Sunny and Green in Silicon Valley

House - Private room · Fairfield Dr, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
Tim
Your host, Tim
26 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

I have one, sometimes two and once in a while all three bedrooms in my earth friendly San Carlos home available for two nights or longer. It's located mid point between San Francisco and San Jose just off Highway 101 and a 6 minute walk to the commuter train or bus.

I mostly host techies but some tourists too, people from Israel, Canada, Australia, Japan, Kenya, Hong Kong, India, Estonia, China, Thailand, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Uzbekistan, Great Britian, Singapore, Belgium, a little place called The US and probably a few I've forgotten!

I share my nice modern home with large kitchen and all the amenities...even a seasonal veggie garden and bird bath. If you do not see 30 birds, squirrels and other forms of wildlife while making for your first cup of coffee, you are not looking.

Warning: the patio can lure you into hours of eating and dining pleasure.

The bathroom has a nice bubbling Jacuzzi tub.

This IS NOT an uptight place. My plates don't match my coffee cups and my forks don't match my spoons.

With few exceptions I accept two people per room only.

I have key-less entry for better security-- code upon arrival. Street parking plentiful Off street parking add $5/day. Pet: add$10/day each. And I must pre-approve your pet.

LGBT friendly! Disability and wheelchair accessible. Great secure doors and windows in a safe and clean neighborhood.
in last kitchen cabinet on left.

Modern forced air heating with smoke and CO detectors

Spare auto inflating airbed

I DO NOT consider guests who do not have profiles posted! Hey, this is my house and I need to know a little about you! Please be prepared to show a form of official identification upon arrival.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • My trip was for business so my stay was about having a place close to the office that was more homey than a hotel room. I got exactly the experience I was looking for. The room and home was everything described in the listing. I had no issues with parking on the street and felt safe and secure in the surroundings.

    The location of this stay is so close to downtown San Carlos and in the summer there is the wonderful farmer's market on Laurel street. It was easy for me to get in an out of the neighborhood and close to the interstate (and train station if necessary). I would consider this stay again for my next trip.

    June 2014
  • Tim was a wonderful host, absolutely accommodating and welcoming! The house is in a great neighborhood, close to public transportation and freeways. Tim is very friendly and laid back, friendly and easy to talk to. My wife and I had a great stay and would recommend staying at Tim's to everyone! Thanks, Tim!!!

    May 2014
    Tim
    Response from Tim:

    I'll tell what was missing.....some shared cold beers

    May 2014
  • Comfortable, convenient, quiet, and clean. Tim is a terrific and considerate host - really nice guy. I booked my next stay before I even left the first one - enough said!

    May 2014
  • You know, I thought hard about any "suggestions for improvement" re: Tim's place, and came up with *nothing*! Tim's house is immaculate while still being comfortable and welcoming (often a hard combination to achieve). I appreciated very much being permitted to cook, and felt lucky to have such a beautiful and well-equipped kitchen in which to do so. The bedroom and bed were very comfortable, and the bathroom was perfect. Tim is very personable and fun to talk to, and I also appreciated his detailed list of (completely reasonable) 'do's and don'ts'. I feel very lucky and grateful to have had my first airbnb experience be so perfect! Thank you, Tim!

    December 2013
  • Tim is a fantastic host and a great man. If I need again to stay in San Carlos, I definitely stay with Tom. He has a great clean home with everything one could wish for in their stay, very comfortable, atmosphere of home. Just like on photos – they don't lie! I appreciate just so soft bed for my back (not too soft as usual in other staying). Very quiet and peaceful neighborhood, space for parking, 5 mins to Caltrain station. Just in the middle between SF and Palo Alto.

    November 2013
  • Tim was a thoughtful and attentive host. I never needed to ask as he had everything you could need. His house was kept clean at all times and it was so warm that I felt like I was back home. Next time you need a place, Tim's house is the place to be.

    October 2013
  • Perfect location. Got to explore the San Carlos downtown and spend an evening at Half Moon Bay. Enjoyed it! Thanks to Tim!

    July 2013
  • Tim is a warm, fun host! His house is clean and ideally located to great restaurants and the freeway. He has everything you'll need for a couple days or weeks.
    I was lucky enough to experience him reporting live and in person on local news! What a geat week. Thanks Tim!

    May 2013
  • Another great airbnb experience. Tim should consider his next career in running a full time airbnb. His home is perfect for hosting visitors, the location is amazing and he has some fun stories to share. Thanks Tim!

    March 2013
  • Tim has been a great host in a great house. Very nice stay :)

    I could not have expected more.

    February 2013
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English
School
California State University
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Journalist
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Fun-loving guy, into travel, conversation, animals, cycling, good food and wine. I've hosted guests from all over the world on Airbnb, six continents and 28 nations: techies hoping to make their millions in Silicon Valley and tourists too. I cook a little, especially on the grill and I love fish and pasta. I get regular deliveries of organic veggies and fruits. Enjoy! Hobbies include cycling, running, hiking, bird watching, travel, gardening and ocean diving. You should have a profile and picture to stay here. Tell me something about YOU...are you traveling for fun or business? Do you plan to be in my house working all day on the computer or getting up in the morning and exploring the Bay Area or heading for the office? Afterall, this is my house and I need to know a little something about you. Cheers Tim
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