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.

Your host, Bob
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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
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: $150
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • House was exactly what was advertised. Plenty of space for a family of five. Beautiful kitchen. Easy 15 minute walk to the restaurants on University. It was a great week!

    June 2014
  • Bob (email hidden). I helped coordinate the stay for an artist of ours and her family. They had only positive things to say about the house and the neighborhood. Bob was very responsive to any questions we had from the very beginning, and made the whole process seamless. I would highly recommend this listing!

    May 2014
  • This home and this host are simply top notch. It was perfect for three traveling business partners and served as a wonderful "home base" for our activities in the Palo Alto area. Neat, clean, convenient and so on. Truth is, within 5 minutes of arriving I felt like I was at home or at a family member's home - simply comfortable.

    May 2014
  • This is a lovely house, Bob (email hidden). I'd highly recommend this to anyone who is staying in the area. No complaints!

    April 2014
  • 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, (email hidden). 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
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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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