White Oaks Penthouse

Other - Entire home/apt · Greenwood Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
Your host, Eileen
6 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The Space

This house is truly a classic! Looks much like a San Francisco estate - minus the fog. It's old (1930), but lovely - on a fabulous level lot - right near the heart of town. The original owner built many homes in town, but kept the best double lot for himself. Located in a sunny quiet neighborhood with convenient proximity to everything in the Bay Area. Short stroll to lots of great restaurants and coffee shops. 4 blocks to Trader Joe's. Great place to walk or ride bikes.

Upstairs flat (2,200 sq.ft.) consists of:
• Bedroom 1: Queen bed with half bath
• Bedroom 2: Set of bunk beds and crib
• Bedroom 3: queen bed
• Main bathroom has large California shower
• Large gourmet kitchen with Thermador appliances
• Adjoining family room with wood fireplace and HDTV
• Adjoining formal dining room with built-in oak hutch
• Large formal living room with TV and wood fireplace
• Large private backyard with swimming pool

San Carlos is called the "City of Good Living". Visit us and find out why. Come spend the weekend - or stay for a year.

Centrally located:
2 blocks to Burton Park
1 mile to CalTrain Station
3 miles to Oracle in Redwood Shores
6 miles to Filoli Mansion
7 miles to Stanford University
12 miles to SFO Airport
13 miles to Half Moon Bay
20 miles to San Francisco
20 miles to Great America Theme Park
22 miles to San Jose
33 miles to Berkeley
40 miles to Muir Woods
50 miles to Santa Cruz
72 miles to Napa Valley
94 miles to Monterey
100 miles to Carmel-By-The-Sea
123 miles to Big Sur

Convenient transportation:
• 11 minute Caltrain ride to Palo Alto/Stanford
• 18 minute Caltrain ride to BART
• 27 minute Caltrain ride to Santa Clara University
• 32 minute Caltrain ride to San Francisco
• Then walk 2 blocks to Giant's Game at AT&T Park
• 38 minute Caltrain ride to San Jose

The Neighborhood

House is in a great family neighborhood - very safe and quiet. Please respect the neighbors like you would your own. Neighborhood is all level and there are lots of restaurants and stores within walking distance.

Getting around

Caltrain Station is one mile from house. Easy ride to San Francisco, Stanford, San Jose...

Other Things to Note

Downstairs unit is usually occupied.
No safety gate around pool.
Children need to know how to swim.
Minimum week stay required in summer.
Summer rates = $2500/week

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The house was absolutely perfect, the pictures do not do justice to the amount of space that is available in the house. The area is only a few blocks back from El Camino Real, but is charming and quiet, with shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Eileen was great, communication was top notch and the house was clean and ready to go with everything we needed (instructions for Wifi, TV etc.) when we got there.

    May 2014
  • The house was great! We live a few blocks away and rent this house for friends and family they come to visit. Its close to down town San Carlos which makes it a great central location. Eileen was very nice and super easy to work with.

    April 2014
  • March 2014
  • We had a very good communication with Eileen before and after booking. We arrived at a very clean and well equipped house. The house was as described in the ad, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Very nice with a housephone for local calls. Walking distance to San Carlos with restaurants and stores. And when our departing flight was delayed a few hours, Eileen let us stay a few hours after checkout time, no extra charge. We plan to use the house again on our next trip. Thanks for a nice stay.

    February 2014
  • Great, comfortable space. We enjoyed our stay.

    December 2013
  • Staying at Eileen's house was wonderful experience.
    Huge house with plenty of space, also equipped with swimming pool and jacuzzi!!
    Eileen was very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and always quick to respond.
    Thank you Eileen, we would love to come back again to stay at your place!

    July 2013
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I'm a San Francisco native who moved to the peninsula in 1980 - when Silicon Valley began to boom. My husband and I were both fortunate to find great jobs - and buy some real estate along the way. We discovered San Carlos when my sister was living here. We joked that it was much like Mayberry RFD - the TV show from the '60's, about nice people living in a small rural town. We've loved living in San Carlos for over 30 years. We raised 3 kids here, are now foster parents too - and soon to be grandparents! We enjoy spending time with our kids. In an attempt to keep them close by, we will try and turn this rare old home over to them (along with all the work it entails). Fortunately, it's big enough to be two independent units. Our daughter and new son-in-law will live in one and run the other. Your visit will help us pay our mortgage and outrageous property taxes. Thank you! If all goes well, maybe someday we can retire and travel too? I look forward to meeting you. If you come from somewhere warm and would like to trade vacation time in the future, make sure you let me know.
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