Your own private, secluded cottage (with bathroom) surrounded by lush gardens and decks. Private entrance. Great, safe SF location with easy and fast access to anywhere in the city and SFO. LGBT friendly.
Our guest cottage sits at the back of our property on a sloped hillside overlooking our main house. It is surrounded by lush gardens and has its own private redwood deck with outdoor seating to soak in the sun while you listen to a bubbling water fountain. It is very peaceful and quiet -- a great place to sleep, read, write, meditate, or just reflect on your visit to our beautiful city.
The main area in the cottage has a dark bamboo floor covered with a plush, shag rug, a flat screen TV (cable), dresser, table, chairs, and an ultra comfortable, full-sized bed. There is separate kitchenette area (small fridge, sink, microwave, utensils, coffeemaker) with a large countertop and chair that provides an ideal working space under a large window overlooking our property. A small, sun-drenched bathroom with a skylight over a shower stall rounds out the space.
There are two wall heaters (one in the main living area and one in the bathroom). A portable heater is also available, if needed. As is common in most SF residences, there is no air conditioner (cooling) because of the mild year-round temperatures in SF. There is no clothes washer or dryer.
VERY IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE: The cottage is very cozy (only 220 square ft) so it's best suited for a solo traveler (on business or pleasure) or a couple who are comfortable together in a small space. Though we love children, the small space would not be suitable for them. In addition, there is no stove or functioning stove top, so the cottage is not a good fit if you want to cook your own meals.
SAN FRANCISCO SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: STR(number hidden)
Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code-Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations.
You have private access to the cottage through a locked gate on the side of the main house and a locked sliding glass door into the cottage. If we are not here to greet you, keys to the side gate and the cottage will provided be in a lockbox attached to the side gate.
You will not have any access to our main house during your stay.
VERY IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE: There are numerous steps (without railings) leading up the sloped hillside to the cottage. You should consider another rental if you have any physical limitations affecting your balance or your ability to climb steps.
Interaction with guests
We live in the main house on the property and at least one of us usually is home during weekdays (working from home) and most evenings and weekends. We are very respectful of our guests' privacy but are available to answer any questions or provide any other assistance you may need to ensure that you enjoy your stay. To access the cottage, you will need to cross the back deck of our house and, at times, you might run into us BBQing or just chilling with some friends -- particularly in nice weather. Always feel free to join us to chat and maybe have a drink.
Other things to note
Wrigley, our well-behaved, extremely-lovable, older lab, is a very special part of our family. He mostly stays in our main house, but at times he might be lounging in our backyard soaking up the sun. Although he loves people and will always be excited to greet you as you come and go, he will also leave you alone if you wish, and he will not have access to the cottage during your stay. We make every effort to clean up after him, but you should stay off the grassy area in the backyard just in case.
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In order to have adequate time to clean and prepare the cottage for each guest, we request that you check in after 3 pm and check out no later than 12 noon. We will try to accommodate any arrivals/departures outside this time frame with proper advance notice.
To maintain the peacefulness and tranquility of our home and neighborhood, no parties or loud music at any time. Please respect our neighbors by quietly entering and exiting the property.
No smoking in the cottage or on the property.
Only registered guests are allowed on the property. No non-registered overnight guests without prior approval.
Please be responsible and considerate and treat the cottage as you would want others to treat your home. To protect the wood floors, please remove your shoes while inside the cottage and immediately clean up any spills or water on the floor.
Our plumbing system is very sensitive. Please only flush toilet paper. Do not flush any other paper products or trash.
The cottage will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival, and you will be provided clean linens and towels. We do not provide daily housekeeping but are happy to provide you extra linens and towels if requested.
My Partner Matt and I moved from Washington DC to San Francisco over twenty years ago and immediately fell in love with the city. We have traveled a lot (over 70 countries between us), so we especially appreciate the cultural diversity and mix of people from all over the world who live and work here. When we have some free time from our busy legal careers, we enjoy good food and wine, hiking and going to the beach with our lab Wrigley, Giants baseball, playing softball, golfing, traveling, and spending time with our family and friends.