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Mission Garden Hideaway
Mission Garden Hideaway
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Cleaning Fee $120 NZD
Security Deposit $262 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- 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

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - We have two small children who are in bed by 8:30 PM but they're up between 7 - 8 AM. We keep them as quiet as we can in the morning.
No parking on property - 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
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

148 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
November 2017
Michelle's place was perfectly located in the Mission within walking distance to lots of great restaurants and cafes. Check-in was a breeze and the place was perfectly appointed for a work stay. Communication was quick and casual and really enjoyed the visit. Would definitely stay again on my next visit.

Miles User Profile
October 2017
Great host and lovely place. I would recommend.

Jonathan User Profile
October 2017
As described, I highly recommend Michelle's place. Clean, comfortable and in a great location.

Raymond User Profile
October 2017
My favorite place to stay on business trips to SF.

Eleonore User Profile
October 2017
What you see is exactly what you get! It is a charming little apartment, in a very sweet neighborhood. Michelle is an amazing host, very welcoming and always ready to help you find a nice restaurant. She gave us great advices and made everything easy for us from the check in to the check out. We would definitly recommend this place and would stay there again without a second thought!

Suzy User Profile
October 2017
Michelle's studio is a perfect spot for a couple. Located right in the heart of Mission, you'll be a 10 minute walk from great bars, restaurants and shopping. It's a large, comfortable space with a little kitchenette with an Nespresso machine, TV with Roku (Netflix & Amazon) and remote-operated bed. Michelle had great recommendations for hiking, eating and traveling SF. They were incredibly accommodating. She and her husband even left us a little present to celebrate my boyfriend and I's anniversary! The ceilings are a little thin, so you will occasionally hear their children - may not be the best spot for light sleepers. Overall, this was a wonderful stay and I recommend to anyone looking to explore SF, especially the Mission neighborhood!

Qingling User Profile
September 2017
I am writing this review for my fiance's mom and aunt who actually stayed at Michelle's place based on what they told me and what I saw myself. Michelle is no doubt an excellent and very welcoming host! They got helpful tips on where to roam around when we couldn't do a good job of giving them the information :-). I picked the place because it's close to where we live and also it's close to the lively mission district, so mom and aunt can go explore on their own. The place itself is very cute and clean, it's a studio, so it has a small kitchen, which is quite nice. The window of the place is facing the backyard, you can enjoy some tranquility in a busy city. You have a separate entrance to go in and out the place, so it definitely feels like you have the place to yourself. The only thing that's less ideal is the place is directly below where Michelle's family lives, you can hear the kids running around and whatever they are doing starts early in the morning. It would be nice if there is carpet covering or some sound proof from upstairs. If you would like to sleep in a bit late, you might want to consider this factor. Otherwise, a very nice place to stay at when you visit San Francisco.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Michelle User Profile

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.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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