Private and peaceful room in an unbeatable location tucked away in a beautiful complex just a five minute walk from downtown and everything you need. Close to Caltrain, restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery stores, dance clubs, parks, and much more
This is the common living area. Everything you see here is just as much yours as it is ours. Feel free to hang out and enjoy the sunshine.
There is a ton of life in this area with a lot of opportunity to embrace, and yet this room is set in just the right spot to enjoy peace and quiet when you come home. The local area is full of people who are up to amazing things - from startup founders to software engineers, researchers, interns, managers/directors, and investors - there's a lot you can accomplish here, so we bring a Zen atmosphere to promote focus and relaxation for you to effectively evoke your intentions and fulfill your objectives.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS WITHIN 0-5 BLOCKS AWAY!
We like to keep things simple... we chose to live here because we love the fact that everything we need is right next to us:
• Caltrain station, VTA light rail station, and several bus route stations are just a block away. You can get anywhere in the Bay Area on foot.
• Grocery/produce store, laundromat, hair dressers, pizza parlor and Thai restaurant are directly across the street.
• Restaurants: Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Greek, Japanese, Sushi, Vietnamese, Pho, Indian, Pakistan, Korean restaurants and more are all within 2-5 blocks away.
• Superb Coffee shops, Lounges, Bubble-tea, Beer gardens, Sports bars, Latin Dance clubs and parks are all within 2-5 blocks away.
There is also plenty of parking space next to our complex available if you're bringing a car.
This is a single bedroom within a two bedroom unit on the second floor with a beautiful balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Your private bedroom comes with everything you see in the photos, including a meditation pad and lots of closet space. All common areas, including the bathroom is shared between us and thoroughly cleaned for each guest. We welcome open access to cook in the kitchen and we share all the utensils/appliances you need. You receive a fast 25 mbps secure internet connection for your communications (direct ethernet and wireless wifi available). The living room, dining area, balcony and all common living areas are yours to enjoy! We definitely welcome great conversation and dining together, feel free to ask us anything and talk with us anytime. We also understand if you have a busy agenda and need to take care of your endeavors in solitude - we respect this either way.
I'm a software professional whose worked for several of the large companies in the Bay Area, including Amazon, Hewlett-Packard/Palm, Intel Corporation, and more. I have an incredible wife who lives with me. We both reside in the other bedroom within the unit and enjoy meeting people through Airbnb. Our hobbies include Cooking, Zen Mediation, Crossfit, Acroyoga, Hiking and Dancing. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting guests from all over the world and have immensely enjoyed meeting them and connecting them with friends who are researchers, startup founders, software engineers, designers, artists, tinkerers and investors. It makes for great fun and great karma.
If you are building or designing a new product or service, writing a research paper or book, checking out startups or meeting with investors and partners, making a film, composing music or art, visiting local family or just touring the heart of Silicon Valley to explore the most collaborative science and tech hub in the world, welcome to our home!
If what you've read so far vibes with you, definitely respond to this listing. We hope for you to be our next guest.
Interaction with Guests
This is Silicon Valley and we understand guests have their own agenda. We're here when you need us. Many guests want more one-on-one time with us and this is okay - if this is your case, don't hesitate to reach out to me for one-on-one time. From local information about finding a new place to live, to academics to entrepreneurs to investors to customers to developers, consultants, vendors, suppliers... etc - I have many ways to connect you with many contacts and methods of finding your way in the high-tech industry, just reach out to me via call/text or email to set up a time while you're around and let's see what we can do.
• Common courtesy, consideration for others and a good sense of humor are always a good idea.
• You’ll have access to the kitchen and the dining area. Just coordinate with us and please clean up after yourself and keep things the way you found them.
• Please be mindful of picking up after yourself.
• Longer term guests please use one set of bed linens and bath towel, and wash them with your own load of laundry.
• No smoking inside or around the unit or on the balcony.
• Quiet hours Sunday through Thursday are between 10:45 pm and 8 am for your consideration as well as other housemates - please no loud music or calls that might disturb others during this time. Friday and Saturday quiet hours start at 12 am.
• During their stay, guests are responsible for the cleanliness of their own room.
• Upon booking the unit, Airbnb will send you a "House Manual" which includes short and simple instructions on how to access the unit. It is required to read this manual, it will give valuable information on how to access the room and use the internet. For example, you can access the unit at anytime whether we're at home or not - when you check in, there is a locked box with your key inside and the code is inside this manual.
I had a great stay at the zen pad! My schedule was too busy to allow me to experience the full extent of their hospitality, but even as a quiet place to crash after work, it was great. Would stay again :)
The experience at Jason and Carolina's place is beyond words. The stay is wonder, comfortable and I feel just like home. The people (they two) are so nice. They always move from the living room to their own room when I came back even if Jason is working. There is no need at all, since I am busy in and out, anyway. Carolina is very nice and considerate. She even bought a new bottle of honey just for my convenience. Jason is a true zen person. It was such an open-eye experience to talk to him about meditation. Also the yoga on Wednesday night was great. So was the after-dinner party where I met a lot of interesting people. Jason and Carolina really makes effort to take care of everyone.
It's been great experience staying at Carolina and Jason's apartment. Jason himself is a very interesting person and has been extremely helpful from the start, giving me a lot of local advice and even putting me in contact w his relevant connections. The apartment is extremely clean, tidy and well decorated. Very convenient location 5 minutes to Main shopping and dining Street in mountain view. A lot of parking space. Strongly recommend it. Will definitely stay again.
Jason and his wife were incredibly accommodating and responsive, even before we arrived. Our flight ended up arriving later than we planned, but Jason stayed up to ensure we found his place safely. The bed was VERY comfortable and little personal touches like our own water bottles and snacks upon arrival were so appreciated. From the brief conversations we had, Jason seems to be well integrated into the startup community and a passionate connector. A great host and my husband and I would certainly book here again!
I enjoyed my stay at the Zen Pad tremendously: clean, comfortable, and tasteful. Jason and Carolina were wonderful hosts.
Jason was very warm and made us feel at home. The room was thoughtfully decorated regarding the needs of guests. The neighborhood was great, lots of cafes, good ethnic food, book stores and boutiques. I would highly recommend staying at teh Zen Pad.
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Software professional, writer, artist, and wannabe philosopher-psychologist-comic. I've worked for several tech companies in the Bay Area, including Amazon, Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard (Palm), and CA Technologies with over 13 patent applications in the industry. Innovation is thriving out here! I now work on my own business endeavors and it's great to be in the Bay Area. In the photo with me is my incredible wife and together we enjoy setting up environments on Airbnb. Our hobbies and interests include Latin Dancing, Cooking, Acro Yoga, Zen Meditation, and much more.
FLOW HOUSE is a network of homes that provide temporary housing for travelers from all over the world coming to the San Francisco Bay Area with a mission to succeed in the high-tech industry. We offer both, private rooms in shared homes and entire places. FLOW HOUSE provides livings spaces that promote focus and relaxation for our guests to effectively evoke their intentions and fulfill their objectives while here in the Bay Area.
Booking with us you'll have the opportunity of joining gatherings where you can meet other travelers and locals in the high-tech industry. You may also meet our cleaning lady, my wife or myself, as we'll be available for you when you need us. We have a total of 12 listings with spaces located in Mountain View and Sunnyvale - if you can’t find the dates you are looking for try searching in other listings. Rooms are first come first serve depending on availability on arrival day.