This place is a bird haven...1.5 k to SF Bay

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Clean, comfortable, casual place in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Super fast WiFi. Really comfy queen bed, desk. Just minutes walk to the train/ bus. Restaurants coffee sports bars walking distance. I provide a free Mtn bike and hybrid bike. I provide coffee, tea and snack bars. It's a great kitchen but sorry no frying foods. I require a facial photo in your profile. If you support Trump you'll be more comfortable elsewhere

The space

A bedroom or bedrooms available in comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, big modern kitchen, a great patio with just a 7 minute walk to the train/bus to SF and San Jose

This is a low key, accepting place. My plates and utensils do not always match. But no frying fish please

I'm located about 15k south of SFO airport where buses run regularly: $2.25

It is a very friendly and safe neighborhood and my key-less entry system adds security.

LGBT friendly. Disability and wheelchair accessible. Great secure doors and windows in a safe and clean neighborhood.

Modern forced air heating with smoke and CO detectors

Patio with charcoal grill, table and chairs...veggie garden, walk to local cafe/bar/sushi.

Highest speed Wi Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities and big kitchen for you cooks: Dishwasher, coffee makers, micowave, stove, oven, blender, juicer and more.

Queen beds throughout, travel books, maps and free bicycles available for your use, Parking available in a clean, safe neighborhood. Gym is available nearby

I mostly host techies but some tourists too, people from Kenya, Israel, Austria, Canada, Australia, Belgium (Lots of fun Belgians) Czech Republic, France, Japan, many from Hong Kong also India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Persia, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Colombia, Great Britain, Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, Switzerland and probably a few I've forgotten

Guest access

Guests have access to the house and laundry facility. Nice patio, living room, dining room, kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I enjoy interacting with my guests but that totally depends upon them and their comfort level

Other things to note

No frying food. I'm pretty particular about a clean kitchen. Light cooking is fine and the kitchen is closed at 9 PM and that means food is prepared, consumed and things cleaned by 9 PM

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: 15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 35
Security Deposit: 500
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Check in time is 2pm; check out is 11am but I'm flexible where possible.
You'll receive a 4 digit code for the key-less entry system
NO SMOKING indoors or out.
NO shoes on the carpets please. And no food/beverages in the bedrooms
Wi Fi network is fast. Code upon confirmed booking

Recycling and composting are important. Things like banana peels, egg shells and vegetable peels go into the little green plastic bin by the kitchen sink. If it fills up, just dump it behind the rear yard shed. Glass, plastic, paper drink cans etc to into the “Recycle" bin near the washer/dryer in garage.

The tap water here is amongst the best in the world, snow melt direct from Yosemite National Park. Bottled water is unnecessary.

There are three remote controls for the TV, cable box and DVD player. Funky TV: You must turn it on and off, mute and adjust volume AT THE SET (right side panel)

A computer printer is in the last kitchen cabinet on the left near the door to the patio if you need to print small documents, perhaps a boarding pass. Software disc too.

Please close the doors and windows when you leave the house and when furnace is on (thermostat opposite the front bathroom which runs manually)

On hot days the house stays much cooler with all of the blinds closed. There is no air conditioning

There's a cross bicycle in the garage (champagne colored) for your use. The lock combination is 20-33-1 Please wear a helmet that's nearby. I have a nice road racing bicycle that's available to experienced road riders at cost

There are extra towels and sheets in the hall closet between the two front bedrooms. Help yourself as I do not change linens during a guests stay.

There is a clothes washer and dryer in the garage with detergent etc. in the cabinet above the dryer. ABC Dry Cleaners is good and just two blocks away on Old County Rd at Holly Street.

Trash bags for the kitchen garbage can are in the bottom drawer just left of the stove. Toss full trash bags in the large green trash bin on north side of house.

I do not provide food or beverage but if you (email hidden), yogurt, fruit, cereal or coffee, please enjoy and drop a dollar or two in my $ jar on the kitchen counter.

