I have lived in Palo Alto for 40 years and know the area well. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about my cottage.
Thank you for helping me find my way around Stanford for the visit. The cottage is nice and peaceful.
This was my very first AirBnB and it was wonderful! Marlene was a great host -- she was easy to contact and responded quickly when it came to coordinating check in and answering any questions I had. The cottage was nice - clean, spacious and very homey. It was super convenient to the California Ave station, which was good for me since I needed to use Caltrain to get to work meetings. Additionally there is a grocery store as well as CVS and Walgreens just a few blocks away. I picked up groceries and used the hot plate and cooking utensils provided at the cottage to make meals, which is so nice instead having to eat out every meal while traveling. I would definitely recommend Marlene's lovely cottage next time your in Palo Alto or bay area in general.
Marlene and Jeff were once again superb hosts! A repair was required, and they were quick and responsive to taking care of it, with smiles and an offer of cappuccino coffee - Now what better service and kindness could one want?!?!
As previously stated, this place is perfect for all of my wants and needs. Do not hesitate to book here (just not when I want it : )
It was such a pleasure coming back each evening through Marlene's charming backyard to the cottage. I felt like I had a lot of privacy, and the soaking tub is even better than in the pictures.
Marlene's house is within walking distance to the California Avenue CalTrain station (close enough that I rolled my suitcase back and forth when I arrived and departed). There is a living room with TV/DVD player, small kitchenette (dorm room fridge, sink, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker) in the cottage.
I described this cottage to my colleagues as my Swiss Family Robinson tree house because it felt like a cabin in the woods - peaceful and charming. Marlene is a great host and that tub is pretty killer. Great location right off of a main drag in a great neighborhood. Thanks Marlene!
Each time I stay here, it feels ever more wonderful. Completely and highly recommended!
I'm no stranger to staying here, as it is my favorite place to stay when I'm in Palo Alto. Marlene is an impeccable hostess, providing snacks, milk in the refrig for my coffee, colorful lights on the patio, plus a clean, cozy, comfortable space. Staying here is truly a wonderful experience to which I look forward.
Very nice. The big japanese (?) bathtub is very nice, too. Nice living room, comfy bed, nice bathroom, very small but serviceable mini-kitchen. All-round great experience. I will return upon my next visit to Palo Alto.
I could not be happier, staying at Marlene's cottage. Everything optimized the sense of hospitality I enjoyed - from the outside "magical" patio lights to the lovely sound of the garden fountain, including the milk, almonds and oatmeal left for me. I left feeling nourished in all ways!
Excellent place, excellent host. Recommended++
Marlene is a lovely guest, very clean and friendly. Very nice to talk to and I hope she will one day return. I recommend her as a guest.
Marlene is the perfect guest! It was a pleasure meeting and hosting her and I look forward to ever staying in her garden cottage in Palo Alto. Always welcome again in Bruges!
THE PERFECT GUEST!!!
thank you very much to Marlene and his husband, because they are very clean. I trussed the house in perfect condition, clean tidy.
Marlene was very precise in e-mail communication.I highly recommend as a guest everywhere.
Marlene and her family stayed in our apartment in NYC for 8 days during the Christmas holiday. We found them to be wonderful guests that cared for our apartment while we were gone. We returned to a very tidy apartment and would welcome them back anytime. No complaints at all!
Marlene and Jeff are both very kind and it has been a pleasure to have them in our flat. They're welcome back whenever they want !!!
VERY NICE PERSON, i WISH THAT COME BACK IN BARCELONA ANOTHER TIME IN ONE OF MY APARTMENTS.
TANK AND WELL COME TO YOUR HOUSE MARLENE