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On your next trip, consider a San Francisco vacation home rental for your accommodations. There are 3 vacation homes in San Francisco resorts. Vacation home rentals are generally appealing for many reasons. Some of the foremost being cost savings, more space, and no tips or service charges that are associated with hotel rooms. Vacation rental homes have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering together and offer the appeal of living in a real neighborhood and soaking up the rhythm of the locals.

With our friendly, responsive customer service and extensive informational website, renting a San Francisco vacation home from Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is a breeze. Find your perfect location and home size to suit your needs, no matter what your criteria. We have vacation homes in Bernal Heights, Fishermans Wharf, Haight Ashbury, The Landmark, Lower Haight and many more locations.

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  • 2 -5 Minutes to Just about Everything!

    2 -5 Minutes to Just about

    San Francisco: Triplex - bottom of 3 properties
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #210388
    $148 to $167 USD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    This suite has everything you could want and more. The living room has beautiful wood floors, a cozy rug, a french sliding door that leads to the patio and garden, and beautiful windows overlooking the view of the nice patio and garden. When you are ready for some entertainment, the living room features a 42' Samsung LCD with Comcast Digital Cable and a 15' HP Laptop with Printer stocked with paper connected to Comcast High Speed Internet with Wi-Fi throughout the unit. The fully equipped kitchen provides you with an easy and enjoyable cooking experience featuring granite countertops, a side by side fridge, microwave, stove, toaster, coffee maker, and everything you need to cook delicious meals. There is comfortable sleeping for 4 people in the unit. Sleep in comfort on the queen size bed that has two night stands and nice lighting in the bedroom along with a 27' TV. There is also a double sofa bed in the living room. Extra bed linens are also included. Washing your clothes is a breeze in your private laundry with a front loading washer and a separate large dryer. Extra laundry detergent and an Iron is also included. The bathroom features a shower / tub combo. Extra Towels, Soap, Shampoo, and a Hair Dryer is also included. Relax and watch the sun rise over mountain peaks from the window of this cozy garden suite. Whether you enjoy fresh power runs in the morning or simply taking in the view from above, you'll always feel the warm energy from the garden. Our backyard has many beautiful exotic San Francisco plants that have been here for more then 100 years, along with peacefully moving water from the wishing well and fish pond which brings you the feeling of calming energy and relaxation. The apartment is located on the ground level of a 3 level building. We live on the 3rd level, so just knock on our door if you should need anything during your stay and we will do our best to accommodate you. You will enjoy beautiful garden, where you can use our herbs from our garden right to your table.(Rosemary and others) The property is well served by the MUNI's bus lines to Downtown and other area of San Francisco (15 minutes by public buses). It is a 5-10 minute walking distance to the Golden Gate Park, (by Stow Lake, De Young Museum, Science Academy Museum, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Gardens and more. 2 blocks to N- Judah Line and very close to restaurants, shops, bars. Lincoln Golf Course is 5-7min walking distance. Just a few blocks away is the Irving St strip lined up with Cafes, Restaurants of every cuisine, Bars, Banks, Grocery Stores, a Pharmacy, a Post Office and so much more. You can easily reach the airport or any other further destination using public transportation (BART and MUNI) Baker Beach, Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, New Chinatown 10-15 minutes by car / taxi or MUNI to the Castro / SOMA area, Twin Peaks, Lombard St, The Crookedest Street, Baseball Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, / Moscone Center, Ocean Beach, Marina, South Beach, Embarcadero, East Bay, and much more. Parking: There is a driveway available for loading/unloading. San Francisco is, in general, not an easy-parking city. However, by SF standards, our neighbourhood is considered to be a relatively easy neighbourhood for parking, which means that guests can typically find a space within a 1/2 block from the unit.
  • Great Location- Only 2-3 Blocks from the Golden Gate Park

