New House with 2 Aquarium Tickets!!

House - Private room · Padova Dr, Salinas, CA 93905, United States

Guests receive a spacious room, comfortable bed, friendly hosting and free parking. Also please ask us about free aquarium tickets (a value of $80). One night is possible but priority is given to guests who book at least two nights.

The Space

THE HOUSE:(Chinese version is available toward the bottom 以下有中文版介绍)
Built in 2012, this brand new house is a two-storied building (3150 sq. ft) that has all a new and big house has: clean, bright, fresh, spacious and well designed to suit the comfort of modern life. In addition, the house is equipped with water filtering system that makes the water pure, soft and safe.

Guest Access

When you are here, you get a spacious and super quiet room, a clean and comfort queen size bed with high quality linens, a shared bathroom. All towels, shampoo, body wash and toiletry are provided in the bathroom. A cable TV with Dish net work for you to use and WiFi for internet access, a desk and chair.The bedroom is ideal for single or couple, but is also good for small families. Kid(s) who share a bed with parents will not be charged. If you have more people and would like to book more rooms in the same house, please ask as we have other rooms available to accommodate more people.
Brief BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED with coffee,bread and peanut butter. But if you pay $5, you will get a rich breakfast served on the table, and you will eat like a king. Please ask for details when you book the room.
Usually we let guests who stay here for over two nights use laundry for one time. But there is a limited use of the kitchen stove and oven. You can use our toaster and microwave.
Please no pets, no smoke and no drug in the house.
What's more, when you book two nights with us, you will get two free Monterey Aquarium tickets, a value of $80!! (First come, first served). You are eligible to get 1 free ticket if you book one night (please contact us for availability.

Interaction with Guests

I am a professor teaching Chinese at Defense Language Institute and my wife is a professional house wife. We love people and love to make friends with people from all over the world.
We guarantee to provide excellent customized services and make you feel like staying in your own home.
Enjoy your stay with us.
PLEASE BOOK EARLY!

The Neighborhood

The house is surrounded by mountains on the north and the east and a big park is right in the front. Free parking on the street, drive way and even in our garage.
The house is sitting in an extremely quiet,friendly and safe neighborhood.

Getting around

Our house is economically located in a place where you can come and enjoy all that Monterey Bay has to offer from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Cannery Row, Fishman’s Wharf, whale watching, wine tasting in Carmel Valley, fishing, cycling,kayaking or walk along one of the many beaches are with 20 miles.
Our house is located in a convenient place where you find supermarkets, shopping centers and bus stops close by within walking distance. Monterey Salinas Transit Center, Steinbeck Center, and railway station is about 4 miles away, which is accessible by taking buses. Freeway 101 is 4 minutes away and it is an ideal place to stop to or from Los Angeles. Gilroy Outlet Malls are 30 minutes drive on North 101 and Hearst Castle is about 2 hours and half down on South 101. Five miles from the house is Highway 68 whereby you can reach Toro Park (6 miles), Laguna Seca Race Track (14 miles), and Monterey City (20 miles). Hwy 1 and Marina Beach is 13 miles on the West.
We are in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. Right in front of the house is a big grass covered park with playgrounds, basketball, baseball and soccer sports fields.

