2 guests

1 room

1 bed

0 baths

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

0 baths

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About this listing

Our comfortable, convenient, easy going atmosphere helps make your business trip and SV visit very simple & productive.


Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $300


The space

Welcome to our Cozy Quarters room, center of convenience and hospitality!

Private room with a queen size bed. Shared bathroom and wireless access.

We like a relaxed and easy going atmosphere, and welcome guests who are focused, adventurous, and open minded. Bike, Bus, Legs are great ways to experience local simplicity and the beauty of Palo Alto's tree-lined neighborhoods.

Great location. Quiet mid-town Palo Alto neighborhood. Walk to PA Coffee Shop, Philz, Starbucks, cafés, restaurants, bus stops, and parks

Rent bikes at Mike's Bikes or Stanford campus bike rentals. Explore the Shoreline Lake, Baylands, Stanford University campus, Stanford Golf Course, Michael’s, NASA Ames, Worlds largest social network company, World's largest search engine company, University Ave, Sand Hill, Stanford Shopping Center.

Note: Ying will be staying in the other bedrooms, dining room, and family room. The house is a duplex, with a family of 4 on the other side.

Workout at the Palo Alto mid-town YMCA, pool, basketball court, yoga, zumba, use the private jacuzzi, sauna, towels, workout weights, treadmill, cross trainers, machines.

Guest access

We provide internet, towels, bath gel, bedroom slippers.

Interaction with guests

As needed.

Our guests are very focused, so we are here to enable, help, and get out of the way.

The neighborhood

We love the trees, parks, bike paths, scenic natural preserves. Find hidden pockets of Silicon Valley and go on a walking tours to some of these historic places.

Getting around

See guidebook.

Other things to note

Welcome visiting faculty, startup professionals, students, interns coming to Silicon Valley or Stanford area!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Come and go freely as you need.
1) Be respectful of other guests and family.

2) Please state purpose of visit and approximate daily schedule.

3) Contact us for check-in and we will give you instructions for the keys.

4) Keep us posted on flight arrivals and any changes to ETA.

5) Shower before 10pm and after 7am on weekdays.

6) Each room has a booklet on check-in, check-out instructions, wireless access, showers, towels, coming and going around town.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

58 Reviews

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Zachary User Profile
February 2017
A good value for the price. It is a walkable distance away from a free shuttle to the Palo Alto Caltrain station. Ying was accommodating and very friendly!

Gurpreet User Profile
January 2017
Good place overall. The walls are pretty thin and you can hear a lot of noise (neighbours, etc) during the day, but it quiets down at night. Would stay again.

Benedicta User Profile
December 2016
Ying is a very kind hearted person. Since the first day we stayed he's been so welcomed and caring about our needs. The neighborhood is safe and beautiful. There's a restaurant, pool, shopping center in a walking distance. But nothing could compare the hospitality at Ying's place. One of the nights when I had a birthday, he bought me a birthday cake and a chocolate. I've never actually met someone new who are so pure hearted and nice as Ying. Definitely gonna recommend his place to everyone!

Thomas User Profile
December 2016
Incredibly warm and inviting hosts! I've come into Palo Alto frequently for work and I find myself most at home and at easy when I stay with Ying.

Bill User Profile
November 2016
Ying and Sherry were great hosts. I received a fresh towel each morning, and a locking room. Couldn't have been happier

Donna User Profile
October 2016
Great location, great price, and super friendly hosts.

Mario User Profile
October 2016
Ying is very kind and hospitable. For instance, even if I arrived late, he gave me a ride to the nearest supermarket to let me buy stuff for breakfast. The room is a bit smaller than it appears from the pictures ( there is not a lot of space around the bed). The surroundings are really quite, maybe too quite. The nearest restaurant is half mile away as well as the bus stop. I would definitely recommend this place for someone who wants a safe and quite place to stay in Palo Alto.

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Palo Alto, California, United States · Joined in September 2011
Ying & Sherry User Profile

My father and I are long time California Bay Area residents. We enjoy our homes and properties in Palo Alto and want to share the experience of convenience and hospitality in this area. Ying is a retired chemical engineer, active in education of the 5 grandchildren. First one@Harvard University, second@UC San Diego & third@Gunn High, fourth and fifth@Hoover Elementary. Sherry is a product marketing manager in technology, Mandarin bilingual and bicultural Asia expert, enjoys continuous learning, skiing, biking, running, and volunteers at Stanford's CCIS and mentor startup companies.

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Response time: within a few hours

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