Living Room/Kitchen Area - looking out into the gardenBedroom area. The mattress on this double bed is new and very comfortable!
Cozy Garden Cottage in Menlo Park
Cozy Garden Cottage in Menlo Park
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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My Menlo Park cottage is well-loved by Airbnb guests from around the world. With a mini-kitchen, it's suitable for longer stays, and in close proximity to Stanford and Palo Alto. Ideal for 1-2 guests, you'll enjoy this quiet spot to call home.

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 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!

Guest access

The cottage is completely private with its own entrance and no shared walls with the main house. Right next to the cottage is a garden with a shared outdoor patio area, including a BBQ. Guests have full access to the garden! There isn't official access to a washer/dryer, but if I am in town, I am more than happy to schedule laundry time with guests once per week.

Interaction with guests

I live in the main house at the front of the property and like to welcome my guests personally if at all possible. I am here if you need anything, including travel / restaurant tips, shopping recommendations, or of course if any questions about the cottage. Sometimes I rent out my house on Airbnb when I'm traveling, but I'll let you know in advanced about this so you don't get surprised by a stranger. Again the only shared access you would have is the garden.

I also provide cleaning every two weeks for long-term stays (Stays one month or more).

Other things to note

Menlo Park is about 10 minutes away from Stanford and close enough to bike there. The Caltrain is easily accessible by bike, but a bit far to walk (about 45 minutes). Uber/Lyft also service the area... but most of my guests rent a car if they wish to go further than Stanford or the Caltrain station. The cottage is a converted garage with AC and a floor heater but no central heat/AC. Because the weather is so mild in this area of California, guests typically don't get too hot or too cold. I typically provide coffee, water and a few breakfast snacks to guests upon check-in. Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking in the house. Not suitable for pets of any kind, including service animals.

Bedding and towels are provided. Please treat the space as if it were your home :-)

I ask that you turn any loud down music by 10pm, as this is a quiet neighborhood.

{Note that there is a dog in the main residence, which shares the same yard, but of course the dog would not be entering your space at any time, for any reason}.

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Dog(s) live in the house


66 Reviews

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Marija User Profile
September 2017
Amanda is a wonderful considerate host and the place is lovely.

Krishtof User ProfileKrishtof is a superhost.
September 2017
This cottage is a great little gem in the heart of Silicon Valley. It was private and comfortable. We would recommend it to anyone in the area. Like home away from home.

Victoria User Profile
September 2017
Amanda's place was so cute and quaint. It's on a little bit of a busy street but it was so quiet at night you would have never have known, plus you can park on that street too! The backyard is really beautiful in the mornings and Amanda left us some tea and coffee. Check in was a breeze; I really appreciate that Amanda was quick to communicate even when plans with my dad and I changed and we checked in a little later. Amanda made it really convenient for us and is an amazing host.

Brian User Profile
September 2017
Amanda was a great host. We enjoyed our stay at her place. All was exactly as advertised. The backyard was very private and peaceful. We found it an easy bike to Stanford, downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Amanda was the perfect host, supportive and respectful of our privacy. We highly recommend her place if you are looking for a safe harbor

Donald User Profile
March 2017
Amanda was a very pleasant host. All of the pertinent details of the unit are included in the blurb. For the price in this location, her space is a good value. During an abnormally cool winter, the room can be chilly with just the space heater. The blinds let a fair amount of light into the room if you are a late sleeper. Those are really minor details though!

Andreas User Profile
March 2017
Great cozy cottage with everything you need for a quiet and pleasant stay.

Amanda was a truly gracious host. Her space was so lovely and peaceful and she was so genuine with us. I highly recommend

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 eve…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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