Large closet , wi-fi, iPhone 4-5-6 docs,  robes and slippers.  A small writing desk and chair with convenient outlet for your laptop.


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Paris is always a good idea...

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.

If you are traveling with children or a third guest, we have an additional bedroom & ensuite available--check out our Beatles Bed, Bath & Beyond bedroom. Special pricing available when this 2nd room is also booked.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

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 fresh sheets , 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 XfinityTV, high-speed internet, WiFi, and a clock radio with iPod/iPhone 4, 5 & 6 docs for re-charging.

(ALL linen is changed and laundered between guest stays including mattress pad, pillow protectors, and blankets.)

Your private bathroom has a hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, fresh towels, 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 along with a variety of teas, hot chocolate, and coffees. We also have "To-Go" cups if you're in a hurry.

We are a SMOKE-FREE/PEANUT-FREE/FRAGRANCE-FREE/pet-free home.

Guest access

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 and catch a glimpse of "Charlie Feral".

Staying out late? You will be given your personal digital code for the front door, and we'll keep the light on for you. Please lock the door when you come in.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE DIRECTIONS TO OUR HOME before your arrival. We are located off the street, down a long, private driveway.

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 hallway, away from our own rooms, so you can have all the privacy you like.

We respect your privacy and know you will respect ours. 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.

The neighborhood

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 and Hospital, and 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.

Getting around

Easy to get around, close to 101, 84, and downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto; 20 minutes to 280. Good to have a car, and there is plenty of parking available on the property. If you'd like to go to San Francisco or San Jose for the day, but don't have a car, I can drive you to the Cal-Train station, (just 5 minutes away). Also, UBER is very accessible here. 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 $40 either way. Just let me know ahead of time.

If you are traveling with children or a third guest, we have an additional bedroom & ensuite available--check out our Beatles bedroom on our Profile page. Special discount when booked along with the Paris room!


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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 please refrain from using strong perfume or aftershave for everyone's comfort.

This is a SMOKE-FREE/PEANUT-FREE/FRAGRANCE-FREE home.

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.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

143 Reviews


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Jon User Profile
April 2017
5+ stars, absolutely outstanding host and place. My favorite worldwide.

Mark User Profile
April 2017
Lovey home, outstanding hosts, probably my best AirBnB experience to date. Highly recommended!
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.
Response from Paul & Paula:
We so enjoyed meeting you! Thank you so much for choosing us to host you on this business trip and for your kind review. All the best to you, and hope to host you again sometime.
April 2017

Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.
March 2017
Paula is a wonderful, warm and friendly host. We have stayed at her place twice and each time it was wonderful. She has thought of everything to make her guest's stay comfortable. Her home is beautiful and her French decor in the guest room is beautiful. She provided us with robes and slippers and everything else one might need - water, nuts, cookies, and delicious wine. Going to Paula's home is like staying at a five star hotel. Everything is done nicely and tastefully and so clean. But, the greatest treasure is Paula. She is a wonderful people person who makes you feel so comfortable the minute you walk in. We highly recommend Paula's home. It truly is the best!
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.
Response from Paul & Paula:
It was such a pleasure to see you both again! Thank you for staying with us again for for your wonderful review. Congrats on becoming a SuperHost, too! I hope some day I will have the opportunity to stay with you! All the best!
March 2017

Jan User Profile
March 2017
This was my first tryout of Airbnb and it was an excellent introduction to this home away from home experience. First and foremost, Paula and Paul are outstanding hosts! Paula was extremely welcoming upon my arrival. She is easy to talk to and is very gracious and attentive to guest needs! My bedroom was well appointed with garden views out of the corner windows. Water, wine and snacks were in place in the room's armoire upon my entrance to this French inspired Boudoir. They were replaced after my consumption of the same! Most importantly, the mattress was of high end quality allowing me a solid sleep every night. Of course, the warmer at the bottom of the bed made my feet and toes most happy and relaxed! (Note to self: buy one of these!!) My private bathroom was just a few steps down the hall, decorated in a French theme as well. The towels are luxurious and anything that you might have forgotten at home is within easy reach in the medicine cabinet for the guest's convenience . The owners were not intrusive at all, and were very generous with their breakfast offerings, not at all like the free breakfast served in a motel! I sat at the kitchen table enjoying my perfectly laid out place setting with set ceramic dishes and silverware, and even a cotton tablecloth and matching napkin rolled into a napkin ring for my use. Want a cup of coffee to go after breakfast? Disposable cups and lids are located right next to the Keurig along with a basket of assorted K-Cups for your selection! My favorite pick was Major Dickinson from Peet's Coffee Shop! The home is located at the end of a driveway with convenient parking. The grounds are beautiful, and the house's location makes for a very quiet, peaceful and restorative retreat, almost like a rural type positioning. It is safely located on a street of single family lovely homes. Paula's collection of "Flying Pigs" of all sorts placed everywhere underscore her fun and engaging personality! You have to make a reservation to see these adorable piglets
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.
Response from Paul & Paula:
It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we were honored to be your first Airbnb hosts. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, and for your wonderful review. All the best to you, and we hope to see you again sometime!
March 2017

Dayne User Profile
March 2017
Paul and Paula have a gorgeous home in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, and they are spectacular hosts. I recommend them completely!
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.
Response from Paul & Paula:
LOVED meeting you and your family. Thanks so much for choosing us to host your parents--we had a wonderful time getting to know every one of you!
March 2017

Cynthia User Profile
February 2017
Lovely home with friendly hosts. I felt comfortable and right at home immediately. The room is very clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Paula set out breakfast choices of cereal, toast, yoghurt and fruit . Coffee was hot and waiting. I had to leave by 7 am. Paula made sure all was ready the night before which was thoughtful .
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.
Response from Paul & Paula:
Thanks for your kind words. It was so nice to meet you, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again sometime.
February 2017

Melissa User Profile
February 2017
This is a beautiful place to stay, great location, and the hosts are really friendly. I highly recommend it.
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.
Response from Paul & Paula:
Thanks for staying with us, Melissa. Hope you got back home before the blizzard hit!
February 2017

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Menlo Park, California, United States · Joined in January 2014
Paul & Paula User ProfilePaul & Paula is a superhost.

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 and my daughter is a Francophile, hence all the Fab Four and Parisian touches around the house. We aren't fussy and really enjoy and LIVE in our home. Come in, take your shoes off, get comfy, and prepare to be pampered. We want you to experience what it's like to stay in a small, European boutique hotel--and we hope you will visit us again and again!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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