Sunny gardenMini fridge and microwave in adjoining garage

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our garden studio features a comfortable room with high ceilings and a bathroom in a structure separate from our house in a private backyard setting where you'll be able to come and go freely.

Room has a queen sized bed, a small couch and dresser. The bathroom has a stall shower.

Microwave and mini fridge in room, washer/dryer in garage next door.

Studio has its own small patio with chairs. We are bee keepers and have two hives about 20 feet from the studio full of happy, friendly bees!

The space

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.

Guest access

There is a washer and dryer in the garage and a mini fridge and microwave in the room. Behind the studio is a little patio with chairs if you want to sit outside. When fruit trees are bearing, you're welcome to pick and eat!

Interaction with guests

We'll give you your independence and privacy, but we're friendly if you want to talk!

Other things to note

There are no cooking facilities in the place and no television, just peace and quiet, birds and honeybees

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking anywhere on the property. If you need to smoke, you can take a walk in the neighborhood. Absolutely no pets of any size or species. We don't have TV so you can enjoy the sound of birds singing! We live in the front house and can help with questions about the area or recommendations for restaurants downtown. We live a pretty quiet life and expect guests to be fairly low key, but if you need to practice your tuba, the studio suite has decent soundproofing. This would not be a good place for you to host a gathering of any kind. No problem if a local friend or colleague plans to visit--just let us know so we understand why there is a stranger in our back yard! And please, no candles. Lights are dim-able for all the romance you need :)



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

88 Reviews

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Lindsay User Profile
June 2017
We absolutely loved staying at Amy and Kern's place and certainly will again if in the area. The studio is very comfortable, and the garden is just gorgeous. Amy was extremely hospitable. Check in was a breeze, and she even left us some coffees for the keurig, half and half, and some snacks. The location is excellent, a short walk from downtown Mountain View and the Caltrain, providing easy access to the larger area and San Francisco. Quite easily my best Air Bnb experience. I cannot give it a high enough rating!

Dorothy User Profile
June 2017
Amy and Kern's place peaceful, quiet and immaculately clean. It is within easy walking distance to the Mountain View performing arts center and many excellent restaurants. We he

Shradda User Profile
May 2017
Amy and Kern's place is an oasis nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. After a long, grueling drive, their place was exactly what I needed! The personal touches were wonderful and their garden and space is beautiful to enjoy on a summer day! I can't wait to stay there again!

Kim User Profile
May 2017
A lovely little oasis in Mountain View. Amy and Kern were the most gracious, accommodating and easy going hosts. As we were staying near family, it was the perfect location for us. But not only location, the room had everything we needed, very comfortable. The winding reclaimed brick path to the back apartment took us on a lovely garden experience. Many eclectic and interesting "garden rooms" obviously created with an artistic eye. California outdoor living at its finest! I am used to a somewhat firmer mattress but that is the only comment I might make. It was the perfect situation for us. I would highly recommend.

Kristine User Profile
May 2017
It was perfect and just as described. Central, quiet and incredibly comfortable. Amy and Kern even went above and beyond in the welcome with snacks. Look forward to stay there again!

Ray User Profile
May 2017
This is a great place. The garden is really pretty and wonderful to sit in reading on a nice spring evening, the room is neat and clean and very classy.

Ruth User Profile
April 2017
Very nice studio apartment--larger and nicer than what I expected based on the pictures. "Cozy" is the word I would use, not that it's small in size (it's not--bigger than most hotel rooms) but it has a homelike atmosphere. Friendly but not intrusive hosts. Comfortable, well equipped, quiet. As mentioned in the description there are bees in the yard, so this would not be the place to stay if you have an allergy or phobia. For anyone else, though, I recommend it highly. Will definitely try to stay there again when I am in town.

Mountain View, California, United States · Joined in September 2013
Amy And Kern User ProfileAmy And Kern is a superhost.

We've lived in Mountain View for 22 years and love its friendly and relaxed vibe. Amy is a high school English and journalism teacher and Kern works with a non profit that helps college students become social entrepreneurs. We love to travel, read, garden and cook. Our house was a little small for us when our two sons were growing up so we built a studio in our yard to accommodate them in their teen years. Now one has his own place and the other is in college, so we have the space to host visitors. We know you'll enjoy the serenity of our place and we will be happy to provide recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area.

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