Come enjoy my cozy and comfortable flat on the border of two great San Francisco neighborhoods: the Mission and Noe Valley. You can easily walk to chic restaurants, shops & bars or take nearby BART (the SF light rail) to downtown in 10 minutes.
My place is a 2 bedroom, (second room used as an office), 1 bath ground floor apartment on quiet, tree-lined street on the border of Noe Valley and the Mission. Three blocks to 24th Street BART (San Francisco's train system) Mission bus lines and J Church light rail. Shared back deck, hardwood floors, parking for 1 car available.
Easily walk to some of the most vibrant areas of the Mission, but on a quiet street that feels more like the suburbs. Hop on the BART and be downtown in just a few minutes. There is a grocery and laundromat 2 blocks away that are easily accessible.
The home office is set up for anyone to plug in their Mac to use with a 21-inch monitor and desk with a high-speed wireless connection. Living room home theater system is device-ready with a 46-inch flat screen TV, perfect for watching Netflix streaming or cable TV with HBO and Showtime.
Guests have access to the entire apartment, which includes use of the kitchen and basic staples.
Interaction with Guests
I prefer to greet guests in person, but, if I am out of town, I have a friend who knows the apartment well and will let you in. If you arrive very late, I may leave a key for you in a lockbox. In any case, I'm always only a text message or phone call away if any issues arise.
The Mission has many hip restaurants, shops and bars, but I live on a quiet street that allows you to easily walk through this area. Whether you are interested in touring the Mission to sample it's amazing selection of Mexican food
dive bars or desserts, there are many options for food and entertainment close to your home base.
You can read more about the Mission here: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/san-francisco/mission-district and Noe Valley here: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/san-francisco/noe-valley
It is a city, so I'd advising keeping your wits about you at night, like paying attention when you use your cell phone on the street.
Easy access to 24th Street BART, J Church and Mission Street buses. If you have a car, there is a garage (for small cars, like a Honda Civic or Toyota Rav4) or a spot behind the house in the alley that I allow guests to use (for larger cars). From SFO, you can take BART (about $10 and 45 minutes), a cab (about $35 and 20 minutes) or a shared shuttle service like Super Shuttle.
Other Things to Note
Guests say that the bed is very comfortable, the location of the apartment is great for getting around SF, they like the original art I have on the walls and that the apartment is a great place to come back to after a long day of sightseeing.
Smoking is allowed outside only, with use of an ashtray.
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Maureen's place was easy to find and conveniently located. Parking was available. The space was welcoming and clean. There is morning sun in the kitchen and on the back porch. A west facing living room makes late afternoon respites bright and enjoyable for relaxing and/or reading. I had a couple of questions during my stay which were answered promptly. Maureen's place is recommended to others traveling with 1 or 2 people; there is a couch for a third.
Staying at Maureen's apartment was great. The place was just what we were looking for. It was very conveniently located to the bus and BART as well as tons of great shopping, bars and restaurants along Valencia and Mission Streets.
It was really nice to have cable TV and the bed was comfy. The bathroom is teeny tiny but it wasn't a problem- it was clean and there's plenty of shelving to keep your toiletries. The bedroom also has a full length mirror and plenty of available closet and dresser-top space to use.
One and only issue is the upstairs neighbors are night owls. One night we heard them walking around cleaning and vacuuming in the middle of the night. Another night we heard them talking with friends late into the night and when we woke up at 6:30am (to catch our flight), they were still at it! To be honest, we were so exhausted from our days of walking around and exploring the city that at least the noise wasn't keeping us up too much. However this might be a problem for a lighter sleeper.
Overall a great stay! Maureen was in touch with us and while we never met her, she was a gracious host. Check in and out was simple and everything went smoothly.
Maureen was very helpful upon arrival, and the apartment was very clean and tidy. The listing alternates between describing the unit as 1 and 2 bedrooms; though there are 2 rooms with beds, one (the office) does not have a door for privacy.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay; the apartment is open, well-decorated, and in a convenient part of the Mission (very short walk from the BART station).
When we added two days to the booking, Maureen mentioned that she would need to come by and let someone from Comcast into the unit while we were out. Upon return, we realized that someone had moved several items of ours (clothes, cups, etc), though nothing went missing.
Um, of course nothing went missing. As part of the agreement I made with Aidan to extend his stay was the stipulation that I needed access to the apartment to upgrade the security system. When I arrived at the apartment at said time, the room which I required access to was in a disarray; the media center was covered with some personal items and the couch bed was out.
In order to allow the Comcast technician to do the work, I moved the items in this room: a toothbrush to the bathroom, a few cups to the sink and folded up the bed into the couch. I'm certain that this should not have been a surprise given the warning.
The implication in his statement "though nothing went missing" seems to imply that during his stay in my home he needed to be vigilant because while performing scheduled maintenance I may have taken something. I find this very offensive because I go to great lengths to make guests feel welcome and secure in my home.
I'm a seasoned traveler who enjoys the "when in Rome..." philosophy towards travel. I enjoy hiking, biking and boating in beautiful places, as well as museums and concerts. I work in marketing, mostly for tech companies to make my living and live in San Francisco and San Jose, California when I'm not traveling.