A private entrance leads to this spacious room with hand-carved high beamed ceiling, and remodeled private bathroom, in a landmark home situated in one of Palo Alto's most elegant heritage neighborhoods. Very close to Stanford, downtown shops, and more. Available by the week for one or two persons.
This serene ground floor space with private entrance was designed by famed architect Birge Clark. The location is very convenient; close to University Avenue, a five minute walk to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market, Peet's Coffee and more. The free Marguerite shuttle or a five minute bike ride will bring you to Stanford Campus, or the Cal Train station which will take you North to San Francisco or South to Cupertino, Mountain View and San Jose.
Perfect for a job transferee, visiting lecturer, scholar, seminar attendee, or just visiting the area.
The suite includes the following amenities:
Queen size bed * Private bath with shower * TV with cable * WiFi * *Minifridge * Microwave * Coffeemaker * Weekly maid service. Please note - although this website is called airbnb, we want to make it clear do NOT serve breakfast. We do set up the room with tea, coffee, milk, and granola for those who prefer to stay ensuite in the morning. Our guests generally stock the fridge with their preferred fruits, yogurts, etc. or take advantage of nearby spots for breakfast - we are happy to provide a list.
Rate is $900 per week. Maximum two persons.
Please email us with questions!
The suite is very self contained. There is a microwave, a mini-fridge, coffee-maker (or tea kettle if preferred). It probably won't suit if you are planning to "cook" meals - but is ideal for someone who eats out or brings in. There is lots of on-street parking, bus service is nearby, the train is about 10 blocks away. There is no access to the main house. Laundry service is not available.
Interaction with Guests
We are long-time Palo Alto and Bay Area residents, and are more than happy to give tips and advice about local attractions, restaurants, etc.
This is one of the very best places to live in Palo Alto. The house where Hewlitt and Packard invented the first home computer is just a couple of blocks north (you can go by and see the plaque), and Steve Jobs' home (rest in peace) is a few blocks in the other direction. The streets are covered in a canopy of trees, and things are quiet. However, you can easily run up to University Avenue, the downtown main street, or over to the even closer local market or coffee house in minutes. There are parks for walking close by, and a short drive to the Bay Lands or the Stanford Dish for a more aerobic workout. If you are a geek, you can swing by (website hidden), (website hidden), Apple ... they're all here.
We are near Caltrain - to San Jose and San Francisco, and there are Samtrans and VTA bus systems, and the free Margarite shuttle to Stanford, all with stops within blocks of the house.
Other Things to Note
This is truly a stunning room, designed by one of Palo Alto's premiere architects. He also designed the Lucie Stern Community Center, the President Hotel, the Palo Alto Post Office, the old police and fire station (now a senior citizen’s center), and much of the 500 block of Ramona Street. We should mention that there are steps leading up into and down again in the room, and also steps to the bathroom.
We expect appropriate reasonable quiet behavior. We don't allow smoking or pets.
Bruce and Carla are lovely and consummate hosts and their one-of -kind carriage house is absolutely charming and homey. The bed, storage and technology are all top notch. The location is unparalleled and their combination of friendliness, generosity and unobstrusiveness simply can't be beaten.
Family emergencies took us to Palo Alto. Bruce and Carla were welcoming and understanding. One afternoon we brought our granddaughter to the apartment. Carla brought bright stacking puzzles for her to play with. Our hours were erratic but the light was always on outside for us. On the hectic morning that we were to leave, I forgot medicine in the bathroom. Carla went out of her way to track us down and catch us just before we left our son's apartment for the airport.
Nice neighbourhood, very conveniently located close to Stanford, and great hosts. I warmly recommend it.
The carriage cottage was perfectly situated for all I needed. It had everything as described and the hosts were very accommodating without being intrusive. Would highly recommend.
I arrived with a sigh of relief into this oasis for the month of August. The carriage house is beautifully appointed, quiet, and private. It's nestled in a beautiful neighborhood that prompted nightly walks, a leisurely visit to Gamble Gardens, and 5 min. drives to downtown Palo Alto for delicious meals out. Carla and Bruce greeted me with immense warmth, and at the sometime, respect and privacy. This is a rare find that serves many purposes.
We had a great stay at Carla and Bruce's Carriage House. We spent almost two months there. Carla and Bruce are great hosts, very friendly and the place is great. Isabelle and I felt immediately at home, in this large and cosy room. The place is very conveniently located in Palo Alto's "professorville". Highly recommended.
Our experience at Carla and Bruce's Carriage House was wonderful! When we arrived, Bruce made himself available to greet us at the house and give us a 'show and tell' about this lovely locale and a key. If there was a problem that needed fixing, the hosts took care of it right away. The room is charming, cozy and comfortable. The walk or drive to Palo Alto stores and restaurants is short and convenient. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. The weather, gorgeous! There was, also, an arrival gift from Carla and Bruce of wine and delicious chocolate! A thoughtful, generous touch! This lovely Carriage House served our needs very well. We would return in a heartbeat!
We are a working couple, both kids are now in college, which we will hope will allow time to host guests in this lovely room that really doesn't get much use. We are happy to provide info about the area to make your stay enjoyable. Palo Alto is an awesome town - we've both lived here most of our lives and love it.