Large 3 BR, 2.5 BA house in San Francisco
House, urban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 200 m2 (2150 sq.ft), WCs 1, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 3
2) July 16 2013 - August 20 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
3+ BR, 2.5 baths, 2050 SF (190 sq meters) house on two floors, right in San Francisco near UCSF and Golden Gate Park. We're on 2 bus lines and the MUNI rail line is also a block away; Union Square and downtown is about 20 min away.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, fax, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, surfing, tennis, roller blading
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
English, francais, italiano
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
Great neighborhood - so much to see and do within walking distance. There're 3 eateries across the street, with more restaurants, cafes, bakeries, salons and shops starting a block away. Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences (designed by Renzo Piano), the DeYoung Museum (designed by Meuron & Herzog), Botanical Gardens are a 5-10 minute walk, and UCSF Medical Center is right up the street. With the MUNI rail line a block away, it's 20 minutes to Union Square (department stores), downtown, and 30 min. to the Embarcadero (farmer's market and ferry to Sausalito), or take it westbound to Ocean Beach (15 min). Other attractions in the region: Muir Woods National Park (home of the redwoods) - 45 min. north, Napa Valley - 1 hour north, Silicon Valley - 1 hour south by car. Berkeley and Oakland are accessible via train (40 min).
Something about ourselves
I'm a graphic designer, recently widowed, with a 9-year old girl and a 6-year old boy. We also have a dog, but she'll be staying with friends during our absence. My partner and I loved to travel together and with the kids, and I hope to continue instilling a similar passion in our kids. We've completed 8 exchanges so far - all very positive experiences, and hope to do many more. I am a non-smoker and we are always extremely respectful of other people's homes.
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