Private Rm, Mission Dist, 1907 Bldg

Apartment - Private room · Julian Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Rafael And Mark
Your host, Rafael And Mark
59 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Just steps from 16th Street and Valencia, your stay in SF's Mission District means convenient access to some of the best chef-owned, specialty restaurants in SF.
We're In the center of everything this vibrant neighborhood has to offer - dozens of great restaurants, boutiques, galleries, specialty shops, abundant entertainment, famous murals, Dolores Park, a variety of clubs, historic sites (Mission Dolores, the original Levi jeans factory, etc).

Public transportation options to get around SF and the entire Bay Area are efficient from here; BART (subway) is 1 block away and provides easy access to civic center, downtown, Union Square, SF airport, Berkeley, Oakland, and the Bay Area. A 20-minute walk will bring you to Castro, Civic Center, SOMA, Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, and many more neighborhoods - all with great sights and much to see along the way.

San Francisco is a wonderful city and we love to share what we know; we have annual passes to museums (The deYoung and California Legion of Honor - though no promises since ticket availability depends on our schedules to obtain them).

We are a married couple with a sweet, well-behaved dog (never barks), able to host in Spanish, and love having guests. Come stay with us. Amenities we offer:

Quiet home is a reprieve from the urban hustle.
1 block to BART (subway) and several MUNI lines (buses)
On a tree-lined side street, 1/2 block to vibrant Valencia Corridor.
Quiet patio and balcony - great for enjoying meals, reading, or just relaxing in privacy
Full commercial kitchen, yes, in our home
Laundry (washer/dryer) in our unit
Wireless internet, cable TV, Netflix
Friendly neighbors
Daily, weekly, monthly stays.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $426 /week
Monthly Price: $1690 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a wonderful visit in SF largely due to the fact that I had exceptional hosts and accommodations. I felt like I had a home away from home. It was very clean, comfortable and relaxing. The area of town in which the is B and B is located is an experience all in itself. I found myself exploring the neighbourhood (located in Mission District) quite a few times throughout my stay. It is very conveniently located near a BART station (subway), and it was fairly easy to navigate to just about anywhere from this location. I would highly recommend this B and B to anyone!

    July 2014
  • Booking Mark's and Rafael's accommodation was a great experience from the very beginning. Mark was very communicative and offered me help and answers to any question concerning my trip to SF in advance.

    As I've been to a conference in SF, unfortunately my schedule for the whole week was pretty full, so that I came home mostly late in the evening (which by the way was also absolutely no problem for my hosts). Anyway, the times we met at home we had some nice talks. And I was even allowed to wash and dry my clothes, which Mark handled for me.

    The place looks as shown and described in the profile. Everything was clean, nice and cosy. Additionally it is really well situated, just around the corner to BART station "16th street Mission" and not far to Dolores Park.

    It was an overall good experience at Mark's and Raphael's place and I can absolutely recommend to there. If I had the chance, I'd do it again :)

    June 2014
  • The experience I had here was fantastic! The entire place was spotless and comfortable. The room was spacious, sunny, had a high quality bed (so I slept like a rock!), and had plenty of room to place clothes and personal items, which is important if you're going to be there a while. Mark and Rafael couldn't possibly have been nicer or more helpful. It was my first time to San Francisco and they answered all my questions and then some. They really made me feel at home while staying there. Wonderful place - I would absolutely stay with them again!

    June 2014
  • I'm going to join a long list of people who are singing Mark and Raphael's praises. Yes the location was central, yes the room was beautifully appointed and the flat gorgeous. Yes all the amenities were laid out for you as if you were in the chicest boutique hotel. But what made this a truly memorable stay was how courteous, friendly, sharing and insightful these guys were. They honestly made a good first trip to San Francisco into a great one. Also had the best hand-picked plums I have ever tasted.

    June 2014
  • I would recommend staying with Mark & Raphael anytime from the moment I arrived they were all about getting me settled in and comfortable. It was my first time traveling to San Fran and they were very accommodating and gave me plenty of information of things to see and do. I highly recommend staying here....

    June 2014
  • To Mark and Rafael
    We cannot thank you enough for our wonderful stay at your beautiful house.Mission District we feel is the best location in SF as closeness to trains tram and buses is paramount. Restaurtants included.
    WE would stay here without hesitation agsin.
    Paul and Maxine

    May 2014
  • I've been using Airbnb for while, but this guys are the best hosts I have ever seen. The location is pretty good, easy to get from SFO Airport (via BART) and easy to walk everywhere around the city. The bedroom is really comfortable, cozy and big. Leonardo (the dog) is adorable! And please, Mark is a good coffee maker, do not hesitate to get one, if he offered you!

    May 2014
  • We stayed three nights with Mark and Rafael. They treated us like friends and house guests. Upon arrival, not only did Mark heft our bags to their third floor apartment, in an extraordinary gesture, he went across town to get museum passes for four of us, saving us a hefty one hundred dollars! When we returned later they offered us a glass of wine and some unbelievably good strawberry pie, showed us everything we needed to know about their place to make us comfortable, made themselves available to answer questions/make suggestions for restaurants and interesting places to visit, but never were intrusive, always respecting our privacy.

    The apartment was beautifully renovated, the kitchen enviable, our bedroom spacious, attractively furnished with a comfortable bed, two equally comfortable chairs, a desk (with wifi), bookcases and a fireplace. Some city sounds floated in, but were hardly noticeable. The neighborhood lively, close to a Bart station and full of great restaurants.

    Having been an innkeeper for five years, I would say that Mark and Rafael are perfect hosts. We were very comfortable and welcome. I am sure we will try to stay again with them the next time we visit San Francisco.

    May 2014
  • サンフランシスコに滞在するなら、マークとラファエルのお家がオススメです。駅からとても近く、歩いて2分くらいです。空港からはBARTを使って30分で到着します。マークとラファエルの素敵な部屋はとても清潔で快適な上に、ミッションエリアには素敵なお店美味しいお店が沢山あります。英語が得意でない私でも、普通の旅行とは違う体験をすることができました。マークとラファエルにとても感謝しています。

    April 2014
  • If in San Francisco, this is the place to stay!
    Mark and Rafael are Super Hosts extraordinaire and the apartment is stunning! Not only is the room absolutely fabulous, clean, and comfortable, but Mark and Rafael truly go above and beyond any standard definitions of hospitality: easy to talk to, helpful with suggestions on how to get around the city, etc. etc. (Mark even mailed me back a jacket that I forgot in the room!)

    April 2014
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Portland State University, Presidio Graduate School
Energy Efficient Lighting Biz & Medical Billing
Easy going couple with a cute Jack Russell Terrier named Leonardo. Married in 2008, Rafael works in medical billing services, originally from Michoacan, Mex. and an excellent chef (previously a partner in a restaurant). Mark is part owner of an energy efficiency lighting co, an SF native who's also lived in Oregon and So Cal and traveled often. Values-oriented, sustainability-minded, we are committed to community and environment. We respect and appreciate people and creatures, wonder at life's awes, and have lot's of laughs. We love to meet people, and to share our city and home.
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