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Upscale Mid-Peninsula Home - Over 5000 sq ft. - Beautifully remodeled

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Upscale and beautifully remodeled, spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath San Carlos home.

Upscale and beautifully remodeled, spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath San Carlos home. Centrally located on the SF Peninsula. Over 5000 sq/feet. Close to Caltrain, dining and shopping. 20 minutes from SF, 15 minutes from Stanford, 20 minutes to beach.

Welcome to the center of the bay area. The Peninsula is the gateway to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Stanford (Palo Alto) and all that Northern California has to offer. While in San Carlos, you are a comfortable stroll to downtown dining, shopping, parks, hiking trails, Caltrain, bus stops and much more.

Our home is an exceptional blend of high-end details and comfort. You will find the home is spacious for you and your family and will enjoy over 5000 square feet of living space. You will have more than enough space to spread-out or come together for dinners (both inside and outside). The kitchen and bathrooms have been recently updated.

The formal living room is a magnificent 2 story room. Enjoy a large historic image of the Bay Area taken from over 70 years ago. Or make yourself a fire in the large stone fireplace. This room is spectacular.

Next to the living room is a very large study and 1/2 bath. The study has a large television and pull-out couch in case you need extra space for guests. It can sleep 2.

Also next to the living room is the formal dining room which has been spectacularly appointed with 8 seat-dining table and buffet.

Down the hall enjoy the completely remodeled kitchen which is over 260 square feet. The center island has enough space to sit 5 for casual dining. Enjoy the gas stove, french-door refrigerator, dishwasher, built-in microwave, and lots of counter space. We have everything you need to create meals at our home including cookware, dishes, and utensils.

Finally, you can also enjoy the very large family room with 8 seat sectional sofa and chairs. The large screen television (65 inches) awaits you and you relax on the sofa.

The upstairs holds all 4 bedrooms and additional 3 full bathrooms.

The master bedroom is incredibly spacious and generously appointed. You will find a king size bed and additional seating. There are 2 walk-in closets off the master bedroom in addition to the exceptional 4 piece master bathroom. Enjoy showering with side jets in the spacious shower or take a relaxing bath in the large bathtub. There are 2 separate vanities for him and her.

Down the hall you will find 2 smaller bedrooms, each appointed with comfortable twin beds. One of the bedrooms also contains a trundle bed - just in case your kids want to sleep in the same room together.

Finally, we have a very large bedroom that has a queen size bedroom. On the other side of the room there is another twin bed + trundle. There is also an en-suite bathroom that has been recently remodeled (over 400 square feet).

We leave all the instructions and helpful hints you need in a handy binder for your stay. Including internet access, TV instructions, and our phone numbers.

Our outdoor space has large decks and backyard with entertainment for children. On the deck you will find a large 6 seater table (with umbrella for shade) and additional seating to enjoy the warm California evenings. You will also have access to a bbq and propane tanks. The backyard has play structure and trampoline for the kids.

Guests will have access to all of the 4 bedrooms in our house. We will lock one of the master bedroom closets with our files and private possessions. The rest of our beautiful home is yours to enjoy.

**Please note that we do not allow events, receptions, or parties at our home**

We plan on leaving you to your privacy. We will communicate easy instructions for your arrival and departure and leave you to enjoy the home and beautiful bay area. We will be available any time, day or night by phone or text to help with any emergency that may come up.

'San Carlos, The City of Good Living, aims for a small town feel. Its main downtown area is composed mostly of small shops and restaurants.' San Carlos has wonderful restaurants, great parks for children, hiking trails, and wonderful open spaces.

Best location in the bay area. Centrally located between San Francisco and San Jose. All forms of public transportation is walking distance. Caltrain is an easy 15 minute walk. Be in San Francisco as quick as 30 minutes on the beautiful, clean Caltrain. Seven minute drive to highway 101. Ten minute drive to highway 280.

1 mile to CalTrain Station

3 miles to Oracle

6 miles to Sand Hill Row (home of Venture Capital)

7 miles to Stanford University and Palo Alto

12 miles to SFO Airport

22 miles to San Jose Airport

13 miles to Half Moon Bay and the Ritz Carlton

20 miles to Apple

25 miles north to downtown San Francisco

25 miles south to downtown San Jose

40 miles to Muir Woods across the Golden Gate Bridge.

