About this listing
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!
The main house rule is there is no smoking.
You have 24/7 access with your key. Please be respectful if you are coming in late and appreciated if you turn off the lights.
There is no cleaning fee charge, so please leave the room in as good a condition as you found it, including any books or items you enjoyed while staying.
You have full kitchen access so please clean up what you use.
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.
Carol and her family were great! I was only there long enough to sleep (about 8 hours), but everything was exactly as promised and I was grateful as a first-time AirBnBer. I'm expecting to be back in town this summer and plan on checking the availability here first!
Carol was lovely and kind enough to accept my request to spend the night on short notice. The lavender in her front garden is gorgeous and she is a kind and friendly host. Especially loved having my choice of hard or soft pillow.
Walk Downtown Serene Organic Home 1 lives up to its description in the Airbnb listing. Our room was clean, roomy and quiet. It was semi-private, sharing a bathroom with another guest that was there part of the time. We had sufficient privacy. The beds (twins) were very comfortable. There was adequate closet and drawer space for two people. Our host, Carol, was gracious, friendly and very accommodating. The family has pets that are well trained and quiet. Organic Home 1 is on a quiet, residential street with easy street parking if a car is needed. Beehives for honey are in the backyard and we recommend buying a jar from the teenager of the house. It is the best natural honey we’ve tasted, a bonus on top of a delightful stay.
2nd time staying at Carol's place. Very easy communication, nice comfy bed and overall great stay.
Carol's hospitality is unsurpassed! Thanks again for another wonderful stay!
Carol's place is beautiful, cozy and clean! I couldn't have picked a better place to stay while looking for a place to live. She lives on a quiet suburban street very close to downtown Mountain View shops and restaurants. It was convenient to all of the highways and amenities. My favorite part was sitting outside on her garden patio where you can smell the flowers and lavender. She and her son also took great care of my cat, Fiona, while I was at work. I highly reccomend staying with them!
Carol was extremely welcoming. She was very open, friendly, and attentive. She is well traveled and is an excellent conversationalist.
The neighborhood is quiet, accessible, and safe. It's only a 10 minute walk from downtown Mountain View and all of the great restaurants there.
Her home is beautifully decorated with eclectic furniture and art from around the world. She has a beautiful garden in front of her home; while I didn't take the opportunity to utilize it, it certainly looked comfortable.
The private rooms were comfortable and clean. It has plenty of space to spread out a little bit. The restroom was also very clean. It was exactly what was advertised.
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About the Host, Carol
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.