Welcome to your garden retreat!Relax in cosy comfort!
Garden studio suite--bed & bathroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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
Air conditioning

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $50
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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 :)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

98 Reviews

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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!

Mollie User Profile
August 2017
Great place! We stayed here while visiting family in the area and had an amazing time! Amy, Kern, and Will were awesome hosts and easy to talk to. They made suggestions for restaurants and great spots in the area.

Beverly User Profile
July 2017
Amy and Kern's was great! All the things we could have asked questions about were clearly answered in their guest binder, or labeled throughout the casita. Beautiful garden!

Major User Profile
July 2017
Great and friendly hosts. Excellent location, walkable to shops and restaurants. Quiet and very relaxing accommodation. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay! Thanks Amy and Kern.

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 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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

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