This spacious, cheerful, luminous bedroom is nicely furnished with queen size bed, bookshelf, chest of drawers, closet and desk. It's in a single family home surrounded by garden with fruit trees, roses, vegetable garden. There is also a swimming pool, deck and gazebo. The bathroom is newly remodeled and faux-finished. The kitchen is quite large and well equipped, available for light cooking.
The household is quiet, serene and friendly.
The house is located in a residential, safe, green, quiet neighborhood. Los Altos is a quaint village with excellent restaurants and bars. Downtown Mountain View is down the street with its variety of ethnic restaurants and interesting stores.
In the immediate area there are many beautiful biking and hiking trails and walks in the wetlands by the bay. From the top of the close-by hills one can admire the breathtaking panorama of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The climate of Los Altos is the best. Mild, not humid, sunny almost year-round.
High speed internet is available. Plenty of free parking. Washing machine.
My place has a unique whimsical and welcoming atmosphere. The brightly colored flowers in the garden, the warmth of the hardwood floors, the mouthwatering aroma of fresh breads and focaccia (I am a chef) will make you feel right at home.
Kitchen for preparation of simple meals, bathroom, pool and garden.
Interaction with Guests
I like to be in communication and available, in case of need.
The neighborhood is quiet, green, safe and close to parks and hiking/biking trails. Mountain View and Palo Alto are conveniently close.
Train station a few minutes away (Castro station in Mountain View). There is a bus stop around the corner.
Conveniently located close to great malls (such as Stanford Shopping Center, San Antonio Shopping Center and Valley Fair), major Silicon Valley high tech companies ((website hidden), (website hidden), Apple, Intel), Stanford and other local colleges.
San Francisco is reachable in 40 minutes by car with scenic highway 280. The ocean (Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz) in about 30 minutes.
Other Things to Note
I offer healthy and affordable meals upon request: breakfast, lunch or dinner (mostly Italian-style-flavored with home-grown herbs and vegetables.)
This is a room in a private house. Guests will be provided with an orientation of how things work in the house, including house rules, regarding quiet times, the use of the kitchen and common areas, etc.
It was a delight to meet and stay with Nelly. She was very welcoming with her home-made Focaccia and stimulating conversation. My room was spacious with a very comfortable bed and view to the beautiful front yard. It was a nice way to start the day with a stove-brewed coffee by the pool. I look forward to staying with Nelly on my next trip to the Bay Area.
I greatly enjoyed my stay with Nelly. Her home is spacious and comfortable, as was the room. She is an excellent cook, which I experienced at dinner one evening.
I would definitely stay there again.
The listing is beautiful and really felt like a home away from home! The area is quiet and peaceful, and Nelly is very sweet and polite. Overall, it was a great stay!
My visit to Los Altos where I had a room in Nelly Capra's home was very enjoyable. Nelly gave recommendations for area restaurants and other places of interest. Her home is in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood close to shopping, a library, a park and other city amenities. My room was large with a window looking out over the front garden, a queen-sized bed, desk, large closet, etc. I was very comfortable there. Nelly was friendly, welcoming and helpful.
To stay at Nelly in her house is like home away from home. We had a wonderful time, nice and cosy. Thank you Nelly, hope to see you soon again. Laila & Peter Grindvik
My stay was quite comfortable. The housing was as advertised. Nelly was helpful in making local recommendations. She was also good at accommodating a mix up on the part of UPS.
I have a great time with Nelly,since I just drive to her on last minute on the way to Silicon Valley. She gave me very quickly reply and make me feel safe and calm! Her house is very good location for food shopping and drive around. I wish to stay with her next time come here and learn cooking from Nelly,or see her in Beijing maybe.
I would like to reccomend her home for others come to this area.
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Hello, my name is Nelly. I've lived in Genova, Italy until 20 years ago and then I moved to Los Altos, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then I have been traveling back and forth between Los Altos, Genova, Piemonte, Molise, Sicily, Rome and sometimes Brazil. In Genova I owned one of the most traditional and famous Torte e Farinata shops. In the US I have been teaching Italian cooking and culture for two decades. I also lead culinary tours in various Italian regions. In other words, my passion is to cook! Preferably with others. So, if you are interested, I can teach you a few things while you stay at my place. Another passion is "home". I love to make people feel at home and create a "home away from home" for my guests. Also I love to show off the beauties of the places I know and love the most - Mombaruzzo, Genova, Castellammare del Golfo, the San Francisco Bay Area, and point my guests towards interesting, meaningful and off-the-beaten-track experiences while they stay in these beautiful areas.
My motto: Abundance is happiness!