- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:5
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining area
- satellite / cable
- wireless internet
- washing machine
- linens provided
- clothes dryer
- pets considered
- children welcome
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
- living room
- coffee maker
Central Victorian Lower
Sleeps 5 — Central Victorian Lower has charm and flexibility! Located on beautiful Buena Vista Park, this gorgeous Victorian can sleep five peopl …
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This newly and meticulously built 850 square foot apartment is situated in one of the most exclusive and charming neighborhoods of North Berkeley Hills away from crowds. This lovely flat is ideal for executives,scholars,or vacationers who want to stay in a beautiful large flat and enjoy spectacular bay views of San Francisco. One of the most celebrated neighborhoods and world renown, the Gourmet Ghetto is within walking distance. This area is known for the high concentration of fine eating establishments including Chez Panisse by Alice Waters, the Cheese Board Collective, as well as the first ever Peet's Coffee & Tea. Gourmet dining, sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee houses, wine shops, boutiques, artisan home decor, galleries, and flower stands all lend the area a European ambiance.
This spacious flat has all the amenities of a small home featuring a new kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinets, equipped with new appliances, cookware, dinnerware and linens.
The Master bedroom has a queen bed, sitting area, large walk in closet, and a generous wide dresser for your belongings. The bathroom features a shower with non stop hot water and sink. The large living room boasts an electric fireplace with an adjustable flame and blower, pull out couch, leather recliner, television, and dvd player. Sit out on your large deck with a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the gorgeous views this unit has to offer. Washer and dryer are also set-up for your use.
Across the street and just a couple minutes walk is John Hinkel Park. A historical landmark with magnificent oak groves, picnic areas, hiking and trails. During the summer months opera performances are offered free to the public in the park's amphitheatre.
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<span>PROPERTY DESCRIPTION</span><br /><span>"Wonderfully unique" - just two words that only touch on the elegance and wonder that this unit invokes. Designed by the world-renown architect James Francis Dunn in 1890, the building itself is a main focal point of both tourists and residents alike. Only 1 block from Alamo Square Park and the famous "Painted Ladies" housing row, this apartment is in the heart of downtown San Francisco. However inside is where your stay in San Francisco truly becomes exceptional. This 7-room unit features elegant rooms, high ceilings with wood beams spanning across the living room, hardwood floors throughout, and wool area rugs. A wonderful mix of both modern and antique furnishings adds the perfect touch to this unit's design, as do the stained glass windows found throughout the apartment. Both bedrooms are set very far apart ensuring privacy within your party. The kitchen is complete with beautiful wood cabinets and is sunny and spacious. There is a large family style kitchen table along with a dining table for those quiet dinners at home, or you can enjoy the evening on the quaint garden patio. The unit also offers a backyard with two ancient Sequoia redwood trees. Your stay at this beautiful unit will not be forgotten!</span><br /><span>It has been said of this building that it is "one of three of the most significant architectural dwellings in San Francisco". "If San Francisco is the Rome of the colorist Movement, Alamo Square is the Vatican. The Square is the heart of the greatest collection of Painted Ladies and one of the most important collections of Victorian buildings in the world. Although it doesn't have a Saint Peter's, it does have an Archbishop Mansion."</span><br /><span>This Mansion is located a block away from the "Belle" facing Alamo Square park and just up 1/2 a block are the famous "Seven Sisters" seen in every collection of photos depicting San Francisco. 1347-45 McAllister Street was designed by James Francis Dunn, started in early 1898 and completed at the end of 1900. It was built in the French neo-Baroque style as a tribute to the owner's great love, an opera diva from Paris. He had 2 "Juliet"(as in Shakespeare's Juliet) balconies constructed that are similar to the Paris Opera House boxes even today. The front of the building has 4 winged mermaids and Grecian urns of mythological significance surrounding the 2 huge oval windows at the very top of the building, behind which is a grand ballroom with a panoramic view of downtown San Francisco all the way to Mt. Diablo across the Bay Bridge, as well as weary gods holding up the eves, and finally museum worthy stained glass sea shell windows with gems spilling out over the balconies.</span><br /><span>The entry way is a huge tortoise shell with a ruby heart above it said to be "like the piece that frames m'lady-in-waiting at the French court". The building is a feature on the Double Decker bus tourists route, as well as walking tours of S.F., and is to be found in coffee table books on San Francisco architecture, magazines, and newspaper articles. The "Belle" survived the great 1906 quake as it is built on bed rock. Look up James Francis Dunn for more photos and other unique buildings he erected in San Francisco during his career.</span>
<p><span>LOCATION DESCRIPTION</span><br /><span>Neighborhood: ALAMO SQUARE Victorian splendor characterized by the iconic Queen Anne 'Painted Ladies', behind which the central downtown skyline protrudes. The slope of Alamo Square Park is the green sunny vantage point for the famous static show. Houses along McAllister and surrounding streets are breathtakingly stylish and ornate. Divisadero Street is nearby.</span></p>
<p><span>PARKING SITUATION</span><br /><span>There is safe and free street parking, not metered and no permit needed. There are also public garages around the unit:</span><br /><span>Fillmore Center Garage. 1475 Fillmore Street - San Francisco, CA </span><br /><span>Fifteen Fifteen Scott St Parking Lot. 1515 Scott Street - San Francisco, CA </span><br /><span>Ampco System Parking. 2186 Geary Boulevard - San Francisco, CA </span></p>
<p><span>PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & DISTANCES</span><br /><span>Union Square is 1.8 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 10 min. By public transportation: 19 min. Take Bus #5 direction downtown and stop at Powell St. Walking distance: 30 min.</span><br /><span>The Moscone Center is 1.9 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 11 min. By public transportation: 21 min. Take Bus #5 direction downtown and stop at Powell St. Walking distance: 33 min.</span><br /><span>Fisherman's Warf is 2.9 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 14 min. By public transportation: 35 min. Take the Bus #5 direction Downtown and stop at Van Ness. Then take Bus #47 direction Fisherman’s Wharf and stop there.</span><br /><span>The SFO Airport is 14.3 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 25 min. You can also book a shuttle service. By public transportation: 50 min. Take BART at the airport direction East Bay, and stop at Civic City Center. Then transfer to Bus #5 direction Ocean Beach and stop at Pierce.</span></p>
<p><span>GORCERIES NEARBY</span><br /><span>SAFEWAY. 1335 Webster Street -San Francisco, CA </span><br /><span>Divisadero's Farmers Market. 550 Divisadero Street - San Francisco, CA </span><br /><span>Trader Joe's. 3 Masonic Avenue - San Francisco, CA </span></p>