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All was perfect: welcoming, instructions, the neighbourhood, the location, the apartment, support/advice, etc.
We did not meet the host but exchanged information over email. James was
prompt in communicating and accurate. The house / apt location is wonderful. Has covered parking spot for one car. The apt is most suitable for
either a single person or a couple with young children. 2-bunk beds. My adult son had a harder time because of bunk beds. We did make much use of
kitchen as we ate out everyday. Nearby restaurants were too enticing to want to cook at home. well-equipped place and quite clean. enjoyed our stay
there. would want to stay there again if I am in Bay Area for work again.
James' apartment is clean, comfortable and fully furnished. Conveniently located off University Ave and near Caltrain station, this location is unbeatable. The noise from Caltrain is more noticeable from Bedroom 1 but it did not bother us at all. The check-in process was very easy and efficient. I did not need to meet James in person, but he was hospitable and available to meet if necessary. I would recommend the apartment to anyone visiting Stanford or Palo Alto. Thanks again James!
An outstanding location, with a charming and considerate host. La Boulange is on the corner, transit is just a few minutes' walk away, and everything you'd want is nearby. James offered helpful directions, flexibility with our slight schedule change, toiletries, even a welcome surprise to help us celebrate our son's graduation from Stanford. We would be delighted to stay here again!
I really enjoyed my stay at James' apartment. It was modern, clean, comfortable and well equipped. It has a great location downtown Palo Alto close to University Avenue. And everything is in walking distance, including Whole Foods 4-5 blocks away. It's also very close to the Caltrain station, which was very convenient since I used it to commute in the Valley and to SF. I'm a light sleeper, but had no problem with the train noise in the main bedroom. The condo is on the top floor, and it felt quiet and private. James was an excellent host, he responded very quickly on communication before and during my stay, and he even picked me up at SFO. I'd love to come back some other time.
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Great location, 1.5 block away from Caltrain, Caltrain to San Francisco or San Jose. Everything is within walking distance, restaurants and Whole foods. Well equipped condo.
I've been renting vacation houses for over 15 years and I have to say that this one is one of the better ones. It's very clean, efficient and comfortable, it exceeded all of our needs. I rented the condo for over two weeks and found it very comfortable.
James was an excellent host, he was kind and polite, very easy going with excellent communication.
It is the "best location in downtown Palo Alto", you walk down the steps and your right there two buildings off University Ave. and all the shops. There's a good dry cleaners directly below and some of the best rated restaurants just steps away (Greek, Burmese, Indian and Brazilian), You can get a espresso & croissant just two doors down . The condo is on the top floor so it's very quiet and private with lots of light and lots of views of trees in every room that surround the condo.
In regards to the trains, yes you can sometimes hear them in the second bedroom but I had three different guest visit me over night and none of them complained about it. I worked out of the apartment and I was mostly there the whole time, it never bothered me and I am one to prefer the peace of nature over cities.
The beauty about this place is that it's set in a urban environment with everything at your doorstep, the best comparisons is like staying in a very nice place in NYC, Rome, SF or Paris. It's actually quite nice and the trains are not a big deal but in fact extremely convenient, you won't need a car to go to SF or to the the airports. My guest flew into SF and San Jose (about equal distance) and took the trains to the condo.
Internet & wifi was good enough for my Roku, hot water was more than plentiful, having the washer and drier in the condo was awesome but there's plenty of towels and sheets. The kitchen had everything I needed and cooked a lot of great meals there. The layout is perfect, you can spend time cooking and still interact with people or watch a movie while your cooking. Whole foods is walking distance, about 5 blocks away. There's secured private underground parking for one car and elevator to the condo.
You simply can not beat this place for the quality, price and location. It's also probably the closest housing to Stanford Univ., I went daily to campus by foot.
Thank You James!
James' place is clean, airy, and impeccably located and was a perfect place to stay while taking care of business at Stanford. It was beautiful to wake up to floods of natural light, then be able to walk to breakfast half a block away in downtown Palo Alto. James' place is seconds away from the Caltrain, and it's half a block away from the brand new bikeshare station (which is a great way to explore the neighborhood)! James generously gave us full use of the kitchen and laundry, and has a perfect dinner + movie setup. It was a pleasure to stay at James' place, and he was incredibly responsive and helpful. Thanks James!
Loved the place and it is in the best part of town.
Our host was wonderful !!!!
Recomend it all the way.
James was a pleasure to host. He will always be welcome back to stay in our "cozy casita".
James est un voyageur d'affaires, très précis dans ses demandes et ses choix et c'est très agréable de le recevoir. Il est très discret,facilement joignable.L'appartement a été rendu en parfait état et même avant la date prévue. Meilleures recommandations !
Mr Alexander left our guest house in a very neat
And clean condition. I would highly recommend
him as a guest.
James was a wonderful and respectful guest. He was a delight and very interesting to get to know. We hope the best for James and his business ventures and would welcome him to our home anytime!