COZY DETACHED COTTAGE IN THE MISSION WITH PRIVATE DECK
Bright and clean two bedroom detached cottage is located in the desirable Mission/Potrero neighborhood. It is behind the main house so it is well separated and quiet. There is even a pop up window at the bakery in front, so it is super easy to grab a treat. Walking distance to the heart of the vibrant Mission district makes this one of the best areas for exploring the latest San Francisco trends in restaurants, bars, shops and the general hipster scene. Great transportation links easily take you anywhere you want to go.
The cottage is stylish, bright and comfy. It has been recently updated with a large beautiful gourmet kitchen, all white bathroom and new fixtures throughout. There are two queen beds with hardwood frames and eco-friendly memory foam mattresses. The sofa is also comfortable for sleeping, so it can accommodate a fifth guest. A newly refurbished deck off the front is a sweet added bonus. Guests will enjoy the best of San Francisco like a local in this charming cottage.
Stylish flat includes:
- living room with 32” LED TV
- newly renovated kitchen with all modern appliances
- two bedrooms with queen beds and eco-friendly memory foam mattresses
- recently renovated bathroom
- laundry facilities on site
- high speed internet and basic cable
- street parking
- 10-15 minute walk to BART
Arguably the most exciting neighborhood in SF, with new restaurants and bars popping up weekly. This is the place you want to stay when you come to San Francisco!
The Mission District's multifarious corridors comprise an inviting melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and cool kids. Produce bins line the sidewalks in front of colorful Latino markets, and the aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans emanates from first-class cafes along this diverse neighborhood’s main streets. Whether you’re looking for upscale restaurants, lowbrow dive bars, the best taquerias, or simply delicious street food, the Mission delivers.
SIGHTS & CULTURE
CELLspace: On the outside, CELLspace is a facade of murals. On the inside, it's a mixed-use space that is home to a variety of free classes in breakdancing, lo-rider bicycle construction, salsa and merengue dancing, and more. There's the Crucible Steel gallery in the front of the space, which exhibits local emerging artists on a roughly monthly basis. And there are concerts, parties, plays, fundraisers and a free after-school program. Check the Web site for class and gallery information.
2050 Bryant St., between 18th and 19th streets. (phone number hidden).
Project Artaud: This vast arts complex houses dozens of live/work artist spaces as well as several organizations, such as the Southern Exposure Gallery, A Traveling Jewish Theater and the Theater of Yugen. The Project Artaud Theater, which hosts a wide array of shows and events, is available for rental as a performance/rehearsal facility.
499 Alabama St, between Mariposa and 17th streets (phone number hidden). (Web site)
Maddie's Pet Adoption Center: Named after a benefactor's beloved little dog, the San Francisco SPCA's deluxe adoption center is worth a visit in itself for its spacious (and controversial) animal accommodations, but the resident dogs and cats will be happy to see you.
2500 16th St., at Florida Street, (phone number hidden). (Web site)
Atlas Cafe: Baked beet sandwiches and banjo music make the Atlas Cafe a neighborhood standout. Add in a popular outdoor patio, top-notch reading material and strong coffee, and you've got a hipster hangout par excellence. Every Thursday is bluegrass night. Get there early to put your order in and nab one of the coveted small tables or seats along the corrugated counter. (SF Chronicle)
3049 20th St., at Alabama Street, (phone number hidden).
Bar Bambino: A epicure's oasis on an otherwise dicey block, this tiny restaurant specializes in shareable plates such as eggplant meatballs ($13.50) and rabbit ragout with pappardelle ($13.50). Order a glass of vino from the adventuresome all-Italian wine list and head to the communal table for a cozy-chic vibe.
2931 16th St., near Capp, (phone number hidden). (Chronicle review | Web site)
Bissap Baobab: Endure long waits at this unpretentious Senegalese restaurant with an exotic drink from the bar, like a hibiscus margarita or a fresh ginger, lime juice, and vodka mixer. The affordable menu (entrees between $7 and $11) is vegetarian friendly, with assorted kebabs and sauce-infused dishes served with rice on the side. Don't start your meal without trying fried plantains with tamarind sauce.
