You'll get a 'feel' for this place by reading the reviews - our guests say it best. It's cozier and warmer than the pictures portray; it's complete, and convenient to Stanford, Palo Alto, Los Altos and half or more the cost of hotels 1 mile away.
This is a quiet apartment approx. 400 sq.ft. that adjoins our home in Los Altos Hills -- this was a caretakers cottage as a part of the original Hills Bros. Coffee estate originally built in 1930. It has been remodeled twice since then. It is a 1BR 1 Bath unit with remodeled kitchen and bathroom. It is complete with Xfinity/Comcast cable for internet and TV w. premium channels. Your own but separate washer and dryer. It is safe (gated property), quiet, and very convenient to most places in Silicon Valley but esp. Stanford, Tesla, VA Hospital, VMWare, etc. Approx. 2 miles from 280. It is 2 miles from the "village" of Los Altos, 3 miles from California Ave. in Palo Alto and 6 miles from downtown Palo Alto. Off street parking for up to two vehicles. This unit has been used for and is ideal for visiting professors, MDs, and business execs. No smoking or pets.
CAUTION: Our property is for sale. There is some sales activity and it has been listed on MLS. As a consequence we're avoiding long term (over 2 weeks) rentals. There is also a real possibility of needing to show the cottage to prospective buyers with very short notice.
Guests can actually have access to the whole outdoor area which includes a hot tub and Bar-B-Q area. The reality is that most guests do not need or want to take advantage of these amenities (it probably feels like an invasion of our space which can't be helped).
I try to greet the guests personally, or if I'm not in town, I try to have a house-sitter greet them. From that point on, it's really up to the guest...often I never see the guest again. For some guests, when I have not seen them or their cars for a couple of days, I inquire by email or phone as to there well-being.
I am more than willing to act as a concierge, but I'm almost never utilized this way -- a lot of guests already know the area as well as I do.
It's close in but has a bit of a country feel. There are lots of biking and hiking routes right out of the house. Some people drive from other areas of the Bay area to take advantage of our biking and hiking trails.
Our property has a lot of buffer space and is generally very quiet (except for the occasional gardner).
Public transportation is virtually non-existent. Caltrain is 3 miles away and there is a parking lot there. That provides good access up and down 'the peninsula."
However, other than the last mile, this is a convenient location. Stanford is close, so is 280, and there is pretty direct access to Palo Alto and ultimately 101.
I think this is mentioned in multiple areas, but the house is currently for sale. We are receiving "showings" on a sporadic basis. The "cottage" is a valuable asset and all viewers want to see it when we have showings. Guests need to accommodate this intrusion and we try to help with advanced notice and some times maid help.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$896 /week|
|Check In:||9:00 AM|
|Check Out:||5:00 PM|
I enjoyed staying at Michael's cottage for just over 10 days. The cottage itself was just as described, and Michael was a pleasure to deal with. I arrived very late in the evening on my first night, and he took the time to leave me a few snacks. A thoughtful gesture for a weary traveler. Thanks Michael!
I just love this place! It has become my home away from home when I am in the Bay area -- super clean, warm and comfortable. I highly recommend the Quiet Cottage -- an excellent AirBnB choice.
Host super responsive and helpful with local recommendations ! cottage as described; lovely spot to stay if you are working in Silicon Valley - it is very easy to get to the (website hidden)Plex and also Palo Alto, but very tranquil :) also, access to Earl the basset hound is a lovely bonus
Just booked my third trip back to the Quiet Cottage. Its a warm and welcoming respite after a long day's work. Comfy and super clean - Michael and Pat are superb hosts. I particularly like when Earl, the owner's dog - comes to visit. He's a dolll! Feels like home.
This lovely cottage is actually much prettier than the photos. Super clean and very comfortable. Very safe neighborhood. Mike, the owner is very responsive but not at all intrusive. If you are working in the area as I was - it's a welcome comfort to come home after a long day to such a peaceful place. Loved it and would definitely stay again.
I rented the cottage during a work trip and couldn't have been more pleased. The space was extremely comfortable, had all the necessary ammenities and the set up allows for privacy. The property is beautiful and in a nice neighborhood. Mike was great at providing information ahead of time. A very friendly chap! :-) I will definitely stay here again if it's available when I come in for work.
I had the pleasure to stay at Michael "cottage" in a quiet environment, a nice and responsive caretaker that handles any request immediately, and the highlight was to play with Earl his dog from times to times.
Michael was a great host and provided everything we needed. The weekly cleaning services were a great bonus for the month I was there. Also the area of Los Altos Hills is lovely and provided a perfect oasis away from work.
The reservation was canceled 37 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.