Brand new compact studio apartment (adjoining but totally separate from our 2-bedroom guest cottage). Nice, private setting, on a private driveway, away from the street. Approx 215 square feet (20 square meters).
NOTE: 3-day rentals only accepted within 14 days of request, or in between 2 longer rentals, as most of our requests are for 1 week to several months.
WEST MENLO PARK STUDIO
Brand new small studio apartment (shares a wall with but is separate from our 2-bedroom guest cottage). Nice, private setting, on a private driveway, away from the street. Size is approx 215 square feet (20 square meters).
Compact but fully equipped kitchen, with gas stove & oven, full-size refrigerator, microwave.
New, high-quality, super-comfortable, queen-sized bed with nightstand and bedside reading lamp.
Small but fully outfitted bath, with shower enclosure, sink, toilet and medicine cabinet. "Hotel Collection" towels and bath rug.
New water-saving washer and energy-efficient dryer in garage next door, exclusively for the use of our airbnb guests.
High-quality all-cotton bed linens include a down comforter, 4 standard and 2 Euro pillows. Please bring your own toiletries and alarm clock. You have your own thermostat, which allows you to adjust the temperature to your comfort. We ask that you set the thermostat to low when you are away. Overhead recessed lights are on a dimmer switch, so you can adjust the light level from low to bright.
/Sharon Heights neighborhood of West Menlo Park, on a triangle bound by Sharon Rd, Santa Cruz Ave and the Alameda de las Pulgas. Easy biking distance to Stanford, SLAC, downtown Menlo Park, Sand Hill Rd and U.S. Highway 280.
We are less than 20 minutes walking distance from the northwest corner of the Stanford campus and about 35 minutes' walking distance from the center of campus. We are also walking or easy biking distance to downtown Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and the Stanford Shopping Center.
West Menlo Park is full of bike paths and nice, easy walks. And we’re less than 3 miles from the Alpine Rd entrance to the famous Stanford "Dish walk", a paved path through the foothills with spectacular views. And there’s lots of other great hiking in the area too. We love hiking; let us know if you'd like some area recommendations.
We’re empty nesters, have lived in the area most of our lives, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the area or provide recommendations. This is an ideal set-up for a visiting student, scholar or professor. Many of our guests are also in town visiting friends or family in the area.
You can get from SFO to the downtown Menlo Park Caltrain station via public transportation, then walk or take a taxi from the train station to the studio. We recommend this over SuperShuttle--cost is much less, and it's takes just about the same amount of time. A private limo is at least $65 plus tip each way.
We are walking distance to the Avy Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas shopping area, which includes a Starbucks, U.S. Post Office, gas station, the highly acclaimed Flea Street Café restaurant, and a favorite Stanford beer-and-burger hangout, the Dutch Goose. We are also walking distance to Sharon Heights Shopping Center, which includes another Starbucks, a Shell gas (petrol) station, a 24-hour Safeway, a CVS pharmacy, yogurt shop, European deli, shoe repair, travel agency, a Mexican restaurant, and the highly rated Mitsunobu Japanese restaurant.
Off-street parking for one vehicle is available, just outside the gate to your studio entrance. Overnight parking is also allowed on your side of the street without limit. Overnight parking in the City of Menlo Park (other side of the street) is restricted, but courtesy warnings are issued before any citations.
Many of our guests are international scholars coming to teach, research or study at Stanford. Many of them prefer not to rent a car and have been happy to be walking or biking distance from campus. If you'd like to bike, we have a spare bike we can let you use at a nominal cost: $5 a day, $25 a week or $75 a month plus $75 refundable deposit. This is about half the cost of rentals on campus.
HOUSE RULES - NO SMOKING, no exceptions. No shoes (to keep the cottage extra-clean). Recycling actively encouraged.
• NO SMOKING, no exceptions.
• SHOE-FREE please (to keep our studio extra clean).
• RECYCLING encouraged--we meet our city's goal of recycling over 50%.
• LEGAL INTERNET USE ONLY--Comcast, our high-speed ISP, expressly forbids illegal downloads using bit-torrent or similar technology. Unfortunately, there have been some issue with this in the past, so must ask our guests to agree to this policy in writing upon arrival.
The studio was really nice and comfy. You find everything you need in the kitchen and bedroom incl. towels, kitchen rolls, tissues, shower gel aso. Further there are three different wifi's to choose from. The only thing I'd proposed to improve would be darker window blinds as I personally need it quite dark to sleep but as I anyway had to get up early every day that was no problem.
Mirja, Our decision about the window blinds was tough-- balance between letting enough light in during the day vs dark enough for sleep. We have black-out blinds in 1 of our guest rooms, and maybe we can find a way to provide more darkness in this studio. We do have eye masks and I will in the meantime place one in the room for guests to use. Thanks again! Laurel
I loved staying with Laurel and Steve. Convenient, everything I needed and lots of privacy. My classmates at Stanford were jealous!
My experience could not have been better. Laurel and her family were welcoming and the place was exactly what I needed. I rented a bike from her and biked to Stanford every day for a month clinical rotation. I didn't have any problems with accommodations and was even better than described. **Strongly recommended!
Private, convenient, very clean,great host, many amenities, recommend.
As my first experience with Airbnb (and the Bay Area), I could have not of asked for a better setup.
It was conveniently located with good clean space fully equipped with everything needed. Our hosts were both helpful and thoughtful, responding to any question/concern very quickly.
I would definitely consider this location for any future visits!
I had my visiting in-laws staying at the studio for 3 weeks, and it was exactly what they needed. The room is neat and well equipped.
Laurel is a great host, she and her family were very welcoming and responsive.
Definitely considering renting their place for future family/friend visits (as it's within walking distance to our home), and would recommend to anyone.
Great room. Just like the pictures. Very clean and comfortable. Great location. It was a beautiful area to walk around and a 10 minute walk to Safeway.
Laurel was very receptive to feedback and acted on suggestions quickly. For example, the internet speed was slow on the first day and it turned out I was connected to the slower network. After they set me up everything was great and the speed was 20 mb/s.
There was an issue with the guests staying at the house next door being quite loud for a couple nights. They had a couple parties. Laurel contacted them and it was quiet after that. She also went out of her way to suggest other alternatives but I enjoyed the place so much that I didn't want to move unless absolutely necessary.
Overall a great place and I would stay there again if I'm in the area.
We loved having Matt as a guest. This was the first noise issue we've experienced in the year since building this studio, and we hope the last! Most of our guests are Stanford or Silicon Valley affiliated and follow a schedule similar to ours--early to bed, early to rise, and work most of the day! Thank you Matt for your understanding, and we've very glad you decided to stay and that the features and location worked out well for you!
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