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.
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.
coffee maker and coffee
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.
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.
1) There's a free shuttle from our home to the train station to get to SF
2) Stanford shuttle to Stanford http://(email hidden)/marguerite/MargueriteSched.shtml
The attached TV/computer room is a shared room. There is a refrigerator filled with drinks for your convenience.
Marie, her Nanny, and her family were very helpful getting me settled in, and otherwise gave me plenty of privacy. The cottage is very comfortable, clean, and well cared for and the location is wonderful.
An earlier reviewer mentioned the path not being well lit, and it appears that Marie has rectified the situation, as there were running lights all through the yard.
I would definitely stay here again should I return to Palo Alto.
This is a great place to stay in a great, and very quiet neighborhood, in Palo Alto. Very clean. It's a nice set up for one or two people to feel comfortable in at the end of the day. I would definitely stay here again.
Although I arrived late after a work dinner, Marie made me feel at home. Her cottage was cozy, clean and great for my quick one night stay. I look forward to stay there again when work brings me to PA.
Marie was very nice.
I only stayed there for one night on a business trip and she made sure access to the cottage was easy at any time of the day.
The cottage itself is quite nice and quiet in the more residential part of Palo Alto, a short ride from the downtown of Stanford University.
I would definitely come back and not hesitate to stay with Marie again.
I needed a last minute (same day) place in Palo Alto as everything was booked. Owner was responsive and all went exactly as expected. The room is cozy and has an attached TV/sitting room. The room and bed were exactly as described and the whole arrangement is clean and quiet. Would absolutely stay there again over my usual hotel.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The cottage was spotless and looked exactly like the photos. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the bathroom was excellent. The house is set in a very pretty and very quiet neighbourhood with ample parking. It was great to have the microwave and fridge available for basic cooking. Apart from that, I did not make much use of the large family room, but it was nice to know the option was there.
Marie was an unobtrusive and helpful host, and very kindly lent me a bike to get around on, which was great for getting to the shops on University Avenue in a few minutes.
I stayed for almost two weeks, and would recommend the place to anyone who wants what is essentially an entire house for the same price as many single rooms in the area. I would definitely like to stay there again.
The only minor downside was the wifi speed which was only adequate for email and basic browsing. If that's a big deal for you, for instance, if you need high speed internet for working, that would be a problem. But otherwise, the place is absolutely perfect and I was very happy there.
Wonderful location in a very nice residential section of Palo Alto. short drive to campus and downtown...two blocks from Embarcadero. Its a nicely redone garage....wonderful quiet bedroom and excellent bathroom. The actual garage has been made into a separate den. Its a bit "garage-like" but spacious...makes it a large two room suite.
Service was great. Nanny met me at the house and provided all the inflation we needed. Responded very quickly to questions during our stay.
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.