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PERFECT 5-STAR NOB HILL LUXURY - SLEEPS 6 - FREE PARKING - GARDEN - SEE REVIEWS

James Hickman

Speaks spanish, english, A little German (Deutsch)
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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PERFECT 5-STAR NOB HILL LUXURY - SLEEPS 6 - FREE PARKING - GARDEN - SEE REVIEWS

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in San Francisco - Residence Nob Hill - Perfect!

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 queen sofa beds, Sleeps 6 (3 queen sized beds total)

This is probably the highest-rated vacation rental in all of San Francisco. As of this writing (April 2014) this property has been rated a perfect 5 star by 159 guests in only 4 years as a vacation rental (with not a single rating of less than 5 stars). We don't think any other property in the City can match that record of guest reviews. Please read all of our past-guest reviews!

This is the vacation rental that doesn't seem like a vacation rental. Many of our guests have said this is the finest vacation rental they have ever stayed in! We love hearing that from our guests, as that is our goal here!

Romantic & Spacious this is the first floor unit of a historic 1907 two-apartment residence on the very top of Nob Hill. It has approximately 1,250 square feet with high 9.5 ceilings throughout. The property has been remodeled to the highest standard with new gourmet kitchens, stunning marble bathrooms, designer furniture, expensive chandeliers, tasteful artwork, period antiques, and flat screen television sets (2 per unit). This is the quintessential San Francisco experience - walking distance to North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square shopping, downtown, Polk Street, the Marina District, etc.

Property has views of the Bay, including the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and Berkeley.

FREE parking is included during your stay - parking is otherwise very hard to find on Nob Hill and is usually quite expensive in this location.

This property has a beautiful private formal flower garden, including charming night lighting.

Location is Perfect for Tourism: This property is located at the top of historic Nob Hill. You can't get a better location in San Francisco - walking distance to shopping (Union Square), Chinatown, Russian Hill, Grace Cathedral, The Fairmont Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf, Little Italy, North Beach, the Marina District, Polk Street, the Cable Car Museum, and much more.

FREE Parking - a rarity on Nob Hill: FREE Parking is available upon request. Parking in San Francisco is very hard to find... especially in this central location.

Walk To Food Stores and Restaurants: This property is one block from Le Beau Nob Hill - a charming food market which sells everything you will need. It is two blocks from Grace Cathedral and the park atop Nob Hill. You will also be one block to a charming restaurant (the Nob Hill Cafe) as well as other great restaurant choices.

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Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear James - We loved your apartment & had a great stay. It's a terrific location. We're off to New York for a week of food and theatre, but will keep SF as a special memory. (from handwritten note)
Oct 2012
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James Hickman

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks spanish, english, A little German (Deutsch)
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This is a very special property that found me (rather than the other way around). I have lovingly restored it to 'better than new' with all kinds of beautiful upgrades. Yet the original personality of this home remain intact - as does the original 1907 San Francisco-style woodwork & trim. I am happy to share my home with you, as the VRBO experience has been wonderful - I've met so many nice people and have enjoyed helping them make their trip to San Francisco memorable.

James Hickman purchased this apartment in 2006

This is my home and I feel very, very lucky to live here - it is historic, fully remodeled, and very beautiful. The property selected me (life can be like that), rather than the other way around. I am lucky to live here and happy to share this property with you. You are sure to want to come back again and again!

Historic 1907 San Francisco architecture. Approximately 1,250 square feet with high 9.5 foot ceilings. Ornate original trim in each room - very San Francisco! FREE reserved parking outside of your door - a total rarity in this location. Best SF location for tourism.. and SF's most historic neighborhood. Views. Large private flower garden shared with only one other unit - a perfect place for a meal or a glass of wine.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

5
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 172 reviews
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297898
+01 415 7132629
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

OUR VACATION ON NOB HILL

  • 5 out of 5
This property is perfectly located in the heart of Nob Hill and transportation is easily accessible. The garden apartment had beautiful amenities and fit our family of five just perfectly. The highlight of my stay was the beautiful, tranquil garden which I enjoyed sipping my tea in the mornings and we all enjoyed after a full day of sightseeing. James was a dream to help coordinate our trip, he made our stay seamless and provided us with plenty of ideas of where to visit, eat, etc. I would highly recommend this exquisite apartment to any and all.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arizona Family of 5:

Thank you so much for the terrific review! I love that description of the apartment you wrote - calling it "exquisite." THANK YOU for that - and for putting a smile on my face today with that kind review. I truly have the best guests in the world - lovely people like you! Please come back soon! James
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
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San Francisco The Bay Area
Montreal
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We recently spent 5 days in San Francisco and were amazed with the accommodations at Nob Hill. The location was perfect, close to anything and everything. The home was impeccable having at our disposal everything we needed. The host was also amazing, making recommendations for restaurants and site seeing, shopping, tours etc....who would have thought we would have bonfire on the beach, kids loved it and the adults had a blast. We would definitely go back, a BIG Thanks to the owner James for all your great work !!!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Canadian Guests: Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the apartment! That truly puts a big smile on my face. Please come back soon! James
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
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+01 415 7132629
San Francisco The Bay Area
Madison, WI, USA
5

LIFE IS GOOD ON NOB HILL!

