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  • 4 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

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This home might be close to Stanford University, but it's a million miles away from your average student house. In fact, parts of it feel more like a learned professor's seminar room, from the shelves packed full of books and the grand piano, to the historic paintings hanging on the walls. There are a couple of desks if you need to study, as well as a few nooks nestled below the window or a roaring fireplace surrounded by comfy armchairs for any late-night philosophical conversations. Alternatively, if you're not in the mood for thinking, there's a Jacuzzi bathtub in the main bathroom. Outside, there's a leafy garden to the back and an arch of roses by the front door that is sure to look stunning if you're lucky enough to catch them in bloom. When you fancy a day out, there are distractions in every direction — San Francisco is forty-five minutes' drive to the north, the trails of Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is seven minutes due west and to the south, San Jose can be reached in under half an hour.


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What to expect


Highlights

Plan a day trip to San Francisco, only forty-five minutes' drive away

Plan a day trip to San Francisco, only forty-five minutes' drive away

Pour yourself a nightcap and get cosy by the fireplace

Pour yourself a nightcap and get cosy by the fireplace

Tickle the ivories on the home's grand piano

Tickle the ivories on the home's grand piano

Pick a book from the shelf and escape to one of the comfy nooks dotted about the house

Pick a book from the shelf and escape to one of the comfy nooks dotted about the house

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Home truths

    There's one free parking spot available on-premises, as well as extra space out on the street

    The host offers discounted rates for monthly bookings

    For stays longer than fourteen days, there's an additional deep clean fee of $80

    Self-check-in is possible thanks to the keypad lock

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

4 bedrooms, 4 beds

3 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Baby sitting

Daily cleaning

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Palo Alto

You might not have heard of Palo Alto, but you’ll definitely have heard of Silicon Valley. Well, Palo Alto is the glitziest suburb in California’s tech heartland. And those planning a move here need a few million handy (even for a simple home) – but thankfully you don’t need a robust bank balance to visit. In any case, wandering the immaculate, white paved streets will leave you feeling like you’re...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at BISTRONOMIE Baumé

Dine at BISTRONOMIE Baumé

Experience a cozy and chic fine-dining restaurant offering experimental multicourse menus. Indulge in excellent food, stunning presentations, and warm, friendly service in an intimate ambiance.

Explore Hoover Tower

Explore Hoover Tower

Take in stunning 360° views of Stanford campus and beyond from this 285-ft. bell tower. Learn about President Hoover's life and enjoy free admission to the exhibits.

Enjoy Delicious Sandwiches at Driftwood Deli & Market

Enjoy Delicious Sandwiches at Driftwood Deli & Market

Driftwood Deli & Market is a cozy spot serving fresh sandwiches made with quality ingredients. With a friendly staff and inviting atmosphere, it's the perfect place to enjoy a tasty lunch.

Explore the Sleek Apple Store in Palo Alto

Explore the Sleek Apple Store in Palo Alto

Discover a modern art museum-like experience at the Apple Store in Palo Alto. With efficient Genius Bars and a lush mini forest, this electronics store is a must-visit for tech enthusiasts.

Explore the Baylands Nature Preserve

Explore the Baylands Nature Preserve

Immerse yourself in the vast marshland with 15 mi. of trails for walking, running & biking, bird-watching & kayaking. Enjoy the beautiful views of the bay, planes taking off, and abundant birdlife.

Explore the Historic Rengstorff House

Explore the Historic Rengstorff House

Step back in time and immerse yourself in 19th-century life at this stunning Victorian Italianate home. Take a complimentary tour, admire the picturesque grounds, and learn about the early history of Mountain View and the Bay Area.

Play a Round at Shoreline Golf Links

Play a Round at Shoreline Golf Links

Enjoy a great game of golf at Shoreline Golf Links, with fantastic greens that roll true. The course is in good shape, and the staff provides excellent customer service. Don't miss out on the value this establishment offers!

Explore the Computer History Museum

Explore the Computer History Museum

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of technology and innovation at the Computer History Museum. Discover early computers, the growth of the Internet, and industry pioneers through a collection of gadgets, electronics, and computer chips. A nostalgic trip down memory lane for tech enthusiasts.

Dine at Chez TJ

Dine at Chez TJ

Indulge in a perfect 8-course tasting menu in an old Victorian house. Impeccable service, well-balanced flavors, and knowledgeable staff make this a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience worth every penny.

Enjoy Art and Coffee at Red Rock Coffee

Enjoy Art and Coffee at Red Rock Coffee

Situated in downtown Mountain View, Red Rock Coffee is a vibrant cafe known for its energetic vibe, friendly staff, and delicious pastries. With plenty of seating inside and out, it's the perfect spot to relax with a cup of their specialty coffee and enjoy local art and live music.

Explore Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area Preserve

Explore Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area Preserve

Enjoy a half-mile hiking trail with birdwatching opportunities in this waterfront park. Great for jogging and taking kids, with fantastic views and plentiful wildlife. Be aware of the salt marsh smell and lack of shade.

Explore the Serene Filoli Estate

Explore the Serene Filoli Estate

A tranquil country estate with magnificent gardens, a historic mansion, and a charming gift shop. Take a leisurely stroll, enjoy the zen atmosphere, and indulge in fresh delights from the onsite cafe.

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for children under age 12

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No parties or events

No pets

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 17:00

Departure before 11:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by James

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. James and his team strive to deliver the most comfortable guest experience they can so you can focus on what really matters. Whether you’re in town to relax or here on business, feel free to reach out with any questions or for any recommendations.

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