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.
Great trip! I booked this for my boss when he was in town for meetings. He commented that the accommodations were great and the location was perfect for his meetings in Menlo Park. Will definitely stay again on future trips!
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.
Anja's place is really great: quit neighborhood, own apartment for you, big bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, parking space, outside area to sit...
It was so nice that Anja provided food for the first (and second ;O)) breakfast.
We would highly recommend this place!
Communication with Anja prior to my visit was excellent. The cottage was exactly as described. Clean, comfortable and very welcoming. The fridge was stocked with breakfast items and the coffee machine was greatly appreciated! I would highly recommend this cottage and would love to stay again.
Anja greeted us at the gate and made us feel totally welcome, showed us how everything worked and gave us all the privacy we needed. It was a lovely visit with our 20 month old grandson and helped so much that we could collapse at the end of the day. They even left breakfast food for us, so with the full kitchen we could have stayed a month! We hope to be able to come back again and again!
Anja was a great host. Her directions were clear and easy to follow. The cottage is great. Clean, comfortable and a great value. My only hesitation in giving this great review is that I plan to reserve it regularly, and don't want it to be so popular that it's not available :).
I normally stay at very nice hotels, and Anja has created a retreat the equal of those nice hotels.
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!