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, 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.
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.
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.
This host has 252 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
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.