My home is a one room artist's studio close to Noe Valley and walking distance to the Mission District vibrant cafes, nightlife and restaurants. Great views make up for a small space. You can read all my books or relax at my sunny fire escape.
My home is a one room artist's studio close to Noe Valley and walking distance to the Mission District vibrant cafes, nightlife and restaurants.
Cool things to check out around the flat:
Most taquerias in the Mission district are pretty good, but my current favorite is Tacolicious, (741 Valencia street)
For vegetarians: Gracias Madre – Vegan Organic Fresh Mexican food (2211 Mission (email hidden)) and, Cha-Ya – Vegetarian Delicious Japanese food (762 Valencia (email hidden)ere is also Papalote Mexican Grill (3409 24th street at Valencia Street) with great vegetarian tacos and burritos and also meat options.
For carnivores: Grass fed burger with sweet potato fries at The Liberties down the street (998 Guerrero (email hidden)). Open late till 2:00 AM, restaurant rooms are separate from the sports bar, great vibe. Another good burger place is Barney’s (4138 24th stret).
Best Italian around here is Delfina, reservations recommended (3621 18th street). Sugoi Sushi (1058 Valencia street) will surprise and delight you with its fine balance of humbleness and sophistication. Escape from New York Pizza (3342 22nd street) is your best option for pizza by the slice or ordering a pie. Sit down pizza/salad place a bit more fancy and great for people watching is Farina at the corner of Valencia and 18th st. Brunch or breakfast is at Boogaloos (3296 22nd street at Valencia) – don’t let the crowd scare you away; waiting at the sunny corner is part of the experience.
If you are a coffee aficionado like I am, please please please have a macchiato or a latte at Ritual Roasters (1026 Valencia st). If you like pastries with your coffee, check out the croissants and bread pudding from Tartine (600 Guerrero Street). It’s a long line, but if it’s just for coffee don’t get in line, just go straight inside and order at the coffee bar.
Dandelion Chocolate Factory (740 Valencia street) is a must see. They serve hot chocolate in European and Mexican styles and fresh cacao fruit smoothies. Plus you get to see the staff making their small batches chocolate bars. Closed Monday and Tuesdays though.
Humphry Slocombe (2790A Harrison street) and Bi-Rite Creamery (3692 18th street)
Lone Palm (you can see the tree that names the bar and stands tall in front of it from my window!) at 3394 22nd street. It’s divey, but reliable.
Bi-Rite Grocery (3639 18th street) – has also ready entrees and great sandwiches to take for a picnic in the park. Whole Foods is up the hill in Noe Valley (3950 24th street)
Live Music: The Chapel (777 Valencia street), Amnesia (853 Valencia Street) and Elbo Room (647 Valencia street) are small venues along Valencia Street. Ther is also Café Revolution (it’s free music, but is also hit or miss: could be awesome or awful. It’s always worth taking a look at what’s going on there though) at 3248 22nd street.
Art and other Cool things
826 Valencia, the pirate store supply/creative writing workshop, is a must go. Right near it, City Art gallery shows local art and Paxton Gate offers exotic gardening and 24th street has lots of cool art galleries as you go down towards the deep inner Mission District. Thrift stores and cool boutiques galore, and my favorite jewelry designer is Claudia Kussano (591 Guerrero Street)
Dolores Park for picnic and people watching, or take the Muni bus to Golden Gate Park or the Ocean Beach.
Yoga Tree Valencia, Yoga Tree Castro, Yoga Kula, Laughing Lotus are some of my favorite studios around the house, but my top choice is Urban Flow (1543 Mission Street). Not so close, about a 30 minute walk. But so worth it!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$21 / night after the first guest|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Super clean and wonderful space in the best part of the city. Ours was a short stay but fantastic!
We had a brief but enjoyable 1 night stay at Judith's apartment! It's in a great location - very easy to walk to restaurants and great coffee (I really appreciated Judith's recommendation on Ritual Roasters for coffee!). The apartment was a good size for a studio - particularly the bathroom - and has lots of natural light as well as quite a nice view. The bed was firm and very comfortable. Judith's communication was excellent and made for an easy last-minute booking. I wish we could have stayed longer!
Judith was very helpful and accommodating! Loved her locationand she even had coffee for us. Thank you!
Judith was very patient with my boyfriend and I as we clumsily fumbled through our first airbnb experience. The place was clean and in a great location - close to all of the Mission/Valencia activities we were hoping for. Overall great experience!
We really enjoyed our stay. It was close to the Muni and Mission District. There were plenty of places eat and drink. The building was clean and quiet, we never saw any of the tenants.
Great location. Perfect studio
Overall judgment: A good place for the price. Would consider renting again if I wanted to stay in or near the Mission and pay under $100/night.
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Great location - just at the fringes of the Mission, near to Dolores Park and great for jogging up the hills. Not loud at all, but very close to everything you need. Easy access to BART, the N Judah and the 22 Fillmore busses. Also, easy parking. For people who want the Mission but not the grime, then this is a good place for.
Beautiful view - WOW! A view out over the Mission looking East.
Amazing light - Great morning light. Loved it. Also, such a relaxing evening spot.
Fire escape chill out - Such a nice spot to sit and have a snack or just relax and reflect. Lovely.
Service - Judith was very attentive in planning the trip and the key drop. Extremely professional and reliable. I salute Judith and her helpers for making our planning and our arrival so easy. That, in itself, is pretty valuable. Sometimes Air BnB fails on this front and it sucks. Clearly, this will not happen with Judith. You can count on her.
Price - Least expensive place I could find in the Mission on less than 2 weeks' notice.
Small Apartment - Perhaps the smallest studio apartment I've ever seen in SF (I lived in SF for 2 years during (website hidden) boom), Close to as small as the smallest I saw during my 10 years living in NYC (definitely as small as the smallest studio I ever saw in Brooklyn). It's the size of the average motel room.
A little dirty - Place smelled of coconut oil and had definitely not been cleaned before we arrived. Sure, it had been tidied. But, it had not been cleaned. It wasn't gross. It was just a little grubby. Sort of like the Mission.
(But why did I pay a cleaning fee? Doubt it will be used for the next person.)
Shower a little weak - Maybe not that big a deal if you don't care about shower heads actually shooting water out, but for me a dribbly shower is a nuisance.
Hello Matthew, I'm glad you have a good experience. So sorry about the cleaning; the usual cleaning person I hire and gets paid the cleaning fee asked me to take days off in the holidays, and I had to find a replacement last minute. Needless to say, this person won't be hired again, thanks to your detailed feedback. The shower has a setting where you can regulate strength; I guess the last person who used it changed it. I'll make a note on how to set up the shower in the house manual. Again, thanks for your feedback!
This was the perfect location to spend the new years with my best friend! The Dolores Park is just few minutes away and many delicious shops and cafes are hiding around the corner. My friend and I had a great time exploring Valencia, Mission, Castro, and Haight streets. Also, if any of you get a chance, check out Chloe's Cafe on the 25th! Delicious breakfast food!!!!! Judith was very prompt and accommodating. This was my first time using airbnb and my experience with Judith introduced me to a good start. Thank you!
I have a nice but brief stay at Judith's apartment. I really enjoyed the neighborhood and proximity to BART station. She was very hospitable and the apartment had everything I needed for my trip.
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