Spacious room in beautiful home with single bed and a second futon bed that can accommodate one. Very large closet space, desk and shelves. Ideal for one person who is staying for several weeks, visiting Stanford
1 single bed and a single futon bed with large walk in closet and lots of deep shelves. Ideal for extended stay by a single person, OR for a small family coming visit Stanford.
The weather is unbelievably wonderful - sunny skies most of the year, allowing you to sit outside and enjoy the birds in the garden or read a book on the back porch.
While we do welcome children, your stay is subject to your understanding that our home is not child proof'd.
Please note that the bathroom on the same floor as this room, is shared with 3 other rooms. There is a second bathroom with walk-in shower on the upper floor if the one on the same floor is occupied.
FREE FAST Wifi
Large single room with window looking out to private garden with a Japanese Garden with Tea Pavilion and water falling into a gold fish pond. Enjoy an oasis of calm in the heart of Silicon Valley, walking distance to downtown Palo Alto and Stanford.
There is a shared bathroom (toilet and shower over tub) on the same floor as the room and a second guest bathroom on the upper level - with toilet and shower.
Interaction with Guests
Welcome and orientation.
We share the kitchen, laundry and family/TV room with our guests.
Ross and Mei Lin work full time and so we do not offer shuttle or concierge services.
Live in the heart of the heart of Silicon Valley. Downtown Palo Alto is a 5 minute stroll away starting with the Whole Foods Market, Peets coffee, the best brunch place St Michaels Alley and more. The neighborhood is ranked as a Walker's Paradise, earning a 97% ranking. There are 3 drug stores within 10 minutes walk, with a dry cleaner, sewing shop, shoe repair shop, casual diner and hardware shop even closer.
This room is in an ultra convenient location in the Professorville section of Palo Alto 6 blocks south of University Avenue, where you are 30 minutes walking distance to the Main Quad in Stanford.
The main Palo Alto train station is 10 minutes walk where you can ride Caltrain to San Francisco and San Jose. Located there is the main bus terminal in Palo Alto and the Marguerite Shuttle takes you all over Stanford free of charge.
Within 2 blocks you have the wonderfully convenient Whole Foods Market (hot and cold food bars, bakery and organic produce), Shoe Repair, Mexican restaurant, Peet's Coffee, St. Michael's Alley which is the top brunch location in Palo Alto. You will live in a single family home in one of the oldest parts of Palo Alto with the historic HP "Garage" a national historic monument is just 3 blocks away. There are two parks - within 3 blocks and the downtown Library is 1 block further. There are about 5 gyms within 4 blocks. Or you can run around Campus drive 3 miles, or walk 30 minutes to the Hoover Tower to get a birds eye view of the beautiful Stanford Campus - with free aromatherapy while stepping on the leaves of the the Eucalyptus Gum trees.
The Stanford Shopping Center is 15 minutes walk as is every part of University Avenue including great coffee places like Cafe Venetia, Coupa Cafe, Il Fornaio, La Boulange, University Cafe, La Baguette, Prolific Oven....
Other Things to Note
Shared bathroom, separate entrance, guest fridge, laundry facilities and access to kitchen by arrangement. All linens provided. Housecleaning and sheets changed weekly. Special rates for weekly and monthly stays.
You are welcome to borrow our bikes, you must bring your own bike lock. You are responsible for replacing the bike if the bike is stolen. If taking the train to SF, walk to the station, don't leave the bike at the station, it can be stolen. Parking the bike around Stanford requires a good bike lock, as bike theft is rampant.
This is a single person room, which can accommodate an additional person on a futon bed.
No smoking in house or garden.
Please take off your shoes within the house.
The family room has a flat panel TV and desk and dining table for guest use - it is a shared space and all the house may use it - please be considerate of others.
Towels and sheets changed weekly but you must leave your door open on Monday to indicate you wish them changed by our housekeeper Angela and her sisters.
Shared bath with a drawer for each guest to store personal toiletries, please leave common space clean and clear for others to use after you.
This house is not Child Proof.
This is not a hotel, it is our home. Both Ross and Mei Lin work full time and we appreciate guests who understand that while we strive to be helpful, we are not able provide a shuttle or concierge service for our guests. We do enjoy hearing about where you come from in the US or internationally. We are from Australia and Singapore and have lived in Palo Alto for many years and are a good resource for our guests.
I would stay with Mei Lin and Ross again. The hosts and other guests were great and made me feel like home from the day I arrived. Other plus sides are the location close to Stanford and downtown Palo Alto, the price, the wonderful garden and that I could borrow a bike. The room itself is in the basement and a place to sleep but not much else. The common areas in the house make up for it.
I spend a very nice stay at Mei Lin's. Very nice house, very close to grocery, restaurants and Caltrain. Ideal for visiting Stanford. I hope to get back soon!
Mei Lin and hosts have been very friendly an helpful.
Mei Lin's home is in a wonderful neighborhood in Palo Alto, within easy walking distance to a number of great restaurants, shops, and Whole Foods and Peets. I felt very comfortable in her home, and the room was just as expected - perfect for me while there for business for 3 nights. The bathroom is shared with other guests, but I never waited long. The bed is comfortable. Her kitchen is available for simple use (though I did not have a need for it) and Mei Lin and her other guests were extremely pleasant. The family loves music, which I very much appreciate, though it should be noted to guests that sometimes music is being played into the late evening, so just be mindful of that in your selection if you like to get to bed early.
Thank you for a great stay, Mei Lin.
Thank you for a great review - and your thoughtful feedback about music - yes indeed this is a musical house and we do play music when the mood strikes us - clarinet or piano - usually jazz or classical - sometimes up to 11 pm - this can be a little tricky for guests from the East Coast who might want to go to sleep earlier. I am glad you brought it up so that we can make sure that guests come here knowing what to expect. And for guests who are expecting music and would like to hear some, all you need to do is mention it and music will fill our home. As you said, we do love music and I am so glad you appreciate it.
Mei-Lin and her husband have a beautiful home. Room was clean and comfortable, amenities included free internet, use of the kitchen, and use of their washer/dryer. Bathroom is shared with the other 2 guests, but a second full bathroom on the main level is available in case occupied. House is just a couple blocks to Whole Foods and a host of restaurants, a few more blocks walking to University avenue/downtown Palo Alto, the Caltrain, and Stanford shuttle stop. I would stay there again.
I stayed here for about one month. It was very comfortable for me. Thank you very much, Mr and Mrs. Ross.
This place is fantastic. I had some of the best sleep in my life in this little room. The bed was comfortable. The sheets were clean. The hosts are extremely polite, helpful and considerate. The neighborhood is very quite and if you open your window you can hear the water fountain outside. It's beautiful.
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I have lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Australia. We are alumni of MIT, Stanford and Australian National University, and affiliated with the National University of Singapore. My husband Ross and I regularly travel to Asia and Australasia, and appreciate the joy of travel, and understand the needs of travelers - so we make your stay as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible.
We extend an especially warm welcome to international visiting scholars, interns and the families of Stanford University students, faculty and staff. Our well-equipped kitchen is ready for joyful meals, and on special occasions we get together with our guests and have a potluck dinner.
Music is a big part of our lives, and our living room is our music room hosting a collection of musical instruments from around the world. Mei Lin likes classical music and plays the piano, Ross like Jazz, and plays the clarinet.
We enjoy walking, biking, swimming, cross country skiing and gardening.
As hosts we are "no fuss" and want you to feel like you are visiting friends who don't mind if you come and go at any time, We are also good for tips on the area - what to see, where to eat. And we're happy to have a conversation with if you feel like it, or just as happy to let you come and go as you please.