Queen bedroomKitchen and dining room for shared use
Butterfly Inn - Graceful Living !
Hosted by Mei Lin
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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Lovely garden setting in a serene and art-filled home. Private bedroom, the rest of the house offers mini kitchen with small microwave and fridge on the same level. Large equipped kitchen upstairs. Note: 2 full Bathrooms shared between 4 guest rooms. The price is great for the location and amenities. The room is in the basement. Best for someone comfortable with sharing bathrooms who is looking for a well-priced well-located place to stay while visiting Stanford University and Silicon Valley.

The space

Very comfortable Queen bed and small desk in beautiful home with plenty of closet space.

"A home away from home" - a very special place to visit that you will remember for a long time, and want to come back to.

Stanford Affiliation preferred and needs to be confirmed - we warmly welcome visiting family, faculty, researchers or students, and we especially welcome international visitors.

Note: 2 full Bathrooms shared between 4-5 guest rooms, 1 on same floor 1 on next floor

Guest access

Kitchen, laundry, family/TV room, garden, free use of bicycles - bring your own bike lock.

Note: 2 full Bathrooms shared between 4-5 guest rooms, 1 on same floor 1 on next floor

Interaction with guests

Welcome and Orientation.

Shared kitchen, garden and family room.

Other things to note

Housekeeping every Monday, leave your door open if you want the sheets and towels changed and the floor vacuumed.

The garden is calm, serene and has a fountain and tea pavilion with flowers, fruit and fresh herbs for cooking, just down from the back porch.

Mandarin and Australian spoken. Some German, a little Cantonese.

Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking in the house or garden

Shared bathroom.

Each guest has a personal drawer for toiletries, please leave our shared bathroom space clear and clean for other guests as they will for you.


69 Reviews

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Desiree User Profile
April 2017
Loved everything. As a traveling business person I stay at Airbnb's on a weekly basis, and have been blessed with wonderful experiences. But Mei is the cherry on top of a lovely cake. Communication was excellent and very prompt. I enjoyed the privacy of the room, which was cozy and clean. Her home is on a beautiful tree lined Palo Alto street- close and walking distance to University Ave, quaint Main Street by Stanford. Would love to visit again. She is just so booked!!
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Response from Mei Lin:
So happy you loved everything Desiree - you are our ideal guest!
April 2017

Wenshuo User Profile
April 2017
Well-equipped and quiet spot from which to explore Palo Alto. Great hosts, thanks!

Arin User Profile
April 2017
This is a great place to stay. Mei was very accommodating when I had to check in early and check out late because of my meeting schedule. The rooms are very clean and quiet. I also really appreciated the sound coming from the water fountain outside when I opened my room window, great way to fall asleep :) You share the bathrooms with the other guests but I did not have a problem with this. You can easily walk everywhere: 5 min to Whole Foods, 10 min to the restaurants and shops in the area, 10-15 min to Caltrain station, and 25-30 min to Stanford campus. Bonus: beautiful music in the evening.
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Response from Mei Lin:
Thank you for your kind feedback Arin - and I am very grateful that you took in your stride the check in process which went a little astray - I really appreciate what a good and gracious guest you are in understanding that Airbnb hosts are not always home or able to answer the phone. I'm glad everything worked out well in the end.
April 2017

Michelle User Profile
April 2017
Mei's place was great and very much as advertised. It was very convenient to Stanford, which was the purpose of my trip. Highly recommend her place !

Kari User Profile
April 2017
Very well home with clean, tidy rooms. A nice, quiet and safe area. If you don't want to share a bath, this is not for you but it really was not a problem. I heard a few other guests but never saw them and never had to wait to,use the bath. There's a common room available with large tv and books galore. There's a small refrigerator downstairs for quick storage byput Mei invites you to you all the facilities on the main floor. Lovely gardens with two fountains for a restful moment of quiet. Excellent choice for folks visiting Palo Alto. Whole Foods three blocks away, coffee, restaurants, spas...you name it, it's there.

Alex User Profile
March 2017
Clean and comfortable room in a large house, well supplied kitchen, quiet neighborhood close to campus.

Azi User Profile
March 2017
Mei is an excellent host! She was very kind to allow me to drop off my luggage in advance of check-in. She was also very friendly and attentive. The room and house are beautiful. The bathrooms were spotless! I highly recommend staying here, I wish I could have stayed longer, and would definitely stay here if I was in the area again. One minor thing is that the walls are quite thin. I could hear if anyone else talked, coughed etc even from a couple of rooms away.
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Response from Mei Lin:
Dear Azi Thank you for your review - and helpful note about the sound - I will look into what we can do to further sound proof the rooms mei lin
March 2017

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Palo Alto, California, United StatesJoined in January 2009
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I have lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Australia. We are alumni of MIT, Stanford and Australian National University, and affiliated with the National University of Singapore. My husband Ross and I regularly travel to Asia and Australasia, and appreciate the joy of travel, and u…
Languages: English, 中文
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