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Highlights Pacific Heights

  • Walkable city
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Alcatraz Island

Best Vacation Rentals in Pacific Heights

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Vacation Rental for 5 Guests in Pacific Heights, San Francisco
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Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
(18 reviews)
This darling cottage (with gourmet kitchen & heated patio) is perfectly located 1.5 blocks off Fillmore Street; steps from fine dining, high end shops, neighborhood eateries, a gourmet grocery store, public transportation, and one of the city's best parks.The SpaceOn the main level of this single family home, you'll find a newly renovated gourmet kitchen with counter seating for 3-4 that opens to a light-filled living room on one side and directly to the rear, a unique covered heated patio (complete with Lynx grill) with a dining table that can seat 8 comfortably.Two bedrooms, master wi...
from $612 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Pacific Heights, San Francisco
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Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Vacation Rental • 700 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(17 reviews)
Located just 5 or so minutes' walk to the Bay and to magnificent views of GG Bridge and Alcatraz, our cottage offers a real San Francisco experience (with luxury!). It nestles behind one of San Francisco's lovely 'painted lady' Victorians. Fully DETACHED, rose-covered, it is surrounded by gardens and was completely renovated by us a few years ago. It is inviting, light and airy and has its own private patio. It is safe and secluded yet just a stone's throw from vibrant, chic, Union Street where San Franciscans come to dine and shop. The best and most desirable neighborhood of San Francisco!...
from $191 / night
Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Pacific Heights, San Francisco
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Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(16 reviews)
**EXTENSIVE RENOVATION COMPLETED APRIL 2022**We took advantage of the slow travel time and just completed a completed a massive remodel. Renovation includes entirely new kitchen, bathroom, floors, doors, windows and added a dishwasher and full washer and dryer! Our old historic home has all the modern amenities you need! **This is the perfect rental during your grad school internship or grandparents wanting to stay close (but not too close) to family!**We are so excited you are considering spending your holiday in San Francisco! We know you'll love it as much as we do! Our house has an atta...
from $152 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Pacific Heights

$376for 30 Sep - 7 Oct
$390 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Pacific Heights

23%for 30 Sep - 7 Oct
37% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Pacific Heights

San Francisco’s Star Neighborhood

Pacific Heights is widely considered one of the best places to live in California, as well as San Francisco’s best neighborhood. The posh neighborhood resembles something from a movie with its colorful and historic French Château and Spanish-style mansions. You’ll find a wide array of activities to do and sites to see here, including some well-known parks, stunning views of the surrounding Bay Area, incredible shopping, and top-rated restaurants. Whether you’ll be traveling with family, friends, or your significant other, Pacific Heights offers a little bit of something for every type of traveler.

Finding your perfect Pacific Heights vacation rental

If you’ll be traveling to San Francisco, there’s no better place to stay than in Pacific Heights. From here you can choose from a wide variety of spectacular accommodation options while enjoying the perks of the best neighborhood in the city. The majority of the rentals in Pacific Heights are just a stone’s throw away from some of San Francisco’s best attractions, making it easy to explore your surroundings. Book a rental with a jacuzzi to warm up during the cooler months. The rentals in this area come equipped with all the comforts and conveniences you’ll need to feel at home throughout your stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi and more. Pet-friendly rentals are available in Pacific Heights for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Pacific Heights

The area and getting around

Arriving in Pacific Heights

If you’ll be arriving by plane, the closest airport to Pacific Heights is San Francisco International Airport at 11 miles away. Oakland International Airport is another nearby major airport at 11 miles away. There are rental companies available at both airports if you intend to rent a car during your stay. Having a car is not entirely necessary though since San Francisco is a walkable city and Pacific Heights is a walkable neighborhood.

A walkable neighborhood

San Francisco is rated as the 2nd most walkable large city in the United States. The majority of main sites and attractions are within a short walking distance of each other. Public transportation is excellent and reliable here. You can also rent bikes or electric scooters to get around.

