About this listing
A full floor apartment with two bedrooms near the many hip restaurants and bars in the inner Mission. Includes one full bathroom and an additional half bath. Backyard has multiple decks to soak in the neighborhood after a day exploring San Francisco. Walkable to some of the best restaurants, cafes, and bars in SF.
Welcome to the Mission! Our charming 2 bedroom apartment, Casa Quixote, is located near just about everything there is to do.
This listing is for two bedrooms in our home. You will have access to the entire home, except for our third bedroom, which will be locked. We will not be in the home while you are visiting.
One bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed with down comforters for two adults. The other bedroom has two single beds with down comforters. One of the beds pulls out from under the other single bed.
If you have dog allergies, please keep in mind that we do have a very charming dog named Lula, however she will not be in the home during your visit. The home is always deep cleaned before and after we welcome any guests.
A little about the house:
The interior of this 110 year old home was restored to it's former glory when we exposed the original woodwork. The rooms are awash in sunlight. There are two TVs with Roku and Netflix in the living room and one bedroom 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 small half-bath with a sink and toilet. 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. This is the downstairs of a corner duplex, and the upstairs neighbors are 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 bedrooms, common areas in living room and kitchen, bathrooms, the rear deck, BBQ on the garage rooftop deck. Parking in our garage is provided if needed.
Interaction with guests
If we are available, we would be happy to meet you and give you a walk around the neighborhood. Most often we are traveling.
A little about the Mission:
This is hands-down the best place to be in San Francisco. You will be in the center of it all.
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 two 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.
Aside from our garage. Plenty of free street parking is also available, especially over a holiday week. 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
This is our full time home. It is not a permanent rental.
The bedroom in the apartment is located on the first floor of a street with medium traffic of people and cars passing by depending on the time of day. You will hear some sound from outside. We've lived here for nine years and it's never been an issue for us. We provide ear plugs if you need them.
Also, we have recently added black-out shades, so you can have a dark sleeping space if you desire.
You may park in our garage if you need to. We have a Nissan Rogue and it fits comfortably.
Required notice from San Francisco Hosts:
"San Francisco Short-Term Rental Registration Number: STR-0000365 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."
Please leave the apartment as beautiful as you found it.
No smoking indoors.
Absolutely no parties or loud events. Feel free to have friends over, but please keep it simple and calm.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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!