About this listing
Experience downtown living in the Old Mountain View Neighborhood in the heart of Silicon Valley. You have an entire house to yourselves including a private backyard appropriate for kids and adults. Easy commute to many famous hi-tech companies.
You can stay in one of the oldest houses in Mountain View. Listed on the MV Register of Historic Homes and part of the published Historical Homes of Mountain View Walking Tour. Originally built by James Campbell for his wife and ten children. Yes, that's 10!
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq ft (102 sq meters).
Main bedroom has a Queen size bed and windows on two sides.
Second bedroom has a Single over Queen bunk bed and a large closet.
Third bedroom has a Single over Full bunk bed with a Single pull-out trundle (so 3 beds).
So a total of 6 beds; 2 Queens, 1 Full, and 3 Singles.
Although the house is very old, the large Kitchen was completely remodeled in 2000.
Living Room has a flat screen TV with full movie and sports cable package.
Sitting Room is right off the kitchen and has another HD flat screen TV with full cable package.
Both bathrooms remodeled in 2005 keeping the old feel of the home including the claw foot tub from the 1920's.
There is wireless internet access and cable TV with Movies and Sports package.
Backyard has grass, a brick patio, trees and a beautiful grape vine growing up the garage.
Our home is a short 2 block walk to downtown Mountain View's Castro St with hundreds of restaurants of every nationality. You can't get much closer to downtown! We're also a short walk to the Steven's Creek Trail, as well as Caltrain (a Baby Bullet train stop to San Francisco and San Jose) and Light Rail. Close to highways CA85, US-101, CA237 and I-280 (although you can't see or hear any of them). Close to Googxx, Linked!n, Facebxxk, Microsoft, Apple, and many other high-tech companies. Less than 6 miles to Stanford University and Stanford Hospital and less than 2 miles to El Camino Hospital.
Although close to so many things, this home is still on a very quite residential street. If you're doing anything that may create excessive noise or any problems for the neighbors, we're confident this is not the listing for you. Thanks for understanding.
With the summer demand in downtown Mountain View, we usually rent this home to one Guest for the full 3 months of Jun/Jul/Aug. So PLEASE do not make a reservation request for that period for any shorter than 2 months. You can feel free to send us an inquiry and we can update you, but PLEASE do not send an actual reservation.
If you have any issues with check-in and check-out times or any special requests for your arrival, please just let us know. Some friends from the East Coast cannot start a day without Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Not just any coffee, it has to be their brand. Caf or decaf? Soy milk or half-n-half? If you have a request, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you'll decide right now to at least reach out to us with an inquiry.
Anne and Mike
Entire private home with backyard.
Interaction with guests
We rent our entire property so we will not be staying there at all during our Guest's stay. We try our best to meet the Guest when they move in to show them around and at the end to collect the keys. However, we also have a secure process to exchange keys even when we cannot meet. We also live downtown Mtn View and are always available 24/7 by email, text or phone during your stay. Some guests like to interact a lot, asking for recommendations on restaurants, kid's activities, local outdoor activities, etc. Others we hear from at the beginning and then the end only. Whatever the Guest prefers!
Our home is in the heart of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood, just two short blocks from vibrant downtown Castro St. The people of Old Mountain View love their neighborhood and are very proud of it. We think our Guests will love it as well!
You'll be five short blocks from the Mountain View Transit Center which has company buses to many hi-tech businesses, public buses, CalTrain (a Baby Bullet train stop to San Francisco in 45 minutes and San Jose in 14 mins) and Light Rail (goes right to Great America Amusement Park as well as the SF 49'ers new Levi's Stadium). We're close to highways CA85 (0.9 miles), US-101 (1.5 miles), CA237 (1 mile) and I-280 (3.5 miles), although you can't see or hear any of them. We're 10 miles from SJC (San Jose Airport), 26 miles from SFO (San Francisco Airport) and 34 miles from OAK (Oakland Airport).
No smoking in the house please. There is a beautiful backyard if you would like to smoke.
No pets in the house or on the property. Our family members have allergies.
No parties or events unless agreed to in advance. If you're going to Host additional folks other than those you include in your reservation request, please discuss this with us in advance. We have been burned once in the past on this, so please take this House Rule very seriously.
We remove our shoes at the door but we don't require our Guests to do so.
Other than that, please just treat the place with the same respect you would expect from people living in your home and please respect our lovely neighbors.
Anne and Mike have been a couple since meeting at the University of Michigan in 1986. We love to travel and have lived in France, Japan, and China. We also had the pleasure of taking 18 months to travel the world in 1998 and 1999, visiting 15+ countries on a very low budget. We settled in beautiful Mountain View, CA in 2000 and have two active boys (10 and 12 years old).
We have rented people's places on some of our world travels and our goal is always to leave the house just as we found it.