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Pretty, light-filled house in vibrant San Francisco neighborhood

San Francisco, California, United States
Preferred Destination: New York, New York, United States
Alternate Destination: Paris, Île-de-France, France

House | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From August 15, 2023 until September 30, 2023

Description

Our home: - A two-story house in Glen Park, a quiet neighborhood of San Francisco. - The second floor has two bedrooms with queen beds and a bathroom with a shower. - One bedroom also has a sitting area with a fold-out sofa bed (sleeps two), chairs and a TV. - The loft bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed (reached by stairs) over an office area with a rollout TV. - There is a fully equipped kitchen with a large gas stove. - The dining room seats 6+ and opens to the backyard patio. - There is a reading nook in the dining room that looks out on the back yard. - The washer/dryer are in an enclosed area off of the dining room. - The first-floor bathroom has a tub and shower. - The living room has two couches and a view of the city’s southern hills. - The sitting room next to the kitchen has an armchair and a breakfast table with two chairs. - The back yard has a patio with a table seating 6+, a patio heater, a gas BBQ and a fountain. - There is a cottage office in the backyard (use negotiable). - Fiber optic WIFI throughout the house. Our neighborhood: - The shopping district two blocks from our house has a great grocery store (deli counter, butcher, fresh produce, fresh-baked bread and all the usual staples); restaurants (Italian, Thai, Chinese, Brazilian, Mexican taqueria, Japanese ramen/sushi, gourmet pizza); two coffee shops serving breakfast and lunch; two cafes for espresso drinks; a cheese store with deli counter for sandwiches; a hardware store; a public library; and a quirky bookstore that has poetry readings and jazz recitals on a regular basis. - Glen Canyon is a 70-acre park 3 blocks away with tennis courts, playground, recreation center (basketball courts and climbing wall), playing fields (baseball, soccer, frisbee), picnic areas and hiking trails (including a portion of the Crosstown Trail). - The Glen Park BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station is in the “village”. BART trains run to downtown San Francisco (9-minute trip) as well as to other cities in the Bay Area, including Berkeley and Oakland. Since the BART station is also a transit hub, Glen Park is served by five different bus routes and a light rail line. - We are within walking distance of the Mission District, Bernal Heights and Noe Valley. Us: A retired/semi-retired couple with about 25 years of home exchanges in the US, UK and Europe. We have family and friends in and around NYC and go there several times a year. We also love Paris and would welcome an exchange there. We are flexible as to timing.

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
2

Offices
1

Size
1,600 ft2

Suited For
8

Property Type
House

Availability

From August 15, 2023 until September 30, 2023

Minimum Stay

2 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Also interested in exchanges during 2024, timing flexible.

Location

House in San Francisco, California, United States

Closest University

University of California San Francisco

Nearby Universities
University of California, Berkeley | Stanford University
Neighborhood

Glen Park

Nearby Cities

Berkeley | Oakland | San Francisco

Comments: We live in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco, near a small shopping district with a grocery store, restaurants and great public transportation, and are close to a large park.

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Urban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

House plants will need watering.

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
3
2 Adults

Our Destination

Preferred Destination

New York, New York, United States

Alternate Destination

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Comments: Prefer UWS or Brooklyn locations in NYC.

What We Are Looking for


Bedrooms
2


Bathrooms
1


Offices
0

Smoking

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

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Listing Owner

Member Since 2023

Trust Score (10)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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Member Since 2023

Trust Score (10)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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