Sun-Filled Cottage in a Great Bernal Heights Location
Ideal for vacations or as a home away from home for business travelers--a peaceful oasis with easy access to all that San Francisco offers. This unique 1-bedroom rental is not an apartment, flat, or in-law unit, but a fully detached San Francisc …
Excellent stay at this beautiful cottage. Owners were very kind, welcoming and thoughtful making sure to provide everything necessary for a comfortable stay. We would love to stay again in our future visits to SF.
Thanks so much!
We are returning to San Francisco after living abroad for many years, so decided to try a new neighborhood to explore for a week. What a delightful surprise! Bernal Heights is a sunny alternative to summer in San Francisco, yet conveniently located to freeways, local transportation and a wonderful 'village' feeling with several good restaurants (Moki's, Piqeo's and Vega) all within walking distance.
What made this cottage so special, was not only its good location, on a street easy to find parking, but it was completely private, safe and full of light due to its several skylights and beautiful flower views out every window. If you wanted to cook, it was very well-stocked with all necessities, spices and olive oil and offered a selection of dvds for a comfortable evening in. Decks in front and back got sun at different times, so were a welcoming place to relax, before or after a day out.
The owners were wonderfully responsive, welcoming and understanding, as we had a small mishap at the airport coming in, so our arrival was delayed a couple of hours. They were there to greet us and make us feel comfortable. The cottage was clean and well kept.
We'd highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting San Francisco and we have already recommended it to our friends in the City who may need a place for their visitors to enjoy.
We love this cottage! It is so well-equipped, comfortable and cozy. The front deck is a lovely place for morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine and the interior rooms are sunny and bright even in a chilly San Francisco summer (which is when we visited). The only problem is this: the cottage is so wonderful that we didn't want to leave it to do any of the touristy things we had planned. That said, the Glen Park BART stop is just a 15 minute walk away and MUNI buses run through Burnal Heights. So when we did tear ourselves away from Wool St., we had easy access to museums, parks and city attractions. We can't wait to return.
Perfect for what we need---very clean and convenient with thoughtful amenities. We very much enjoyed our stay and will return.
We rented the cottage in mid-April 2013 and my wife and I had a wonderful time. The weather cooperated and we had bright sunny days. Most important, the cottage provided a refuge from the city hectic pace. Everything we needed was at the cottage, including peace and quiet.
We rented the cottage to be near our daughter who lives in Bernal Heights. This was a first; we normally rent a hotel room in different parts of San Francisco. But the cottage made it very easy to meet and spend time with our daughter.
Both my wife and I noted that the cottage is very well kept, it is clean and everything that we needed was provided. It is an airy and well lit place...and when you step into it you feel like you are in a home...not a hotel room. We will certainly use the cottage on another trip to San Francisco.
We spent four delightful nights recently at the cottage and were extremely pleased with our stay. We will be returning shortly for another week plus. Our hosts went out of their way to provide us with every convenience including special touches every where. The cottage is bright, cheerful, clean and well maintained. The bed is extremely comfortable and the street is a very quiet street with no traffic. In designing the cottage, our hosts put in sky lights in the full kitchen and the bathroom that provide excellent direct light throughout the day. There is wifi and a large TV. The cottage is three blocks from the town which has all the shopping and restaurants needed. We are beginning to think of the cottage as our home away from home!
We visit San Francisco often and have stayed in quite a few vacation rentals there. This place is quite the find. We definitely plan to try to stay here again.
We did not know Bernal Heights and loved the shops, grovery and restaurants a very easy couple blocks away. It was so convenient to just park the car on the street outside without worrying about alternate side of street and street sweeper schedules.
This a very charming little place with everything you need. The three of us were very comfortable and found the place quiet and peaceful. Plenty of room for three. A lot of attention to detail in furnishing and decorating.
The owners go out of their way to welcome you and cater to your needs.
Very convenient to downtown too!
I rented this cottage for a week to bring my 24 year old daughter to after she had back surgery at UCSF since I live out of town and she needed to have extra care the first week of her recovery. I was concerned about the stairs but Michelle and Ryan were so helpful with additional information plus sending me photos so I could determine if the stairs would work for my daugher to get up into the cottage.
We loved staying at the cottage - it was perfect for us! It was so clean and well-maintained with lovely, natural light coming through on sunny days! The bed in the bedroom was very comfortable for my daughter after her surgery and the sofa bed in the living room was comfotable for me (and, comfortable for two as well when my husband came to visit one night), There is a handy island in the kitchen, a wonderful stove for cooking and baking, and lots of dishes and glassware to use. Michelle & Ryan even left some wonderful "Bernal Heights Blend" coffee for us which was delicious and much appreciated! We loved the darling bathroom with a claw foot tub and a wonderful "waterfall" shower head. It was an added plus for us to have a washer & dryer. There are dimmer switches on all the lights which was also convenient and provided a lovely ambiance in the evening.
There are front & back decks, however, I enjoyed spending time on the back deck reading and viewing the intricate spider webs and the interesting big, brown spiders! The house is fully fenced with a locked front gate so we felt safe and secure, however, the neighborhood is very family-oriented and friendy! I was there on Halloween and it was so much fun to walk down the few blocks to Cortland Ave. (the main drag) to see all the families dressed up in costumes trick-or-treating at the businesses. Cortland Ave.is so close and convenient with darling shops and a wonderful grocery store that I frequented quite often - I was happy to be able to walk there!
Since I was "home-bound" most of the time caring for my daughter I didn't get out as much as I would have if I was on vacation but the entrance to Bernal Heights Park is just up the street from the cottage and it was nice to be able to take a stroll up there to take in the many beautiful views of the city from different spots in the park. But, being "home-bound" was not a terrible thing since the cottage was such a comfortable place to be!
I would definintely recommend this cottage to my relatives/friends and we plan to stay there again sometime!
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