2-story spacious (3000 sq. ft) single family home with beautiful views from all windows and back yard of the hills of charming San Carlos. Upstairs balcony deck and backyard large deck and garden with both sun and shade. Bedrooms upstairs with 3 baths and laundry washer/dryer; downstairs with family room, living room, dining room, large kitchen with all appliances. Master bedroom has king bed with orthopedic (temperpedic memory foam) whirlpool bath and double shower, spectacular view of the hills from both, leads out to balcony deck. Second master suite has similar king bed and private bathroom with shower only. Third bedroom has queen bed; fourth bedroom has single "captain's bed" (higher than usual). House gets plenty of light, many "picture" windows (almost all modern double-glazed). Air conditioning not needed except on rare very hot days (in the 90's F.), but house stays cool if all windows are closed in the morning and shades drawn. Overhead Casablanca fans cool family room and upstairs bedrooms. Nights always cool off.
Quiet & shaded residential neighborhood, pleasant for long walks, mixture of older and younger families. Ten minute walk to charming downtown area with mix of interesting shops and restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy and convenience store, City Hall, bus stops, and train stop to San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and points south all the way to Los Angeles (Cal Train & AmTrak). Twenty minutes walk to large park ("Burton Park") with kiddies playground, tennis courts, basketball hoops, picnic areas, bike paths, baseball diamonds, and soccer practice lawn areas. Two cats live with us (quiet, gentle, independent yet affectionate) - mostly indoors, but love going out during the day -- their litter area is in the downstairs garage.
Family of 4 (two grown daughters are attending UC Berkeley and will be on exchange this January - May semester (2009) to Santiago, Chile and Rome, Italy). We are a retired couple (former M.D. and Biologist/Chemist/Computer Science educator) seeking to travel to South America to visit our daughter and friends in Chile, then on to Buenos Aires for approximately 2 weeks. Our house is available for exchange from Feb. 3rd to March 15th, but we are looking for house in Buenos Aires for only the first 2 weeks in March (or Chile the last week of February). We have 2 cars available for exchange as well for travel within the SF Bay Area (within 3 hours' driving of house --> for longer trips, rental car is advised for you)