About this listing
New cottage built 3 years ago with private entrance, queen bed, desk and music system. Access to private bathroom and kitchenette area as well as shared creekside hot tub and deck. Neighborhood has country feel with chickens & fresh eggs on premises. Great area for bike riding, 2 miles from Stanford and 3 miles to Sunday morning farmers markets at California Ave. Rental comes with a mountain bike (w/lock & helmet).
We have an EV charging station at the house, and Hertz rents the Leaf Electric Vehicle at the San Francisco Airport. Reservations can be made through Hertz at (phone number hidden). We will provide charging for free.
This place was perfect and Tom is way cool. I was attending a conference and it was a perfect little sleeping office separate from the main house. Hung out with Tom and talked and had some beers. Loved the chickens - brought me back to my childhood. Plan to stay again when I am doing meetings nearby.
Tom is a great guy! He really tries to make the guest feel at home and the cottage is really charming. It is behind the house but set in the woods with lots of critter noises. It is close to the town of Los Altos and ~ 4 mi or less from Stanford (kind of depends on what part of the campus one is going to). The bathroom and mini-kitchen are in the main house but exclusively for the guest (no sharing). Both the cottage and the bathroom/kitchen area are tastefully decorated. There is a patio area where one can enjoy the woods and a meal. There is even a bike for guest use although it was a tad bit too large for me. A great find but most of all, great people.
Everything worked great. Tom was helpful, weather perfect, bed comfy! NO concerns at all about recommending this place.
This cottage worked really well for my husband and I. It was quiet, clean and very welcoming host. We had the use of bikes as well. Great location and we would certainly like to visit again. The chickens were a riot to watch
Had a great stay at Tom's - perfect location for my conference, just a short walk away. Nice neighborhood, pretty walking/bike trails and very close to downtown Los Altos for groceries, restaurants, and a cute farmers market on Thurs evenings. They lent me a bike, which was great for exploring. The cottage is really pretty - quiet, clean, and very private - everything I needed. Tom and Ali were super friendly and helpful. I'd love to stay again for my conference next year!
Awesome stay. Everything was as Tom described. Tom even left the lights on for me when I arrived late for my checkin. The place was clean and cozy as well as nice and quiet. Needless to say, I will be back again!
Tom was wonderful! The quiet little cottage is set back in a private yard that remains dark and quiet at night. The cottage is very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The big windows open out to leafy oaks along a dry creek. Five steps out the door and you have a clean private bathroom and mini kitchen. great shopping and food a bike ride away. I will definitely stay again!
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About the Host, Tom
I'm a bicyclist, rock climber, kiteboarder and research scientist working in computer graphics, imaging, scientific visualization and computer vision.