3372 19th Street. (phone number hidden). (Web site)
Blowfish Sushi to Die For: Creative sushi rolls and a sleek decor with Japanese anime pictures make the near-fatal prices of the Blowfish menu worth it, if you're up for an evening of glossy Asian kitsch.
2170 Bryant St., at 20th Street, (phone number hidden). (Chronicle review)
Coffee Bar: Absolutely my favorite coffee shop in San Francisco. Fabulous coffee that ranks up there with Blue Bottle and Four Barrel. You should definitely try their Havana latte!
1890 Bryant St, between Mariposa St & 17th St
Dear Mom: a low-key watering hole with a four-foot-tall Connect Four, arcade machines, a pool table and an all-day French menu, now open on the corner of 16th and Harrison. If you take anything away from this, it’s that Dear Mom is the closest version of the downstairs playroom you dreamed of having as a kid, only in bar form. You’ll be able to stop in after work to decompress with one of their 80 whiskeys as you run through round-robins of Donkey Kong and Connect Four until two in the morning.
2700 16th St (between Folsom St & Harrison St)
El Metate: Seating is limited at this tropical-looking taqueria, where everything is made from scratch. Standouts include a quesadilla filled with chicken and three kinds of cheese, served with guacamole and salsa. Also exceptional are the soft tacos with velvety pork in a tangy chile verde sauce. Vegetarian options are really tasty, too. (Bargain Bites 2004 SF Chronicle)
2406 Bryant St. (near 22nd Street), (phone number hidden).
El Tonayense Taco Trucks: It's all about the tacos at these lunch trucks parked along Harrison Street and Shotwell. The irresistible meats, including rich carnitas and well-seasoned al pastor (marinated pork) are piled atop mini corn tortillas and topped with chopped onion and cilantro. Be sure to order at least two of the $1.50 tacos; many customers walk away with at least three or four. The trucks open at 9:30 a.m. daily, in case you get a pre-lunch taco craving. (Bargain Bites 2004 SF Chronicle)
At the corners of Harrison and 19th streets, Harrison and 22nd streets, and Shotwell and 16th streets. (Bargain Bites 2004)
Evergreen Gardens: quick and easy Vietnamese and Thai food within 4 blocks
3100 18th St
Florida Street Cafe: Staffed by recent graduates of the Latino Cuisine Culinary Academy, this breakfast and lunch cafe has an open kitchen, wood floors and friendly, though informal, service. Lunch might include a Cuban-style sandwich or pork chops with papaya salsa, rice and black beans. The real deal is in the morning, with breakfast burritos for $1. (-SF Chronicle)
710 Florida St., at 19th Street (phone number hidden).
J&B bar: Two blocks away is the joint where you can munch on good thin crust pizza, grab a drink, take a seat at the bar or go out back and enjoy. The super chill people who work there just make it an all around awesome time
2736 20th St on the corner of York St
SanJalisco: A good place for breakfast in the neighbrhood. A favorite is Machaca: beef, peppers, and tomatoes sauteed with egg. Try it with a glass of fresh-squeezed OJ. Also, if menudo on the weekends is your thing, this is the place to get it. Service and atmosphere are just above mediocre.
901 South Van Ness Ave. at 20th. (phone number hidden).
Universal Cafe: Two blocks from the cottage you can experience soulful combinations of American food, with a focus on the local and seasonal. The plates are served in a sleek yet intimate industrial space. Prices are mid-range. Server friendliness seems to vary. (SF Chronicle/SF Gate)
2814 19th St., between Florida and Bryant streets, (phone number hidden). (Chronicle review/Web site)
Slow Club: Two blocks away in a different direction you will stumble upon a beautiful neighborhood favorite. On an unexpected corner you can have amazing eats for coffee, brunch, lunch and dinner. The food is great, as are the desserts and this place has stood the test of time for well over twenty years.
