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San Carlos California 94070 United States of America

Listing # 125812

Rates From USD 2250 Monthly
Independent Scholar
About Member
Last Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ideally located San Fran. Peninsula near Stanford home for NY or Europe

I AM INTERESTED in a long term EXCHANGE or RENTAL IN NEW YORK, LONDON, or other major EUROPEAN CITY. My home is for simultaneous exchange or rent (during my absence tbd) for 4-6 months. Anytime in 2019.

My home is a classy, and comfortable vintage-style home in an upscale town between San Francisco and Palo Alto. It is on one level--no stairs. Home is very light and bright with many windows that offer views to the San Francisco Bay. There is a wood fireplace, hardwood floor, and an updated kitchen with all modern conveniences. There are 2 carpeted bedrooms (one doubles as an office) w/queen & full beds. The bath includes both a tub and separate shower.

My large and private terraced garden includes herbs, roses, fruit trees, and a towering redwood tree. Both a sunning patio with BBQ and a breakfast porch invite one to enjoy some of the best weather in our area. Lovely all year, summers in San Carlos are dry, full of warm sunshine, with cooling breezes most every day, when San Francisco is often foggy and Berkeley/East Bay and San Jose/Silicon Valley can be hot. Fall and spring are especially beautiful, but winter storms are fun to watch from the wall of windows!

The house is located on a quiet street at the end of a ‘cul de sac,’ 20 miles south of San Francisco, 10 miles north of Stanford University. It is a very safe, secure and calm family neighborhood with excellent schools—close to the City, yet a serene suburban escape.

Walking and biking are easy from here—it is a ten-minute walk to San Carlos town center, a charming European-style village with a weekly farmer's street market, outdoor cafes, numerous parks, a wonderful public library, excellent public schools and quirky, artistic shops. Many international restaurants are in town, including French, Burmese, Korean, Peruvian, Greek, etc. and regional US eateries such as Creole, Hawaiian and southern BBQ. We have wine bars, craft beer pubs, alfresco dining, our own jazz club and restaurants that offer music and dancing on weekends.

Transportation options include easy car access to 2 major freeways. There are NO bridges to cross to the City, thus avoiding their expensive tolls and traffic jams. The train (10 minute walk) has frequent (regular and express) service to San Francisco and Stanford (3rd stop, 10-14 min.), as well as to the BART subway station for transfers to the City and Berkeley. There are several express buses daily to San Francisco.

Close in town are many parks, nature hiking areas, an airplane/helicopter museum, and comprehensive hospital. Major shopping malls are close. Nearby (15 min.to 1 hour by auto) one can hike in forests, frolic on the Bay & the Pacific ocean beaches. It is possible to take easy overnight trips to seaside Monterey, Carmel, and the extensive Napa Valley wine country.

I have lots of exchange experience. Thus I have an extensive tourist and cultural event library and am delighted to tailor recommendations and insider tips for my guests.

Ideal for a visiting scholar (at Stanford or San Francisco Universities) or working professionals on temporary contract.

Best for 2 adults and one add'l adult or child. Suitable for children aged 6 and older.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 until Sunday, December 15, 2019
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Prefer from March on, but am flexible.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City San Carlos
Postal Code - State or Province 94070 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University Stanford University
University nearby University of California (San Francisco medical campus), San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Destination 2: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Destination 3: Amsterdam



Rental Price:

USD 2250 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Water and trash service included. If rented, the electricity, gas, cable and high speed internet services are tenant's responsibility. d
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


About Member

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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About Me
I was a faculty member in Student Services for 30 years before I retired. I am an avid independent traveler, have traveled widely, especially in Europe and have exchanged my home often for periods of one to two months. My interests are the humanities, especially art history and theater. I am physically active and enjoy yoga, meditate, and walk/hike regularly. I am a fabric and wearable art craftswoman. As a native Californian, and long time San Francisco Bay Area resident, I provide excellent, individually-tailored tourist information, including many off-the-beaten path experiences and low-cost options and tips. People describe me as responsible, friendly, tolerant and flexible. I am interested in a long term exchange in a major European city for my home 10 miles north of Stanford University.

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