the armoire has a hanging rod, and drawers for your clothes.the desk is convenient for writing or reading.
Friendly comfort in Palo Alto
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This is a room in a 1930's home. It is close to transit. It is a 10 minute drive, 20 minute bike ride from Downtown Palo Alto or Stanford Campus.

The space

This large room has a full bed, a desk, a comfortable chair and a vintage armoire to store your stuff. It is in a charming 1930 family home, there is one other airbnb rental on the first floor. In between the two bedrooms is a lovely bathroom. The family lives in upstairs bedrooms, so our guests have the downstairs hall to themselves. You may hear us walking above, on occasion.

We are a friendly local couple, and are happy to suggest local destinations. We are interested in sustainability, and if you want, you are welcome to have an apple from the urban orchard in the yard. We recycle and compost.
The home is close to the California Avenue shopping district, which has a CalTrain station, a grocery, and many restaurants. We are a short walk to a two screen movie theatre at Palo Alto Square. We have a free shuttle services close to our house, the Margarite, run by Stanford University, and are close to the Santa Clara county 22 bus line. We are 5 minutes from Stanford University, or down town Palo Alto by car.

Guest access

You are welcome to use the kitchen, comfortable back patio, or living room if you want to hang out. This is a family home, and the common areas will not be perfect all the time.

Interaction with guests

We are friendly people and like to get to know our guests a bit, but always give you privacy when you prefer it.

Other things to note

There is a housecleaner that comes on Friday at around 10 am, so you might hear them in the bath or common areas. If you would like your room vacuumed on this day, please leave your door open. There is a housecleaner that comes on Friday at around 10 am, so you might hear them in the bath or common areas. If you would like your room vacuumed on this day, please leave your door open. If you want to change your bedding, extra sheets are in the second drawer down in the linen closet in the bathroom. If you leave your dirty sheets in the hamper under the bathroom counter, we would be happy to wash them for you.

Wireless Internet
Hot tub

Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $10
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 34%
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House Rules
No smoking

Quiet hours are between 11 pm and 7 am. Ask if you need a bike while you are here, we are in a bike friendly neighborhood, and will try and have one available for you. Please recycle and compost. Guests are fine, but not more than 4-5 days out of the month, so long as quiet hours are observed. Please let us know of any food preferences, we would like to make sure you have something you like in the house to eat. Please put the fan on for 1/2 hour after using the shower. No smoking at all inside the house. We are happy to pick up at the local transit center, depending on arrival schedules.

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Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

55 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
June 2017
Kirsten and her family were really friendly and welcoming hosts. They were very concerned about making us feel comfortable and about taking care of our needs. The room we stayed in was relatively large and had a small refrigerator. We enjoyed having access to their kitchen and appreciated the coffee they made for us every morning. Overall, we found Kirsten's place convenient and comfortable.

Joe User Profile
June 2017
Great place to stay for a few nights while on travel.

Sam User Profile
February 2017
Kirsten and Frank was a lovely couple and made my one-week stay wonderful in every single way! The room was very cozy and clean, and I enjoyed hanging out with the family and other guests in the kitchen and backyard. It's also quite convenient with cafes, bus stop and gas station just around the corner. The house is located in a bike friendly neighborhood where Stanford is just 15 minutes away. Simply redefined expectations! Highly recommended for anyone who is visiting the south bay area.

Xinrou User Profile
February 2017
Kirsten and her family are very friendly and welcoming. It was great experience staying with them. The room is lovely and quiet. The location is also great, very convenient to Stanford and has several restaurants around. One thing is that since the house is wooden structure, you may hear noise when you walk or open/close the door. In general, it's very nice for a short stay there

Jason User Profile
December 2016
Kirsten and Frank are wonderful hosts. They were always reachable, but also always kind, interested, and genuinely welcoming. Would love to stay again given the chance, and I absolutely recommend staying with Kirsten!
Kirsten User ProfileKirsten is a superhost.
Response from Kirsten:
right back at you, but substitute the word 'guest' for 'host'. Stay warm! Bet you miss California now.
December 2016

Jackie User Profile
September 2016
Kirsten and Frank were so welcoming and accommodating! I stayed with them for 6 weeks and they were always friendly and asked how I was doing. They were genuinely interested in what brought be to the area and treated me like almost like family. I couldn't have been happier staying at their place. Nice home, great neighborhood, wonderful people.

Jessica User Profile
June 2016
I very much enjoyed my stay at Kirsten's place in Palo Alto! Kirsten was warm and welcoming and the room was beautiful and comfortable! Thank you for the pleasant stay!
Kirsten User ProfileKirsten is a superhost.
Response from Kirsten:
I am SO pleased you enjoyed your stay.
June 2016

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Kirsten User ProfileKirsten is a superhost.

I am a life long Californian, a mom, and a designer. I love gardening, my family and my work. I am a passionate environmentalist, and I am afraid you will HAVE to recycle while you stay with us. Two of the things I love about N. California are it's natural beauty, and it's cultural diversity.

I think life should be fun, and that people should be kind to each other.

I am an interior designer, and run my business out of my home. My husband, Frank is in high tech, big data, if that means anything to you. He is a great resource if you are interested in the local Silicon Valley scene. We have 3 kids, 2 of which are at college most of the time.

We rent their rooms out while they are gone, and really enjoy our guests. I like to think that as hosts, my husband Frank and I offer a local concierge service. We enjoy helping our guests enjoy their stay. There is so much to see in our beautiful area, and hope that staying with our family gives our guests a feeling of being at home in Silicon Valley. This is a family home, and while we try to keep it perfect, sometimes we might be socializing, sewing, or cooking during your stay. We value our 5 star reviews, and want to make sure you are happy in our home. Please let us know if there is anything that bothers you, or if we can do anything to improve your stay while you are here.

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

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