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Silicon Valley Home...Private Bath
Silicon Valley Home...Private Bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

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)

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Hot tub

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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.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


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

1 night minimum stay

313 Reviews

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Urmila User Profile
September 2017
My stay was short and sweet! David was supremely kind, flexible, and communicative. The house is lovely, the backyard totally serene. The room was comfortable and quiet. Great for commuters who occasionally need to rest peacefully instead of driving. I will definitely return!

Susumu User Profile
September 2017
We had a totally hassle free stay. They were excellent hosts (friendly and helpful) and the house had an absolutely fabulous back yard.

Becca User Profile
September 2017
A perfect place to stay while on business. David and Kevin were fantastic hosts. The room and bathroom were well appointed and felt private. The backyard was truly amazing and was splendid place to relax in the evening and morning. David and Kevin's place embodies the ideal Airbnb experience.

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!!

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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