Front Hall as you enter houseTake a left at the front door and here is the hallway with your bedroom and bath.
Art-filled home Private bd/bath +++


Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Private bedroom/bath in art-filled home in prime midtown Palo Alto location. Double bed, own bath, hall closet, WiFi; shared laundry in your bath, access to family room TV and kitchen. We are a friendly, casual family and enjoy having our guests! We prefer long-term stays. We will consider a second guest for short term stays if you email a request first.

The space

ABOUT OUR SPACE: Just inside our front door is an art-filled foyer with access to your entrance to a private bedroom, bath and hall closet. Share our family room (TV, Cable, Apple TV, game systems, etc), make a meal in the kitchen, or enjoy the outdoor BBQ. We are a friendly, busy family that enjoys company. Hopefully you love dogs, because our Pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will want to love you!

GUEST ACCESS/ SERVICES: You have full access to one wing of the house as well as the yard.

You can be very private, or we will happily chat with you by the outdoor fire over a glass of wine. We are East Coasters who have lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and can tell you about what Northern California has to offer--indoors and out--including our favorite restaurants/galleries/music, both in Palo Alto and San Francisco (where we lived for 16 years). If you are up early in the morning, share a cup of coffee and breakfast. We live in the house full-time (2 sons have gone off to college, 1 son still at home) but it is big enough for us all to have privacy.

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW; We are centrally located in Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley. Easy 2-5 block walk to Phil's Coffee, Starbucks, the grocery, ice cream store, shoe repair shop, Thai food, etc. Walk or bike 1.5 miles to California Avenue CalTrain station, lots more stores, Fed-X, restaurants, bars, grocery, coffee, and a big farmer's market every Sunday. 2 miles to Stanford or Town and Country Village, where our favorite Mayfield Bakery and Cafe is located. 2.5 miles gets you downtown, with all Palo Alto has to offer.

GETTING AROUND: Palo Alto transportation is diverse, Free shuttles, Stanford Marguerite Bus Lines, two Caltrain stations to SF plus easy biking and walking. Check the City of Palo Alto's transportation website and download Stanford's Bus Route app. Easy bike ride to some of the area's major employers. Forty minute train ride to SF.

SOME MORE DETAILS: This is a smallish bedroom, though it does fit a double bed, desk, dresser and chair. You are welcome to enjoy other rooms in the house. The closet is located in the hallway outside your room. Your bathroom has a shower without a tub, and the laundry (which we use when it is convenient for you) is in your bathroom.

LONGER STAYS: Guests choosing longer stays may receive additional discounts. Guests staying over 2 weeks, a $40 cleaning fee will be charged every two weeks and includes professional cleaners and a change of your sheets and towels. After the first fee paid through Airbnb, the subsequent payments are made directly to us.

Guest access

GUEST ACCESS/ SERVICES: You have full access to our downstairs, which has two TV areas, a library and large kitchen. You are also welcome to use the BBQ outside.

Interaction with guests

You can be very private, or we will happily chat with you by the outdoor fire over a glass of wine. We are East Coasters who have lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and can tell you about what Northern California has to offer--indoors and out--including our favorite restaurants/galleries/music, both in Palo Alto and San Francisco (where we lived for 16 years). If you are up early in the morning, share a cup of coffee and breakfast. We live in the house full-time (2 sons have gone off to college, 1 son still at home) but it is big enough for us all to have privacy.

Other things to note

ROOM DETAILS / TAXES / DISCOUNTS

Room Details: The room has a double bed, desk, dresser, chair, bedside table, 2 lamps and a clock radio alarm. You are welcome to enjoy other rooms in the house. The closet is located in the hallway outside your room. Your private bathroom has a shower and is across the hall from your room. It has laundry in it that we share with you when convenient.

LONGER STAYS: Guests choosing longer stays (several months) may receive additional discounts. Guests staying over 2 weeks, a $40 cleaning fee will be charged every two weeks. The first cleaning fee is paid through Airbnb; the subsequent payments are made to us.


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

HOUSE RULES: Basic courtesy around noise, cleaning up after you cook, etc. Parking is abundant on the Street, not in the driveway as we plug in an electric vehicle. No smoking inside. Ok to smoke by the outside firepit and dispose of the cigarette butts. Socializing rules are based on how long guests stay. Short term guests should not plan to have visitors over without informing the owners. Long term guests: we will figure what works as we go.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

32 Reviews


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Burkhardt User Profile
May 2017
Julie and Dave are wonderful and very relaxed hosts at the same time, from check-in to check-out everything worked very smoothly!

Abbas User Profile
April 2017
Julie and Dave are the best hosts I've had. Gracious, generous and overall great people to stay with. They go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The house is gorgeous and the room I stayed in was very spacious. The bathroom was newly renovated and had all the amenities. They have two adorable, super friendly small dogs and I loved playing with them. The house is at a great location, walking distance from the midtown market, which has Safeway, Walgreens and a few eateries and cafes.

Christin User Profile
March 2017
Julie and Dave are a lovely couple who gave me a place to call home the first 6 weeks I lived in California. They are super flexible, kind, and communicative, and made my transition to a new state really easy for me. Great kitchen that they share with guests, nice private bed and bath, and overall just wonderful, generous hosts.

Erin User Profile
February 2017
Fantastic stay - Julia was extremely welcoming, even with food and water(!), and the house and room are beautiful. I was quite busy, but when I had time Julia and I had great chats - plus the dogs are lovely! I would absolutely recommend, and will definitely stay here again when I'm next in the area. 5 stars!

Jack User Profile
December 2016
Julia was a first rate host. Before I got in the room, she showed up with a much needed glass of water, a pitcher, actually. Lovely house with a high comfort factor. All very much appreciated

Grayson User Profile
November 2016
What great people! I really appreciate them making me feel welcome in their home. The home is very clean and they had everything I needed. I would recommend this room to my closest friends!

Shannon User Profile
November 2016
The room was perfect for my stay. It's in a quiet and convenient neighbourhood. Julia was a great host and made me feel right at home.

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Palo Alto, California, United States · Joined in February 2013
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.

I am a Bay Area artist who shows locally and internationally. My husband, Dave, recently launched a high-tech start-up. We have 3 sons (18 - 26 yrs old) and 2 dogs. During our travels to Europe we used Airbnb an now use it in the US.
We live a casual lifestyle and enjoy welcoming visitors into our home.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour