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SF Mission Roof Deck Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

***New Updates for 2018 include a brand new completely remodeled and updated bathroom and a brand new Fridge in the gourmet kitchen. Enjoy your stay in even more style!! ***

As of 2015 and in compliance with SF's new short term rental laws, we will only be accepting reservations of at least 30 nights or longer.

Great Sunny Location, Close To Food, Shopping, Downtown And Public Tranport

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. By now, The Mission District is no longer a secret--visitors are coming to the Mission from all over, seeking its amazing cafes, restaurants, night life, shopping, and vibrancy.

We are excited to offer our 2nd listing in the Mission! You will enjoy the great location; as well, you will appreciate the comfort and beauty of this home.

The house features 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a dramatic four poster queen size bed, with a huge window with views of the outside plants and garden. The blue room features a full size bed as well as a small desk. The orange room is equipped with two twin beds that convert to a King size bed, depending on your needs. All the beds have been set up with your comfort in mind: high quality cotton sheets, duvets and of course, comfortable mattresses. You will all sleep well!

The kitchen is well equipped and features Cherry cabinets and granite countertops. Stainless steel appliances. The living room is a super comfortable space with an upright piano, amazing stereo system (including a record player and records!) and of course, a flat screen TV.

The icing on the cake is the roof deck! Enjoy the Mission Sunshine on the private and comfortable deck. You will have a hard time deciding whether to stay home and BBQ on the deck or take a walk to some of the best restaurants in the city. Our advice: do both!

More Details
Registration Number : Long-Term Only

dan caplan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About dan caplan

Our family has recently relocated to Athens, Georgia! Now you get to enjoy the beauty and comfort of our home! My wife is a professor of Social Work; I am a former public school teacher. Our 2 children are non-stop energy and born and bred in the Mission....are they developing a slight Southern accent now???

dan caplan purchased this house in 1999

Why dan caplan chose Mission District

San Francisco's Mission District has to be one of the most amazing neighborhoods....anywhere! We are sad to be away, but you will be glad to stay in our Home! You won't find any place like this. Character, soul, art, spirit. There's something very special going on here. And it's real--and colorful.

What makes this house unique

Do you want to be spoiled by the sunshine? By the amazing food choices just steps away? By the bright and colorful life going on here? Come and see for yourself why the Mission has been written up so much lately! We would be happy to help point you in the right direction, if you like.


Mission District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clean and comfortable, bright and cheerful. white towels
  • We use only high quality fluffy white towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Super Comfy firm bed, high quality linens. iPod clock radio
    Blue Room - 1 double , Super-comfy full size bed, high quality linens, desk
    Orange Room - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds convert to King size bed. 100% cotton sheets
  • You and your family/group will sleep cozy! These are nice beds with high quality linens. Original Artwork throughout the home.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ask about possible extras, like airport transfer, sailing trips on the Bay, and/or kitchen valet (have critical kitchen supplies purchased and ready for your arrival)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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SF Mission Roof Deck Retreat
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Miami, USA

Good spot in San Fran!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there with some friends for a first time visit to San Fran. First off, the owner, Dan, was really prompt in answering questions and even sent us a neighborhood guide.

The place itself is small but it was adequate. Lots of vibrant colors on the walls, not something every one can deal with but for the neighborhood that is located in, it just goes.

The bed on the master bedroom was small, my husband is a big guy and so it was kind of tight for us, so overall bed was not comfortable.

The other 2 rooms were my friends stayed were reported to have comfortable beds. The neighbors were a bit noisy so sleeping in was out of the question. There was also some kind of construction going on on the next street over so the jackhammering noise was terrible.

However, this is not fault of the owner or the property, just bad luck.

Additionally, one bathroom for 4 adults is just too tight. I would recommend this place if you are a couple or a family, not really for friends.

Now, for the positives:

The property is an old construction as most of the Mission neighborhood is. Kind of eclectic, interesting, it reminded me a lot of the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami. If you are from SoFla you will know. Kind of an up and coming neighborhood.

Mission neighborhood is mostly Mexican settlement. Great Mexican food around , bars , good restaurants. Enjoyable.

The place was very clean, they had white crisp towels and even TP in the bathroom, something i have not normally seen in rental places. Nice touch.

The highlight for me though, was the roof top deck. It was great!. Clean, well mantained and cool. We spent time there relaxing, drinking wine and listening to music. Definitely a gem to thave that on a property in San Francisco.

Overall a nice place to stay , and for the price, is a good deal.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Une bonne adresse dans le super quartier de Mission district

  • 4 of 5

On a apprécié la cuisine bien équipée et surtout la terrasse sur le toit. La décoration de la maison et de la terrasse est sympa.

Quelques regrets sur le nombre de lits obligeant à coucher 2 personnes sur les matelas d'appoint dans le salon. Un lave-vaisselle aurait été apprécié.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, lovely house. Really helpful owners who have also made a book of useful local information. The major bonus is the fabulous roof deck.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place in a great area

  • 5 of 5

We loved "our orange house"! The communal spaces were amazing. The deck a haven for hanging out with family and friends. The grill needed loving but served to let us make a feast. The kitchen was great and well kitted. And the living room was lovely. The bedrooms were perfect too. I was worried about the kids room as it opened to the living room and lets in lots of light. But a noisemaker for sound and late bedtimes for light meant our little ones slept great there. Even slept in! The only thing that stank was parking, but we knew that going in to it so no biggie. Thanks for sharing your place Dan. We'd definitely go back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic vacation rental in the San Francisco Mission district! 5 friends and I rented the SF Mission Roof Deck Retreat for a long weekend in May and were not disappointed. It was the perfect headquarters to explore the city. The neighborhood surrounding the house is fairly quiet at night, but stores, shops, nightlife, and restaurants are only a short walk away.

The house itself was extremely clean and well stocked. Linens, towels, and beds were freshly laundered and comfortable. The house was spacious enough for 6 adults, and we enjoyed hanging out on the rooftop deck as well as in the living room and kitchen (having a vinyl record player was a great touch!).

I highly recommend renting this house if you have a group of 4+ people - the value per person unbeatable when compared to the standard hotel stay. We frequently commented that it was so nice to have an actual house to hang out, rest, and catch up with one another - something that is not possible when split up across 3-4 hotel rooms. Another added value was having a full kitchen, facilitating the ability to cook breakfast at the house when we didn't feel like all going out in the morning.

Dan, the owner, was extremely communicative and easy to work with and check-in and out was a breeze!

Thanks for helping us have a fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat retreat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is well situated in the Mission....close to market, laundry, coffee house and restaurants. We had 5 adults and had plenty of room. Kitchen works. Roof deck is great. We would stay again if we had that many people.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
San Francisco Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Blowfish Sushi, Asiento, so many choices nearby
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferry Plaza, Embarkadero
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
BART Station, 24th Street and Mission Street
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 and/or 280
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
El Metate
Nearest Ski
188 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
So Many Beaches to Choose From!
Car: not necessary

The Mission District is the sunniest neighborhood in San Francisco! It is also conveniently located to access the most popular areas of the city within 10-15 min. Highways 101 and 280 are minutes away, making access to other parts of the Bay Area also easy. You can easily walk from the apartment to wonderful food, shopping and culture. Public transportation (BART and MUNI) is close by!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning, each 30 nights $135

New regulations in San Francisco (Feb2015) impact short term rentals. We now accept reservations of at least 30 nights or more. Cleaning fee ($135) is non-refundable applies to 30 nights. 60 nights: cleaning fee: $270.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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