50 miles to Santa Cruz

70 miles to Napa Valley

95 miles to Monterey, Carmel and the 17 Mile Drive

125 miles to Big Sur

200 miles to Tahoe

200 miles to Yosemite National Park

More Details

Kate Skrable
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Kate Skrable

This is our family and we have lived in our home for close to 4 years. It simply is our dream home and we'd love to share it with you when we are traveling on holiday. Our family has lived in the Bay Area since the 90s and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

Kate Skrable purchased this house in 2012


San Carlos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Attached master bath with separate shower and tub
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two additional guests can sleep in the sofa bed (office)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed has a trundle for more sleeping options
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed also has a trundle for more sleeping options
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Perfect house for a get-away or summer break. We are close to most tourist attractions in Northern California. Since we have kids ourselves, we have many amenities if you want to bring your children along


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Upscale Mid-Peninsula Home - Over 5000 sq ft. - Beautifully remodeled
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

awesomely comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect place, so warm and inviting . we were in town for a 3 day volleyball tournament with our daughters. It was so close to the event center, and so wonderful to come home after a long day of games to relax in such a comfortable home. thanks cassie

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for selecting our home. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to come back any time.
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*** Perfection on many levels ***

  • 5 of 5

My family was visiting our new triplets over the holidays and had a wonderful experience in Kate's perfect home in San Carlos. We have used VRBO in the past and had many good experiences but this time was a good as it gets! The hope is very spacious - super clean - warm & friendly, we felt right at home which made our limited time together extra special. The first thing out of my 80 year mothers mouth was "Lets rent this house again next year ! " I hope we have the opportunity to do just that. Owners are very easy to work with and very responsive ++

The beds were super comfortable, rooms very spacious, gathering spots inside and outside the home. Well maintained and just perfect.

Even though we never met the owners in person we felt like part of their family and welcome guests - including "welcome wine and snacks" waiting for us upon arrival - Nice touch Kate!

W hope we will have a opportunity to visit your beautiful home again soon! Thank You very much !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. We look forward to hosting your family in the future!
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Beautiful house full of character. Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for 3 nights to celebrate my son's first birthday with extended family traveling from all over the world.

The house was beautiful with a very warm lived in quality. All the bedrooms were perfect for our needs. We ended up using each of the many living spaces to sit and talk with one another too. I highly recommend the deck in the mid afternoon with a cool breeze making the wind chimes sing. The house is also, obviously, very nice for families with children too. Very close to the main San Carlos restaurant strip, as well as grocery stores, etc.

Kate is very prompt and thorough in communication, as well as being very friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to inquire again if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I took a team of 7 teachers to a conference and stayed at Kate's home. This is a beautiful home and meet our needs. We were able to relax on the deck the one night we did stay in. Kate is easy to communicate with and very prompt. If my team comes back next year for the conference, I will be contacting Kate again.

Being midway between SF and San Jose, it was close to our conference site, close to the commuter station for trips to SF and close to the San Mateo bridge for a trip to Oakland to catch a game.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 adults and 2 children) had a wonderful stay in the rental home. Everything was very clean and the house was in great condition. The house has great natural light and a lot of different living areas to spread out.

The only minor negative I had with our stay is that I prefer very firm mattresses but the beds were very soft. There were also no towel racks in the master bathroom.

But overall, we had a very enjoyable stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

My closest friends from the MIT Class of 1988 got together to celebrate turning 50. Having the reunion here made the occasion even more memorable. The house sits on a quiet, safe neighborhood, and is beautiful from top to bottom. The host is thoughtful and prompt in communicating. We could not have hoped for a better arrangement.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Rail (corner of San Carlos Ave and El Camino)
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Cal Train (take to SF or SJ)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
101 or the 280 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of restaurants in downtown
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Dodge Ridge or Bear Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Half Moon Bay Beach (near Ritz Carlton)


Rates & Availability

San Carlos House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable damage deposit $500

Firm Cancellation Policy
For bookings cancelled up to 60 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 100% refund. You are not charged any booking fees.
For bookings cancelled up to 30 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 50% refund. You are charged booking fees on any portion kept.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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