About this listing
Room in very good location near El Camino Real in Mountain View. Separate entry, shared bathroom/kitchen.
Private, green, quiet, easy to get around to major employers/stores etc. Near public transport.
Private room in a converted garage next to a single family home. Own key.
Contains bed, desk, chair, lamps, bed linen and towels.
Lush green garden, best location on Mountain View/ Los Altos border, close to Palo Alto. Very quiet, side street, almost no car travel.
Bathroom/Restroom has to be shared with owner of the house (1 male person, family on vacation).
Kitchen/refrigerator may be shared (stays of up to 4 days only anticipated).
Walk to Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera bread, and CVS across the street; Whole foods, Trader joe's etc. close by.
Walk or take the bus to downtown Mountain View, (website hidden) campus, Computer History museum, Stanford, take Caltrain (suburban train) to San Francisco.
You may use the garden/terrace with many fruit trees, and complete green enclosure by shrubs and trees.
You will have to use the restroom/bathroom (tub, shower) in the main house, and may even share the kitchen for a dinner or breakfast meal.
Interaction with Guests
We're happy to explain the area or talk about recent events -but if you want complete privacy that's fine as well.
Very good neighborhood, close to El Camino, but quiet and serene. Walk to a nearby Starbucks, chipotle, jamba juice, shop at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, take caltrain to San Francisco, or a bus to Stanford and major employers loke (website hidden), apple, (website hidden) etc.
Bus stop on El Camino, caltrain from the downtown Mountain View station.
Experience was great and the place is really comfortable. It's a private room separated from the house nice and clean.
We arrived very late in the night. But our friendly Johann waited for us. The house is very quiet. The bedroom is separate in a nice garden. Bathroom is nice and clean. We were very happy.
The house is well located in Mountain View, close to El Camino Real yet far enough away that you get no noise from it. The host, Johann, was very accommodating and welcomed us with complementary bottled water, a nice gesture. The room itself is clean with a desk and good wifi. The main downside is the bed, which is pretty hard as noted by a couple other visitors. The room is functionally detached from the main home so to access the bathroom, you have a very short path through the backyard into the living room. Overall, it's a good value given the ridiculous pricing in the Palo Alto/Mountain View area, as long as you can tolerate harder beds.
Our stay at Gabriele's was great! the room is nice and clean and he left us bottles of water (very much appreciated!). It is very close to the center of Mountain View as well! I recommend it 100%
Johann was friendly and extremely accommodating. We had spent the day in Yosemite and only reached the house at 11:30 pm. He was really nice; showed us the kitchen, and the shared bathroom, and gave us the keys to the room. The room was beautiful; clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, and seems safe. The greatest part about the entire stay was that he got in touch with us the evening that we left to say that he found a pair of spectacles we’d forgotten! They were my boyfriend’s… He even offered to mail them to us, because he knew how hard it would be to not have your glasses on hand. We ended up picking them up that weekend, before we flew back home.
We were visiting friends around the corner and this was perfectly located. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, and accessible. We were able to get keys from Johan in the evening. He was friendly, showed us around, and gave us access to his kitchen if we needed to keep any food refrigerated. The room is a converted garage with a separate entrance next to the house. It was clean and simple. The mattress is a hard futon. To use the bathroom you need to go a few steps to the back door, and walk between the living area and the kitchen. It is a little awkward to walk through someone else's living space, but Johan was very accommodating. The bathroom is small, clean, and shared with the host. Overall, our stay was as advertised and we have no major complaints. In the future I think I'd rather have a private bathroom attached to the room so I don't feel like I'm intruding. But this is not a criticism of these accommodations.
About the Host, Gabriele
We are renting out a free room in our family home for selected days throughout the summer.
Best suited for tourists to Silicon Valley, or people visiting friends or relatives, applying for jobs etc.