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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge

Description

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)

The neighborhood

The shopping center across the street, Marsh Manor, is undergoing constant improvements.
This is still a mostly working-class neighborhood; it's safe, and even though it's gentrifying some, it has a nice mix of people.
If you want to walk in a more upscale neighborhood, the towns of Menlo Park and Atherton are less than a quarter mile away.
It's convenient to two vibrant suburban downtowns, Redwood City and Palo Alto, with a great variety of dining and entertainment options.
The freeway is two minutes away, but you can't hear it.

Getting around

Samtrans, the county bus system, stops a block away from our house. The bus serves the Caltrain commuter rail system, which is about three miles away.
Uber is a super convenient (but more pricey) way to get around, and they're usually available within a couple minutes of a request.
Guests are welcome to park in the driveway or the street if they prefer.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

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


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


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

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

285 Reviews


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Kelly User Profile
March 2017
David and Kevin's home is beautiful. I didn't want to leave their backyard! Great conversations and everything was clean and welcoming. Would love to come back!

Nancy User Profile
March 2017
Very nice hosts. Home is very quiet and clean. I enjoyed my stay.

John User Profile
February 2017
Very nice accommodations that served our needs well. The room was private, the bathroom convenient, the sitting room very nice, and the parking safe. The jewel of course is the fantastic secret garden, maugre the cool weather (we scraped the windscreen each morning) precluding our use of it; it is to look forward to should we ask to return. And thanks to the hosts for being so thoughtful. I enjoyed the cat more than my wife. We recommend this place.

Jens User Profile
February 2017
Very friendly, clean & spacious room, restaurants and supermarkets just at the other side of the street.

Qiu User Profile
February 2017
I have a perfect time in this awesome house!

Manuelle User Profile
February 2017
This is my second time here. Perfect stay with perfectly organized hosts and very nice, super clean room with private bathroom. Will be back again when in the area. Thank you David!

David User Profile
February 2017
I can't wait till the next time to visit bay area. I will definitely choose to stay at David's place again. David and his husband were worried that they wouldn't be home to welcome us when we arrive. However eventually they managed to be there anyways. Such nice couple, such tasteful home decor.

Redwood City, California, United States · Joined 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.

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