The Amazing Retreat in Palo Alto

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Manzanita Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States

We are right across the street from Stanford University, and sandwiched in between University Avenue, and California Avenue. Our backyard cottage is completely private and detached from the main house! We are tucked into a great little neighborhood!!

The Space

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We have really fast internet at the house, free parking on the street, 6 blocks to Downtown Palo Alto, and 5 minute walk to El Camino, Town and Country Village - Whole Foods Market, Peets coffee, Starbucks, the dry cleaner, etc. There are 3 beautiful parks with lots of open space within 6 blocks. The cottage is perfect for visiting scholars, startup entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley visitors or medical interns doing their Stanford rotation. San Francisco is a 45 minute drive or commuter train trip north of us. Two airports are within a 30 minute drive: SFO & SJC. The amazing California coast can be reached in 45 minutes at Half Moon Bay or Santa Cruz. The neighboorhood is one of the best in Palo Alto. Lots of great places to eat within a 5 minute walk. The cottage is a private unit separated from the main house. It has a full bathroom, and there is a double bed. I have a bike that you can rent for a nominal fee of $5 dollars a day. Please make arrangements with me ahead of time and I'll email you the combo for the bike! You can either bike around town or to the nature preserve along the bay, a bird sanctuary with hundreds of migratory birds. The town is incredibly bike friendly with tons of dedicated bike paths. There is a fire pit outside if you'd like to have a bonfire, and plenty of outdoor space to lounge around. It's a great little space for a last minute trip to palo alto! I hope you choose to visit!

Guest Access

Enjoy our backyard! There is lots of space to relax, or go ahead and explore the amazing town and university!

Interaction with Guests

I am usually at the house, and am always accessible by phone, text, or email. I can arrange to meet you in person for check in and check out, or can leave the key in the door for you in check in... And you can always leave the key in the door for check out! I try to make your stay as easy as possible :) I am happy to tell you everything about Palo Alto, or can give you 100% privacy!

The Neighborhood

We are close to everything! I love the amazing food that is close by, and our great neighbors. You should explore the town by bike since you miss so much driving around

Getting around

Caltrain is really close! There is tons of on street parking for free. Taking Uber to the airport is really easy, and you can get credit using the invite code: Josh

Other Things to Note

Enjoy our cozy space!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Couldn't have been happier, Josh is a great guy. I'm writing this from a great restaurant he recommended near Santa Cruz! The apartment is in a great spot just by Stanford campus. Good sized bedroom with large shower room. Private walled garden with fairy lights just outside. Set back from the street, with ample parking. Josh even had some pizza waiting for us after a 15 hour flight. Will definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

    April 2014
  • Wonderful place! Within easy walking distance of the very center of downtown Palo Alto, but the cherry on top is that Josh and Lauren lend you a bicycle for your stay. Far more enjoyable than staying at a hotel. Thanks and hope to be back soon !

    April 2014
  • Another great stay with Josh and Lauren. Love the cottage updates!

    April 2014
  • Thanks, Josh and Lauren! Your retreat is so cozy and welcoming...we loved all the thoughtful touches you left to make it feel like home. Also, thanks for the help and feedback on housing in the Palo Alto area - its great to get advice from a local!

    April 2014
  • The Amazing Retreat in Palo Alto is a great place to stay. Very comfortable, great neighborhood and excellent location with Stanford across the street and easy access to the entire Bay area. Josh is very caring and responsive. We would definitely stay there again.

    February 2014
  • Josh and Lauren's place suited me perfectly. Quiet, comfortable, close to Stanford--where I was working for the week--also close to stores (Trader Joe's) and dozens of restaurants. I would definitely book again.

    February 2014
  • Great stay.

    February 2014
  • Great little spot for a couple or travelling solo
    Needed a place for one night and Josh and Lauren's retreat was perfect. Had all the connections for technology (Josh even printed off something for me as a courtesy) and the room was private and cozy.

    January 2014
  • Another great stay at Josh and Lauren's comfy retreat!

    January 2014
  • Had a fantastic time staying here. While I didn't have the opportunity to meet Lauren, Josh was more than welcoming and very helpful with providing whatever we needed. I also joked that he should be a tour guide for Palo Alto, as his knowledge of the area is impressive.
    Would definitely stay here again!

    January 2014
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Hey! My name is Josh. I've been teaching math at a local high school for about 8 years now. I grew up in the area, so I know almost everything there is to do. I love biking, swimming, playing tennis which is all close by to my house. I've traveled all over the world, and look forward to testing out Airbnb when I take off on my adventures! I'm relatively new to Airbnb, so feel free to ask me any questions about my place. If you need to borrow a bike while you're here, I have an extra for you! I look forward to meeting you soon. Thanks!
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