Great Room FireplaceGreat Room Set up with three double beds.  This is a rare setup used mostly for groups when we're not home.
Entire home/apt
7 Guests
4 Bedrooms
5 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

We love sharing our home. Please keep in mind that it is our home, not a hotel. We live here and do our best to make it welcoming to you in every way possible. Enjoy the views, the nature, the deers and our open collective space.

The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $40 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $125
Security Deposit: $1000
Cancellation: Strict


The space

NOTE: Hello and welcome. Please make sure you read my entire listing as I receive many requests and I want to make sure you have all the information you need before sending me a request. Three of the most important points which are often missed are: a) you'll need a car b) there's absolutely no smoking and c) we are not in San Francisco but rather are 25 minutes south and 20 minutes north of Stanford. Now that that is handled...

Welcome to our special home.

The house is located in the hills of Belmont about 25 minutes from San Francisco, 20 minutes from Stanford, 25 minutes from the ocean at Half Moon Bay. Our house is not the easiest to get to (but I'll give you great directions) but once you're here you'll we expect you will enjoy the beautiful nature and views. It's a hidden treasure of a place though the deer found it first and apparently aren't going anywhere. They let us stay too, however.

Our location is gorgeous. We have spectacular views of San Francisco and Oakland and our backyard leads straight onto gorgeous hiking trails. You will have use of the Master Bedroom which has a California King bed, the child room which has a double bed on the loft (might want to be a teenager or extra nimble as it requires some climbing) and a queen mattress on the floor. The guest room has a double bed.

Guest access

Current pricing notes:

In general, except for special circumstances and dates pricing is as follows:

$255 per night with a 3 night minimum for up to 4 people (each extra person is $40). Weekly rates (only available occasionally) are $1250 for up to 4 people.

You also have the use of the open-concept kitchen, the laundry, the bonus room (with games and many books), the laundry room, and the outdoor patio/bbq spaaaaaace.

Public transit is NOT easily accessible from our location so you will want to have a cat.

Come spend time in a very special and inspiring home away from your own home.

The neighborhood

Nature! Great views. Hiking? Just walk out the back door.

Getting around

You need a car. There is no public transportation although in a pinch Uber can find us.

Other things to note

Currently there is some construction happening next door. If you're concerned about this please contact me and I'll try to find out work plans for the time you'll be here. Generally the noise is minor and reasonably unobtrusive and is always limited to 8am-4pm.

House Rules
No smoking

Please leave the house clear of clutter and dishes. We offer our house for a lower than market rate but we'd like it be treated well in return. And we'll be returning to our home when you leave. :-)

3 nights minimum stay

Your Host



Belmont, California, United States · Joined in June 2011

We are a community-minded family living in a beautiful spot which we love to share.

We prefer guests who are also community-minded and transparent. Please don't book with us if you don't have a profile posted with details about yourself or don't send us info and details in advance.

Tell us something about YOU...are you traveling for fun or business? Do you plan to be in the house working all day on the computer or getting up in the morning and exploring the Bay Area or heading for the office? Where do you live and why did you pick my house?

Our kids don't go to school (we are Independent Learners) and we have a very wide variety of interests and pastimes. Collectively we enjoy entrepreneurialism; Dungeons and Dragons; cooking; photography; bio-tech; orchids; Quantified-Self, Self-Science and Self-tracking; edu-hacking; wine; progressive education; Magic The Gathering; salons; community; conversation; Lindy Hop dance; hat-making; etc etc etc...

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