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Silicon Valley Home...Private Bath

SuperhostRedwood City, California, United States
Private room in house hosted by David
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom
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Due to Covid, we stopped hosting in March of 2020. We hope to be able to start hosting again once it’s safe enough to do so. In the meantime, we’ve made a few improvements to the place, including a remodel of the guest bath, a new and improved hot tub, and new landscaping. See you when things return closer to normal!

In May of 2019, we adopted a kitten from our local shelter. If you like kitties, I think you’ll love Freddy. If you’re not a kitty fan, you might want to reconsider your stay. :-(

We have a two-bedroom, two-bath home on the Redwood City/Menlo Park border, and we're renting the guest bedroom with its own private bathroom. Our home has convenient access to Highway 101, and it's just 10 minutes to Palo Alto. San Francisco, San Jose, and the coast are about 30 minutes away. During high traffic times, however, those travel times can easily double or more.

The house has a beautiful back yard with koi pond, redwood trees, a dozen fruit trees, relaxing sitting areas, and a hot tub. The bedroom has a wood floor, queen bed, dresser, television, desk, and plenty of closet space. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, and the washer and dryer are at your disposal.

Our kitchen was remodeled in January, 2015. Guests are still allowed use of the refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and toaster. Since the kitchen is relatively new (and I'm a little anxious about keeping it looking new!), we're asking guests to refrain from cooking on the stove or in the oven.

Across the street, our shopping center has made great improvements over the past couple years. There are restaurants ranging from Chinese and Mexican to sandwiches and a brewery, along with a mom and pop bakery/ice cream shop. Of course, there is the ubiquitous Starbucks. In addition to other services, the center also has a handy grocery store, with recently undergone upgrades, to suit your needs.

For those who have a car, there is plenty of driveway or street parking with no time limitations. For those relying on mass transit, the house sits midway between the Redwood City and Menlo Park Caltrain stations. Caltrain is a comfortable and convenient way to travel most Peninsula towns from San Jose to San Francisco. The train drops San Francisco passengers off right on the waterfront just outside of downtown. Samtrans, the county bus system with service to Caltrain stations and to San Francisco, stops just a block from our house. Uber/Lyft is really accessible within minutes.

Guest access
-private bedroom and bath
-back yard and its many sitting areas
-front living room (which we very rarely use) and dining room
-washer and dryer
-limited kitchen use (microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee pot-no stove or oven use, please)
The space
Due to Covid, we stopped hosting in March of 2020. We hope to be able to start hosting again once it’s safe enough to do so. In the meantime, we’ve made a few improvements to the place, including a remodel of the guest bath, a new and improved hot tub, and new landscaping. See you when things return closer to normal!

In May of 2019, we adopted a kitten from our local shelter. If you l…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Free on-street parking
Hot tub
Heating
Washing machine
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit

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Redwood City, California, United States

The shopping center across the street, Marsh Manor, is undergoing constant improvements.
This is still a mostly working-class neighborhood; it's safe, and even though it's gentrifying some, it has a nice mix of people.
If you want to walk in a more upscale neighborhood, the towns of Menlo Park and Atherton are less than a quarter mile away.
It's convenient to two vibrant suburban downtowns, Redwood City and Palo Alto, with a great variety of dining and entertainment options.
The freeway is two minutes away, but you can't hear it.
The shopping center across the street, Marsh Manor, is undergoing constant improvements.
This is still a mostly working-class neighborhood; it's safe, and even though it's gentrifying some, it has a nice…

Hosted by David

Joined in April 2011
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My husband, Kevin, and I are both elementary school teachers, which gives us the opportunity to travel fairly extensively. During our stays at B+Bs, the thought often wanders to owning one of our own. That might be a good retirement dream, but for now, we can open our home to others. We've owned our place for sixteen years. The home looks like a typical suburban house from the front, but a walk through the back reveals what convinced us to buy it; it's a bit of an urban oasis from a hectic life. Our city's motto is, "Climate Best by Government Test". Although it might not be the most romantic sounding motto, it gives an idea of why we decided to stay in the area after moving from the East Coast. Mild, sunny days greet us for most of the year.
My husband, Kevin, and I are both elementary school teachers, which gives us the opportunity to travel fairly extensively. During our stays at B+Bs, the thought often wanders to ow…
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy