Located in one of SF's most coveted neighborhoods, this newly remodeled Junior One-Bedroom apt is centrally located to some of the best attractions. From the cable cars to the tree lined streets, the charm of Russian Hill awaits...
At the top of the hill, tucked away behind buildings and garden courtyards, there lies a unique living space in a unique part of town.
Ideal for a couple, the unit can accommodate two individuals or third additional person on a pull-out Sofa Bed.
The apartment is a beautifully remodeled Junior 1-Bedroom "In-Law" unit (approx 400 sq feet) with its own private entrance, newly sanded hardwood floors, a mini kitchenette with modern appliances, and just enough space to feel comfortable and at home. There is access to a garden courtyard in the back for a peaceful relaxed setting or you can simply walk out front for the hustle and bustle of the City.
The apartment is located on Filbert St, an already pretty popular street in San Francisco, famously known as the steepest navigable street in the Western Hemisphere.
Within walking distance is also:
• Lombard St (crookedest street in the world)
• Fort Mason
• Ghirardelli Square
• Aquatic Park
• Fishermans Wharf
• Pier 39
• North Beach
• Telegraph Hill
• Coit Tower
• The Embarcadero
• the ferry to go to Alcatraz
• Nob Hill
• Polk Street Corridor
• Pacific Heights
• Union St. & Fillmore St.
• The Marina Green
• The Hyde Street Cable Car Line
The unit has the basic amenities such as:
- Queen Size Bed
- Sofa Bed
- Flat Screen Plasma TV with basic channels.
- Free WiFi access
- Garden Courtyard access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Newly sanded hardwood floors
- 2x Stove top burners
- Tea Kettle
- Basic Kitchen needs
(pots, pans, cups, forks, knives, etc)
(I wouldn't expect to make a Turkey dinner here but you definitely can easily make sandwiches to pack for the day).
Breathtaking views, delicious food, numerous cafes, and an unforgettable adventure are literally steps away.
There are so many hidden gems in Russian Hill.
For starters, it is one of San Francisco's 49 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills". The neighborhood's name goes back to the Gold Rush era, when settlers discovered a small Russian cemetery at the top of the hill. Russian naval and merchant ships frequently visited San Francisco throughout the 19th century beginning in 1806, and there are several mentions of burials of crew members in the Russian Hill cemetery in the first half of the century. The cemetery was removed, but the name remains to this day.
With so much history in the area, you'll discover something fun and unique around every corner.
Some of my favorites are (in no particular order):
• George Sterling Park - named after the famous SF poet who penned "City By The Sea", this hilltop park host a tennis court that offers some hidden views of the Bay and of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's just around the corner; come during Sunset.
• Macondray Lane - this is a small pedestrian lane that boasts a wooded enclave in the heart of the city. It extends two blocks between Leavenworth and Taylor streets, paralleling Union and Green streets. Definitely worth the walk, especially if you are on your way to North Beach or Chinatown.
• Fay Park - just a block from "the crookedest street in he world", Lombard Street, this tiny park clings the hillside for half a city block and has some gazebos that overlook the San Francisco Bay. The Fay Park garden and adjacent house at Leavenworth and Chestnut Streets were bequeathed to the city by Mary Fay Berrigan, whose family built the first house on the site in 1869. For a true taste of how Victorian Era living was like in San Francisco, make sure to pay a visit.
• Musée Mécanique - With an easy walk just down the hill to Pier 45 in Fishermans Wharf, take a blast into the past and see what "video game" arcades were like from the turn of the century. Witness the largest collection of 'machine games' from all around the world. In 2011 U.S. News & World Report called the Musée Mécanique one of the top three "Things to Do in San Francisco". Docked just behind the museum say hello a fully restored Navy vessel from World War II, the USS Pampanito, which now serves as a museum, memorial, and historical landmark.
As for food and drinks, this neighborhood houses some of the best spots in the city:
• Bacchus Wine Bar - just around the corner on Hyde Street hides this super cute and super tiny wine bar. And when I say tiny... I mean tiny!! Amazing selection of wine with an amazing ambiance, it's quaintness adds to its charm. If you don't know what to drink the bar staff is extremely knowledgable and open with suggestions. Besides, it's so close to the apartment; you can't go wrong.
• Elephant Sushi - Just pass Bucchus is one of the better Sushi bistros in all of SF. This hip trendy spot is not to be missed. Make sure to make a reservation though, seating will be tricky. They have a great sign-in system where they will call you when your table is ready which allows you to visit the neighboring bars. Try the 'Flaming Trout' and thank me later.
• Union Larder - Across the street from Elephant Sushi is Union Larder, a 'Cheese, Wine, & Charcuterie Bar', and definitely one of its kind. With a deliciously crafted menu and a wonderful selection of wine and cheese pairings, this makes for a great afternoon lunch or an earlier casual dinner.
• Zarzuela - a Spanish tapas restaurant at the top of Russian Hill that offers a unique casual European ambience while dishing up exquisite tapas and traditional Spanish food. From their paella to their sangria, you'll definitely leave satisfied.
• Trattoria Contadina - just down the hill on Union & Mason where Russian Hill slams into North Beach, you'll find "The Tratt". Above the entrance there's a sign that reads: "Lascia i problemi alla porta, mangia & buon appetito" - Translation: Leave your problems at the front door. Since 1984 the Correnti family has been making some of the best Italian-American food in all of SF.
• Leopold's - this restaurant offers the cozy ambiance ("Gemütlichkeit") of a traditional village gasthaus that one might find in Alpine Austria, Bavaria or northern Italy, serving traditional Alpine meals and ales. Just down the hill on Polk & Union St.
• Saint Frank Coffee - also on Polk St lies what is being called "a purveyor of extraordinary coffees that have the ability to bring joy to life through aromas and flavors". If you're into coffee, you'll be into this.
• La Boulange - this is like having a little piece of France in your neighborhood! Their traditional pastries, organic breads and irresistible desserts are made with care, using recipes inspired by the French countryside. Great brunch spot for you or the whole family.
• Swensen's Ice Cream - since 1948, this ice cream parlor has been serving up the same award winning flavors that has now become a staple of San Francisco tradition. It is now without a doubt one of the top three ice cream parlors in the city, along with Mitchell's & BiRite respectfully.
• Za Pizza - just down the street on Hyde, this popular neighborhood pizzeria opened its doors 17 years ago and have since perfected a crust that can't get any thinner. Pizza by the slice or whole pies! Free delivery as well.
• Frascati - this Mediterranean style bistro has strong Californian influences. The menu shifts frequently to utilize the best and freshest ingredients the season has to offer. Make sure to get a table by the window for cute romantic views of the cables cars strolling up and down Hyde St.
• Okoze Sushi - a more traditional sushi restaurant, the menu boasts all the classics and local favorites. This place still tends to be crowded due mostly to the Elephant Sushi overflow of people who don't want to wait an hour to be seated. Walks-in are welcomed but reservations can't hurt.
• Stones Throw - the newest addition to the neighborhood, this California/American restaurant. From familiar beers to "hard-to-find" rare craft beers, make sure to come thirsty.
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