About This Listing
*Completely Private Studio*
The Mission District has it all-restaurants, cafes, parks, nightlife, shops, no hills, public transportation and the most sun in foggy San Francisco. The Secret Lounge is your pied-à-terre from which to experience it all.
*** 3 night minimum except when there is only 1 or 2 nights available ***
Our Place: This is a large one-room apartment on the first floor of our house. It's totally private like a hotel room but with it's own entrance. A lot of thought went into creating The Secret Lounge as we wanted a private space that our parents could stay in when they visit their grandchildren. In the times between visits, we are open to renting it out as we are avid travelers and always like to stay off the beaten path as well and enjoy meeting like-minded people.
We love our neighborhood with its great weather, fabulous food and incredible culture. We're happy to share it with you.
We are very central to downtown (BART, aka the subway, is a 5 minute walk) as well as the freeways to the airport & Silicon Valley. But there's really no reason to go elsewhere- The Mission has it all within walking distance: nationally renown restaurants, great shopping, parks, sun, no hills to climb, and tacos, tacos, tacos!
The space has everything you need to base your San Francisco vacation.
•private apartment with its own entrance (with electronic lock so you can arrive anytime after check-in and not worry about coordinating keys with us)
•comfortable bed and clean linens
•wireless internet (high speed 10mb)
•private sink, toilet & shower
•microwave, coffee pot and electric kettle
•ipod/iphone charger with radio/speakers (iPhone 4s and lower)
•your own thermostat for heat (it's San Francisco, no need for A/C!)
•windows that open.
Other great stuff nearby:
Flour + Water
Mission Local Eatery
Humphry Slocombe Ice Creamery
Philz's Handmade Turkish Coffee
St. Francis Soda Fountain
La Palma Mexicatessen
3 night minimum except during HOLIDAYS when a longer stay is requested.
*******IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN STAYING LESS THAN 3 NIGHTS IN A SLOT THAT SHOWS AVAILABILITY- PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE BY ENTERING DIFFERENT DATES AND A MESSAGE*******
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with us is as much or as little as you'd like. You have your own entrance and some guests we see very little as they're off touristing or visiting friends. Others we meet on the stoop and share neighborhood tips. We love to share our city but you'll never feel that you have to check in with us if you don't want to.
The Mission has the best food, best weather and the best people. Come check it out for yourself.
We're 5 blocks from 24th St BART (our subway system) and 1 block from #12 bus to downtown/chinatown. The Mission is very flat and walkable. We almost never drive.
Other Things to Note
14% occupancy tax is charged via airbnb for all San Francisco rentals less than 30 days.
•The Secret Lounge is in our house. That means we are always happy to help you figure out your SF stay or recommend great places to eat in the neighborhood. It also means that we'd appreciate quiet after 10pm and a respectful living situation.
•Sorry but no smoking in or around the property.
• Please do not leave the windows open with the shades down. There is always an afternoon wind and it will damage the shades. Just ask and we'll show you how to open the windows from the top down for more privacy.
•If you'd like to stay LESS than the MINIMUM NIGHTS, please ask. If we have a small opening, you may be in luck.
•WE ACCEPT BOOKINGS UP TO 4 MONTHS IN ADVANCE.
Great location, nice tidy room. Perfect for our stay. Great local eateries in the area too. Highly recommended.
The room was exactly as pictured! David and Tina are attentive hosts, yet never intrude on your stay. Their Secret Lounge is in the perfect spot to explore the city. We can't say enough good things about our experience. Stay here. You won't be disappointed.
We couldn't have been happier with the secret lounge. It was in an amazing neighborhood and very centrally located in the city. Very close to public transportation and also a great bike shop called Mission Bikes where my boyfriend and I rented bikes from that I highly recommend for getting around. The room was clean and quiet and bright and charming and cozy. I can't say enough great things about it. The host left concise and clear directions and there is a convenient personalized code for the door instead of having to worry about keys. Would gladly stay there again!
Convenient location, just a few blocks from the Bart. Very close to Blue Star Donuts and Humphry Slocombe. The room was neat and clean, bed was comfortable. The shower in the bedroom can be a little weird but I stayed there with my husband so it was fine for us, it was clean. Getting in and out was easy and neighborhood was safe and quiet. David and Tina were very accommodating and returned our messages promptly.
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The secret lounge is as ideal as all the glowing reviews would have you believe. We had a fantastic time! I've stayed in SF before in hotels in commercial neighborhoods, and staying in the heart of the mission was a much richer travel experience. There are great restaurants and coffee shops everywhere and you're a quick walk from the BART (not something to scoff at in SF...) David and Tina were great communicators and exceeded my expectations in every respect. To give some examples - they let us park in their driveway on short notice when we rented a car for the day, they brought us ice packs when I hurt my knee, and they let us leave our bags in the room until 6pm on the day of check out. The room was bright, clean, very comfortable for two people, and had a great shower (hot, well-pressurized.) I also love that they program a code for you to open the door - no need to worry about keys. In short we were comfortable and well taken care of. I would recommend this space to all of my friends.
This was a terrific place to stay, well run by two wonderfully responsive and welcoming people. The neighborhood is endlessly fascinating, and the house backs up on Balmy, one of the most interesting streets imaginable, lined with brilliantly colorful and politically tinged murals. The Secret Lounge is cozy, clean, and comfortable.
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About the Host, David + Tina
We're avid travelers but now with two kids we don't get as far from home as we used to. When we do travel- we love to stay in real neighborhoods and experience an area the way the folks who live there do.
We love to eat, walk and bike (yes, the kids too!). We've lived in The Mission for 15+ years and know it well. It's an area we love to show off to visitors.
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