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Historic Downtown Mountain View Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Historic Downtown Mountain View Home

You can stay in a home listed on the MV Register of Historic Homes and part of the published Historical Homes of Mountain View Walking Tour. Originally built by James Campbell for his wife and ten children. Yes, that's 10!

3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq ft (102 sq meters).

Main bedroom has a Queen size bed, windows on two sides, and a ceiling fan.

Second bedroom has a Single over Queen bunk bed, a large closet, and ceiling fan.

Third bedroom has a Single over Full bunk bed set with a Single pull-out trundle (so one Full bed and two Singles) and a ceiling fan.

So a total of 6 beds (2 Queens, 1 Full, and 3 Singles).

Although the house is historic, the large Kitchen was completely remodeled in 2000 so all appliances are modern.

Living Room has a flat screen TV with full Movie and Sports package, and ceiling fan.

Family room is right off the kitchen and also has an HD flat screen TV with full cable package.

Both bathrooms remodeled in 2005 keeping the old feel of the home including the claw foot tub from the 1920's.

There is wireless internet access and cable TV with Sports Package.

Backyard has grass, a brick patio, trees and a beautiful grape vine growing up the garage.

Our home is a short 2 block walk to downtown Mountain View's Castro St with hundreds of restaurants of every nationality. You can't get much closer to downtown! We're also a short walk to the Steven's Creek Trail, as well as CalTrain (a Baby Bullet train stop to San Francisco and San Jose) and Light Rail. Close to highways CA85, US-101, CA237 and I-280 (although you can't see or hear any of them). Close to Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and many other high-tech companies. Less than 6 miles to Stanford University and Stanford Hospital and less than 2 miles to El Camino Hospital.

Although close to so many things, this home is still on a very quite residential street. We know because we lived in this home for 6 years. If you're doing anything that may create excessive noise or any problems for the neighbors, we're confident this is not the listing for you. Thanks for understanding.

If you have any issues with check-in and check-out times or any special requests for your arrival, please just let us know. Some friends from the East Coast cannot start a day without Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Not just any coffee, it has to be their brand. Caf or decaf? Soy milk or half-n-half? If you have a request, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you'll decide right now to at least reach out to us with an inquiry.

With the summer demand in downtown Mountain View, we usually rent this home to one Guest for the full 3 months of Jun/Jul/Aug. So PLEASE do not make a reservation request for that period for any shortern than 2 months. You can feel free to send us an inquiry and we can update you, but PLEASE do not send an actual reservation.

-Anne and Mike

More Details

Anne and Mike
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, French, Japanese, Chinese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Anne and Mike

Anne and Mike have been a couple since meeting at the University of Michigan in 1986. We love to travel and have lived in France, Japan, and China. We also had the pleasure of taking 18 months to travel the world in 1998 and 1999, visiting 15+ countries on a very low budget. We settled in beautiful Mountain View, CA in 2000 and have two active boys (9 and 11 years old).

We have rented people's places on some of our world travels and our goal is always to leave the house just as we found it.

Anne and Mike purchased this house in 2005

Why Anne and Mike chose Old Mountain View

This is the first home that we ever purchased. We fell in love with downtown Mountain View and can't see ourselves living anywhere else.

What makes this house unique

We love the historic charm of this home. It's neat to see people standing outside looking at our home with the 'Historic Homes of Mountain View Walking Tour' booklet in hand.


Old Mountain View House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw-foot tub from the 1920's
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full bunkbed set with Twin trundle, & ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling fan and large closet. Single over Queen bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Downtown Mountain View Home
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Friends , food , football !

  • 4 of 5

Thanks .. the historic cottage was in a fantastic location , walked to dinner & breakfast . Arrived by train - so convenient !

We enjoyed wine on the private patio and visiting with our friends . Had a great time. Mike was very helpful with recommendations and provided a nice bottle of wine on arrival .

First time in Mountain View and loved it .

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad things worked out Bonni and we hope you folks come back again some time soon!
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Nice Historic Home

  • 4 of 5

This is a cute historic home, clean, well kept and very close to downtown Mounain View & neighboring parks. It was very comfortable for 4 adults and a toddler, and the owners were very accommodating in providing us with a crib & bedding for the toddler. We had a pleasant stay except for our grandson stepping on the floor heater and getting hurt.

The owners promptly assured me that they will put a guard around the floor heater for future young visitors. I appreciate their quick response and assurance of taking care of this issue.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Jose (SJC) SFO only 26 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
St. Stephen's Green
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Shoreline GolfLinks
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Caltrain and Lightrail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA85 and US-101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
156 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (209 miles to Lake Tahoe)
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.