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enjoy a private bathroom with your own showercomfortable queen sized bed
Large, private master suite with private bath
Large, private master suite with private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Newly remodeled private master suite w/queen bed & full futon, en suite bathroom w/shower. Desk w/monitor. In room cable TV. VERY QUIET inside & out. Less than 3 miles to Stanford U and Mall. Near great cycling & hiking spots. 2 miles from California St. Shopping Area. This house is perfect for work and relaxing. Enjoy plenty of living space along with a kind and respectful host who is happy to answer any questions you may have!

The space

A large master suite with queen bed and futon/sofa & all the amenities of home. Option for 2nd adjacent room with full bed if needed (separate listing). Room in separate wing of house with security and privacy. Very quiet and comfortable. Private bath, desk with monitor, lots of closet/drawer space. Quiet cul de sac street a few miles from Stanford. Perfect for Stanford visits, tech company visits. Near lots of tech companies.

Guest access

In addition to your private bedroom and bath, you are welcome to use the living room, dining room, kitchen and you will have shelf space in the refrigerator and pantry. For longer stays, there are laundry facilities. You can use my exercise equipment (elliptical machine, rebounder, some free weights, bands, medicine ball, exercise balls).

Interaction with guests

If I'm around, I'll gladly help with information about the area, transportation, biking/hiking trails, cool places to visit, shopping or anything else you want to know. If I'm not around, happy to help via email/text. I love meeting new people and would love to chat if you are so inclined and also happy to leave you alone and give you your space. Either way works for me. Your wing is quite private.

Other things to note

There is a covered patio in the back with sitting area, BBQ, lighting.
Inside is a fireplace (gas or wood) in the living room. Very easy going hosts, warm atmosphere.
Happy to give suggestions for things to do, places to go, eat, visit including hiking and biking routes.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Extra people $15 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

Be cool, be respectful and we'll do the same.
No parties, no overnight visitors, no cigarette smoking in or near the house.
No pork or seafood products on house dishes and cooking utensils. I'll have disposable ones for restaurant leftovers containing these items.

Pets: Open to discussing dogs. No cats.
Toddlers: House is not curious toddler proof. Small babies are fine.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Leonardo User Profile
August 2017
Ellen has been our best Airbnb host. No review would be able to summarize how awesome she is but we will try. She is super nice, professional, treats you like a friend and is on top of every detail for your stay. The house is in a beautiful and relaxing neighborhood in Palo Alto but it is also walking distance from shops and restaurants. In summary, I can guarantee this is going to be your best Airbnb experience. She is truly a SUPER host.

Karen User Profile
May 2017
Ellen was there to greet me ... it was my first time at an Airbnb and you could not ask for a more welcoming person. Clean and functional space that worked well for me. I'd recommend to anyone as she is so sweet and very accommodating.
Ellen User Profile
Response from Ellen:
Thanks Karen. I look forward to your next visit (and the door is now fixed!).
May 2017

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Ellen was a fabulous host. She spent significant time with us, walked us through the house, showed us everything, encouraged us to feel free to raid her fridge and even left us in the house alone for the night. Her house is beautiful and the room was nicely decorated, with a queen bed, desk, side tables, and futon. She also gave me a second room for use so that we would be more comfortable. She was very open to having a baby and a shedding dog in the house which was much appreciated. The room had an attached bathroom that was clean and in good shape. Overall a fabulous place and a great stay. Thanks Ellen.
Ellen User Profile
Response from Ellen:
Thanks Sarah for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you all.
March 2017

Andy User Profile
February 2017
I stayed here one night on a business trip to Palo Alto. Ellen was a very gracious and considerate host. The room is large, light-filled, and well-appointed, with a very comfortable bed. The neighborhood is quiet and residential. Nothing really in walking distance but restaurants, businesses etc. are just a short drive away. Highly recommended!
Ellen User Profile
Response from Ellen:
Thanks Andy. I should mention that I do have a bicycle for guests to use as well which could get people to the cal ave shopping area and all the restaurants there (there's even a "bike boulevard" to avoid traffic. Although, I probably need to get a light on it for it be useful at night.
February 2017

Erin User Profile
February 2017
My stay with Ellen was perfect - I simply can't imagine a better host!! Very accommodating and so friendly when I arrived and throughout my stay :-) The room was huge, really nice and comfortable, and came with a fully stocked bathroom. The perfect home to return to after a busy day! :-)

Shelly User Profile
January 2017
Ellen and her daughter Roni were the perfect hosts! The room was large and the bed was super comfortable. It has a private bathroom which was very clean and nice. I had use of the whole house and was able to cook breakfast for myself. I ate out the other meals and found the house to be close to plenty of restaurants. I really liked having my own code to get into the house. It made it easy getting in and out and I didn't have to worry about keys. It was a great place! I will definitely be back.

Stephen User Profile
January 2017
This was my second stay here -- quiet, private, spacious, comfortable -- highly recommended.

Palo Alto, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Ellen User Profile

I work in tech, selling automatic speech recognition software. I am a cyclist and love to hike. I love New Zealand and Israel.
I started doing AirBnB hosting in April 2016. You'll love this place.
My life mantra: VIA - Vulnerability, Integrity, Authenticity

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
-Maya Angelou

Languages: Français, עברית
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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