Looking for a truly unique space, in the Heart of the lively Mission District. This converted livery stable, now a modern rustic living space, is perfect for anyone wanting a little sanctuary to come home to after a day in the busy city. This loft/cottage is nestled in a quiet sun-drenched garden with jasmine vines, tree ferns, orchids, and Japanese maples. The cottage gets lots of morning sun and has a view of the garden, where you can enjoy your morning tea or coffee.
The apartment is ideal for those on temporary assignment, contract professionals wanting a short-term home base, singles, friends or couples on vacation, wedding guests, and visiting parents, the cottage is perfect for anyone wanting a unique San Francisco experience.
Right outside the cottage there are a wide selection of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, great nightlife, boutique shopping, grocery stores, book shops, yoga studios, and Mission Cliffs-climbing gym. Within walking to Dolores Park, Bernal Hill, Valencia Street, and Noe Valley.
BART (the underground) is a quick 10 min walk to Mission and 24th Street. This is the fastest way to get to all the Downtown locations and sites, including, Civic Center, Powell and Market street where the trolly cars pick up, The Embarcadero and Ferry Building and Fisherman’s wharf.
The BART also takes you to SFO, Oakland airport, and Berkeley.
Many Bus lines are right off 24th street next to the cottage: 12 Folsom, 48 24th Street, 27 Bryant, and Many other buses at Mission and 24th street.
The(website hidden)company shuttle picks up close by on 24th street.
Taxis are available 24/7.
If you have a car there is parking in the neighborhood on Harrison Street.
The loft is on historic Balmy alley off 24th Street. Balmy alley is known for its murals painted on the buildings lining the brick tiled street. The 800 square foot loft is airy and spacious with lots of natural light. The 22 foot ceiling and custom 9ft mahogany and glass French doors add a unique character to this little cottage. Polished concrete floors with throw rugs downstairs and recycled wood floors upstairs in the bedroom/loft give the place a natural "modern rustic" feel.
• Comfortable queen-sized bed with down comforter and pillows. (non-down bedding provided upon request)
• There is a queen-sized Aero bed with headboard, down comforter and pillows available upon request for extra guests. (non-down bedding provided upon request)
• Separate bathroom with large claw foot bathtub and shower. All bath products provided: shampoo, conditioner, bath wash, and toothpaste.
• Fresh linens, towels and hair dryer provided
• The kitchen is fully stocked with All Clad cookware, a gas stove, a large toaster/baking oven, a coffee maker and French press, a microwave, coffee and teas. All other basic cooking items like: oils, vinegars, butter, half & half, spices and condiments are provided. There is a gas grill in the garden.
• Complimentary beer, wine, coffee, teas, chocolate
• Wireless Internet is throughout the house.
• There is a phone line for local calls.
• IPod compatible music system
• Flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player, Netfilx streaming with many movie opions. Local channels only, no cable.
We provide clean towels and sheets each week so you don't have to do the laundry free of charge.
The cottage's property lot is shared with a house, but separated by a lovely wood fence and garden so it is quite private. There is a private entrance (entirely separate from the main house) to the cottage on Balmy Street.
This area has become one of San Francisco's most exciting neighborhoods where you'll find the best weather in town. Even when the rest of the city is under the fog it will be bright and sunny here!
We're looking forward to hosting you. Be sure to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable! Warm Regards Beth and Geo
Interaction with Guests
I typically meet my guests at the cottage to greet them and show them around. I am available 24/7 if they need to contact me for any reason. If guests perfer to arrive on their own, I have keys in a lock box for them so that they can let themselves into the cottage, at their convenience, and can be contacted anytime for assistance.
Very Convenient Public Transit right outside your door on 24th Street. Buses that take you all over the city from 24th street and BART (underground subway) just a quick 10 min walk to Mission Street from the cottage will wisk you down town in 7 mins!
Sorry No Smoking, No Pets and No Parties.
When enjoying the garden, please be respectful of our neighbors in the front house by keeping conversations at an appropriate level.
There is a steep staircase to the loft, which is not suitable for children of any age.
Please turn off all lights and heater when going out for the day and when departing.
Please do all your dishes before check out.
Additional cleaning items are in the basket in the closet between the bathroom and kitchen, if needed.
When you vacate the apartment, put the keys back into the lockbox and leave the door to the garden unlocked.
Check In/Check Out:
Check in: 2 PM
Check out: 11 AM
If these times are a problem, please let us know. We can work with you to figure something out.
Balmy Barn is a perfect place to call home no matter how long you stay. It is the most warm and unique home I've seen in San Francisco. You immediately feel a part of the neighborhood.
Beth and Geo are also amazing. They are always available for any questions or issues. They also provide books and maps for you to find yourself your own favorite spot in the city.
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Beth is a super friendly and responsive host and will help you with any questions. She'll even let you park on her driveway since she's living closeby.
She has created an absolutely unique and welcoming place in one of SF's most exciting neighborhoods. It's beautiful, it's comfortable, and it's very quiet. Designed with great taste and a lot attention to detail, you'll feel at home in this cottage as soon as you enter.
The only problem is you might not want to go out and explore the city because it's so nice to sit in the kitchen or in the garden. I had a fantastic stay and definitely recommend this place.
Beth and Geo's place is more than great. It is super central and super equiped. Beth was more than wellcoming and was more than helpful in any question we had. She gave us a lot of information about how to get to places and where can we find anything in the neighbourhood and in the city. 24th street is a central street with all the shops and caffes one can think of. From here there's also transportation to anywhere in town. The cottage it self, in the quite peaceful alley, was super comfortable and fun. We had everything we needed just ready for us to use. And the garden was perfect! We had a great lovely vacation. Thank you Beth and Geo.
Beth and Geo's flat is amazing, I felt completely at home and comfortable during my week in San Francisco. The flat is way bigger than it looks in the pictures, and has beautiful little details that you just have to be there to see.
Beth was a great host, welcomed me and gave me great tips about the city and the neighborhood. The location is absolutely perfect, well connected and close to many nice restaurants, cafes and taquerias (my favorites).
I hope the flat is available next time I fly to San Francisco and I will definitely recommend it to my friends. Thank you for everything Beth!
we loved our stay at the loft in the Mission. So comfortable, stylish and inspiring and it had everything we could possibly want, including welcome drink and sweet. thank you so much. We'd stay again and will recommend to anyone who asks.
We had a couple of fantastic days in Beth and Geo´s apartment in San Francisco and was pleased to find that it had such a perfect location in the Mission neighborhood. We absolutely loved the flat, not to mention the patio that came with it, and would go back any day! Beth is a lovely host who made sure the flat was clean and beautiful with fresh flowers upon our arrival and everything around our check in was super smooth. I highly recommend this place and Beth&Geo as hosts for anyone looking to feel at home during their stay in San Francisco. Thank you guys!
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Geo and I are Hosts thru Airbnb. We love to travel and see the world not as tourists but from a local's perspective. Being a host thru Airbnb has been a rewarding and amazing experience. We have two very unique spaces in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district. We are really enjoying sharing our knowledge with others visiting this amazing city. We have meet so many wonderful people, from all over, and really enjoy helping others experience SF as a true local would.
We are also both very considerate and respectful and therefore would take wonderful care of whom ever's home we are invited to stay in. I am a foodie and work for Omnivore Salt and Geo is a visual artist and musician. Check out his New Company Gildaxe.