About this listing
Welcome to my humble retreat in Palo Alto! Walking distance to Stanford, Trader Joe's and downtown. This is the cottage unit in the backyard of the property with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a desk. Book your next stay on the peninsula here!
** Recently renovated with a brand new bathroom! **
The Amazing Retreat is a cozy studio unit with a full size bed, bathroom with a single sink and standing shower and a desk if you need a place to work!
- Cable TV
- Apple TV
- Mini fridge
- Hair dryer
- Water boiler
- Personal heater
- Personal ironing board
PLEASE NOTE: The electricity can only hold so much before the circuit pops, so please limit your use of appliances to ONE AT A TIME in order to make sure you do not experience an outage. Please contact me ASAP by phone if you experience a power outage.
Please also note that there is no kitchen, washer/dryer or air conditioning.
- Check-in is 5PM or later (no exceptions please!)
- Check-out is 10AM or earlier (no exceptions please!)
Guests will have access to The Amazing Retreat and backyard!
- The main house is also rented on Airbnb under the listing "*Home Away from Home in Palo Alto!*" You may see other guests in the backyard and entering/exiting through the main house during your stay. Rest assured that The Amazing Retreat is 100% yours and no one will be entering your Airbnb!
Interaction with Guests
Josh, your host, will NOT be present during your stay. Hopefully all of your questions are answered in this listing, but if there's anything else that needs further clarity, please contact Josh at (phone number hidden).
Enjoy our shared backyard! We also rent the main house, "*Home Away from Home in Palo Alto!*" on Airbnb. You may have an opportunity to meet them if you desire, but know your Airbnb is completely separate.
Palo Alto is a wonderful family friendly neighborhood where you can ride your bicycle or walk to local restaurants and shops. We are walking distance to Stanford University and conveniently located close to Caltrain to take you to North San Francisco or South to San Jose! Our neighborhood is nice and quiet, so please be respectful.
While most guests have been wonderful to host, I have unfortunately had guests who have violated the house rules. If there are any loud parties that disturb the neighbors, I reserve the right to terminate the rental immediately without refund. Thank you for your respect and understanding.
- Our home is a 20-30 minute walk from the Palo Alto Caltrain stop
- This is a family neighborhood, so usually there is plenty of street parking (the only exceptions may be during when our local high school is in session and when there is a home Stanford football game)
- If you want to call a private car, Uber is very popular in Palo Alto
- Use promo code JOSH when you sign up for $20 off your first ride
Other Things to Note
This is a cozy unit that can comfortably accommodate up to 2 guests.
The Amazing Retreat shares the same property as "*Home Away from Home in Palo Alto!*" which is the main house. If you have more than 2 guests, please check the availability of "*Home Away from Home!*" to see if it is available to accommodate up to 4 more guests on the same property.
Please treat The Amazing Retreat with love and respect and it should return the favor during your stay!
All guests booking the unit must be at least 21 years old (no exceptions).
I do NOT allow:
- Parties / any large social events
- More than 2 people to stay at the house
Thank you for your understanding!
Josh offers a well-located and lovely little room in Palo Alto.
I needed a reasonably priced place to spend 2 nights in Palo Alto on business and was really excited to find Josh's listing at a price well below hotel costs. The place itself is a charming little garden room in a very nice neighborhood located a 15 min walk, or 3 min Uber, from downtown Palo. Josh was extremely easy and pleasant to deal with. I had no issues at all, but given how attentive he was, I'm sure he would have addressed them immediately. All in all, very pleasant and reasonably priced stay in a very expensive town - great break from hotel life for the weary business traveler!
Very tranquil and cozy house. It is very close to Stanford University and has a good accessibility to places in Palo Alto. I was also pleased with host's kindness and quick response.
Stayed here for 10 nights on business trip. Josh's place is really nice the room and bathroom were very clean, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. No issue's with the TV or internet and the apple TV is a nice touch. Stanford is really close and University Avenue is about a 15 minute walk away so everything is really close by. It was a relaxing place to come back to after some very long days :) The neighbourhood is residential so nice and quiet. Josh was also very quick to respond to any messages. Would stay here again.
Fine, clean, small studio apartment in the backyard of a larger house. Everything as expected. Very close to Stanford/Stadium. Nice toiletries provided.
Super cute cottage in a quiet neighborhood with a comfy bed and a modern bathroom! Josh was friendly and prompt in all his communications; overall a great place to stay.
This is a cozy space, like a little cottage. I've stayed here before and will stay here again. Josh is just a text or email away
Josh made sure to communicate with me to make sure I arrived and got settled. The location was great and the amenities were just what I needed.
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About the Host, Josh
Hello! My name is Josh and I am a math and computer science high school teacher. I grew up on the peninsula, so I know almost everything there is to do! I've traveled all over the world, and look forward to using Airbnb with my wife when we take off on our adventures! Please feel free to ask me any questions about my home. I look forward to hosting you soon!