I love to hike in the woods and dine with friends!
Margie was an excellent hostess. The room was private and tidy, and has everything I wanted there to be. The private bathroom was really nice. Margie was very helpfull in providing local knowledge, she even called me a cab!
Place was lovely. Very cool in summer and clean. Fast internet. Only downside is that there is not any utensils in the kitchenette.
Margie was a great hostess and the place is amazing. First, if you are not familiar, Menlo Park is a beautiful city, and this area is enchanted, tree lined if not covered streets, few street lights on at night, few sidewalks. You feel like you are in the country. It is quiet and you sleep well :)
The studio itself is huge (easily double the size of a good hotel room), kitchenette, bathroom with tub, and nice natural light throughout day even though it is on the basement floor.
Also, the grocery store Safeway is just a block away as well as a Trader Joes which is not much further. Palo Alto, Stanford are also almost literally around the corner.
Highly recommended... being here was an unexpected retreat given I was working full time during the time I was there.