Come enjoy our comfortable home in San Carlos, CA., with 3 bedrooms for rent with 2 queen size beds and one full size bed, and 1 shared bathroom with shower/tub and 2 sinks. Each of the larger rooms also has a desk and chair, which is a great work and study area. The bathroom is yours if no other guests are renting. Our shared space of the living room, dining room, and kitchen provide our guests with the chance to cook their own meals (except breakfast which we provide) and share good conversation. Our four person hot tub is available for your use. We keep our house very clean. We have WiFi, TV and ample parking.
Enjoy our view of the San Francisco Bay, and enjoy the tranquility of our home and neighborhood. San Carlos is a cute, safe and peaceful little town in the mid-Peninsula, located in Silicon Valley. The town is full of restaurants, coffee houses, and boutiques, and we are 3 blocks from the local train and bus public transportation services. We are also close to Hwy 101, 5 minutes from Oracle and Redwood Shores, 20 minutes from SFO airport, 30 minutes from SJC airport and 20 minutes from Standford University.
We can possibly pick you up from the airport for a fee of $25.00.
We love to eat good, healthy food and breakfasts will be simple ones with some organic items as well as coffee and tea. Let us know what your favorite breakfast foods are! We enjoy accommodating our guests!
Wife speaks Spanish and husband speaks basic Spanish and German. We enjoy meeting new people and are great hosts and respect people's privacy. We have lived abroad and traveled extensively, as noted by our eclectic collection of art and crafts throughout the house. We are teachers and are very busy, yet find time for tennis and running. So come join us! We have been hosting guests through this site for over a year and a half, and have enjoyed our guests and getting to know them. We are both very helpful and friendly, as our reviews can attest. A washer and dryer are available, at no extra charge.
When making a reservation, please give us your full name and something about you and the other people coming with you, and what you are expecting in the way of accommodations and anything else. There is a maximum of 2 people per bedroom and you will need to book each room separately. We would prefer to have you check in after 4:30 pm on school days, but are more flexible on the weekends.
Our location and hospitality make our home a great selection.
Para los que hablan espanol, mira la otra descripcion de nuestra casa "Comfortable SF Peninsula Bedrooms" si le gustaria leer esta informacion traducido en espanol. Gracias.
Johanna and Bob are amazing hosts. My wife and I stayed at a room in the first floor for 2 weeks, while working for a startup as an intern. Their house is really clean and quiet. Since Caltrain station and downtown San Carlos is within walking distance, it was convenient to go out for dinner and sightseeing for San Francisco. We could have used kitchen, and I enjoyed having conversation with Johanna, Bob and the other guests. If I visit the area again, I will definitely stay their place. Thank you, Johanna and Bob!
Johanna And Bob were wonderful hosts. They responded to my requests for information quickly and accommodated my late arrival.
While the Gelbs have parking available on the property, sometimes with a house full of guests and/or visitors, we had to park down the street.
The Gelbs are very generous, sharing not only their home but their time, food and fridge space. My wife joined me later in the week and brought a lot of food that needed to be refrigerated-- Bob not only provided some space but helped with making room for it to fit.
The door uses a keycode combination and so once we arrived and had our own secret key code, we were able to come and go as we needed.
Most of the time, the shared restroom worked fine. However, on two occasions, the timing worked out so that I needed to use the restroom and someone else had just started their shower. A little communication on my part may have helped. Not to worry, just around the corner were a couple of gas stations to meet my needs.
I had some initial problems with the internet but after some discussion with Bob & Johanna, we were able to resolve the problem and was able to have continuous access.
I'm new to AirBnB and didn't understand the policies. Mary and I needed to leave 2 days early and was expecting to see a refund for the 2 days. So lesson learned, it's not quite like a hotel where you can just jump ship early, even with a few days notice.
Overall, Bob & Johanna were great hosts, their place worked well for us and we'd stay with them again and recommend them to others.
Johanna and Bob were stupendously hospitable and kind people. I felt very at home there, they had everything laid out well for my stay, including breakfast! I sadly did not get to spend too much time there, but would absolutely recommend Johanna and Bob and their lovely home in the future!
Easy to find by car.
A good place.
Johanna and Bob are friendly and excellent hosts. Their home was comfortable and very clean, the room was large and well furnished. Also, the location was perfect for me because I worked in Stanford. I will look forward to coming back. Thank you.
Johanna and Bob's place is home away from home. Why stay in an impersonal hotel when you can stay with a friendly couple in a beautiful, welcoming home.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Johanna and Bob's and look forward to staying the next time we are in San Carlos. The home/room/bathrooms were very clean and well furnished. The bed was comfortable and the light breakfast was just perfect for our needs. Sharing the bathroom did not prove to be an inconvenience for us.
Johanna and Bob were wonderful, friendly, welcoming hosts. The room was perfect, the location was just what I was looking for, and their setup was well-considered for guests. The extra touches like breakfast and coffee were tremendous. I hope to stay here next time I'm in the area.
My parents visited me and stayed at Johanna's and Bob's place. Here is their review!
My husband and I came to California to visit our daughter. We stayed 10 days at Johanna’s and Bob’s house from 7th to 17th September 2013. It was a real pleasure living there ; the house is pleasant, sunny and comfortable, the room is large, and we were free to use the kitchen and the sitting room. Johanna and Bob are friendly and open-minded persons, and we have felt both welcome and independent. A young couple and their daughter were also staying there at the moment, and it was nice to meet them too at breakfast. We would recommend this place to any friend who would come to California.
And the weather was wonderful. We hope to come back !
Renata + Paul-André (Switzerland)
Johanna and Bob are the greatest hosts I've ever met. They are so helpful and informative. I really missed the time when I stayed in their place: quiet, convenient, clean, safe and well furnished. Will look forward to coming back!