Private Room: Escape to the Mission

House - Private room · Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

The Space

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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.

We stock the fridge with bottled water and offer an assortment of teas you can steep as well.

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, new Egpytian cotton 600 thread count sheets, new hypo-allergetic mattress pad, new comforter, Micron mattress protector, mini refrigerator, spacious closet, shoe rack, Laura Ashley pillows along with Brookstone memory foam pillows, an outdoor table and chairs (mini oasis), digital alarm clock/radio. Oh and there's a weeping fig plant as well for some greenery.

The room itself is simple, clean, new 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.

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!


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?
A: Noon

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?
A: No.

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?
A: Absolutely.

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.

Guest Access

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 Neighborhood

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 December, 2014. 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.

Getting around

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. 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My stay with Geoff was super convenient. I had busy schedule. So it was nice that everything worked so super smoothly. They have done everything that the stay goes smooth. Appreciated on Geoff's tips on the neighborhood!

    April 2014
  • My first Airbnb experience.
    You might not find a better situated spot in The City: right between Latin American Mission St and hipsters Valencia St. The interesting part is between 24th and 16th St, while you start here at 23rd. 1 block away from BART station and thus easy access to both SFO and downtown. Can it get any better???
    The room is not too big, but is doing everything you need, including a spacious closet! And the sheets...... never experienced this kind of softness. Sweet dreams. :-) I didn't have any problems with the lower ceiling, with my 1.88 meter.
    Although I only met Geoff upon departure, he has offered me all the right tips and answered questions within minutes, using the app. A good dedicated host.
    The shower is small, not too comfortable, just does the job.

    April 2014
  • I find this one of the nicest places to stay at in the mission. Highly recommend it

    April 2014
  • I feel very fortunate that this was my first airbnb experience. As a female traveling solo, safety was a big concern and I felt perfectly safe here. The apartment was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The small outdoor space was charming and a perfect spot for morning coffee or a glass of wine. This location is perfect for getting to know the Mission District with it's great restaurants and eclectic shopping, and an easy Uber ride to most anywhere in the city. I look forward to returning.

    April 2014
  • Nice room, good location, helpful host. Good experience overall.

    March 2014
  • Geoff was a good host and the place is in a great location with easy access to transport.

    March 2014
  • My experience with Geoff was great. He was extremely quick to respond, very helpful and overall it was a very good time. I would recommend this choice to anyone looking for a simple, private place to sleep while on the move in SF.

    March 2014
  • Perfect place to stay on SF. Quiet area of the city

    March 2014
  • Very nice people. Great place cute private. I would recommend it highly. Definitely a great place to get to know the city

    February 2014
  • The location was perfect for us and the room was exactly as described. Our host met my daughter and offered to assist us with anything we needed, but otherwise allowed us to enjoy privacy for our stay, which we really appreciated. We would stay here again!

    February 2014
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My wife and I have traveled the world, but have called San Francisco home for more than 15 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 8) 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.We look forward to hosting you soon!
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