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San Francisco Mission Garden Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

*** As of 2015 and in compliance with SF's new short term rental laws, we can only accept reservations of at least 30 nights or longer at this time! ***

Remodeled and Completely Redone Private One Bedroom In-Law Garden Retreat--

Located in one of the best cities in the world, in the sunniest and most vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco. The Mission District is compared with Greenwich Village: eclectic and authentic, hip and unique. Locals and those in the know come to The Mission for its amazing cafes, restaurants, night life, shopping, vibrancy.

From a private entrance, through the Gallery Hallway, you enter the Garden Retreat and find yourself home away from home. Comfortable and efficient, warm and inviting... The perfect place to use for Home Base as you explore the colors and flavors of The Mission, the wonders of San Francisco and all that the Bay Area has to offer.

There is a very comfortable queen bed in the RobinEgg Blue Bedroom, flat screen HDTV w/ cable. Ipod dock. And most importantly, a lovely peaceful view of the garden outside.

The Tangerine living room has a futon couch that folds down to a full size bed.

Efficient Kitchen includes brand new major appliances: stainless gas range (20”) and a spiffy black refrigerator/freezer combination (10 cu.feet) Also available for your convenience: toaster oven, microwave, french press/ coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes and plates. Sliding patio doors lead directly into the private garden where you can enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast in the private backyard garden!

The bathroom features new fixtures including a brand new energy saving toilet. Shower/Tub with a rain-shower head. Plush towels. The new glass bricks add colorful light to the comfortable bathroom.

The Garden Retreat is located within easy walking distance of the Atlas Cafe, El Metate, Blowfish Sushi, Asiento Bar and countless wonderful Mission spots. Easily accessible by public transportation (BART and Muni) and highways 101 and 280.

Parking can be tricky, although temporary parking passes can be arranged. For maximum enjoyment, come stay without a car. An easy 10 minute walk to 24th Street Mission BART station connects you to San Francisco International Airport as well as Downtown.

ideal for 1-4 people

kid friendly

sorry no pets

sorry no smoking inside (outside smoking ok)

parking not included (temporary passes available upon request for an additional fee)

A deposit equal to one night’s stay or 50% of the stay; whichever is greater applies. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of the deposit (check or money order).

Contact for any questions. sometimes last minute calendar changes occur. Last minute bookings may be eligible for discount prices

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Keywords: Garden Retreat, Sunny Mission District, Media Gultch, Valencia Corridor

More Details
Registration Number : Long-Term Only

Property Manager
dan caplan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About dan caplan

We love our sunny and eclectic neighborhood!! You will also. We are excited to share the tasty wonders, walks and cultures with our guests...

Why dan caplan chose Mission District

San Francisco's Mission District has to be one of the most amazing neighborhoods....anywhere! You won't find any place like this. Character, soul, art, spirit. There's something very special going on here. And it's real.

What makes this apartment unique

Are we spoiled by the sunshine? By the amazing food choices just steps away? By the bright and colorful life going on here? You will just have to see for yourself! But we can help point you in some direction, if you like.


Mission District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) we have a Pak/Play for our guests with young children. please arrange ahead of time. no extra charge for use of the Pak/Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in the living area. please arrange ahead of time for linens/ bedding.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Convenient Sunny Location, Garden, Public Transportation, iPod Dock


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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San Francisco Mission Garden Retreat
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Perfect stay for a family with young kids

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two children ages 3 and 1 in June of 2013 (the arrival date calendar is incorrect). The location of the apartment and it's size were perfect for the four of us. The kitchen had everything we needed to make breakfast and snacks. The garden was wonderful for the kids and us to explore on sleepy mornings. The beds worked out perfectly for us, super comfy and warm. The location was wonderful: close to laundromat, transportation, and great restaurants! And the colors and artwork were a delight to us all. So glad we found it!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time in this lovely place in San Francisco. The space is great and I love staying in mission district. The owner was quick in replaying all emails and this is my definitly go to place when visiting San Francisco!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Ok, I's actually way better than my own home, lol!

I always stay in the Mission when I'm in town. I was so happy to have found this oasis that was so close to my friend's place and in the very neighborhood that I loved!

