Guest bedroomguest bedroom
Beautiful room and private bath
Beautiful room and private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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The space

We offer a private serene room in a beautiful house in Silicon Valley. The room comes with a private bathroom with tub/shower and lots of free street parking.
There is also a patio for enjoyable outside seating. We are an easy going, open-minded, well-traveled, international couple (German/American) who enjoy good company and conversations. We also have an indoor/outdoor cat and a young dog. The dog is a labradoodle who is supposedly hypoallergenic and doesn't shed. He is super friendly but also very playful and definitely wants to get to know you. In any case the pets are not allowed in the guest bedroom and bathroom but in any case you should love dogs if you plan to stay here.

The house is in a quiet neighborhood in Redwood City, right next to Atherton. Restaurant and shops are within 2-10 minutes driving distance and there is a small mall in walking distance.
We offer free wireless internet, a library with TV, and coffee or tea if needed.

We love eating out and have lots of good recommendations for ethnic restaurants on the peninsula as well as in San Francisco.

There is easy access to 280 and 101 and you are within minutes in Palo Alto/Stanford. San Francisco is a 35 - 40 minute ride by car depending on traffic. SFO is 25 minutes away and there is also access to Cal Train.

Guest access

Guest have access to the guest room, the private bathroom and to the library upstairs. The library has a TV , however no cable - only Internet TV.
The patio is also open to hang out when it's warm which is most often but not all times.
As for the kitchen guests can use the coffee maker, make tea, and place food items in the fridge but we ask you to refrain from cooking.

Interaction with guests

We love to host and we love to get to know our guests (at least a little bit) :-). Usually both my husband and I are around during your stay and happy to answer any questions you might have.

Air Conditioning

Extra people £12 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit £117
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Initially we had a difficult time to come up with house rules because most seemed to us common sense. However common sense is not always so common. So we learned along the way that some rules may be worth sharing to avoid misunderstandings.
First thing is to be aware that you are renting a room, not the entire house. We will be here during your stay and we ask to treat the property with respect and in the same way you wanted guests to treat your place. We don't care when you leave the house or when you return we just ask to be quiet when returning home late. We will do the same.
Since we have carpet upstairs we ask to remove shoes when entering the house.
We also ask to not bring any visitors into the house that stay here overnight (unless it is properly booked through airbnb) or just hang out here. For pick up, etc. this is of course not a problem.
Last but not least, you can use the kitchen to make a coffee or tea in the morning but we ask to please not cook. If you are unsure about certain things just ask. We want your stay to be mutually enjoyable and we are happy to help out with any questions you may have.
We look forward to meeting you.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Frank User Profile
June 2017
The stay with Sylvia and Dominik was a delight. The house is wonderful, with a very nice garden. Both are very easy going. The room and separate bath room were both totally clean. We had some inspiring discussions and staying with them made my trip to California very special. I would stay with them anytime again without any hesitations and can fully recommend their home.

Sophie-Beth User Profile
October 2017
Room was large and light. Very comfortable. I was in and out due to work commitments however Sylvia was very accommodating with allowing me to drop my bags off early.

Rick User Profile
March 2017
It was a pleasure to stay at Sylvia's home; she has created a lovely, warm, inviting, tasteful and welcoming environment. I strongly recommend her home to anyone who gets the opportunity to visit.

Sam User Profile
July 2016
I have stayed here before and was happy to return. The house is clean and modern. My room was very comfortable and my bathroom was just across the hallway. The hosts are very accommodating and friendly. I felt that I was staying with good friends.

Alex User Profile
June 2016
The hosts were gracious and considerate. They communicated well as I neared the trip. The neighborhood was quiet and easy for parking. It was very easy, clean and comfortable. I had a lovely stay here. Thanks so much!

Brian User Profile
March 2016
This was a repeat visit with Sylvia and Dominic. It was very comfortable and they are very warm and friendly hosts. They provide a delicious tray of european style sweets and sparkling water which I truly appreciate. My stay was excellent and highly recommended.

Brian User Profile
February 2016
Sylvia is great. Incredibly genuine and welcoming. The house is inviting and immaculate. The room was very comfortable and I enjoyed the thoughtful touches of waters and treats. I hope to have the chance to visit again.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Sylvia User Profile

I'm from Germany and have been living in the US since 2002. My husband was born in England, grew up in Germany and has been in California for almost 30 years. We are working professionals with no kids but with a dog. We love the outdoors...hiking, windsurfing, running, traveling, etc and are both easy going and resourceful people. Besides this we love meeting new people and have used Airbnb as guests a lot as well. When we travel we like to be as independent as possible and staying somewhere through Airbnb enhances this experience. We feel more like "locals" in foreign places :-).

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

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