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.
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 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|
|Extra people:||$30 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$650 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1990 /month|
Nice quiet neighbourhood, lovely host & charming place ... a great place to stay!
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!
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!
All the positive reviews are true. Carol and her place are fantastic. Highly recommended.
I was in town for a brief evening with my 4 year old daughter and Carol's home was perfect. The location was great and it was exactly what I expected and needed, an inviting host and REALLY comfortable bed! :)
Carol is just lovely, and the home is so quiet and peaceful... yet just a 10 minute walk from Castro/500. I especially loved waking up to a friendly cat greeting me outside the bedroom door.
Carol is a warm and welcoming host, quick to make a comforting cup of tea and make one feel right at home. Her place is equally warm, with eclectic furnishings and decorations from her many travels. I personally loved the quality of light entering the space through the canopy of trees on her quiet, residential street, and bouncing off of her hardwood floors and bright walls. My room and the bathroom were clean, the mattress and pillows were comfortable, and the wifi was fast. I would recommend Carol's place to a friend.
I had a great time staying with Carol and Kai at their home in Mountain View.
All the reviews are certainly true; Carol was an incredibly kind and welcoming host who definitely went over and above the call of duty to ensure that I had a good stay. You will find everything as described in the listing.
The house is very well located if you're in town to visit the various technology companies in Mountain View - I was able to walk to (website hidden), Khan Academy and YCombinator easily for meetings.
A really positive experience all round - thanks!
The house is really clean and nice. My son likes it so much. We love Carol and his great son. Looking forward to living Carol's house in future.
We were in town for a wedding near Stanford and stayed two nights. Carol was very friendly and accommodating. Her house is warm and cozy. It was perfect a place for us to stay.
We also enjoyed spending time with her cats.