About this listing
Single family home located next to Castro Street in downtown Mountain View with convenient access to restaurants, CalTrain, and several tech incubators. Recently updated interior with a full suite of amenities.
Location, location, location!
Welcome to downtown Mountain View. We're located 1 block from Castro St. which is filled with restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops. Walking distance to Caltrain for trips into SF and convenient to many locations in the Peninsula.
We're brothers (one professional, the other a PhD student) who own a great 2BD/2BA house that was built in 1925. We have a nice living room with a brand new sleeper sofa that contains a queen size pull-out air mattress. If needed, we can set up a second air mattress on the floor to accommodate a second guest. You'll have exclusive use of this living room which has great natural light, a sofa, and an authentic Eames lounger to sit and relax in. All new dual-pane windows keep the temperature comfortable and block out noise. Our home is a great choice for business travelers visiting the Bay Area or for out of town vacationers who are looking for a quiet, central location to spend a few days.
The house has wood floors, full dining room, remodeled kitchen, fireplace, huge front yard and private back patio. Washer and dryer, too. Plenty of street parking in an ideal location. Close proximity to great running/biking trails. We can definitely provide restaurant recommendations and give you a taste of the area, too. If you're nice, we might even make you cocktails =)
Visiting Microsoft, Goooogle, Y Combinator or 500 Startups? We are very close. And we don't require equity to stay here =)
Peninsula hotels suck, especially the ones in Mountain View. Travel like a human and stay with us.
No commercial inquiries, please.
Feel free to use the dining room for eating or working, the kitchen, the laundry, and either of the two bathrooms. Outside table and chairs, along with an adirondack chair on the front porch which is great for reading.
Downtown Mountain View is a clean, safe, beautiful residential neighborhood with great access to different restaurants, walking trails, a library, and a theater. It's close to several major highways (101, 280, 237, 85) and centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Located about 1/2 mile from the CalTrain and light rail stations, walking distance to buses on El Camino Real, and easily accessible by taxi/Uber/Lyft.
Other Things to Note
We require bookings at least 24 hours prior to arrival, preferably earlier so we have time to set up the room for you.
Not many rules here. We ask that guests communicate their expected arrival and departure times so we can prepare for your visit. We also request basic cleanliness and common sense (turning off lights, locking the front door when you leave, etc.) Overall, we're fairly low maintenance.
Guests are welcome to share all of the common spaces and make use of our washer/dryer. Kitchen use is fine--just let us know in advance so we can schedule around you.
If you'll be arriving in the middle of a weekday when we're at work, we can leave a key for you.
About the Host, Aaron
I'm a native Bostonian who moved to California to work at Apple. I'm currently a faculty member at Apple University working on internal leadership development for the company. I'm also a proud seed investor in Airbnb.