The Amazing Retreat in Palo Alto

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

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!!

Your host, Joshua And Lauren
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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
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  • While attending a conference at Stanford University, I stayed at Joshua and Lauren's place. It is a fantastic and peaceful spot in a nice neighbourhood, located right next to the campus. The accommodation offers everything you could wish for, including a patio, a nice comfy bed, and useful electronic gimmicks (AppleTV, etc.)
    I only met Joshua, and he was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, and even let me use one of the bicycles, which is definitely the best way to get around on Stanford campus :) Absolute recommendation for anyone wanting to spend some time in Stanford / Palo Alto!

    June 2014
  • A wonderful time as always- my favorite place to stay in PA. Love the renovations!

    June 2014
  • Joshua was super friendly, gave me good info on the neighborhood, and was very responsive before and during my stay.

    The room was clean, had free wifi, had a serene setting which let me complete my work in peace.

    The neighborhood was safe, had ample parking, and plenty to do nearby.

    I will definitely book this place again when I am in the area.

    June 2014
  • Josh & Lauren were great hosts & a perfect location for exploring Palo Alto / Stanford.

    May 2014
  • Everything about the stay was great. Josh was extremely welcoming, the place was comfortable and clean, and the area was lovely.

    May 2014
  • We had a delightful stay at Josh and Lauren's Palo Alto Retreat. The cozy space was clean and well appointed. Although we didn't spend much time on site the grounds are lovely and there is outdoor space available to relax. We enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay with Josh and Lauren on other visits to the area.

    May 2014
  • Josh and Lauren's cottage was awesome! It was secluded, quiet and more than met all of my expectations. I will definitely try to stay here again on my next trip to Palo Alto.

    May 2014
  • Good communication, nice comfortable space to yourself. I would suggest this offering to all considering.

    April 2014
  • I liked my stay here! Joshua was helpful and responsive to my questions, the location was fabulous, and the room was comfortable. My first time with airbnb and it all worked out fine.

    April 2014
  • Joshua and Lauren were excellent hosts! The Retreat is really well located, in a peaceful neighbourhood, very close to Stanford and down town Palo Alto. I will definitely be staying there again!

    April 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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