Cheerfully decorated and faux finished, furnished large master bedroom with private bath, walk-in closet, fireplace in quaint Los Altos in single family home - San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley
Large master bedroom furnished with king size bed, shelf, desk. Faux finished just like the bathroom with plenty of cabinetry and glass shower. Spacious, organized walk-in closet.
In 4 bedroom single family home surrounded by garden with fruit trees, roses, vegetable growing area. Swimming pool, deck and gazebo. The kitchen is large and well equipped, available for light cooking. The household is quiet, serene and friendly.
High speed internet. Laundry. Plenty of free street parking.
There may be other guests in the house.
The place with its unique whimsical and welcoming atmosphere, the brightly colored flowers in the garden, the warmth of the hardwood floors will make you feel right at home.
Kitchen for preparation of simple meals.
Interazione con gli ospiti
Available to guests in case of need.
Altre cose da evidenziare
I am a chef and I also offer delicious, healthy and affordable meals upon request: breakfast, lunch or dinner (mostly Italian-style-flavored with home-grown herbs and vegetables.
Please read the following instructions/house rules before booking. Please note that this listing has a strict cancellation policy. Exceptions only in case of medical/family extenuating circumstances.
Check-in 5pm. Check-out 11am.
Early check-in or late check-out: host will do her best to accommodate guest. There may be an additional charge.
Host will indicate key location should host not be home at check-in or in case of late check-in.
At check out, take all your personal items from bathroom and room (including chargers), remove garbage and leave room in order. Don't forget to leave house key.
Parking: Plenty of safe free parking on Portland Ave. Driveway is reserved to host. Do not crowd neighbors' spaces. Park car preferably near the side of the house on Portland Ave. (Front porch accessible directly from Portland Ave.)
No pets nor smoking on the property. Second guest only with host's agreement (there is an additional charge).
Not suitable for infants and children (0-12).
Use of bathroom: private. Turn fan off when leaving bathroom. Wipe glass with squeegy in order not to leave water stains on glass.
Use of kitchen: microwaving, preparation of simple things. No frying, baking, roasting. Wipe countertop, sink, stove, floor, if necessary, and put things away immediately after use. Do not leave the kitchen while the gas stove is on.
Use of living room/dining room: reserved to host unless otherwise agreed.
Use of water and electricity: due to the current severe draught, guests are requested to be mindful of water usage (short shower, laundry no more than once a week.) Unplug devices when not in use. Turn lights off when leaving room/house.
Use of Internet: Guest is allocated use of Internet Access on a shared bandwidth basis and shall not use the Internet Access for: (I) any purpose in violation of any copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret rights of any person; or (ii) any purpose in violation of any state or federal laws or regulations presently existing. Guest shall not restrict, interfere with, or knowingly disrupt the Internet Access.
Refrigerator: Keep items in refrigerator compact on one shelf and label them, as per host's instructions. When checking out, remove leftover food from refrigerator.
Cleaning: Guest (especially in case of stays longer than a week) is to clean room and bathroom and keep it free of food/leftovers/dirty kitchen items. Ask host for cleaning supplies. Professional cleaning of room on demand.
Laundry: Laundry detergent available. Once a week max, including sheets and towels. Laundry to be hung on laundry line to dry and collected promptly when dry.
Garbage/Recycle: RECYCLE (plastic, clean paper, glass, aluminum) in blue container, food leftovers in green container and garbage in black container. Guest is to remove garbage/recycle from room regularly and place it in appropriate bins outside. Guests may be requested to help with taking bins outside on curb on Wednesday night and back in on Thursday morning.
Close front door securely. Do not bolt it from the inside. Make sure sliding doors are closed before leaving if nobody else is home.
Guests: For security and privacy reasons guests/visitors are not allowed on the property.
Use of pool: Please ask host about using it. Pool/spa are not heated.
Quiet times and privacy: between 10:30pm and 7:30am.
Please note: all bedrooms are upstairs. Take shoes off if arriving late at night or leaving early.
In consideration of other guests in the house, night/early morning phone conversations should be limited, quiet and possibly not in room (ask host). Please use headphones if listening to music or watching videos.
Questions regarding the above? Please ask before booking.
Hello, my name is Nelly. I've lived in Genova, Italy until 20 years ago and then I moved to Los Altos, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Genova I owned one of the most traditional food specialty stores: Torte e Farinata Antica Sciamadda. In the US I have been teaching Italian cooking and culture for two decades and lead culinary tours in various Italian regions. My passion is to cook, preferably with others. So, if interested, I can teach guests a few things during their stay. Another passion is "home". I love to make guests feel at home and create a "home away from home" for them.