SF Peninsula Bedroom with a View

House - Private room · Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
Johanna And Bob
Your host, Johanna And Bob
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The Space

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 one There is a full bathroom with shower/tub and double sinks, that only needs to be shared if other guests are present. The bathroom has minty shower gel, shampoo and conditioner for you to enjoy. 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. While there is one bathroom to share for the guests, it seems to work with everyone sharing it.

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 (40 minutes), and San Jose (40 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. If you stay for week, the 7th night is free; anything longer may have discounts as well!
We look forward to being your hosts.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Flexible
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  • I had the opportunity to stay with Johanna and Bob for an entire month. It was a really pleasant time. My room was nice and tidy, they have an excellent wi-fi connection (which was very important for me as I was on a business trip), they offered great breakfast with lots of fruits, and – most important – they are really great hosts. If you have business to do in Silicon Valley, their wonderful home in San Carlos is the ideal starting point - right in the middle between San Francisco and Mountain View. During my stay I met a couple of other guests who came here for the second, third or umpteenth time. That speaks for itself. If I have to do business in the Valley again I certainly would like to stay with Johanna and Bob again.

    June 2014
  • Johanna and Bob were delightful hosts, and everything promised was delivered,
    a nice selection of breakfast choices, Great coffee. Helpful information when I needed it. Very clean, pleasant, easy to find location, and I enjoyed the view, operable windows, and bay breezes. I will return, thank you so much Johanna and Bob for your kindness.

    May 2014
  • This was my second stay with Johanna and Bob, in a different room but just as nice as the first. I love the view out over the bay. Their home is meticulously clean and they are generous hosts. I plan to return in a couple of months!

    April 2014
  • Thanks again. This is our 3rd stay with Johanna and Zbon and it is always pleasant.

    February 2014
  • Thanks to Johanna and Bob my visit to CA was much more pleasant. Amazing location and beautiful house!

    January 2014
  • This place is a gem. The location is great and if you don't have a car it's as good as it gets as you can walk to everything. There is a nice community here as hosts make sure good folks come and go. The Gelbs were innkeepers in another live and really thrive on the management of their place. They are anxious to serve without being at all intrusive. I'd come back here in a heartbeat and look forward to it.

    December 2013
  • Very comfortable bed. Johanna and Bob are great hosts. Would stay here again in a heart beat.

    November 2013
  • Great great place to stay. Johanna and Bob are very nice hosts, the room is very nice and clean and the location is great (really close to the train station). Loved the neighbourhood also, very safe and quiet. Will recommend Bob and Johanna's place to anyone coming from Portugal :)

    November 2013
  • Bob and Johanna are the best! One of the best airbnbs I've stayed at.

    November 2013
  • excellent hosts, clean comfortable bedrooms;

    October 2013
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Humboldt State and San Francisco State University, UC Davis and California Western School
Johanna in Half Moon Bay, CA, Bob in Sunnyvale, CA
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, cooking gourmet meals and traveling. 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 stayed often in Bed and Breakfasts, we know its important to have privacy as well as simple comforts and nice accommodations. We are new to this idea of opening our home to others but AirBnB comes recommended.
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