About this listing
Our warm, inviting family home is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is just a 1/2 mile from a major chain grocery and drug store, Starbucks, several restaurants (Subway, Chinese & Pizza), a bank and bagel shop and a few miles from Downtown Mountain View (Castro Street) and Downtown Los Altos. We have been Airbnb hosts for over 5 years and "SuperHosts" when we're actively hosting.
WE CAN HOST ONE NON-SMOKING GUEST
(in a single room w/ shared bathroom)
This space is particularly ideal for a young gal branching out on her own (read: internship or moving to the area). As parents to "20-somethings", we offer a safe, comfortable place to stay - with the perks of being on your own but the concern and assistance afforded our own children (if needed). :)
We live in a safe, quiet neighborhood with plenty of parking. We're a pleasant 1/2 mile walk to a strip mall with a chain grocery and drug store, Starbuck's, Tea shop, several restaurants (Chinese, Pizza, Subway), Wells Fargo Bank and a Bagel shop.
Mountain View is in the heart of the Silicon Valley - home to the #1 search engine company (whose name gets removed from this description) and host to many start-up accelerators.
By car, we are just 15 -20 min no. of the San Jose Airport, 45 min no. of Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk, 50 min so. of San Francisco City and 15 minutes so. of Stanford University.
You will have your own private bedroom and shared use of the guest bath (though you have first dibs), kitchen and back yard (complete with lounge chairs and outdoor dining). WIFI thoughout. We also have an "Airbnb bike" which you may use if you wish.
Interaction with guests
We chat with our guests as much or as little as they wish. ;) We're here to offer support, suggestions, and help if needed.
Other things to note
We like our guests to feel comfortable in our house. Come join us for a TV show or a chat if you'd like... or just slip into your room if you've got something else you need to do. Whatever you want...
The room is offered to one non-smoking guest.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
55 years young. :) Always wanting to explore - places, foods, cultures, etc. - keeps me that way.
Married. Twin and mother of grown twins (who went to UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz) .
Best times of my life: semester abroad, junior year in college plus backpacking trip around Europe after that and traveling alone for a month in Ecuador for my 50th birthday.
To date I have been to 57 out of the 100 places on the Travel List Challenge App. China was my favorite because it was done on a whim and was so different than anything I had ever experienced before. Next 5 places I want to visit: Costa Rica, Panama, Alaska, Russia, Japan and Africa.
My kids will tell you I "made" them go to Cuernavaca, Mexico for 3 week Spanish immersion programs, twice (the summers before their 7th and 11th grades). I am hoping that someday they will appreciate it... :) Both times we had wonderful host families that we still stay in touch with on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). It would make me so happy if they would stay with me so I could return the hospitality... Still working on that. :)
With my "kids" off on their own - I really enjoy hosting young adults.
Books: DaVinci Code, I Know This Much is True, Child 44, Tender at the Bone
Jobs: National Sales/Marketing Director, providing Academic Instruction --- teaching a course I created called Jump Start Your GPA, Tutoring, Editing (everything from 3rd grade book reports to papers for PhD candidates at Stanford) and running Holiday Boutiques out of my house.