The HackerHome Network
Whether you're new to the Valley, bored with your current housing or need a transient place... I would like to help. When you reserve with me, you'll have instant friends and be part of a network of 10 homes in the Bay Area.
Spacious home with music instruments and co-working space.
4 bedrooms - 1 private room and 3 shared rooms
3 full bathrooms
All utilities are included and the WIFI is fast!
Clean linens/bedding are provided + a fresh towel.
Why would someone say light cooking? Home prepped meals really warms up the house and it's encouraged.
Interaction with Guests
It's a house full of people & different schedules. So please use ear plugs if necessary. If you're a light sleeper or can't sleep on a single mattress, this may not be the right place for you.
We are a very communal/respectful group and strive to provide space for everyone to work and hangout. Remember that work, musical instruments and books take precedence over the television.
Located in the heart of Sunnyvale! Japanese Deli and Mexican Restaurant across the street.
0.3 miles to (website hidden)
0.4 miles to Lucky Supermarket
0.6 miles to Apple
0.8 miles to Sunnyvale Caltrain Station
0.8 miles to Plug & Play Sunnyvale
8.3 miles to San Jose Airport
28 miles to San Francisco Airport
For the neighborhood guidebook, go to the following listing, then click on the maps tab:
Located in the heart of Sunnyvale. It's a short walk to Sunnyvale Caltrain Station, restaurants and groceries.
Too tired to walk? We have bikes you can use that will swiftly get you places fast!
Other Things to Note
More than one suitcase? Consult with me prior to making your reservation.
Respectful Housing for Women
Females in a separate room. If you'd like to stay in the girls' room, please check with me on availability before reserving. If you don't have a preference, then just make your reservation.
The Airbnb cleaning fee is to make sure you have a clean bed upon arrival and not to clean up after you. All spaces are shared, so please be mindful of picking up after yourself. If you're a longer term guest, remember to use one bath towel and wash it with your own load of laundry.
Best Way to Reach Me
1. Complete your Airbnb profile with an ID/Passport and connect your social networks.
2. One line about your purpose of visit.
3. Let me know your duration of stay and estimated time of arrival on your check in date.
Clean your dishes right away
If you must invite an associate/friend over, consult with me first
Be conscientious of morning bathroom usage
Do not snooze your alarm
Use earphones, not speakers - unless it's a family event
We Prefer That You
be respectful of the space and to fellow housemates
clean up after yourself by making your bed and washing your dishes
have an optimistic outlook and laugh a lot =D
I came out to California for an internship. It was my first time in the state for an extended period of time (3 months. Last time I was there was for a night in LA). I'd never used AirBnB before, but it appealed to me because it was much easier than trying to figure out how to rent an apartment, or even the corporate housing that my company recommended.
I don't regret my decision at all. Price-wise, it was really cheap for such a nice living space. My other intern friends were probably paying 3-4x what I was for a space that they still had to share with other people.
Then there are the people--I feel like it takes a certain kind of person to feel attracted to this style of living. Everyone seemed so chill. There was always an opportunity to go out and have a good time (I even took a trip to Yosemite with some people from my and other houses in the "network"), but no one will pressure you if you feel like just having some time to yourself.
When I first arrived at the Sunnyvale home, I was somewhat taken aback by the number of people living in it (from the description, I thought it would just be a handful), but the house is big enough that you hardly feel like there are as many as there are.
Because it was the summer, a fare number of the people were interns at companies in the area (even another one from mine). Most were international, which made watching the World Cup pretty interesting.
I spent my last week in Vic's home in Santa Clara, in the private room. Vic and Sarah are both really nice, and it was an equally pleasant experience there as well.
Each of the houses have their own personality. Because the Santa Clara house was smaller with more open rooms, people tended to be a lot quieter. While at the Sunnyvale house, because there were rooms with doors and a big backyard, every room would have something going on in it--people playing guitars outside, watching movies in the den, having deep philosophical conversations in the kitchen over a bottle of wine.
I have, and will continue to, recommend the HackerHome to anybody looking for a place to stay--whether for a night, for an internship, or for those in between finding a more permanent residence--there are all sorts who find their way coming through.
