About This Listing
New cottage built 2 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.
Tom's place is fantastic & he was a gre at host! Would absolutely stay again.
It was great staying at Tom's place. It's very quiet and has everything you need!
Tom's "Cozy Cottage" was an ideal retreat and hotel alternative during my business meetings in Palo Alto. The pictures and other reviews are a good summary. Quiet place overlooking a wooded area and creekbed. Very private. I will strongly consider staying here again on future travels.
Tom is a great host ha made me feel welcome to his home. It is exactly as pictured, very quiet and clean. Great location very close to bith Stanford and Google. I loved the chickens they are like pets.
The cozy cottage was a magical space of solace and perfectly convenient for my research trip to Stanford. I biked in on the marvelous bike path that is basically the same street as the cottage and Tom was an incredible host from the moment I expressed interest until my departure. He immediately responded to my queries, graciously accepted special requests, and welcomed my husband and I warmly but left us alone to do our work unless we reached out to him. The trees, creek, and chickens make the place feel like you're in the country and yet in reality you are minutes away from all shopping and eating conveniences. I would definitely stay again.
Tom was very communicative before I arrived and gave me all of the info I would need in order to self-check-in if he wasn't home. As it turned out, he greeted me immediately on arrival, gave me the lay of the land, and encouraged me to contact him if I needed anything. The cottage was very peaceful and relaxing, and the hot tub was an uexpected bonus that I hadn't noticed in the description -- highly recommended!
The Cottage was everything that I expected from the fantastic reviews it has received so far. Tom and Erin are great hosts. On arrival they took the time to explain the local amenities and pointed me towards the hiking paths in the area. They even offered some eggs that had been freshly laid by their resident chickens!
They were consistently friendly and helpfull throughout my stay, whilst allowing me room to enjoy the quiet peaceful space provided. I spent a lot of time working from the cabin and it was lovely to be able to see wildlife from the window.
The only point I might add is that there is a bit of walking distance between this cottage and the nearest transport links/shops, which might be something to consider if like me you're used to traveling by foot, this is where the bike they provide will come in useful to most people.
I'd recomend visiting Castro Street (only a short car journey/uber ride away) as here you can find a great little icecream shop and a wide choice of restraunts, the Counter Burger bar in Palo Alto is also worth visiting, with surprisingly good vegetarian options!
All in all it was a great place to stay and I would definitly recommend this to anyone looking for a quieter experince in the bay area.
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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.
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