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About this listing

This sunny, cheerful, and calm room is nestled in a quiet countryside-like setting minutes away from Yosemite-like hiking trails, yet it's in the middle of Silicon Valley.


Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 5%


The space

I offer a private serene room in a beautiful house in Silicon Valley. The room comes with a shared bathroom with tub and shower and lots of free street parking.

There is a family room and a fire place to hang out, as well as a relaxing patio and two decks for enjoyable outside seating. I am an easy going, open-minded, well-traveled person, who enjoys good company and conversations.

The house is in a quiet neighborhood in Emerald Hills. Restaurant and shops are within 2-10 minutes driving distance. I offer free wireless internet, a library with TV, and coffee or tea if needed. Please don't expect absolute perfection though, because the price reflects what expectations should be. The hotel room prices in this area are $165 per night for a single room for three-star accommodations.

I love eating out and have lots of good recommendations for ethnic restaurants on the peninsula as well as in San Francisco.

There is easy access to 280 and 101 and you are within minutes in Palo Alto/Stanford. San Francisco is a 35 - 40 minute ride by car depending on traffic. SFO is 25 minutes away and there is Caltrain access

Guest access

Guests are welcome to ask me for anything they need. I'm the kind of person who has just about everything on hand - my mother always said I should open a neighborhood store! But for my Airbnb guests, I won't charge anything of course.
Obviously, as well, absolutely everything that a top hotel would provide, like comb, razor, toothbrush and toothpaste, sewing kit (am I missing anything?) will be provided, just ask.

The neighborhood

As someone who lived in Paris and Tokyo just before coming here, I love the incredible feeling of living in the countryside, yet having the most modern amenities of urban life just five minutes away. I still marvel that such luxuries actually exist. My favorite is Edgewood Park and preserve, with forests and hiking trails, just three minutes away!

Getting around

There is bus and Caltrain.

Other things to note

Laundry is $5 per load

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Parking in front of the house costs $5 per day, but parking in the street is free and plentiful. Laundry is $5 per load.
Please, NO FOOD and NO EATING in the rooms. I don't want ant and rodent problems. You are welcome, however, to use the kitchen or the decks outside when the weather is warm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
April 2017
This is a great room in a great location! The room is very nice and private! I opened the sliding door every night so I could hear the sounds of the woods and feel the breeze, it is very calming! Maylen is very sweet and accommodating! Highly recommend!

Laura User Profile
February 2017
This was exactly as described. Great location and well priced!

Dan User Profile
February 2017
I very much enjoyed my stay here. The room was very comfortable and offered a high degree of solitude which is just what I was looking for. Nice big deck off of the room was a plus! Maylen and Mark were both very gracious hosts and interesting to talk to but never imposed. Great little Mexican restaurant just up the hill! I will definitely come to stay again. six stars!

Pat User Profile
November 2016
Maylen is a very cool and attentive person who is great to talk to. She responded very fast to my request and I was happy that I could stay at her place a few hours after she accepted. The house is in a very nice and quiet area in Redwood city about one hour walk to the main Camino Real Boulevard. There is a grocery store nearby with a couple of restaurants.

Isaac User Profile
September 2016
Big and private bedroom. Full use of kitchen. Even though sometimes was difficult to reach out to Maylen because she was out, she has been always kind, communicative and willing to help. Sometimes house was a bit overcrowded, and could be a bit noisy, specially being downstairs and hearing steps above, but most of the time it was quiet

Gary User Profile
April 2016
The neighborhood is pretty and quiet, up in the hills above Palo Alto. The home is a nice, roomy mid century craftsman? Once I got to meet my hostess, on my second of two nights, I found her warm, accomadating and lovely. But before that difficult to reach. I understand she is very busy with studies...but, no I had no sense of welcoming.

Martin User Profile
April 2016
My stay was pretty good, I recommend it to everyone. I extended my stay 3 times because I had a good time, The Host, Maylen is very cooperative.

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San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in July 2013
Maylen User Profile

I'm from France, love to hike, read

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Maylen’s place.
Marc helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.