Charming Palo Alto Carriage House

House - Private room · Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Palo Alto

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.

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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.

The Space

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!

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • 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!

    May 2014
  • I stayed at Bruce and Carla's carriage house for six days while visiting Palo Alto. The room is charming, well-furnished, and beautifully maintained. It is in old Palo Alto, and it is one of many fine homes on quiet, tree-lined streets. The roses being in bloom in many yards, and in the nearby Edith Gamble garden, added to the enjoyment of the visit. I would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • This is a really nice place, very confortable and cosy. I felt at home during my stay. The hosts are very nice people, really helpfull. The house is also very conveniently located in Palo Alto. Highly recommanded.

    April 2014
  • Excellent place. Clean room and clean bathroom. I can highly recommend staying at Bruce and Carlas house if you are visiting Palo Alto.

    March 2014
  • We needed a quiet place near the office for two weeks and this was perfect. In a Palo Alto neighborhood full of old homes - one of the nicest parts of Palo Alto I think. The room itself was delightful and historical with hand hewn beams and an arched ceiling. Exactly the reason to stay at an AirBNB as opposed to say a hotel.

    January 2014
  • My in-laws came to visit us and stayed in this wonderful suite. It is really charming and wonderfully designed, very spacious, and the hosts were friendly and welcoming but at the same time very respectful for their privacy. My in-laws are coming back to visit in June and already booked the suite again...

    January 2014
  • Wonderful home away from home, especially if esthetics are important to you: the architecture, global crafts, lots of literature, a creative game closet. Comfortable to come back an relax between activities, Quiet, easy to sleep in am. Lovely walking neighborhood. Amenities - lots of hot water and microwave, speedy warming of the space much appreciated as we were there during a cold snap, with temps down in the 20s at night. Nice touches in choice of soaps etc in bathroom, complementary wine and chocolate. Walking distance to downtown on a nice day.

    December 2013
  • This place is awesome.
    The room is huge.
    The ceiling is high and it feels cozy.
    The location is perfect and in walking distance to both university avenue and Stanford's campus.
    The bed is very comfortable and clean.
    The hosts are fantastic and very hospitable.
    You are welcomed with dark chocolate and a bottle of wine.
    As Arnold says: " I'll be back"

    November 2013
  • This was really a lovely and convenient place to stay for a few days in Palo Alto. I was coming to visit my newly born grandson living in another neighborhood. Everything was within walking or biking distance, in a nice neighbourhood with beautiful houses and gardens . The room was very cozy with super-confortable bed and sofa, many books and nice decoration to contemplate.

    November 2013
  • Sooo....
    Yes I returned to this place because I loved the hosts.
    They provide great company and I enjoyed talking to them.
    We have become friends.
    They were flexible with check out and that was very kind of them.
    The room has a lot of beautiful artifacts in it.
    It is wonderful.

    November 2013
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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.
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