This is the railing around the staircase, the Swoon piece, the futon couch on the left, the heater and the dining table.
NOTE: I usually respond to daytime inquires immediately, certainly within the hour.
This 450 sq. foot studio apartment is above a quirky art space in the Mission called the S.F. Institute of Possibility. The apartment is separate from the art space and has its own entrance. You can see the listing for that space here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1056688
This studio apartment is just for travelers. It’s outfitted with a queen-sized bed and a futon that can convert into a second bed for parties of four. With nine windows, this place has tons of light (but also velvet drapes that can block it out if you need). There is a gas heater for the colder months, a Mac computer with wifi, a clawfoot bathtub, a private water closet with toilet and sink, and a kitchenette with full sized fridge and stove top. The kitchen is complete with all the dishes and implements you might need to make a quick meal or prepare your morning coffee. A beautiful wheatpaste mural by Brooklyn-based artist Swoon adorns the large wall above the stairs.
The space is a block from Valencia Street and hundreds of shops and restaurants, cafes and culture. It’s 3 blocks from the 24th street BART station. There is usually something fun and interesting happening downstairs: drawing class, yoga, Dungeons and Dragons, cooking classes, and on weekends there are often dinners or art shows- never parties or loud music.
I’m always around and live a few blocks away, so check in is easy. There is a digital keypad for entry into the building, you never need keys.
There is a beautiful garden in the backyard. But you must wrap up activities in the backyard at 9pm. There are tons of kids in the neighborhood and we must be mindful of the neighbors.
There are always fun, friendly people around and always something going on.
Kids love the apartment and the downstairs space. Very kid friendly.
Ritual Coffee included for your stay and a bag to take home (we’re the owners)!
BART and Muni are both within 2 blocks. Lyft and Uber provide great alternatives to public transit.
No smoking! Opening the window and smoking near the window is lame, don't do that. Go outside and smoke.
No not telling! If something breaks or is weird you have to tell me so I can fix it!.
Please turn thermostat all the way down when you leave for more then 6 hours.
Please do not park in the lot next door. It has nothing to do with our building, they tow!
John was responsive, organised, and polite. He handled the issues of a time difference (UK / Cali) well and was understanding. He was helpful when Jacek misplaced his keys and provided a solution instantly. His studio was awesome and lived up to the description and photos. Overall, a great experience!
John made me feel very welcome. We had a little mix up on my arrival time, but John was a champ. Also, he was very understanding of unexpected change to my departure.
As for the place. Awesome. There is no TV- a plus for me. There is a great speaker system you can hook up to, and also a good selection of books. Weather was chilly, and the place is a good size, so it can take a few minutes to warm up, but with the full range, a hot cup of Joe was ready in minutes. One thing to consider is that the place really is inside oft he event space (well above really). This means that there are other things going on around you, i.e. it is a shared space (but fully secure). I think that is another plus, and look forward to staying there again in the future.
The Quirky Mission Studio is a special place and John is a special host. John met us on arrival and showed us around. The apartment is located the Studio. We wanted to explore The Mission district and the location of John's place is great for this. He had had some good tips on what to do and where to have coffee. It worked our very well. If we visit SF again we would love to come back to John's place.
John's studio was just wonderful--comfy, excellent decorations, clean. We had a great stay, and would definitely stay there again.
We had a great experience at this aptly named quirky Mission studio. John was responsive and flexible, and his assistant was communicative and thoughtful, bringing extra towels halfway through our weeklong stay and inviting us to join some of the events happening in the space downstairs. (They looked like cool events--if we hadn't had plans with friends, we'd have taken them up on the invitation.)
We didn't spend much time in the studio itself, but it's a great spot to whip up a simple breakfast and head out for the day, and easy to come home to at night. Lots of late-night food and drink options, near public transport, and an all-around good choice.
John is a good communicator and made us feel very welcome. The studio itself is incredibly special -- a bathtub in the main space, tall ceilings, great natural lighting, delicious coffee, and a giant mural on the wall by the very talented and well known female street artist, Swoon.
Unique and full of imagination, this is the perfect place for anyone interested in an authentic stay in SF.
We stayed for 1 night, since we live outside SF and just wanted to spend part of the weekend in the city. Great location on the south edge of the Mission. Walking distance to tons of great bars and restaurants. The photos are very true to life and give you the sense of the studio. The rest of the building is a pretty cool event space too. John gives you great and very specific info on nearby parking to make sure you don't get towed!
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I'm a 47 year old Showman from San Francisco. I live in the Castro, a diverse and tolerant neighborhood in the City of Art and Innovation. I'm married to Eileen, the owner of Ritual Coffee Roasters. We have a daughter, Alice. She is very small. The three of us travel together and we always leave bags of coffee wherever we go. We are neat, clean and reasonable people. We are both originally from the NY area. I am an author and the managing director of the San Francisco Institute of Possibility, a theatre incubator.