Private backyard studio in a unit separate from the main house with spacious bedroom and bathroom (no kitchen) in attractive, safe and tree-lined Old Mountain View neighborhood, walking distance to Castro Street shops and restaurants. Queen sized bed. Cute private patio in lovely garden. High ceilings let in the natural light. All linens included. Access to washer and dryer, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and WiFi. Plenty of free street parking. Perfect for a corporate traveler or couple. Could work for a couple with small child or two friends traveling together (couch is also a twin bed). Air conditioning and heater will keep you comfortable any time of year. 10 minute walk to CalTrain (runs between San Jose and San Francisco). 1/2 mile from Stevens Creek Trail, a biking, jogging, walking path that leads to Shoreline Park and the Baylands.
Rich Living facilities around, clean room, and host Amy is very nice and friendly.
Fantastic place to stay. Amy and Kern are perfect hosts giving you as much help or space as you need. The garden flat is really lovely and very private. Picking fresh oranges from the garden to have for breakfast every morning was a total bonus. Will definitely stay again when I am next in town. Thanks.
Just had an excellent 2 weeks stay at Amy and Kern's garden studio. Very relaxing, really nice hosts and would definitely go back.
Beautiful, quiet place that was just as described. Lovely touches throughout that made it extra comfortable. Amy was friendly & made sure I was settled, but there was also a small notebook in the cottage with all the info I needed and forgot to ask. Wonderful first Airbnb experience. Afraid this will set my expectations too high for future bookings in other cities! Would highly recommend to other business travelers to Silicon Valley looking for something quiet, private, and comfortable.
We had a wonderful stay here. Their house is in a great location near downtown, but in a wonderful older neighborhood of Mountain View. Quiet, with lots of trees. When we first arrived, we noticed the beautiful path and entry into the backyard where the detached room was located. You can tell there was much love put into the decorative touches throughout the yard. It was pretty and peaceful, perfect for eating outside or just relaxing anytime of the day.
Kern and Amy were friendly and helpful. Our check in and check out were quick and easy. They were also quickly responsive throughout the booking and during our stay.
The room was nicely appointed, with lots of natural light available. The bed was very comfortable, as was the other furniture. I particularly liked the bookcase with the great assortment of books! I drink a lot of tea, so the electric kettle was a nice surprise, too. The shower head was a little low for me, and I had the crouch to get my head under it, but at 6'1" I'm kind of tall. My girlfriend and I would be happy to stay here again!
Great location & just as described. Due to my conference schedule (out early, back late) I actually did not meet my hosts in person! But they were friendly and responsive over text.
What a sweet and cozy place! Wish we could have stayed longer. It has everything you want, and the location is really nice in a quiet and lovely neighborhood. Great for long quiet walks through the streets, as well as getting into town quickly! The hosts are generous and helpful, and the studio well furnished. We would definitely recommend this place.
My husband stayed with Amy and Kern on a business trip. He enjoyed the accommodations and Amy was a welcoming and helpful host. He will definitely be back.
This cottage was incredible! A perfect quiet weekday retreat. Super cozy. High speed Internet kept me effective. Amy couldn't be nicer, and even offered to pick me up from Caltrain so I didn't have to walk in the dark! This is honestly one of the best values I've found on Airbnb. Would be a great spot to get away to and do dome writing. They are experienced hosts and thought of nice details like clean fluffy towels, coffee etc. Just awesome!
I traveled to Palo Alto/Mountain View with my boyfriend so that I could interview at Stanford. We were very happy to have stayed with Amy and Kern instead of at a local hotel. The suite was very comfortable, clean, tastefully decorated, and the shower pressure was awesome! I think I am going to try to find some of their decorations for my own place... :)
Having a coffee maker in the room was great for us because we had to leave at 6:30am for the 7am interview. Street parking was easy and the neighborhood was very peaceful. We felt safe walking along the street at night. We only met Kern but he was very friendly and warm. I would recommend staying with Amy and Kern to anyone who is visiting this area, and if I return I would stay here again.
I wish we had more time to spend in their beautiful outdoor space. There is a wonderful patio and garden with benches and seating. Everything was nicer than we had imagined from the photos. Thank you Amy and Kern for hosting us!