Other Things to Note

The weather here is beautiful year round, and usually a few degrees warmer and less foggy than immediately on the coast.
Below is Chinese translation:
我们的住处属于蒙特雷湾区Menterey Bay。蒙特雷海湾凉爽的气候和优美的风景令无数游人流连忘返,乐不思归。这里曾经有画家张大千的国外故居之一(参见《访张大千加州故居》--吴晓铃 《人民日报》 1987/04/25)这里也是诺贝尔获奖者斯坦贝克的故乡。斯坦贝克笔下《罐头厂街》(Cannery Row)的那条同名街就在蒙特雷市闻名全美的水族馆前边,还有《愤怒的葡萄》(The Grapes of Wrath)和《人鼠之间》(Of Mice and Men)的田野上奔跑着现代化的农机。这两部小说都拍成了电影,小说和电影的背景就是我们这儿的城市萨利娜市Salinas周围。这里也有诗人罗宾逊•翟弗尔斯(1887-1962)的石塔故居。此外,17英里风景线,卡迈尔高尔夫场,卡迈尔酿酒庄园,赫斯特古堡,美丽的海边一号公路以及路边旁的沙滩瀑布,渔人码头,还有海狮、海象、海豹、鲸鱼、鸟岛等奇特景观数不胜数。这里一年四季都适合旅游,夏天是超级的避暑圣地,冬天便是春暖花开的乐园。超一流的人文和自然景观是这里吸引全世界游人的主要原因。作为居住在这里的中国人,我们很高兴能有机会为我们同胞服务。除了提供住宿,我们还可以为大陆及台湾讲汉语的游客提供接机翻译导游和交通运输等特殊服务。另外,我們還免費提供價值80美元的水族館票(先來先得,定兩天以上者優先)。建议最佳游玩时间:两天。

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had such an amazing stay :-) The House is so nice and clean ..in our room we felt like in a Hotel :-) Thank you so much!!! Lisa and Sandra

    March 2014
  • Henry's house is just as described. It is beautiful, new and clean. They provided us privacy and offered us great hospitality. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • Henry and Holly greeted us warmly and made sure we were comfortable and happy for the eve. The bed was amazing and the whole place was so clean! We were up and out early but there was plenty of coffee and food choices. I would love to stay there again!

    March 2014
  • My partner and I wanted to spend a weekend away from San Francisco and found Henry and Holly's house in Salinas. It was our first time using Airbnb so we were a bit nervous, but Henry and Holly helped us feel right at home. Their house is spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. We had a lot of privacy and space for ourselves, and had access to the kitchen for light cooking and snacking.
    On our first day we went to the Monterey Aquarium (tickets courtesy of Henry and Holly), and spent the second day hiking around Carmel. Both places are about 30min away from Salinas.
    We loved our weekend stay and highly recommend Henry and Holly!

    February 2014
  • Henry was a wonderful host. He made sure I had directions to the place and the home was nice, clean, organized, and room had nice lighting and a comfortable bed. I would recommend to others

    February 2014
  • We had a pleasant time during our stay with Henry (unfortunately Holly was away) Their home is on the outskirts of Salinas, yet very easy to find and get to. Henry was an outstanding host, very personable, just the sort of person we'd assume we would meet through Airbnb. Our room was very nice, and the use of the kitchen and breakfast was much appreciated. The tickets to the aquarium was what attracted us to the listing in the first place, definitely a bonus. We would definitely recommend this listing to everyone!

    January 2014
  • Henry and Holly have a very nice clean new home and the room was very cozy with a tempurpedic like bed :)

    January 2014
  • Henry was very friendly and hospitable. The house is really nice, in a neighbohood development. Everything was neat, clean, and very comfortable. I almost felt like I was staying in a hotel. Overall great experience.

    January 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay at the home of Henry and Holly Tan. The home is clean, spacious and comfortably furnished. I had a room with private bathroom. I got a good night's sleep. Holly was away visiting family so Henry was the sole host. He is a thoughtful and generous host, also an open and interesting person to talk with. I highly recommend their home.

    January 2014
  • Henry was welcoming and friendly. Room and bathroom were immaculate, bed comfy! Ideal for the quiet night we were looking for.

    December 2013
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I am a professor teaching Chinese at Defense Language Institute. I am 54 years old. Married. I am Chinese and I got my PhD in Indiana University. I love, Tai Chi, zen meditation, hiking, and literature. My wife Holly Wu was a professional dancer and singer and now sh is a professional house worker who loves cooking and maintaining the house. We both love people who bring with them cultures from all over the places in the world.
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