Silicon Valley home-private bath

House - Private room · Florence St, Redwood City, CA 94063, United States

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, 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 newly refinished wood floor, queen bed, dresser, television, desk, and plenty of closet space. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi. The kitchen is available for prepping light meals, and the washer and dryer are at your disposal.

Across the street, the shopping center has restaurants ranging from Chinese and Mexican to pizza and sandwiches, along with a mom and pop bakery/ice cream shop. Of course, there is the ubiquitous Starbucks. In addition to other services, the center also has a handy grocery store 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 San Francisco, stops just a block from our house.

In January, we adopted a two year old cat from the shelter. So far, he's adjusting very well to his
new digs. He's not allowed in the guest bedroom but if you have issues with kitties, you might want to take Pete, the cat, into account.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • David and Kevin really have this airbnb thing down! We love staying with them in Redwood City in their peaceful retreat. This second stay felt like visiting friends. Pete the Cat was a very well-behaved feline and super friendly to us cat fans.

    April 2014
  • David and Kevin are the ideals hosts and then some. Not only did they provide a fountain of knowledge of the SF area, but they also shared with us their balanced perspective of 25+ years through the lens of Northeast/Easct-Coast ex-pats. This was very much appreciated by my girlfriend and I as we were exploring SF / Silicon Valley and trying to identify the area that's right for us. The house was amazing and extremely comfortable. My favorite aspects were: Pete the friendly and curious cat, the hot-tub, the coy fish in the pond that we got to feed, the lemon trees which provided us with shots of lemon juice in the morning and most importantly the extreme cleanliness of the house. Look no further and book here if it is available!

    April 2014
  • I was only there one night, but the house was spotless, the guys were very welcoming and accommodating with my last minute request, and the yard is amaaaaaazing. My short time there was very comfortable. I like cats, but non-cat people should be aware that Pete is very friendly and inquisitive :)

    March 2014
  • great place, conveniently located.

    March 2014
  • David is truly an Airbnb "superhost" and his place is absolutely charming. Everything about our experience was easy and enjoyable -- from communications at the outset, to our entire stay. The back yard, coi pond and redwood tree are incredible! Pete the cat was a nice addition too.

    We would highly recommend this place, and hosts don't get any better than David. Thanks for a wonderful visit!

    March 2014
  • David and Kevin are the coolest hosts I've come across on Airbnb! They are warm, kind hearted and super friendly gents who will make sure your stay is perfect. The garden is a paradise in itself. I tried to make the most out of my time at there. Their pet cat is adorable too! I would highly recommend their pad. I hope to stay with them again soon!

    March 2014
  • Very nice experience. Kevin and David are terrific hosts and we enjoyed our conversations with them. Fresh brewed coffee in the morning with a danish.
    I was surprised they had a cat, but fortunately we love cats. The home is located adjacent to other homes on both sides. The road is busy and there is a small shopping area across the street. However, our room was very quiet and comfortable. The house is well kept and the back yard is lovely. My wife and I would stay again.

    February 2014
  • It is a wonderful place, this is my first airBnB experience and it is so great. also my wife and I both like the lovely kitty:)

    February 2014
  • We had really wonderful time with David, Kevin and Pete. They are really very nice host and recommended us a lot of place for visiting. Pete is an out-going lovely cat and we became very good friend during these days. I will certainly miss the days stay with such a warm family and will stay again if I go there someday.
    You also must have a look at the garden, it is wonderful with so many interesting plants and trees. It belongs to those who love nature.

    February 2014
  • I always absolutely enjoy staying with David when I'm working at Stanford. It has become my go to place when I'm Palo Alto for work!

    February 2014
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My husband and I are both elementary school teachers, which gives us the opportunity to travel fairly extensively. During our (email hidden), 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 twelve 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.
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