About this listing
Enjoy the private bedroom with separate entrance at a beautiful home located near SFO Airport. This clean and comfortable bedroom comes with a shared bathroom (used by daughter) and shared kitchen in the quiet and safe neighborhood of Millbrae.
Private bedroom available for up to two people located on the first floor of our home. The room has a separate entrance from the main entrance with its own door key so you can come in and go without worrying about making noise.
There is plenty of parking available directly in front of our house for those guests that are looking for free parking while traveling to and from the airport for a few days.
UPDATE: We now have a comfortable queen sized bed instead of an airbed! The pictures may show the smaller airbed, but we will update the photos soon to show the nice queen sized bed and mattress.
You will be able to use the bathroom and kitchen (both are upstairs, please consider if you have mobility issues). The common area (living room and dining room) is not shared with AirBnB guests.
You will receive your own key and can come and go any time of day and night without needing to walk through the main house entrance and worry about noise or privacy.
We are a family of computer professionals that work from home. We offer free WiFi at a super-fast 50 Mbps speed and also provide free use of a computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, computer chair and desk located inside the bedroom.
We provide a heater and a electrical blanket for those cold winter nights.
Free for you:
- Ultra-high speed Internet (50Mbps).
- Your own mini refrigerator inside the bedroom
- Modern electric space heater with digital thermostat, as well as electric blanket.
- Laundry machine and dryer in our garage (we will provide instructions).
- Weekly housekeeping .
- Full use of kitchen with microwave & filtered fluoride/chlorine-free water (no need to buy bottled water).
- Close to highways (101) and (280).
- Airport drop-off possibilities, depending on time of day.
- Plenty of street parking with no city restrictions (no need to worry about parking tickets here!)
- Short distance to BART/ Caltrain and El Camino bus lines (5 min. drive / relaxing 40 min. walk).
- BART trains can take you to SFO, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland.
- Caltrain will take you to most cities between San Francisco and downtown San Jose/Silicon Valley.
Taxi to/from San Francisco Airport:
- It costs about $18-20 with taxi or Uber for a 10 min. drive to our house.
Interaction with Guests
Please enjoy the private entrance room in our beautiful home with unbeatable views.
No interaction is required with us, but we enjoy making friends and meeting new people from all parts of the world if you are interested. Conversely, we will respect your need for privacy and we enjoy maintaining a peaceful household atmosphere.
Downtown Millbrae has several good grocery stores (Trader Joe's, Safeway, Lucky's, Walgreens), a Saturday farmer's market and lots of Chinese and Asian restaurants. It is a 26 min. walk from the house. Safeway, Walgreens, McDonald's and 24 Hour Fitness are open 24 hours per day. In N Out is open until 1 am.
Millbrae is extremely safe and quiet at all hours of the day and night.
BART and Caltrain stations near our house provide easy access to downtown San Francisco, San Jose and beyond. Day parking for cars is available at Millbrae BART station for people wanting to avoid parking in San Francisco (parking is free after 3 PM).
If you need to rent a car (many guests do), we recommend Enterprise Car Rentals in San Bruno at around $22 per day. This is about 50% lower than most of the SFO airport car rental companies. We have no affiliation with this company, but like their service and cars. Keep in mind they have limited office hours on the weekend.
The home is a 15-20 min walk from downtown Millbrae and is near the SFO airport. Walk to Starbucks, great restaurants, bank, the post office and anything else you could possibly need in downtown Millbrae.
Our house is located within 5-10 mins driving to SFO, BART and Millbrae Caltrain stations.
It will cost about $20 to take a taxi from the SFO airport to our house. You can also walk to BART/Caltrain stations from our house, which takes about 30 mins.
Other Things to Note
Our neighborhood is quiet and safe. The backyard faces a forest and the neighborhood is within walking distance to the beautiful and expansive San Andreas lake and park system - ideal for walking, jogging or bicycling. Check out the Camp Sawyer Trail, a stunning 6 mi. concrete trail where you can see wildlife in action by the waterside.
