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Silicon Valley Guest House with Pool
Hosted by Kolja & Sabrina
Kolja & Sabrina is the host.Kolja & Sabrina is a superhost.
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Welcome! This is a private, comfortable cottage / studio in a very safe, residential neighborhood in San Carlos which is great for a business and leisure traveler alike! We have a phenomenal pool you are welcome to use. The studio accommodates up to four adults, has a separate entrance, and features a fully stocked kitchen, laptop workspace, king bed, sofa bed, cable television, high-speed wireless internet, and easy parking. We welcome pets and the guest house is kid-friendly!

The space

The newly remodeled cottage / studio has a separate entrance and an open floor plan / layout including a kitchen, workspace, dining area, a sleeper sofa, and a comfortable king size bed. The compact bathroom features a small standup shower.

The fully-stocked kitchen features a large refrigerator, freezer, gas oven/stove, coffee maker, a microwave, a toaster, and enough kitchenware and space to prepare food for up to four people.

The sleeper sofa is good enough for a few nights, and the king size bed is very comfortable with a firm mattress. We provide linen and bed sheets, of course, and should you need a crib, we'd happily assist.

Additional Highlights:

* 42" HDTV with Cable Channels and HBO
* High-Speed Wireless Internet
* Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fan
* Towels and Linen as well as Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
* Hair Dryer
* Large Closet

There's a nice backyard with pool you are welcome to use!

Guest access

The studio has a separate entrance and is all yours during your stay. There is a lovely, peaceful backyard and - of course - the pool, which you are welcome to share with our family. There's no need for keys; we will share an access code prior to your arrival with you.

Interaction with guests

We live right next door in the main house; we'll stay out of your way as much as we can, but we are always here for you if you need anything!

Other things to note

This is a quiet neighborhood during the night, but somewhat lively during the day. There are many kids in the neighborhood including ours, and they often play outside. We also share the fence with Carlmont High School and there's a preschool across the street from us.

If you are looking for gravelike silence, this is not your spot!

We accept pets, but please be reasonable and leave your alpacas – as sweet as they may be - at home. Please keep in mind we have kids ... no dogs that make us being worried about our safety, please!

We are kid-friendly. If you are staying with your family, let us know so we can accommodate.

We have a sweet, affectionate, lazy Golden Retriever that is safe for young and old alike.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $59 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock

There are very few rules, and most of them relate to the pool and pool safety. Please keep an eye on your kids and pets at all times for safety reasons. Please no pets in the pool. We do not allow parties or events, and if you want to bring guests, please ask beforehand. We are kindly asking to keeping the noise level down after 10pm.

We accept early check-in (before 3pm) and late check-out (after 12pm) only on a case by case basis – please ask!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

109 Reviews

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Monica User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful hosts! We were greeted warmly upon arrival and shown where everything was. We were having a girls night to celebrate my daughter turning 7. They had the TV programmed to her favorite channel and had a fun backyard for her to play in. The place was exactly as shown, clean, inviting, and warm. We can't wait to go back!!!

Ellen User Profile
October 2017
Kolja and Sabrina's guest house was hands down our best Airbnb experience so far. The cottage is a beautifully furnished and comfortable living space that includes a desk, a dining room table, a comfy couch and TV. The full kitchen would have allowed us to easily cook in-house if we were staying longer. We so appreciated the full-size fridge with freezer--it kept our vodka cool and provided ice cubes for a lovely cocktail hour. Had we forgotten the vodka and cheese, Kolja provided a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and snacks. The bathroom is a bit small but newly appointed with a nice walk-in shower. We were blown away that Kolja handed us the key to the automated pool cover and invited us to have fun in a crystal clear pool in their well-landscaped backyard--such a welcome refresh after a long day's drive. In the quiet neighborhood all we heard while we were swimming were the giggles of their three adorable girls playing in the front yard and the sound of the Carlmont High School water polo team's practice. It felt like home. I needed an iron and Sabrina brought it right over. Kolja offered directions to the closest grocery store and the great restaurants in San Carlos. They were so warm and welcoming, offering to help with anything we needed while providing us with total privacy. Kolja and Sabrina are truly superhosts.

Barbara User Profile
October 2017
This is my favorite Airbnb place ever! Awesome space, great location & very thoughtful hosts -- wish we could have stayed longer! (One night was not enough!) The pool looked amazing, and we wanted to enjoy it, but plans with friends & a short time frame conspired against us. However, we did enjoy the king bed -- kind of a rarity among Airbnb places -- and loved the fluffy cotton bedding. Super comfy! Also appreciated thoughtful touches provided by the hosts & wholeheartedly recommend this guest house!

Donna User Profile
October 2017
Kolja and Sabrina’s guest house was a lovely little studio apartment conveniently located in the heart of the peninsula. The guest house was stocked with everything we needed for our stay and impeccably clean. Thoughtful hosts and beautiful space, would love to stay here again.

Shane User Profile
October 2017
Best place ever!

Amir User Profile
October 2017
Nice and clean place. Comfortable bed.

Brandi User Profile
September 2017
Kolja & Sabrina are super flexible and extremely helpful as I was traveling by myself with two young daughters, which is much appreciated. Can't wait to come back!

San Carlos, California, United StatesJoined in June 2016
Kolja & Sabrina User ProfileKolja & Sabrina is a superhost.

We are an active couple from Germany that fell in love with the Silicon Valley a few years back. The kids, three girls between 13 months and 6 years old, would probably never leave the pool if they didn't have to. We also have a sweet but very lazy Golden Retriever and two seemingly happy outdoor bunnies.

We will stay out of your way as much as we can, and hope you'll enjoy your stay at our Silicon Valley Guest House.

We speak English and German, but no worries, we'll use our hands and feet if necessary if you speak neither of them.

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

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