About This Listing
Beautiful, welcoming 4 bdrm Victorian house. Built in 1906 after the earthquake. House keeps it's charm. In the mission district, close to transportation, restaurants, banks, parks etc.
4 bedrooms 2 story home in Mission Terrace neighborhood. Bedroom #1 is the biggest of all. There is a TV and VCR. Lots of space for a crib or cot if traveling with children. Bedroom #2 is also very spacious with a huge closet and a couple of dressers. Bedroom #3 has a spacious work desk and chair, perfect for someone traveling on business. Bedroom #4 is on the main level off the dining room. All Bedrooms have windows and therefore lots of natural light and beautiful views. Big back yard, spacious kitchen, formal dining room, living room, deck and laundry facilities. 1 full bathroom on 1st level and 1 full bathroom on 2nd level. Excellent for a large family or large group. Hardwood floors, newly painted exterior and interior. Spacious deck seats 4 and there is a charcoal grill under the deck for your use.
Mission Terrace is located in the outer Mission, it borders with the Glenn Park area. The neighborhood is very diverse and you will find Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and Salvadorean Restaurants within walking distance of the house. Restaurante Familiar on mission St is one of my favorite places to eat Pupusas. If you are craving Mexican food, try out Taqueria el Menudo, their tacos are awesome! Interested in a big succulent hamburger? If your taste buds want pizza, try Bravo's at 5145 Mission Street, they also deliver.
3 blocks from the house you will find numerous major banks: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, US Bank, etc. There is also a Walgreen's Pharmacy 3 blocks from the house and several grocery stores within a block or 2. Casa Lucas located at 4555 Mission Street has a huge selection of fruits, vegetables and groceries, especially from Latin America. Safeway Supermarket is located at 4950 Mission Street and it's open 24 hours a day.
Public transportation is very easy and accessible from the home. 1/2 block from the house is the 14 Mission bus and the 49 Van Ness bus. Other buses near the house are: (phone number hidden), and the 43. You can also take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) located 15 minutes walk from the house or you can take the bus from the Bart get off on Mission street and walk 3 blocks to the house. The house is a mere 15 minute drive from San Francisco International airport or you can take BART and get off at either Glenn Park Station or Balboa Park Station and take a bus to the house.
It is hard to believe that this house was built in 1906 because it is intact, solid and has not sustained any damages during the earthquakes in the past 3 decades. The home has crown molding through out and has a lot of character. (website hidden)
Guest will have access to the entire house and the items within it.
Our request is that guest notify us as soon as possible of any broken items.
Interaction with Guests
Ramon or I like to greet the guest when they first arrive and walk them through the house, although sometimes this is not always possible. One of us will check in with the guest periodically to ensure that all their needs are being met. Unless there is a problem, we don't generally go back and visit until the date of the departure.
Our neighborhood is diverse with numerous fruit and vegetable markets. There are mostly family owned businesses and all major banks are located within walking distance of the house. Its a sunny part of San Francisco.
The house is located near several bus lines. The 14 Mission which takes you to downtown and embarcadero area, 49 Mission/Excelsior which takes you to Ghirardeli Square, 28- 19th avenue which takes you to Golden Gate Bridge, 43 Masonic, 54 Felton, 29 and 44 buses. Only a 10 minute walk to the Glenn Park Bart Station.
Other Things to Note
California is officially in a drought. We are requesting that our guest be considerate and not waste water so that we can continue to rent our home at a reasonable rate.
There is usually free street parking on the block, but please note that there is street cleaning on the side of the house on Mondays from 7:00-9:00am. There is street cleaning on the opposite side of the street on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00am. to avoid parking tickets, when parking in San Francisco, please curve your wheels towards the sidewalk when parking downhill. Curve your wheels away from the sidewalk when parking uphill .
Seeking responsible mature people who will respect and enjoy the property.
Please absolutely No smoking: If we detect smoking in the house, we will have to hire a company to remove the cigarette odor from the house and pass on the bill to you.
Please ensure the shower lining is inside the bath tub when taking a shower.
Please No large parties
Please No drugs
overnight guests are ok if prearranged in advance. There is an additional fee of $25.00 per night for each additional guest.
Please do not bring any pets into the house.
Lights out at 11:00pm on the first level of the house.
I just want to say a sincere Thank you for my lovely Host, who took care of everything to make us feel like home, in her beautiful house.
We've been warmly welcomed and Betty walked with us around in the neighbourhood, to show the area and convenient stores to shop for food, we are very grateful for her time and efforts, it truly made our stay an amazing experience.
I can't wait to be back in San Francisco and I would definitely choice her place again every time there, simply loved it!
Muchas gracias Betty & Ramon!
Betty and Ramon were such wonderful hosts. The house was just as described, gorgeous and large enough for our 7 person group. Everything was well stocked and the hosts were quick to answer questions. You can tell they are veterans in the house hosting world. Would definitely stay with them again.
On a separate note, the group caused some accidental damage to the house, specifically the garage door. When informed of the damages, Betty was as kind and understanding as can be and worked very closely with my husband in settling the matter.
I can not speak enough to the compassion and excellent of these two hosts.
Communicating with Betty and Ramon was easy and quick, I had no issues reaching them. The house was in excellent condition and was exactly as expected based on the photographs: a charming Victorian house with lovely and personalized decor. We loved the little extra touches, like the bathrobes! The bathrooms are also very luxurious and the beds extremely comfortable. The view from the back porch is amazing, I enjoyed sitting out there when the weather was nice. The house is cosy and spacious and we loved how we could sit around a nice big dining table but also had the kitchen space too. The neighborhood had lots of dining options and it is very well located for any SF trips. Overall we had a wonderful time at Betty and Ramon's and would definitely consider booking there again. Wonderful house and wonderful hosts!
Our party of 9 absolutely loved Betty & Ramon's home. Such a beautiful Victorian home complete with all imenities and within walking distance to many restaurants. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home! :)
Thank you for the really nice home. Everything was fine, no problems. Awesome house in a great area. The 4 bedrooms are very comfortable and the 2 bathrooms are enormous and clean. Many great places for eating and drinking in the neighborhood and the neighborhood is close to the freeway.
About the Host, Ramon & Betty
My wife Betty and I are very outgoing and love to travel. We have gone on several Mediterranean cruises, a Baltic Sea Cruise and a few Caribbean cruises and are always looking for our next adventure. We have met so many interesting people on the cruises and have learned so many interesting things about other cultures. I am a musician and am used to being on the spotlight. We both love to cook and entertain. I am from El Salvador and my wife is from Honduras, we have lived in SF for 40+ years. We are recently retired and enjoying our newfound freedom. We are looking for travelers that enjoy the comforts of home in a spacious and charming victorian house.
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