About this listing
Our comfortable, convenient, easy going atmosphere helps make your business trip and SV visit very simple & productive.
Welcome to our Cozy Quarters room, center of convenience and hospitality!
Private room with a queen size bed. Shared bathroom and wireless access.
We like a relaxed and easy going atmosphere, and welcome guests who are focused, adventurous, and open minded. Bike, Bus, Legs are great ways to experience local simplicity and the beauty of Palo Alto's tree-lined neighborhoods.
Great location. Quiet mid-town Palo Alto neighborhood. Walk to PA Coffee Shop, Philz, Starbucks, cafés, restaurants, bus stops, and parks
Rent bikes at Mike's Bikes or Stanford campus bike rentals. Explore the Shoreline Lake, Baylands, Stanford University campus, Stanford Golf Course, Michael’s, NASA Ames, Worlds largest social network company, World's largest search engine company, University Ave, Sand Hill, Stanford Shopping Center.
Note: Ying will be staying in the other bedrooms, dining room, and family room. The house is a duplex, with a family of 4 on the other side.
Workout at the Palo Alto mid-town YMCA, pool, basketball court, yoga, zumba, use the private jacuzzi, sauna, towels, workout weights, treadmill, cross trainers, machines.
We provide internet, towels, bath gel, bedroom slippers.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests are very focused, so we are here to enable, help, and get out of the way.
We love the trees, parks, bike paths, scenic natural preserves. Find hidden pockets of Silicon Valley and go on a walking tours to some of these historic places.
Other Things to Note
Welcome visiting faculty, startup professionals, students, interns coming to Silicon Valley or Stanford area!
Come and go freely as you need.
1) Be respectful of other guests and family.
2) Please state purpose of visit and approximate daily schedule.
3) Contact us for check-in and we will give you instructions for the keys.
4) Keep us posted on flight arrivals and any changes to ETA.
5) Shower before 10pm and after 7am on weekdays.
6) Each room has a booklet on check-in, check-out instructions, wireless access, showers, towels, coming and going around town.
Ying's house is in a very quiet and cozy neighborhood in Palo Alto. The place is clean and well provided for. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay there. And Ying is such a nice and welcoming person, it was a treat to talk to him from time to time during my stay :)
Ying was super nice and he always did his best to help me! I was very impressed. He was like my dad and made me feel very comfortable. I really appreciate his kindness. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Hot shower was very nice too. I will definetely go back there! Thank you Ying :)
Warm reception, great hospitality, clean room, nice environment. Attention to details, felt at home. Great neighborhood.
My colleague stayed at Ying's place for fourteen days.
Ying is a great host and the stay at his place was nice. I will surely reach out to him in the future whenever i need a place in Palo Alto next.
I had a good stay. I would recommend this host/listing.
Sherry was very helpful with information ahead of my arrival. Ying was very friendly and helpful throughout my stay. They are very good hosts, basically.
The room was just as advertised. Neat, comfortable, and with
The neighbourhood is nice and peaceful. It's a VERY long walk to downtown Palo Alto, so a taxi is probably the realistic option for most people.
The house is walking distance from a 7/11 and a Starbucks. The Starbucks is easy to find and I was able to arrange a few meetings there.
Ying was welcoming and friendly. The room was basic but nice and the large bed was comfortable. The location was great. It fit my needs perfectly for the week.
I decided to leave early (originally 3-month stay) on the second night. The other side of the room is the living room of this internally separated house. The wooden wall was so thin that it wasn't sound-proof at all. Their kids watch movies and the sound was so loud that the speaker was as if right beside you. I had to leave the room in the evening (that was about 9pm) because I couldn't take a rest in the room (really, really loud!). This situation continued for several nights until one night they still watched a movie after 12am. I had to ask Ying and his wife to help stop the situation (they were already asleep in another wall-separated room).
You cannot do a laundry there. Other than these, everything was OK.
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About the Host, Ying & Sherry
My father and I are long time California Bay Area residents. We enjoy our homes and properties in Palo Alto and want to share the experience of convenience and hospitality in this area. Ying is a retired chemical engineer, active in education of the 5 grandchildren. First one@Harvard University, second@UC San Diego & third@Gunn High, fourth and fifth@Hoover Elementary. Sherry is a product marketing manager in technology, Mandarin bilingual and bicultural Asia expert, enjoys continuous learning, skiing, biking, running, and volunteers at Stanford's CCIS and mentor startup companies.