Welcome to your garden retreat!Relax in cosy comfort!
Garden studio suite--bed & bathroom
Garden studio suite--bed & bathroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

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 (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

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

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 :)


101 Reviews

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David User Profile
October 2017
I enjoyed my stay at Amy and Kern's! Quiet, cozy, tucked away away from the road in a gorgeous garden. I appreciated the extra touches like the welcoming chocolate, the tea and the mini-fridge. The towels and linens were nice and the bed was super comfortable. Highly recommended! Thank you so much!

Amy User Profile
September 2017
This guest house is in the middle of a beautiful garden! Very quiet and peaceful. Amy and Kern were gracious and friendly hosts. I would definitely stay here again.

Jeff User Profile
September 2017
Nice, peaceful and quiet retreat. As advertised and definitely worth the cost. Thank you Amy and Kern Best Regards, Jeff Butler

Yonatan User Profile
September 2017
Another excellent stay at this charming cottage. It provides a great deal of privacy, and the garden is soothing to come home to.

Yonatan User Profile
September 2017
A great place to stay! The garden studio suite is spacious, clean, thoughtfully decorated (with excellent books too!), and conveniently located. Nice queen bed. The garden patio is quite pleasant. Amy and Kern made check-in a breeze. So glad I stayed here!

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Lovely home, and lovely hosts!

Levi User Profile
August 2017
This is a nice house with a beautiful yard and is in a great location!

Mountain View, California, United StatesJoined 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 …
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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