About This Listing
Share my big, bright, off-street suite, perfectly located in downtown Menlo with walkable access to anything that matters, including downtown Palo Alto and it's famous Stanford campus, plus covered off-street parking and your own bicycle.
Share with me — and only me — no roommates, no other guests, almost like having your own apartment, with your own private bedroom & bath, total access to a big living room, dining room, fully-stocked kitchen, a shelf in the fridge, TV, WiFi and a stationary exercise-bike. For your car, an off-street parking-space, or get around on my bicycle, or, for an extra fee, my car is available on a trip-by-trip basis.
The quiet 1500-SqFt space is completely furnished, on top-floor with high ceilings and big windows on both sides for maximum bright light. The bed accommodates two (small surcharge for double-occupancy). The entrance involves climbing only ten steps but could be a problem for anyone with mobility issues.
The neighborhood is downtown and upscale: cafes, restaurants, bars, three name grocery-outlets, theater, banks, drugstore, train/bus stations, shuttles — any place that matters is walkable. Near Silicon Valley with downtown Palo Alto and it's famous Stanford campus an only half-hour walk away, 10-minutes on a bike. Also located right between three major cities and three major airports, each 45-min away.
As a telecommuter, I'm usually around to help with directions and recommendations, helping visitors find their way and improve their stay. Prefer guests with outside interests but it's not mandatory.
Interaction with Guests
I can be as invisible as necessary.
The guest makes the rules.
Accueil très chaleureux. Quartier agréable et tranquille, proche de Stanford. Paul m'a prêté son vélo: bien pratique pour aller à l'université.
Zona tranquilla, camera confortevole e silenziosa con bagno privato.
Paul è stato molto gentile, mi ha fornito molti suggerimenti su cosa vedere vicino Menlo Park, dove andare a fare la spesa, dove mangiare... mi ha stampato persino una mappa con i percorsi segnati.
Mi ha consigliato un tour di un giorno per S. Francisco e mi ha dato anche in questo caso una piantina. Peccato essere rimasta solo una notte.
Nice host. Paul will go out of his way to help you and make you feel welcomed. He offered me a ride too - Thanks Paul!
The home in general can use some up-keeping, but for the combination of price and location, it does its job.
Paul is a truly delightful man and he could not have been more helpful. He carried my (heavy) case upstairs, advised me on places I might like to go in the neighbourhood and in San Francisco - he even drove me to the conference centre I was attending.
About the Host, Paul
I'm single, flexible and tolerant ... and try to help guests maximize their stay in the most exciting, interesting, multifaceted area of the country, all year round. BTW ... if you need it, you can use my bike to get around. Your room is ready. — Paul