About this listing
A cozy, east-facing room with morning sun, bay breeze and Asian decor. This room is best for one person, or two who like to snuggle, since it has a double bed. Located near public transport. Free parking.
We welcome you to come share our home with a lovely view of the San Francisco Bay. Our home is quiet, comfortable and impeccably clean. We have four bedrooms available, 3 with a comfortable queen size bed, and this one with a double/full size bed. There is plenty of closet space. and a desk and desk chair in each room. Our common areas include a well-stocked kitchen open for use, a comfortable living/ dining room, and a small patio and hot tub. We are often booked and have lots of interesting guests that seem to enjoy meeting and chatting with each other.
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 are centrally located to just about everything the Bay Area has to offer. We are close to public transportation (3 blocks) and major freeways (phone number hidden)), as well as San Francisco (30 minutes), and San Jose (30 minutes). We are in Silicon Valley, and are 5 minutes from Oracle and Redwood Shores, 20 minutes from Stanford University, 20 minutes from SFO and 30 minutes from SJC airports. (We can at times arrange a pick from the SFO airport only- for a fee of $25.00). With a charming main street within walking distance, San Carlos is known as the city of "Good Living". It’s full of restaurants, coffee houses, and boutiques and known to be a very safe place.
We are a multilingual house hold, wife (me) speaks Spanish and husband speaks basic Spanish and German. We eat healthy and exercise often and lead very busy lives, yet still find time to play tennis, run, and enjoy other outdoor activities. Care to join us?
We will provide you with a simple breakfast and your selection of coffees and teas. A washer and dryer are available if needed, for no charge. A small cleaning fee is asked to help us with sheets and towels.
When you make a reservation, please tell us your full name and something about yourself and whoever will be joining you. Let us know what you are expecting in the way of accommodation, and how we help to make your stay more comfortable.
We look forward to being your hosts.
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 provide one set of towels and sheets per guest. We change your linens and sheets after a week.
Please be considerate and willing to pick up after yourselves. Please put dishes in the dishwasher
No drugs or smoking at all.
With our water shortage, we ask you take very short showers, limit your water use and do no more than one load of laundry per week.
Please provide valid I.D.
This was my first airbnb experience and it was a very positive one. Johanna and Bob were both friendly and gracious hosts. The home is clean, comfortable and in a safe neighborhood. The off-street parking was nice. It is close to Caltrain and downtown San Carlos. The keypunch entry on the door made coming and going easy. Thanks, Johanna and Bob!
This is a great location half way between San Fran and the tourist sites in Silicon Valley. The area is very quiet at night and an easy walk to/from the caltrain. Things in the house generally get started around 7am, which isn't a problem at all if you are planning to be up and at the sites. I enjoyed talking with Johanna and Bob about the places they had been and that I had been and was planning to visit.
Johanna and Bob were very welcoming. They gave me a tour of their lovely home. I have had many wonderful conversations with them and they have also helped me with learning about the area and some possibilities of places to live.
The area is very safe and close to a lot of amenities. The breakfast choices are great and the homemade granola is my favorite. The room is very clean and has everything one would need for a comfortable stay.
I will be returning and enjoying my stay for a little while longer.
Thanks, Johannna and Bob for a great and warm stay!!!!
The room was clean and generally as described. The shared bathroom was in good condition too. I enjoyed the selection of teas, cereals and fruits for breakfast. The house can get very lively though in the mornings and evenings, which is great if you enjoy socializing, but it was a bit of a problem for me since I was jetlagged trying to keep an early schedule and therefore needing some quiet time during these hours.
Johanna and Bob made their home feel so welcoming, from the time Johanna kindly picked me up at the airport - even though I was about 3 hours delayed Johanna was utterly gracious in her understanding. I got a great tour of the house quite quickly from Johanna, which I really appreciated after about 23 hours with no sleep! Needless to say my clean, comfy room was a sight for sore eyes. Breakfast was really generous, with fruit, bread and Johanna's famous granola ( so delicious! ) as well as an impressive range of tea and coffee. My lovely hosts were great, warm and friendly without ever being intrusive or cloying in the slightest. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone staying along the Caltrain line - the San Carlos station is less than 10 minutes walk.
I had a fantastic experience staying at Johanna's and Bob's place! Very friendly folks to talk with and were very accommodating! The breakfast they provided was also a great touch! Thanks again for hosting me!
Johanna and Bob are wonderful hosts. Their home is comfortable, they are accommodating, and they provide a wonderful and well stocked breakfast! I would certainly recommend them.
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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.