Comfortable queen size bed with lots of windows for fresh air.Private en suite bathroom with shower, sink and amenities.

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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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!

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 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, 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 five years and have enjoyed our time getting to know our guests and helping them out. We have over 250 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.

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.

Other things to note

We have the bathroom stocked with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, as well as Q-tips.
If there is to be three guests in the suite, the third person can either choose to sleep on a single bed air mattress or a comfortable single bed cot. Please know that with three in the space, it is more crowded but can be done.
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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

50 Reviews

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Trish User Profile
May 2017
Everything was as listed! Johanna and Bob were great! Very hospitable

Lucy User Profile
May 2017
We had a wonderful stay here. So clean and bright. The bed was heavenly, slept like a dream!!!

Katia User Profile
March 2017
I stayed with my family at this studio. It is well located for those visiting SF Bay Area (better if you have a car) and price is fair. Studio is very good in size for two people, but can acomodate 3. You can use common areas of the main house and have your separate studio with a shower and microwave.
Johanna And Bob User ProfileJohanna And Bob is a superhost.
Response from Johanna And Bob:
Public transportation is nearby: the train that runs north and south is located 4 blocks away, and the bus that runs north and south is 2 blocks away. The 101 freeway is half a mile away. Renting a car provides convenience and time savings, or taking a taxi, Uber, or Lyft is also a feasible option. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to restate the convenient location of our house.
March 2017

K User Profile
February 2017
Johanna And Bob were very gracious hosts. My room was clean and well appointed, the kitchen well stocked for breakfast and I even did laundry. Very well located for access to locations on the mid-Peninsula like Oracle and convenient to the many restaurants and stores in downtown San Carlos.

Andrew User Profile
January 2017
I highly recommend Johanna and Bob's place for any business travelers needing to stay in San Carlos. The room was walkable to public transit, downtown San Carlos and my employer. As the description points out, access to the room is via a stairway, so the only negative is the room would not be well suited to anyone with mobility issues. The room was well-equipped, clean and a far better value than hotels in the area. Highly recommended for a brief business trip in the area.

James User Profile
December 2016
Johanna was a welcoming host who explained all the amenities of her house and kindly stayed up late to accommodate our late arrival.

William User Profile
September 2016
The room was private, clean, and comfortable. The hosts were fabulous; extremely friendly and helpful. The location is in a residential area, but it is within a reasonable (~10 minute) walking distance to downtown San Carlos.

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San Carlos, California, United States · Joined in November 2011
Johanna And Bob User ProfileJohanna And Bob is a superhost.

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 plans 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 500 guests and enjoy meeting new people and opening our home to others.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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