About this listing
We just did a major remodel on the studio and it is clean, fresh and perfect for guests who want their privacy, work space and comfort. It has its own entrance, along with mini frig and microwave. Check it out!
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 just finished a major remodel and the space is clean, bright and private. This room is upstairs and has its own only private entrance accessible by an outside stairway. It has a bedroom with a queen size bed, private full bathroom with shower, and a sitting room with a desk and chair. There is a microwave and mini-frig for your grocery items. You can also share the common areas downstairs which include a well-stocked kitchen open for use, a comfortable living/ dining room, and a small patio and hot tub.
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 airport- for a fee of $30.00). 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 multi-lingual household, Johanna speaks Spanish and Bob 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 have been hosting through this site for more than three years and have enjoyed our time getting to know our guests and helping them out. We have over 200 positive reviews!
We provide a self-serve, simple breakfast with some organic items, as well as coffee and tea.. A washer and dryer are available if needed. A small cleaning fee is asked to help us with sheets and towels. We change your linens after each week of occupancy.
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 can pick you up from the SFO airport for a $30.00 fee.
We look forward to being your hosts.
New photos of the New Sweet Studio are coming soon!
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 3 people in this particular bedroom. We provide one set of towels and sheets per guest.
Please be considerate and willing to pick up after yourselves. Please wash own dishes and put them in the dishwasher.
No drugs or smoking at all.
No pets please
Please provide valid I.D.
The house was clean, quiet, and Bob was very nice. However, the listing should be much more clear about where exactly one will be staying. I had thought, based on both the pictures and the post title "Sweet Studio" that I would be in the actual private studio pictured. Instead, I was in a different part of the house, in a small room with a shared kitchen and bathroom. It was definitely not as private as described.
While I was away on vacation there was a mix-up and Bob put you in another room and not the studio. He told me he asked you if you would like to move and he told me you said that the room you were in downstairs was fine with you. The "Sweet Studio" is actually a studio with its own entrance, bathroom and refrigerator and microwave. You do need to come downstairs for breakfast into the communal kitchen and dining room. Our studio is very private. I am sorry for the confusion, but thank you for staying with us.
It is great experience to stay at Johanna and Bob's home. Thanks a lot for their hospitality, preparing organic breakfast everyday, sharing their kitchen and living room with us. Their house looks so nice. We would like to come back if we visit San Carlos in the future.
The room was beautifully decorated and everything was clean and the hostess had added a vase of cut roses that really made us feel special. They accommodated our son being with us by providing a cot and an extra towel and bedding. The privacy of the separate entrance and the private bath was wonderful as we were out early and in late a few times. We found the neighborhood quiet and safe. There was extra parking off their drive and on the street. Nice breeze in the evening and having the wireless was a bonus.
I enjoyed staying with Johanna and Bob. I stayed in the room upstairs - completely self contained with outside staircase; well maintained; great daylight; very comfortable. Although some other ABB hosts that I've stayed with do not include anything for breakfast, Johanna and Bob offered coffee (I need my morning coffee!), fruit, Johanna's own granola and hardboiled eggs. Much appreciated. The room also had TV and wifi. Very comfortable overall.
It is a great studio! Comfortable and clean! Johnna and bob make it really sweetie like living at my own place. Everything was newly renovated and great! U will definitely like this place!
I really surprised their hospitality and was very delightful. Not only their welcome, this room looked new and really clean. In the room, there were microwave, enough folks and knives, disposable towels, and dishes, so we could have simple food in this private place. They also provided their kitchen to make meal. Breakfast including cereal, milk, yogurt, fruits, and tea was very delicious. I strongly recommend this place to travelers visiting San Francisco or San Jose.
The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Our room was under construction and we had a big set back when the final inspection revealed some issues. The room is now great and we are back hosting guests. This was the first time I canceled a guest and did my best to tell Frances as soon as I realized the issue.
Hope all went well for the colleague she as booking for.
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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.