About this listing
With plenty of sunshine, comfortable beds, a new bathroom and kitchen, and a beautiful yard, you're sure to enjoy the best of Silicon Valley! My home is ideally located; walkable to restaurants and coffee shops and biking distance from Stanford.
Located a short walk from restaurants, shops, Starbucks and exercise studios in West Menlo Park, this is the perfect home away-from-home. Close to Stanford and Sand Hill Road, this is an ideal choice for up to 4 people, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a moderately spacious kitchen and living room area. It is beautifully furnished with a mix of modern and 1930's style and is equipped with all kitchen gadgets/supplies, WiFi, Cable TV, a desktop computer, a landline phone, and an entertainment system. Guests will especially enjoy the secluded, landscaped and fenced yard with a BBQ and an outdoor living space - which can be most appreciated on a warm, Silicon Valley day. During your stay, you'll likely enjoy a walk/jog through Atherton, a bike ride to Woodside and/or shopping at the world-class Stanford Shopping Center (Tiffany, Nieman Marcus, Tory Burch, etc). You'll be ~5 minutes away (by car) from Stanford, Sand Hill Road, downtown Menlo Park, and the Menlo Park CalTrain Station.
Best local restaurant options, walking distance, are top-rated Flea Street Cafe and casual Lulu's (Mexican). In case you need wine, groceries or a good cup of coffee during your stay, there is also a convenient market located steps away. They even carry local Cakebread/Napa wines and most random necessities!
My home is very family friendly, and popular with young families from all over the world! If you have small children, I can provide a crib and high-chair at no extra cost (I just need to know in advance so I can set it up for you). The couch in the living room is a pull-out bed (queen sized), however I don't recommend more than 4 people staying in the house (at least for the majority of the stay), given that there is only 1 bathroom.
Please Note: 10 day minimum stay. For longer stays, optional cleaning is available for $80-100/cleaning upon request.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family/colleagues to all of the charm and conveniences that Menlo Park has to offer!
Guest have access to the full house and shared access to the garden area (including the BBQ!). I also have a washer and dryer - so of course you have access to that! Guests do not have access to the garage or the little studio in the back.
Interaction with guests
I like to meet my guests in person when they arrive (or after I get off work). I am very responsive in case of questions and very accommodating in case of special requests.
West Menlo Park is accessible to San Francisco, Palo Alto and the best of Silicon Valley! There are great hiking and biking trails nearby (Woodside) and great restaurants within walking distance (Flea Street Cafe, Dutch Goose, and more). Parking is very easy and the neighborhood is very safe.
You're best off with a rental car in Silicon Valley! While we are accessible by Uber and Lyft and about 10 minutes away (by car) from the Menlo Park train station, my recommendation is to get a rental car. Stanford rents bikes, so this can be an option for a daily commute to Stanford, but most guests still prefer to have a car so they can explore the area and maximize their stay!
Other things to note
Additional cleaning services can be arranged for $100 per cleaning. I can also provide a stroller, car seat, a high-chair, crib and other similar kid items as needed - you just need to tell me in advance so I can organize for these items to be delivered ($100 one-time fee).
No smoking in the house. No pets unless otherwise agreed. We ask that you treat my home with respect and it's definitely not a place to host a party/gathering exceeding 10 guests. Due to recent events in the Airbnb community, to monitor our house rules related to the number of guests in the home, we use a phone signal detection tool. Rest assured, we collect aggregate data only and do not have access to phone numbers or any other personally identifiable information.
There is street parking available right outside the house. I just ask that guests don't park in the driveway /block the entrance into the driveway unless otherwise agreed.
Bedding and towels are provided. I keep the house stocked with basic supplies such as a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, kitchen + bathroom soaps and laundry facilities and detergent. There is a coffee maker and plenty of fresh coffee so you don't have to run to the store. Feel free to use the spices and basic condiments in the house (ketchup, mustard, jams, sugar, salt and pepper etc). This makes it easiest for my guests to relax and enjoy themselves while they're in Menlo Park!
I am an experienced Airbnb host and enjoy welcoming visitors from around the world! I've traveled extensively and lived abroad, but California is my home! Hosting on Airbnb is good for the soul, and I take pride in helping my guests maximize their California experience. We do everything we can to personalize the service for you, as we firmly believe that staying in someone's home in a nice neighborhood beats a hotel hands-down ;)
In addition to renting my own home, and a few of my friends' homes, I've recently launched a product called Party Squasher. It helps hosts detect a party before it gets out of hand. I am very involved in the Airbnb community and have found that by working together, we can provide the best experience for our guests and apply tips/conveniences and innovations to multiple properties.
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