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Silicon Valley Home...Private Bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bed
1 bath
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We have a two-bedroom, two-bath home on the Redwood City/Menlo Park border, and we're renting the guest bedroom with its own private bathroom. Our home has convenient access to Highway 101, and it's just 10 minutes to Palo Alto. San Francisco, San Jose, and the coast are about 30 minutes away. During high traffic times, however, those travel times can easily double or more.

The house has a beautiful back yard with koi pond, redwood trees, a dozen fruit trees, relaxing sitting areas, and a hot tub. The bedroom has a wood floor, queen bed, dresser, television, desk, and plenty of closet space. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, and the washer and dryer are at your disposal.

Our kitchen was remodeled in January, 2015. Guests are still allowed use of the refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and toaster. Since the kitchen is brand new (and I'm a little anxious about keeping it looking brand new!), we're asking guests to refrain from cooking on the stove or in the oven.

Across the street, our shopping center has made great improvements over the past couple years. There are restaurants ranging from Chinese and Mexican to sandwiches and a brewery, along with a mom and pop bakery/ice cream shop. Of course, there is the ubiquitous Starbucks. A large yoga studio was recently added, and guests have raved about it. In addition to other services, the center also has a handy grocery store, now undergoing terrific upgrades, to suit your needs.

For those who have a car, there is plenty of driveway or street parking with no time limitations. For those relying on mass transit, the house sits midway between the Redwood City and Menlo Park Caltrain stations. Caltrain is a comfortable and convenient way to travel most Peninsula towns from San Jose to San Francisco. The train drops San Francisco passengers off right on the waterfront just outside of downtown. Samtrans, the county bus system with service to Caltrain stations and to San Francisco, stops just a block from our house.

In January, 2014, we adopted a two year old cat from the shelter. He's adjusted very well to his new digs. He's very friendly, but if you have issues with kitties, you might want to take Pete, the cat, into account.

Guest access

-private bedroom and bath
-back yard and its many sitting areas
-front living room (which we very rarely use) and dining room
-washer and dryer
-limited kitchen use (microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee pot-no stove or oven use, please)


Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Prices
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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)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Pretty simple-follow the Golden Rule, and we'll do the same. No smoking inside the house, please.

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Cat(s) live in the house

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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

308 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
September 2017
My rating of "about as expected" is because I have stayed with Kevin and David many times before it has always been consistently good. Check out my other reviews for more details but suffice it to say that I would certainly recommend their place and my frequent re-visits are testament to this.

Marissa User Profile
September 2017
This was my first Airbnb booking, so I did not really know what to expect. David was beyond patient with me and the minutiae of my questions. I found he and Kevin to be beyond accommodating of my wacky work schedule, check in time, and incredibly considerate of the fact I was sleeping in the morning when they themselves had to leave for work. Their home is impeccably clean and welcoming. I loved their decor and the fun quirkiness of the little touches (coasters and books in the guest room) as well as the verbiage on the notes in the guest bath. The guest room itself was well appointed and it was more comfortable than I ever could have expected, as well as the fact they provided a couple basic toiletries. David offered to leave me a pot of coffee in the morning showed such a high level of hospitality overall! I cannot rave enough, and should the need ever arise for me to need to stay in the area again, I would book with David and Kevin without hesitation.

Darren User Profile
September 2017
David's place is an oasis. It's immaculately clean, has very comfortable bedding, and boasts a private bathroom. David and Kevin are friendly hosts who know the area well. Pete is the coolest cat I've met in a long time. We had a wonderful time. This place is an amazing value and is close to so much - there are restaurants, coffee, and a brewery right across the street!

Peter User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home and yard. Gracious and professional host. Among the best of Airbnb. Would stay there again.

Laura User Profile
August 2017
David was very prompt in his communication! House is located on a fairly busy street, but nice and quiet inside. Backyard is huge and beautifully sculpted, feels like a secluded oasis. Housecat, Pete, is very friendly :) Would definitely recommend!!

Kegan User Profile
August 2017
This is a great place to stay, especially if you're in town to be seen at the Stanford medical clinic. It was a 5 minute drive, keeping you clear of the rush hour traffic jams on 101. The house is spotless and the backyard is a work of art. While the location is just across the street from several places to eat, once you step into the backyard it's hard to believe you're anywhere but in an ancient, secluded Japanese zen garden. The hosts are accommodating and very happy to help you find the best restaurants in the area. The room is private and quiet. We would happily stay again should the opportunity arise. 5 stars all around!

Lynne User Profile
August 2017
David & Kevin have the most beautiful yard you can imagine. This is particulary amazing in the Bay Area, where land is so pricey! They are very gracious hosts, and Pete D. Cat is as friendly as can be. Pete does have a plastic fixation, so please be careful about leaving plastic bags and rubber bands and such around–we have a cat with a similar problem, so we relate :-). The house is gorgeous and clean. Wifi is fast. All amenities we needed were readily available. The house is close to Stanford, and for access to other areas of the Peninsula you are right next to 101 for easy access! Despite the proximity to 101, the house is quiet. The bedroom is small, but unless you plan to spend a lot of time in bed, hardly matters. The yard is where you'll want to to hang out. We didn't try the hot tub, but it is inviting... Starbucks is literally across the street! There's also a market across the street, but we didn't visit it. Highly recommended.

Redwood City, California, United StatesJoined in April 2011
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

My husband and I are both elementary school teachers, which gives us the opportunity to travel fairly extensively.

During our stays at B+Bs, the thought often wanders to owning one of our own. That might be a good retirement dream, but for now, we can open our home to others.

We've owned our place for fourteen years. The home looks like a typical suburban house from the front, but a walk through the back reveals what convinced us to buy it; it's a bit of an urban oasis from a hectic life.

Our city's motto is, "Climate Best by Government Test". Although it might not be the most romantic sounding motto, it gives an idea of why we decided to stay in the area after moving from the East Coast. Mild, sunny days greet us for most of the year.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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