3-Intern House private room for 1 or 2

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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You are renting a room that you can keep as a private room for one person or you could have two people in the room. The pricing is different for two people. The room is in a communal home for young techies or interns. There are two full bathrooms in the hall that also have showers. Two of the bedrooms in the house have bathrooms inside them. You can also have access to the kitchen, laundry and common areas of the house.

The space

Cozy backyard with a BBQ. 3 minute walk to a G00gle shuttle stop. Apple campus and Mercedes Benz R&D nearby
LOCATION: Just off 101 near Central Expressway at Fair Oaks and Arques. The Airbnb map is accurate in showing where all of my listings are located. Please refer to the map if you are trying to calculate distances. 2 min walk to a shuttle stop for G00gle. I can't list all of the companies that are a short distance from the home: Plug & Play Accelerator, Mercedes Benz R&D, Apple Campuses, Yah00, L1nked1n, Intel, HP, Motorola, Nokia, Synopsis, Symantec, Siemens, Samsung. I most commonly host interns from G00gle, Mercedes, Tesla and various small start ups.

GUESTS: This is my Zero Tolerance "Harsh" House Rule. The only people allowed in the home at any time are officially registered guests. If you have a friend visiting you need my permission for them to enter the house...this means at any time, for any amount of time. I will verify their ID. This is for the safety, security and comfort of everyone in the house. You can be assured that your housemate doesn't have a random unknown person in their room or the house and that the house isn't completely overcrowded. If you break this rule Airbnb policy allows for me to cancel your booking without refund. It's not a party house. Your housemates are serious young people who need to work in the morning. That being said....if you are a longer term guest and have a family member or friend accompanying you or visiting you for a short stay, talk to me.

SECURITY CAMERA: Please be advised that according to Airbnb policy we would like to disclose that there may be a security camera in use in the shared living room or outside the home. This would be a visible camera and would NEVER be a hidden camera or a camera in any of the private areas. This is for everyone's comfort and protection. We don't have problems in the house, because we take efforts to keep the house safe for you and your things.

KITCHEN USE: You can prepare simple meals. No frying fish or any spices that leave a lingering odor. You are expected to clean up immediately after you use the kitchen. You must commit to washing your dishes right after use. This means no leaving dishes to soak because you've burned something. If you violate this rule, you may lose kitchen privileges.

CLEANING: If you are staying more than one month you will be charged a monthly cleaning fee. The first one is included in the booking, but additional cleaning fees will be billed thru the Airbnb platform. We have a cleaning person who comes in 1-3 times a week depending on the house occupancy numbers. This person maintains the cleanliness of the common area, including the bathrooms and kitchen. Once a month you can have your room dusted, vacuumed and sheets changed. Please contact me to schedule this. If at any time you would like an additional room cleaning and sheet exchange you may schedule that for an additional $25 per request.

LAUNDRY: Free on site washer and dryer

CHECKING IN: The house has a coded front door lock for easy entry and your room also has a coded lock. Each guest gets their personal code that works for the front door and their bedroom door. For security, the codes are changed between guests.

LONG TERM vs SHORT TERM: The City of Sunnyvale only allows rentals of less than 30 days if there is an on-site host. Otherwise, only long term (over 30 days) rentals are allowed. If you have a Short Term stay you will also be subject to the City of Sunnyvale Transient Occupancy Tax of 10.5%. This is a newer requirement and Airbnb is not yet up to speed in collecting this. If it applies to your stay, I will adjust the charges for you. This is a tax for the guest, not for the host. The host has a responsibility for collecting and submitting on behalf of the guest.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The house is literally a 3 minute walk to a VTA (55 line) city bus stop. 4 min bus ride to Cal Train. 1 hr, 15 min Cal Train ride to San Francisco. There is a G00gle Shuttle stop just 2 minutes from the house.

OTHER TRANSPORTATION: Lyft and Uber are quick, easy and inexpensive. Scoop carpooling is also starting to get pretty popular.

PARKING: One unassigned driveway spot. Street parking in front of the house and around the corner on Arques.

BIKES: Absolutely no bikes in the house or garage. There is plenty of space in the backyard to store bikes. About half of the guests have a bike.

NOTHING ILLEGAL: no underage drinking, smoking or marijuana. Oh, and file sharing is illegal in the US. The internet provider will shut off the internet if you use sites such as BitTorrent.

