Chez JJ Loft+Futon Rm, YC Walkable

House - Private room · Alice Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041, United States
Your host, Justin
11 Reviews
Response rate: 70%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

About Chez JJ:
We're a chain of hacker houses for traveling entrepreneurs and makers. Here, you can get integrated into the SF Bay Area hacker community! High, vaulted ceilings in almost every room, large closets, granite countertops in shared bathroom and kitchen, working fireplace, hardwood floors throughout house, tranquil gardens, etc. Dog friendly!

**Looking for a shorter stay? Send us a message anyway and we will find space for you nearby.

Networking! Networking! Networking!
-Walking distance to Hacker Dojo, YCombinator, 500 Startups, Hacker Dojo, Downtown Mountain View, Mountain View Caltrain
-Close distance to NASA Ames, (website hidden), Stanford University, San Francisco (and SFO), San Jose (and SJC)
-Frequent social gatherings at the house in which all current and prior guests are invited

Free for you!
-Laundry on site
-Weekly Professional Housekeeping
-Full kitchen with dishwasher
-Free breakfast
-Free organic fruit and veggie box delivered every other week
-Fruit trees (apples, oranges, avocados, figs, lemons, and apricots/ Subject to seasons)
-Bicycles- ask in advance to see if one is available
-Free, in-house stand up comedian
-Close (phone number hidden)
-Easy access to public transportation including Caltrain (train), SamTrans (bus), Santa Clara County Light Rail (VTA)
-Ride share/ Airport pickup options
-Wall projector to practice presentations. If you would like an audience, please let us know and we will arrange an event.
-Ask for an invitation to our ChezJJ social calendar. We regularly have movie nights, dinner parties, meetings, etc.
-Plenty of street parking for events
-Indoor/ Outdoor workspace
-Giant Back yard for hanging out and having brainstorming sessions
-No Curfew
-Electronic Key-pad - no worrying about losing keys

Our house layout is highly conducive to all work/sleep habits, whether you are a night owl or work a 9-5!

For more info, please see our website

As seen in: The New York Times, Atlantic Wire, The Sydney Morning Herald, Bits, Pando Daily, Slashdot, BetaBeat, Hacker News

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 30 nights
Weekly Price: $475 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $380
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • A great place filled with friendly and interesting people. Laid-back atmosphere, nice garden, nice location, great hosts, and (killer feature) two lovely dogs... highly recommended.

    October 2012
  • This is my second stay at Chez JJ, and I will definitely be staying there next time too. I prefer it over a hotel, as you get to hang out with fun and intelligent people.

    June 2012
  • Great hacker house with great people. A no-brainer if you're interested in startups and staying in Mountain View

    May 2012
  • Great place to stay if you're a start-up, working at one (or want to). I was well above the average age, but I thoroughly enjoyed the company of like-minded souls and the opportunity for lively interaction with the many people coming and going; either staying or visiting. Jade and her co-hosts Alicia and Jocelyn are very helpful and welcoming. I'd stay again.

    May 2012
  • This is the perfect place for anyone interested or involved in startups. If you're new to the area then staying here is a great base. Everyone is super friendly and helpful.

    May 2012
  • Great location, great place, great atmosphere and above all great hosts.
    If you're in Mountain View for hackery-jiggery, then Chez-JJ is the only place to stay-stay.

    May 2012
  • Although we did not come to Mountain View to work on a startup, it was extremely inspiring to be surrounded by a house full of hackers and thinkers. Even when exhausted after a full day of being at a conference, it was great to overhear all the conversations!

    The place itself was clean and spacious, with plenty of room to sit down with your laptop. We will miss Coco's ridiculous grin. Thanks for your hospitality Jade!

    March 2012
  • Another amazing stay in Jade's entrepreneurs' house. The place is great and has all the facilities, moreover, the guests are all nice, interesting and promising startup people, with different concepts and different stages of a company life-cycle. And above all, Jade spends late hours to share with all of us from her wisdom and experience, and its a great help.
    Well done, Jade!
    I can't wait for my next visit...

    December 2011
  • I had the pleasure of trying out 3 different rooms in Chez JJ last week, mainly because the place is full and busy (which is how it should be, right?) and so I needed to change rooms a few times.
    Jade and Jocelyn made it really easy for me, I was able to leave my stuff in the prior night's room until whenever.... No problem, clean sheets and good company every night so it was all good.

    December 2011
  • A great apartment, reasonably located, with friendly and amicable hosts.

    Clean rooms, fresh oranges, limes, and avocados in the backyard, free breakfasts, and two absolutely incredible hosts. What more could you possibly ask for? How about a 100% success rate (to date) for YC applicants? Oh, yeah, that's also included. So much fun!

    November 2011
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Stanford University, International Christian University Tokyo, University of Tennessee
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I'm from Tennessee originally, but I've travelled a bit. I'm was an electrical engineer and operations research engineer for Toyota prior to getting back into programming and starting a company. I have a two-year old golden retriever that is adorable. I love eating different and unique foods from many countries. Any questions, feel free to ask away :D
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