*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.
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.
The secret lounge is the place to be in sf. Convenient location and close to bart. Will stay here again whenever I'm in town.
The Secret Lounge is so awesome! I am actually a native of SF transplanted in San Diego. I went up to the city to visit family for the weekend. The Secret Lounge is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the city! The Mission District has tons of great restaurants and street art murals. BART is super close.
The property itself is amazing; quaint, yet modern. It is obvious that David and Tina have put a lot of though, creativity, and care into The Secret Lounge. It is cozy and well taken care of. Such a lovely place!
This place was great! Very clear explanations on how to use the shower, internet and other amenities. Awesome neighborhood. It's very walkable with a hipster/latin/urban feel. Great restaurants and coffee shops. Perfect for one person.
Staying in the Secret Lounge was a great experience! A very cute/quirky space full of sunlight and nicely decorated. David and Tina were very accommodating, as we arrived a little earlier than the listed check in time, they had no trouble letting us settle in a few hours before 5pm. They gave a lot of extremely useful info on how to use the transport systems, where to get coffee, where to eat etc and answered all of my questions in their cohesive guide without me having to ask a single thing. They were great at communicating when needed and very un-interfering hosts, despite the secret lounge being attached to their house. The bed was comfy and the room was close to everything we needed. The only thing I would suggest about the area, is be sure you have your wits about you if you walk down 24th Street at night!
Jocey- thank you for such a great review. It’s great to hear all the high points but we’re sorry to hear about your 24th Street experience. 24th Street is one of The Mission main thoroughfares and recently designated the city’s first Latino Heritage District. Please let us know what you experienced so we can let the city, the 24th Street Merchant’s Association and the neighborhood group know.
David & Tina have a fantastic guest room. It is a wonderfully self-contained unit, with everything you need. I would love to stay here again. Perfect location in the mission, a block away from my favorite coffee shop (Philz). Had a great time in the city and got plenty of sleep in the large, cozy bed. Loved the decorations on the walls. The space was really well thought out.
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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.