Living roomLiving room showing kitchen access and privacy door.
Walk to Downtown Palo Alto
Hosted by Bob
Bob is the host.Bob is a superhost.
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3.5 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3.5 baths
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Our home has three ensuite bedrooms each with a queen size bed plus a small room that can be set up for one person on comfortable air mattress as well as two other air mattresses that could be placed in any of the bedrooms or other living spaces.

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 en-suite bathrooms, 3 wonderful porches, and a fabulous back yard.
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.

Extra features inside include granite and stainless steel kitchen, washer/dryer, wifi, 2 HDTV viewing areas, DVD player, Roku 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 ample front porch, or one under the trellis in the back yard. Let the Roman style fountain help you unwind.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the entire house, the large front porch and the large rear deck and driveway. Provided with the house are sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, laundry soap, iron and ironing board, a fully outfitted kitchen.
*An in-law apartment shares a portion of the rear deck. That apartment has no access to the house. My long term tenant Sam is very discreet. She enters and leaves by the alleyway. Sam is often helpful to guests with questions about the area, the house, or if there is difficulty getting in. We fully appreciate and honor your need for privacy.

Interaction with guests

To make things easy we have arranged for you to check in without assistance by entering a code to the front door. 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. We would be happy to allow for an earlier check-in or later check-out provided there are no other same day arrivals or departures. Please let us know that in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

A binder is provided 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.

Other things to note

During weekdays our neighbors would appreciate an outdoor quiet time after 10:00 pm.

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Extra people $25 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee $200
Security Deposit $500
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Guests will be expected to respect the privacy of the neighbors as well as my tenant who has an apartment at the rear of the property. Large parties are not suitable for this listing. This is a residential neighborhood with neighbors who expect quiet after 10:00pm. All outdoor conversation--either on the porch or rear deck--must be ended at that time. When arriving late at night please be considerate of our neighbors and keep noise to a minimum. If you cannot agree to these conditions please select another Airbnb property.

We are a no smoking, no pets house. Not because we dislike those who smoke or have pets. We just want fewer issues for the most number of guests. Smoking on the front porch is acceptable.

It would be appreciated if unneeded lights were turned off when leaving the house as well as when in the house. In the ongoing California water shortage a wise use of water is encouraged.

When leaving please refer to the check out instructions in the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

143 Reviews

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Damian User Profile
October 2017
This was my third time staying at Bob's place. It is a lovely place that feels like a home away from home. The house is clean, tidy, and very comfortable. In a very nice neighbourhood close to Palo Alto

Jack User Profile
August 2017
The house was exactly as described, clean, roomy, in a very nice and quiet neighborhood, centrally located to all spots in the silicon valley. From the start, Bob was very prompt in communication, which made the check in and stay smooth. We wanted to extend the stay, and that created some technical challenges for Airbnb system to handle, which then generated erratic payment calculations. Bob was very prompt and responsive to call Airbnb and stayed on until all miscalculations had been amended. Bob is a great host, and the house is a great place. We would definitely want to stay again.

Pete User Profile
July 2017
It was quite lucky to find a 3BR / 3BA home for myself and two colleagues right in the heart of Silicon Valley, but Bob's house fit the bill perfectly. The refrigerator was well-stocked, the rooms were clean and homey, and we had easy access to nearby shops and the freeway. Didn't get to try out the hot tub -- maybe next trip!

Jenny User Profile
June 2017
My family and I had a great stay in Bob's lovely family home! Bob was very communicative and always reachable. His home is very comfortable, and had all that we needed. The neighborhood is very close to shops and restaurants, and is very quiet and peaceful. I highly recommend Bob's home for guests who would like to feel right at home, and be close to downtown Palo Alto/Menlo Park! Access to the home was great; no keys to worry about, which is nice when you are traveling. Thanks Bob! We had a great time!

Alex User Profile
June 2017
excellent place, very accommodating host, highly recommend.

Lindsay User Profile
June 2017
Clean and a lovely stay!

Leslie User Profile
June 2017
We came out for a Stanford graduation. This was the perfect spot; quiet neighborhood, close to downtown Palo Alto and campus. The back deck was perfect for a cookout and gathering to celebrate!

Menlo Park, California, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Bob User ProfileBob is a superhost.

My wife Pam and I have lived in Menlo Park for the past 26 years. My wife Pam was an executive for a large non-profit organization and I worked as a photographer. Both of us are now retired and look forward to travel and staying at other Airbnb rentals. We also have an Airbnb in London. If you have plans to travel to London and would like to consider staying there please let us know.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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