidden urban gardens.
San Francisco Art Institute: The architects behind San Francisco's City Hall designed this Spanish-style structure, complete with bell tower, in the 1920s. Stop in to view the school's imposing and magnificent Diego Rivera mural, or to take in a student exhibit or artist lecture. The school café is open to the public and offers comforting staples like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, burgers and just-baked cookies, accompanied by a splendid view of the Bay. 800
Rolf from Sweden:
We are very pleased with our stay. The apartment is ideally located, close to everything. Very convenient with the garage. We are a family of five adults and we had plenty of room. Isabella is a very nice and helpful host, she provided swift solutions when some small issues needed to be solved. We will, of course, rent the same apartment if / when we visit San Francisco again!
Edward from Australia:
Fantastic house in a great location! It was easily accessible with keyless entry via pincode, its close proximity to shops, food and transport was ideal. Washer, Dryer and Garage a plus. Isabella was an amazing host who made sure everything was perfect! I will be staying again next time I am in San Francisco.
Ashley from New York:
Isablla was amazing! This was my first reservation with AIrbnb and it will be what I use to measure all future experiences. She had small touches that makes you never want to leave. The area is great and very centrally located. BIG WIN on my first time out.