Quality bed linens, and personally chosen accessories and prints.Very comfortable queen-sized bed!
Private entrance/walk to Stanford
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $45
Weekly Discount: 35%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

CLEAN AND SMOKE-FREE: Our guests appreciate how clean and fresh our studio is. In order to maintain this environment for all guests, we have a strict NO SMOKING policy, no exceptions. We also ask you to respect our no shoes (to keep the cottage extra-clean). We have extra slippers if you like!

RECYCLING: And Menlo Park is a very green city; we encourage recycling, and easily meet our city's target of over 50% waste recycled.

RESERVATION LEAD-TIME: For rentals of....
1+ months, we accept reservations up to 6 months in advance.
1-4 weeks, we accept reservations up to 4 months in advance.
4-6 nights, we accept reservations up to 1 months in advance.
Please contact us to request any exceptions to these time frames.

LEGAL INTERNET USE ONLY: Comcast, our high-speed ISP, expressly forbids illegal downloads using bit-torrent or similar technology. Unfortunately, there have been some issue with this in the past, so must ask our guests to agree to this policy in writing upon arrival.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

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Ammar User Profile
August 2017
Laurel's place was great. I loved it. It had everything I needed for a peaceful and enjoyable stay. Laurel was traveling and her son Danny greeted me and was very kind and welcoming. He made sure my stay was great, so thanks Danny. Will certainly stay at this nice place again if I get the chance. Thanks.

Stephen User Profile
August 2017
Laurel and Steve are very thoughtful about everything to do with this rental. I appreciated being able to borrow/rent a bike from them - ten minutes cycle from downtown Menlo Park and fifteen minutes through beautiful suburban streets to downtown Palo Alto. Other shops and restaus a ten minute walk away. Very good value for money, as well as a lovely experience.

Yeunjae User Profile
July 2017
Laurel's house is so clean and cozy. she acts so well to the guest!!! You can have a comfortable trip!! There is everything you need!!

Lauren User Profile
July 2017
Lovely home, comfy room, peaceful courtyard. Very pleased I picked this spot!

Dating User Profile
July 2017
Laurel and her family are very nice and thoughtful. The location is great for us (walk-able to Stanford University). The suite is very clean and comfortable. The surrounding is safe, quite and beautiful.

Carol User Profile
June 2017
It was a very good stay and I enjoyed the place a lot. It is convenient to campus and I would like to stay here again if going to Stanford. The host is very friendly. I would recommend the place to others who is coming to visit.

Melisa User Profile
June 2017
Laurel has been the greatest host. She was always available to help out with recommendations and questions. I loved chatting with her. The cottage is super cute. It's perfect for a couple. The neighborhood is quiet and situated in a great location. Definitely recommend staying here!

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Menlo Park, California, United StatesJoined in October 2009
Laurel User ProfileLaurel is a superhost.

My husband Steve and I are long-time local residents; I was born in Palo Alto, so a real native and Steve is from England. We were high-school sweethearts (his dad was at SLAC for a year), then we reconnected 20+ years later & got married! Now we're empty nesters with 4 kids in our blended family, all living in California. We have a successful home-based marketing agency, so we’re around most of the time for your convenience and security.

We love hosting and also traveling-- to my husband's native UK (lots of family & friends still there). Have been to China, Cuba, Mexico and much of western Europe. Hoping to travel more in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

We love taking road trips in the Western US (our Tesla is our biggest splurge!), and exploring big cities, especially NYC & LA. Our favorite trip of all was a family stay in New Orleans-- fabulous music, food, history & people!

Since Airbnb is asking, the "5 things we can't live without" are (not necessarily in this order): movies & music, exercise, NPR & BBC, our kids & our cats.

We are Michael Pollan converts and think his 7-word food philosophy sums it up beautifully: "eat food (as opposed to food-like products), not too much, mostly plants." We buy local, sustainable, organic as much as we can.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
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