About this listing
A great room in a 3 bedroom home near all the hip restaurants and bars that are opening up in the inner Mission. A perfect place to soak in the neighborhood and relax after a day exploring San Francisco. We would love to share our city with you.
Required notice from San Francisco Hosts:
"San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Number: see above. Possession of a San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Certificate certifies that the registration certificate holder has agreed to comply with the terms of the San Francisco Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 41A). This ordinance does not require an inspection of the unit by the City for potential Building, Housing, Fire, or other Code violations."
Welcome to the Mission! Our charming 3 bedroom apartment, Casa Quixote, is located near just about everything there is to do.
This listing is for a room in our 3 bedroom home. You will be our guest. We have one other vacant room that we use for family, friends or other guests when they are visiting. If you think you will require extra space and would like to use the other room as well, please ask us.
We have a very charming dog named Lula. She is medium-small in size, very chill and well trained. We prefer guests who like/love our dog. We also have an awesome 3 year old who will NOT be at the home for the entire summer.
A little about the house:
The interior of this 106 year old home was restored to it's former glory when we exposed the original woodwork. The rooms are awash in sunlight. Your room is medium sized. It includes a full queen bed with new mattress, and plenty of storage space in the closet and shelves. There is a cable TV in the living area and high speed WIFI throughout. The main bathroom has the original Clawfoot Bathtub (from 1907!) to soak in and possibly the only bidet in San Francisco. There is an additional half-bath that is primarily for your use. The kitchen is well stocked if you like to cook on the vintage gas stove. Or lounge on the private deck and have a BBQ. Coffee and tea are provided, and we'll gladly make you an espresso when we're home. This is the downstairs of a corner duplex, and the upstairs neighbor is very cool.
We are committed to providing you a comfortable and enjoyable space from which to explore the neighborhood and the city.
We could go on and on... but we'll let you enjoy the neighborhood on your own. Cheers!
Your bedroom, common areas in living room and kitchen, bathrooms, the rear deck, the bbq in the patio.
Interaction with Guests
We work during the day. We can meet up for breakfast or in the evening.
A little about the Mission:
This is hands-down the best place to be in San Francisco. The Mission is one of the culinary Hot Spots of America, and you will be surrounded by innovative restaurants, cafes, and bars that range from the affordable to the posh. Every ethnic cuisine is represented, although Pancho Villa's burrito reigns supreme. Within three blocks are Flour and Water, Central Kitchen, Blue Bottle, Atlas Cafe, Coffee Bar, Charles Chocolates, Salumeria, Universal Cafe, Blowfish Sushi, Trick Dog Bar, Slow Club, Rhea's Deli, American Grilled Cheese, Southern Pacific Brewery. Yelp any of these places and you'll understand why you're in Foodie nirvana. At night you can walk to all the action on Mission and Valencia, or you can explore the cultural and artistic events that abound in the neighorhood. Our #1 thing to do is to have an impromptu picnic at Dolores Park in the late afternoon. There you will find a true cross-section of the Mission.
The 27 Bus picks you up across the street and drops you off downtown (Powell / Union Square) in less than 20 minutes. You can also walk to BART (metro) at 16th or 24th if you want to explore the Bay Area.
If you like to bike, we have two bikes (beater, foldable, and mountain) free of charge for you to bike along the waterfront (or to Golden Gate Park). Please inquire.
Many guests use the Uber or Lyft mobile app to hire a private car around town. Drivers usually arrive in less than 4 minutes.
Plenty of free street parking is also available. However, it is easiest to find a spot on weekdays after 4pm and all day weekends. Weekday parking from 8am-4pm requires a bit of circling but a spot usually opens up within a block or two.
Other Things to Note
The bedroom in the apartment is located on the first floor of a street with light to medium traffic of people and cars passing by depending on the time of day. You may hear some sound from outside. We've lived here for nine years and it's never been an issue for us.
Please leave the apartment as beautiful as you found it.
No smoking indoors.
Feel free to have friends over, but please ask for permission first and keep it simple and calm.
We stayed with Amadis & Martha for 4 nights in their perfectly located mission flat. They were welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable about the local area (their restaurant recommendations are 10x better than trip advisor/lonely planet) and made us feel very at home in their flat. Lula (their dog) is great company as well! The flat was easily accessible by the muni (bus) stop right outside. We'd definately stay again.
Had a great experience staying with Amadis and Martha. They have a beautiful home, and the listing was very accurate. They were very understanding of our schedule, offered advice on San Francisco and the Mission District where appropriate, and were very relaxed and warm people. Their restaurant advice was spot-on! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in SF.
Amadis, Martha and Lula were fantastic hosts. Friendly, helpful and just cool folks. Place is beautiful and central in mission.
Amadis was a very generous host and made us feel welcome and comfortable from the get go. Their apartment was small but intimate and comfy also. The hood had great restaurant selections within a few blocks, and the 27 bus right across the street made it easy to get into the city.
Great hosts and excellent communication. We also didn't realize it until we got there but the location was perfect. Easy to locate and close to lots of happening places. Parking was also easier than I expected and that was big concern for us since we had a rental. Also their dog was SUPER friendly and we had a very pleasant experience.
Amadis and Martha are fantastic hosts! Upon arrival I was greeted with a beer and a complete rundown of the neighborhood. They are very familiar with the city and their home is lovely. Their pup Lula is a sweetheart and made my experience a lot more like home.
About the Host, Amadis And Martha
I am an advocate for youth. I teach modern world history and college access classes at Mission High School by Dolores Park. My wife Martha Maria is a biologist who is wild about marine mammals. Our son Oliver is busy exploring the world of playgrounds, insects, and new shapes and sounds. Amadis is from Berkeley with roots in Argentina and Peru, and Martha Maria is Colombiana all the way. We love wandering through the Mission, learning about the history and watching it change on a daily basis. We are honored to have you as our guest, and we hope you explore the neighborhood to the fullest. Cheers!