Mission Garden Hideaway is a private garden level flat on the ground level of a classic Victorian house. Relax in the lush backyard amidst fruit trees in one of San Francisco's sunniest and most desirable neighborhoods near many popular restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
Welcome to your home away from home garden studio apartment. Once you enter through the private entrance, kick off your shoes and enjoy the comfort of a queen sized bed that is fully adjustable with massage settings for the upper, lower or entire body.
This apartment is perfect for one or two people traveling for business or pleasure but we're happy to accommodate travelers with a baby or young child. We live just upstairs from the apartment with our two young children and sound does travel between the floors.
The apartment is equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker for a quick pick me up, Blu Dot queen sized sofabed, marble dining table and hotel kitchenette with microwave, toaster and hotel refrigerator. The kitchenette is perfect for making tea, coffee, enjoying takeout and delivered food, and reheating meals. The modern, colorful bathroom has a stall shower, hamper, and magnifying mirror.
The swivel-mounted Smart TV is fully adjustable and comes loaded with Netflix and Amazon Prime for your viewing enjoyment from the sofa or bed.
The apartment shares a lush backyard garden with us, our cheerful toddler and infant boys, and our friendly, mild mannered older dog who generally takes her business to the streets.
The garden apartment has a private entrance through a gate downstairs from where our family lives. The keys are inside the lockbox so you can arrive anytime after 4 PM check-in and not worry about getting keys from us. Walk down three shallow steps and the apartment is down the short hallway on the right side.
Interaction with guests
We are local in every which way and are available during your stay to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. We're happy to greet you when you arrive and offer recommendations for dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions in and around San Francisco. And our two small children love meeting our guests but feel free to have as much privacy as you'd like. Join us for a beer or a glass of wine and enjoy a local's perspective on our neighborhood and beyond.
In the apartment you'll find maps, guidebooks and current articles about what to see, do and explore in San Francisco to inform your visit.
Other things to note
Free street parking is available on our block and adjacent side streets with a two hour time limit between 8 AM - 6 PM with the exception of weekly street cleaning on our side of the street on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30. There's also a covered public parking lot at SF General Hospital just a few blocks away on 23rd St. and Potrero Ave, which is quite reasonable at $12/day.
On our corner is El Metate, a very popular Mexican restaurant which is across the street from King's Market which is open until 10 PM. On our other corner is a new bottle shop that stocks many local distilleries' spirits and Sonoma and Napa wines.
Within one block from our house are: a laundromat, dry cleaners and cafe with wifi.
- Check-in: 4 P.M. Check out: 11 A.M. (Keys in lockbox for self-check in. Early checkin/late checkout dependent upon availability. Must inquire in advance.)
- Must notify us of any unregistered guests
- No smoking in the apartment or the garden
- No pets
My husband and I love living in the Mission in our 115 year old Victorian house and hosting new and old friends. Miles is a Bay Area native who has lived in San Francisco for the past 25 years but he's spent lots of time trekking the Sierras and Yosemite and more locally, rock climbing at Mission Cliffs just down the block. I'm from New York and moved to San Francisco seven years ago and never looked back though I still miss bagels and lox and NY pizza by the slice. We've traveled our fair share and understand the importance of warm and personal hospitality and a good mattress. These days most of our travel is to local playgrounds, beaches and parks with our two young sons. If you stay with us, we promise to share our favorite nooks and crannies from across the city. I'm an ice cream addict, whether it's Swenson's orange chocolate in Russian Hill, or sea salt chocolate from Humphry Slocombe or a Mitchell's macapuna milkshake. And though you can't throw a rock without hitting a Mexican restaurant in the Mission, we do have our favorites... El Metate on our corner, La Palma, La Taqueria, El Metate and El Farolito for burritos.