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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

If this room with the queen bed is booked, there is a second room with a king bed.
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 our quiet, private, bedrooms one with a queen bed. The 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 and 1 year old Tibetan Terrier that has hair so hypoallergenic. Organic bathroom soaps and shampoos and cleaning items provided. Ironing board and iron, hairdryer etc.

If you are more than two people, 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.

Looking forward to meeting and hosting you!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $100 / night
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House Rules
No smoking

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

200 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
May 2017
Staying with Carol was a wonderful experience! Her home is on a quiet street within walking distance of downtown Mountain View and is a welcome retreat at the end of the day. The gardens are a beautiful place to relax and room is quiet and cozy. As soon as I arrived I felt very welcome and comfortable. Carol is so easy to talk to and full of interesting stories and experiences. I've stayed in other AirBnBs, but this one of the best!

Renee User Profile
May 2017
Carol is very sweet, helpful, and accommodating! She communicates often and clearly. Her garden is beautiful! I enjoyed working on my laptop at the table and chairs, surrounded by plants and flowers. She also was happy to let me have a late check out which was very helpful given my schedule.

KaCee User Profile
April 2017
Carol was so amazing and so welcoming! My stay was brief, but it was still wonderful :)

Lotta User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place, very friendly atmosphere, good location for anyone visiting Stanford University.

Elizabeth Joy User Profile
April 2017
I had a wonderful stay at Carol's house. It was really comfortable, clean and I loved her decor from around the world and her personal travels. I smelled spring in her garden as the flowers were blooming! She was most accommodating for my Havanese and he loved her yard and gardens as well. Thanks for a great visit to Mtn View!

Super User Profile
March 2017
Carol's place is not only clean, accessible and inviting, its inspiring in so many ways, if not the ambiance then its the life long of history and culture, make sure you dont miss the wonderful books library when you are there.

Andrew User Profile
March 2017
Had a great stay at Carol's home. She is so welcoming and friendly. Her house is really lovely with great character and a positive energy. The house is also within walking distance to downtown Mountain View. Will definitely stay again when I come back to Mountain View.

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Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.

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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