About This Listing
Welcome!Our room has a private, separate entrance. Ideal for 1-2 guests who are here to explore, not hang out in room all the time. Effective 10/1/14, all Airbnb hosts in SF must charge an additional 14% hotel tax on top of room + cleaning per night.
Airbnb only takes pictures once. So please excuse my photography skills. This photo was taken on 11/5/14. We've improved the room to make it even more comfortable. Our guests enjoy a full size mattress (protected with a hypoallergenic dust mite control ca
Want a private room with your own bathroom and a separate entrance? Look no further. You're home.
Want to jump to the frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ)? Scroll to the bottom.
Escape to a private entrance off of our home's in-law unit, with a small outdoor space at ground level (street level). The only natural light source is through the front door's window. The ceiling is low but has recessed lights. If you're 6'2" (1.876 metres) or taller, you'll have to duck. I'm 5'11 and have no problems walking around the room. There is no kitchenette, but there is a mini-refrigerator and a electric hotpot. The bathroom is clean, has a shower (no bath tub), and a euro style shower head with great water pressure. The room has a a spacious closet, and the very comfortable, full-size, brand new Sealy Posturepedic mattress and box spring. (Purchased 2/3/14). Both are protected with brand new dust mite/bed bug/allergy cases and comfortably sleeps two. Yes there is FREE WIFI.
As of 10/23/14 we added a Keurig machine so you can make your own fresh coffee, cappuccino, mocha, hot cocoa, tea and cider. Coffee accoutrements are provided.
Also as of 10/23/14, there is also a pneumatic lift (tres chic) leather chair, new fluffy pillows with dust mite protectors and new bed sheets, duvets and bed spreads.
We stock the fridge with bottled water and offer an assortment of coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate in a convenient and easy to use Keurig machine. You might also discover a bottle of California wine waiting for you to toast your stay here.
As far as locations go in San Francisco, ours is hard to beat.
Whether you're here on holiday, relocating, want to be a block away from the (rhymes with boogle) shuttle bus pick up, or just want to be in the center of all the fun, culture, and food scene, you will love this location!
We are only 1/2 block to dozens of restaurants, bars, shops and 1.5 blocks to the 24th Mission BART station. We are in the heart of the Mission's hot Valencia corridor, walking distance to Dolores Park, nightlife galore, mural tour, Noe Valley, and just 15 minutes to Union Square. Bartlett Street is a quiet, tree lined street.
The room has 100% cotton towels, Egpytian cotton 600 thread count sheets, hypo-allergetic mattress pad, comforter, Micron mattress protector, mini refrigerator, spacious closet, shoe rack, new, super comfy pillows, an outdoor table and chairs (mini oasis), digital alarm clock/radio. There is also a sound machine in case you like the sound of waves, rain, or white noise to lull you to sleep.
You'll also find guides to all of San Francisco's fantastic arts, culture, cuisine and more.
The room itself is simple, clean, berber carpet, and has mirrored sliding closet doors. The room is pleasant, though there's so much to do in the area, you'll want to get out and explore the Mission, Noe Valley, and other San Francisco neighborhoods.
MUNI and bus lines run a block away and can take you all over San Francisco.
As for breakfast? Boogaloo's is a cheap, trendy place to eat just a block away. Or cross the street to the Crepe House for a mellower scene and breakfast items served all day. Walk a few blocks and you'll discover amazing scones, pastries and more at Arizmendi Bakery on Valencia at 24th Street or down to Craftsman and Wolves (also on Valencia Street near 18th) for outstanding hand crafted sweet and savory pastries and more in an oh so cool setting (and more seating than Arizmendi)
Here for the weekend? For delectable baked goods, try Craftsman and Wolves on Valencia Street near 19th. For brunch, try Grub, American comfort food also on Valencia. The Vestry is also a fine spot with outdoor seating for brunch.
We have a wonderful farmer's market just a half a bock away on our street held every Thursday from 4 - 8 pm. Live music, prepared foods and other goodies await you in addition to fantastic organic/sustainably farmed produce from the Bay Area and Central Valley.
There are many events and festivals held in the Mission along with art exhibits, live music, film festivals, and more. Like coffee shops? We're close to a dozen (at least). Book shops abound up and down Valencia street along with eclectic shops ranging from art galleries and book stores to trendy clothing boutiques, a pirate themed shop and everything in between.
You're close to so much activity and cultural diversity, you'll be glad you stayed in the heart of the Mission, San Francisco's oldest, most vibrant, and culturally diverse neighborhood with added Latin flare.
That said, you can find a variety of Asian, European, Indian, and of course California cuisine restaurants, many considered to be the best in San Francisco. The room is remarkably temperate, not too cold or hot. Fresh towels and linens are provided of course.
Please note THIS IS A SMOKE FREE ROOM. If you smoke, it will waft right into our daughters' room. Sorry, we can't compromise on this.
Also, please note that since we have young children and the room is below our home, you may hear us getting ready in the morning -- the girls leave for school by 7:30.
AS FOR PARKING: We suggest you park in the inexpensive (the same price as the street meters) secured parking lot just a block away in the Bartlett Street Garage. You can enter that garage from 21st street between Bartlett and Valencia Streets.