  • 5 out of 5
James is pretty much the perfect host. He seems to genuinely care for his guests and he responds with efficiency to your questions and needs. The apartment is elegant, clean, and cozy. Everything you need is set out for your stay. James was in town during our visit and he took great effort to insure that we had a wonderful trip. DO take advantage of all the field work he has done regarding local places to eat, see, shop, etc. SF is a wonderful town for dining at every price range. There were more choices near the apartment than we first thought. The parking space right in front is an amazing luxury in a city like SF. We will be back! Only caution: the hills are very steep, so those with trouble walking might have more of a difficult time navigating the nearby neighborhood on foot. Going downhill is easy, but eventually you have to go back UP. Thanks again, James for all your help. Your place is beautiful, clean, and well run.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests from Madison, Wisconsin: Thank you very much for your stay and for your very, very kind comments! I'm blushing! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked the apartment. I truly look forward to your next trip to SF. I totally agree about those hills... you have to remember "back up" each time (welcome to SF!!!). But of course, now there is www.uber.com where you can instantly order a ride to come to you wherever you are in the City at the touch of your smart phone. Uber has saved my legs many a time and should be on every visitor's phone!!! Come back soon! James
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
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San Francisco The Bay Area
Calgary Alberta Canada
5

THANK YOU JAMES

  • 5 out of 5
I am Homesick. I spent three blissful days in this apartment last week. Now, I gaze at the pictures, and I am overcome with longing to be back there again. Sure, it is located in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Yes, it is in the perfect location, right at the top of Nob Hill, walking distance to cable cars, public transit, shops, restaurants and the Grace Cathedral. Of course it is magnificently appointed, with beautiful furniture, luxury linens, and a kitchen a chef would weep to cook in. But these things are not what make me want to return, again and again. It is the feeling of home, of belonging, of being so welcomed into these surroundings that you feel like you have found a piece of yourself you did not even know you were missing. My favorite times of my whole trip were in this apartment. Drinking my morning coffee in the garden, watching the hummingbirds flit about while the chimes from the Cathedral fill the air. Relaxing on the couch with a glass of wine, watching the mist roll over the Bay Bridge. Cooking a fabulous meal with the amenities so thoughtfully supplied in the pantry, while jazz plays softly on the stereo. Falling asleep wrapped in silken sheets and cozied up beneath soft blankets. The thoughtful enquiries from our fabulous host, wondering if there is anything he can do to make this place any more perfect. No, James, there is not. It is as perfect as it can get.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear S and T from Calgary: Oh my... what a kind, thoughtful review. First of all, let me thank you for your repeat business. It was so nice meeting you last time around. The review you wrote after that trip truly touched my heart, as I have always remembered your write-up about how you cried for happiness when you arrived at the apartment and saw the beautiful garden. I never forgot that - as your review helped me realize that the vacation rental "thing" is truly all about touching people's hearts like that. Thank you for helping me to see that!

Your latest review has likewise touched my heart. I loved reading how you felt a sense of "belonging" in my home and how your favorite times during your SF vacation were in my apartment. What a wonderful thought! I LOVE THAT! Thank you so much for letting me know.

The vacation rental thing is truly all about sharing. I love sharing my home with new friends like you. And it is so much fun creating an environment where good people (like you) can reconnect with their family, their friends - and themselves too. That's really what it is all about.

Thank you so much for your repeat stay. I truly look forward to your next visit. James
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
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+01 415 7132629
San Francisco The Bay Area
5

