About This Listing
Our larger room, with African decor offers warm afternoon sun, patio view, and a quiet work space. There is a queen size bed, desk, and closet. Located close to charming San Carlos, public transport, and Silicon Valley. Free parking. We welcome you!
Come enjoy our comfortable home in San Carlos, CA., with 4 bedrooms for rent. This bedroom has a queen size bed, a desk and chair that provide a great working area. The room decor is an African theme. Shared areas include the living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen. Guests can share the kitchen to prepare their own meals.
There is a full bathroom with shower/tub and double sinks, that only needs to be shared if other guests are present. While there is one bathroom for the guests to share, you have the option to reserve bathroom time to be sure it is available for your personal use. This system works well, and guests cooperate and respect each others' requests. The bathroom has minty shower gel, shampoo and conditioner for you to enjoy.
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, 30 minutes from San Francisco, 20 minutes from SFO airport, 30 minutes from SJC airport and 20 minutes from Standford University.
We can possibly pick you up from the SFO airport (only) for a fee of $30.00.
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!
Johanna speaks Spanish and Bob 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 three years and have enjoyed our guests and getting to know them. We are both very helpful and friendly, as our over 200 positive 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. The room is priced at 2 people per bedroom, and for an additional person there is a small fee. We would prefer to have you check in after 5:30 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.
Guests have access to the living room, dining room, kitchen, patio, and of course the bathroom. We have a piano for you to play, as well.
Interaction with Guests
Upon arrival, we give our guests a full tour of the house and the things we have to offer. Bob and Johanna are here to make sure you are comfortable and have things you need to feel welcomed. We live in the back of the house and do cook often. You can cook in our kitchen as well, we just might need to talk about timing.
Our home is located in a very safe area. Its an easy walk into the town of San Carlos and we encourage you to check out the great local restaurants and coffee houses.
Public transport is ideal from our home, as mentioned above. We do have a bicycle we can lend you if you need it.
Other Things to Note
We have the bathroom stocked with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, as well as Q-tips. Our breakfast offerings are really healthy and tasty. They include our homemade granola, fresh fruit, milks, juices, as well as an assortment of cereals and teas, and coffee. The top shelf of our refrigerator is devoted to our guests and their breakfast items. You can also store some items in our refrigerator if you need to.
There are two parking spots on our driveway for our guests.
No more than 2 people per bedroom. We will provide one set of towels and sheets per guest.
Need to be considerate and willing to pick up after yourselves.
No drugs or smoking at all.
Additional food and/or meals can be negotiated.
Lost key will be charged $25.00
Will need to see some form of identification upon arrival.
Bob has warmly welcomed us after first knocking (ringing) on the front door, promptly showed us around the house and briefly explain the house rules. Towels, shower needs, clean bedsheets and real bed waited for us ready to use. Our little crawler (10 months old baby) has explored all the corners of the house and especially liked the kitchen and living room floor (hope he didn't leave to big a mess). We got a useful info from Johanna that dinner spots and restaurant strip are only few blocks away, so we didn't hesitated for long and off we went with the stroller for our dinner catch. Dinning at its best and we did some grocery shopping on the way for our next day sightseeing as first timers in SF as well. Free wifi was Ondrej's favourite. We had a nice chat about SF and also distance countries with Bob and Johanna over preparation of breakfast the next day, otherwise we haven't seen each other very often as both our schedules were really busy. Hope we could have stayed longer to further enjoy their company and hospitality. Location was great for our needs, close to the airport and Palo Alto, also sunny all the time in contrast to the Bay Area. We would gladly be back anytime.
Johanna and Bob were exceptional hosts. They were very welcoming and made sure I was completely set with everything I needed since the start. The room was bright, comfortable and impeccably clean and the house was both homely and exquisitely decorated. Johanna and Bob were quiet and respectful, but also happy to engage in conversation and share experiences. I was really comfortable staying at their home and they were very adept at making my experience as pleasant as possible- I even extended my stay beyond the original booking. Thank you, Johannna and Bob!
This was a great experience for us being that it was our first time using this service. Johanna was wonderful (didn't get to meet Bob), explained everything in detail like what to expect from her accommodation and other guests in general. The place itself was very clean, had a rustic charm to it. Very quiet and serene surroundings; perfect for our situation as we also had a 11 month old with us. The days just went by for us in that we were worried if the other guests would mind having a baby in the house as she can get really loud sometimes. But we never heard of any complaints as such.
Johanna gave us our space, as both her and us were busy. Didn't cross paths as such, over our entire stay.
Overall, it was way beyond our expectations. The neighborhood also is very quiet and perfect to have walks basically at any time of the day as the weather is just so perfect most of the time. The surroundings remind you of European countryside in a way…rustic and beautiful.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay with the Gelbs. I cannot say enough for the quality of our stay and the generous price we were offered. Robert even offered to pick up Bagels for us one morning! The 4 block walk to the coffee shops was yet another plus. The kitchen space was yet another bonus!
Johanna and Bob's place was AMAZING! The house is spotless, there is breakfast every morning, and it is very close to the Caltrain. If you are just moving to the area and not sure where you want to live, if you're a college student looking for a second family, or if you're traveling on business and want a no-frills experience, this is the place for you! Cannot wait to see Johanna and Bob again, they are such friendly, warm people!
Johanna and Bob provided me and my classmate a wonderful temporary "home" during our one week stay in the Bay Area.
Despite our late arrival they stayed up and showed us everything in the house. They tried their best to be great hosts and provide us with everything needed to feel home.... hot tub, bicycles, and interesting stories about the area.
Their home is very clean, from the bedroom we stayed in to the living room, the kitchen and the shared bathroom. It is also very quiet. You cannot hear the traffic or any other guests.
But what we enjoyed the most was the provided breakfast in the morning! We had everything from soy milk, to fresh fruits and Johanna's homemade granola. For people like us who stayed in the Bay Area to work, this is more than convenient.
I would highly recommend to stay with Johanna and Bob. We felt that we have found new friends in San Carlos.
Johanna and Bob are amazing hosts! There house is warm, welcoming, and well-kempt. I would recommend this bnb to anyone staying in Redwood City. Not only did they provide a great environment to stay in, but they also helped guide me in the right direction regarding multiple issues (where to live in the city, how to get around, etc.). I would rate my experience as a 10/10!!
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About the Host, Johanna And Bob
We are two teachers who have grown children that are now out on their own, out of the house. We have a comfortable and simple home to invite others to enjoy. We are very active playing tennis, running and exercising, and cooking gourmet meals. We have traveled extensively all over the world and have lived abroad, as well. Johanna loves to travel in Spanish speaking countries and Bob enjoyed teaching English in China. Johanna speaks fluent Spanish and Bob enjoys speaking basic Spanish and German. Bob is now studying anthropology and Johanna hopes to become a professional chef after teaching. Bob is an avid reader, especially history, and Johanna loves Latin music .
Since we have often stayed in bed and breakfast accommodations, we know it's important to have privacy and friendly hosts, and we provide this as well as clean, comfortable accommodations. We have hosted over 400 guests and enjoy meeting new people and opening our home to others.