View back toward the entrance, with  kitchen on the left and dining table on the right.View as you enter.
Tree-top studio--walk to Stanford

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Modern, sunlit, airy studio apartment; top story above our detached garage. Guests comment on how light it is, with windows all around--but of course you can draw the blinds for more privacy or filtered light.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people $7 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $45
Weekly Discount: 32%
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House Rules

Our guests appreciate how clean and fresh our studio is. In order to maintain this environment for all guests, we have a strict NO SMOKING policy, no exceptions. We also ask you to respect our no shoes (to keep the cottage extra-clean). We have extra slippers if you like! And Menlo Park is a very green city; we encourage recycling, and easily meet our city's target of over 50% waste recycled.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Gea User Profile
August 2017
Laurel's place was so nice - homey, very comfortable with everything one might need, lots of light, and warm touches, including a personalized welcome card. She was so accommodating and responsive. Would love to stay again soon!!
Laurel User ProfileLaurel is a superhost.
Response from Laurel:
We hope you do! It was a pleasure hosting you!
August 2017

Kartik User Profile
August 2017
Great place. Will definitely stay here if coming to SF again.
Laurel User ProfileLaurel is a superhost.
Response from Laurel:
And you were great guests as well! We hope to see you again!
August 2017

Ian User Profile
July 2017
Laurel and Steve were excellent hosts. They were both very welcoming and friendly. Communication was superb through out. The studio is exactly as described. I would have no problem in returning and recommending to friends and family.

David User Profile
June 2017
We loved all the windows and the kitchen and bed. The parking spot was very tight for our Hertz Nissan Altima, should have rented one of those little Fiats! Good location for Menlo Park or Stanford.

Jacqueline User Profile
March 2017
Very clean cozy apartment. Nice and safe neighborhood. Very friendly host family. Easy to get uber to downtown. Would be even better if there is a television!

Burkhardt User Profile
December 2016
Laurel and Steve were the best airbnb hosts we ever had: caring, welcoming, and very knowledgeable about the area. Perfect location when working at Stanford

Sumbul User Profile
November 2016
Amazing hosts! Clean and excellent accommodations. Centrally located. This place is amazing!

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Menlo Park, California, United StatesJoined in October 2009
Laurel User ProfileLaurel is a superhost.

My husband Steve and I are long-time local residents; I was born in Palo Alto, so a real native and Steve is from England. We were high-school sweethearts (his dad was at SLAC for a year), then we reconnected 20+ years later & got married! Now we're empty nesters with 4 kids in our blended family, all living in California. We have a successful home-based marketing agency, so we’re around most of the time for your convenience and security.

We love hosting and also traveling-- to my husband's native UK (lots of family & friends still there). Have been to China, Cuba, Mexico and much of western Europe. Hoping to travel more in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

We love taking road trips in the Western US (our Tesla is our biggest splurge!), and exploring big cities, especially NYC & LA. Our favorite trip of all was a family stay in New Orleans-- fabulous music, food, history & people!

Since Airbnb is asking, the "5 things we can't live without" are (not necessarily in this order): movies & music, exercise, NPR & BBC, our kids & our cats.

We are Michael Pollan converts and think his 7-word food philosophy sums it up beautifully: "eat food (as opposed to food-like products), not too much, mostly plants." We buy local, sustainable, organic as much as we can.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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