Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Welcome! Our cottage is a private detached backyard studio, with separate entrance, in a very convenient Mountain View location. This light filled space includes a large room with queen size bed, desk and huge closets, a kitchenette and bathroom.

Backyard Cottage Near Downtown MV
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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Our cottage is a private detached backyard studio, with separate entrance, in a very convenient Mountain View location. This light filled space includes a large room with queen size bed, desk and huge closets. The corner kitchenette includes a sink, fridge, toaster, microwave and kettle, but there is no stove or oven. The cottage has its own spacious bathroom with skylight. French doors open out to a shared backyard with patio, lots of plants and vegetable garden. The space can accommodate up to two people. This is the perfect place to stay if you are in town for a conference, for work, or to visit the region.

We're a professional couple with kids, I'm from the area and my husband is from Europe. We love meeting people and will do what we can to help you have an enjoyable stay! On parle Francais aussi!

Guest Access

Guests have independent access to the cottage and can access the garage for laundry. Guests are also welcome to use the patio for hanging out or meals outside. Please note that the backyard is shared, but we are often out and always try to respect guests preferences in terms of noise and activity level.

Interaction with Guests

We live in the main house on the same property. While we are often out for work or other engagements, we are always available by phone or email to answer any questions. When we are home, guests are welcome to knock on our door if they need anything. Otherwise, we usually leave guests alone, but are always happy to chat and say hello.

The Neighborhood

Our home is on a quiet street, but convenient to all you need for a perfect stay. We are a 10 minute walk to downtown Mountain View, where there is a small grocery store, fantastic restaurants and cafes, a pool, library and performing arts center. On Sunday mornings, there is a fantastic farmer's market where you can sample California's famous produce. The market has been rated one of the best in the nation.

Getting Around

Also, it's a 20 minute walk to the Mountain View public transportation hub, where you can access Caltrain, VTA light rail and the bus. The Caltrain takes you directly to San Francisco or San Jose. We're a 30 minute drive to SJC and 45 minutes to SFO. If you’ll have a car, there is plenty of street parking. We are also a 10 minute drive to (website hidden) headquarters and other Silicon Valley companies. We're a 5-10 minute drive to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other stores.

Other Things to Note

Please note that there is no television in the cottage, but there is good wifi.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

We are happy to welcome you to our home, and hope you will respect a few general rules:

• We prefer if you remove your shoes while in the cottage.
• No smoking, no burning incense or candles.
• Please do not make loud noises after 9pm.
• Please inform us if you plan to have visitors, no overnight guests without prior permission.
• Please talk with us if you plan to check out anytime after 11am. We are usually flexible, but may have to prepare for the next guest.
• Before you leave, please wash all dirty dishes.
• Guests staying at least one week can use our washer and dryer, one load per week, maximum. Ask us for instructions.
• Overall, please use common sense.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit

4 nights minimum stay
Backyard Cottage Near Downtown MV
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Your Host



Mountain View, California, United States · Member since August 2012

Hi! I look forward to hosting you at our home. I'm from the Bay Area, and Pascal, my husband, is from Switzerland. We've got kids who are lots of fun. We love staying active and eating yummy food. When we can, we like to go hiking, biking and swimming. Both of us love to eat, especially Asian food and cheese, but not cheese on Asian food! Between the two of us, we've lived in quite a few countries, Pascal says of the places he has been, his favorite is Madagascar, and I don't have a favorite, but I especially loved Turkey and southern China. Airbnb didn't exist yet back when we went to those places. We're excited to meet people from anywhere! When hosting, we'll do everything we can to provide a clean and welcoming environment. We want to make sure that guests have what they need to be comfortable, but we probably won't be hanging out and getting into your business.

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Response rate: 100%(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

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