Lovely Private Garden Cottage

Other - Entire home/apt · Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States

The Space

Two room private garden cottage (livingroom and separate bedroom with queen size bed) with carpeting, gas heating, stained glass windows, wi-fi high speed internet and shady private deck. Large bathroom has walk in shower and redwood hot tub. The kitchenette has a small fridge, microwave, sink, toaster oven, coffee maker and hot plate. Washer and dryer in unit. Completely furnished. Private entrance and street parking. Walking distance to California Avenue train station, restaurants and shops and appx. 3 miles from Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto. (Stanford operates a free shuttle bus from the CA and University Ave. train station to campus.) Very quiet. Owners live in front house, but are rarely around. Cleaning fee included in price if cottage if left in good condition. Otherwise a fee of $30.00 will be charged.. We have made it a policy for over 20 years not to have a TV, but we do have a dvd player and many good movies and books for your entertainment. No Children, infants or pets are permitted..

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Thank you for helping me find my way around Stanford for the visit. The cottage is nice and peaceful.

    March 2014
  • This was my very first AirBnB and it was wonderful! Marlene was a great host -- she was easy to contact and responded quickly when it came to coordinating check in and answering any questions I had. The cottage was nice - clean, spacious and very homey. It was super convenient to the California Ave station, which was good for me since I needed to use Caltrain to get to work meetings. Additionally there is a grocery store as well as CVS and Walgreens just a few blocks away. I picked up groceries and used the hot plate and cooking utensils provided at the cottage to make meals, which is so nice instead having to eat out every meal while traveling. I would definitely recommend Marlene's lovely cottage next time your in Palo Alto or bay area in general.

    March 2014
  • Marlene and Jeff were once again superb hosts! A repair was required, and they were quick and responsive to taking care of it, with smiles and an offer of cappuccino coffee - Now what better service and kindness could one want?!?!

    As previously stated, this place is perfect for all of my wants and needs. Do not hesitate to book here (just not when I want it : )

    March 2014
  • It was such a pleasure coming back each evening through Marlene's charming backyard to the cottage. I felt like I had a lot of privacy, and the soaking tub is even better than in the pictures.

    Marlene's house is within walking distance to the California Avenue CalTrain station (close enough that I rolled my suitcase back and forth when I arrived and departed). There is a living room with TV/DVD player, small kitchenette (dorm room fridge, sink, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker) in the cottage.

    March 2014
  • I described this cottage to my colleagues as my Swiss Family Robinson tree house because it felt like a cabin in the woods - peaceful and charming. Marlene is a great host and that tub is pretty killer. Great location right off of a main drag in a great neighborhood. Thanks Marlene!

    February 2014
  • Each time I stay here, it feels ever more wonderful. Completely and highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • I'm no stranger to staying here, as it is my favorite place to stay when I'm in Palo Alto. Marlene is an impeccable hostess, providing snacks, milk in the refrig for my coffee, colorful lights on the patio, plus a clean, cozy, comfortable space. Staying here is truly a wonderful experience to which I look forward.

    January 2014
  • Very nice. The big japanese (?) bathtub is very nice, too. Nice living room, comfy bed, nice bathroom, very small but serviceable mini-kitchen. All-round great experience. I will return upon my next visit to Palo Alto.

    January 2014
  • I could not be happier, staying at Marlene's cottage. Everything optimized the sense of hospitality I enjoyed - from the outside "magical" patio lights to the lovely sound of the garden fountain, including the milk, almonds and oatmeal left for me. I left feeling nourished in all ways!

    January 2014
  • Excellent place, excellent host. Recommended++

    December 2013
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