Yard entrance.Trellis with swing.


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

Studio

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

Studio

2 Beds

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About this listing

A comfortable and quiet cottage located a discrete distance behind a private home in a family neighborhood. Convenient to downtown Palo Alto. Grocery and coffee shop close by. Ample parking next to the front door.


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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $200
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Description

The space

The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood of single family homes. It is a block away from a green grocer with great take out burritos, a charming coffee shop/cafe with free wifi, as well as a dry cleaner.

Sleeping is on a queen sized bed as well as a queen sized futon. You may be concerned about sleeping on a futon. I was too until I found one that I would be comfortable on, so I shopped carefully in order that my guests would be comfortable. And it's very simple to set up--no heavy lifting.

Extra features include free off street parking, wifi, Directv and Apple TV. Outside you can enjoy the swing under the trellis or barbecue on our grill.

The house is 20 minutes by freeway to either San Francisco International Airport or San Jose Mineta Airport.

Rental includes access to the entire cottage, parking spot for one car as well as the hot tub spa.

* Please note; When the cottage is rented together with the house renters have access to both properties. As a result I ask $100 more than the listed price for the cottage.

In order that we ensure the cottage is properly prepared, your hosts would appreciate being notified of your arrival time. It is also helpful to know your departure time.

Your host will be happy to make dining suggestions, help with directions, or simply leave you alone.

This is a pleasant neighborhood with friendly neighbors, many of whom work in technology professions. There are no issues with barking dogs or noisy or neighbors.

Located within 5 minutes to the 101 freeway. Public bus service to downtown Palo Alto and beyond is two blocks away. The bus also connects to the Palo Alto CalTrain station, or, if you prefer, a 20 minute walk. It is located next to downtown Palo Alto across from Stanford University. CalTrain operates between San Jose and San Francisco. Depending upon which train is taken the trip to San Jose can be between 20 minutes and 40 minutes. To San Francisco the trip is either 30 minutes or one hour.

I'm inclined not to book the cottage more than a couple weeks in advance. If you see that it isn't available but would like to make an inquiry you are welcome to do so.

Guest access

Rental includes access to the entire cottage, parking spot for one car as well as the hot tub spa. Two bicycles (men's and women's) are available for your use.

Interaction with guests

In order to make check in as easy as possible we have arranged for you to do so without assistance. Of course if you need help we will gladly provide it, but for the most part we like to give you privacy.

The neighborhood

This is a quiet pleasant neighborhood with friendly people. There are no issues with safety, barking dogs or difficult neighbors.

Getting around

Located within 5 minutes to the 101 freeway. Public bus service to downtown Palo Alto and beyond is two blocks away. The bus also connects to the Palo Alto CalTrain station, or, if you prefer, a 20 minute walk. It is located next to downtown Palo Alto across from Stanford University. CalTrain operates between San Jose and San Francisco. Depending upon which train is taken the trip to San Jose can be between 20 minutes and 40 minutes. To San Francisco the trip is either 30 minutes or one hour.

Other things to note

*I'm inclined not to book the cottage far in advance. If you see that it isn't available but would like to make an inquiry you are welcome to do so.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Guests will be expected to respect the privacy of the neighbors as well as my tenant who has an apartment at the rear of the property. Large noisy parties are strictly forbidden. This is a residential neighborhood with neighbors who expect quiet after 10:00pm. All outdoor conversation must be ended at that time. When arriving late at night please be considerate of our neighbors and keep noise to a minimum. If you cannot agree to these conditions please select another Airbnb property.

We are a no smoking, no pets house. Not because we dislike those who smoke or have pets. We just want fewer issues for the most number of guests.

It would be appreciated if unneeded lights were turned off when leaving the house as well as when in the house. In the ongoing California water shortage a wise use of water is encouraged.

When leaving please refer to the check out instructions in the house.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

64 Reviews


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Amir User Profile
December 2016
I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. I was visiting the area for work and slept comfortably. It was conveniently located in a nice neighborhood.

Rizmari User Profile
December 2016
The cottage is super comfortable and convenient. I'd be happy to stay here again when I'm back!

Kc User Profile
December 2016
This Studio was perfect for my work trip. Was secluded, quiet and a nice setup with kitchen and amenities. Would definitely like to stay again next time I'm in PA/Menlo. I would recommend a rental car as Uber had a tough time finding it due to alleyway. Great e-communication with host!

Bradley User Profile
October 2016
Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, Bob!

Megan User Profile
August 2016
Bob's place was fan-tas-tic. Very cute place and very comfortable & private. Bob made everything easy for check in and check out. There's a great little market and coffee shop close by for items you might need or a nice breakfast/coffee. We had home-grown tomatoes awaiting our arrival and a few ingredients so we didn't have to think right away about going shopping. It was a great welcome and a great stay and I would certainly stay here again.

Shaya User Profile
June 2016
Bob is caring and a great host. He checked with us to make sure our stay at his cottage was as we'd expected. We will stay with him again.

Annette User Profile
June 2016
From Radek: I would recommend this place for couples or for couples with one small kid. It was perfect and I had no concerns about it. The location was perfect, very close to Stanford. The cottage and the surrounding was charming and peaceful. It was ideal for the first days with jet lag.

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Menlo Park, California, United States · Joined in June 2011
Bob User ProfileBob is a superhost.

My wife and I raised two children in Menlo Park where we have lived for the past 22 years. We enjoy living here and think you'll be pleased to stay here as well. My wife Pam was an executive for a large non-profit organization and I took photographs for magazines and Silicon Valley corporations. Both of us are now retired and look forward to travel and staying at other Airbnb rentals.

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