Free? read this section IN FULL before submitting a reservation request.
Seems I have a neighbor who has nothing better to do with his/her time than to call local law enforcement anytime they perceive anyone might be breaking any local ordinance (even if it has NO impact on them or anyone else). There is an obscure regulation in my county that all PAID short-term rentals must be for a certain minimum time period. While I have complied with this it has not stopped this anonymous alarmist from calling the authorities on me multiple times.
So from now on all stays at this address are FREE - no charge. Yes, you read that right. I refuse to be held hostage by this covert coward. All I really want is for this person to do what any mature adult would do - let me know how activities on my property are harming them in any way so that I can “make it right” for them. Sadly, they not possess this level of maturity (yet) and I seriously doubt my life here this affects them in any way at all.
So this is my way of fighting back. They don’t like me renting out my spare rooms? Well, guess what - now they will be rented out close to 24/7. Understand this is going to create more bookings for me than I really prefer. Anyway - the property used to rent for $65/day. I do want to avoid being inundated with booking request. So pretend this is the cost and if you would not actually pay that amount then I respectfully request you look elsewhere. This should help restrict the booking request to a manageable number for me. Also if I decline your request, please do not take it personally. I probably just need a day to myself.
So when you do submit your request, please clearly advise me the number of guest and (if children) ages and if you are a good fit for my property’s amenities and I don’t need a break, I will gladly accept.
Now please continue reading about my property to see if it is a good fit for you :). And thank you for your understanding...
daughter and I discovered we can live quite comfortably in the upstairs bedrooms, so we are renting out the ground floor of the house to short-tern guest. Understand that is is SHARED housing, you may not see us much but we will be using the same kitchen and dining area.
Very child-friendly, fun back yard with play set and LARGE enclosed trampoline. 35 minutes from San Francisco, 1 mile from downtown Castro Valley and public transit (BART).
My house is your house during your stay, you can have as little or as much contact with us as you want. Please park in the driveway, there will be a space for you.
We have 3 indoor/outdoor cats, so if you are allergic to cats this is not the place for you! Katya (the official greeting committee) is pictured above on the front steps.
Please note in the pictures - what you see is what you get. The queen bed will comfortably accommodate 2 adults, the sofa / corner unit will work for 2 kids/teens. My house will NOT accommodate a party of four adults. The sleeping accommodations are not sufficient. While the sofa / corner unit is great for the younger crowd, it does not provide the actual back support a "real" bed would and is NOT recommended for older folks like me! (50+). I've tried it, trust me on this. My kid and her friends think it's great, but that's her age group.