Travelers and activities

Pacific Heights for couples

Pacific Heights offers an abundance of unique date activities for couples traveling together. With so many attractions to see and fun things to do in the area, you’ll want to set aside at least a few days to explore it all! Be sure to see the Painted Ladies, one of Pacific Height’s most iconic rows of houses, which include a cluster of colorful and historic Victorian homes. Go for a long and peaceful walk on Baker Beach to enjoy spectacular and up-close views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, which is the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States and is home to a vast collection of walking paths, ponds, and a tea house with many authentic Japanese features throughout the grounds.

Pacific Heights for families

Families will find no shortage of fun and interactive things to do in Pacific Heights. Visit the Golden Gate Park, which is home to over 1,000 acres of public grounds, making it 20% larger than Central Park in New York City! You can spend 3-4 hours walking through the entire park, which consists of a Japanese garden, botanical gardens, gigantic windmills, a lake, hiking trails, a science museum, bison, a rose garden, an aquarium, and more!

Pacific Heights is home to several iconic movie backdrops, including the mansion from “Mrs. Doubtfire” and the house from “Full House” at 1709 Broderick.

Top 5 travel tips in Pacific Heights

1. Visit two of the city’s most famed parks

Lafayette Park and Alta Plaza Park are two separate parks within the city. Lafayette Park covers an 11-square-mile area and was created in 1936. It is set at the top of a hill, offering stunning views of many major points in the city. You’ll find a children’s playground, tennis courts, open green spaces, restroom facilities, and an off-leash dog park. Alta Plaza Park is set at the northwestern edge of Pacific Heights and offers sweeping views of the city and bay below. There’s an area for dogs, as well as a huge staircase and public tennis courts.

2. Browse the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

A visit to this spectacular art museum is a must while in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is home to a collection of over 33,000 works of art in various mediums including photography, architecture, design, sculpture and more. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the west coast solely devoted to modern and contemporary art and features over 170,000 square feet of exhibition feet, making it one of the largest museums in the entire country. Here you can see works by Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, and more.

3. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge

Quite possibly San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, visiting the Golden Gate Bridge is a must for every visitor. Originally designed in 1917, the bridge was the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening. Today, it is still regarded as the most beautiful and photographed bridge in the world. You can ride bikes, rent scooters, or walk to the bridge from the Fisherman’s Wharf area. You can experience the bridge from a variety of angles, including from directly below the bridge under the traffic-- you can even walk across it!

4. Take a day trip to Alcatraz Island

Just 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco is Alcatraz Island. The small island was designed for a lighthouse, a military prison, and a federal prison. The cold water temperatures and strong currents made the island impossible for the prisoners to escape from. Today, you can take a ferry to the island and do a tour of the historical site and learn about various infamous prisoners who tried to escape from there.

5. Spend an afternoon at Pier 39

Pier 39 is the place to go for shopping and dining in San Francisco. The pier is popular among tourists and boasts a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants, an aquarium, and views of California sea lions napping on the docks of the pier’s marina. From the pier you can see Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and more! This is a fun location for families with kids and couples.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Pacific Heights

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Pacific Heights cost?

Pacific Heights is one of the cheapest neighborhoods in the USA. For a stay here you pay around $360 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Pacific Heights in November, December, or October, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $275, $288, and $320 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Pacific Heights?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of April ($450), May ($450), and September ($386).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Pacific Heights well in advance?

If you decide to put Pacific Heights on your bucket list, we recommend planning your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 75% of rentals booked the previous year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

May, June and July are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 80%, 75%, and 60%. The average being 72% during this period, you will have a wide section to choose from.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Pacific Heights?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is October (only 4% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by November (5%), and then September (5%). During these three months, the availability is only 5%. It is therefore preferable to reserve early.

How many vacation rentals are there in Pacific Heights?

Holidu collaborates with 2 different partners to offer you an inventory to choose between 280 properties we have in Pacific Heights.

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