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, three with a comfortable queen size bed, and one with a full size bed. This room is upstairs and only accessible by an outside stairway. It has both a bedroom, with a queen size bed, and sitting room and work area with a desk and chair, so there is plenty of space. There is a full bathroom with shower/tub and double sinks inside the main house, and only needs to be shared if other guests are present. 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 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 airport- 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 multi-language 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 have been hosting through this site for more than a year and a half, and have enjoyed our time getting to know our guests and helping them out.
We will provide you with a simple breakfast with some organic items, as well as coffee and tea on the weekdays, and a more elaborate breakfast on either Saturday or Sunday. A washer and dryer are available if needed. 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.
Sorry this room is not available at this time.
Good location, excellent hosts, clean and peaceful place. Bob and Johanna were very responsive, happy to answer my questions. Friendly people.
I stayed in the upstairs suite for three weeks while I was completing an internship in the area and loved it! The place is clean and quiet. Johanna and Bob treated me like extended family -- they gave me access to the washer/dryer and kitchen (they also cleared a space for me in the fridge), provided shampoo/conditioner/shower gel, and let me borrow their bike for a few days. They also left out breakfast every morning, consisting of fresh fruit, OJ, coffee, tea, milk, cereals, assorted breads, homemade granola, hardboiled eggs, etc. -- that was always a wonderful start to the day. I didn't see them much because they left for work early and I came back from work late, but when I did see them and the other house guests I enjoyed our conversations.
The upstairs suite is nice because you have your own entry to your room -- you go up a set of stairs on the side of the house to get in -- which makes it very private. The one caveat to staying in the upstairs suite is that the bathroom is down the stairs and inside (also the only bathroom, so you share with the other house guests), but it is not far at all -- like going downstairs in a house, except the stairs are outside. It is also not completely soundproof (you can hear people talking/smell what's cooking downstairs through the air ducts), but that didn't bother me much.
Johanna and Bob are absolutely wonderful hosts. I stayed with them for almost a full month and I they were incredibly helpful and welcoming, always inviting me to take part in their celebrations and events, and offering very good advice as to what to do in the area. The room is very comfortable and clean, as is the rest of the house, decorated with very good taste and really cosy. Also, I really enjoyed the fantastic breakfast they provided every morning, which included different types of bread and cereals, very good coffee and even amazing homemade granola. If you are in the area and need a nice place to stay, I wouldn´t hesitate!
great place, very comfortable, good facilities and the Bob and Johanna were great. I highly recommend the unit.
It was a pity I had no enough time to spend with Johanna and Bob!
They are wonderful hosts, taking care of you and helping in what you need.
My room was comfortable and clean, like everywhere in the house.
It' s also very close to the Caltrain train stop to/from S. Francisco (10 min walking).
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend Bob and Johanna’s place to anyone looking for a nice, quite, restful place to stay in a safe neighborhood for a couple of nights/weeks or longer. Bob and Johanna were wonderful and generous hosts. They manage to maintain an active schedule and also pay attention to the need of each guest in the house. They were nice enough to take us on scenic walks, offer us advice on moving into the SF peninsula area and even helped us locate new apartments! We also had a chance to meet other guests in the house who were interesting and nice, and came from different parts of the world.
Their house is located conveniently close to the San Carlos Cal Train station, and they also have extra parking space. We were provided healthy cereals, fruits and juices every weekday mornings and gourmet breakfasts on Saturdays/Sundays prepared by Johanna who is an excellent cook!
-Joe and Ekta
My wife and I had an excellent stay. The suite was very comfortable and homey. Johanna and Bob were kind, caring and helpful, assisting us with navigating the area. They have our highest recommendation.
I really enjoyed my stay. They were great host. I would definitely use them again in the future.
My wife and I stayed at Johanna and Bob Suite and we were very pleased with our stay. The room was upstairs and both quite and private and the bed was very clean and confortable. The bathroom and shower was also very clean but it was downstairs and shared with other boarders (if any) but we didn't have any issues with that and were able to use the restroom and shower anytime.
Johanna and Bob were really friendly, helpful and sweet. They gave us tons of pointers on the city and the neighborhoods and also places to see to checkout. Even when Johanna had a couple of her friends over, they asked us to join them for a delicious appetizer which Johanna had prepared. A healthy breakfast was also included which we definitely enjoyed. We will definitely love to stay in-touch and also stay with them on the future trips. Thanks Johanna and Bob :)