An atrium lights the center of the home.
Palo Alto MidCentury Modern Classic
Palo Alto MidCentury Modern Classic
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Highlights of home:
+ A lovely quiet neighborhood
+ Great school district
+ Wonderful amenities in walking distance
+ Excellent access to Silicon Valley and Stanford University

The space

You can almost hear strains of Bossa Nova as you saunter into the greenery filled atrium entry. A large open living area will welcome you and draw you toward the floor to ceiling windows and stunning view of the beautifully landscaped backyard.

The living room features a gas fireplace for cozy conversation. Leather seating and Guatemalan textiles and art.

A gourmet kitchen featuring soapstone counters, maple cabinets, and top of the line appliances (two dishwashers! yes!) means you are ready for entertaining. The solid cherry dining table seats 8 comfortably.

You will love the balance of textures that flow throughout the house: mahogany walls, pure wool carpets, original paintings, slate floors.

The master bedroom features a queen sized Tempur-Pedic mattress on a modern frame, in-suite bathroom, and quick access to the secluded backyard spa. A wall of windows welcomes the dawn when the vertical blinds are drawn.

The San Francisco room (bedroom 2) features a queen sized bed and large picture window looking into a private bamboo garden.

The Manhattan room (bedroom 3) looks into the lush atrium and has a single bed and desk. This room has an extra single mattress that can be slipped to the floor in one of the bedrooms for a quick extra guest.

The coastal room (bedroom 4) boasts a 38" TV, Wii game console, DVD player and a full size Murphy bed. Books and board games available, too.

Bathroom 2, with bathtub and the Washer and dryer are centrally located near the bedrooms.

The garden is lush and dramatic. There is always something in bloom. You will love the visits of the many hummingbirds that live nearby. A full sized BBQ, plenty of seating, and five person hot tub complete the picture.

This awesome home is fully connected with wireless high-speed DSL, and includes garden service (as needed). Housekeeping is included every other week for stays 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Linens and towels are all top quality.

The neighborhood is quiet. The street is tree lined and ends in a cul-de-sac. Two car parking in driveway and plenty of on street means your guests will have no problem when they visit.

Amenities include: Philz coffee, dry cleaner, wine store and pizza parlor -- just 5 minutes walk. Grocery stores, pharmacies, Peet's, Starbucks, banking, multiple restaurants -- just a 15 minute walk! Easy access to Highway 101 (but low freeway noise). It's also only a 10 minute drive (less than 2.5 miles) to Stanford, Downtown Palo Alto, Downtown Mountain View, or a nearby CalTrain station.

I hope we will see you soon!

Guest access

Guests will have full access to the home and the yard. Only the garage will be out of bounds (most Californians park in the driveway, anyway).

Interaction with guests

We are delighted to share our knowledge of the area and we are as helpful as possible. Search for my blog, "Palo Alto Ponderings," for tips and maps of the area.


Extra people $200 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $3000
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

*Be respectful of our neighbors' peace and quiet.
*Absolutely no smoking on the property.
*No parties (more than 12 total guests) or events on the property without the owner's consent.
*No overnight guests unless they are included in the rental agreement.
*Pets considered (please ask for pet house rules).


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Holly User Profile
June 2016
This was a wonderful place to stay. We were here as an extended family for graduation and the house was perfect for our needs. It is a very pleasant place to stay -- the garden and all of the private corners in the garden make it great as a gathering place or for a private place to read. We loved watching the hummingbirds flit through the garden. The kitchen is more than fully equipped. Jackie was there to greet us when we arrived, showed us how to work everything, and happily answered any questions we had. We used the hot tub and the gas grill -- everything worked perfectly.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
It makes me so happy to be a part of special occasions like yours! You were wonderful guests, a lovely family!
June 2016

Kurt User Profile
February 2016
It's hard to describe how magical Jackie and Sebastian's place is. The best AirBnB experience I've had.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
You are such wonderful guests! Thank you for loving my home like it was your own. :D
February 2016

Ed User Profile
October 2015
Tremendous living environment in beautiful and convenient neighborhood. Outdoor oasis-like landscaping with at least five areas (including the hot tub) wherein a group of four or more could spend quality time was breathtaking. Indoor space was mesmerizing as well. Kitchen was terrific, well supplied. All beds received high comfort ratings. Our family group of seven (all adults) had a great reunion. We have used Airbnb to find wonderful spots the world over - and this was the best. Price for whole house rental is more than we are used to - but be assured - it is a real bargain - it is fantastic in so many dimensions. Hard to imagine how it could be improved.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
Thanks for your review, Ed! I can't thank you enough for communicating with us with the plumbing issue. It is a relief to have such thoughtful guests staying in our home.
October 2015

Daniel User Profile
August 2015
Great place for a family reunion. Very comfortable and great communication. Would stay there again.

Noa User Profile
July 2015
We had a great time in this house. Location is great, hosts are very responsive, house has a good vibe to it and it served our family of five very well. We will come back

Christy User Profile
June 2015
We loved staying at Jackie's house! It is beautiful and comfortable with the most gorgeous garden out back. The neighborhood is lovely, too. My family would absolutely stay here again!

Diana User Profile
June 2015
This house absolutely made our family time in Palo Alto: it's actually even more beautiful than its description, and the garden is a little magical oasis. With 6 people staying, everyone could have private conversations in one of the 5 outdoor seating areas and hilarious group time at the outdoor dining table and the living room as well. The movable heater let us stay out and talk until all hours, after which we sank into our incredibly comfortable mattresses. So comfortable and so beautiful--such an unusual combination! In addition, the kitchen and dining room was outfitted with everything you could possibly need for entertaining. And Jackie was so responsive: she popped over to show us how to use the heater when we couldn't figure it out and just generally treated us as though we were members of her extended family. I know this is an absolutely rave review, but I--and my 5 other family members--had nothing but praise. Being in a wonderful house is halfway to having a wonderful time. Everyone thanked me for finding such a jewel, and I just hope we get to go back and stay there again.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
Wow! what a kind response! Thank you so much. I am truly delighted that we could host you for your happy occasion. Best regards and trade winds...
June 2015

Palo Alto, California, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.

A Palo Alto local for 15 years. I love to travel, to teach, and to show off my awesome home town.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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