Walk Downtown, Serene, Organic Home

House - Private room · Mercy St, Mountain View, CA 94041, United States

The Space

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.

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1990 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I had the wonderful pleasure of staying with Carol and her son Kai recently in their beautiful home. The home was very peaceful and clean with a gorgeous green garden out front that had a very beautiful and welcoming scent upon arrival. It was great sharing stories of travels and history with Carol. She is very warm and sweet and I absolutely recommend anyone looking for a peaceful stay in Mountain View to consider her home. The home is perfectly located near all the tech companies and only a 5 min drive to downtown with all the great restaurants and for someone looking to take a stroll. I truly hope to see Carol in the near future and will absolutely be in touch if I make my way back to Mountain View. All the best!

    April 2014
  • Carol is a great host with a lovely house, a few cats and a friendly 11 year old. It's well located for downtown Mountain View, lots of parking, and a cool front garden.

    Bed comfortable, decent shower, friendly host.

    April 2014
  • Carol and her son are just lovely. Her place is quiet and comfortable. They are very helpful. I can relax and enjoyed staying there. Thanks Carol.

    March 2014
  • Carol is a great host! She's very warm and open.
    The neighborhood is a 10 minute walk away.

    March 2014
  • Had a fantastic stay with Carol and her son, the place is very clean in a quiet street where it is very easy to park.

    February 2014
  • My dog Mazama and I had a great stay. Our accommodations were clean, comfortable, and inviting. Thank you Carol!

    December 2013
  • Loved the scent of lavender from the garden in the mornings. Perfect place to relax and sleep after a long day. Location is central to the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. Best value for the area.

    December 2013
  • Carol and her house/garden are fabulous! We were in town for the Bridge concert and just drove up and back after the concert, in all we spent 2 nights at Carols. I wish we had more time!
    The garden is magnificent, even in fall, fresh lavender and twinkling lights a great place to enjoy nature.
    The room was cozy and quiet with a nice, very clean shared bathroom.
    Carol was so sweet, her son, let us borrow his binoculars when we realized we left ours at home, really delightful people.
    If we ever get up there again we will be sure to stay with Carol.
    T and D

    October 2013
  • Carol was a fantastic host in every possible way . She greeted us with warmth and enthusiasm, so we felt at home as soon as we walked in the door! Her home is cozy, comfy, and the outside gardens are awe-inspiring. Plus, Carol was always there to offer advice about the best place to eat, walk, or grab a cup of joe. If we're back in the area, we will DEFINITELY stay with her again.

    October 2013
  • Carol and her family are gracious hosts with a lovely house a few blocks from downtown Mountain View. I couldn't have been more pleased to find Carol through airbnb, and will certainly contact her when I am next in Mountain View. Thanks for your hospitality Carol!

    October 2013
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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.
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