Our cozy backyard studio is located just three blocks from the downtown shops in a quiet neighborhood that is walkable and friendly. Your home has a comfortable double bed, a kitchenette, and views of our backyard garden.
The studio is recently remodeled and includes a private bath/shower, kitchenette, and an office desk. There is a private entrance so you can enter and leave as you wish. Downtown Mountain View is a five minute walk away and includes over 100 restaurants, two bookstores and a local grocery store.
Guests can use the outside garden chairs and table whenever they wish.
The studio and home are powered by solar panels and a solar hot water system. The studio is well insulated and includes various features that promote energy conservation and a healthy and clean environment. We'd appreciate it if our guests could also be mindful of the resources (e.g., energy, water) they use, although we do want you to be comfortable as well! We think we can be comfortable and happy while also treading lightly on our planet. We have a few backyard chickens that lay a few eggs a day. If you want some eggs, please ask us and we'll share some of the freshest eggs you've ever had!
We require no smoking in the studio or garden, and no pets. We appreciate guests who leave the studio in a similar condition to how they found it.
Since you have your own studio, you can come and go as you wish. We are here to answer questions and provide local advice/suggestion whenever.
My wife and I are both professors at San Jose State University. I'm work in the area of climate science and Clare teaches technical writing to engineering students. We both enjoy spending time in the garden, going for bike rides and hiking in the local hills. We've lived in downtown Mountain View for over 7 years and love the neighborhood and convenience it offers. We enjoy that we don't need our car to do most things (eating, shopping, getting around), and the weather allows us to be outside and active most days. We are soccer fans - Go San Jose Earthquakes, and also enjoy other sports too. We've done some traveling too with extended stays in Latin America (1 year) Europe/Australia (six months) that were amazing.