Private room
1 Guest
1 Bed
$115
Per Night
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A room to dream in! Light and airy, with comfy window seat and large windows facing out on a garden brimming with flowers and greenery. Double bed has a brand new Sealy posturpedic mattress. Full closet and lots of storage. Separate entrance.

Lively color scheme with brand new mattress and linens.

Lively color scheme with brand new mattress and linens.

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The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $35
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Moderate

Description

The Space

Bright and airy private room with bay window seat and garden view. Separate entrance (with key/locking abilities.) Brand new mattress (Sealy Posturpedic firm), linens, and captains bed with lots of drawers. Full closet and shelves. Shared bath.

I have three other rooms listed in the same house through AirBnB. Please look at:
"Sky Room in Downtown Palo Alto" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4378059
"Cozy Room in Palo Alto & Stanford" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1364787
"Peaceful Oasis Downtown Palo Alto" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7853486

Check them out for more pictures (and to consider all options :-)

Downtown Palo Alto with all of its coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, high tech start-ups and venture capital offices is a 10 minute walk away in one direction. Town & Country shopping center with even more gorgeous browsing is 10 minutes walk in the other direction.

For those visiting Stanford University, the free shuttle stops at several nearby locations and we can easily get you oriented. I can also arrange a local bike rental (the preferred method for getting around Stanford given the scarcity of parking on campus.) Stanford main gate is about a 20 minute walk away.

Note: I am an artist so the room (and the house) are alive with color and filled with lots of visual interest.

Living room with couches, piano, and friendly dog companion. Porch rockers and benches, backyard teak table and chairs, comfy yard swing. Limited kitchen access (breakfast) unless otherwise arranged. Bike rental (with helmet and lock) and laundry services available upon special request.


I work from home and am very available to help you plan out your adventures, chose the tastiest dining sites, and otherwise enjoy your visit.

Very quiet residential neighborhood with sidewalks and white picket fences and neighbors who know each other. Safe and peaceful. Note that parking is on the street in front of the house and free.

Easy access to everything you could possibly want: Five blocks from the "happening" center of town University Avenue, eight blocks from the Caltrain station, two supermarkets (Whole Foods and Trader Joes) within 5 min. walk, Stanford an easy 15 min. walk, .... REALLY well situated :-)

We are 8 blocks from the Caltrain station in downtown Palo Alto. There is a major North/South bus route a block away and the Stanford Marguerite shuttle stop is about five minutes walk away. I can arrange private car transport from/to the airports (SFO, SJC, OAK) and around town for very reasonable fees.

Julie, our 20 lb. ball of fuzz mutta-doodle, is exceedingly friendly and will want to kiss you each time you come in the door, even if you only went out to get the paper from the curb. She is hypo-allergenic and very well trained and loves everyone except the mailman (go figure.)

Guest Access

We have three outdoor seating areas surrounded by a colorful native and drought-tolerant garden for the guests to enjoy. Guests are also welcome to lounge in the living room with couches, piano, and friendly dog companion. The porch rockers and a comfy yard swing are other favorite hang-outs.

Very limited kitchen access (for breakfast) unless otherwise arranged. After breakfast, the kitchen/family room is reserved for family.

Bike rental (with helmet and lock) and laundry services available for an additional charge upon request.

Interaction with Guests

I work from home and am very available to help you plan out your adventures, chose the tastiest dining sites, and otherwise enjoy your visit.

The Neighborhood

Very quiet residential neighborhood with sidewalks and white picket fences and neighbors who know each other. Safe and peaceful.

Parking is free and plentiful on the street right in front of the house. Outside of school hours, there is also a small parking lot across the street. I park my car on the street and neither I nor any guests have ever had issues with security/availability. There is no parking actually on the premises (small lot covered with garden and house).

Easy access to everything you could possibly want: Five blocks from the "happening" center of town University Avenue, eight blocks from the Caltrain station, two supermarkets (Whole Foods and Trader Joes) within 5 min. walk, Stanford an easy 15 min. walk, .... REALLY well situated :-)

Getting Around

We are 8 blocks from the Caltrain station in downtown Palo Alto. There is a major North/South bus route a block away and the Stanford Marguerite shuttle stop is about five minutes walk away. I can arrange private car transport from/to the airports (SFO, SJC, OAK) and around town for very reasonable fees.

Other Things to Note

Each room is for ONE guest only. We do not allow children or other additional guests in the room.

We have a 20lb muttadoodle (hypo-allergenic) rescue puppy named Julie who is very affectionate and loves laps. While she may bark at strangers approaching the house, it is usually with her tail wagging up a storm and she is exceedingly friendly to our guests.

Parking is free and plentiful on the street right in front of the house. Outside of school hours, there is also a small parking lot across the street. I park my car on the street and neither I nor any guests have ever had issues with security/availability. There is no parking actually on the premises (small lot covered with garden and house).

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House Rules

I run a PG-13 rated household to ensure that my son and all guests are comfortable staying here. This means:

No smoking, vaping, drugs or drinking on the property.
No visitors to your bedroom without my explicit and prior permission. Visitors are welcome to socialize with you in the public guest areas except during quiet hours (see below.)
Drunken guests or visitors are not allowed on the property. If you get drunk during your stay, you will have to find somewhere else to stay until you are sober.

Check-in: Standard is between 4-8pm – please contact me with your travel details so that I know the approximate time to expect you. You are welcome to contact me to see if an earlier check-in time might be available (typically depends on when the prior guest leaves, when I have time to turn the room, and what my daily schedule is like, but I try to accommodate when possible.) If you are going to be arriving after 8pm, please contact me by phone so that I can walk you through self-check-in procedures.

Check-out: Please vacate your room by 10am on the day you are checking out. It is greatly appreciated if you would place all of your trash in the can provided and leave your towel hanging on the door (vs wet on your bed .) You may arrange with me to leave your packed bags in the living room until later in the day if you are not leaving the area until the evening.

Quiet time is between 9pm-7:00am. Please have your phones on vibrate, use headphones for media and be quiet coming and going during those hours. Be aware of the fact that there are multiple rooms with guests on different sleep cycles and with different work schedules. If you need to make a phone call during these quiet hours, please keep your voice down and/or take the call outside and be respectful of your environment.

Breakfast: You are welcome to make yourself a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate and partake in the fruit and treats my son often bakes and sets out next to the coffee maker on the counter (the young chef's welcomes contributions from those so inclined in his tip jar.) There is a guest fridge and freezer in the back yard where you can store items during your stay – though please put your name and date on them so that I can ensure the contents stay relevant.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
Lots of closet and storage space.

Lots of closet and storage space.

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