You'll find a link to the House Policies Manual for details on the way the house is run.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 4 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people £19 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £30
Security Deposit £152
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

If you stay less than 30 days, you will get a second bill thru Airbnb for 10.5% of the rent and cleaning for the City of Sunnyvale Transient Occupancy Tax
GUESTS: For the safety and comfort of all guests in the house, no one other than registered guests is allowed in the home at any time without direct permission from the host.
QUIET HOURS: 10pm to 7am
NOTHING ILLEGAL: Including underage alcohol drinking, marijuana smoking, file sharing
KITCHEN USE: you can prepare simple meals, but you must commit to cleaning up after yourself immediately after.


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

1 night minimum stay.
From Oct 21, 2017 - Sep 30, 2019 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

7 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
April 2017
Clean, organized, and secure, had a great experience. Thanks!

Richard User Profile
February 2017
Very comfortable and private. Bathroom was clean as was remainder of house. Will stay again in future.

Cameron User Profile
March 2016
I stayed in the house for about three months, and there were a lot of positives. The room itself was large, well furnished, comfortable, and exactly as described. The house has nice decor and a good atmosphere, and the location is great. Professional cleaners come regularly, and Christina is responsive to comments and requests via text, though we never actually met in person. I did have some problems with the house, though. Most notably, the room can get pretty noisy. The room is right in the middle of the house, and you share some pretty thin walls with the living room / entry way, the main hallway, and another bedroom. From the room, you can hear people talking at normal volume in any of the common areas, and even in some of the other rooms (especially the adjacent room.) Additionally, the room is across from the main bathroom, which means that the section of hallway right outside of your door is heavily trafficked during nights and mornings. If you're a light sleeper and the house is near capacity, you can expect to be woken up occasionally by your housemates. The other problems I noticed were pretty minor. As you can tell from the pictures, one of the bathrooms is very small - basically a toilet and sink inside of a shower. As such, people generally stuck to using the main bathroom, but in a house with a max of ~10 other people, you can end up waiting. With that being said, the two shared bedrooms both have attached half baths, so the wait for the bathroom was never too bad. If you want to cook, you might have a tough time, given the limited refrigerator space (also shown in the photos,) and potential demand for the kitchen. A final note, street parking outside the house is often scarce, and the driveway only has room for one car. This isn't a problem with the house, but is worth noting. I usually ended up parking on a perpendicular street, maybe 50 meters or so from the house itself. Overall, I enjoyed my time. The house itself is very nice and exactly as described. I'd definitely recommend the room for shorter (up to two week) stays because the house feels a lot like a nice hostel. However, I personally wouldn't do another long-term stay here (for the exact same reason.)

Matthias User Profile
December 2015
Christina made me feel very comfortable and took care of our individual needs. I extended my stay rapidly for another week which was not a problem at all. Thanks again Christina :)

Will User Profile
October 2015
Nice room in a comfortable place with friendly people (all guys) trying to make their mark in Silicon Valley. Never met Christina but never had a need to since everything went smoothly.

Johnny User Profile
October 2015
Almost like a mini hotel.

Omar User Profile
September 2015
Cristina was friendly and keeps the place clean. The other guests were also cordial and friendly. The house is very well kept and I recommend the place. Good location.

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Sunnyvale, California, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Christina User Profile

My listings consist of the following:
** 1-5 bedroom homes, rented out as a private whole home
** Private bedrooms with private bathrooms in a shared communal home
** Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms in a shared communal home
** Private bedroom with a dedicated bathroom in my family home
** Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms in a shared communal home
** Private bedroom for 1-3 people

WHO STAYS IN MY HOMES? The communal homes attract young techies and interns. They are not suitable for families or couples. The whole house rentals are more suitable for families or people travelling together for business.

PERSONAL: I am a person, not a company or corporation. I happen to have a number of listings but I am the person who manages it all with the help of professional cleaners and handymen. I am a single divorced mother of two teen daughters that my ex husband and I adopted from Russia when they were a year old. I was a real estate professional before the adoption, but quit actively selling homes to stay with the girls. I began to manage the rental homes that we owned.
I've traveled quite extensively and understand what it's like to live in other people's homes and be a guest in a different country. I absolutely love being an Airbnb host. In the past I lived in Italy for 2 years and Russia for 5 years. I've been to Germany dozens of times to visit my mom's side of the family. I am fluent in English, Russian and German. I am on the big social networking site and on the career networking site (both of which have been verified here on Airbnb) if you'd like to see my connections my last name is Zima.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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