House - Private room · Edgewood Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

The Space


Friends and family who have stayed at my colorful, relaxed home always appear in the morning crowing about my beds. Honest. I love when they say they haven't slept that well in years. I really try to have a comfortable house and I think I do.

I am offering this cozy room in my spacious, inviting house in the Crescent Park neighborhood of Palo Alto. It's a cheerful, eclectic, lively home, with a variety of pretty garden areas, two wonderful dogs and, for lack of a better term, good energy. It's approximately two miles from Stanford University. The neighborhood is a lovely place to walk, with gorgeous trees and interesting houses.

I am a Stanford graduate (1978) and 30-year resident of Palo Alto.

The bedroom has a full-sized bed. So, depending on your familiarity with your traveling partner, one or two can fit. Shared bath if my son is home from college, which is unlikely. Private bath if he isn't. The room also has cable tv, a small writing desk and a large armchair.

For more than two people, pending availability, I have one other guest room. On this airbnb site it is called Cozy Tucked-Away Garden Room. For more than two people, you would need to take more rooms.

My spacious living room - with its large couch and cozy reading chair - will be made available for you to relax in privately. If you're a pianist, you'd be welcome to use the Kawai parlor grand. Guests will also have a garden courtyard space to themselves, which is quiet and serene.

My house and your room are clean and nicely appointed. Soft linens, fresh flowers and garden views await you. Renters staying for a week have light kitchen privileges and some space in the refrigerator. A simple breakfast is available for short-term guests..

You'll love my house. Besides the mattresses, the other things friends and family always say is "I feel like I'm on vacation when I'm here." So, take a vacation.....

Guest Access

Guests will be able to use the cozy living room, the dining room and an outside garden. They can put a few things in refrigerator as well.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Megan's house is really a unique place - it is very personal and every detail is thought about, but only in a way so everything seemed totally natural. The house is very big, so while you can enjoy privacy there are also spaces where to socialize. The neighborhood is beautiful with a variety of interesting architecture. Megan herself is a very warm, honest and helpful hostess but also likes that boundaries are upheld and respected - which I completely understand. Only to be recommended.

    March 2014
  • It was a great time at Megan's. Their guest are allowed to use their "own" living room, with very comfortable sofas and an impressive atmosphere. Also the garden was a pleasure. I've enjoyed my first breakfast there sitting in the California sun. Furthermore her dogs are very cute and the kitchen - the dream of all women.
    Sometimes she left some food for us, I can definitely say, the best chicken I've ever ate.
    The towels were changed weekly and the room was cleaned on request too.
    To summarize, I can highly recommend to stay at her house, it was a great time.
    THANK you SO much Megan!!

    February 2014
  • Absolutely loved my month stay with Megan. She was kind, gracious, and I didn't have to tiptoe around - she made the house feel like home. I was shocked to see how awesome the house is - you and the other guests have access to your own beautiful little courtyard, a fantastic living room, and a beautiful dining room. I had space in the fridge (which she gives to her long term tenants), and use of the kitchen as well. Megan was warm and inviting, and so were her two beautiful dogs!!! I fell in love with her golden lab, and both had a daily run and cuddle session with this amazing little animal. I was so comfortable the entire stay, had a big closet and dresser, and had a great shower as well. Everything was clean and neat, and a housekeeper comes weekly to freshen everything up. Megan's house is about a 15 minute drive from Stanford, really close to the 101, and about a 10 minute drive from all your shopping and eating needs. If I return to palo alto, I will for sure be staying with Megan!

    November 2012
  • Great place to stay. Easy commute to downtown PA for work.

    October 2012
  • When people stay in our homes they often say things like I love the feeling or I can see your home was well loved etc. Now I know how they feel. By chance, Megan was gone part of the time, so I got to bask in her aesthetic sensibilities. I am an artist, I love color and space and warmth and wimsy and attention to detail. I felt this glow and warmth and excitement the minute I entered her house. She is organized, and thoughtful as a hostess and I simply loved my two days there. I had an image of what I was looking for and this was beyond what I could have wished for. Oh and as a special treat, her son, just home from summer work, asked if he could practice the piano for a while beneath our room. We were privy to the most amazing concert. Life is always a surprise.

    September 2012
  • Megan is a friendly host. She's very nice and helpful and fun. This was my first time using Airbnb as a guest (I'm a host myself) and I'd stay again at Megan's place anytime!

    September 2012
  • Megan has a beautiful house with 2 friendly dogs. Although I only interacted with her over the phone as she was out of town, the stay was very pleasant and comfortable. I would recommend staying here.

    September 2011
  • Megan's house is very large, beautiful, and could catch a glimpse of American life. She is calm and makes me want to spend.
    The fruit is very delicious breakfast each morning.
    Notable is the two dogs. They are quite and friendly and we played with a ball thrown by a large garden. We are still miss them.
    You can stay at her house always great.

    May 2011
  • My husband and I had a most wonderful stay at Megan's beautiful home in Palo Alto. It was comfortable, convenient to Stanford and Palo Alto.
    Her house and gardens are works of art.
    Megan was a gracious and generous hostess and all went smoothly.
    This is my first use of airbnb and I think it is a great idea.

    April 2011
  • Megan has a BEAUTIFUL house in a quiet and upscale residential area of Palo Alto. It is very close to 101 and downtown (University Ave). I would recommend that you have a car, although if you like to bike, it would work as well. I love their two labs (Apollo and Abbey). They will fetch tennis ball for hours if you like to play with them in their gorgeous backyard. Also, for guests, you have your OWN private side yard if you'd like to spend some time outside. I worked there with my laptop alongside several hummingbirds. It was surreal. I will definitely be back.

    April 2011
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Polytechnic School, Stanford University, Columbia University
mom, former journalist but now have several businesses going; have a very fluid household, friends in and out all the time, funny dogs, a noisy bird; Colorful, eclectic house, people generally like it. I know Palo Alto and Stanford well and can help with directions, ideas, etc. Friendly, relatively easy going, enjoy having strangers in my house.....
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