    Great Location- Only 2-3

    San Francisco: Triplex - middle - 1 property above & below
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #209673
    $155 to $165 USD/night Credit Card
    This property is located in one of the most enjoyable areas of San Francisco: The Inner Sunset. Walk two blocks to a full supermarket or walk to some of the top rated SF restaurants of every kind of cuisine imaginable just blocks away. Go shopping on the trendy Irving St Retail Corridor or go visit Golden Gate Park, UCSF, De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Academy of Sciences. Explore Haight-Ashbury, Grand View Park, Sunset Heights Park, Twin Peaks. Imagine not having to drive everywhere because you are so close to everything. No need to hassle with traffic and parking when everything is so close to you including public transportation to go on further ventures to the SF Zoo, the downtown financial district. Embarcadero Center, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf and the SF Zoo which are all in a 4 to 5 miles radius of you. A real home in San Francisco: Curl up and read your book. Listen to CDs, watch DVDs, surf the net at blazing speeds on the provided computer in the office or bring your own and use our wireless internet. Serve gourmet meals on the Italian granite dining room table in the kitchen. Relax in the garden by the pond or on the new wood deck while sitting in comfort on the padded seats with enough room for 4. Rest peacefully on your queen size bed with quality linens and comforter. Wall to wall hardwood floors everywhere. Beautiful Italian granite in the kitchen and marble in the bathroom. Gorgeous oriental rug in living room. An impressive collection of fine art in the living room. Formal living with sofa bed in front and a big Kitchen near the equipped office facing the garden. The well maintained garden in back features big exotic trees, bushes, a wishing well with ponds, with a rock waterfall. Features: Hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 2 people can comfortably sleep in the queen bedroom & 2 people can sleep on the extremely comfortable queen sofa bed. The kitchen and bathroom was just renovated for the 21st century with modern stainless steel appliances, Italian granite counter top and floors. House is fully equipped. DVD player with collection DVD movies, Computer w/high speed wireless Internet. This flat is in a two unit building with a common entry. We live on the upper level.
  • Light-Filled, Comfortable Home with Car Provided

    Light-Filled, Comfortable

    San Francisco: Bernal Heights: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #206581
    $83 to $83 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Lots of skylights make this cozy 3-BR, 2-BA home in sunny Bernal Heights a pretty and relaxing home base for your San Francisco vacation. House comes with use of the owners' hybrid, high-MPG car. Easy, free street parking and a garage are both available. Enjoy a friendly cat-in-residence, or if you prefer, owners will make alternative arrangements for their cat's care during your stay. House easily sleeps six with the use of the living room sofabed. Parks, playgrounds, public library are all in walking distance, as are the shops and restaurants of Cortland Avenue. Easy access to bus (Muni) and BART makes it a breeze to see the whole city. A half-hour's drive takes you across the bay to Berkeley or down the coast to beautiful Pacific beaches. Fabulous hiking in the redwoods is only 45 minutes away, the wineries of Napa an hour. Property is available from June 15-July 21, 2013.
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  • Casual Wine Country Home - Rent Days Weeks or Months

    Casual Wine Country Home

    Sonoma: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #113176
    $500 to $500 USD/night Pet Friendly
    This reasonably priced wine country house is located in Sonoma, California. The property boasts two acres with a one acre vineyard. Casually appointed, this home has all the conveniences to make your stay comfortable. Located one hour north of San Francisco, It is only a 30 minute drive to Marin and Napa Counties, one hour to Mendocino County and within ten minutes drive to to the historic town square of Sonoma. Situated at 1100 feet elevation on Sonoma Mountain, with privacy, this one story, three bedroom, three full bathrooms, 2400 square foot house has views of the hills, valley and bay. It provides the renter a wine country feel with a vineyard and a full outdoor cooking area. There's lots to do if you like wine or the wine country style. Sonoma is famous for its wine, food, cheese and bread. You could spend each day of your stay visiting a new area in Sonoma County and still not see it all. Visit world class wineries in Sonoma and Napa, walk around the Sonoma Historic Town Square, see the giant redwoods, or travel to small quaint towns and villages along the Sonoma Coast. There is always something going on in Sonoma. You can dine at wonderful restaurants or shop at gourmet grocery stores that provide an array of options for dining and entertainment. The house comes complete with everything you need to enjoy being by yourself or for entertaining occasional guests. The monthly price incldues cleaning, linens changed and a gardener. Full property video available by request via e-mail.
  • A little Slice of Heaven the New Gateway to the Wine Country

