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 sofabed (bed width: 46 1/2 " x 80 3/4 " or 118 cm x 205 cm)
The sofabed is comfortable for one adult or 2 young children
- 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 and her husband Tim were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was perfect. It was spacious and the kitchen was well-equipped. We were in the Menlo Park area for my daughter's wedding over an eleven-day period and we were able to have three or four family members over for dinner on several occasions. The neighbourhood was very pleasant and quiet and there was adequate parking for us and our occasional guests. It was easy to get to the Stanford campus and elsewhere and there were several large supermarkets within 10-minutes by car. We highly recommend Anja's cottage as a comfortable place to stay if you are visiting in the Menlo Park or Palo Alto areas.
Anja was great. When I arrived in the late evening, Anja had the lights on, the TV tuned to SportsCenter and some fruits and beverages available. The full kitchen was great and had everything that I needed. The bed was very comfortable. The neighborhood was quiet and close to shopping and the freeway. Great stay.
We really had a great experience staying here for a whole week. It was so nice that anja allowed us to check in earlier and prepared the breakfasts for us.
The place is clean, comfortable and quiet, with well equipped kitchen. Efficient A/C and Wifi. Just 10 minutes to the downtown. All as described in the listing.
Thanks anja and we will definitely come back in the future.
Anja war eine super Gastgeberin. Bereits die Begrüßung war sehr herzlich. Sie hatte uns ein komplettes Frühstück in den Kühlschrank gestellt und vorab schon alles notwendige geklärt. Da wir mit kleinem Kind unterwegs waren profitierten wir sehr von der Ausstattung von Anjas kleinem Sohn (Hochstuhl, Spielzeug, Kinderbett, Sandkasten,...), welches Anja vorbehaltlos und gerne mit uns teilte. Die Unterkunft ist genau so wie beschrieben, sehr gemütlich und liegt in einer sehr ruhigen Nachbarschaft von Menlo Park. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
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!