About this listing
Beautiful garden setting in lovely home 30 minutes walk to the Stanford Quad, ideal for student or researcher. Please note check in time is between 3 pm and 9 pm. Being our home, we do not open the door after midnight.
Bright, garden-facing room in beautiful home. Single bed for 1 person only.
Relax to the sound of water falling into the pond beside our bonsai garden, come watch the feeding of the goldfish in the morning.
Please note check in time is between 3 pm and 9 pm. Being our home, we do not open the door after midnight.
The picture is slightly different from our current layout - the bed is no longer under the window, it is now against the wall on the right, but the furniture is the same.
Parking is 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.
Kitchen, Laundry, Garden, Family Room with TV. There is a second bathroom on the upper floor which is available for guests to use - with a toilet and walk in shower.
Interaction with Guests
We will see you everyday as we cook meals in the same kitchen and share the laundry and family room.
This room is in an ultra convenient location in the Professorville section of Palo Alto 6 blocks south of University Avenue, where you are 30 minutes walking distance to the Main Quad in Stanford.
The main Palo Alto train station is 10 minutes walk where you can ride Caltrain to San Francisco and San Jose. Located there is the main bus terminal in Palo Alto and the Marguerite Shuttle takes you all over Stanford free of charge.
Within 2 blocks you have the wonderfully convenient Whole Foods Market (hot and cold food bars, bakery and organic produce), Shoe Repair, Mexican restaurant, Peet's Coffee, St. Michael's Alley which is the top brunch location in Palo Alto. You will live in a single family home in one of the oldest parts of Palo Alto with the historic HP "Garage" a national historic monument is 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, or walk 30 minutes to the Hoover Tower to get a birds eye view of the beautiful Stanford Campus - with free aromatherapy while stepping on the leaves of the the Eucalyptus Gum trees.
The Stanford Shopping Center is 15 minutes walk as is every part of University Avenue including great coffee places like Cafe Venetia, Coupa Cafe, Il Fornaio, La Boulange, University Cafe, La Baguette, Prolific Oven....
Other Things to Note
The family room has a flat panel tv and desk for guest use - it is a shared space and all the house may use it - please be considerate of others.
Towels and sheets changed weekly but you must leave your door open on Monday to indicate you wish them changed by our housekeeper Angela and her sisters.
Shared bath with a drawer for each guest to store personal toiletries, please leave common space clean and clear for others to use after you.
Laundry, detergent for guest use at no extra charge, and there is a small fridge in the laundry for guest use.
Kitchen can be used by our guests, we coordinate with others in the house on mealtimes.
House is not Child Proof
The bathroom near your room, is shared between 4 rooms, with an additional full bathroom with walk in shower upstairs. We set up the shared bath with a drawer for each guest to store personal toiletries, please leave the bathroom space clean and clear for others as will do the same for you.
You are welcome to borrow our bikes - bring your own bike lock. Please do not park in the Cal train station as our bikes have been stolen while left there.
If you stay for more than 1 week, towels and sheets changed weekly but you must leave your door open on Monday to indicate you wish them changed by our housekeeper Angela and her sisters.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 1 night.
I 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. My husband Ross and I regularly travel to Asia and Australasia, and appreciate the joy of travel, and understand the needs of travelers - so we make your stay as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible.
We extend an especially warm welcome to international visiting scholars, interns and the families of Stanford University students, faculty and staff. Our well-equipped kitchen is ready for joyful meals, and on special occasions we get together with our guests and have a potluck dinner.
Music is a big part of our lives, and our living room is our music room hosting a collection of musical instruments from around the world. Mei Lin likes classical music and plays the piano, Ross like Jazz, and plays the clarinet.
We enjoy walking, biking, swimming, cross country skiing and gardening.
As hosts we are "no fuss" and want you to feel like you are visiting friends who don't mind if you come and go at any time, We are also good for tips on the area - what to see, where to eat. And we're happy to have a conversation with if you feel like it, or just as happy to let you come and go as you please.