    A little Slice of Heaven

    Sonoma: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #211300
    $157 to $157 USD/night Paypal Pet Friendly
    Your delightful home away from home, is just a short walk to Historic Downtown Petaluma, with it's Riverfront shops and restaurants. Nearby are the famed wineries of Sonoma and Napa Counties, the Pt. Reyes National Seashore with it's beautiful ocean beaches and plenty of wildlife, the Redwoods, and much more. San Francisco is approx. 1 hr. Away with easy freeway access, or take a ferry from Larkspur and enjoy the SF Bay and amazing vistas. The Cottage is very comfortable, quiet and private (newly remolded 400+ sq. Ft.). It's full of natural light and has original artwork, classic detailing and an inviting ambiance. There is a complete kitchenette, an electric fireplace, and a new bathroom. The Cottage has an outdoor patio area, a lovely garden with flowers and lemons, and the main residence is nearby - We are pet friendly. We are suitable for short or extended stays I.E. Re-location, re-modeling, relaxing vacations, family visits. Hope to see you soon.
  • Another little Slice of Heaven the New Gateway to the Wine Country

    Another little Slice of

    Sonoma: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #211305
    $157 to $157 USD/night Paypal Pet Friendly
    Your delightful home away from home, is just a short walk to Historic Downtown Petaluma, with it's Riverfront shops and restaurants. Nearby are the famed wineries of Sonoma and Napa Counties, the Pt. Reyes National Seashore with it's beautiful ocean beaches and plenty of wildlife, the Redwoods, and much more. San Francisco is approx. 1 hr. Away with easy freeway access, or take a ferry from Larkspur and enjoy the SF Bay and amazing vistas. The Cottage is very comfortable, quiet and private (newly remolded 400+ sq. Ft.). It's full of natural light and has original artwork, high ceiling in kitchette/living romm, classic detailing and an inviting ambiance. There is a complete kitchenette with a mini refrigerator and a new bathroom. The Cottage has an outdoor veranda, a lovely garden with flowers and lemons, and the main residence is nearby - We are pet friendly. We are suitable for short or extended stays I.E. Re-location, re-modeling, relaxing vacations, family visits. Hope to see you soon.
  • Private Estate with Pool and Spa in the Wine Country

    Private Estate with Pool

    Sonoma: Villa
    • 5 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #202138
    $1,000 to $1,295 USD/night  
    Enjoy the Wine Country experience of a life time in the breathtaking Estate to Remember. Everything you need and dream of is close at hand. Relax at the pool and spa. Tour the vineyard and gardens. Enjoy the boundless wonders the surrounding wine country has to offer.
  • Sunny Mid-Century Modern Home with Pool & Hot Tub

    Sunny Mid-Century Modern

    San Rafael: Home
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #203288
    $400 to $529 USD/night Paypal
    Here the boundaries between the inside & the outside world are blurred through the masterful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Joseph Eichler. Walk into the large open custom tiled atrium with loungers & fire pit surrounded on 3 sides by walls of glass. Open the sliding glass front door into the completely open 50 ft wide living/dining/kitchen/family room area perfectly designed for effortless entertaining. Transparent floor-to-ceiling walls of glass look out to the oversize backyard fenced pool patio area perfect for entertaining, al fresco dining and featuring a solar heated pebble tec pool with built-in bench seating, brand new resort quality loungers, and jacuzzi under a magnificent huge palm tree. Enjoy the outdoor kitchen with the dedicated patio drink fridge with counter & 5-burner gas grill with smoker tray & rotisserie. The entire home has been painstakingly remodeled in Spring 2010 Open the back fence gate to the large open field surrounded by hills. The kids will also love the multiple swings & rope ladder in the fully private & fenced in front grass yard. Walk up a nearby hill that has a large oak tree with 2 swings for great views of the hills, SF Bay. Although San Fran is only 20 min. away, this home feels completely different. Escape the chilly fog of the city as typical summertime temperatures here are often 15-20 degrees warmer. The proximity to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible.

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San Francisco Festivals

Bay to Breakers (May): For almost a century, thousands have flocked to San Francisco for this annual event. On their way from Bay to Ocean Beach's breaks, runners begin near the Bay Bridge (in downtown San Francisco) and proceed down Howard, Hayes and Fell streets serenaded by onlookers blasting inspirational tunes and sipping on screwdrivers and other spiked concoctions. The homestretch is a downhill jaunt through Golden Gate Park where organizers hold a costume contest. The 12k race ends with "Footstock," a festival with music and activities at Ocean Beach.

