Stepping in through the door, you view the sitting area.Or looking to the right after stepping in through the door, you view the eating area and part of the kitchen.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our studio apartment is a short walk to University Circle (Four Seasons and office buildings). One mile walk to downtown Palo Alto, close to buses, 1.5 mile walk to Stanford / Cal Train! This "in-law" studio apartment has its own entrance and shares walls with our house where we live (in true AirBNB style!). Our home is on the edge of Palo Alto, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Centrally located between SF and San Jose, a beautiful oasis by the creek!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $25
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The space

Fully furnished studio apartment. Full bath and kitchen. Full size bed and possible additional foam bed if needed. Originally built as an in-law unit. No TV. Wi-fi and Wired internet. Private entrance. Near Stanford and the Silicon Valley. No smoking. No pets. Bus to Stanford one block away. Cafe and grocery about 0.4mi away, an easy walk through suburban streets.

Street parking. We need to guide you to the best parking ideas, depending on the day and time. No reserved parking spaces. This is an urban setting in our area, so parking can be competitive.

Very close to Hwy. 101 if your destination involves driving. About half way between the San Jose airport and San Francisco International Airport. Many restaurants and stores about one mile away, on the stretch of University Ave. that is the commercial district for Stanford University. Easy bicycle ride to Stanford. Very bicycle friendly area. It's flat, and there are bicycle lanes everywhere.

We live in the adjoining house and are more than happy to give you ideas for food, sights, entertainment. You can feel free to harvest and eat greens from the garden. Our chickens may have an egg or two to offer up, as well!

Guest access

Guests have their own entrance (on the East side of the house). Studio has separate kitchen, bathroom, bed and sitting area! Some guests spend time on West side of house. We can sometimes accommodate laundry request. Let's discuss this!

Interaction with guests

We live in the house, and would plan to be on site during Guest's stays. We are all under the same roof! Generally we like to meet guests, but sometimes due to schedules a guest will come and go before we interact.

The neighborhood

We love our neighborhood. It is on the edge of 3 cities - Palo Alto, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. It is also on the county line between San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Our neighbors range from immigrant kids and grandmas in the apartment buildings around the corner to high powered lawyers in the office building down the street. It is "mixed" insofar as houses, apartments and office buildings plus the Four Seasons Hotel! Close to 101 Freeway, downtown Palo Alto and an easy, walk to Cal Train. We are across the street from San Francisquito Creek, so there are lots of gorgeous trees and nature. Having said this, it is an urban area, not the wilderness, though it feels that way to us each day we enter through the gate!

Getting around

We are half a block to the bus stop. Easy ride (or walk) to the Cal Train station! Lots of Uber around, too. We have no reserved parking, so this can sometimes be a challenge. About 25 minute taxi ride from either San Jose or San Francisco Airports. It is possible from SFO to take BART to Cal Train south to Palo Alto, then hop in the bus to University and Woodland!

Other things to note

We are happy to share our ideas for shopping, eating, drinking. Please let us know if you have any particular needs. We would be happy to get things set up in advance of your arrival!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We are very happy to be hosting your visit at the Creekside Oasis.

Check in after 3 pm. Check out before 11 am. (Note: It is sometimes possible to accommodate different times, please ask)

We will all be under the same roof - sharing walls with each other, so please be respectful and avoid making loud noises at 10 pm and before 8 am.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

174 Reviews

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David User Profile
May 2017
Morganne was very organized, and her home was in a great location.

Erica User Profile
May 2017
My colleague stayed here during a recent trip to HQ. he said it was comfortable and he enjoyed his stay

Rob User Profile
May 2017
I stayed at Morganne's place on a work trip. It was clean and represented good value for cost.

Dana User Profile
April 2017
Lovely Casita . Overnight parking is somewhat limited so once we parked we either walked or took a $5 Uber ride to dinner.

Jason User Profile
April 2017
Morganne's place was a perfect little hideaway for us to come back to after a long day of work while out of town. The space was very clean and just as expected. She was extremely thorough in her check-in and parking instructions. We felt entirely at home and would stay again if we're ever traveling in the area in the future!

Grace User Profile
April 2017
Morganne's place was clean and fit the description. Enjoyed the close proximity to shops/restaurants.

Shelley User Profile
April 2017
Morganne was an excellent host - she always responded promptly and gave plenty of suggestions on things to do in the area. The room was very clean and comfortable and looks exactly like the pictures. Parking could have been difficult but we got lucky and found an open spot just down the street. I would definitely stay here again!

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Palo Alto, California, United States · Joined in September 2012
Morganne User Profile

I am a native Californian. (I was given the name Robin at birth, and some of my reviews reflect that name!) I lived the first half of my life in Los Angeles and gratefully moved to San Francisco in 1990. It's awesome. I love theatre, storytelling, dancing, juggling, fresh, home cooked food. I am an enthusiastic entrepreneur and currently have 2 businesses, one high tech and one low tech. We have 3 amazing Farmer's Markets every Sunday morning a short drive away. A foodies heaven (esp. in the summer and fall!) My husband, Damon, is an alternative physician - a very creative and inspired healer. We enjoy travelling and meeting new people and are always excited to have folks enjoy our awesome studio and garden-- our Creekside Oasis.

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