Everything was true to its listing. From the colorful grand "gallery" hallway full of paintings leading into the spacious unit, to the peaceful and charming private garden, everything was perfect!

Dan and his cleaning manager Rubia had everything ready for us when we got there. The plush towels were clean and so soft, the beddings for both the main bedroom and futon (in the living room) were clean and comfortable to sleep on.

It was within walking distance to a lot of restaurants and even has a liquor store/mart on the corner of the street (where we bought a lot of It's-It Ice Cream sammies and water from), so convenient! My friend loved it so much that he's written down this rental info for whenever his parents are visiting in town.

Renting a car is not necessary. We used Uber to go to Trader Joes, the Waterbar at The Embacadero, even Japantown (so cheap, only $10 or so). There's also a bus stop ($2.25 fare) right across the street from the apt on Bryant. We didn't have a problem finding street parking at night, a couple blocks away, no biggie.

Thanks so much Dan and Rubia! You guys are the best! I will definitely stay here again whenever I'm in town.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Great private space

  • 5 of 5

I think the space is perfect for 2 people but also a good space for a child or 2. The outside patio space was awesome and very oasis like and I sat out there every morning with coffee and just enjoyed the air. In renting a car I was worried about finding a parking space in such a busy area, but the farthest I had to go was 2 blocks without having to pay for an overnight garage. It's also great having all the amenities of a fridge, microwave, and kitchen necessities available for the little daily things. Overall, I enjoyed my stay and would definitely consider again. This place was a bargain compared to what others are charging in this city.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm & Inviting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I flew out from Michigan to see the Eagles vs 49ers (We won't talk about the game) and stayed for a long weekend. We wanted to see San Francisco and surrounding area since it was the first time for both of us to CA. The apartment was just as described and the owner was very easy to contact and answered all our questions. If we return to this area, I would definitely choose to stay here again. My husband and I decided to walk everywhere to see neighborhoods, but public transportation was available within a few blocks. The apartment was so comfortable to come back to each day after 2 long days of walking. It was just what we needed and it was nice to have a "little home" instead of a hotel.

We had fabulous food at El Matate, Palmyra (Haight St) and the ice cream at Humphrey Slocumbe was insane!! We visited Golden Gate Park, walked out to the ocean, trekked through Land's End. If you're planning on Alcatrez, buy tickets in advance, we were lucky enough to get them but tours were selling out days in advance. Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown were all very cool.

The little wine cellar (corner of Florida and 22nd St) had amazing wines and the clerk we dealt with was so helpful.

We had an amazing time and are so grateful we found this little slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In a word? Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay (4 nights) exceeded our expectations. We'd never been to San Francisco or used HomeAway and decided on Mission Garden. From first contact with the owner Dan to check-out everything went perfect. There was room for all four of us (2 adults and 2 kids, 11 and 7 who slept on the futon). Everything was very clean and very well-kept. The outside patio was GREAT! Location was GREAT! In the Mission District you do not feel like a tourist. You get a feel for San Francisco on a more local level. Mission Garden is close to all public transportation. We used BART, Bus, Taxi and even rented a car for a day (38.00 $!) to drive to Monterey Bay (aquarium). Also incredible. And then there was Zorah, the "local manager". THANK YOU ZORAH!!! We had international luggage and a late connecting flight on our last day. Zorah made it possible for us to enjoy our last day in San Francisco! She was 100 % reliable, helped us find a solution to our luggage problem without having to go to the airport first and even called a taxi to pick us up in time for our flight. We were not expecting that and are extremely grateful for the help! Priceless. This property recommended to anyone looking to enjoy San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Asiento, Latin American Club, Laslow, MakeOut Room
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
SF Ferry Building/Farmer's Market, Pier 39
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
BART Station: 24th Street/ Mission
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101, 280, 1, 80
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, Lands End

The Mission is an exciting and central location--easy walk to wonderful eclectic spots, easy access to public transpo. We put together a Local Guide with our favorite local spots and city highlights to share with you when you confirm a stay with us.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee (30 nights) $125
cleaning fee (60 nights) $250

New laws passed in SF (Feb2015) regulate short term rentals. We now accept reservations of 30 nights or more only. Cleaning fees are non-refundable. 30 nights: cleaning fee $100. 60 nights: cleaning fee $200.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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