This is a lovely bright refurbished 1928, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home. (Bathroom is shared). Lots of light from many (double-paned, insulated) windows that open and lock, hardwood floors, new gas stove, heater, and washer & dryer. Beautiful neighborhood area. Mature trees, protected patio, friendly neighbors, and shady creek walk in near by park.
The Guest Room is a spacious private room in a charming renovated 1928, two bedroom storybook, cottage-like home with large open yard and huge redwood tree with flowers and fruit trees.
This private Guest Room, has four doors: Front Door, Dining Room Door, Hallway Door to bathroom and kitchen; and a Closet Door. The room is 18' X 16 ' with an additional 3' X 5.3' closet
Front Door is the private entrance directly into guest room. It is used only by Guest. Guest parking is on the street right in front of the house and guest room. Parking is always available.
Host enters the house only through the back door on other side of the house, which is direct access to the back patio and garage. Host parks in the driveway by the garage which is at the back of the house.
Dining room is off guest room. There is a portable 4" thick arched door to Dining Room which is easily opened or closed by guest as desired.
Guest Room is fully furnished with a daybed, couch, desk, dresser, assorted lamps, live plants and a low pile cotton rug.
The day bed is a firm single mattress daybed, most suited for one person. For two people there is a queen size pullout couch bed – which is best for only temporary short term visits since it fills the room when it is set up as a bed.
There are six windows in the room so there is a lot of morning and afternoon sunlight in the room.
The historic fireplace is not functional due to degradation of chimney, so a bookshelf is placed in front of the fireplace.
WIFI internet is available through out the house.
There is only one bathroom; it is shared. It has two sinks, a shower and tub.
Kitchen is basic with a small refrigerator, modern gas stove, and no dishwasher. For guest convenience, there is a small microwave in the laundry room right next to the kitchen. Guest has full use of kitchen and all dishes and appliances. Guest is expected to wash own dishes using provided sponges, gloves, dish soap and hot water.
Shared laundry area includes front loading energy saving washer & dryer that requires particular detergent that is provided.
Cute Dining Room has lots of windows, plants and some original artwork.
Parking is free, and easy in this quiet residential neighborhood, in front and all around the house.
Neighborhood is safe, neighbors are kind and friendly and often out walking with their kids and or dogs. There is a park and trail by the creek less than ten minute walk away, where you can walk, enjoy nature by a wooded creek or visit two famous donkeys or other assorted farm animals near the park.
A few blocks away you will find Driftwood Market, a fantastic deli that is open Mon-Sat; a Mexican restaurant, and other amenities such as a small store / florist, a gas station, an all night doughnut shop, Happy Doughnuts, and a Starbuck's Coffee, as well as gas stations. The main street is where you can catch bus service going north and south. California Avenue Cal Train Station about a mile away, is about a twenty minute walk north east.
In ten minutes you can get to Stanford University, "Stanford Dish" hiking trails, or east to The Baylands which are all lovely paths to walk.
Prepared food options are plentiful in the local area. Great Restaurants close by, on California Ave: Cafe Brioche, The Counter for great burgers, Joanies, famous for brunch; La Bodeguita Del Medio for Mojitos. As well as a health food store, Country Sun, and a market, Mollie Stone's.
California Avenue is where the Farmer's Market happens year round on Sunday mornings from 9 am -1pm. Great place to get fresh produce, flowers, specialty cheeses, fresh meat and fish, rotisserie chickens, fresh baked pastries and breads, and all around fun event with music.
Downtown University Avenue and Stanford Shopping Center are about ten minutes away. Both are lit up and bustling day and night with lots of great places to eat or shop. You will find a WholeFoods Market & Trader Joe's Market downtown Palo Alto near University Avenue.
Host is an Artist and Certified Massage Therapist, who repairs builds and fixes things around the house and for others off site or in the back patio. Her work schedule varies between long or short hours of work sometimes in home office, or patio, and other times offsite on location at a clients residence or office.
This house is very sweet and homey, it is a refurbished storybook-like home the size of a roomy cottage with a long bathroom.
The house is generally quiet. Gentle use of doors is greatly appreciated. Host is generally quiet, though, does at times play the radio to listen to NPR or Prairie Home Companion or books on tape while doing the dishes or cleaning typically when no one is home.
There are times when I am up for listening to some enjoyable music, mine or others at an increased volume. However, I would appreciate a mutual agreement about acceptable volumes and want to know any time something is too loud or undesired. Talk to me, make requests; help me meet your comfort needs.
A few times a week I see clients in my office and will post on the door that I am in session. Though guest still have full use of the house and I am not opposed to their presence, while I see clients, or need to sleep, is not a good time for "party volume" music or other unnecessary loud noise.
There is no TV here. Playing music, or watching movies on a computer at a reasonable medium to low volume level, (or with headsets) is fine.
However Xbox use in this house is not acceptable due to the invasive loud violent sounds of video gaming and those playing them. Loud or aggressive noise is not conducive to desired peace and serenity here.
There is currently a one speed cruiser bike that comes with a cable lock and a helmet available for guests use around town.
I do on occasion cook food to share. If you want prepared meals, that can often be arranged. Let me know. If I offer food to you I have fixed there is no cost. If you request prepared lunches or dinners there is an extra fee.
Therapeutic Massage sessions available by appointment.
Accès des voyageurs
Guest room, via front door. Dinning room, (accessed from arched door). Shared bathroom, (through hallway door). Shared kitchen, (via hallway and dinning room). Shared laundry, (via kitchen). You are welcome to be in the yard or patio or move outside furniture where you want it as long as you return it when done.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I am flexible. I love meeting new people and spending time learning about their lives and getting to know them, as well as sharing myself and experiences. I may be available if guest want to interact or share meals or share time together. However, sometimes I work late long hours, so it is good to plan or know desires or expectations so we can plan around busy times. I am willing to go fun places, share the area (when I can). I am also willing to help with transportation to and from local train station or if a special need arises, call or text me to let me know.
The guest room is a private room for the guest. It is not used by host, nor is it shared by other guests or strangers. There is only one guest room here.
I come in guest room weekly to water the plants and vacuum. And I launder the towels and linens and reset the bedding.
Rental guests, Please use the front door when ever possible. No smoking of anything in the house and surrounding areas, ( Nonsmokers only. Please do not book this if you are a smoker). All consumption of food and beverages in the kitchen or dining room. Peaceful tidy house. No pets are allowed. Respectfully moderate volume of sounds, and quiet in evenings after 11 pm. Clean up Dishes and put away any food from preparation after each meal. Wash dishes with hot water and dish soap provided. And it is great if you are willing to squeegee the water off the glass shower doors after using the shower. Thanks : ^ } There is only one bathroom for the whole house; it is shared. Please discuss timing and needs of use with host.
I am an artist and massage therapist, yoga instructor and mediator. I love meeting people and sharing life and ideas. I also love to dance - and have a community of healers in the area for just about any kind of treatment or fun. I love to teach what I know, or help people design or build things; as well as what I know about healthy living to those who want to learn. I am often creating or fixing something. When the weather is good I love to walk hike or ride my bike. I can also give great tours of the beaches and local day hikes.