About this listing
This is a simple, comfortable and clean private room in a two-bedroom house. Close to Stanford and major tech company HQs. Super fast WIFI, quiet place to work/sleep, lovely private outdoor gardens. Enjoy hospitality from an AirBnB SuperHost! :)
This location is an ideal base of operations for work or travel. Close to everything!
5 minutes to Palo Alto (10-15 minutes to Stanford)
10 minutes to Mountain View and Redwood City
20-25 minutes to both the San Francisco and San Jose airports.
Free driveway parking
The room has:
- a queen-sized bed with a memory foam mattress topper
- fresh towels
- a desk with basic office supplies
- a big closet with pants/dress hangers and plenty of space for your suitcases
- hair styling appliances (hair dryer, flat iron, curling iron)
- an iron & ironing board
- basic toiletries in case you forget anything at home
Guests have access to common space (including a shared bathroom), free driveway parking, and the beautiful private backyard garden and patio. There is a hammock under the palm tree in the back yard. I invite all guests to try it out because nothing beats enjoying the CA sunshine and listening to the swish-swish of the palm fronds!
Guest kitchen use is limited to beverages. Coffee & coffeemaker, tea, and cocoa are provided.
Interaction with Guests
I want you to feel welcome and comfortable while you are here. If for you that means keeping to yourself and just crashing here at night, that's totally fine! If you prefer to have a friendly chat when we cross paths, that's also great!
Friendly & diverse residential neighborhood. Lots of families and kids. There's a little corner store a 10 minute walk away that has all the groceries/snacks you'll need in addition to an amazing Mexican bakery. Next door to the store is a taqueria with delicious Mexican food. There's a Starbucks and several other places to eat (including pizza, falafel, sushi, sandwiches, fast food, and another taqueria) a three-minute drive down the road.
Easy access to highways 101 and 84, free driveway parking. The SamTrans 281 bus stops about a block from the house. Stanford runs a free shuttle (the Marguerite) and there is a stop on the Bohannon Line about a 10-15 minute walk from the house. Most people find that a rental car or Uber are the best ways to get around.
Other Things to Note
NON-SMOKERS ONLY PLEASE! :)
I have a cat named Annabelle who enjoys being admired by AirBnB guests. She can still be shy though, so you may not see much of her (unless you travel with cans of tuna! ;-) Her life goal is to escape out the front door so you'll have to watch your feet when you come/go. Incidentally: she is not allowed in the guest bedroom and I vacuum frequently with a HEPA filter vacuum.
If you enjoy gardens or flowers, I'd be happy to give you a tour of my 3500 sq. ft. drought-tolerant flower and vegetable gardens :) If you like roses, you can enjoy the 51 rose bushes on the property. If you come in the summer you can enjoy some fresh garden produce!
Check out my guidebook (click on the orange guidebook icon in the top right hand corner of your screen) to see my local restaurant, shopping and sightseeing recommendations! :)
- Non-smokers only please
- Guest kitchen use is limited to beverage service
- Please plan to check in no later than 10 p.m.
- Quiet after 10 p.m. is appreciated
- No shoes in the house please
- Annabelle (the cat) is not allowed outside or in the AirBnB room
This was my first airbnb experience and I'm glad it was with Sarah! Her place was immaculately clean and simple. She was very friendly and sweet. Her garden is lovely too! I wish I spent more time around it (unfortunately had wedding duties). Thanks for being flexible and responsive, Sarah!
The room at Sarah's place is spotlessly clean. The bed is comfy - I had no problems getting a good nights sleep here. The location is perfect for anyone going for a silicon valley interview or visiting Stanford University. Facebook etc. are just around the corner. A short drive away is Palo Alto Centre itself with all it's chic shops. Overall a great stay and very friendly host. Thanks!
Very good stay! Sarah was a wonderful guest. Very easy to communicate with. I arrived later than originally planned and Sarah easily accommodated my delays. After a long day of travel, the homely room and the comfy bed were exactly what i needed !
Sarah is really a super-host. Her instructions about everything were great. She also had chocolates for me when i arrived in the room!
Overall great stay - would come back !
Sarah is extremely welcoming. The room is comfortable and clean. It is in a great location
Sarah was an absolutely great host. She made me feel very welcome and was extremely helpful. Her home was clean and tidy and she provided me with everything I needed. I would definitely stay at Sarah's home again.
This is a great location in Silicon Valley, easy to find and easy to move around. Parking available. Comfortable, clean, and good hosting. Would return any time.
About the Host, Sarah
I was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA but have called many places home over the years, including Washington state, London, Indianapolis, Chicago, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Washington D.C. I'm so happy to be home again in the Bay Area. I think this is one of the greatest places in the world!
I love gardening and plants, and enjoy spending time in my yard working on garden science projects. I recently removed 3500 square feet of lawn and planted drought tolerant flowers and a huge organic vegetable garden. I also love walking/riding my bike by the Baylands, baking delicious things, and all kinds of puzzles.
I decided to list a space in my home on AirBnB because I have met so many wonderful people during my travels. The Bay Area is a marvelous part of the world and I love hosting people who come to visit it!