Bonsai Garden Inn in Professorville

House - Private room · Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Mrs. Mei Lin and Mr Ross are great hosts. They are friendly and helpful. They welcomed me and their attitudes made my stay very relaxed. I really appreciate them. The room was clean. I am so lucky I could stay at their place. It might be minor, but I was not told in advance that their garden was under renovation. It caused a bit of noise. I would love to go back if there place is available for my future visit to Stanford area.

    March 2014
  • My stay at Mei Lin's place was amazing. The location was perfect for me since I enjoyed walking downtown a lot. She was available and eager to help with any questions about the town or things to do. The room was exactly like shown in the pictures, clean and really quiet. I absolutely loved her bonsai garden. Everything was walking distance from her place and she also let me borrowed her bike which helped a lot. I would definitely recommend her place to everyone that wants to have a great time in Palo Alto and will definitely stay with her again in the future.

    March 2014
  • Wonderfull place! Mei lin and Ross are very friendly and helpfull! I certainly would stay there again!

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    December 2013
  • Mei Lin and Ross are great host!

    October 2013
  • 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.

    December 2012
  • 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!

    September 2012
  • 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.

    August 2012
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MIT, Australian National University
Currently organizing the 40th anniversary of TCPIP in Palo Alto, May 10th
International family, who have lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Australia. We are alumni of MIT, Stanford and Australian National University, and affiliated with the National University of Singapore. We extend an especially warm welcome to international visiting scholars, interns and the families of Stanford University students, faculty and staff. We enjoy short medium and long term guests so offer attractive weekly and monthly rates
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