We have had guests from around the world stay in this room from days to months and have told us how much they loved both the room and the vibrant and exciting neighborhood.
If there's anything you need, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you. We look forward to hosting you soon!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM OUR PAST AIRBNB GUESTS:
Q: How do I get the keys?
A: We have a lock box on the gate.
Q: When do I get the code for the lockbox?
A: The day you arrive or the night before if necessary. We change the code with every guest for the safety of our guests.
Q: When can I check in?
A: 3:00 PM or later
Q: When do I have to check out?
Q: Can I check in late?
A: Yes, we use a lock box so you can check in as late as you need.
Q: Can I check in early?
A: It depends. Oftentimes, we have a guest checking out and in on the same day. We have a cleaning service that cleans the room between Noon and 3:00 PM. We do need to give them the time and space to make the room perfect for you,
Q: How comfortable is the bed?
A: We just bought a brand new Sealy Posturepedic mattress and box spring (2/3/14). Both are protected with brand new hypo-allergenic/dust mite/bed bug cases and there's a mattress protector as well. The bed is very comfortable. Not too firm. Not too soft.
Q: Is there free street parking?
A: Yes, but only for an hour. Beyond that you need a residential parking sticker and they are not sold to visitors. If you are renting a car, it is best to park it in the Bartlett Street Garage. You can enter from 21st between Bartlett and Valencia.
Q: Can I leave my bags in the room if I have a late flight out of San Francisco?
A: If no one is checking in that day or the next, yes. If not, no.
Q: Can I smoke in the room or in the area outside?
Q: What is the cost of the room?
A: $90/night for one person. $95/night for two.
Q: What is the cleaning fee?
A: There is a one time cleaning fee of $40
Q: Are any meals included?
A: No, sorry.
Q: How do I get on WIFI?
A: We have two networks. One is ChitaP and the other is ChitaP_EXT. We will email you the passwords when you arrive.
Q: Can we text, call you when we are here for help and advice?
Q: Can we communicate with you outside the Airbnb site/app?
A: Ideally, it is best to keep all requests within Airbnb so we can contain it. We prefer to keep Airbnb separate from the rest of our work and personal emails.
Q: How far are you from the airport (SFO)?
A:15 minutes or less by car. 30 minutes by BART.
Q: How far are you from Union Square/Downtown SF?
A: 5 minute walk to the 24th BART station followed by an 8 minute BART ride to Powell or Montgomery BART stations.
Q: How far are you from Noe Valley?
A: 5 minute car ride, 15-20 minute walk
Q: How far are you from the Castro?
A: 5 minute car ride, 15-20 minute walk
Q: How far are you from the Golden Gate Bridge?
A: 20-25 minute car ride, Around an hour by Muni/Bus as it involves a few transfers. Best to drive or cab it.
Q: Where is the closest bank?
A: Wells Fargo is a block and a half away on Mission at 22nd Street. Bank of America is on Mission and 23rd Street
Q: Where is the closest Pharmacy?
A: Wal-greens is a national chain Pharmacy, photo lab, general convenience store and is on Mission and 23rd Street, just around the corner.
Your own private room, bathroom and small outdoor area that seats two.
Interaction with Guests
Some guests are too busy to meet us. We've had some up for dinner, drinks or just to say hi. It depends on the guest's schedule and to a degree our own. We love to at the very least say hello and meet people from around the country and the world.
The Mission is bursting with life. There are so many different cultures mixing it up here. People are friendly, the restaurants are fantastic, the murals are incredible and the vibe is exciting. There are around 75 restaurants within walking distance of our home. Plus there are a lot of new things opening up like Urban Putt, an indoor mini golf course with a restaurant (that's good). Also opening a half block away is the Alamo Cinema Draft House set to open in January 2015. It will feature first run movies, a full bar, and restaurant.
We're a half block from a public library, a bocce ball court/pizza/bar and it is the flattest and least likely spot to be foggy and usually a few degrees warmer than anywhere else in the City.
Get out and explore. We're happy to steer you in the right direction.
BART is our public subway system and serves both SFO and OAK airports. We live 1.5 blocks away from the 24th and Mission Station. We also are a block from MUNI bus lines 14, 14L, 47, 48, 33, and 67. Uber is a great taxi option or hail one on Mission Street, just a block away. You can also walk anywhere in the Mission or to the Castro and Noe Valley.
Other Things to Note
The farmer's market attracts more than 2,000 people each Thursday from 4-8 PM roughly between January 18 and December 18. Bartlett and part of 22nd street is blocked off to traffic. There is live music, fantastic local and often organic produce along with delicious breads, desserts, cheeses, fish, flowers, art and more. It's a great place to taste the bounty of California. Most of the food is organic or sustainably farmed. All is seasonal and local.
No smoking inside or outside please (it just drifts right into our house), no loud music, no pets, and no parties. Please throw your trash in the bin. Please try to leave the room the way you found it.
Please turn the heater off when you're not in the room and be sure to return the keys to the lock box when you check out. Also make sure you take all of your belongings with you! We've had guests leave behind clothes and beyond. It's always fun to try them on. Kidding.
