Creative Home w/Private bed/bath ++

House - Private room · Marshall Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303, United States

Private bedroom/bath in art-filled home with 3 sweet dogs and a beautiful garden. Double bed, own bath, hall closet, WiFi; access to laundry, family room with projection TV, and kitchen. Excellent mid-town Palo Alto location. Bike to Stanford, Goggleplex, etc. Come to work, stay to play.

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Private bedroom/bath in art-filled home with 3 sweet dogs and a beautiful garden. Double bed, own bath, hall closet, WiFi; access to laundry, family room with projection TV, and kitchen. Excellent mid-town Palo Alto location. Bike to Stanford, Goggleplex, etc. Come to work, stay to play.

The Space

ABOUT OUR SPACE; Hopefully you love dogs, because our Pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels will want to love you! Just inside our front door is an art-filled foyer with access to your private bedroom, bath and hall closet. Share our family room (TV, Cable, Apple TV, game systems, etc), make a meal in the kitchen, or enjoy the outdoor BBQ. We are a friendly, busy family that enjoys company.

Guest Access

GUEST ACCESS/ SERVICES: You have full access to one wing of the house as well as the yard.

Interaction with Guests

You can be very private, or we will happily chat with you by the outdoor fire over a glass of wine. We are East Coasters who have lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and can tell you about what Northern California has to offer--indoors and out--including our favorite restaurants/galleries/music, both in Palo Alto and San Francisco (where we lived for 16 years). If you are up early in the morning, share a cup of coffee and breakfast. We live in the house full-time (2 sons have gone off to college, 1 son still at home) but it is big enough for us all to have privacy.

The Neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW; We are centrally located in Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley. Easy 2-5 block walk to Phil's Coffee, Starbucks, the grocery, ice cream store, shoe repair shop, Thai food, etc. Walk or bike 1.5 miles to California Avenue CalTrain station, lots more stores, Fed-X, restaurants, bars, grocery, coffee, and a big farmer's market every Sunday. 2 miles to Stanford and Town and Country Village, where our favorite Mayfield Bakery and Cafe is located. 2.5 miles gets you downtown, with all Palo Alto has to offer.

Getting around

GETTING AROUND: Palo Alto transportation is diverse, Free shuttles, Stanford Marguerite Bus Lines, two Caltrain stations to SF plus easy biking and walking. Check the City of Palo Alto's transportation website and download Stanford's Bus Route app. Easy bike ride to some of the area's major employers. Forty minute train ride to SF.

Other Things to Note

SOME MORE DETAILS: This is a smallish bedroom, though it does fit a double bed, desk, dresser and chair. You are welcome to enjoy other rooms in the house. The closet is located in the hallway outside your room. One bathroom has a shower without a tub, another bath has a tub, both in hall by your room.

LONGER STAYS: Guests choosing longer stays may receive additional discounts. Guests staying over 2 weeks, a $35 cleaning fee will be charged every two weeks. After the first fee paid through Airbnb, the subsequent payments are made to us.

TAXES: For stays UNDER 30 days, 12% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) or Hotel Tax, is due directly to owner upon your arrival and is a requirement of the City of Palo Alto. Airbnb does not collect this, and these taxes are in addition to the listed rates, which we have discounted accordingly. They are NOT charged on any "long-term stays" of over 30 days.

NEED MORE ROOM? A second bedroom may be occasionally available for short-term stays for larger groups. This room has a built-in office and a queen-sized sofa-bed. When we rent both rooms you get the privacy of the entire in-law suite. Please ask.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $699 /week
Monthly Price: $2199 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • This was a nice getaway from the weekly grind of staying in a hotel room. Julie and Dave’s home is beautiful, nestled in a quiet neighborhood, nearby to all the hidden treasures Palo Alto has to offer. If you’re staying over the weekend, I definitely recommend checking out the farmer’s market!

    June 2014
  • It was great experience to stay with Julie and Dave! They are truly great hosts who go out of their way to make you feel welcome! I was even able to borrow one of their bikes to around. All in all a very nice Airbnb place in Palo Alto!

    May 2014
  • Julia and her family were great hosts, very friendly and helpful. They even lent me an iPhone charger when I lost mine! I would gladly stay there again.

    May 2014
  • Our stay at Julia's airbnb room was great. Julie and Dave are a busy, laid-back couple with one son still at home. Julie was kind enough to accommodate my daughter and I while apartment hunting. Julie was flexible with our changing schedule and allowed us to amend our reservation. A big help!
    This is a lovely home with creative art to enjoy on every wall. We loved having use of the incredible kitchen for breakfast with the sun streaming in most mornings.

    March 2014
  • Julia and the fam are wonderful and kind. Their home is comfortable, clean and my entire experience has been all positive. They are located in Midtown Palo Alto and within walking distance to just about any and all provisions. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. One must like dogs and I do. I will miss those guys.

    November 2013
  • Being a 4th year medical student, I had a one month externship at the Palo Alto VA Hospital and stayed with the Nelson-Gal family in their beautiful home for the entire 4 weeks. Dave and Julia were exceptionally warm and welcoming, always making me feel at home. If that wasn't enough, their three sons were extremely sweet and friendly. They always made it a point to offer delicious coffee, great wine, yummy food and good conversation. Julia is an amazing artist, displaying many of her beautiful pieces in her home. I felt I was more than just a guest in their home, as Julia and I went to a movie together, we watched our favorite shows together, and she even took me to her art studio. With so much to do in this adorable neighborhood, as well as the warm, cozy atmosphere at the Nelson-Gal house, I can highly recommend staying in their home whether you're in town for vacation, business, school, or internship!

    September 2013
  • Awesome stay in Palo Alto thanks to the gracious hospitality of Julia and Dave. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Lovely people, beautiful house, adorable family and dogs. We whole heartedly recommend staying here when visiting Palo Alto !

    August 2013
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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
I am a Bay Area artist who shows internationally and teaches a graduate class at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. My husband, Dave, is in high-tech (software, big data) and has recently started a business. We have 3 sons, two in college and one in high school. We have 3 dogs that are an important part of our family. We like movies, traveling, Music, Zumba, biking, racquetball, kayaking, camping, and playing and watching tennis (went to Wimbledon for a day this year!). We just returned from a trip to London and Paris and enjoyed our first Airbnb experiences so much so that we decided to offer up one of our empty rooms. Looking forward to meeting our first guests.
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