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Privacy, Comfort, Nature, and Spectacular Views
Privacy, Comfort, Nature, and Spectacular Views
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Near I-280 and convenient to San Francisco or Silicon Valley, but you'll feel far away in the woods.

Your room has big windows and plenty of space for a queen-size bed with a great, new mattress, a large hardwood desk, and room in the closet. It is naturally cool in the summer. With a private entrance and bath, the space feels a bit like your own suite.

Enjoy the outdoor setting and two decks overlooking a lake and the SF Bay with an alternate workspace, BBQ/fireplace, and a large spa.

The space

The house, dating from the 1920s is full of character and originally served as a summer home for residents of San Francisco. Although you can now make the trip much more efficiently, it still has a hunting-cabin feel. The property is full of oak, redwood, and cedar and we share it with local deer.

Stretch out and soak in a large hot tub under the protective canopy of a huge Deodar cedar tree to the tune of chirping crickets. You may be tired after a day in the city or one hiking in nearby Edgewood Park. Or, if necessary, plug in your laptop, kick up your legs, and work from one of our wine-barrel Adirondack chairs. Either way, enjoy surrounding views of the SF Bay, Mount Diablo, and Lower Emerald Lake. On occasional weekends, you may be able to listen in on a music concert from the lake, only a hundred yards or so away.

Make the most of the fresh air, cooking outdoors on a wood BBQ or just enjoy the contained fireplace, also overlooking the SF Bay.

Watch DVDs with surround-sound on a large projection screen in the den, just outside your room.

When ready to retire, sleep well on your queen-size bed, with a new pillow-top mattress over a wood-slat platform. Your room in the downstairs of the house is naturally moderate in temperature -- cool in the summer. Peer out through the trees at the lake below. Wifi and ethernet access are available from your room.

Come and go via your private entrance whenever you like, and take advantage of the shower or tub in your private bath.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to use both decks, kitchen facilities, the washer/dryer, the dining room, and the den area outside your room with the DVD home theater. Deck accessible from dining area has wine-barrel furniture (two Adirondack chairs with ottomans, a bench, and a snack table) and a large spa.

Guests will have exclusive access to your bedroom, your bathroom, and outside access (via common den and storage area).

Parking is available.

Interaction with guests

I will be staying in the house and available to offer assistance throughout your stay.

Other things to note

In addition to the bed in the private room, there are pull-out sofabeds in the den and living room that can accommodate an additional 2-3 guests.

Cell phone service here can sometimes be a bit flaky. AT&T works pretty well.

The house is set back from the road on a hillside, accessible by stairs (thus not wheel-chair friendly). This and the 1/2 acre lot size, twice the standard for the area, make it extra quiet.

This is a house in the woods. If you stay for several days, you may well see a spider. You are unlikely to see any insects, but that is possible (part of being in nature). To reduce the likelihood, please keep your private entrance door closed when not in use.

There is no TV in your room (or anywhere in the house!)


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people £19 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £34
Weekend Price £93 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

No loud music or noise that could disturb neighbors.

Please avoid wearing shoes in the house (slippers are available).

No running or jumping on any deck (or in the house).

We take great care of everything here -- treat it as if it were your own.

When using the hot tub:
1) Tub takes time to heat up, so set heater an hour in advance
2) Sweep needles and dirt off of hot tub cover before removing
3) Turn off and replace cover when done

When using outdoor grill/fireplace:
1) Do not move from current location
2) Attend to fire at all times, with filled water bucket nearby
3) Drench completely after use

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - House is located downhill from the road and carport.
Some spaces are shared - Private entrance is via shared storage room and shared den. Den and other shared spaces are available for guest use.
Amenity limitations - Use of outdoor BBQ/fireplace and/or hot tub may not be appropriate during drought conditions.

Cancellations

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

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Yury+Jenny User Profile
September 2017
This was one of the best experiences with AirBnB so far. I have no doubt that Steven will become a superhost soon. Great location and price. Very comfortable mattress, great view, quiet location, parking place included. Basically, you will have everything to comfortably enjoy several weeks there. Very private space, friendly and nice family. We had several great conversations together and learned about Valley a lot from Steven. We also got a couple unexpected surprises, which was very nice (not going into details to avoid unnecessary expectations for the next guests). All-in-all, highly recommend this place if you have a car.

Melanie User Profile
June 2017
Steven is a very thoughtful host! The pull out sofa was uncomfortable, so he went out of his way to provide an alternative solution. Steven even bought us a bottle of wine and chocolates and thought of little things, like turning our porch light on every night.
Steven User Profile
Response from Steven:
Melanie, nice having you and Shane as guests. Thanks for giving the sofa bed a try although, as you said, you generally avoid them. I'm sorry that you found it to be uncomfortable. Many others, though, have found it to be quite comfortable, at least as sofa beds go. Glad I was able to help. In any case, we have now implemented the change that I told you we were planning, to have a queen-size regular bed (with a pillow-top mattress) in a separate bedroom. So I hope you will stop by again and try the new set-up!
June 2017

Aitor User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Steven's house and love it! Steven was a great host! Very friendly and helpful. If we go back to SF, we will visit again. P.S if you enjoy nature this is the place to stay

Redwood City, California, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Steven User Profile

I'm an entrepreneur who enjoys hiking and yoga.

Response rate: 100%
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