A cozy 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.
The cottage is in a quiet family neighborhood, but its a block away from a green grocer with great take out burritos, a charming coffeeshop/cafe, as well as a dry cleaner.
You may be concerned about sleeping on a futon--I was too because I also stay here when my house is rented out, 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, DVD player, and Apple TV. Outside you can enjoy the swing under the trellis in the back yard or the warm and relaxing hot tub.
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 and hot tub spa.
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.
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.
Bob was a great host. He communicated very promptly. The place was exactly as advertised. Very clean and had everything you could want. I highly recommend.
Great place - great location - EZ access to Palo Alto. Bob and his wife are excellent hosts. I needed an iron on short notice and they invited me in to their house and set me up with an iron right away.
Bob's cottage was perfect for my needs. Prior to my arrival, Bob sent me a map to the cottage, which turned out to be quite important to finding the place at night. Bob put a welcoming note on the door so that I would be sure I was in the right place. The cottage is cozy and quiet, in a very residential area (although there is a small supermarket just 1.5 short blocks away). Although it's in Menlo Park, it's a 5-minute drive to the heart of Palo Alto. The place had everything I needed and is just the right size for a single traveler. I was somewhat apprehensive about sleeping on a sofa futon, but it turned out to be very comfortable. Bob was easy to communicate with overall. I would definitely like to stay here again.
The cottage was clean, neat, private, and quiet. Our host was very generous in offering house facilities such as the hot tub. The kitchenette is well appointed. We felt like welcome guests.
This was a great place to stay. It's a 20 minute walk to shops and restaurants. The hot tub was great. It is exactly how it's described (except there's no appleTV).
The cottage was exactly as described and in a great location. The host was very clear and quick in communicating. Great experience.
The backyard hottub was amazing!
My only real concern was whether the futon would be comfortable enough, but it was about 5x more comfortable than any other futon I'd slept on.
Very private, quiet, and clean. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
Detailed instructions were left inside for the most common items. Bob was responsive to my questions before arriving and requests while there and left us alone otherwise. The venue matches the pictures and description: cozy & private, quiet, safe neighbourhood. The mattress was firm and comfortable. Small kitchen area was very well equipped with: toaster, microwave, bar fridge, hot plate AND waffle maker. Ample parking space. Location is close to freeways for wherever you might want to go.
Great place. Bob was very attentive to our stay. Very relaxing and lots of privacy. Will stay again in my next trip out to Palo Alto.
Stayed with Bob in his Palo Alto Cottage on short notice. I really appreciated his quick reply time and helpful directions.