OH-SO-CENTRAL! Bay View Oasis

House - Entire home/apt · Fox Crossing Court, Redwood City, CA 94062, United States

Wake up in the morning to a beautiful bay view out of your bedroom window. Relax in the hammock next to the fountain while you grill your favorite meal!
Decorated with original modern fine art oil paintings, and comfortable Asian antiques. Welcome!

The Space

Private entrance, bathroom, livingroom/kitchen and bedroom!

Bathroom Access: Entire Private Apartment Description:
Wake up in the morning to a beautiful bay view out of your bedroom window. Relax in the hammock next to the fountain while you grill your favorite meal!
This fantastic one bedroom guest apartment is located on the lower level of a large home in Emerald Hills. It is decorated with several original modern fine art oil paintings in the living room/kitchen, with unique Asian antiques in the bedroom. We pride ourselves on having super comfy beds and a clean house! The private separate entrance is through large sliding glass doors which open out onto the garden patio area that has a lovely bay view.

This apartment has a private full bathroom.

For Cooking, Eating, Working & Playing:
For preparing and serving meals there is a small kitchenette including: full size refrigerator, small gas stove and oven (please let me know if you plan to use this so we can turn the pilot light on for you), large sink, microwave, cabinets stocked with dishes and typical kitchen items. There is a glass dining table with 4 chairs. It is possible for the dining table to accommodate 6 people with some adjustment. There is a large desk and chair in the living room for your work needs. Through the living room, large sliding glass doors open out onto the garden patio area that has an outdoor table with umbrella and four chairs. From the garden, you enjoy a peek-a-boo bay view, hammock, trees and fountain! A Weber BBQ grill is located on your private patio. Toys for young children are available upon request. The fitness gym is currently under construction, if this is a need please ask if it will be available at the time of your stay.

For Sleeping:
In the bedroom, there is a beautiful hand carved antique canopy bed with a comfy California KING sized mattress.
The living room has a new L shaped couch that pulls up to form a nearly queen sized bed. If you have ever slept on an Ikea sleeper sofa you will know that it can be quite comfortable.
If you have small children under 3, we can arrange for you to use one or both of our baby bjorn travel cribs. Also for children, or small adults, there is a small fold open couch in the master bedroom (mattress accommodates two small/short people).

Laundry and Linens:
We are happy to provide you with fresh linens, blankets and towels for your stay. Free use of the laundry room is available by appointment, we have laundry soap for your use.

Interaction with Guests

We live in the main house upstairs. We are usually pretty accessible if you need something or want to be social :) If not, we often never get to meet some of our guests because you have complete privacy.

The Neighborhood

Only 15-20 minutes north of Stanford University in Palo Alto, 30-40 minutes to San Francisco, 25 minutes to SFO. Emerald Hills is conveniently located in the hills between Woodside and Redwood City. Situated on 2.5 wooded acres you will enjoy views of the lovely San Francisco bay, plus, you have the best of both worlds: nature and convenience. The closest highway exits are either 280 and Edgewood (6 minutes), or the 101 and Whipple (8 minutes). Downtown Redwood City is a short 8 minute drive from the house where you will find a Cal Train stop, theaters, restaurants, shops, farmers Markets, Safeway, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, fun downtown events and more.

Getting around

Transportation & Parking: The closest highway exits are either (6 minutes) 280 and Edgewood, or the 101 and Whipple (8 minutes). The nearest bus stop is about 1.2 miles (22 mins walking), so you will need a car. Downtown Redwood is a short 8 minute drive with Cal Train stop, theaters, restaurants, shops and fun events. Only ONE parking place is included per rental, if you have multiple cars we will need to discuss if a special arrangement is possible.

Other Things to Note

Other info:
We have a small, super friendly, non-shedding dog that lives in the main house but she does not go into the rental apartment area.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Hillary was very responsive. She helped us with laundry and enabled us to arrive late the first night. Great host.

    The place is perfect for two. It would have been fine for the three of us, but perhaps a little tight, as the main bedroom is great but the second bed is a sofa bed rather than a proper bed.

    It also has great views over the Bay and is a lovely place to relax.

    April 2014
  • Hillary's private oasis became my sanctuary for several days at a time when I really needed to "get away from it all" with out going very far. She and her husband are gracious hosts and were available when needed. I would definitely recommend spending time in this private home-within-a-home that's in close proximity to nature and the conveniences of everyday life.

    March 2014
  • Host was very attentive to our needs and space was very nice with a perfect location--close to everything and spectacular view! Many thanks!

    March 2014
  • Hillary and John were great hosts. Very responsive to my inquiries before the booking and during my stay. The apartment was lovely and clean. I had plenty of space for work and relaxing. The location was perfect for my needs and the view was amazing. I look forward to future stays at Oh-So-Central!

    March 2014
  • Loved this airbnb so much I've booked it twice now. I travel every other week for work and this place is perfect: convenient, cozy and clean.

    February 2014
  • Beautiful location. Clean and comfortable place to unwind up in the hills. Great Mexican restaurant nearby, too!

    January 2014
  • Great place. Beautiful bed as in picture with great view out the window. Very easy and swift communication and coordination with Hillary. Thank you.

    January 2014
  • It was great! Bed is super comfortable, everything was exactly as pictured. I will definitely be staying there again. It is a little oasis in the hills.

    January 2014
  • Great location that's minutes away from downtown Redwood City, but feels like a private mountain retreat. If the weather had been a bit warmer I would have enjoyed a cookout on the patio overlooking the bay. Amazingly comfortable bed, and full provisions including coffee and shampoo.

    Would definitely stay again!

    December 2013
  • Hillary's place is very cozy and comfortable. It looks out a great view and the bed was comfortable that you melt into it. The place is kept clean and Hillary was very responsive to some of my questions via SMS to sure that we are all set up. My friends did have some kind of allergic reaction like sneezing (maybe dust mites? I didn't have any reaction... ) and Hillary said she will look into it. I will definitely stay here again.

    December 2013
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We are happy, progressive, entrepreneurs with a tech startup. Our family goal is to leave the world a better place than it was before we got here. We have exuberant twins that will be turning 4 in September (we will do our best to keep them quiet during your stay). If you find your room to be anything but spotless, please tell me right away. We have your accommodations professionally cleaned before and after each guest. We have optional maid and laundry service available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If our schedule permits, we would love to be social with you. John speaks limited German. Thanks for looking into our listing!
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