Private cottage suite in Palo Alto

House - Entire home/apt · Harker Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

A beautiful private cottage in the heart of Palo Alto. Close to Stanford and downtown Palo Alto. You have your own entrance and parking is available on the street at no charge. The atmosphere is quiet and the room is fully equipped and quiet.

Your host, Marie
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Response rate: 36%
Response time: a few days or more

A beautiful private cottage in the heart of Palo Alto. Close to Stanford and downtown Palo Alto. You have your own entrance and parking is available on the street at no charge. The atmosphere is quiet and the room is fully equipped and quiet.

The Space

Do you have friends/family visiting or are you here for business in the Silicon Valley and don't want to spend a fortune on a hotel room...

Then enjoy a very clean and private guest suite with your own separate entrance that is detached from the main house. It is a one bedroom with own bathroom/shower. Attached to the bedroom is a TV/computer room which you would have access to use.

You can enjoy a very quiet room with access to a TV, WIFI, private patio as well as the use of the hot tub. The room is equipped with a coffee maker, microwave, toaster and refrigerator. The room will be cleaned weekly and laundry can be done for an additional fee.

The neighborhood is in the heart of north Palo Alto, close to downtown and Stanford. It is also near the Palo Alto Art Center, the library and the community center and there are 2 parks that are a few blocks away. The free Palo Alto shuttle is nearby to take you to the train station as well.

This guest suite which is detached from the main house gives you the privacy and quiet haven for your visit to the area.

Guest Access

heat/air conditioning
coffee maker and coffee
mini refrigerator
heated bed
hot tub
exercise bike
can borrow 2 adult bikes if needed

Interaction with Guests

I try and give the guests as much privacy as they wish. I have also become friends with a few of the guests only because they were more interactive.

The Neighborhood

Our home is in the heart of Northern Palo Alto very close to Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto both about 1 mile away and accessible via walking, biking or public transportation.

Getting around

1) There's a free shuttle from our home to the train station to get to SF
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We had a wonderful stay in Marie's cottage suite. We recently sold our home after 21 years and are relocating to Oregon. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. Just what we needed. There are many amenities that make this spot enjoyable. We will stay here again when we need to travel back to the Bay Area.

    June 2014
  • Loved Marie's cottage. She is also a great and uncomplicated host.

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our three night stay in this very private and tastefully decorated cottage suite. We also appreciated Marie's quiet way in introducing us to her lovely place. The suite met our every need - very clean and modern, roomy bathroom. Cooper, Marie's son, was very helpful on the technology side! The garden was a bonus for me and the location was within a half hour walk to downtown Palo Alto. Would stay again.

    May 2014
  • Great location in a quite neighborhood of central Palo Alto. Very nice room and a beautiful garden. Very private. Highly recommend. I was there three nights on business never saw the host other then check in. Polite and efficient service.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • I had a very pleasant experience here, it was a great little find, nice neighborhood, close to what I needed (in terms of location), was very clean, comfortable, and private. Thank you for your hospitality Marie!

    March 2014
  • Marie's apartment ist very nice and a ideally located in Palo Alto. We enjoyed our stay very much! Marie was responsive and very helpful.

    February 2014
  • Marie's cottage is private, quiet and in a beautiful setting. Having two rooms to relax in for a full week stay is fantastic! This was our second week-long stay here and we will definitely return!

    December 2013
  • Clean, exceptionally comfortable, wonderful location. I would highly recommend!

    November 2013
  • After many work trips to Palo Alto, I finally picked a week where there were no hotels! I decided to try my luck on Air BnB rather than stay in SF and was not disappointed.

    Marie's cottage is delightful - clean and well appointed with all the comforts of a hotel room (tea, mini fridge, glasses, shampoo/conditioner, hairdryer, etc.) and WAY more space. The neighbourhood is upscale, safe and a nice walk or jog to downtown Palo Alto and the Stanford campus.

    Marie was a great host who affords all the privacy you want, but is available for recommendations for a good run or a take out place. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

    October 2013
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I have traveled the world and have stayed in many places including hostels, B & B and hotels of course. I enjoy hosting people and welcoming people from all over the world. I am a physician and have 3 kids and a dog. We are a very happy family and will make your stay enjoyable.
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