Front of the house
Red front door

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

Hello. Thank you for looking at my listing.

This is a fully furnished large bedrooms available in my newly remodeled 1900+ sq ft home in San Mateo, CA. (There's another listing for the other bedroom on this site. I have to make two separate listings because the calendar can only show availability for one listing each.) The house is in a residential neighborhood with ample parking, 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco. It's about 15-20 minutes drive to SF border, or you can take the bus to Millbrae BART station or walk to the San Mateo or Burlingame CalTrain stations to get to SF, or south bound to Mountain View or Palo Alto. For those days/nights when you want to explore the suburbs, nearby within two miles are downtown Burlingame and downtown San Mateo with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. A little more south are Palo Alto and Silicon Valley. I am also two blocks from the bay trail where you can go for a run or a bike ride for miles and miles. It is absolutely beautiful and will lighten your spirit. San Mateo is below the fog line so you are almost always guaranteed to see the sun in the summer and most of winter, which is more than you can say about SF.

Both bedrooms have new and comfortable queen size beds and private entrances. As you can see from the pictures, the entire house is flooded with light. There is wi-fi through out the house. The two rooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom that is professionally cleaned by my cleaning service every other week. The bathroom is new and with shower over tub. Towels and linens are available for your convenience. For those guests who are staying for more than a week, washer and dryer are also available for your use. Rentals include all utilities, laundry and wi-fi.

If you are interested in booking a room but the calendar shows it is unavailable, please check my other listing. The other room may be available.

I frequently travel on business so you may have the whole house to yourself for the entire or part of your stay. I have an indoor cat and a toy poodle dog but the house is immaculate as I have a cleaning service every other week. The cat stays home while the dog goes to a sitter when I travel.

While I welcome tourists and travelers, my house is also perfect as short term rentals for those students who are doing internships in San Mateo, Foster City, Palo Alto or Mountain View. I have had interns from Visa, Sony, EA, Palo Alto Medical Center and Stanford.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns that I have not addressed here. I hope you will come and stay with Lulu (dog) and Titi (cat) and me as we love our clean, spacious and beautiful home. But if not, we still wish you a memorable visit to the beautiful and magical Bay Area.

Guest access

All common area, including my beautifully landscape back yard. No cooking in the kitchen though.

Interaction with guests

The two rooms are in the back of the house and are separated from the living room, kitchen and my bedroom by the kitchen and pantry. As you have your own private entrance, you don't have to see me if you don't want to. But on the other hand, I'm avail to hang out and chat if you'd like. I cook often when I'm home and not traveling. If you're open to it, you'll likely be invited to sit down to dinner with me and my friends from time to time.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 50 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 50
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Absolutely no smoking inside or outside the house please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Rajeev User Profile
September 2016
Nice place !

John User Profile
May 2016
Thi is a warm and welcoming host. She often invites her guests to join her family for dinner (she is an excellent cook). Her home is well maintained and it has a side patio for sunny days. A good coffee shop and taqueria are a block away. Downtown San Mateo is a short drive away (or you can walk) and access to the 101 is easy. The room is comfortable and has everything one might need for a short or longer term stay.

Udae User Profile
April 2016
Housing in the bay is just insane, and moving here for the first time proves to be a daunting prospect for anyone. Thi’s house is an oasis of calm in those dark and murky waters… her place is like home, and you feel that way from the moment you arrive. Here’s the breakdown: •The Location 20-30 minutes from being anywhere in the Bay (be it downtown San Fran or Palo Alto), right next to the highway, Cal-train station, and airport… yet at the same time feels completely insulated from the hustle-and-bustle of the outside world. •The Neighborhood Charming, quite, and safe. A stone throw’s away from one of the most beautiful ocean-front parks in the area. Would go for walks daily with beautiful vistas of the city in the horizon. Close to Kingston Café and Taqueria Palenque (insanely delicious sandwich & burrito joints). •The House Beautiful, feels newly remodeled and spread so that your room is very much “your own space”. At the same time, the common areas (living room and kitchen) always keep a very warm and inviting atmosphere. •The Room Couldn’t have been more perfect. Roomy, comfortable bed, desk, fridge… exactly what was needed. •The Host The best part! Thi and her partner Jim basically become your awesome surrogate aunt and uncle, striking the perfect balance between “letting you do your own thing”, and making sure your taken care of… it wasn’t uncommon to get invited to their dinner table for a delicious home cooked meal, swapping stories and sharing laughs. (protip: Jim is a realtor, and has tons of great pointers on finding housing in the area) Would rate this place six stars if I could. Thanks Thi!

Krystyna User Profile
November 2015
I just loved staying at This's house. The neighborhood is quiet and is closely located to the bay and it's trails. The house is spacious and super clean. The hostess is very welcoming and friendly, she made me fell like I was staying home with my family. I'd definately stay there again!

Andrew User Profile
September 2015
Thi was a great host and handled the entire process efficiently and smoothly. She was very friendly and helpful the whole time

Dana User Profile
August 2015
Thi is THE BEST. I'm so glad that my first American experience was with her. She's very kind, very generous, and very helpful! Thi is very resourceful, and she has excellent knowledge about the Bay Area. The listing is actually even more charming than the pictures display; it is very cozy, comfortable, and spacious. It was also very clean with great lighting. The neighborhood is very safe and secure. I really enjoyed my stay and wished I could stay longer!

Ed User Profile
July 2015
Thi was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had. The room was as promised and very comfortable along with being in a great location. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay.

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San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in August 2010
Thi User Profile

Hi. I'm a professional woman, working as a lawyer in San Francisco. I have two spare bedrooms on offer in my beautiful and clean home in San Mateo, twenty minutes from San Francisco and equal distance to Silicon Valley. I travel on business at least once a month and stay in very nice luxurious hotels, but when I travel for fun, I like to have the "home feel". I have had great experiences with Airbnb so far, both as a host and as a guest.

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