If this listing is booked, please check out the second room we host in our home:)
We are a friendly family of two that loves hosting and meeting wonderful people from all over the world, we welcome you to our colorful 3 bedroom 2 bath organic home situated in a safe and vibrant downtown neighborhood.
We are 15 min walk to wonderful downtown Mountain View's great dining and cafes, Ava's grocery store, 3 bookstores, library, swimming pool, and 20 min walk to CalTrain and Light Rail, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
You would stay in one of our two private, colorful bedrooms one with 2 twin beds and/or the other with a queen bed. Each room has a window and hanging and storage closet. Bathroom is shared with the other guest if one is there and the shower has a filter that takes out all the chemicals. There are hardwood and bamboo floors throughout.
We live with 3 very friendly indoor/outdoor cats. I am very familiar with the area, the various attractions it offers and can help you with your bearings. Bike ride to Stanford University, Y Combinator, LinkeedIn, NASA, G00ggle, 500startups and many others.
Light use of the kitchen and self serve breakfast of tea, fruits and yoghurt. If you are here when I am cooking you are always included to join in what we are having. Guests are always included in movies, parties at the house or other parties, lectures, concerts, hikes...generally we include our guest to any extent they would like to be included.
There is use of washer and dryer, backyard hammock, living spaces and the beautiful serene front garden with a table to work from. There is WiFi fast internet. We have 3 very friendly indoor/outdoor cats and they are very happy to sit in laps. Organic bathroom soaps and shampoos and cleaning items provided. Ironing board and iron, hairdryer etc.
MORE GUESTS ?
If you are more than two people, I will add an air mattress to your room. We offer another private room with a 2 twin beds, plus another twin air mattresses, thus accommodating up to 5/6 visitors. Please do check with me first if you are a group of 3 or more guests. There is also a family room where the air mattresses can be set up.
I have a 6 unit apartment building 2 blocks away and have one of the units furnished and listed on Airbnb and that can accommodate 4, one room with two twins and another room with a queen bed. Great location 5 minutes closer to downtown Castro St.MORE GUESTS ? Can sleep up to 4 total -
I was born and raised abroad, though have been a Bay Area native now for 30 years and am very familiar with the activities and places to visit. I had a relocation business for 20 years.
PHOTOS - Please note, out photos are a bit out of date and not showing some of the recent upgrades like addition of a queen bed and recently installed hardwood floor in the bathroom. We will be adding new photos soon.
Looking forward to meeting and hosting you!
The main house rule is NO SMOKING.
24/7 access with your key. Please be respectful if you are coming in late.
There is no cleaning fee charge, please leave the room in as good a condition as you found it, including any books or items you borrowed.
You have full kitchen access, please wash up after yourself!
We welcome single travelers, couples, and families. We cannot accommodate anything more than very temporary pets and any pet you do have would need to be able to coexist with ours peacefully.
Continuous to be a great stay at Carol, did have diner together, we were shown and taken to the farmers market in Palo Alto
Feels like family
Carol emediately made us feel at home, we felt nearly family. While I was at work, she even explored activities with Marjon, who visited CA for the first time. She emediately felt at ease. We spend a lot of time in her lovely garden, with the smell of the aromas of the flowers so well present.
Wonderfull host, wonderfull place, who/which makes you feel at home
We spend a lot of time in the front garden during weekends reading a book, or during weekdays having diner outside
Always a nice smell of the multitude of flowers, the humming of the bees providing the honey for breakfast
Carol is just awesome and went out of her way to make us feel comfortable with the decision to relocate to California. Showed us around the area, farmer markets all nice places.... Thanks Carol will stay for a while longer Frank
I really enjoyed my stay at Carol's - her house is situated in a quiet residential area of Mountain View, just a couple of minutes away from Castro St and two Gbus stops. Carol is very welcoming, and made every effort to make me feel at home (being able to use her washing machine and the dryer helped me to keep my luggage to a minimum - thanks, Carol!).
Definitely a good place to stay when you're in MTV!
Carol is a wonderfully warm woman! She made me feel very comfortable and safe during my solo business trip to CA. I came home one afternoon very cold and tired. She brought hot tea to my bedside. Now, talk about nurturing. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes surrounding themselves with well traveled people. Carol has lived all over the world, and brings interesting people into her home. Lots of books and conversation -- but only if you want it. I had lots of privacy in my room, and plan to return to my new "home" in the Palo Alto area.
Very welcoming and a lovely home! I was only there for a night for a quick trip to the south bay, but I would love to stay here again!
Carol is wonderful! There house is cozy and quiet and the yard is beautiful.
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Hi, I was born and raised abroad, though have been a Bay Area native for 30 years. I've had a relocation business for many years and am very familiar with the activities and places to visit, which I'd gladly recommend to you. My 11 year old son and I travel often, and he goes to Waldorf school. We have been "green" for the last 15 years - we love to give back to the earth in all the ways that we can.
I am a seasoned Airbnb host and have also stayed with a number of wonderful Airbnb hosts. Our guests have been travelers from many parts of USA, South Africa, Spain, Australia, Germany, India, France, China, Colombia, Denmark, Russia, England, Hong Kong, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Slovenia, Indonesia, Scotland, Ireland, Panama, Hungary, Taiwan, Japan and I am excited about hosting you too.
Welcome to our organic home or the furnished, downtown, corporate apartment, two blocks down from my home.