Walk Dntwn Serenity Organic Garden

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

The Space

We are a friendly family of two who love hosting and meeting wonderful people from all over the world, and look forward to welcoming you to our 3 bedroom 2 bath inviting, colorful and relaxing home. We are situated in a safe and vibrant downtown neighborhood.

You would stay in one of our two quiet, private, bedrooms one with 2 twin beds and the other with a queen bed. Each room has a window and closet space and there are hardwood and bamboo floors throughout the house. The beds are super comfortable and have really nice linens. Guests always comment how well they slept and how quiet it is. The bathroom is shared with the other room and has a shower filter so chemicals are filtered out. There are the basic bathroom organic toiletries provided and if anything is needed I will be able to provide it.

We are 15 min walk to Mountain View's vibrant downtown Castro Street where you will find great dining and cafes, Ava's grocery store, shops, 3 bookstores,library, swimming pool and more. A 20 min walk to train and corporate shuttle bus. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are all close by.
We are a pleasant walk to 500startups, Y Combinator, other Castro street starups. Bike to Stanford University, LinnkedIn, NASA, Goooggle, 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 matresses 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.

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, our 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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  • Wonderful experience! Carol was very accommodating. Lovely home; super quiet, super comfortable, very convenient location. 5/5 Would stay again.

    April 2014
  • Carol is a wonderful host. The space is quiet, peaceful and filled with great energy. I loved my room and the bathroom was great. I would highly recommend this space for short or long term stays.

    March 2014
  • Nice quiet neighbourhood, lovely host & charming place ... a great place to stay!

    March 2014
  • The lodgings were very comfortable and I found them private enough for my needs. Carol was an extremely gracious host, her son was helpful too, and the cats were very affectionate. The location is great as well!

    March 2014
  • If you're looking for a place to stay in Mountain View when you're over there for work, Carol's is a great place to stay! Nice apartment/ house, quite, enough parking space, tidy and relaxed and Carol is a sweet heart!
    Definitely worthwhile.

    February 2014
  • All the positive reviews are true. Carol and her place are fantastic. Highly recommended.

    February 2014
  • This is the first time for me to book with airbnb, and it was surprisingly awesome! The apt is clean and conveniently located near downtown (Castro St) Everything is within walking distance (restaurants, groceries, bus stops) and you can buy any necessities or grab some food easily. (I do not have a car so i feel so glad to go everywhere on foot and can get what I want)
    Great communication with Carol and she is the best host i've ever met! She is very friendly and easy-going, when she knew I was still finding room to rent (long term stay) she was kind enough to offer me help in finding accom. She also brought me to downtown and introduced some great restaurants to go for lunch/dinner. For days she needed to go to SF she offered me free rides to do sightseeing in the city and I am so thankful to meet her and have chances to explore more of the places nearby! Thank you Carol and wish you a merry xmas! hope to meet you soon!

    December 2012
  • We stayed at Carols for a startup interview. Staying at Carol's home was one of the best choices we made for the entire trip. It is a relaxing and restorative place.

    Carol is a wonderful person to sit and talk with.

    You would be lucky to stay with her, I highly recommend it.

    December 2012
  • Really enjoyed our stay. Carol was super friendly and we really enjoyed talking with her.

    December 2012
  • I had meetings to attend in the Bay and staying at Carol's place was much better than booking any hotel room nearby.

    Carol is very approachable, you can basically talk about any part of the world as she's been almost everywhere. Also you'll get to learn how to cook organic and eat healthy.

    The room is very quite and the bathroom is shared with the second guest room. Overall it's very clean and convenient.

    November 2012
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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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