Our large home in Menlo Park has a quiet, private bedroom w/queen TempurPedic bed and private bathroom waiting for you. Enjoy the ambiance of a Parisian pied-a-terre, rural setting, and great hosts. Close to 101 & 84, SJC & SFO.
ENJOY the peace and quiet of a country setting in the unincorporated area of Menlo Park. Plenty of off-street parking in our spacious driveway.
YOUR ROOM has fresh flowers, a queen bed dressed with lovely sheets (flannel in the winter), a down comforter with a fresh duvet, and plenty of pillows. There is a small desk, a closet, and drawers for your personal items. You'll find bottled water and snacks in the armoire. Turn down service in the evening, chocolates on your pillow, and robes and slippers in your closet. Your room includes a 42" flat screen TV with Xfinity Premium TV, high-speed internet, WiFi, and an iPod/alarm clock with iPhone 4, 5 & 6 docs.
(ALL linen is changed and laundered between guest stays including mattress pad, pillow protectors, and blankets.)
YOUR BATHROOM has a hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, fresh towels, your personal bar of french milled soap, a shower bonnet, magnifying mirror and sensor night lights. Forgot your toothbrush? No, worries, we have a fresh supply. Maid service (me) every day to make your bed and refresh your bathroom.
BREAKFAST awaits you in the kitchen. Cereal, bread, and a toaster will be on the counter. Help yourself to the fridge for milk, OJ, yogurt, fruit, 1/2 and 1/2, butter and jam. Hot coffee and cups will also be waiting for you, along with sugar, Splenda and a variety of flavored creamers. A Keurig is on the counter and a variety of teas, hot chocolate, and coffees is available. We also have "To-Go" cups if you're in a hurry.
We are a SMOKE-FREE/pet-free/PEANUT-FREE home.
Feel free to also use the connecting family room area to read, relax, or (in the winter) just to enjoy the fireplace.
In the spring and summer, step outside to the backyard and enjoy breakfast on the patio table, or relax in the gazebo and catch a glimpse of "Charlie Feral".
Staying out late? You will have a key and we'll keep the light on for you. Please lock the door when you come in.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to share our home and hospitality with you. Your room and bath are very private and located in another hall, away from our own rooms, so you can have all the privacy you like.
We respect your privacy and know you will respect ours. We are retired and it is just the two of us here now (except for the feral cat in the back yard). If you have any special needs, just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. We look forward to hosting you and appreciate that you have chosen to stay with us.
We are located in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood, between Bay Road and Coleman Avenue. We are in the unincorporated area of Menlo Park--that means centuries-old oak and redwood trees, no sidewalks, privacy, and peace and quiet. Mark Zuckerberg's Company, Stanford University, Sand Hill Road are all just minutes away. We are literally in the heart of Silicon Valley, equidistant from SJC and SFO. Even OAK is close by.
Easy to get around, close to 101, 84, and downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto; 20 minutes to 280. Good to have a car or bike but, if not, there are city buses to take you where you need to be. If you need a ride somewhere, let us know in advance and we may be able to accommodate you.
Other Things to Note
Do you need a ride to or from the airport? A cab will cost between $85-$125. I'll be happy to drive you for a fee of $30 either way. Just let me know ahead of time.
We can be flexible regarding check-in and check-out times, just let us know ahead of time. Otherwise, we'll greet you after 4pm and bid you adieu by 11am.
We do ask that you refrain from using perfume or aftershave for everyone's comfort.
This is a SMOKE-FREE/PEANUT-FREE/pet-free home (except for the feral cat).
The property is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
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.
Lovely neighborhood, gracious hostess and host. Paula was incredibly accomodating to my husband who is a vegan, she bought special food just for him.
My short stay in Paul & Paula's place is wonderful! I can't imagine how great it is before I arrived. Paula is super friendly and indeed super host in real life (not only from airbnb). This beautiful lady takes care all the stuff very well. Her place is clean, comfortable, good decoration, nice feeling, quite. Definitely it's a part of unique experience in my trip. I will come back for sure. Highly recommended.
My wife and I stayed at Paul & Paula's home for two nights. It was our best accommodation experience in the US! The house/room looks even more beautiful than in the pics, and it feels so homy that my wife and I call it "home away from home". Paula provided for us services unmathced by many five-star hotels. Everything was ready before we arrive. As it was Chinese New Year, Paula was considerate enough to add some Chinese elements to the room and surprised us with carefully selected Chinese New Year gift. We enjoyed the stay so much and would strongly recommend! One more thing, we loved the countless flying pigs there;) Chao & Gloria
Words cannot express how welcome Paula made us feel. If AirBnB had 10 stars, Paula would earn all ten. Her attention to detail leads to a luxury experience reminiscent of the finest European hotels. The space is immaculate and beautifully decorated, but full of family warmth. Something that makes AirBnB so special. I hope we have the opportunity to stay here again!
You two are the best! So happy to have met you and have you stay with us, and I hope some day to visit your own Airbnb. Thanks for bringing the lovely weather with you, as well. Now that you've gone, it's been a little overcast... Hope to have you back again one day! Best regards to you and your family.
Unfortunately we didn't get to see Paul. However, Paula was a wonderful host.
She even prepared a bottle of champagne for my wife and I as this was part of our honeymoon trip.
The place was AMAZING and extremely welcoming. I couldn't praise more about this place and host.
Paula is a big fan of flying pig as she believes magical things could happen. Furthermore, she had shared many of her magical moments with us. Anyone looking for inspiration and great experience in the Bay Area. This is definitely the place to stay!
Paula is an amazing person and made me feel like family. Her house is peaceful and luxurious. I couldn't have asked for more. Thanks, Paula and Paul!
Quiet and safe street. The host, Paula, was just great. Made me feel very welcome. Everything was perfect to the smallest details to make my stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. highly recommended. I had much better experience than any expensive hotel I have stayed in, its beyond comparison.
Thank you and will see you again!
Thank you, Nicolay, for your kind words and wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to hosting you again. BTW, no need to call when you leave, but I so appreciated your sms--what a nice touch! Stay warm in Seattle -- best regards!
My husband, Paul, and I are both retired from Silicon Valley careers and now actively enjoy photography, travel, and our two granddaughters who live near by. We were fortunate to have traveled around the world before we retired. Now we choose to vacation in Cabo San Lucas whenever possible. Paul enjoys road trips (we drove to Cabo once) but I prefer flying. My life motto is "Choose Joy" and I believe pigs can (and do) fly--they are all over my home. All time favorite movies are "Harold and Maude" and "Grand Canyon" but I'll go see any movie, anytime. I am a Beatles FANatic. My daughter is a Francophile, hence all the Parisian influence around the house. We aren't fussy and really enjoy and LIVE in our home. Come in, take your shoes off, and get comfy. Feet on the furniture is a good thing. We hope you will visit us again and again!