About This Listing
Welcome to a little home in Palo Alto that can be yours for your visit! We have loved hosting our two little retreats in Palo Alto for the last couple of years. We will work hard to make sure you have a great stay, so get in touch and book with us :)
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 borrow. Please make arrangements with me ahead of time and I'll make sure to have a key for the lock! 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!
Enjoy our shared backyard! We also rent the main home, Home Away From Home, on Airbnb. You may have an opportunity to meet them, but know your rental is totally separate from theirs! There is lots of space to relax, or go ahead and explore the amazing town and university!
I 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 please 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! I do stop by the property sometimes to do maintenance around the home.
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!
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
We can't offer check in times earlier than 5pm
Check out time must be 10am unless you contact me and a later checkout is available.
Enjoy our cozy space!
Other Things to Note
Absolutely no events at the house. If there is any gathering that disturbs the neighbors, we reserve the right to terminate the rental immediately without refund.
Looking forward to meeting people visiting Silicon Valley... We will try to make sure your stay is comfortable!
All guests should be at least 21 years old.
Sorry there is no kitchen or washer/dryer.
Sometimes I can be flexible with Check in/Check out... Please make sure to ask ahead of time due to the fact there is almost always a check-in/out the same day you arrive/depart.
PLEASE LEAVE THE KEY IN THE DOOR WHERE YOU FOUND IT WHEN YOU CHECK-OUT AT 10AM.
Thanks so much for being a part of the Airbnb community!
I enjoyed my stay immensely. Amazing Retreat was clean, and very welcoming. Check in was easy, met Josh the next day. He is very nice and responded immediately to my texting. A few things Josh has neglected to mention in his description of the Retreat are a mini frig, tabletop ironing board, iron, and hair dryer are all provided. There was plenty of drawers to put my things in so I didn't feel like I was living out of a suitcase, as well as a place to hang my clothes. Area was quiet, and yet close to shops. I hope I will be able to stay there again on my next visit to California. Kudos, Josh. I give you 5 Stars!!!
We had a wonderful experience here! It was extremely cozy and had everything we needed. Josh was very kind and quickly responded to questions we had. Perfect location. We walked to downtown Palo Alto and Stanford. Neighborhood was quiet and adorable. We'll definitely be staying here again. Highly recommend!
The apartment was great. It has reliable internet and cable. It is sunny during the day and nice and cool at night. Despite some temporary road construction, there was plenty of street parking for my rental car. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful. It was only a 7 minute drive to Stanford or downtown. Very easy and convenient. Check-in was as described. Easy.
My parents stayed here for four nights.
Josh is a nice host, communicative and responsive. The guest retreat has its own beautiful garden entrance and has great privacy. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. It takes about 30 min either to the main quad at Stanford or Palo Alto downtown.
However, not all my parents' needs were well met. There were no facial tissues and shampoo in the retreat, although my parents managed to find a hotel bar soap in the drawer. The bed squeak a lot, which isn't comfortable and my parents couldn't sleep well. And there are spiders hanging from the ceiling. Because there is no electrical outlet by the desk, they heat up water with the kettle in the bathroom.
Not sure if my parents would stay here again.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time! Josh's place was lovely and very clean. It had everything we needed and was perfectly located next to Stanford University where we were visiting friends. The neighborhood is gorgeous, so quiet and friendly - we would love to live in a place like this! We met Josh on our last day and he was so kind and helpful. Thank you so much for having us to stay!
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About the Host, Josh
Hey! My name is Josh. I've been teaching math at a local high school for about 11 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 using Airbnb with my wife when we take off on my adventures! 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 to rent! I look forward to meeting you soon.
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