The HackerHome Network
Whether you're new to the Valley, bored with your current housing or need a transient place... I would like to help. When you reserve with me, you'll have instant friends and be part of a network of 11 homes in the Bay Area.
This is the original HackerHome and where all the magic started! Located in a quiet residential area, but a short walk to restaurants and grocery stores on El Camino. Spacious ranch style house with music instruments, work out equipment and swimming pool.
4 bedrooms - 2 private rooms and 2 shared rooms
2 full bathrooms
Pool with spa - pool is warmer during the summer - heated via solar panels
All utilities are included and the WIFI is fast!
Clean linens/bedding are provided + a fresh towel.
Why would someone say light cooking? Home prepped meals really warms up the house and it's encouraged.
Interaction with Guests
It's a house full of people & different schedules. So please use ear plugs if necessary. If you're a light sleeper or can't sleep on a single mattress, this may not be the right place for you.
We are a very communal/respectful group and strive to provide space for everyone to work and hangout. Remember that work, musical instruments and books take precedence over the television.
Located in the suburbs, but only a 10 minute walk to awesome restaurants, groceries & banks on El Camino.
1.8 miles to Nvidia
2.3 miles to Lawrence Caltrain Station
3.3 miles to Plug & Play Sunnyvale
6.5 miles from San Jose Airport
Too tired to walk? We have bikes you can use that will swiftly get you places fast!
4.5 mile bike ride along the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail to Hyatt Regency & Santa Clara Convention Center or bus 57 northbound will take you directly to the convention center (13 stops and about 20 minutes). $2 each way or $6 for a day pass. Board at the corner of Bowers Avenue and Warburton Avenue.
Other Things to Note
More than one suitcase? Consult with me prior to making your reservation.
Respectful Housing for Women
Females in a separate room. If you'd like to stay in the girls' room, please check with me on availability before reserving. If you don't have a preference, then just make your reservation.
The Airbnb cleaning fee is to make sure you have a clean bed upon arrival and not to clean up after you. All spaces are shared, so please be mindful of picking up after yourself. If you're a longer term guest, remember to use one bath towel and wash it with your own load of laundry.
Best Way to Reach Me
1. Complete your Airbnb profile with an ID/Passport and connect your social networks.
2. One line about your purpose of visit.
3. Let me know your duration of stay and estimated time of arrival on your check in date.
Clean your dishes right away
Swim at your own risk
Smoke only in the backyard
If you must invite an associate/friend over, consult with me first
Be conscientious of morning bathroom usage
Do not snooze your alarm
Use earphones, not speakers - unless it's a family event
We Prefer That You
be respectful of the space and to fellow housemates
clean up after yourself by making your bed and washing your dishes
have an optimistic outlook and laugh a lot =D
Vic is awesome. He let my sillicon valley trip be better than I was expecting! thanks vic
Vic and Sarah were very friendly, I joined their monthly Party! very interesting exchanges on innovative ideas. Sarah made amazing good cake! having dinner together like a family!
A great community! Was day of earthquake and Vic was very understanding of my late arrival, even had dinner ready!!! Well, they were having a dinner because Ram was leaving the next day, but awesomely welcoming! Even learned some cooking tips! Vic read that I liked to run and called to one of the guys to see if he waned to run with me! Thanks! All in all a great stay! Thanks again!
Away from home, I found Hacker Home at Santa Clara both amusing and beneficial. The hosts of the house, Vic and Sara have not only helped me feel like home, but also introduced me to other professionals from other Hacker Homes. I enjoyed every single seconds of my time at Santa Clara Hacker Home. If one is looking for a family like house in the bay area, one have to check out Hacker Home. It will give you a connection that you want, and also a peace that you need.
5 stars. Amazing host, great house and really great people. The house was always with guests coming in and out, they're all great people form different places and different cultures. The pool's great, it's a very comfortable house. Overall, great place to stay, have fun, meet really great people and just enjoy the valley.
This review is on the Mountain View HackerHome. The best part about our stay at MV home was getting to know Vinh who manages this home along with Vic. Vinh is warm, down-to-earth, hospitable and incredibly helpful. The little cards are a personal touch that really makes a guest feel welcome. It was great knowing you Vinh :)! As for Vic, we met at a BBQ he invited us to and in the brief moment that we interacted, I found him to be a really cheery and friendly guy just like the way he always sounded in his messages to me :) Vic was also very accommodating with my last minute changes on my move from one HackerHome to another. Really appreciate your patience Vic!
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where i've been...
romantic hangout: paris
most beautiful: lucerne
tastiest fries: brussels
at peace: holland
nostalgic castle: heidelberg
hot & amazing: cordoba
beautiful gloom: london
good vibe: montreal
surfs up: kenting
delicate beauty: kyoto
can't breathe: beijing
almost got hustled: new york
got hustled: bangkok
burned a hole in wallet: tokyo
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nearly froze: seoul
best cave lifestyle: granada
coffee experience: caffè florian in venice
most laid back: sorrento
graffitied, but safe: lisbon
amazing buddha: hong kong
best basilica: lyon
never sleep: nyc
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best weather: hawaii
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diverse spice: kuala lumpur
friend ditched me: saigon
full of kind people: suzhou
great eats & wet: vancouver
second favorite city in the world: barcelona
favorite city in the world: what do you think?
2015 trips: germany, hungary, russia and hopefully ride a gs1200 through south america
how i've learned...
tragic: slammed into a buck...on a 600rr
thrilling: thunderhill turn 11 (blind corner)
kinda scary: being held up
interesting job: seminar speaker
most shaping: raised in poverty
shocking: face burned off and i looked like freddy krueger at the age of 7
rewarding: saving a life
most awesome feeling ever: dunking under pressure
most unproductive: week long hibernation watching a drama
most productive: week long hibernation watching a drama
sad times: putting down my best friend
pretty fun: feeding animals and often developers
more about me...
must read: martin eden & fountainhead
favorite food: soup
fun movie: sweet & lowdown
best hacker movie: real genius
entertainment: talk radio & TED
likes: nice people, bicycles & phillumeny
dislikes: stress & clutter
spare time: naps and shoot baskets
how i travel: heavy sleeper, easy going (sometimes neurotic) and will leave your home clean
where i go...
palace of fine arts
mission dolores park
california academy of sciences on thursday nights
ferry building on saturday mornings
twin peaks on a clear night
what i eat...
sea bass @ tamarine
coffee @ philz
ramen @ orenchi
tapas @ en
a croissant @ tartine
sushi @ fuki
butter masala dosa @ madras cafe
ice cream @ mitchell's
kobe burger & fries @ le garage
samgyetang @ bn chicken
sacripantina @ stella pastry
brunch @ brenda's
egg tarts @ golden gate bakery
anything @ chez panisse
drinks & live music @ comstock saloon
how i pack...
dri-fit shorts / tank / pants / 2 shirts
3 pairs of undies and socks
computer / phone / cords
contacts / toiletries
blazer / jacket
slippers / vans / loafers
passport / funds
belt / sunglasses / hat / bottle
what i do....