Quiet Cottage Near Downtown

House - Entire home/apt · Hawthorne Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Teresa And Chris
Your host, Teresa And Chris
42 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This simple and quiet cottage is in a wonderful Palo Alto location. Three blocks from downtown Palo Alto, a quarter mile from the bus and train station and Stanford mall, and 1.5 miles from the center of Stanford's campus. It's easy to get here and get around even with no car! We're also across the street from a lovely park, in case you're visiting with kids.

The cottage bedroom has a queen size bed that we have been told is very soft and luxurious. The bathroom is newly renovated with a tile shower and floor. There is a small kitchen with a microwave, cooktop, breakfast bar, and skylight which connects to the living room. There is free wi-fi and an in-unit washer and dryer. The parking is on-street, free, and usually easy to find. Even midday during the work week (the busiest time) you will probably not have to park more than a block away. We have an additional mattress that one person can sleep on in the living room if that works better for our guests. We can also make a port-a-crib and stroller available for your use if you're here.

I keep the calendar updated, so you should assume that if dates you are interested in are shown as not available, then they are not. Also I will not accept reservations more than three months in advance. I absolutely will not accept reservations for stays longer than 6 weeks.

We really appreciate any feedback our guests have on how to make our cottage more comfortable!

Guest Access

Guests will have the entire cottage to themselves. The entrance to the cottage is off a patio that is shared with the main house. During summer months we typically keep a table and chairs on the patio and you are welcome to enjoy those.

Interaction with Guests

We typically try to greet guests as soon as we see them after they arrive and then will chit chat if we see them on the patio or driveway after that. We are very happy to chat more though if you're interested. I especially like recommending my favorite restaurants and places to visit in the area as well as hearing more about what brings people to the area.

The Neighborhood

I love how near our neighborhood is to so many great shops and restaurants.

Getting around

Public transit is very convenient - we are about a quarter mile from the bus and train stations.

Parking is on street and easy to find on nights and weekends. On weekdays you may have to park a block or two away at worst.

It is possible, but annoying, to get to our house from the airport using public transit. I recommend a rented car, taxi, or shuttle.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $885 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My wife and her colleague stayed at Chris and Teresa's cottage while in Palo Alto for a conference. They had nothing but positive to say about the home, describing it as a cozy, peaceful place to retire after a long day of digesting statistics at Stanford. Thanks again to Teresa and Chris for being so helpful and accomodating.

    July 2014
  • I had a very comfortable stay with Teresa & Chris. It was peaceful and had everything you need to relax and rest from a hard day at the office. The bed was comfortable and clean. The lactation was perfect for my stay. I will certainly try to stay again! Thank you!

    July 2014
  • Nice stay! Lovely friendly family. Location was great - within walking distance to shops, restaurants, grocery stores. Parking was easy and accessible. Nice, quiet and safe neighborhood in Palo Alto.

    June 2014
  • Lovely stay in the backyard cottage--very comfortable bed, clean and bright. Hosts were delightful with two small children. My younger son was graduating from Stanford and there were a lot of family. The children played well, and there is a great playground across the street.

    June 2014
  • Wonderful spot, quiet and welcoming. Warm and responsive hosts. Always at the top of our list. Thank you!

    May 2014
  • I got the great little cottage for my parents while they were visiting from across the country. The absolutely loved it! Teresa and Chris were fantastic hosts and I'd recommend anyone visiting the area try to stay here.

    May 2014
  • Great cottage! Great location! I was in the area to look for housing as my husband and I are relocating to the area. Teresa and Chris were very nice and helpful. When friends or relatives come to visit us I will definitely be recommending them to this awesome cottage!

    May 2014
  • My grandparents stayed in Teresa and Chris' cottage and they were very comfortable. Teresa and Chis were great hosts. They came out the first night to make sure the heat was on and they were warm enough.

    May 2014
  • The cottage was great for my work visit to Stanford. I spent a week there and enjoyed it (comfy bed, nice bath, small but good kitchen with everything one needs). Easy walk downtown, and onto the Stanford campus. Definitely recommend the cottage, and Teresa and Chris as hosts.

    May 2014
  • Wonderful cottage! Clean, convenient, and perfect for a work / low-key getaway. The hosts were nice and welcoming.

    April 2014
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Oak Ridge High School, Princeton University, Stanford University
Chris and I try to stay very active with running, hiking, skiing, and biking. Chasing our two kids also keeps us busy! I really like knitting and reading as well, and he is a sport programmer and loves home repair projects. We love world travel but haven't done that as much since the kids came along. My favorite trips of all time have been sailing trips in Greece and Thailand!
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