About this listing
Our home in San Carlos, built in 1936, is full of charm and character. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and is 2000 sq ft. We have remodeled, added onto and updated our entire home. Our goal has always been to retain and enhance the character of it’s age in all of the work that we've done.
The master bedroom is downstairs, with a double bed and attached, recently remodeled, beautiful master bath. Two bedrooms are upstairs, both with double beds. 2nd full bathroom with a shower/tub and washer and dryer is centrally located downstairs.
There are hardwood floors throughout 1st floor and ceiling fans in most rooms. Our home is full of color and warm touches!
Our Living Room is warm and inviting…it’s more like a Mountain Cabin Retreat. Our Family Room is perfect for TV watching and relaxing.
There is a Clean Air Filtration System throughout our entire home…we have the cleanest air around! High speed wireless internet.
San Carlos, the “City of Good Living” is a beautiful, quiet, and charming suburb. Downtown San Carlos is full of wonderful restaurants and shopping. Our home is located on a quiet street about 1 mile from downtown and Trader Joe’s.
We are close to everything in the Bay Area and beyond! We think it’s the perfect location for enjoying all that this area has to offer.
1 mile to CalTrain Station, $5 and 30 min train ride to San Francisco!
3 miles to Oracle in Redwood Shores
7 miles to Stanford University
8 miles to Palo Alto
8 miles to Huddart Park...a great place to have a picnic or explore a redwood forest.
12 miles to SFO Airport, 22 miles to San Jose Airport
13 beautiful miles to the beach in Half Moon Bay
25 miles to downtown San Francisco
40 miles to Muir Woods across the Golden Gate Bridge.
50 miles to Santa Cruz...beaches, boardwalk and more amazing redwoods
70 miles to Napa Valley
95 miles to Monterey and Carmel
125 miles to Big Sur
200 miles to Yosemite National Park…we’ve even done it as a day trip!
Charming is definitely the right description for this home, the thoughtfulness and attention to detail in their decoration and design is just wonderful! Our home was tented for termites and all of us - father, son, grandson and daughter - needed temporary shelter. Diane and Ron were very communicative and welcoming and their home a delight - the retro vibe was such a throwback to our childhood for almost all of us - the 16-yr-old just took our word for it.
We had a lot of fun and all 6 of us enjoyed Diane's lovely home.
She was really thoughtful and easy to communicate.
The house is exactly the same as the listing photos. Everything is nice, clean, and cozy. Diane even prepared a handbook with selected local good eats and clear/easy to follow instructions for us.
Everything was smooth and relaxing right from the initial inquiry with Ron and Diane. Totally recommend if you are heading over to the region with a big group.
Thanks Ron and Diane!
Diane and Ron were great hosts! I traveled to the area with colleagues to attend a workshop. Their house was immaculately well kept and was the perfect fit for us. Staying here allowed us to collaborate and debrief after each day in a way that hotel accommodations would not support. The women's World Cup (soccer tournament) was happening during out visit and they were really accommodating by recording the game for us.
My parents and a few aunts stayed at Diane's house for several days, and they had a great time. The house is charming, and it stayed relatively cool even during the heat of the day in mid June. Diane was very attentive and had pretty specific instructions for check in and check out as well as for various dos and don'ts for the house. My parents really enjoyed the house, and it's also a great location. My mom went on walks around the neighborhood checking out all the flowers. Like the Carmel of South San Fran. Nice batch of restaurants and one really good beer bar on Laurel street just blocks away.
We felt most welcome from the very first minute we made contact with Diane here on Airbnb and over the phone. The house was in amazing condition when we came and everything was 100% prepared for guests. The neighborhood is really family-style, quiet, and truly safe. San Carlos generally turned out to be a particularly nice area to live in the Bay area. The house is just like it looks in the listing and we had a truly great time living there for a bit over two weeks.
We had a wonderful stay at this house. The home itself was ideal for our family (2 adults and 2 kids - ages 3 and 6), with three very nice bedrooms, a great kitchen, and a very cozy living/family room. We felt perfectly settled in very shortly after arriving. The neighborhood was very convenient - a few minutes from both freeways, downtown San Carlos, and easy access to the rest of the Peninsula and greater Bay Area destinations. Also, we made good use of Edgewood Park for hiking/running trails, which is hardly a few minutes drive away.
Diane was an outstanding host - she and her husband made sure we had everything that we needed upon arrival, and she checked in several times to make sure our stay was going smoothly. Really don't have anything negative to say at all. This was our first time using AirBnB, and we had a great experience! Thanks, Diane! We'll be back!
“Everything was perfect for our family weekend. The house was roomy, comfortable and we were able to find all we needed to entertain guests, including a working gas barbeque grill! The rooms were furnished in a unique styles; all were different yet they felt connected and lent a very casual and homey feel to the place. The neighborhood was quiet and the backyard private, but the neighbors were friendly and welcoming. The location is really convenient, just off of the 101 freeway. There’s plenty of shopping along the nearby Camino Real, which was great given the number of trips we needed to make to the store! The owners kept in touch with us, were accommodating and made it easy to plan our arrival and departure. This was important since we had family and friends coming from the Midwest, East Coast and California. Making the choice of using airbnb and staying at this lovely place really reduced the stress of traveling. I don’t know how we would have ever hosted all the people we did for graduation dinner, and had such a comfortable setting at a hotel. Not to mention the money we saved! I would highly recommend staying there to anyone with a large group or family, that loves to create their own fun and entertainment.”
About the Host, Diane
I'm from the Bay Area in California...my husband and I are empty nesters with a daughter in Denver, and a son in college in Seattle...we love to find off the beaten path places to stay and experience life a little differently than what we're used to! :). We've had such fun exploring different places using airbnb, that we decided to open up our home and allow others to enjoy our wonderful area!