About this listing
This warm welcoming home is perfect for relaxing with family and friends. In one of the hottest neighborhoods in the country, we are steps from shops, markets, fantastic restaurants, vibrant nightlife and public transport to city center and beyond.
Relax in this warm and welcoming home with fabulous light and plenty of character. This casual eclectic home has a nice sized living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large, well equipped, eat in kitchen, laundry room, a finished attic with spectacular views of down town and a large deck with views of twin peaks and downtown.
Get a great night's sleep on one of the many comfortable beds:
The master bedroom has a king sized bed an en suite bathroom;
Across the hall is a kids room with a large custom built bunk bed and loft. The lower bunk is a full (with an enormous baby gate surrounding it that can be left up or taken down). The upper bunk has a single mattress;
The third bedroom off the kitchen has a european sized king.
The eat in kitchen can comfortably seat 6 adults and there is also a table on the deck for dining al fresco. The kitchen has a large fridge, 5 burner gas range, microwave and dishwasher.
There is a second bathroom on the main level just off the laundry room.
The finished attic has an expansive view and is great for meditating or playing with the kids.
Finally, the large deck is furnished with couches and chairs, has a view of the city and of twin peaks. We love watching the fog fall over twin peaks in the evening.
The entire house is available to you with the exception of the mother in law unit down stairs where our mother/in-law lives, the lower garden on her level, the upper platform/deck (which is not finished or safe for kids), the small attic storage room and the garage. You can legally block our driveway if your car fits (but don't block the alley way next to us, they tow).
Interaction with guests
Sadly, we will be out of town while you visit our home but will be able to answer questions by phone and email. For emergencies, Ryan's mom lives downstairs. We will also have a concierge check you in and out.
Other things to note
We have two cats that our mother feeds when we are away. She will need to come in the laundry room to feed them (we have raccoons that eat all the food if it's left outside). There is no litter box - they go to the bathroom outside. If you are a cat owner and prefer to feed them please let us know.
The photos look fabulous, and we love how it feels to be here, but our home does look more lived in up close. We have two small children and you can see signs of them everywhere including spots on rugs and scribbles on walls. We are constantly improving the house ourselves so you may find a patch of new drywall here or unfinished wood there, but our home is always functional and livable.
We do not have an American coffee maker but we do have an italian moka, french press and an espresso machine. There is also fabulous coffee right across the street at Cafe St. Jorge.
There is a television screen behind the knee wall in the attic rumpus room and wifi access throughout for streaming from your device but there is no central television or cable.
We try to keep our home chemical free using only natural cleaning products.
Registered Short-Term Residential Rental Certificate #STR-0001462
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.
This is our family home and we ask you to treat it kindly. If you smoke, please do so outside on the deck and clean up all butts and ashes. You are welcome to any food in stock but ask that you replace it if you finish it or run it low. Please be gentle with our knives and hand wash and dry them as well as the cast iron pans. Also, please do not put knives, ceramics (such as our steins) or cast iron pots in the dishwasher. Please do not light the fire table as it isn't working that well and can be tricky. The upper deck (not shown in the pictures) is still a work in progress without a railing and not safe enough for guests yet. Sorry about that.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
After 13 years living abroad, we (Jen and Ryan) moved back to the US in 2011 and made Bernal Heights our home in the city. We have two small children born in 2010 and 2013 and spend most of our time focused on them these days. When we lived abroad we used to love hosting travelers and although we cannot be there to host in person as we would wish, we are excited to share our home with visitors wanting to enjoy our fair city.