It was a great experience living with everyone at the HackerHome. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly, lots of activities, a great place to be.
Living for a month in Vic’s HackerHome in Sunnyvale was an amazing experience. I had a lot of fun with my roommates (BBQ’s, dinner parties etc.). Everyone was nice and respectful. House is very clean with a lot of space to work. Vic is a great host and very positive person. When I'll be next time in SV I’ll choose one of his houses for sure.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Vic's HackerHome. Vic was a very accommodating and enthusiastic host who made sure everything went well for me. I went to a party at the Menlo Park HackerHome, and even got an invitation to thanksgiving. I felt like HackerHome family and would definitely stay here again. The girl's room was comfortable, with plenty of storage space, and it was pleasant to have a girls-only bathroom in-suite.
The hackerhome was great. The host was accommodating and the place was filled with fun tech driven people.
The experience at the SOMA HackerHome was fantastic. The group of people is great, and the amenities are quite nice.
Clean and fun to talk to other tech driven housemates. An overall pleasurable experience.
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where i've been...
romantic hangout: paris
most beautiful: lucerne
tastiest fries: brussels
at peace: holland
nostalgic castle: heidelberg
hot & amazing: cordoba
beautiful gloom: london
good vibe: montreal
surfs up: kenting
delicate beauty: kyoto
can't breathe: beijing
almost got hustled: new york
got hustled: bangkok
burned a hole in wallet: tokyo
feels like home: taipei
best grotto: capri island
best wineries: sonoma
best pastel: pastéis de belém
chaotic fun: delhi
sink or swim: shanghai
nearly froze: seoul
best cave lifestyle: granada
coffee experience: caffè florian in venice
most laid back: sorrento
graffitied, but safe: lisbon
amazing buddha: hong kong
best basilica: lyon
never sleep: nyc
too much to see: rome
flamenco & tapas: sevilla
best ramen: setagaya-ku
best weather: hawaii
best sangria: majong in barrio alto
best restaurant: tempura matsu in kyoto
diverse spice: kuala lumpur
friend ditched me: saigon
full of kind people: suzhou
great eats & wet: vancouver
second favorite city in the world: barcelona
favorite city in the world: what do you think?
2015 trips: germany, hungary, russia and hopefully ride a gs1200 through south america
how i've learned...
tragic: slammed into a buck...on a 600rr
thrilling: thunderhill turn 11 (blind corner)
kinda scary: being held up
interesting job: seminar speaker
most shaping: raised in poverty
shocking: face burned off and i looked like freddy krueger at the age of 7
rewarding: saving a life
most awesome feeling ever: dunking under pressure
most unproductive: week long hibernation watching a drama
most productive: week long hibernation watching a drama
sad times: putting down my best friend
pretty fun: feeding animals and often developers
more about me...
must read: martin eden & fountainhead
favorite food: soup
fun movie: sweet & lowdown
best hacker movie: real genius
entertainment: talk radio & TED
likes: nice people, bicycles & phillumeny
dislikes: stress & clutter
spare time: naps and shoot baskets
how i travel: heavy sleeper, easy going (sometimes neurotic) and will leave your home clean
where i go...
palace of fine arts
mission dolores park
california academy of sciences on thursday nights
ferry building on saturday mornings
twin peaks on a clear night
what i eat...
sea bass @ tamarine
coffee @ philz
ramen @ orenchi
tapas @ en
a croissant @ tartine
sushi @ fuki
butter masala dosa @ madras cafe
ice cream @ mitchell's
kobe burger & fries @ le garage
samgyetang @ bn chicken
sacripantina @ stella pastry
brunch @ brenda's
egg tarts @ golden gate bakery
anything @ chez panisse
drinks & live music @ comstock saloon
how i pack...
dri-fit shorts / tank / pants / 2 shirts
3 pairs of undies and socks
computer / phone / cords
contacts / toiletries
blazer / jacket
slippers / vans / loafers
passport / funds
belt / sunglasses / hat / bottle
what i do....