2501 Mariposa (email hidden). (phone number hidden)
The Mission food scene is known for its wild variety and there are many vegetarian/vegan eateries close by:
Gracias Madre: Over the top delicious vegan Mexican food. The menu is packed with old and new favorites, great drinks, and a family atmosphere. You will leave full and happy.
2211 Mission (email hidden)., (phone number hidden)
Cha-Ya: Here is where you go for a casual and impressive Japanese vegetarian/vegan experience. The menu is surprising and everything is beautifully tasty. Try the curry noodle soup or some of the appetizers and leave wanting to go back for more. Cash only.
762 Valencia St., between 18th and 19th Sts., (phone number hidden)
Herbivore: A huge vegetarian/vegan menu makes it hard to choose. Everything here is super tasty. Even carnivores show up again and again. Inexpensive and very casual, it is easy to drop in for a great bite. There are three locations, but the one on Valencia is the closest.
983 Valencia St., between Liberty and 21st St., (phone number hidden)
Udupi Palace: Fabulous, filling and fun vegan Indian food. Everything is full of deep flavors and it is said to be one of the best for authentic Indian food. Try any of their dosas and compliment it with anything else on the menu, as it will all be amazing. Cash only.
1007 Valencia St., between 21st and Hill Sts., (phone number hidden)
Source: A mixed bag of eats with very interesting combinations, not to mention the names of each item. Try the spinach artichoke fondue with cashew cream and truffle oil – yum. Thegiant size beet burgers are one of their crowning jewels. Try the one with Swiss cheese (vegan or non vegan), sautéed mucho mushrooms and onions. It comes with perfect French fries or a salad. Portions are large, but you might not be able to resist plowing through all of whatever you order, and you will leave with plenty of cash in your pocket.
11 Division St., (415) 864 – 9000
And lest we forget, we saved the best for last:
Tartine Bakery: OMG! The banana cream pie is the best thing in the world. Crunchy crust, layers of salted caramel, dark chocolate ganache and then the banana cream with of course, whipped cream. Dreamy. This bakery has had lines around the block since is opened. It is irresistible and you won’t mind waiting for the one of the best treats in the city.
600 Guerrero (email hidden)., (phone number hidden)
Bi-Rite Creamery: Right up the street from Tartine Bakery is what many call the best ice cream in the city. If lines at the bakery are crazy, lines here are even crazier. It is worth standing there to sample their flavors, but don’t miss out on their most talked about salted caramel.
3692 18th (email hidden)., (phone number hidden)
Humphrey Slocumbe: Now this ice cream is wild. Making a name for inventive – and off the chart –delicious flavors like salted licorice, peanut butter curry and their piece de resistance secret breakfast says you have to experience this place. Everyone has a smile on their face and their eyes on everyone else’s pick (out of curiosity), and plans to come back to live in this ice cream world.
2790A Harrison St., between 23 and 24th Sts.
Don't forget to visit the 24th Street Corridor for an authentic Mission feel. Lots of great coffee shops, kitsch stores, trendy boutiques, nail salons, produce shops, and much more to explore.
Pedal Revolution: This no-glitz bike shop sells new and used parts and offers a selection of new, custom-built and refurbished bicycles. They're happy to take on challenging projects, and they also offer free repair classes. Their social mission includes a youth-apprenticeship program and a drop-in center for street kids. 3085 21st St., (phone number hidden). (Web site)
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative: This worker-owner cooperative isn't just a grocery; it embodies a distinct Bay Area lifestyle. Shop Rainbow's enormous warehouse space for organic produce, bulk foods, fancy cheeses, herbal remedies and kitchen items, or troll the store's community boards for a like-minded vegan conservationist roommate. 1745 Folsom St., at 13th Street, (phone number hidden). (Web site)
Rite-Spot Cafe: Rumor has it that Tom Waits comes here when he's in San Francisco, but even if that's not the case, the white-clothed tables and occasional piano music at this Mission restaurant and speakeasy make it worth a stop.
