Cozy Garden Cottage in Menlo Park

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States
Your host, Amanda
18 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

You will enjoy the cozy, serene setting of this garden studio, which is located walking distance from West Menlo Park shops and restaurants, and less than 10 minutes drive/bike ride from Stanford, Sand Hill Road, downtown Menlo Park and the Caltrain station.

It has a private entrance and is nestled next to a beautifully landscaped garden. It's stylishly furnished and equipped with a comfortable double bed, a couch/office area, and basic kitchen amenities (microwave, refrigerator, hot plate, toaster oven, kitchen sink and dishes). The futon can also become a second bed (queen size), if desired.

For those who like to watch movies, the studio boasts a large flatscreen TV with satellite/cable (including HBO) and WiFi. For those traveling for work, there is a desk plus plenty of shelf space and an adjustable swivel chair. When you're not inside the studio, enjoy the garden area, complete with a BBQ and an inviting outdoor living space. During your stay, try to take a walk/jog through Atherton, a bike ride to Woodside and/or experience the shopping at Stanford Shopping Center.

The 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 Napa wines and most random necessities!

Menlo Park is conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose. My house is closest to the 280 freeway (less traffic into the City) and a few minutes from Stanford. Half Moon Bay is approx 30-45 minutes away by car. I look forward to welcoming you to all of the charm that Menlo Park has to offer!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $825 /week
Monthly Price: $2400 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We are relocating to Ashland, Oregon and stayed in Amanda's cottage while preparing to put our house on the market.
    The cottage was so peaceful for us after a long couple of weeks -packing etc.
    The location was perfect, the property was quiet and clean, great neighborhood for walks and a wonderful little market next door for wine, sandwiches etc.
    Amanda was great and the cottage had many extra touches that's fe is feel right at home. We will be looking forward to
    staying here when we come down to visit.

    May 2014
  • Amanda's cottage is cozy and clean and it's situated in a central location for someone who has an interest to drive around in the Bay Area. I found Amanda to be friendly and attentive to my needs. She gave me some nice tips that made my stay worthwhile. I would definitely recommend this place to a wide range of visitors.

    May 2014
  • We were looking for a place near downtown Menlo Park for my in-laws to stay while visiting their newly arrived granddaughter. Amanda's cottage fit the bill perfectly and was exactly as advertised: well laid out, comfortable, and convenient.

    Amanda was very responsive and conscientious in all of our communications and made getting settled in and checking out very easy. For example, since she knew my in-laws would be arriving after sundown, she followed up with a message to let me know she had left the lights on so they could find their way. Highly recommend both the location and Amanda as host and look forward to having friends and family stay here again!

    May 2014
  • it is a very quiet studio in a backgarden and equipped with all you need for small meals. just round the corner is a country store where you can buy all you need,which is open from early in the morning till 10 pm. the distance to palo alto downtown and especially to the stanford campus is more than we expected by walking ( 45-50 min.)using a cae is helpful, because of that. amanda is very helpful in many ways, she even had s,ome basic stuff ready when we arrived. thanks a lot for that.

    January 2014
  • A perfect little backyard sanctuary. I had a great time here while I was going to Stanford - just a little drive down the road. The place itself was immaculately kept, had all the furnishings you would ever need. Massive tv and all channels were available - made for nice evening watching. Bed was comfy, shower very nice, overall a great experience. I plan to stay here again soon!

    Thanks Amanda!

    October 2013
  • My husband and our 3-year old fit so comfortably in this lovely cottage! Great location, super cute and soooo clean. Amanda was very organized and accommodating. I hope to go back in the future!!

    August 2013
  • This was my first time using AirBnB and Amanda was a great host. The location of the studio is ideal. The Cottage was clean, comfortable, and quiet. It was the perfect fit for our family.

    August 2013
  • Amanda's cottage is nice and cozy in a safe area and the yard is a wonderful quiet place. Amanda was a great help in preparing our stay, and we especially liked the restaurants she recommended.

    August 2013
  • The Cozy Garden Cottage is great! I would stay there again in a second.

    August 2013
  • Amanda is great! We talked during check-in and she was very friendly and easy to work with. She made sure all my questions were answered and her place was immaculate. I'll definitely stay there again! Thanks Amanda!

    June 2013
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I work in tech and am fortunate to have lived in London for 4 years, back when mobile technologies were first taking off. I've traveled extensively, and have grown to appreciate a good host! When I'm not hard at work, (or traveling), I'm usually found engaging in outdoor adventures, such as snow skiing, water skiing, road biking, or spending quality time with friends. I've been a landlord for 8 years, and I am regularly hosting out-of-town guests, especially international visitors. I firmly believe that staying in someone's home in a nice neighborhood beats Starwood or Hilton Hotels ;) Because I enjoyed the Airbnb experience so much, in addition to renting my home in Menlo Park, I'm also managing my good friend Victoria's and her neighbor's guest houses in San Jose and my friend Debbie's house in Tahoe. We all used to work for the same company and have found that by working together, we can provide the best experience for our guests! Same quality, efficiency, communication process, etc. plus we've already learned all of the tips/conveniences and can apply it to multiple properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Bay Area or Tahoe. All five properties are well-located, quiet, charming and family-friendly with friendly hostesses and a personal touch to make your stay a pleasant one!
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