I'm a bicyclist, rock climber, kiteboarder and research scientist working in computer graphics, imaging, scientific visualization and computer vision.
Tom was very accommodating and a great host. From location to all details about the amenities, truly a super cozy cottage. Others have raved enough about the bed. If you're looking for some nature not far at all from Stanford, Palo Alto, or even San Fran, this is a fantastic choice.
Tom's place is terrific. He is a relaxed yet attentive landlord. We loved his place. It is peppered with self-expression and welcomes with a smart and creative atmosphere. Highly recommend!
We enjoyed our stay at the Country House -- complete with a chicken coop. Fresh eggs for breakfast was an added plus! The house was neat, clean & the location was perfect. The owner was gracious & responsive with any & all of our questions. We would highly recommend this B&B!!
Great place that was clean and comfortable in a marvelous neighborhood. My kids loved seeing the chickens outback. Tom was a very gracious host and all was exactly as advertised.
This really is a cozy cottage in a quiet neighbourhood. I slept well there. The music system in the cottage is great, too.
Tom was a friendly host, and made sure I had settled in well. I'd stay there again.
Great experience. Tom and Allie were very nice and helpful hosts. The place is gorgeous and very private, adjacent to a lush wooded area, and the location is very convenient to Stanford and downtown Palo Alto. The beers in the kitchenette fridge were a nice touch, and loved the hot tub after a run in the neighborhood. I will definitely be coming back, and I recommend that you stay there as well.
I enjoyed my stay in the cottage. The bed is spacious, the desk and chair convenient, the cottage has excellent heating and lighting. Bathroom and kitchenette are in the main house, but the side door leading to them is literally two steps from the cottage - even in rain I didn't feel inconvenienced. They are strictly for the cottage occupants to use, the host family doesn't use them. The bathroom contains a toilet, a sink and a roomy enclosed shower area. The kitchenette has a small fridge, a microwave and a small electric oven. I didn't really use the kitchenette, but if I did, it would be for occasional snacks or a microwaved meal, not for real cooking.
Tom, the host, was very friendly, but didn't impose on me in any way. As it happened, my stay in the Bay Area was very busy, I never had time to socialize with the host and didn't feel awkward about it in any way. With the cottage having its own access path (lighted at night) via a separate fence, I felt like living in a separate residence.
Location-wise, this is in the part of Palo Alto immediately adjacent to Los Altos. Both Los Altos and Mountain View are close and are about the same distance as the Palo Alto downtown (University Ave.). Biking in the vicinity looks like it might be fun, but I drove everywhere.
The wi-fi always worked fine. There was always plenty of space to park in the driveway. I basically can't think of anything to complain about. I'm glad I chose this cottage over a hotel room, which would have been a boring and sterile experience in comparison.
Great place! Perfect studio cottage for solo or couple, with extremely comfortable bed. Tom and Allie were gracious and respectful hosts. Allie generously offered a bike and bike path directions to food shopping upon my arrival. Quiet, beautiful setting, and a short drive to Stanford campus. Loved listening to their music collection with great sound system when unwinding in the evening, highly recommended, will certainly return.
Simple, cozy and comfortable. Had a great stay here. The bedding is so soft I didn't want to get out of bed. Great experience!
I had a great experience. Tom has a beautiful little cabin for a very reasonable price in a good location. He has taken care to make things very easy for his guests.
It was a pleasure to have tom a a guest .