New kitchen with granite counter,  cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher.Stocked kitchen

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

Just renovated, fully furnished studio in a quiet tri-plex within walking distance to Castro Street in downtown Mountain View.

If this Lady Bug Studio is booked, please see our other Mariposa Studio at:

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $45
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 3%


The space

This Lady Bug Studio is just renovated, fully furnished, with private entrance and private yard. This modern studio is filled with sunlight via french doors, and thoughtfully designed with eco friendly features. Efficient central heat & air, and tankless water heater. If this Lady Bug Studio is booked, please check out our other Mariposa Studio.

The full bed has a premium mattress set for comfortable sleep. Linens and towels provided, always freshly laundered for your stay; we pay attention to cleanliness and all sheets and linens are freshly laundered for your stay. Mattress and pillows are encased in protective covers for healthy rest.

The kitchen is brand new with granite countertop, high-end appliances, including a Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer, two-burner built-in cooktop, microwave, mini fridge with freezer, coffee maker. Cookware, dishes & utensils, essential cooking supplies stocked (please let me know if you have a special request).

The bathroom is newly renovated with a frameless shower and eco-friendly features. Stocked with basic necessities such has shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and hair dryer.

The studio is perfectly comfortable for one guest, works well for a couple, but will be too small for two unrelated individuals.

Please note that there will be no smoking and no pets allowed on the premises.

The studio is furnished with West Elm table and chairs for comfortable and stylish work/dine area.

Equipped with brand-new Smart TV along with Cable TV and Netflix. Broadband wifi.

Parking along the tree lined street. Street parking fills up at night. If you come back very late, you might have a little walk.

Art in the studio was personally painted by our children :)

Guest access

You will be provided with an access code for the keyless lock into the studio. The code will be good for the duration of your stay and will be deactivated when you leave.

Interaction with guests

I like to make sure you have all the information you need for your stay. Mindful of your time, I check in via a text to make sure everything meets your expectations, but I am happy to meet or have a call if you like. I invite guests to contact me immediately if there's something I can do to make your stay more comfortable.

The neighborhood

The Lady Bug Studio is in downtown Mountain View, which is nestled in the premier Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a safe and conveniently located city amongst Palo Alto and Los Altos. Foodies will find diverse dining choices in downtown Mountain View and Palo Alto, which is less than 10 minutes away. Walking distance to Castro Street downtown Mountain View, the location is unbeatable - close to many high-tech companies, Stanford University; express train ride to SF in 45 min. Within a 1 mile radius of the studio, there is Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Safeway, Costco, REI, Best Buy,Target, Village at San Antonio Shopping Center, Gold's Gym, 24 Hours Fitness, and countless other conveniences. Within 6 miles is the Stanford Shopping Center which is a premier open-air shopping and dining attraction. Santana Row is a hip entertainment & shopping complex that is 20 minutes away. For recreation: parks, theaters, museums, etc, abound.

Getting around

The Lady Bug Studio is within walking distance to Downtown Mountain View Station, which is a major transportation hub serving Caltrain, VTA lightrail, buses. Get to San Francisco in about 45 minutes on the express Caltrain. San Francisco airport is 25 miles away and San Jose airport is 12 miles away. Easy access to hwy 101, hwy 280, hwy 85, hwy 237. High-tech company shuttles are close by. Many high tech companies, attractions, conveniences are in walking/biking or short driving distance.

Other things to note

Check-in is 3 p.m.
Check-out is 11 a.m.
Cleaning fee is $45 per stay

The calendar is accurate, so please go ahead and book if you find that your travel dates are available.

If you stay more than 1 week, we can change the linen out for you if like. If your stay is longer than 2 weeks, your studio will be cleaned every 2 weeks free of charge.

We have bicycles that you can borrow for use during your stay, unless we are biking with our kids at that time :) Unfortunately we do not have bicycle helmets for loan.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

* Space can accommodate maximum of 2 guests.
• NO SMOKING in the studio or on premises.
• We prefer that you remove your shoes while in the studio please.
• Please do not make loud noises after 10pm.
• Please use what you need (food, soaps, etc.) and leave the rest for the next person.
• You are welcome to use our shared laundry facilities and supplies. Contact me for coordination. Please be neat and promptly remove your clothes when finished.
• No overnight guests without prior permission please.
• Please talk with us if you plan to check out anytime after 11am. We are usually flexible, but may have to prepare for the next guest.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

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189 Reviews

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Ash User Profile
April 2017
Estell's studio is great place to stay in Mountain View. The bed was really comfortable and the room in general was really clean. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.

Emily User Profile
March 2017
I have stayed in both of Estell's studios--the Mariposa and Ladybug. Very similar, comfortable spaces. The main difference between the two is that Mariposa's private entrance is on the street side, and you walk through the family yard area, to the back of the house, to enter Ladybug (also private.) I enjoy hearing kid voices, and piano practice, from the nearby family quarters, but if you prefer more isolation, go for Mariposa. I thought about singing along to Beethoven's Ode to Joy, but my vocals might not have helped. Both spaces are small, but comfortable and well equipped. I hope to be back. GREAT neighborhood location. Wonderful for walks.

Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
Stayed one night while in Palo Alto on business, and loved the snug, bright, adorable studio. Estell was able to move my check in up an hour, and had creamer in the fridge and herbal tea for me. The studio is bright and private, and I would have loved to stay for longer. Everything was super clean, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom really nice. I didn't use the kitchenette but it was well-stocked. The location is close to downtown Mountainview.

Prabhakar User Profile
March 2017
Great studio for two people. It was very neat and clean. The host was very helpful, she happily fulfilled all our needs.

Camila User Profile
February 2017
It was great to stay with Estell! The apartment was sunny, clean, and well located.

Julie User Profile
February 2017
Estell was very accommodating with early check in, using her laundry and resolving any little issues that came up. Her little studio was clean, well organized and conveniently located. The kitchenette was useful for small meal prep and I liked the little dishwasher. The bed was ok, but quite small, and because there was a footboard, I couldn't get out from the bottom of the bed, I had to climb over my husband. The bathroom was nicely renovated, except the shower floor seemed older and wasn't in as good condition. Overall, it was pretty good value for what you get.

Bhavik User Profile
February 2017
I had a short single night stay for business. Coordination with Estell and the check in/out extremely easy. The studio is about a 15min walk from caltrain and downtown mountain view and street parking wasn't an issue. Would definitely stay again.

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Estell User ProfileEstell is a superhost.

Hi! We look forward to hosting you. I'm from the Midwest and my husband is from Canada. My husband and I have two children in elementary school. As our guest, we’ll make sure you are comfortable. The apartment and linens will always be clean and fresh, and the kitchen is well-stocked. Welcome!

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