Enjoy a BBQ! There's usually charcoal in the garage near the door to the patio, which is where you'll find the Weber kettle(URL HIDDEN)
Enjoy the kitchen and explore for spices, coffee maker, blender etc. But I expect the kitchen to be cleaned well after you use it. There's a spray bottle with ammonia and water under the kitchen sink which works great for the soiled counter and stove tops.

The microwave oven is in the last cabinet on the left. Dish washer soap under kitchen sink

I like to leave the porch light on until late evening/bed time as added security. You'll find the neighborhood very safe and friendly. Lock your car and do not leave valuables in plain sight.

Toss used wash cloths and towels in the clothes hampers

There's a Bose Sound Wave Radio in living room and CD's in the front hall closet.

You'll find some maps and tourist related info in the front hall closet

If I'm not staying here with you, please bring any newspapers and mail inside for me :)

There should be adequate toilet paper in each bathroom but check the front hall closet or shelf in the front bedroom for a supply.

An electric hair dryer is in the front bath cabinet

The bed in the master bedroom is a Sleep Number bed with a remote control nearby that adjusts

There's an auto inflating twin size air bed in the last kitchen cabinet on the left.

Please no fires in the wood burning stove without my explicit instructions/permission

If the plants indoor/outdoor look thirsty, please water them.

Questions? Just ask

Police or Fire Emergency call 9-1-1

Other emergency or urgent problem call my cell (phone number hidden). If I'm not available call Bob Bennett (phone number hidden)



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

87 Reviews

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Dudley User Profile
July 2017
Tim's place had everything you needed; he really thought of every little detail. His place is within walking distance of the Caltrain and downtown San Carlos. I felt very safe walking around at night and was able to get a very restful sleep there every night. His houseguests (aka other Airbnbers) were genuinely nice and there was a sense of camaraderie throughout the house. Seriously, it was as if I was at my own place--that is how comfortable I felt there. If in the area again, I certainly will stay with Tim again.

Colin User Profile
July 2017
Great clean place for anyone looking to crash near Redwood City.

Vivek User Profile
May 2017
Awesome for business travel, loved it! Tim is really helpful and has thought everything through!

Denis User Profile
April 2017
The location of the house is perfect - quiet residential district in a walking distance to San Carlos train station. Nice Laurel street is close by, where anybody can find a restaurant or bar to suit one's taste. Tim is a nice host, he keeps his house clean and tidy. I had great conversations with Tim. Tim offers a bicycle to use during your stay, I used it to commute to the office, that was a great added value to Tim's place. I would definitely recommend everybody to stay at Tim's place.

Vivek User Profile
March 2017
Amazing place, exceeded my expectations. Clean house, centrally located and Tim was an awesome host!!

Ken User Profile
March 2017
I had a great stay at Tim's place. Very clean and tidy, exceeded my expectations. The short walk to the Caltrain station was also very convenient.

Corvin User Profile
February 2017
I had a great stay at Tim's house. I rented a private bedroom with a shared bath. They were both clean; the whole house was clean. The kitchen was large, clean, and well stocked for my cooking needs. It was also nice to have Tim greet me most evenings when I returned. I enjoyed listening to his stories and he was genuinely interested in mine. I would return in the future.

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San Carlos, California, United StatesJoined in March 2011
Tim User ProfileTim is a superhost.

Fun-loving guy, into travel, cycling, food and wine.

I've hosted guests from all over the world on Airbnb, six continents and 40+ nations: techies hoping to make their millions in Silicon Valley and some fun tourists too.

I cook a little, especially on the grill and I love fish and pasta.

Hobbies include cycling, hiking, bird watching, travel, and ocean diving.

You should have a profile and picture to stay here. Tell me something about YOU...are you traveling for fun or business? Do you plan to be in my house working all day on the computer or getting up in the morning and exploring the Bay Area or heading for the office?

Afterall, this is my house and I need to know a little something about you.



Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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