About this listing
This bedroom is very private, with full windows on 3 sides and a quaint private bathroom. Queen sized bed. You'll want to stay up all night just looking out over the Bay--you can see from Oakland to the Dumbarton Bridge. The sunrises can be epic!
The house was built in 1929 as a summer home for people in SF. It has been added onto over the years to become a lovely residence sitting in a great park-like setting of 1.2 acres.
We are convenient to 280 and 101, just up the hill from Redwood City and fairly close to Stanford University in Palo Alto. 1/2 hr from San Francisco or San Jose.
With advance notice I can turn on the hot tub. It's right outside the bedroom door. For your lazing pleasure there are adirondack chairs under the redwood trees. A peaceful grotto!
You will probably need to have your own car, however taxi service is available. Full use of kitchen and other common areas allowed. There is NO smoking allowed AT ALL.
Just a mile from the house is a coffee place, a couple of restaurants, nail/hair/workout places and gasoline/car repair and dry cleaners. Good running/walking trails nearby.
Guests have full access to all common areas--garden, patio, living and dining areas, kitchen use too.
Interaction with Guests
My interaction with you is all up to you! There may be other guests too and I find most everyone to be fascinating and wonderful.
It is a couple of miles to downtown but feels as if we are in the country. You could walk one mile down hill (and 1 mile back UP hill) to find a couple of restaurants and a coffee place.
Other Things to Note
Note that I have 4 rooms that could be occupied at any given time and the people staying here are always fabulous. If you like dogs, this is a wonderful home. My dogs are super friendly and well behaved. Many people have returned because they love my pets!
Follow the golden rule. Clean up after yourself and don't make too much noise late at night. There is coffee/tea available to you. Great conversations if you'd like, or just privacy in your own space.
Cath is a friendly and generous host. I booked this room for my Mom for a short 1 night stay. She welcomed us despite our 9:30pm check-in.
My Mom commented on the comfortable bed and pillows. She has high standards. The re can be as many as four boarders at the house, but only 2 others were there and only one person showed up in the morning. She immediately connected with my Mom. In short, interesting and friendly people staying here.
The views of the Bay Area are amazing. And if you're a dog lover you will be very happy with Cath. My Mom would stay there again (per her comment).
Listing just as described-great views and access to the house. We utilized the ironing board, coffee maker and outdoor areas to enjoy our coffee with. There were stairs down from the parking area to the house to be aware of, but that's how you get the great view :) We happen to hit the area during a heat spell, but the many windows helped keep things cool.
Cath was amazing, the room was lovely. Everything was provided for.
I had a wonderful stay at Views Galore with Cath Fraser. From the moment I arrived till my departure a week later, I felt very welcome and "part of the family", whether it was Cathy and her son, or other Airbnb house guests. The room is very comfortable, views are stunning and the location is great - especially if you like walking and exploring. I am moving to this area, and Cath was very helpful and knowledgeable with tips, ideas and facts about the Peninsula. A big thank you to Cath for your warm hospitality, great coffee and good talks.
Cath's place was wonderful and one of the nicest air bnbs we have visited thus far. It's situated high on the hills of redwood city and has excellent views. It really does feel like you are in a tree house but with the comfort of a home setting. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Cath as she was out of town but she was available for the late night questions I had, which was very helpful. I loved her 2 dogs who were very sweet and quiet. Her garden was also very beautiful and we saw that there was a jacuzzi outside our room that we wish we could have tried! It's a great location for a great price, we couldn't ask for more!
Staying here is like joining an extended family :-) The Views Galore has views galore, with some prime plane-spotting and hummingbird-watching thrown in. I enjoyed the conversation with Cath and the other guests, as well as the bonus easter eggs. Awesome experience all over.
It was our second time staying with Cath. And as before we had a really pleasant experience. She is a great host.
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About the Host, Cath
The house is perched atop 1.2 acres with an amazing unobstructed view stretching from Oakland to the Dumbarton Bridge. My garden was even more lovely before the drought and my dogs have the run of the place. There are 4 rooms available here--2 with private bathrooms, 2 others share a bathroom. All very comfy. This a casual environment--lots of snacks and great coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Also a lot of places to wander and take a moment to yourself and relax.
Please consider me an excellent resource for the area, as I've lived here for over 20 yrs. and am well connected. I love all sorts of food (especially Mexican and Indian) enjoy music and am a HUGE fan of the Monkee's (so don't hold that against me). Born in Oklahoma yet well travelled and have lived abroad as well. NEWS FLASH!!: Like my FB page! Fraser's Perch would love your visit--upload your photos and join the fun at any of our events. Welcome! I look forward to your stay.