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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens

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5.0/5 Exceptional
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Popular LocationStanford Shopping Center5 min drive
Popular LocationStanford University Medical Center7 min drive
Popular LocationStanford University17 min drive
AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)25 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Spacious Palo Alto Home Near Downtown & Stanford

    Palo Alto vacation home in University South
    This delightful and fully-equipped 2-story home is in a classic neighborhood, close to downtown Palo Alto, Stanford, Sand Hill Road, numerous tech companies, and to major thoroughfares. There are three bedrooms plus an office, two bathrooms, a living area, a dining area, and a spacious kitchen. We have hosted many families as well as work groups, and they all have enjoyed themselves! The Space: This classic, recently remodeled home in a classic tree-lined Palo Alto neighborhood sleeps 8 and has three bedrooms -- two on the ground floor, and one upstairs. The front door opens into the nicely furnished living area. To the right is the first bedroom and the hallway which leads to a bathroom and a second bedroom. Beyond the living area is a dining area with a large table perfect for large family meals. The well-appointed kitchen, complete with all the kitchen supplies and appliances you'll need, is next, and it includes a dining nook. The spacious upstairs loft has the third bedroom along another bathroom. Outside the kitchen is the back yard where you'll find the garage that's been converted to a little cottage. This cottage is not part of this listing, and it may be occupied by other guests. The laundry area is in the back of the cottage / converted garage in the back yard. The sleeping arrangements of the home are as follows: - The first bedroom sleeps two on the twin-sized bunk beds. - The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, which sleeps two. - The upstairs loft has a queen-sized bed for two, plus a fold-out couch for one, and we have a mattress available for an eight person. Guest Access: The house is yours to enjoy -- make yourself at home! Interaction with Guests: The property manager lives just 10 minutes away in case there are any issues. The Neighborhood: This home is in the "Community Center" neighborhood, named for the nearby Lucy Stern Community Center. It's near the delightful Rinconada Park, one of many that Palo Alto has to offer. Downtown Palo Alto's University Ave, with its amazing restaurants and boutique shops, is a mere 8 blocks away, an easy walk or bike ride. If you love the great outdoors, there are incredible hikes within 20 minutes driving, and the Santa Cruz mountains, with California's famous and magnificent Redwood trees, are only 30 minutes away. Getting Around: Nearby Middlefield Road is an easy thoroughfare, Alma/Central Expressway is close as well, and El Camino Real is just a bit further. Getting to the 101 is easy on Embarcadero Road. Depending on traffic, 101 North will get you to SFO in 20-45 minutes, and San Francisco itself in 45 to 75 minutes. In the other direction, 30-45 minutes, is San Jose Airport. Note that though this is Silicon Valley, an area known for green innovation, and the home of Tesla and self-driving cars and many solar companies, it was built in the 1950's era for cars, not for public transit. You definitely need a car to get around. That said, there's a Caltrain station at the other end of University Ave, from which a "baby bullet" train can get you to San Francisco in 30 minutes. Other Things to Note: We ask guests to park on the street, as close to the home as possible. House Rules: • No smoking • No pets • No parties or events • Check-in is anytime after 3:00 PM
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers.

    Property manager

    Kevin Boer
    Speaks English, French

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Hair dryer


    • TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board


    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 2002 sq ft (186 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions
    An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    Property is also known as

    Spacious Palo Alto & Stanford
    Spacious Palo Alto Home Near Downtown & Stanford Palo Alto

    About this area

    Palo Alto

    Located in Palo Alto, this vacation home is in an area with good shopping. Shoreline Amphitheatre and Computer History Museum are cultural highlights, or if an activity is on the agenda, check out Twin Creeks Sports Complex. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Levi's Stadium or Stanford Stadium. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Stanford Shopping Center - 5 min drive
    • Stanford University Medical Center - 7 min drive
    • Facebook Campus - 8 min drive
    • Googleplex - 8 min drive
    • Stanford University - 17 min drive

    Getting around

    • Palo Alto Station - 6 min drive
    • Bayshore NASA Station - 10 min drive
    • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 25 min drive


    • Tamarine - 16 min walk
    • Il Fornaio - 17 min walk
    • Calafia - 17 min walk
    • Mayfield Bakery & Cafe - 18 min walk
    • Pluto's - 18 min walk

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Located in University South, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Center. Palo Alto Art Center and Stanford Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Palo Alto Station is 27 minutes by foot.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Spacious Palo Alto Home Near Downtown & Stanford

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Wonderful Home in Great Location!

      We absolutely loved our stay in this great home. It was very spacious and well laid out for our 2 families (2 moms with 4 kids traveling without our hubbies) and was immaculately clean. The kids loved playing ping pong and all the awesome kids' spaces that the house had. We arrived very late at night and the property manager, Kevin, had left us a counter and fridge full of breakfast items for our families which was so thoughtful. The neighborhood was absolutely fantastic, very quiet and convenient to everything. One of the neighbors brought us fresh picked apricots and we went for long walks down the beautiful tree lined streets every morning. Downtown Palo Alto was less than a mile away so we got fresh pastries every morning and enjoyed all the shops and restaurants. The playground and Rinconada Park was also a big hit with our kids, and the park and community center are practically across the street. We would definitely stay here again!