I have a room available for the right person in a really unique and amazing house. The room is fully furnished and totally ready for you with a queen/twin-size bed. Rent includes healthy food always available, bi-weekly cleaning, laundry, Internet, Dish TV, and all utilities; everything that you need to be maximally productive at your own personal mission without even thinking about it.
The house is a 6000 square foot house with 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on 4 acres in the foothills of San Jose with thousands of open acres right behind it and across the street from San Jose BioCenter (35 companies, 2009 incubator of the year). It is ½ mile from 101, 85, Caltrain and Wal-Mart. It is convenient to South Silicon Valley companies like IBM Almaden, Apple, Cisco, Ebay, Motorolla. We've equipped the house with workspace for 12 or dining for 20, a projection screen theater with massive couch, and a gym area in the works out of the 3-car garage.
The roomates started at Stanford years ago and evolved through several storied houses until landing here. They include: a data scientist from Stanford and MIT who often disappears for months at a time to support special operations in Afghanistan, a former olympic-level swimmer working at Palantir and finishing an MS&E degree at Stanford, a (website hidden) group leader, a Yellow Labrador who keeps order, and a Dalmatian puppy named Ozymandias who is hell-bent on world domination. Former roommates have been startup CEOs, Postdocs, Y-Combinator teams, medical professionals and the like.
As for the house culture, we host monthly Professional Women's events as well as weekend hill runs and group bike rides in our huge backyard playground. At least once a week we host family-style dinners or outdoor BBQs with guests, and we try to throw in some other fun event like a game or movie (help us get more creative about these!). There is one limitation, and this is a major one, so please advise: we don't allow no alcohol in the house. This is not a religious or moral thing; it's just something we've learned that we need to enforce with a house this big lest it turns into "Animal House".
Katie got such a beautiful house with wonderful views. The house is very well maintained and is exactly as mentioned in the listing. My room is all arranged neatly before I went in. She herself is very friendly. Other guests there are welcoming too and we had a fun time. I really wished I had stayed longer.
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was TOP NOTCH thanks to Katherine. I can't say enough nice things about her. Having no idea what to really expect, she always made me feel welcome and at home. I stayed there for a week, and Katherine was amazing, the house was amazing...a beautiful 8 bedroom mansion on the hillside, what more could you ask for!!!
I have since been spreading the gospel of airbnb, but even more so, been telling anyone and everyone who might be staying in South Bay to give airbnb a try, and to stay at Katherine's place. From the breakfast in the mornings, to the great conversations we had each night, Katherine was an energetic and caring host, someone who I could certainly be friends with on a regular basis.
Highlights: BEAUTIFUL home in a safe neighborhood, quiet room where you can't hear traffic, warm and comfy bed with plenty of pillows and blankets, breakfast every morning, personal bathroom, gorgeous view , sweetest dog's ever!!!. An absolutely wonderful experience that i will never forget.
CONS: i will let you know if i ever think of one.... :)
Thank you Katherine for a lovely stay!
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