About this listing
This newly renovated cozy private cottage is well appointed and a true home away from home - whether you are traveling for business or pleasure and are staying for a couple of days or several weeks.
Enjoy the privacy of this cozy cottage with wonderful hardwood floors:
- a bedroom with a queen bed (mattress size: 79 1/2 " x 59 7/8 " or 202 cm x 152 cm) as well as a queen size sofabed with a real foam mattress (80 3/4 " x 63 " or 205 cm x 160 cm).
- a full kitchen with dining area
- a bathroom with a shower
Children under 12 stay free. We have a play yard ("pack'n play") for our little guests.
Towels and bedding are laundered prior to your arrival (with an extra set provided) ensuring full privacy in the cottage during your stay.
We stock the fridge with organic milk, bagels, and cream cheese so you don't have to worry about your first breakfast. You will also find an assortment of cereal and organic fruit.
The cottage has heat and A/C, features satellite TV and high-speed wireless internet access.
The kitchen is well appointed with a Keurig coffee maker (you can chose from a wide variety of gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa), a large fridge with freezer drawer, a stove with oven, a toaster, a microwave, and a water kettle. There are different size pans and pots, dishes, and utensils if you wish to prepare meals.
Our guests have access to our heated pool during summer (May - September) as well as our spacious outdoor area and the barbeque. Children can play in the large sandbox or at the new neighborhood playground (5 min walking distance).
Forgot your toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, or razor? No worries, you will find them in your bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
We are nearby to answer any questions, or provide directions and suggestions on the many fun things to do in the area, with or without children.
The cottage is located in a beautiful and quiet established neighborhood in Menlo Park with centuries-old oak and redwood trees, 40 minutes south of downtown San Francisco.
Stanford University is a 25 minute bike ride or 15 minute car ride away, Mark Zuckerberg's company headquarters 10 minutes by car, SLAC 15 minutes by car.
Numerous museums to visit in San Jose (Art, Egyptian museum, Tech Museum) and San Francisco (De Young, SFMOMA, Academy of Science) - just to name a few! Great America theme park is just 25 minutes away.
All major freeways can be reached within minutes and provide easy access to all of Silicon Valley.
The cottage is centrally located to enjoy San Francisco one day and the coast/beach at Monterey/Carmel the next day.
It is good to have a car or a bicycle in order to take full advantage of the area.
There is ample street parking right in front of our house.
Approx. time to the following cities/locations (longer during rush hour):
- San Francisco airport --> 25 minutes
- San Jose airport --> 30 minutes
- San Francisco downtown --> 40 minutes
- Menlo Park downton --> 10 minutes
- Palo Alto downtown --> 10 minutes
- Stanford Campus --> 15 minutes
- Mark Zuckerberg's company HQ --> 10 minutes
- Santa Cruz beach --> 55 minutes
- Monterey / Carmel --> 90 minutes
- Napa Valley wine country --> 90 minutes
We are happy to provide directions to nearby attractions.
Other Things to Note
Arrival after 5pm and departure by am, we are flexible with times if requested in advance and if there is availability.
This is a smoke-free property (inside and outside).
Please contact us if you are interested in renting longer than 1 month.
We are happy to arrange for cleaning services for long term guests at an additional cost.
We do not allow pets.
Anja, Tim and Teddy welcomed us like family. We felt at home. It was a wonderful experience. The apartment is beautiful, full of details which makes it warm . We stayed here for 2 weeks with my 2 children and each day has been a dream. The location is perfect, 10 minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Cuppertino and 10 minutes from Stanford. I would highly recommend this place. probably one of the best Airbnb I ever had. I need to give a really special thank you to Anja but also Teddy and Tim who took the time to give us the right direction to enjoy San Francisco the best way we could. Merci encore! Vanina
Anja and her family have been a wonderful host. Everything was great and well organized. I loved this clean and quiet place for the relaxed time I spent there. Thank you very much again. Best, Markus
Great cottage and hosts! I stayed at Anja's with my two young daughters for 6 nights. Ample space, great amenities, very welcoming and experienced hosts. Safe, quiet location between Palo Alto and Redwood City. My girls especially loved being able to use the pool, children's toys and sandbox.
Good facility for couple. Close to Stanford. Responsive, generous hostess. Breakfast bagels, fruit and coffee. Good parking.
My family and I had a lovely 2-week stay in Anja's cottage. Despite it's close proximity to the main house, the cottage is sited such that guests have tremendous privacy. The house was immaculate and well appointed. We appreciated the full-size stove/oven and the well-equipped kitchen since we like to cook our own meals on extended vacations. The bed and bedding were very comfortable. Also loved having the large outdoor dining table where we were able to host some guests for a few dinners. Also greatly appreciated access to the beautiful pool. Anja is a gracious host and made us all feel very welcome.
I really enjoy my stay at Anja's house. She prepared us for breakfast including bread, almond milk and fruit and provided me with useful tips for my stay at SF. She's there, ready for help but give us enough private space as well. Also, the decoration is really good and I would definitely recommend this to others.
About the Host, Anja
I was born and raised in Germany and have been living in the Bay Area for almost 5 years now.
I love traveling and have visited over 30 countries so far. It is wonderful to meet new people and experience new cultures.
We take pride in hosting our guests and will make your stay as pleasant as possible!