Bright room in beautiful home at an unbeatable location in the Professorville section of Palo Alto just south of University Avenue, walking distance to Stanford
Corner store, hair dresser and dry cleaners are within a block. Within 2 blocks you have Whole Foods Market, Peets Coffee, St. Michael's Alley which is the top brunch location in Palo Alto, Mexican restaurant, shoe store, Pilates exercise room. Yet you are surrounded by single family homes in one of the oldest parts of Palo Alto with the historic Hewlett Packard "Garage" a national monument, just 3 blocks away. There are two parks - within 3 blocks and the downtown Library is 1 block further. There are about 5 gyms within 4 blocks. Or you can run around Campus drive 3 miles to get a birds eye view of the beautiful Stanford Campus - with free aromatherapy thrown in by the Eucalyptus trees.
The main Palo Alto train station is 10 minutes walk, and located there is the main bus terminal with the Marguerite Shuttle to Stanford running free of charge. The Stanford Shopping Center is 15 minutes walk as is every part of University Avenue including great coffee places like Cafe Venetia and Il Fornaio.
Relax to the sound of water falling into the pond beside our bonsai garden, come watch the feeding of the goldfish in the morning.
A word on parking: VERY TIGHT during business hours. Our lodging is ideal for a visitor who has no car and enjoys walking or biking.
While we welcome children, our home is adult proof. It is not Child Proof'd.
Wonderfull place! Mei lin and Ross are very friendly and helpfull! I certainly would stay there again!
Mei Lin welcomed me graciously even though I arrived two hours early. I was a weary traveler and she welcomed me into her home.
She has a beautiful home, and house rules make it an effortless experience. I made use of the bicycles to travel to campus which made for a short, easy commute.
Each evening as I relaxed in my room I was treated to beautiful piano music by skilled artists.
If Mei Lin will have me back, I would be more than happy to use their listings again.
The room was nice, the house was great, and the location was perfect. Mei Lin and Ross are great hosts, and I very much enjoyed their company. The kitchen and bathroom were big and convenient. Not to forget: There are multiple stores (such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s) and gyms within walking distance, and Stanford campus is close as well (10 minutes by bike, 30 minutes walking). And of course, the California weather and atmosphere gives everything an extra dimension.
I moved to SF Bay Area and I chose Bonsai Garden as a temporary stay while I looked for a definitive place. I must say that I couldn't find a better place. Unfortunately I couldn't interact a lot with the hosts because I was always too busy, but every time I needed them, they were kind and helpful. As for the place, it's a fully furnished room and you have access to the common areas of the house, which is pretty comfy and beautiful. I would surely recommend this place to a friend.
Mei Lin and Ross are great host!
My stay was great. House is big and cozy, and very conveniently located. The hosts (Mei Lin and Ross) are very very nice people; would definitely recommend staying there.
I booked Bonsai Garden Inn for my sister who came to visit me. The place is conveniently located near Palo Alto Caltrain and Uni Ave but not within (~10 mins stroll) so you can get a quiet night sleep. The room is cozily furnished with everything you need and Mei Lin is welcoming. Overall an ideal place to stay and I would recommend to everyone!
The house is beautiful and the bed and bedroom is very nice. There is everything you could need. The garden is also splendid and very nice to sit around in to just read a book or work on the laptop. The house is in a very nice neighbourhood, very close to everything you might need to buy.
The room was nice, and the location was amazing! You can walk out the front door and everything you need or want is at your fingertips. There were plenty of boutiques, restaurants, and markets all around and if you wanted to go out of the neighborhood there is a free Stanford Shuttle that takes you all around... and did a mention the shuttle is FREE! I had a great time in CA.
Mei Lin's house is well arranged for renting rooms, great location, and most of all Mei Lin and her family are very nice people. I will certainly stay there again.