Loft View in San Mateo Family Home

House - Shared room · San Mateo, CA 94403, United States

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Hello! Thanks for looking at our listing!
Please read my description in its entirety to see if we have a potential fit.

We look forward to hosting guests of different backgrounds and welcome you to our sunny tranquil family home in San Mateo with a view of San Francisco Bay. Our home is spacious and cozy, and is very kid friendly. Our home is ideal for vacationers or those on business, and we will always make you feel at home.

We are in an ideal location, close to hwy 101 and 280, and public transportation.We are 20 miles south of San Francisco, 30 miles north of San Jose, 36 miles west of the Tri Valley and 13 miles from half Moon Bay and beaches. We are 10-15 minutes from SFO.
If you must use public transportation, Sam Trans #53 passes close to here.

A little more about the location: You are within walking distance to the Laurelwood shopping center which includes Piazza's grocery store, and several eateries. The College of San Mateo, and Sugarloaf Park, which has hiking trails, are nearby. There is also a farmers market at CSM on Saturdays featuring lots of organic produce.

Our perfect guest is someone who loves life and sharing good conversation. We enjoy learning about different backgrounds and interests! While we would love to share our space with you, and will most likely invite you to join us when we are around, we also appreciate very self sufficient guests! We are a very busy family and need our guests to make themselves at home and take care of themselves. This means tidying after yourself like loading and unloading the dishwasher and being respectful of our home.
We do not allow smokers or any smoking on the property, inside or outside. Also, we have no TV, so bring your laptop! We have plenty of toys to share with your children- we just ask that you clean up after they enjoy them.

A little about us: We are an active household, homeschooling our young children. We speak English and Italian in our home and we have a passion for cooking, especially with fruits, veggies and herbs from our own garden. We love to experiment with gluten free international vegetarian cuisine. We love art, books, gardening, inventions and creativity in general. The animals in residence are fish and four lovely chickens who lay eggs.

About the accommodations:
(This is one of three ways to sojourn here; please refer to my other listings for the other two ways.)
Upstairs semi-private loft with a view. There is a comfy sofabed for two, a twin futon and room for a camping bed or air mattress on the floor. There is a shoji screen available upon request to help give some privacy. The loft is the only access for the private bedroom. Your bathroom is located in the garage-turned-into-a-schoolroom downstairs.
You also have use of our garden and patio, kitchen and laundry.
Organic coffee and tea available.

Cleaning fee: The cleaning fee is to cover laundry of sheets and towels.

How to book with us:

When you make a booking request, please make sure to include:

a) your full name(s): include everyone in party.
b) something about you and the other people in your party, so that I can (website hidden) you
c) what you expect to be doing during your visit
d) your preferred choice of accommodations so I can be ready to welcome you when you arrive.

We look forward to meeting and hosting you!


Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $365 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Angela accommodated me on short notice and she was a great host! The home is beautiful and has an amazing view of the city. Everything was clean. Angela is a great chef- try to get a taste of her specially made kombucha! Her kids are funny and a delight to be around. I felt comfortable and at home.

    February 2014
  • Angela kindly accepted us despite our late reservation. She was a very responsive and frinedly host. Thanks for a pleasant stay!

    January 2014
  • This house in San Mateo is indeed located in a very nice neighborhood! Angela, of course, a very nice host, with who you can feel free to talk to. She has majored film in college, so she is really artistic!
    But, if you are gooing to visit san francisco downtown often and you don't want or not able to rent a car, I can't reconmond her nice house. For I suffered a lot from the long walk from the uphill to the train station to sanfo dowmtown........but I luckily got a ride from the nice people in san mateo every day! Haha, if you think you are lucky enough, strong-willed enough, or nature-loving enough, you can come to enjoy the nice loft view in the cute house in San Mateo!!

    December 2013
  • We stayed with Angela for a week during our apartment hunt. The Loft View as well as the common areas are very modern, neat and comfortable. As the name implies, the loft offers a stunning view of the city light at night. We had a dedicated the bath and shared the kitchen with our host. We enjoyed playing and talking with the kids who are brilliant and most polite.

    November 2013
  • Angela was an awesome host! She has a wonderful family and very nice house. While it was only one night, we really enjoyed our stay with Angela and would absolutely stay there again.

    November 2013
  • Our stay with Angela and her delightful children was the highlight of our time in the Bay Area. It was very nice coming back to a comfortable home instead of a hotel. The bed in the loft was very comfortable, and we never really felt any lack of privacy. The best experience was with Angela and her children. Angela is a genuinely friendly and open person, so we enjoyed just sitting and getting to know each other. Just had much fun being with the children - brought my pump and balloons and did lots of balloon twisting - great fun!
    The other guest were were very nice people whom we very much enjoyed getting to know as well
    Would Highly recommend Angela's Hosting to anyone

    October 2013
  • Angela is a nice person,
    i like to stay at her place,
    nice beautiful area

    October 2013
  • This was an ideal situation. Angela is professional, easy going, used to the process of having guests come through the house and was quick to respond to inquiries via the website. It is nice to have access to a refrigerator/freezer, and I enjoyed being around her two kids who were polite, curious and a lot of fun. This is a good situation for anyone looking for an affordable option who does not mind stepping right into someone's home and life. Angela also demonstrated a genuine interest in getting to know her guests if they wanted to be sociable and was both generous and gracious. She comes highly recommended.

    October 2013
  • Anyone looking for a charming house near San Francisco will love Angela's home. The host is very friendly and helpfull. We highly recommend it :)

    September 2013
  • You will be living in a clean, well maintained, well equipped house. This is a really good place to stay.

    August 2013
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We are a homeschooling family and are bilingual in English and Italian. We are passionate about too many things to list! On the top of our list are cooking, gardening, art, animals, travel, world music, cultural diversity, etc, etc, etc!!! We also love expanding our understanding of the world by meeting people of diverse backgrounds. We have a deep love for the region we live in and feel confident in recommending places to go in the Bay area. We look forward to be a part of your wonderful stay in our part of the world!
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