2099 Folsom St., at 17th Street, (phone number hidden).
Shotwell 59: This beer-and-wine pub draws dog owners and bikers in particular, but everyone is welcome to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, pool table and popcorn machine (just ask for a dish).
3349 20th (email hidden). (phone number hidden).
*not handicap accessible (staircases) *
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1300 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$5500 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I really enjoyed my stay in the Mission. This apartment looks like it does in the pics- it's modern, cool and the additionally the master bed is ridiculously comfortable. The kitchen is properly stocked with pots, plates and pans which helps too.
Kevin was helpful and friendly although I didn't meet him in person he was quick to respond to calls/texts with queries (of which there were many from me, sorry Kevin!)
Local vicinity wise- you're about 20 steps from the 27 bus route, which takes you right up to Market St and Mission St (where a lot of offices, including mine, are based). That costs 2 bucks each way and it's quick, like 20 minutes to Market St. You're also close to the hip bars and eateries on 20th street (2 mins from the apartment).
I would stay here again, definitely.
Amazing location and classic San Francisco home. Love the bakery just down stairs and it's a great space to call home while in San Francisco!
We had a great stay at Kevin's place. The location is great near by the exciting mission district but the cottage is really quiet and great to relax. It is also easy to find parking spot in the street in the front of the cottage which is a real +
What a cute place. Its in a great neighborhood in San Fran. A little industrial but safe and spotted with really great restaurants and bars. Plenty of public transportation options.
Kevin was a great host. Easy to communicate with, easy to get keys and super flexible on check-in/out times. He even let me leave my bags their while I bided time before my flight.
The place was super clean and had everything you could need for a short or long stay.
Cute place right in the middle of Mission district, lots of awesome places to check out around the neighborhood. The cottage itself was a quiet walk-up, tucked in so street traffic & noise wasn't an issue. It was easy to find, no hassle checking in & out. Kevin was very prompt on answering my inquiries. All in all a great stay. Can't wait to visit the beautiful city again!
Great, quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the more bustling Mission area. Right behind an amazing bakery/coffee shop. Apartment was indeed cozy, not a lot of room to hang out. Pretty typical for a city apartment though. Clean and comfortable. Good restaurants, bars and newly developing retail within a short walk. Kevin was great and responded very quickly to any questions. I would stay here again without any hesitation.
Really great little place! Everything was as pictured and as I expected it to be. Kevin was a great host, quick to respond at all hours and pretty much catered to my every need. I would highly recommend this place and I plan on staying here again in the future. Also, the neighborhood was an added bonus, filled with amazing restaurants and bars.
This apartment is aesthetically pleasing to the max. It's a great space to relax in, cook in, socialize in, and do pretty much anything else in. Kevin clearly believes in the highest ideals of hospitality. He left us an array of brand new, unopened items from Trader Joe's, including spices, olive oil, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a cheese grater, organic ketchup, mustard, coffee grounds and more. There was also a French press and an electric kettle. Lastly, Kevin was polite and prompt in our correspondence, and he was willing to be flexible with our check-in and check-out times, which made our stay even more enjoyable.
The apartment was really comfortable and cosy. Something nice to come home to everyday. The place was neat and bright, kitchen and rooms were fully furnished.
The neighborhood was not noisy at all. Just the usual fire trucks going pass. Only thing is that it gets really quiet at night, so just a word of caution as to get back to the apartment early. Nonetheless, for transport, it's just a 15-20mins walk to the nearest BART. As for buses, it depends on where you're going but buses are just a walk away too.
There's a bakery just below the apartment with great pastries, if ever you don't have breakfast for the morning. All in all, it's a nice quiet place to stay.