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Beautiful Home next to Stanford & Sand Hill Rd

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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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.

The space

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. A unique feature is Ario healthy lighting that helps you wake up naturally and sleep better at night.

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 access

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.

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).


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $50 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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!


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
10 nights minimum stay

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Frank User Profile
June 2017
Great location if you are visiting the university area. The backyard was a delightful.

Lisa User Profile
July 2016
We stayed at Amanda's cottage for two weeks. Amanda is a great host. She is very thoughtful and responsive., The location of the cottage is super convenient. We will definitely stay here again if we return to Menlo Park.
Amanda User ProfileAmanda is a superhost.
Response from Amanda:
So glad you enjoyed it, Lisa! I loved meeting you and you're family and you're welcome back anytime!
July 2016

Laura User Profile
February 2016
This home is as comfortable and charming as the photos indicate, and there could not be a host more accommodating and personable than Amanda is. My husband and I have fallen in love with this piece of heaven in Menlo Park (so much so that we have stayed for over a month each of the past three years), and the icing on the cake is the host who makes everything so fun and comfortable and easy.

Fay User Profile
January 2016
This was our second stay with Amanda, this time for 9 nights. As before, Amanda was an exceptionally thoughtful host, and the house was welcoming and convenient. We especially appreciated all the supplies Amanda provided, from the well-stocked kitchen (we cooked several times) to the holiday decorations. We even noticed some nice updates since our last stay :-) We highly recommend staying with Amanda, and would be delighted to stay with her again.
Amanda User ProfileAmanda is a superhost.
Response from Amanda:
Thanks Fay! I loved having you back! It was, once again the perfect hosting experience :-)
January 2016

Laura User Profile
February 2015
This was our second month-long stay at this lovely spot. It's the only time we have ever paid a return visit, and for good reason: for us, there could not be an easier, more pleasant, and better located spot than this Menlo Park jewel. There is so much to do in such close proximity! Eateries (casual and world-class) a walk away; Stanford and all the activities there; fun Palo Alto with a great mall as well as many other shops and restaurants; gorgeous parks and Open Space Preserves for hiking; etc., etc. But perhaps the biggest draw of this cozy charming place is its delightful and accommodating host. Guests can think of nothing that Amanda hasn't provided, it seems; she goes way out of her way to ensure that a great stay is had by everyone. Thanks to her thoughtfulness, our stay again exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to come back!

Sharlene User Profile
June 2014
This was our second stay with Amanda, and though we didn't think it was possible our stay was even more enjoyable than last year. Her home is so beautiful - so charming and comfortable and with every required amenity. The backyard is a wonderful little oasis in which to unwind. And Amanda herself is just a delightful person. So friendly and helpful and ready to answer any questions about the house or the neighbourhood. The Bay Area is such a special place for us, and the trip was made even more special by having a host as great as Amanda.

Laura User Profile
February 2014
My husband and I were a little anxious about dedicating ourselves to staying in one place--sight unseen--for six weeks, since we had never felt comfortable enough in a rental for such an extended stay. Our concerns were immediately allayed when we met Amanda and she showed us her lovely home; six weeks spent there ended up being not nearly enough! The location, privacy, and charm of the place were ideal for us. We enjoyed daily walks through the neighborhood. The next-door convenience store was great--coffee flowed, and newspapers were abundant. Parking out front on the street was a breeze. Proximity to parks, preserves, Stanford, Caltrain (to go to SF), and interstates couldn't have been better. The beds were very cozy. The backyard sitting area was a wonderful oasis. The among of storage was incredible. Wifi, computer, cable TV, great washer and dryer, lots of hangers, extremely well-stocked kitchen--all were hugely appreciated. But best of all was having Amanda as our host! Truly, no one could have been more welcoming and accommodating and all-round delightful than she. Her communication was stellar throughout, and we greatly appreciated all she did to make our experience as fabulous as it was. We were sad to leave her place and even sadder to say goodbye to her! Amanda's house is great, she is a gem, and we can't wait to go back.

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Menlo Park, California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Amanda User ProfileAmanda is a superhost.

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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Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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