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Garden Room Oasis Walk to Stanford

Private room in villa hosted by Mei Lin
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed2 shared bathrooms
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Room in gracious home with beautiful garden. Large closet space, desk, arm chair and books. Check in between 3 pm and 9 pm. 10 minutes to Palo Alto downtown 30 minutes to Stanford Quadrangle, or take the free shuttle at train station. IMPORTANT: The 2 bathrooms are SHARED with guests in 3 other rooms and your hosts live in the home. Room is in the basement. Music may be played up to 10:30 pm. Great price for perfect location. Restricted parking Mon-Fri: 8am to 6 pm, Permits available $5/day.

The space
1 single bed with large walk in closet and lots of deep shelves. Ideal for an extended stay by a single person. Another single bed may be pulled out for a second guest to stay.

The weather is unbelievably wonderful - sunny skies most of the year, allowing you to sit outside and enjoy the birds in the garden or read a book on the back porch.

Please note that the bathroom on the same floor as this room, is shared with 3 other rooms. There is a second bathroom with walk-in shower on the upper floor if the one on the same floor is occupied.

Parking permit is available for guests to park in front of the house in what is normally a 2 hour time limit zone on weekdays- $5/day.

IMPORTANT: The price is great for the location and amenities because the bathroom is shared with other guests and your hosts live in the home. If you are looking for a private bath and a place where you are the only guest - this is NOT for you. If you are a light sleeper who is disturbed by music up to 10:30 pm and footsteps up to midnight - this is NOT for you.

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Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Garden
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Palo Alto, California, United States

Live in the heart of the heart of Silicon Valley. Downtown Palo Alto is a 5 minute stroll away starting with the Whole Foods Market, Peets coffee, the best brunch place St Michaels Alley and more. The neighborhood is ranked as a Walker's Paradise, earning a 97% ranking. There are 3 drug stores within 10 minutes walk, with a dry cleaner, sewing shop, shoe repair shop, casual diner and hardware shop even closer.

The garage where Hewlett and Packard started their business is less than 5 minutes walk away along Addision Street and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings as "the Birthplace of Silicon Valley."

Hosted by Mei Lin

Joined in January 2009
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I have lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Australia. We are alumni of MIT, Stanford and Australian National University. My husband Ross and I regularly travel to Asia and Australia, and appreciate the joy of travel, and understand the needs of travelers - so we make your stay as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible. We extend an especially warm welcome to international visiting scholars, interns and the families of Stanford University students, faculty and staff. Our well-equipped kitchen is ready for joyful meals, and on special occasions we get together with our guests and have a potluck dinner. Music is a big part of our lives, and our living room in the Airbnb where we live is our music room hosting a collection of musical instruments from around the world. Mei Lin likes classical music Bach & Broadway and plays the piano - , Ross likes Jazz: Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and he plays the clarinet. We enjoy walking, biking, swimming, cross country skiing and gardening. As hosts we are "no fuss" and want you to feel like you are visiting friends who don't mind if you come and go at any time, We are also good for tips on the area - what to see, where to eat. And we're happy to have a conversation with if you feel like it, or just as happy to let you come and go as you please.
I have lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Australia. We are alumni of MIT, Stanford and Australian National University. My husband Ross and I regularly travel to Asia and Australia,…
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  • Ross
During your stay
Welcome and orientation - most frequently in person by hosts.

We share the kitchen, laundryroom/mini kitchen and family/TV room with our guests.

Guests are welcome to the living room and musicians are invited to play the Steinway upright piano.

Ross and Mei Lin work full time and so we do not offer shuttle or concierge services. Mei Lin is sometimes traveling on business and may not be there. When we see you, or you see us, we are glad to interact - and also help with advice about Palo Alto or discuss San Francisco or Silicon Valley as we have lived here for a long time.

Note: 2 full Bathrooms are shared between 4-5 guest rooms, 1 on same floor as the 4 guest bedrooms and 1 bathroom is on next floor
Welcome and orientation - most frequently in person by hosts.

We share the kitchen, laundryroom/mini kitchen and family/TV room with our guests.

Guests are w…
Mei Lin is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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