About this listing
Escape to a waterfront paradise in the heart of Silicon Valley! Grill from the deck, launch kayaks from your personal boat dock, sip wine and lounge at the fire pit table, relax under the outdoor shower, take a swim, or sink into the massage chair.
This is a special opportunity to try out waterfront living. Kayak from your personal boat dock to the Fish Market Restaurant. Go across the street afterwards for a cookie at Specialty's. Work off the calories by kayaking back home. It's environmentally friendly, good exercise, and most of all, fun!
Or simply enjoy the waterfront view from the top deck or from the fire pit table on the dock below as you enjoy a glass of wine.
The master bedroom sleeps two adults in a queen sized bed. The second bedroom sleeps a teenager or child in a loft twin bed, as well as an infant or toddler in the crib. The living room sleeps two more adults on a pull-out leather couch that turns into a full sized bed.
This 1540 s.f. single family attached home is part of an HOA which includes access to two gated pool complexes, a gym, a sauna, a gated picnic area with BBQ grills, and a basketball/volleyball court. The main pool complex also includes public restrooms and showers, a sauna, and a kiddie pool. The second pool complex includes public restrooms and a kiddie pool.
Interaction with Guests
If we are in town, we love to meet our guests. Our property manager may be available to welcome you. We like to have at least a phone call or (website hidden) with our guests prior to the stay to ensure that everything meets or exceeds your expectations.
Our direct vicinity is a private cul-de-sac with a mix of young families with small children and retired couples who all share a passion for waterfront living. The community is upscale, with Porsches, Mercedes, and BMWs parked on many neighbors' driveways.
At the intersection of 101 and 92, we are in the heart of the Bay Area. Virtually any major destination point is within a 25-30 minute drive, including:
Half Moon Bay
Oakland / Berkeley
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
We are within walking distance from many attractions (approx walk time in parenthesis), including:
San Francisco Bay Trail (5)
Mariner's Point Golf Course (5)
El Torito (15)
Jamba Juice (20)
Noah's Bagels (20)
Bridgepointe Mall (12) including:
Babies R Us/Toys R Us
Bed Bath & Beyond
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
WITHIN KAYAKING DISTANCE
Fish Market (15)
Office Depot (15)
Specialty's Cookies (15)
We walk and kayak to these places regularly (including my toddler!).
DOWNTOWN SAN MATEO
Downtown is only a 7 minute car ride away, and I've actually walked to downtown from the house (~45 min). Second, Third, and Fourth Avenues are lined with a panoply of restaurants offering every possible ethnic cuisine imaginable, as well as boutique shops, a Century movie theater, coffee shops, and local bookstores. Go explore!
There is a Caltrain stop in downtown San Mateo which is a 7 minute car ride away. The Millbrae BART station is about a 12 minute car ride, and San Francisco Airport is about 15 minutes away.
Other Things to Note
There is a two car garage, but our cars will be in it. Parking for two cars is available on our private driveway, and across the street on the private road.
Guests will have access to the washer and dryer.
Hot tub downstairs is not working but you will have access to two pool complexes and a sauna. The pool complex near our house includes a hot tub.
No shoes permitted in the house. Our two young children crawl on the floors so we keep everything super clean.
Absolutely no liquids or food anywhere near the grand piano.
No pets allowed. No smoking allowed. No parties.
Gourmet kitchen with granite countertop, wine refrigerator, new convection oven, new dishwasher, and top-of-line cookware.
It was my first time to rent a house via airbnb. Heidi and Irvin's home is perfect. Irvin replied my questions quickly and arranged very well on every single thing! His house manual is very clear. We got a welcome wine and drinks when we arrived in his house. His house is very clean and tidy. The stunning view from the balcony is much better than the photo. The environment around the house is nice and very safe, you don't have to worry to come back late at night. The neighbours are very friendly as well.
Irvin kept text me to see if I have any problem, even Irvin's family is away from US, we still had a well communication during 8 nights stay. He is a wonderful host. I am sure every guests won't be disappointed to rent his house.
I feel like I rented my friend's home, I am sure Irvin is my friend now after my stay. My husband and my daughter didn't want to leave the house at the last day. I definitely will rent this house next time if I come to California again. I am highly recommend to rent his house if you want to stay in Foster City.
Pobyt u pana Irvina byl velmi příjemný, bez jakýchkoliv problémů. Vše bylo tak, jak popisuje u své nabídky ubytování. Dům byl dostatečně velký, čistý, připravený. Pobyt zde byl skvělý! Rozhodně doporučuji. Komunikace rychlá, bezproblémová.
The house is very beautiful with great water view, it feels great setting outside with a cup of wine from Napa Valley. And the space inside is also well arranged with mini bar, smart TV and massage chair. Irvin is a great host, he's gave us detailed instruction before we arrived. We felt like staying in our own home.
This is a very nice home and Irvin works very hard to make you feel welcome. The view is nice and the house is very well equipped. The rooms are large. Irvin got a welcome basket of fruit for us, certainly beyond the call of duty. I strongly recommend this home.
However there is really only one bedroom which can be used by adults for sleeping. So if you have two couples, one couple will be sleeping in the living room.
The photos were glamorous and we were excited to stay there. When we arrived, it was even nicer than we expected! Amazing 2nd floor porch deck that overlooks the water. I took a conference call here during the day and it was the most relaxing place to work. In the evening we went down to the firepit and had whiskey and cigars for hours. So relaxing and calm. The rooms were great. Irvin was a great host and lots of easy communication prior to the trip. Even during the trip we had a question and Irvin responded quickly even though he was traveling out of the country! Great host, great place. Can't recommend it enough!
Irvin was very attentive and communicative both before and during our stay. He made sure our check-in went smoothly and all of our questions were answered promptly. The home was exactly as described and super clean which we greatly appreciated since we had our three children with us.
Our kids felt right at home thanks to the many toys and books that were left for us to use. The view from the balcony was beautiful and relaxing and the neighborhood was extremely quiet and peaceful. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during our trip!
About the Host, Irvin
My wife and I are both graduates of Stanford University. She's a concert pianist and I am a lawyer / writer. We both enjoy food, dance, and music. We are also AirBnb hosts ourselves.