Backyard view from private roomWall mounted flat screen tv with cable. There is also a DVD player.
Garden view room with private bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $18
Weekend Price: $98 / night


The space

Cozy downstairs bedroom with private bathroom and separate backyard entrance. Great residential neighborhood, walking distance to downtown San Mateo and the train station. Regular queen bed with adjoining full bathroom, french doors lead to the back yard. Small but comfortable space, wi-fi available. The household does have two cats and there are chickens in a coop in the back yard. Ample street parking, we also have loaner bicycles available. We have installed a small refrigerator and microwave in the laundry area off the guest room.

We have an older single family home in the Baywood knolls section of San Mateo, 10 miles from SFO, 20 miles south of San Francisco, 20 miles north of Palo Alto and Stanford University. My wife and I live upstairs and have my stepsons part time, two well behaved boys ages 15 and 16. We are happy to visit and orient you to the neighborhood and the bay area, or not, as you wish. We both are frequently at work or out of town. Downtown San Mateo is a 15 or 20 minute walk with a vibrant restaurant and social scene. Cal trains runs from downtown San Mateo to San Francisco at least every hour or so, $5 each way. We do have a Sam Trans bus stop two blocks away that runs on weekdays.

No Smoking please.

Please note:
It is one of three downstairs bedrooms. You can hear people walking around upstairs in the house through the ceiling.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking, no pets, no loud noise after 10 pm. We are fairly easy going people and are happy to make our washer and dryer available to guests staying more then three days. We have an ironing board and hair dryer available on request. I will generally not accept reservations more then thirty days in advance unless they are for a week or more.

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



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

210 Reviews

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George User Profile
April 2017
I truly enjoyed my stay with Nicholas and his family. The location is very quiet in a nice residential neighborhood about a mile from downtown San Mateo. The fact that the room has a private entrance was a big plus. Also having the small kitchen was a great touch. I'll definitely stay there again on future trips if the room is available

Yanjing User Profile
April 2017
everything is good。

Faye User Profile
April 2017
I had a wonderful 3 week stay with Nick and Tiffany, they're lovely, personable hosts and I felt extremely safe and comfortable in their space. N + T went above and beyond to accommodate to my needs, were always accessible via phone/in-person, and overall were very pleasant and easy to communicate with. They lent me a number of items I'd forgotten and have 2 beautiful cats, an adult tree house (great for relaxing), a chicken coop, and a very peaceful backyard setting with a giant Rosemary bush and other lovely smelling and looking greenery. Would recommend any of my family and friends visiting from New York to stay at this location. Thank you for having me!

Cheryl User Profile
March 2017
The location was perfect for a couple quiet nights while I was in town for business. Easy to locate. Easy parking. Nicholas was available when I arrived to settle in. Quiet and very comfy. Great touch with the extra amenities of coffee, microwave and fridge! Definitely would stay again. Thanks Nicholas.

Rob User Profile
March 2017
A great place to cool down away from the city. There's a lovely backyard with chickens and trees. Nick was super accommodating, would totally recommend!

David User Profile
March 2017
The Air B & B was a great location close to San Mateo. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood. A short drive brings you to a variety of shops and restaurants.

Chetan User Profile
February 2017
Had a wonderful stay at Nicholas's place. Its 5 minutes drive from San Mateo downtown with several food options. The place itself is very well maintained with an independent bathroom and heater. And not to forget, Nicholas himself was very helpful in ensuring an easy checkin and was always around to help if needed. I would certainly want to stay again in this place!

San Mateo, California, United States · Joined in February 2013
Nicholas User Profile

We love our quiet neighborhood and the easy location to downtown. Tiffany works as a dental hygienist and Nicholas is a contractor. We enjoy our cats and chickens and love to work in the garden.

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