Lovely Queen Anne home in sunny San Francisco area

Home exchange
near Dolores Park, San Francisco, California, USA
  • House
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


  • Queen Anne Home with beautiful views of Downtown San Francisco and a Mason & Hamlin Baby Grand Piano.

Guests in our home always comment on how beautiful, comfortable, and welcoming it is. We have lived here since 1986 and have treated it lovingly. We would be happy to exchange it for your palace or your studio apartment.
We love to travel all over Europe, especially Spain and the United Kingdom. Our preference in an exchange location is a centrally located, convenient spot that can be our home-base for visits to plays, concerts, ballets, and museums. We also love to be near good restaurants.
Our home is a lovely 2 story Queen-Anne on a quiet street in the sunniest neighborhood in San Francisco. The main floor consists of a front parlor, music room with baby grand piano, office, large bathroom with bathtub, dining room, kitchen and large deck.We are very close to public transportation and it is an easy walk to Downtown San Francisco. We are 4 blocks from the famous Valencia Street restaurant row and 3 blocks from Bi-Rite market and ice cream parlor and Tartine bakery and cafe.
The second floor has 2 large bedrooms, an entertainment room with a large TV, DirecTV with premium channels, surround sound and large library. And a beautiful bathroom with tub and a great view. We have designed our home around comfort, entertainment, beauty, and books. Our library is extensive, and we love to lounge on the deck and read, with a cup of coffee or glass of wine nearby.

The neighborhood is diverse and close to the Castro and Mission districts as well as Downtown Noe Valley. There are many dining and shopping choices within walking distance. San Francisco is close to the natural beauty of Muir Woods, West Marin, the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Lake Tahoe and Reno.
It is a food-lover’s paradise.There are restaurants of nearly every world cuisine in all price ranges nearby.
Throughout the year, San Francisco and the surrounding area offer a huge variety of sports events, cultural events, concerts, street fairs and festivals. There is truly something for everyone.


Interested in

  • Home exchange
  • Open to suggestions
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Non-simultaneous exchange

Preferred destinations

  • Europe
  • South Africa
  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Jun 01 '13 - Sep 01 '13
Oct 03 '12 - Oct 13 '12
Open to offers
Preferred duration Open to offers
Location: Nearest gay scene is Dolores Park - 1 block away
City, Central, Quiet
Features/amenities: Garden, Patio / Deck, Privacy, Sauna / Jacuzzi, Views, Hairdryer(s) available, Iron/ironing board available
Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, Radio, Satellite or Cable, Stereo System, TV, Plasma / LCD TV, Video
Internet access: WiFi available, WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Cycling, Forest / Wood, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Gay Beach, Gay Gym, Historical Sites, Hiking, HIV / AIDS Resources, Lake, Mountains, Nightlife, Park(s), Swimming, Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Sea and Sun, Tennis, Theatre(s), Watersports, Museums
Miscellaneous: No Pets, Domestic Help , Children Welcome, Smoke-Free Zone, Car available


Reviews from other users

We stayed for 6 days at Carole & Mavis house in San Francisco late September 2016.
Our swap wasn't simultaneous (Carole & Mavis had stayed in our Barcelona apartment last May) so we had the opportunity to know Carole & Mavis before our stay in their house. What a charming couple! Carole and Mavis are the perfect hosts. They showed us their beautiful house and explained us everything we need to know in order to spend the perfect stay. Their house is so beautiful that it's difficult to explain, you have to see it! Lovely at all levels, full of art and decorated with an exquisite taste, perfectly located in one of the best districts of San Francisco, at one street of Dolores park, at some streets of the Castro gay bars/shops, with a tram stop at the door of the house... and what to say about the views you'll have from the terrace and from the bedroom ? a breathtaking view of San Francisco downtown... you'll fall in love with it!
We're really happy about this swap experience with Carole and Mavis! We're glad of having met Carole and Mavis! We were lucky of having such a beautiful exchange opportunity! Don't hesitate if you have it too!

David stayed in Oct 2016

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