We're a family of four with young children so our ideal guests are those who can be respectful of these simple rules. We're pretty easy going, but we're not on vacation so you won't hear much from us after 8 PM during the work week. We ask that you keep the noise down as well.
Geoff's place was just perfect for my boyfriend and I. Even before arriving, Geoff was always in touch and happy to help with any questions and/or concerns. He was very flexible in letting us check in early because we had a very early flight and he also checked in (not in an invasive way) on us to see how everything was going. He also gave us a novel on the things to do, places to see, and food to eat, which we appreciated very much considering we loved the restaurants we decided to choose. The place was on a very quiet and safe street. The room is quaint, we spent most of our time out and about but when we were in the room we had the most difficult time getting out of that bed! Seriously comfy, as well as the pillows! We really enjoyed our stay and the hospitality, hope to stay again!
Further to our stay in San Francisco we would like to provide the following feed back. The location of the house makes it accessible to public transportation.
We found the accommodation rather cold an would rather preferred having a blanket instead of the heated which caused the room to be stuffy. The bathroom was not appealing with its wobbly sink, missing pieces in the vinyl floor and the door that did not close.
In the bedroom the alarm clock and the aroma diffuser were covered in dust. We appreciated the day of our arrival to find a bottle of wine and a couple of chocolates waiting for us in the room. The airbnb experience is to be repeated however if we ever consider a basement room we will be sure to make sure the family have not young children.
Geoff was super prompt in replying to accept our offer. Prior to our arrival, he sent very in depth recommendations for what to do/eat/drink/see in SF which were very helpful.
Instructions for checking-in was simple but yet detailed. The place was in the perfect location in the Mission neighborhood, in the heart of all kinds of great coffee shops, boutiques, cafes within walking distance, and within walking distances from BART and MUNI lines. The room and the bathroom were very clean. We could also come and go anytime. It was a perfect place for what we needed and price in SF!
Was in town for work & needed a place within 1 hour. Geoff was amazingly fast at quickly welcoming me. Super great at communication. Bc I was in town for work, didn't spend too much time at the place. Clean & amenities like shampoo, bottled water, 2 big towels. It is a lower level place with shorter ceilings & street traffic --- these are common things in SF but fyi for those that don't live in city. Thanks Geoff & family for welcoming me.
Geoff and family were very welcoming. Geoff’s instructions and responsiveness were excellent. The room is private, clean, and cozy. Excellent location, close to BART station which provided convenient transportation to the Moscone Center and SFO International Airport.
I really appreciated how responsive Geoff was in all my communications with him. I got a thorough long note the day before I arrived with all the info about checking in, and everything was as described. He provided lots of suggestions of things to do in the Mission, I felt bad I didn't have more time to explore and take advantage of his local recs.
The room is cozy and comfortable, not a lot of space for 2 people but plenty for 1. There were some very nice personal touches - chocolates and a bottle of wine and a Kuerig with lots of drink options and real creamers in the fridge. You do have to unlock a gate and then unlock 2 locks on the door to get in, but I didn't mind it, since it was street level it meant there was some distance between me and the sidewalk. It felt very safe and private. There was some noise from the upstairs neighbors, but nothing late at night, I didn't find it disruptive. Overall a nice place to stay in the Mission and very convenient. I come up to the Mission for work on occasion and I would not hesitate to stay here again.
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About the Host, Geoff
My wife and I have traveled the world, but have called San Francisco home for more than 17 years. We invite you to stay with us in our 1896 Edwardian home in the middle of the Mission District, San Francisco's oldest and arguably most vibrant neighborhood filled with a diverse range of some of the City's best restaurants, bars, parks, shops, and more. Not to mention our neighborhood is the warmest, flattest, and fog free part of San Francisco. Our twin daughters (age 10) are as delightful as they are cute, funny, smart, and entertaining.
They love having guests from around the world. The girls are in bed quite early so you are unlikely to hear them after 8 PM in the evenings but you may hear the pitter patter of small feet on the mornings before they leave for school at 7:30 AM.
We're 15 minutes from SFO by taxi, a block and a half from the 24th Bart Station and close to many bus and MUNI (subway) lines. Having visited Southeast Asia, Oceania, Europe, Central America, and of course North America, one theme holds true for all our adventures: discover the true culture and flavor wherever we are.
As your host, we'll do everything we can to make sure you get off the beaten path. We're happy to share our favorite restaurants, local hangouts, and ensure you see the true San Francisco, not just the typical touristy sites. We're into everything from biking, kayaking, hiking, wine, art, music, food, festivals, museums, all things kids, parks, and more. Whatever you're into, we'll point you in the right direction so you have an authentic and memorable time in San Francisco. My motto is from the great Mahatma Ghandi: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Our style of hosting reflects the needs of our guests. Whenever possible, we like to meet our guests. However we understand that many of them are busy on a tight schedule or not interested to meet us so we respect that. We want to make sure every guest is comfortable and part of that is respecting boundaries and their personal space.
We look forward to hosting you soon! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We're just a click away.
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