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Software Engineer from Mountain View, CA
The location of this apartment is perfect, about 25 minutes to both the Googleplex and Downtown MTV.
That said, I will not be staying here in my future trips for the following reasons:
1. The host and I had a miscommunication on my arrival where he did not leave instructions on how to get into the property, leading to me being stranded for half an hour in the dark in a city I have never been in before.
2. The apartment is very cold. Temperatures at night got to low 40s, and the blankets provided are nowhere good enough to cope with that. I did end up catching a cold while staying there.
3. The blanket cover has lots of holes in it, leading to the stuffing floating around the room, getting on the clothes and the electronics.
If you're looking for a no-frills place to stay while on business in Mountain View, this is a good bet. The Googleplex is a lovely walk away, along the Permanente Creek trail. I would recommend staying here only if you like cats, as the resident feline is quite gregarious. Duane is very hands-off and seems quite busy with work, and I didn't see too much of him what with my own busy schedule. He did have a cookout one night with friends, which was a lot of fun!
Duane was a great host and awesome to talk with since we were able to hang with him for a few hours. Listing was accurate. The place is like what is shown in the picture and the room and bathroom are nice and clean. I would definitely stay here again given the chance.
Plus, duane has the sweetest cat.
Home was true to the pictures, very cosy and clean. Had a great time there. Bonus was having the cat (who I suspect is just a cuddle monster) welcoming us! The cat is more than happy to cuddle beside you the entire time of your stay. Thanks for opening up your home to us Duane!
Duane was kind and accommodating, I didn't see him too often because of our work schedules but I had a delightful stay. His cat was also veryyyyy friendly!
The experience on my second stay worked well for me, as it did on the first stay. The bed is what my wife called a Eurobed, and it turns out that she is allergic to the plastic, and didn't sleep well. So, she won't be with me, if I stay in the future.
Duane's place was nice and the listing page was accurate. I'd stay there again!
Nice and clean place, just like on the pictures. Good location, about 20-30 minutes walking from Downtown Mountain View and Google campus.
Everything worked out very well. Your place meets all of my needs when I am traveling. The key exchange worked well. Your cat and I got along very well, and I am activating my DirectTV Geniego to watch programs on your AppleTV. Looking forward to my next stay.
I had a nice stay in Duane's home. It was very clean and comfortable. The location was especially great, being close to downtown, the Caltrain, and other attractions. I'd recommend others to stay here.
I didn't get to meet Duane unfortunately although I spoke with him on the phone. His group left out place like very clean and tidy.
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.