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.
Paul was a considerate and friendly host--happy to share local knowledge and willing to do anything to accommodate. His place was very well-located--right near cute downtown Menlo Park and close to Palo Alto/Stanford.
Great experience. Everything was nice and clean. There is a separate bathroom for guests, which has towels and shampoo, etc. Paul is a very kind, well-travelled man.
Paul was great. He was super welcoming and sweet to my dogs, too. He is a nice guy with a lot of suggestions about things to do + places to eat in the area and an interesting guy to chat with! Would love to stay here again!
Paul was simply amazing. Excellent recommendations for food and getting around. Slept like a baby on the firm bed with many pillows. Would definitely stay again.
Paul was a gracious host who was helpful and accommodating. The room was as advertised - basic, but well laid out. Private bathroom across a hallway. The location was very convenient, and Paul was gracious to let us use a covered off-street parking spot.
We enjoy the location of Paul's apartment. It is a close walk to our son & family. The bed is comfortable, apartment is very quiet and Paul always makes us feel welcome.
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