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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 4  Type: House
NELSONS' COTTAGE - Luxury Garden Home in BEST SF!
TripAdvisor property ID 4302882

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Book this 2 bedroom house in San Francisco today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 45 reviews.

The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 18, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Daryl N.
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Calendar last updated:
18 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top San-francisco Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Property Features

  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (45)

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“Great Retreat in the Middle of the City”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2014

We had a wonderful time at the retreat! Much of the city is walking distance or a short cab ride away and once you're in the tranquility of the garden and the cottage you will be able to relax and forget that you are in one of the most dense cities in the U.S. Daryl is a wonderful hostess and provides a beautiful setting, breakfast food, flowers and chocolate. All of the fineshes are very nice and the place is spotless. It doesn't get better than this. We would stay here again tomorrow if there weren't so many other places to explore! Some day we will return.

“Fabulous accomodation in brilliant location.”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2012

Loved the cottage and could not have asked for more in terms of comfort and facilities.Friendly and welcoming hosts have provided lovely touches to a private, charming cottage. Location was great. Shops ,cafes,transport, beautiful walks and architecture all there and easy access to all that San Francisco has to offer. Had a fantastic stay and have reccomended Nelson's Cottage to both friends and family and hope to return for another stay soon. Especially loved the fluffy bathrobes,well-equipped kitchen and bathroom,fresh flowers,chocolates and the Christmas wreath on our front door! One of the nicest places we have stayed.

“No sentence, only one word: perfection!”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2012

We had a wonderful time staying in Daryl an Mark cottage. They are the perfect hosts: kind, ready to help, smiling, easy going without loosing a lovely elegance. The cottage is a little vacation dream place, extremely comfortable, very well conceived . Wonderful kitchen and super comfortable beds (rare in this type of accommodation ) We want to be back as soon as we will have the opportunity. Thank you both of you "du fond du cœur" as we say in French. Daniel, George and Rick

“Beautiful cottage, wonderful hosts!”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2011

I found this cottage rental while looking for a place for my husband and I to stay with our friends from New Jersey. Daryl, the owner, was very helpful, first with her e-mails and then showing us around when we arrived. We were delighted to find the cottage so nicely furnished and well provisioned with food staples and lovely fruit and flowers. The cottage, tucked away at the back of the garden of their beautiful Victorian, was delightful and perfect for two couples. The kitchen was well equipped and gave us good opportunities to whip up suppers with food we bought at the Safeway in the Marina, at the Farmers Market or in local corner stores. It was also very nice to sip a glass of wine and enjoy the sun on the hidden terrace. My husband and I have been to San Francisco many times. We have stayed in several places, but usually downtown. We have always enjoyed Union Street with its wonderful restaurants and were so pleased with the cottage,its proximity to bus routes and easy walking distance to aquatic Park etc that we plan to make it our preferred San Francisco base. We really felt like we were at home here. Daryl and Mark bent over backwards to make our stay successful and to quickly sort out the little problems we had (nothing more than an unplugged server and an overactive smoke alarm!). The WiFi service was a little unpredictable, but I don't think the damp weather helped. Despite their graciousness, even our hosts couldn't ensure perfect weather every day!

“Wonderful stay in San Francisco”

Reviewed 28 May 2011

We felt at ease instantly in Mark and Daryl's cottage. Every possible detail is looked after in their superbly designed and decorated home away from home. We really enjoyed relaxing here after a busy day seeing the sights. Viewing the lush garden from the kitchen table, lounging on the deck behind the house, sinking into the top class beds. A wonderful hideaway and very close to all the attractions. This is as good as it gets! We hope to be guests here again someday.

“Great location and lovely cottage”

Reviewed 10 May 2011

Daryl and Mark have created a lovely garden cottage and made our family very welcome. It was wonderful to share their location in San Francisco as a base for our SF holiday.

“Perfect accommodations”

Reviewed 6 May 2011

Nelson's Cottage provided perfect accommodations for our recent visit to San Francisco. Located in the lovely Cow Hollow neighborhood, the cottage is nestled behind the main house, a stunning Victorian on Green Street, and is every bit as charming as the pictures portray. For a few days we felt as if we had a home in San Francisco. The cottage was clean and cozy, our hosts were charming, the beds were comfy, the kitchen was well provisioned and all was right with the world! We especially enjoyed the private patio out back where we could take a break from our adventures and relax. The Cow Hollow neighborhood is a delight with an eclectic variety of cafes, shops, pubs, day spas. There was something to suit everyone in our group. We didn't have a car but the location of the cottage made it easy to explore SF. Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Palace of Fine arts and the Presidio are within walking distance if you have 20 - 30 minutes for a stroll. If not, cabs and public transportation were readily available on Union Street just a block away.

“A truly memorable stay in San Francisco”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2011

This wonderful cottage set in a very vibrant and convenient location was definately one of our favourite holiday stays. Our family of four (children 11 and 13) stayed here for Christmas 2010, and if we could not be at home, then there was no better place to be but the Nelson's cottage. This cottage is equipped with all the home comforts, plus many extras which are certainly not standard at most holiday accommodations. The comfortable bedding, ample kitchen, TV and internet, washing facilities, private entry off street and lots of special little touches that made us very glad we were not confined to a hotel room. This is the type of stay that doesn't leave you travel weary and longing for your own bed or a decent shower. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in San Francisco as we had excellent accommodation and we really fell in love with the city. We fully intend to return and at that point hope the Nelson's are still running their beautiful little cottage. P.S. On the morning we left we farewelled our hosts Daryl and Mark on the steps of their home out front. The driver came to collect us for the airport and as we drove away he asked had we been staying with family or friends, and we nearly felt that we could say yes!

“Gorgeous cottage with all the comforts of home”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2011

Our stay at this lovely cottage was made even more special and homely by the small touches, such as flowers, food and drink, and we even had bath toys, and plates for our baby which was so thoughtful. The cottage is in a great area, close to great boutiques stores and so many restaurants. Great if you don't want to cook. Thank you for making our time in San Francisco so memorable.

Response from the owner And, if you do want to cook, there is a fully equipped kitchen with Wolf range and oven and great counter space. It was so great to have you as guests in the cottage - I do hope that you will come back again.

“Charming property in excellent location”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2010

This property was the first stop in our three week tour of California and was by far the most comfortable and luxurious place we stayed. From the moment you step through the door the comforts of home are all there for you, and we found the location perfect - blissfully quiet but only a few minutes walk to the restaurants bars and transport of Union Street. A special thanks to our charming hosts, they provided all the little touches that make for a delightful stay - food in the fridge, fruit on the table, lovely toiletries. Also, Daryl was kind enough bring scones she had baked and to post back some clothes our son left behind. We highly recommend this property.

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