About this listing
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. French doors lead to an outdoor dining area. 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 * Tea kettle* 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, tea kettle. There are French doors leading to a patio dining area. 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 all the web browser companies and social networks ... 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 is one step leading up into and down again in the room.
We expect appropriate reasonable quiet behavior. We don't allow smoking or pets. For those with bikes, we have a covered place outside where you can store it and ask that you don't bring it into the room.
Spent almost two weeks here. Great host/hostess, excellent accommodations. Two thumbs up!
Thumbs up! Great flat, great location, great hosts. Nice little touches to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. Clean and quiet. Recommended.
We loved our stay at Bruce and Carla's! The location was perfect - the room was lovely - and the atmosphere was wonderful. Bruce and Carla were warm and friendly. The bed was extremely comfortable (which is very important!). We could walk to town, and the neighborhood was great to walk around. We would definitely return - and we recommend it to anyone who wants a nice place to stay in Palo Alto! Thanks to Bruce and Carla for helping to make our stay a fabulous one!
Highest recommendation. Everything was just as described on the site. The location was perfect with such easy accessability to the Stanford campus and local shopping centres. A beautiful area with tree lined streets to walk in. Thank you Bruce and Carla for a most enjoyable stay.
Gracious hosts and a wonderful, charming cottage in a quiet neighborhood setting. We felt at home right away. We'll definitely return soon!
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.
About the Host, Palo Alto
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.