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Private garden cottage nr Stanford


Private garden cottage nr Stanford

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the keypad.
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Our remodeled 12' x 20' 1-room cottage with private entrance is in the middle of our garden in Menlo Park. Less than a 10-minute drive from downtown Palo Alto and Stanford. Brand new bathroom, bed, kitchenette & furnishings. Fridge stocked w drinks & other goodies.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad


100 Reviews

Bob User Profile
October 2017
Having a seperate entrance and being equipped with all necessities Ben's place is very comfortable and convenient. I was particularly pleased to find a little clothes steamer :-) Would happily stay again.
Eva User Profile
June 2018
Private and peaceful setting! Very convenient (off street) parking spot included! Many conveniences such as fridge, freezer, microwave, Keurig, k-cups, teas, water kettle, flatware, mugs, dishes, bowls, corkscrew, stemware, and paper goods for bath. Good lighting, clean, crisp be…
Maur User Profile
May 2018
Ben's place was so quiet and private. My daughter and I stayed at the cottage for a month and we both loved it. There is a laundromat nearby which is an advantage because our stay was rather long and we needed to wash our clothes. There are actually two grocery stores, one is onl…
Molly User Profile
April 2018
This was a wonderful location. We were able to walk in beautiful neighbourhoods and the accommodations were cozy and charming just as described. There is a coffee shop nearby that makes great lattes and muffins. The bed was comfortable and the shower nice and hot. Part of me does…
Piers User Profile
April 2018
Lovely cottage, in a nice quiet area. Much better option than hotel!
Sarah User Profile
December 2017
Ben's Garden Cottage was a lovely refuge during my work visit to CA. The bed was comfy, the pillows soft and fluffy, and the comforters cozy. A couple of nice touches (some popcorn and a delish beer in the fridge) were a pleasant surprise. It is in a nice quiet neighborhood and p…
Amy User Profile
November 2017
Ben’s place was great. Very cozy, great if you need a place to crash during business travel.

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Menlo Park, California, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Ben User Profile
110 Reviews
I'm from Northern California wine country of Napa Valley. I work in healthcare technology in the Silicon Valley and like to play music.
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