Edwardian 3-bedroom near Sea Cliff

Edwardian 3-bedroom near Sea Cliff

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Dick & Paula

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

A typical San Francisco home on two levels (European "first" and "second" floors) with an additional sitting room-bedroom-shower room suite at street level. It was built in 1912 and has much original, unpainted woodwork and built-in cabinetry. We have now lived here 37 years and have remodelled the kitchen and bathrooms and wc. Two bedrooms have double beds, one bedroom has a queen bed, sitting room has very comfortable queen sofa bed with the wc (toilet/wash basin) on the same level. Large rear garden (somewhat sere in current drought conditions), cast-iron wood-burning stove in the fireplace, forced hot-air furnace, piano, bicycles, children's books and toys, one high chair, one car seat, one stroller (push chair). Various recreational facilities can be removed or left in place, e.g., weight bench, full-size table tennis equipment. Fibre-optic internet cable. No garage, no reserved parking; convenient car rental agencies, and we have four good bicycles which we use almost daily within a 7-mile range.

Property features

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Who we are

  1. We are a retired couple. In San Francisco and when we travel we get around by biking, walking, and public transit and, if in an English-speaking country, attend the theatre frequently.

    We are now looking for exchanges from the fall of 2020, up to three weeks in Chicago, Vienna, or Ottawa. We are always interested in long exchanges in London or Edinburgh. We enjoyed an exchange of 3-1/2 months in New Malden and would be very happy again at nearly any location within the Oyster zone.

    We appreciate, and ALWAYS answer, inquiries from places which we have not mentioned, but it is unlikely we would accept an exchange. We do NOT travel in summer.

    We have two grown sons. Our younger son, Brian, still lives in the City, works as a firefighter, and can provide assistance while you are here. Our older son, Jamie, lives in Philadelphia and is an English Professor at LaSalle University.

    Children, school schedules permitting, are welcome. We have had several exchanges with families with pre-school children. We no longer have pets but are happy to care for yours. Automobile not needed, and we do not own one. Take reasonable care of our bicycles and enjoy them.

  2. Paula recommends visiting our beautiful City Hall, where she used to work. Dick owned a baseball card store and batting cage and has written a play about Ty Cobb and Ernest Hemingway.

Our availability

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

We are located north of Golden Gate Park (one of the greatest urban parks in the world -- nice bike ride) and just south of the exclusive Sea Cliff neighborhood which sits above Baker and China Beaches and below Lincoln Park (playground, golf course, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, hiking trails, spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge). The three streets to our south, California, Clement, and Geary, are "high streets" (major shopping, restaurant, and services corridors, each with a bus line, within blocks of our house, to downtown and all tourist attractions). We are just off California State Route 1, easy approach to Golden Gate Bridge for drive to redwoods, wine country, rugged coast to the north, and to the south down the coast to Santa Cruz, Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and beyond, or across to Yosemite. Berkeley by BART or across the Bay Bridge to the east.

Best restaurants
More reasonable restaurants of all ethnicities than one could eat at in a year.
Favourite cafés
Angelina's Deli 22nd & California
Where to go shopping
El Chico Produce; Grocery Outlet
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
San Francisco's two Fine Arts Museums: Palace of Legion of Honor, DeYoung
Local walks
Lincoln Park to Land's End
Places you love to exercise
Four beautiful tennis courts four blocks west off California Street.
Top day trips
Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Berkeley

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