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
Daily, weekly, monthly stays.
Please, no tobacco smoking indoors.
Careful, the front gate will slam if allowed to close on it's own.
We divert trash from landfill by recycling and composting.
We only have electric heat (though solar powered).
Street parking w/two hr limit, paid parking very close
Mark and Rafael have such a lovely apartment. Super well located, immaculately kept, and the quality of the room itself is maybe the best I've stayed in in many airbnb-hosted trips to the US. Not only is there a really comfortable bed, there is a great little desk to do some work on and two sweet chairs - all of which gives the room a bit of a boutique hotel feel! All that is topped off by Mark and Rafael being such welcoming people and I enjoyed connecting with them. Very highly recommended and would definitely stay with them again should I be back soon.
Very friendly and welcoming to their home in the heart of SF's Mission District, Mark and Rafael made my stay completely wonderful. Comfortable room and clean shared bathroom was perfect for my needs while staying in SF.
Awesome experience! Mark and Rafael are really nice, the room and the location are perfect! Highly recommend!!
Mark and Rafael have been the most gracious hosts! This was my first AirBnB experience and I could not have asked for anything more. The facility is exactly as as described, very clean and convenient. Location is awesome, Bart station is only 2 min walk away. Good eateries nearby..
It was so great to stay in this wonderful home again! I visited exactly a year ago and the location, hospitality and graciousness of Mark and Raphael will keep me coming back to this spot any and every time I visit San Francisco. Thanks again guys for the warmth of your house and your hearts!
Rafael and Mark are the warmest, most gracious hosts. I was in town for a week, and was almost always working, so I didn't get to spend much time with them, but I know that if I had it would have ben a delight. The room is gorgeous and comfortable, the location is astonishingly convenient, and both Mark and Rafael go out of their way to make your stay amazing. I just wish I'd been able to appreciate them more!
And oh yeah, their home is decorated stunningly well. So cute, so charming, and a professionally outfitted kitchen to boot, complete with a stack of side towels within easy reach of the stove.
Perfect for any kind of solo traveler. I just hope they have room next time I come to the bay!
Mark and Rafael are the best hosts one can imagine: they are friendly, generous, helpful and fun to be with. Their appartment is lovely and I felt right at home. I can only recommend staying with them. Thank you Mark and Rafael for the wonderful time I had in San Francisco also thanks to you!
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 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.