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. 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..
Maximum number is two. No pets. No smoking. Adults Only - No Children
This cottage truly is in a lovely garden. It has a lot of character and feels very homey. The cottage is private and the bed is very soft and comfortable. I had to arrive late and Marlene communicated with me quickly and was very helpful in this regard.
This was my second time staying in this garden cottage. As I expected: an oasis of calm. marlene is a kind and friendly host. Highly recommend!
Wonderful space and lovely hosts. This is my second time staying here and it won't be my last. Highly recommended!
My only regret is that I wasn't able to stay longer. It's a beautiful place, - quiet and secluded with lots of thoughtful touches. I hope to stay here the next time I pass through the area.
I absolutely adored Marlene's garden cottage. An oasis of calm & tranquility in Silicon Valley.
Marlene is a friendly host and it was easy organizing to meet & access the cottage.
There is a good sized living room, warm bedroom & a great bathroom with a big shower & small hot tub.
A small but well appointed kitchen makes it easy to enjoy a tea, coffee or glass of wine.
I wish I'd had some time to sit in the sun in the small courtyard and read the paper.
I would definitely stay here again and it's a great option as a base if visiting Stanford or the surrounding towns.
The cottage was wonderful! Private, well appointed, quiet. Everything you need for a great visit to Palo Alto. The soaking tub, in particular, was fantastic. I highly recommend this cottage and would visit again.