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Downtown Private Home With Backyard

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Downtown Private Home With Backyard

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 700 sq ft (65 sq meters).

Front bedroom has a Single over Queen bunk bed and a small walk-in closet.

Back bedroom has a Single over Queen bunk bed with a Single pull-out trundle (so 3 physical beds).

A total of 5 beds (2 Queens and 3 Singles).

Living Room has a small flat screen TV with DVD player.

There is wireless internet access and Sports/Movies cable TV.

The private backyard is large enough for outdoor dining. Depending on the time of year, you can help yourself to fresh oranges or loquots, from our fruit trees.

Our home is a short 3 block walk to downtown Mountain View's Castro St with hundreds of restaurants of every nationality. 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, Microsoft, Facebook, 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 live right next door to this listing. If you're doing anything that may create excessive noise or any problems for the neighbors, then 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 shorter 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 21, 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 (10 and 12 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 2007

Why Anne and Mike chose Old Mountain View

Experience downtown living in the Old Mountain View Neighborhood in the heart of Silicon Valley. You have an entire house to yourselves including a private backyard.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to a vibrant downtown and over 100 restaurants (literally).


Old Mountain View House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Recently remodeled bathroom with shower over tub,
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Single over Full bunk bed with a Single pull-out trundle 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
  • photography
  • 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
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

NIce quant place

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, and ready to go as you would expect from your host. Great communication, would stay here again anytime!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect Spot To Stay in Mountain View

  • 5 of 5

This immaculate bungalow in the heart of Old Mountain View is a short walk from Castro Street, the place to go for good restaurants and culture. The house itself is beautifully restored with a delightful ambiance. There is ample free parking on the street in front and if you like walking, you are only five minutes from the Stevens Creek path. In back of the house there is cozy backyard with a orange tree which, if you are lucky enough to be there in the right season, has the best navel oranges you will ever taste. The hosts are friendly, helpful, and available.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay and perfect hosts to make even better!

  • 5 of 5

What an ideal setup this was for me. I was traveling alone on business, and from my first email inquiry, no detail was ignored. Mike and Anne responded to my questions and requests--even accepted a box I had shipped ahead of time!-- with a generous, helpful spirit. Mike even volunteered commute time information which kept me right on track!

Now... to the home...picture a beautiful tree-lined street just three blocks off Castro Street, the coolest, best restauranted street you can imagine. You park on the curb in front of the house, so coming and going is a breeze. (Parking was never an issue either). It's a lovely are--just beautiful, quaint, charming and everything NON hotel you can imagine.

I was welcomed by Mike, who had opened the house to coordinate with my arrival, showed me around, and then left me to my quiet. (It was another perfect thing! He responded to emails in about 5 minutes, but left me to my peace and tranquility.)

Other great things:

Vintage everything--it was like staying at Grandma's house

Beautiful bottle of wine to welcome me

Coffee and a coffee maker at the ready!

All the bathroom stuff I needed

Cozy and quaint, but plenty of areas to work, eat, watch tv, and on and on.

SUPER GREAT WI-FI connection. Unlike home, I NEVER lost connection.

This is a no-brainer if you're in the Bay Area. I found it easy to get EVERWHERE-- I'll be back!

Thanks for a great time in a great home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit for our purposes

  • 5 of 5

The property is a quaint, old, small house of the classic mid-20th century California variety. It's compact and simple, but is very clean, well maintained, and shockingly convenient. If you are coming to the Bay Area for work in Silicon Valley or to visit relatives on the peninsula or south bay, you would be hard to do better. 5 minute walk to Castro's street bustling restaurant scene. 7 minute walk to CalTrain, proximity to central expressway, 101, 85, and 280. How could you do any better?

The house has all of the modern conveniences and decently stocked kitchen. Since its 2 bedrooms, the bedding is "maximized" by having the hybrid bunk arrangements in both rooms (double on the bottom, one on top). Families and larger groups will find it very convenient. The owners live in a similar house next door, which may be a real bummer of you were going to throw a keg party, but works really well in terms of any needs, questions, help, etc. They were very respectful of our privacy, but communicated via email throughout the stay to inquire if all was well.

The neighborhood is old style, quaint residential. There is plenty of available street parking and all is pretty quiet and calm.

An enthusiastic thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for two nights. Everything was fantastic and exactly as advertised. The hosts were very responsive and helpful. I will stay again during future visits to the Bay Area.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for the business traveller

  • 5 of 5

All was as promised. It is in a very convenient location for business and dining.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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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
4 Miles
Shoreline GolfLinks
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Caltrain and Lightrail
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Highway 85 (near 101 intersection)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sushi Tomi
Nearest Ski
156 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (209 miles to Lake Tahoe)
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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