The Perfectly Appointed Modern English Guest House


Entire residential home hosted by Kimberly

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Relax and unwind in this newly constructed guest house. Completed in 2019 it offers all the amenities of a 5-star hotel suite with the privacy and ambiance of a quaint English Tudor home. Located just 2 blocks from charming downtown San Carlos in the “City of Good Living”. We are 30 minutes from San Francisco, San Jose and the beach in Half Moon Bay —with easy access to Highways 101 and 280, as well as public transportation (SamTrans, Caltrain and BART via Caltrain).

The space
The guest house has expansive 15-foot-high ceilings, an open concept kitchen and living space, sleeping loft and southeast facing glass patio sliding doors with views of mature redwood and oak trees. The private, level entrance leads directly from your dedicated off street parking space complete with an electric car charger. The downstairs (500 sq. ft.) features a galley style kitchen fully equipped with all new appliances, dining table for four and counter height bar stools, a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower, a laundry center with a full-sized washer and dryer, a double door closet with built in drawers, and a generous living room. The spiral staircase leads to a 250 sq. ft. loft with a king-sized bed and will be available for guests by October 2019. The house has a combined air conditioning and heating unit, heated tile floors on the first level, 55” LED TV, Sonos sound system and dedicated Wifi. We have designed the space and added amenities with features that we would personally want when traveling for business or pleasure. As your hosts we sincerely welcome your feedback on how we can best meet your expectations and enhance your stay.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

San Carlos, California, United States

We are centrally located on the San Francisco mid-peninsula and close to major Silicon Valley destinations. San Carlos is safe, friendly, family-oriented town centrally located on the SF peninsula. The “Shack in the Back” is on a quiet, tree-lined street in a wonderful neighborhood of single-family homes. It’s an easy walk to charming downtown San Carlos with restaurants, shops and a year-round Sunday morning farmers’ market. We are just blocks from Burton Park, with baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a playground, and concerts on Friday nights in the summer.

Hosted by Kimberly

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 98 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

The main house where we live was built in 1929 and was featured in Sunset magazine a few years later for its unique English Tudor design in what was considered a rural community south of San Francisco along the El Camino Real. The house has undergone a few renovations over the past 90 years to include a complete remodel in 2019 of the original, detached two car garage that we affectionately called the "Shack in the Back". We have tried to honor the original Tudor style when making upgrades to accommodate our family of 5 or when deciding to convert the garage to a comfortable and modern guest house.
We are excited to host our guests and would be happy to share our knowledge and experiences in living and exploring the Bay area over the past 30 years. The best way to reach us is by text, however if I am home I would love to personally meet you at the “hello” gate.
The main house where we live was built in 1929 and was featured in Sunset magazine a few years later for its unique English Tudor design in what was considered a rural community so…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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