About This Listing
San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Registration Number: STR150.
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 eateries, 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
Being with Mark and Rafael is better than being at home. Responsibility faces me at home - but at Mark and Rafael all the responsibility is lifted - and even better than that - I honestly feel nurtured. I am looked after. In the best way possible. If I need something, they go out of their way to provide it. We have a date to make New York Jewish chicken soup together in the future - so I can nurture them in return. I come from Brooklyn, NY to visit my son and his family in West Portal - inconvenient? Not at all - The 48 Portola bus runs right from 24th St to West Portal !! Easy as pie. And much cheaper ! The ride over the hills is very exciting, too. Can't wait to go back. I'll be visiting these wonderful friends as well as my family !
Mark and Rafael were excellent hosts. They were very helpful with my questions about San Francisco and their home was very convenient to get around the city. Mark made me a cup of coffee every morning, which completely exceeded my expectations! I would definitely stay with them if I ever return to San Francisco! The room was as described and perfect for my stay.
Can't recommend it highly enough. Mark and Rafael are generous, gracious hosts and good company. The room is great (as noted by another guest, the bed is very comfortable!} and I wish I'd spent more time in it, but the neighbourhood is too interesting to stay indoors. The location was perfect for me, but I suppose future guests would need to be OK with the dynamics of an area that's changing rapidly - with winners as well as loosers. It was great to be able to discuss some of these issues with Mark and Rafael, who are long term residents and care about their community. This was my first Airbnb experience and my hosts made it a very good one, but were also prepared to honestly discuss some of the issues around Airbnb that are currently controversial in San Francisco. I wouldn't hesitate to return.
If you want lovely hosts and the most comfortable bed in the world, make sure you stay with Mark and Rafael in their charming apartment. I felt very welcome in their home and would definitely stay with them again.
My stay with Mark and Rafael was very pleasant. Mark is very considerate and will make sure you're as comfortable as in your own home.
The location is also perfect and very convenient in terms of public transportation. Should you choose to go sight seeing or simply walk down the block to grab a bite to eat, you'll be close to everything you need.
I'd definitely recommend Mark's and Rafael's place!
Comfy & Convenient, exactly as it appears in the picture!...If one scrolls down the list of reviews , one will find I've I've given Mark and Rafael the highest of marks on previous visits. It is no wonder that airbnb has also designated them as Superhosts.
About the Host, Rafael And Mark
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 cherish our community and the environment. We respect and appreciate people and creatures, wonder at life's awes, and have lots of laughs. We love to meet people, and to share our city and home.