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Tom is a great host ha made me feel welcome to his home. It is exactly as pictured, very quiet and clean. Great location very close to bith Stanford and Google. I loved the chickens they are like pets.
The cozy cottage was a magical space of solace and perfectly convenient for my research trip to Stanford. I biked in on the marvelous bike path that is basically the same street as the cottage and Tom was an incredible host from the moment I expressed interest until my departure. He immediately responded to my queries, graciously accepted special requests, and welcomed my husband and I warmly but left us alone to do our work unless we reached out to him. The trees, creek, and chickens make the place feel like you're in the country and yet in reality you are minutes away from all shopping and eating conveniences. I would definitely stay again.
Tom was very communicative before I arrived and gave me all of the info I would need in order to self-check-in if he wasn't home. As it turned out, he greeted me immediately on arrival, gave me the lay of the land, and encouraged me to contact him if I needed anything. The cottage was very peaceful and relaxing, and the hot tub was an uexpected bonus that I hadn't noticed in the description -- highly recommended!
The Cottage was everything that I expected from the fantastic reviews it has received so far. Tom and Erin are great hosts. On arrival they took the time to explain the local amenities and pointed me towards the hiking paths in the area. They even offered some eggs that had been freshly laid by their resident chickens!
They were consistently friendly and helpfull throughout my stay, whilst allowing me room to enjoy the quiet peaceful space provided. I spent a lot of time working from the cabin and it was lovely to be able to see wildlife from the window.
The only point I might add is that there is a bit of walking distance between this cottage and the nearest transport links/shops, which might be something to consider if like me you're used to traveling by foot, this is where the bike they provide will come in useful to most people.
I'd recomend visiting Castro Street (only a short car journey/uber ride away) as here you can find a great little icecream shop and a wide choice of restraunts, the Counter Burger bar in Palo Alto is also worth visiting, with surprisingly good vegetarian options!
All in all it was a great place to stay and I would definitly recommend this to anyone looking for a quieter experince in the bay area.
Pretty much the perfect bnb experience. Desk. Lava lamp. Stereo. Comfy bed. Sleep by a stream. Warm shower. Private kitchenette. Burning man art as a landmark. Bike to ride to nearby bike path. Friendly neighbors. Five star.
Great location to access Silicon Valley with a real relaxing setting. Loved easy access to Los Altos.
All the descriptions felt quite accurate and the hosts were exemplary in communication - super quick too.
I live somewhere that's quiet and this was quieter. With a following creek. Kind of an awesome hideout.
Great house. Thanks Tom!
The cottage was cozy and comfortable. We met Tom during check in and enjoyed talking about the friendly chickens and seeing his beautiful property! He was very helpful and left us to enjoy our visit. It's very close to everything and I would love to stay here again!
Had an awesome stay! Tom was great and the cottage was indeed "cozy" with all the essentials (private bath, kitchenette, microwave, etc.). Would love to stay here again.
Thanks for staying with us Tom ! We look forward to hosting you again.
The Samesun Team
It was a pleasure to have tom a a guest .