We have blue skies for 9 months of the year. The weather is normally warm and we are not bothered by the fog-belt, like so often in nearby San Francisco or Daly City. In fact, many Bay Area residents refer to our city as "Sunny Millbrae".
We love Millbrae for the many good restaurants and good weather. We know Millbrae and San Francisco very well and will be happy to give advice and suggestions for places to eat good food or do fun things. Let us know if you have any questions or need some ideas.
The main house rule is to treat the place like your own home with respect & care.
- Remember to turn off the power on electric heater when leaving the house.
- No smoking, either inside or outside in the yard.
- No loud music/TV/talking between 10 PM and 8 AM, inside or outside.
- No overnight guests except those booked through Airbnb.
- No pets.
- No illegal drugs please. That could result in something bad for both of us!
- Food is not provided, but we provide a refrigerator for your use in the room.
We will accommodate your stay with basic toiletry items: clean towels, shampoo, body wash and clean fresh bedsheets.
Monthly visitors can expect weekly cleaning of room, bedsheets and towels, or as needed upon request.
We will also be happy to try to accommodate any special requests you may have. Let us know.
Lovely neighborhood and comfy house- far better than a depressing, overpriced hotel. I was worried about arriving late because of a flight delay but Nils is late night person and was so friendly and came out to meet me and grabbed my suitcase. I felt like we were cousins or something.
Glad you like our home and location.
The house cat is clearly mentioned in the listing, as is the upstairs bathroom and kitchen location.
Also, the cat is never allowed in the guest room, so we try to accomodate all types of guest. However, if you want to find an AirBnB listing without pets there should be plenty to choose from - and such things are normally listed in the AirBnB listing, just as we do.
It was an awesome AirBnB experience with Nils and co. They are very-helpful and great to hang around with. The listing was exactly the way it is described and then some more. Very close to some great restaurants. Pros: If you are techo you will love the company of Nils. The view of the bay and SFO is great.
Cons: .... can't think of any!
Nils was an amazing host! He was accommodating with the check in timings and very very friendly :) I specially took a great liking to his cat!
The room itself is very nice and homey, and the area nearby is just extremely beautiful to walk around. I hope I get to stay at his place again!
Nils and his family are most welcoming and responsive. Nils checked in with me often to see if I needed anything, gave recommendations about restaurants/things to do in Millbrae, invited me to their weekend activities, etc. Nils is very easy to talk to and made me feel at home. Their two cats, Tigher and Oliver, are very cute and cuddly. I truly enjoyed my stay at their house.
The room is pretty much as shown in the picture. They also provided a mini fridge in the garage which is located next door to the room. Washer and dryer are in the garage as well. Bathroom is upstairs, shared with one of the family members but I felt like I was using it by myself. The queen bed is very comfy. This is my first time using Airbnb and I had a great experience. Would recommend Nils listing to friends.
I had a wonderful time staying at Nils' place. The office desk was perfect for the work I had to do and Nils and his family were very kind to me as I sat around for days on end doing work. We also had the chance to chat about some of our related careers and, all in all, it was a wonderful time!
Nils is a kind and engaging host who worked with me about late arrivals, early leaving etc. The space is clean and private with your own locked door. Extremely convenient to SFO. I would stay with Nils again anytime I am passing through.
I had a great experience staying for 3 days at Nils place. Nils and his family are very nice, friendly and hospitable. Everything in the house is clean and organized. It's located in a very quiet and beautiful community, convenient transport to restaurants and about 10 mins drive to airport. The view outside the house is amazing! Thanks Nils and his family for accommodating us.
About the Host, Nils/Rachael
I (Nils) do online marketing and e-commerce and live with my daugther (Rachael) and two sons that are going to college. We work or study from home in Millbrae on our computers and live a quiet and peaceful life.
We are interested in foreign cultures, photography, meta-physics and meeting new people!
We are a non-smoking family and like down-to-earth people. We will be happy to help and give advice about Millbrae, transportation and all the great Asian restaurants that are available in our city.