Cozy livingroom with push-button fireplace and more boardgames and video games than you can handle.  We're game devs!Leafy views of Ellsworth Avenue from your room.

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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A clean well lighted place with leafy window views. Hide out in your private room and bath or use the spacious kitchen or cozy livingroom (with pushbutton fireplace). One block from a grocery store, caltrain, and downtown with 130+ restaurants.

The space

We are giant nerds with more boardgames and videogames than you can imagine. You're welcome to play any of them.

Guest access

Feel free to use the patio, kitchen, dining room, washer/dryer, living room (help yourself to Netflix/games). The only off access places are our office and bedroom upstairs.

Interaction with guests

I tend to work late, but you can let yourself in through the garage with a passcode. It's the first garage on the right of the building.

Other things to note

We can be night owls, but quiet ones. If we're up late, we're downstairs so you can get a good night's sleep. There's a parakeet in my office, but the soundproofing is fantastic. Haven't had any complaints. The bed is twin size.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


House Rules

We'll probably make some rules up if people push it.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

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Julian User Profile
October 2016
I enjoyed my second stay at Theresa's: I'd never been there at the weekend and got a chance to interact a little with my hosts. Theresa helped me to operate her washing machine and was kind enough to sling my washing in the dryer while I was out. Was also nice to be able to Uber over to Burlingame and go shopping. So close to everything.

Julian User Profile
October 2016
Great as ever!

Olivier User Profile
October 2016
Theresa's place is comfortable and very easy to access - close to everything in downtown San Mateo. I needed to rest after a ten hour flight; this was perfect for me. Room and private bathroom are clean, room is quiet. I could only speak briefly with Theresa when she explained me how to turn on the light switches in the bathroom and how to get the garage automatic door to close; each time she was very friendly and clear. This was my first time with Air B&B and I would definitely recommend it.

Adam User Profile
August 2016
The house was easily within walking distance of downtown San Mateo making it easy to find and travel to and from. Comfortable quiet room with easy going host made this the perfect spot to stay.

Hanna User Profile
August 2016
Theresa's place is in a really great area. Super close to the Caltrain, and surrounded by plenty of restaurants. The place is private and I didn't have any issues getting around. I really liked the convenience the spot offered and would definitely recommend it.

Joshua User Profile
August 2016
Great stay Teresa was super friendly and nice

Christina User Profile
August 2016
Theresa is a very nice host! She's very responsive immediately to messages. Her place is clean and the room is big. I wasn't able to stay for the night due to a last minute change in my plans but I would be happy to in the future.

San Mateo, California, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Theresa User Profile

I'm an indie game dev making VR games in SF area. I've lived in the bay my whole life, so I know all the good spots. Just ask!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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