Walk to downtown Palo Alto

House - Entire home/apt · Central Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States

Craftsman style home in Silicon Valley with 3 bedrooms each with queen sized beds, large living room, dining room and ample outdoor decks and porches. Easy access to Palo Alto, Stanford University and many world famous Silicon Valley corporations.

The Space

When you come to Silicon Valley, you want to be able to enjoy life inside and outside in our terrific Northern California weather. This craftsman style home has 3 bedrooms with queen size beds, 3 ensuite bathrooms, 3 wonderful porches, and a fabulous back yard. You’ll relax in the hot tub, recline on the hammock, rejuvenate with meals on the deck cooked on the grill.

The house is in a quiet family neighborhood, but its less than two blocks to a green grocer with great take out burritos, charming coffeeshop/cafe, and a dry cleaner. The kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, and all the condiments you need for a quick breakfast or a great family meal.

It’s a 15 minute walk to downtown Palo Alto or a 10 minute drive to Stanford. The Palo Alto CalTrain station is less than a mile away and travels between San Jose and San Francisco with many stops in between.

Extra features inside include granite and stainless steel kitchen, washer/dryer, wifi, 2 HDTV viewing areas, DVD player, Roku or Apple TV, and first floor powder room. There’s also a pull out single bed in one of the bedrooms for an extra guest. Outside you can enjoy the swing on the front porch, or one under the trellis in the back yard, let the Roman style fountain help you unwind, or play games on the back lawn.

Interaction with Guests

In order that we ensure the house is properly prepared, your hosts would appreciate being notified of your arrival time. It is also helpful to know your departure time.

I have assembled a binder with information about the house as well as the community. If you still have questions we would be happy to answer by email or telephone.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet family neighborhood with a mixture of young families and long term residents.

Getting around

The house is 20 minutes by freeway to either San Francisco International Airport or San Jose Mineta Airport. Public bus service to downtown Palo Alto and beyond is two blocks away. The bus also connects to the Palo Alto CalTrain station is a 20 minute walk at the border of downtown Palo Alto and Stanford University. This train operates between San Jose and San Francisco. Depending upon which train is taken the trip to San Jose can be between 20 minutes and 40 minutes. To San Francisco the trip is either 30 minutes or one hour.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • the house is very cozy and located in a very beautiful area. it is equipped with everything you need, towels, shampoo and a top kitchen! You can use everything in the kitchen, that was very nice! We would definitly come back to Pam and bob, it was a wonderful experience!

    March 2014
  • You will have everything you want in this home: a charming neighborhood close to University Avenue shops and restaurants in Palo Alto, a beautifully updated home with excellent kitchen and common areas, en suite bathrooms with each bedroom, and a gracious host. An excellent location for a Stanford visit (only 1.5 miles to Palm Drive) and a great alternative to area hotels.

    February 2014
  • This was our second stay in Bob's gorgeous house. Everything was wonderful.

    February 2014
  • Wonderful space and the hosts left everything perfectly.

    February 2014
  • We felt like home in Bob's house. He had everything in the house that we could have asked for. Located in a very quiet residential neighborhood, the house is big, well taken care of and functional. It's very close to restaurants on University Ave.

    I would love to stay at Bob's house again.

    January 2014
  • Such a beautiful, cozy house. We loved that each bedroom had its own bathroom and you can't beat the proximity to downtown Palo Alto.

    December 2013
  • Great, comfortable home in Menlo park. Bob was a wonderful host. When we a small electrical problem, Bob came right over and helped us fix the problem. The home has everything you could ask for and MORE, Bob is more than generous with his home. The bathrooms are filled with helpful towels, shampoos and hairdryers, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could hope for. You would be luck to rent from this man. Can't wait to stay here again!!

    December 2013
  • Bob was wonderful in accommodating our group. His home is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. We reserved his home for a team retreat, and even though it is still in town, it felt like we were on a Tahoe getaway. He provides everything you could possibly think of -- coffee, all the kitchen necessities, etc. I would highly recommend booking with Bob if you can!

    November 2013
  • Excellent three-night stay in Bob and Pam's lovely, extremely well-equipped home. The description on the website is completely accurate. Plenty of room for the four of us (women friends on an annual reunion weekend)--and the house could easily accomodate three couples. The neighborhood is charming and very convenient to downtown Palo Alto and an even closer cluster of shops, including a grocery store, featuring the Bob-endorsed delicious take-out burritos.

    November 2013
  • This is the best place I've been to with AirBnb.
    Super clean, tidy and quite.

    We were 3 and it was simply perfect. I highly recommend this place.

    November 2013
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My wife and I raised two children in Menlo Park where we have lived for the past 22 years. We enjoy living here and think you'll be pleased to stay here as well. My wife Pam was an executive for a large non-profit organization and I took photographs for magazines and Silicon Valley corporations. Both of us are now retired and look forward to travel and staying at other Airbnb rentals.
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