San Francisco Waterfront Festival (July): An annual San Francisco waterfront Independence Day party that unfailingly delivers brilliant fireworks over the Bay, live entertainment as well as food, arts and crafts. 12-9pm, fireworks begin around 9pm.

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival (September): Sample the sinful fruits of chocolatiers like Ghirardelli and others in the 8th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival. Admission to this San Francisco festival is free, but five chocolate tasting samples require a $6 ticket.

Find complete list of annual events and festivals here.

10 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco
http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/article/10-things-not-miss-san-francisco

1. The Golden Gate Bridge, the most famous bridge in the world, manages to impress even the most experienced travelers with its stunning 1.7-mile span. Approximately 120,000 automobiles drive across it every day. A pedestrian walkway also allows the crossing on foot, and bikes are allowed on the western side. The Golden Gate Bridge is said to be one of the most photographed things on Earth.

2. Cable cars have been transporting people around San Francisco since the late 19th century. The cars run on tracks and are moved by an underground cable on three routes. Their familiar bells can be heard ringing from blocks away. Tickets ($5) may be purchased at the cable car turnarounds at the ends of each route. Each one-way ride will provide spectacular views of the city’s celebrated hills as well as exhilarating transportation.

3. Alcatraz, the notorious former prison, is located on an island of the same name in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Some of the United States’ most notorious criminals were incarcerated there. Though several tried, no inmate ever made a successful escape from “The Rock.” The prison was closed in the 1960’s and stories about Alcatraz are legendary. A visit to Alcatraz today is fascinating. Recorded cell-house tours are available, allowing visitors to learn about the prison as they explore the buildings and grounds. To reach the island, take an Alcatraz Cruises ferry from Pier 43. Advance reservations are recommended, 415-981-ROCK (7625).

4. Fisherman’s Wharf is also home to PIER 39, a festive waterfront marketplace that is one of the city’s most popular attractions. A community of California sea lions has taken up residence on the floats to the west of the pier and visitors line the nearby railing to watch their antics. From there it’s a short walk to the Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the famous crab vendors selling walk-away crab and shrimp cocktails.

5. Union Square is the place for serious shoppers. Major departments stores and the most exclusive designer boutiques line streets like Post, Sutter, Geary, Grant, Stockton and Powell. The Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre houses the largest Bloomingdale's outside of New York and the second largest Nordstrom in the U.S.

6. North Beach, the city’s Italian quarter, isn’t a beach at all. It’s a neighborhood of romantic European-style sidewalk cafes, restaurants and shops centered near Washington Square along Columbus and Grant avenues. The beautiful Church of Saints Peter and Paul is a beloved landmark. Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill offers a splendid vantage point for photos of the bridges and the Bay. Inside the tower, floor-to-ceiling murals painted in the 1930s depict scenes of early San Francisco.

7. The entrance to Chinatown at Grant Avenue and Bush Street is called the "Dragon's Gate." Inside are 24 blocks of hustle and bustle, most of it taking place along Grant Avenue, the oldest street in San Francisco. This city within a city is best explored on foot; exotic shops, renowned restaurants, food markets, temples and small museums comprise its boundaries. Visitors can buy ancient potions from herb shops, relax and enjoy a "dim sum" lunch or witness the making of fortune cookies.

8. Dining in San Francisco is an attraction in itself. Known as America’s best restaurant city, San Francisco chefs excel at combining the freshest local ingredients, authentic international flavors and a touch of creative genius. Choose your cuisine – Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Moroccan, Indian, Malaysian, Mexican, Greek, Russian or “fusion,” a combination of any or all of these influences.

9. Nightlife in San Francisco is a constantly changing scene. The “hottest” clubs currently are in the South of Market and Mission districts, with live and recorded rock and Latin music. Jazz, blues, swing and “oldies” music can be found all over town. For a complete list of nightlife options.

10. A visit to San Francisco would not be complete without a cultural experience. The city is home to internationally recognized symphony, opera and ballet companies. Playwrights such as Sam Shepherd and Tom Stoppard introduce their works in San Francisco and avant-garde theatre and dance companies dot the city. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, the de Young Museum, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and other museums and galleries are devoted to the finest of classical and contemporary arts. San Francisco is also home to the California Academy of Sciences - the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.
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