A WONDERFULLY CHARMING HOME ON THE HILL

  • 5 out of 5
If you wish for a true San Francisco experience, this tastefully elegant Victorian style vacation rental home is a must. Located just a few blocks away from the trolley line, it was incredibly convenient. And, with free parking available, my family and I were able to rent a car and truly explore all that San Francisco had to offer.
The house is deceivingly spacious. It comfortably accomodated five adults- my parents, sister, husband and myself. As for those who travel with family know, space is very important. It was very meticulously maintained and very well provided for. Every basic necessity that you may require was provided for and then more.
The owner, James Hickman, was truly professional and a joy to deal with. His communication before, during and after was amazing. Prior to our arrival, he emailed a list of recommended sites and restaurants. On-site, he had a informational binder. It provided information for everything, even how to operate the cable television. After ensuring our visit was satisfying, he promptly refunded our deposit on the house- even going so far emailing us a picture of the refund check prior to mailing it off.
Thank you for making a memorable trip to San Francisco, even more so. We would definitely love to stay again! Tracy
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear T. from Texas: Thank you very much for the terrific review, which I truly enjoyed reading. You truly made my day today - and I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed staying in my home. I am glad you liked my recommendations list! That list grows and grows - and now is over 60 pages! I look forward to your next visit, James
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Perfect 5-Star Nob Hill Luxury - Sleeps 6 - FREE Parking - Garden - See Reviews
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p297898
+01 415 7132629
San Francisco The Bay Area
Texas
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of 5 loved this place!!! James was a delight and gave us many wonderful restaurant suggestions. The apartment had everything: coffee!!, shampoo, laundry detergent and any spice you could ever want!!! It was definitely a home away from home. The kids raved about the sofa bed mattress... I'll need to find out where James got it!!! There are two tvs. We would stay here again in a minute! Recommend le beau for groceries, the tonga room for fun dinner and the Chinese food delivery place that James had in his book. Delicious!!! Also, James recommended chow and we liked it a lot!!! Thank you James!!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Walk to San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
CalTrain Station and BART
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 80 and 101 interchange
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
San Francisco Waterfront
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Various - 'Big Four Restaurant'
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nob Hill Cafe - 1 block.
Car: not necessary

Please read our 100% 5 star reviews from ALL guests since inception. This is the very best location in San Francisco for travelers...! Walk to Union Square, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Polk Street, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Coit Tower, The Marina District, The Ferry Building, Moscone Center, The Embarcadero and more! Nob Hill is one of San Francisco's most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. This location is at the top of the hill (the higher you are, the better the neighborhood in SF) - above the best hotels like the Fairmont, The Huntington Hotel, The Mark-Hopkins Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Moreover, it is just 2 short blocks to Hunttington Park and Grace Cathedral. This beautiful neighborhood is truly the heart of San Francisco. Walk to stores and fine restaurants.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Hot Air Ballooning, crabbing (catching dungeoness crabs!), Deep Sea Fishing, Alcatraz Island Tours, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Recreation Area, Muir Woods (Redwood Tree Grove - Parkland), Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square Shopping District, Chinatown, North Beach (Italian section of San Francisco), Museums, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, etc. You will never run out of things to do or see in San Francisco!

Golf: There is a wide selection of public and private courses in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco has a public course near 'Lands End'.

Ski: Lake Tahoe Ski Areas a few hours away via car in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

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November Monthly
31 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
30 night minimum stay
$6,595
for 30 nights
$6,595
 
 
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30 night minimum stay
$7,595
for 30 nights
$7,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Notes Some holidays and event dates have a surcharge - please ask owner directly for details and final pricing for the dates you are requesting.
$300 refundable security deposit. $95 One-Time Cleaning Charge.
Parking INCLUDED FREE during your entire visit (1 car). This is a $50/day value in this area.
30+ day rentals have modified terms - please see owner for details.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Francisco in The Bay Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Gorgeous marble bathroom with marble on all walls all the way to the ceiling. Ceiling has beautiful crown molding and two small 'Shoenbeck' chandeliers. Beautiful and new freestanding bathtub with shower includes a new endless hot water system and all new plumbing. A new beautiful carved vanity and historic style lighting finish the overall affect. Very beautiful, romantic... and very 'San Francisco' in every way.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , All beds in separate rooms
  • A romantic bedroom with historic wood valet cabinet, queen bed, two nightstands, crystal chandelier, crystal nightstand lamps, wool rug, refinished original hardwood floors, original 1907 wood trim, and french doors with curtains onto living room. Perfect for the romantic getaway but loved by families too since the 1,100 square foot apartment with 9.5 foot coved ceilings provides a sense of space. The bedroom opens upon the living room with double sliding doors in the best San Francisco sense of style.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Shopping
  • beachcombing
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Racquetball
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • fly fishing
  • surf fishing
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • diving
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
Notes:
Covered and Street Parking included FREE, Catering Available, Near to Huntington Park, Grace Cathedral, Moscone Center, taxi cabs, cable cars (1 block), free cable car museum (2 blocks), sports events (Giant's stadium), Maritime Museum, Little Italy, North Beach, and centrally located in the beautiful city of San Francisco. 'Le Beau' Grocery market with gourmet selection of foods is just a block away (Le Beau Market - Nob Hill). Many movies are made in the immediate vicinity. In Spring of 2010, Clint Eastwood and Matt Daemon filmed a film on this block of Clay Street for a month. The Steve McQueen film 'Bullet' also has scenes on this street. This is a very historic, beautiful neighborhood.
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