About this listing
A spacious, quiet room with comfortable furniture, hardwood floors and views to our back yard. It's part of a large house, with a great kitchen, living room and back yard. 2 blocks from downtown University Avenue, shared with a (great) housemate.
This is my personal room which I'm listing for someone to enjoy while I'm away. The room is quiet, at the back of the house, with garden views, a desk and a walk-in closet. The bed is queen-sized, with a leather headboard, a high-quality and comfortable mattress and Goose Down pillows and comforter.
Our house has hardwood floors, a large living room, a gorgeous back yard and private parking spots.
I'd be happy to rent my car as well, if that can help you, and you can freely use my rock climbing membership card while you're here!
Fully-equipped kitchen which you can use, 24 MBps Wifi and Netflix, washer and dryer (all included in the price). Feel free to use our guitars and drums too! (note: we never play the drums, so no worries about noise...)
Interaction with Guests
I'll be away from the house but my housemate will be present. During the day we're away at work. Some evenings we might cook dinner together or go out, depends on the mood.
2-minute walk from University Avenue with all kinds of amazing restaurants and bars. The area is very safe and great to walk around. Stanford is 4 minutes away, which a great location to jog. Whole Foods (groceries) is a 5-minute walk away.
Palo Alto Caltrain is a 4-minute walk from the house (3 blocks away).
Other Things to Note
The weather in Palo Alto is beautiful, warm and nice, and our house always seems to have the perfect temperature. We use NEST as our thermostat and a Roomba as our vacuum cleaner. My house mate is super-friendly, clean and amazing.
You can use our laundry room and our attic for large items such as suitcases. A covered parking spot available on the side of the house.
Please free free to use the whole house, living room etc! Our refrigerator and whole kitchen is yours to use freely. Since we have our own house, we're typically free to make noise until we go to bed, so not many worries there! We're not allowed to smoke in the house. We like cleanness. :)
The house was very welcoming and clean. His roommate Chris was friendly and helpful during my entire stay. Both Dimitris and his roommate were very quick with responses to questions. The neighborhood was awesome, walking distance from the gym and all the local restaurants in the area.
Cozy 2 bedroom apartment in an amazing location in downtown Palo Alto. Demitris and Chris were very welcoming.
My stay in Palo Alto could be shortly summarized by the sentence: "I was living in the ideal place." Conditions in Dimitris's house are amazing, there is a lot o place, house is clean and perfectly situated. Especially important for me was comfortable desk and monitor in study room which gave me opportunity of working at home. My housmate, Christopher, was very accommodating and extremely helpful.
I had the opportunity to stay at Dimitris place in downtown Palo Alto while he was traveling abroad. His place is second to none in terms of location- really quite a gem and walk to a vibrant downtown area.
The house itself is great for a traveler or business guest. His roommate Chris was very accommodating and felt very at ease with him. The house was always clean and the room was just the perfect size. I thought sharing a bathroom would be an issue but we worked around each other's schedules with no problem.
I highly recommend this place and give it 2 enthusiastic thumbs up! Though I moved down the street I would stay there again if need be or recommend to family/friends.
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Dimitris is the best! This place was all I could ever have hoped for. Properly furnished, well decorated, essentials available, close to my destination, and even a nice welcoming note, too boot.
Dimitris is a kind, patient guy; even with a bit of confusion in the beginning due to him jetting off, and me just arriving, he made it quick and painless to get situated, and was available via phone to make sure I was doing ok.
When I arrived in the room, the bed was well made, there was a guitar available to strum, a towel on the dresser, Chardonnay, tangerines, and a friendly note to welcome me for my stay. Little details like this is what makes Dimitris amazing. Really blew me away!
Hands down, the best AirBnB I've stayed at, to date; an amazing guy and wonderful place! Stay here!!
Dimitris's house is a dream house in downtown Palo Alto! I immediately felt home when I arrived and enjoyed staying in the house very much. Dimitris's housemate is also very nice and helpful. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Stanford/Palo Alto area!
About the Host, Dimitris
Entrepreneur, photographer, rock climber, all-round adventurer and geek.
I'm the founder of Transifex, a startup aiming to revolutionize how content is published in multiple languages. I love everything around technology.
I rock climb quite often -- In the past 7 years I've rock climbed in 10 different countries -- anything from easy routes to serious sport climbing and route establishment at 1000ft high. I'm also into yacht sailing and often rent boats with friends for a few days.
Photography is another passion of mine, especially portraits, street and sport photography. Some of my photos have been published in the media.
I absolutely love, love, love food. I cook a lot and try new flavors all the time from all around the world.
In my free time, I play a number of instruments including the piano, euphonium and the guitar. I also play board games with friends, including contract bridge.
One of my favorite aspect of renting houses and being hosted on Airbnb is meeting new people, cooking together and sharing experiences.