About this listing
Beautiful and spacious 2000+ sq ft home in San Mateo with your own private bedroom and bathroom. Nice neighborhood close to SFO airport and convenient to the wonders of the Bay Area. Free Wifi. Shared use of living room area, and kitchen.
Our home is quiet, peaceful, comfortable and clean.
WiFi access throughout the house and garden. Large screen smart TV provides access to Netlflix and Amazon Movies, plus HD Comcast cable channels including sports, movies, music, etc.
Interaction with Guests
We love having guests and welcome the chance to be helpful with directions, advice on cafes/restaurants and tourist attractions. Or you can just relax on your own in your own comfort.
Our neighborhood is very residential & homey...but with plenty of activities in surrounding areas. Ample free parking and only 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco.
Approx 20 minutes drive to SF, or you can take the bus to Millbrae BART subway station or to the San Mateo or Burlingame CalTrain stations to get to SF, or south bound to Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Silicon Valley.
For those days/nights when you want to explore the suburbs, nearby within two miles are downtown Burlingame and downtown San Mateo with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
We are also just two minutes drive from the bay trail where you can go for a run or a bike ride for miles.
Other Things to Note
San Mateo is below the fog line so you are almost always guaranteed to see the sun in the long summers and most of winter.
Our Top 5 House Rules.
2. No pets.
3. Since we are vegetarians we ask that you not cook meat in our home, but you are welcome to consume meat should you desire.
4. No loud music/sounds/noise between the hours of 10pm and 6am.
5. Guests are expected to keep the space clean.
I basically needed a place to crash at night while my own home was being remodeled. I therefore did not spend much time in this house. I would leave around 9 am in the morning and not return until past 8:30 pm. My priorities were (a) a clean place with a modicum of privacy, and (b) location in a safe part of town that I felt comfortable parking on the streets. The private room/bath offered by Josie and her husband fits my requirements quite well.
The room is pretty quiet as it is tucked into its own corner of the house, away from the master bedroom and main living area. It is a relatively small room with what I think is a twin bed. The bed is pretty comfortable and a warm comforter. The only other furniture in the room is a large dresser, its size somewhat disproportionate with that of the room. There is some closet space for guest use, but do not expect much. Just about the only noise I heard in my room was the clanging of dishes, pots and pans in the morning as the hosts were making breakfast, but this was not a problem with me. The bathroom is clean with ample towels provided. The furnace, when it kicks in, does make a bit of a racket right on the ceiling next to the bed, but I only heard that on a couple of mornings, at a time when I was readying to get up anyway.
I did not have much of a chance to interact with Josie, but did manage to talk to her husband a bit more. I very much enjoyed those brief discussions, and wish him much success in reaching his own goals.
In short, good hosts + a nice clean place. Thank you, Josie.
This was my first time using airbnb, and it completely exceeded all my expectations. Josie and Punit were extremely friendly and welcoming. The room and bathroom (and the entire house) were immaculately neat and clean, and it is an extremely quiet location - no noise whatsoever from traffic, airport, etc. The layout is perfect for this sort of arrangement - you basically have your own private end of the house. The bed is very comfortable, and the bathroom is spacious and pristine. The hosts make great use of technology for making it easy to get in and out of the house independently.
In summary, I can't imagine a nicer experience. They have set a very high standard, and I hope to be as lucky when I stay in other areas. I will certainly be staying here again on future trips to the bay area. It was nicer than just about any hotel I have ever stayed at, and that is saying a lot because I usually stay in Marriotts and Hiltons.
House was in a convenient location. Plaza in walking distance for light shopping and a bite to eat. House was clean and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating.
Beautiful house, extremely clean and a very nice setup with the room and the bathroom on one side of the house and Josie and Punit on the other side of the house, this works really well.
They both have a strong attention to details and everything was perfect, including little chocolates in the room when I showed up.
Definitely one of the best airbnb I have stayed at. Recommend!
Josie and Punit were fabulous hosts, and I would not hesitate to stay with them again. I looked for housing on AirBnB as I was working on a consulting project in the area. I looked at a number of hotels, but it wasn't an ideal situation to stay in a hotel given the hotel prices in the area. Josie offers a very fair and reasonable rate, but really, the home was comfortable and safe.
San Mateo is a great place to stay, and Josie's place is within walking distance of the Caltrain. They even gave us a ride to Caltrain when we needed it! The train allows me to attend my meetings in both Palo Alto and San Francisco, and everywhere in between. The downtown San Mateo scene also makes this a great place to stay.
Josie and Punit are absolutely fabulous hosts. I felt very comfortable in their home. The sleeping room is comfortable, and the bathroom is nice. They also have a kitchen available for use. Josie and Punit are vegetarians, and don't like the smell of meat in the house, but they had a grill I could use outside when cooking meat. But there was no issue as San Mateo has plenty of interesting food to try.
My company will likely put me on this project again towards the end of the year, and I will make every effort to return here.
About the Host, Josie
I'm a school teacher, my husband is a career coach. We are in our early 40ties. We are vegetarians who do not smoke or drink and are excited to host guests in our home. Thanks for visiting.