Loft has a full size futon bed for 2 guests.Loft has a large work station, a corner desk, and a small dresser.
Loft View in San Mateo Family Home
Loft View in San Mateo Family Home
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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. The Caltrain station is 1.5 miles away. You can park there or walk there. Keep in mind if you walk, it is a rigorous walk back up the hill. The train is a 20 minute ride to SF. I can send you a referral code for a free ride from Uber or Lyft if you have never used their service before.


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 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 children. We speak English and Italian in our home and we have a passion for cooking gluten free international vegetarian cuisine. We love art, books, gardening, inventions and creativity in general. The animals in residence are three lovely chickens who lay eggs.

About the accommodations:
(This is one of four ways to sojourn here; please refer to my other listings for the other three ways.) Please note we may have guests staying in the other 3 listings during your stay.

Upstairs semi-private loft with a view. There is a comfy full futon bed for two, a corner desk, a large work station, and a dresser.

The loft is the only access for the private bedroom, so guests staying in that room would be passing through. Your bathroom is located in the garage-turned-into-a-workroom downstairs.

You also have use of our garden and patio, kitchen and laundry(laundry is available only to guests booked for a week or longer; please see Guest Access).
Organic coffee and tea available.

Regarding kitchen access: You will have access to light cooking in the kitchen. We have cabinet space for dry storage and a small refrigerator just for guests. I run a food business, so will occupy the kitchen when I have an event. If you need to use the kitchen heavily, this may not be the ideal lodging. On the other hand, if you need kitchen access for light use, you will more than welcome to enjoy my cooking- we love to share food!:)

We enjoy sharing our knowledge of the Bay Area, so please feel free to ask for advice.

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 (for instance, please let me know if you will be working from my home during the day so that I will know if I can accommodate you).
d) confirmation that you have read through the description of the accommodation you are requesting to book, and specifically, that you understand this is not a private bedroom.

We look forward to meeting and hosting you!

-Angela

Guest access

Free WiFi.

Kitchen: Guests will have access to the kitchen for light cooking. There is shelf space for dry goods and a mini fridge dedicated to guests, which you would share with other guests (there is a limit to the quantity of food to store in the refrigerator and shelves, so please be mindful of this).

Also, while we are vegetarians ourselves, we are open and happy to accommodate our meat-eating guests for occasional meat-cooking. However, frequent meat cookers would find a better fit elsewhere.


Guests who are staying for 1 week minimum have access to laundry at no extra charge. I do require that you ask me for instructions prior to use, and laundry is limited to 2 loads/week per party.

Interaction with guests

We love hosting our guests and getting to know them. We also respect those guests who don't have the time to chat or hang out!

Other things to note

We kindly ask our guests to participate with us in our eco-conscious efforts by recycling, composting, and being mindful of the environment.
Please turn off lights not in use, and during daylight. Please turn off air conditioner, fan, or heaters when not in use, and at night while sleeping.


Amenities
Essentials
Dryer
Air conditioning
Washer

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a very quiet residential neighborhood. My neighbors are super awesome and we love and respect them! Please be courteous to and considerate of them. No blocking driveways, and no loud noise or disruptions after 10pm. If you are enjoying the stars in any of the outdoor spaces, please keep the talking level low after 10pm.
Non-smokers only and no smoking on property. This is a family kid-friendly home, so plan accordingly. Additional guests that are not part of original booking are not allowed. Respectful and considerate travelers who clean up after themselves are welcome!
Children of any age do count as additional guests. For security purposes, I will photocopy all guests' IDs upon arrival.
Please, no shoes worn in the home and no food & drinks outside of the kitchen and dining room.
Extra fees will incur for: Leaving a large amount of belongings to be disposed, or cooking which results in strong-smelling odors (which require extra cleaning).
Thank you for sharing our home!

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Kit User Profile
June 2017
Private neighborhood and beautiful home with the best panoramic view of the entire SF Bay Area! Quiet cul-de-sac with lots of parking. Easy access to all freeways. Clean home and friendly family - so cute! Will definitely be back and highly recommend to all my friends!

Charina User Profile
July 2016
It was a delight staying in Angela's home. My 2 daughters and I stayed in the loft which was fine for the 1 night. Angela's home is clean, spacious, and close to amenities and highway. I had a chance to meet Angela and her 2 kids and they are super nice. Thanks again Angela for accommodating my booking snafu! I would highly recommend staying here. :)

Joe User Profile
October 2015
Amazing. Family is great I had a great time. I really enjoy staying there.

Gilbert User Profile
September 2015
Staying with Angela was very pleasant. The views were great from the room and her place is in a nice quiet neighborhood.

Samuel User Profile
September 2015
Fantastic host! Very accommodating even when we had random requests she worked with us to make our time in the house super pleasant.

Andrew User Profile
September 2015
Angela was very warm and friendly when we met her at her home. A great place that's not too far from sf.

Darren User Profile
August 2015
Angela is a great host and does her best to make you feel at home!

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San Mateo, California, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Angela User ProfileAngela is a superhost.
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 understand…
Languages: English, Italiano
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