If a charming setting is important to you, this room will suit you. This bedroom, in a 1930 cottage, has a single bed, and a comfortable chair. The bookshelves are stocked with interesting books about California, and we are happy to suggest local destinations. You are welcome to use the kitchen while you are here.
The host family sleeps upstairs, so you have the hall bath to yourself, unless our other room is rented. There is a free wireless network. We are friendly hosts, having hosted foreign students for years, because we love guests.
We are interested in sustainability, and if you want, breakfast can include fresh eggs from out 3 backyard hens, or you are welcome to have an apple from the urban orchard in the yard. We recycle and compost.
The home is very close to CalTrain's California Avenue station, the Margarite Shuttle Bus service, and the Santa Clara County 22 bus line, so it is easy to get around. There is a car rental agency within walking distance. I have recent maps and schedules, for your convenience. We are a 5 minute drive from Stanford, or down town Palo Alto.
Quiet hours are between 11 pm and 7 am. With that said, this is a family home, and we know that some noise is inevitable, we do not need you to be silent, just respectful. Ask if you need a bike while you are here, we are in a bike friendly neighborhood, and will try and have one available for you. Please recycle and compost. Guests are fine, but not more than 4-5 days out of the month, so long as quiet hours are observed. There is an additional charge. Please let us know of any food preferences, we would like to make sure you have something you like in the house to eat. We will always try and have cereal, bread, and milk in the house for your use. No cooking in the rooms, and if you eat in your room, please bring the dishes to the kitchen promptly. Please put the fan on for 1/2 hour after using the shower. No smoking at all inside the house. We are happy to pick up at the local transit center, depending on arrival schedules. PLEASE let us know if you need anything, we want to make your stay with us pleasant!
Room was exactly as shown in picture. Kristen and her family were very welcoming and fantastic hosts. Really enjoyed a smooth stay at Krysten's place.
Friendly and kind host. Very convenient location for visiting Stanford (10-15min bike). Very close to local restaurants/stores on California Ave and Caltrain station.
I stayed at Kirsten's vintage comfort room for two weeks. The room is nice and cozy, the family is very welcoming, and the house is well located. If you stay there you will quickly understand that it is not by chance that this place has many positive reviews.
Kirsten and her family were great. I never felt awkward, they immediately made me feel comfortable. They invited me places and were very sweet. The room was exactly as advertised and very cozy. The rest of the house was clean and well kept, they were fairly quite people. All in all my stay was great and I really enjoyed it there with them.
Great host and great location! It's probably the best place to explore Palo Alto. Kirsten and her family are very welcoming since day 1. It's a home away from home!
Exactly as advertised - quite, comfy room. The house and family are lovely.
The room was very comfortable and cozy. I left the windows open to let the fresh breeze in, and I slept like a log all of the nights I was there. Kirsten and Frank were exceptionally friendly and happy to share their knowledge of the area. I was there for three nights and had an overall positive experience.
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I am a life long Californian, a mom, and a designer. I love gardening, my family and my work. I am a passionate environmentalist, and I am afraid you will HAVE to recycle while you stay with us. I think life should be fun, and that people should be kind to each other.
I am an interior designer, and run my business out of my home. My husband, Frank is in high tech, big data, if that means anything to you. He is a great resource if you are interested in the local Silicon Valley scene. We have 3 kids, 2 of which are at college most of the time.
We rent their rooms out while they are gone, and really enjoy our guests. We love sharing our beautiful area, and hope that staying with our family gives our guests a feeling of being at home in Silicon Valley.