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Great place to stay! Duane gave me everything I needed. I would echo what other reviewers said about the cat....*very* friendly, which works out great if you like cats ( I do). Would recommend, and will keep this on my list for possible future stays!
Duane was accommodating. No complaints.
Das Haus war sehr einfach zu finden und befindet sich mitten in einem Wohngebiet in Mountain View. Bei der Ankunft waren war alles vorbereitet.
Das Schlafzimmer ist nicht beheizt - im Winter kann es dort also etwas kühler werden.
Duane made me feel welcome. He met me at the agreed-upon time and showed me his home, including the guest room and the bathroom. He mentioned that I was welcome to watch TV in the living room as well.
After staying in this homey, quiet, well-located pad, I have a sneaking suspicion that I just can't shake. I don't think Duane is the one renting this apartment--I think it's his cat.
His cat is the most friendly, adorable, cuddle-hungry monster on the West Coast. She gets excited any time someone's within about 10 feet of her, and will snuggle until one of the you is asleep or needs to leave. I'm really starting to believe that she's really the one running this place, and she put up the listing to bring people from all over the world to show her affection.
That said, she runs a tight ship! She and Duane are eminently friendly hosts, and provide a comfy abode and a SERIOUSLY fantastic shower. There's a coffee machine as well (for guests only! Duane doesn't even drink it! How nice!). The room itself is cozy and perfect for someone visiting Mountain View for work.
The location's fantastic, a short walk from an incredible breakfast place and shops. Getting to and from the CalTrain is about a 4 minute Uber. Important for me was the proximity to a certain company that's famous for their big Mountain View campus, and lo and behold, it's a great, scenic, 25 minute walk, or a 6 minute car ride, or a quick bus away.
All that said, Duane responded very promptly to my minor-emergency last-minute request for housing and saved my trip. He's a great host with an awesome cat and fantastic home. Will definitely be reaching out next time I'm in the area.
We canceled our reservation last minute and Duane was very accommodating. He promptly gave us our refund and harbored no animosity. Even though we did not stay with Duane, we recommend him as a host based on his responses!
Duane is a very attentive and friendly host. He is a smart and hard-working person, and respects the privacy of the guests, but is also always ready for a casual chat or an engaging conversation about pretty much any subject.
The place is quiet, safe, comfortable and clean. There are supermarkets, coin laundry and dining options at walking distance (10min). There is plenty of space outside to park your car. Access to public transportation is restricted, but manageable.
The room has a neat natural illumination system and the bed is surprisingly comfortable for an air mattress.
Oh, and the cat is adorable :)
Duane's place was awesome - everything was just as it was described! The bed is comfortable as is the bedroom. The entire place is very clean, and peaceful. Parking is convenient and the neighborhood is nice. Duane is a wonderful host and made me feel very welcomed - I will definitely be staying here again.
duane is a great host - we had an instant connection due to our respective work/school experiences - i worked with his company on a research project. we chatted for a good 30 minutes about computer science stuff.
his cat is really friendly so only a warning for those who are allergic. other than that - great host!
Duane was very nice and has. Charming cat. The place was clean and well taken care which is all we needed for our brief stay. Clean towels, sheets and extremely safe.
Duane was an ideal guest. I returned home over a week later and my place was just as clean if not cleaner than I'd left it. He even removed the sheets from my bed and put them in a pile with the used towels. Overall, someone I'd highly recommend.
Great guest! Respectful, courteous, and very nice. Would definitely host again anytime. Thanks!
Duane was a great guest! He's very friendly and nice. I'd definitely recommend him!
To say that I "liked" Duane would be like saying I "like" flowers. I LOVE flowers and I ADORED Duane! I have had SO many wonderful guests in my loft, but Duane undoubtedly counts as one of the "top ten." He was absolutely a joy to have in my midst, regaling us with hilarious stories of his adventures and cronies -- he even had a friend of mine from Japan who only speaks so-so English in a constant state of laughter. He totally "got" the whole Air B&B experience, and never was demanding or picky or critical in any way -- completely at ease and able to flow with any situation as it came up or other persons in my life as they came in. It was the week between Christmas and New Years -- a crazy fun-filled week in New York where I had other guests and lots of friends in and out -- and he completely fit in and was the perfect addition to the party. A fascinating conversationalist -- VERY smart and quick -- he was always upbeat, and I instantly felt like I had known him my whole life. THAT is the kind of guest I pray for every time a person walks in the door. If only every single guest was like Duane. When I think of him now, I imagine a huge sunflower that sashayed into the room -- in time lapse photography. Everything POPPED so sunny and bright from the moment he arrived! My only regret was that his stay was a like a great book whose covers are too close together: Too short. I truly regretted to see him go and I sincerely hope to have the pleasure of his company again in the not-too-distant future. He would welcome in my home again any time he so desired, as he should be welcome in the homes of any and all Air B&B host round the world without a moment's hesitation. SUPER SUNNY A-1 guest, HIGHLY recommended! Just wonderful . . .
Duane is a great Airbnb guest! Easy-going and kind, be sure to welcome him into your home should you have the opportunity...
Duane was an A+ guest. It was lovely to have him and he left my apartment very tidy and spotless.