*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.
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.
The secret lounge was the perfect place to rest our heads after long days exploring San Francisco. It's location in the mission is exciting and vibrant, right down the streets from amazing coffee, food, and some great book stores to boot. The apartment was neat and clean and had everything we could have needed. Tina could not have been more accommodating, helping us store our bikes and manage our last day in the city. Thank you, Viv and Will
The lounge was exactly as pictured and described, clean cozy and nestled in a quaint neighborhood. The lounge was stocked with all the comforts of home. David and Tina, your initial email was filled with priceless tips. We purchased a 7 day passport and were able to easily negotiate throughout the city and immerse ourselves in the San Francisco lifestyle, if only for a week. Thank you so much for hosting us, I truly fell in love with this charming city.
this place was Awesome. Cute little space right in the heart of the mission. I have lived in SF for 8 years and i thought it would be loud and busy. but it was really quiet. The bed was comfortable and all the amenities were there. David and Tina were welcoming and their communication via emails and in person. Def will stay in this place again !!!! thank you guys!!
An accommodation of Tina and David was just great for us! All what we needed was there. Their home located in the interesting area near center. We met only Tina and kids and she was very friendly and helpfull. Children were just wonderful:)
The secret lounge is a great stopover in San Francisco. The studio is exactly as described, very comfortable and well furnished. What we especially loved was the light, which is amazing all day long in the studio. Everything worked perfectly and was well-explained to us by our hosts (email).
And of course, one of the most exciting thing about the place is its location, the neighborhood is just great, walking distance to very nice restaurants and dives. Next to the bart station which goes to the embarcadero, chinatown and Powell (great place to shop!). All in all the perfect place to get a real taste of SF. In spite of the very lively and entertaining surroundings, the street itself is silent and we slept really well. Best of both worlds, really.
We will definitely go back to the secret lounge whenever we come back to SF!
First airbnb experience and it was a good one! Felt safe and comfortable in the Secret Lounge. Nice tall ceilings, everything you need in one space. We enjoyed walking around the mission for delicious food, coffee and unique shops. Easy access to the Bart made it affordable to go down town and by the bridges. I would definitely stay here again.
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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.