Beautiful 2 bedroom 1880's victorian home in the heart of San Francisco's Castro

Beautiful 2 bedroom 1880's victorian home in the heart of San Francisco's Castro

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our beautiful 19th century Queen Anne Victorian home has about 1450 square feet (135 square meters) of living space, lots of light, high ceilings and many period details. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with a twin day bed and twin trundle bed. The library/living room has a queen size sleeper sofa, with a comfortable mattress. There are 2 baths, one in-suite with the master bedroom, including a double-sized shower, the other with tub and shower. If you like to cook you will love the huge family-room / kitchen with professional cooking facilities – 6 burner range, gas char-grill and double convection wall ovens, as well as filtered water, dishwasher, and a wine cooler. In addition, there are two working fireplaces and a sunny private deck off the master bedroom. It also has a DSL high speed wireless internet connection, and a great stereo with lots of CDs. If requested, a TV can be provided.

Our home is most suitable for adults or families with older children. We have tenants in a downstairs unit, so younger children running, jumping, and just being kids does not work out too well. We are non-smokers; you are welcome to smoke on the deck or front porch, but not in the house. We have two sweet cats who would be delighted to stay with you during your visit, but we can make alternative arrangements if necessary. We would be happy to take care of your pets, in exchange.

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Who we are

  1. We are a retired professional couple who enjoy traveling anywhere in the world. Bob is a jeweler who enjoys many hobbies including fixing old homes. Nancy enjoys reading, cinema, and yoga as well as walking around any city or park. Our two cats, Darla and Guinness, are also well seasoned travelers, having spent 3 months in Paris. We have exchanged homes several times in the past and would love to do so again.

    We are open to any suggestions since we both love to travel, but generally would prefer a city location if it is going to be for an extended period. We would love a trade in any European city, but Eastern Europe also sounds like fun, as do Australia, Turkey, or Japan. (Also, if you have a camper van in Australia, let’s talk! ) We are also open to most South American countries. In the USA, we love New York at any time of year. Portland is also of interest, particularly if we can be near Powell’s Books. Please, if you are interested in visiting San Francisco, make a suggestion and we will be happy to consider other locations as well.

    We can go at any time of the year. However, we both thoroughly enjoy San Francisco’s beautiful temperate climate and would prefer not to go where there is snow or it is extremely hot – unless of course there is an ocean to swim in.

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Your neighbourhood

Our home is located in the Castro section of San Francisco. Considered the center of gay life in San Francisco, it is also one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. It is home to many restaurants (from old fashion American diners to serious ethnic restaurants) , bars, funky shops, and bookstores. There is a large grocery store a couple of blocks away and 2 small grocery stores within a block. If you enjoy cinema, the Castro theatre is one of the few remaining classic theatres in San Francisco. They frequently host film festivals and classic movie series, and still retain the original theater organ, and performances often feature music by the house organist. The Muni (subway) , numerous bus lines, and historical street cars are all within a block of the house. Downtown and the financial district are a few minutes ride on the Muni. You can get anywhere in the city (from fisherman’s wharf to the Pacific Ocean) quite easily without a car. If you enjoy walking, you can walk down to the vibrant mission district with its numerous fun ethnic restaurants, some of which are very inexpensive. If you enjoy festivals, the area is particularly fun when there are street fairs. If you enjoy looking at beautiful architecture, the neighborhood is also full of marvelous old Victorians. Despite all of this, the house is relatively quiet for a city house and you can enjoy an oasis of calm within a thriving area.

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