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Bonsai Garden Inn in Professorville

SuperhostPalo Alto, California, United States
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. 10 minutes walk to downtown, 30 minutes to center of Stanford. CHECK IN between 3 PM and 9 PM. IMPORTANT DETAILS: Two bathrooms are SHARED with guests in 4 other rooms and hosts live here. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LIGHT SLEEPERS. Music may be played up to 10:30 pm. Room is in basement under main kitchen, footsteps could disturb light sleepers. Great price for perfect location. Restricted 2 hour parking Mon-Fri: 8am to 6 pm,: Parking permits $5/day.

The space
Bright, garden-facing room in beautiful home. Single bed for 1 person only.

Relax to the sound of water falling into the pond beside our bonsai garden, come watch the feeding of the goldfish in the morning.

Please note check in time is between 3 pm and 9 pm. Being our home, we do not open the door after midnight.

The photo is slightly different from our current layout - the 2 book shelves are replaced with a single smaller bookshelf, so room is more spacious.

We offer our guests a residential parking pass for their car at $5/day to park in the restricted 2 hour zone in the street in front of our home without penalty.

Our lodging is ideal for a visitor who has no car and enjoys walking or biking.

Guests must be over 21 years old.

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 and need a noise free environment, this is NOT for you.

IMPORTANT: The 2 bathrooms - 1 on a different floor from this room - are shared with guests in 3 other rooms; Your hosts live in the home. The Bonsai Garden room is underneath the main kitchen. Dishwasher or sound of footsteps may disturb early sleepers. Music - piano and beginner clarinet may be played up to 10:30 pm.

Guest access
Kitchen, Laundry, Garden, Family Room with TV, large desk, printer and dining table that seats 4.

There is a second bathroom on the upper floor which is available for guests to use - with a toilet and walk in shower.

Living room with Steinway upright piano - musicians are welcome to play the piano.

Parking Permit for $5/day allows guests to park in front of the house in what is normally a 2 hour limit zone

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.

IMPORTANT: The 2 bathrooms - 1 on a different floor from this room - are shared with guests in 3 other rooms; Your hosts live in the home. The Bonsai Garden room is underneath the main kitchen. Dishwasher or sound of footsteps may disturb early sleepers. Music - piano and beginner clarinet may be played up to 10:30 pm.

Other things to note
The family room has a flat panel tv and desk for guest use - it is a shared space and all who live or stay in the house may use it - please be considerate of others.

Towels and sheets changed weekly but you must leave your door open on Monday to indicate you wish them changed by our housekeeper Angela and her sisters.

Shared bathroom downstairs with a drawer for each guest to store personal toiletries, please leave common space clean and clear for others to use after you.


Laundry, detergent for guest use at no extra charge, and there is a small fridge in the laundry for guest use.

Kitchen can be used by our guests, we coordinate with others in the house on mealtimes.

NOT recommended for children.

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. our hosts live in the home. The Bonsai Garden room is underneath the main kitchen. Dishwasher or sound of footsteps may disturb early sleepers. Music - piano and beginner clarinet may be played up to 10:30 pm.
Room in gracious home with beautiful garden. 10 minutes walk to downtown, 30 minutes to center of Stanford. CHECK IN between 3 PM and 9 PM. IMPORTANT DETAILS: Two bathrooms are SHARED with guests in 4 other rooms and hosts live here. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LIGHT SLEEPERS. Music may be played up to 10:30 pm. Room is in basement under main kitchen, footsteps could disturb light sleepers. Great price for perfect locati… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Amenities

Dedicated workspace
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Wifi
Cable TV
Lock on bedroom door
Iron
Paid parking off premises
Essentials
First aid kit

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Palo Alto, California, United States

This room is in an ultra convenient location in the Professorville section of Palo Alto 6 blocks south of University Avenue, where you are 30 minutes walking distance to the Main Quad in Stanford.

The main Palo Alto train station is 10 minutes walk where you can ride Caltrain to San Francisco and San Jose. Located there is the main bus terminal in Palo Alto and the Marguerite Shuttle takes you all over Stanford free of charge.

Within 2 blocks you have the wonderfully convenient Whole Foods Market (hot and cold food bars, bakery and organic produce), Shoe Repair, Mexican restaurant, Peet's Coffee, St. Michael's Alley which is the top brunch location in Palo Alto. You will live in a single family home in one of the oldest parts of Palo Alto with the historic HP "Garage" a national historic monument is just 3 blocks away. There are two parks - within 3 blocks and the downtown Library is 1 block further. There are about 5 gyms within 4 blocks. Or you can run around Campus drive 3 miles, or walk 30 minutes to the Hoover Tower to get a birds eye view of the beautiful Stanford Campus - with free aromatherapy while stepping on the leaves of the the Eucalyptus Gum trees.

The garage where Hewlett and Packard started their business is less than 5 minutes walk away along Addision Streeet and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings as "the Birthplace of Silicon Valley."
This room is in an ultra convenient location in the Professorville section of Palo Alto 6 blocks south of University Avenue, where you are 30 minutes walking distance to the Main Quad in Stanford.

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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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We will see you everyday as we cook meals in the same kitchen and share the laundry and family room.

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. our hosts live in the home. The Bonsai Garden room is underneath the main kitchen. Dishwasher or sound of footsteps may disturb early sleepers. Music - piano and beginner clarinet may be played up to 10:30 pm.
We will see you everyday as we cook meals in the same kitchen and share the laundry and family room.

IMPORTANT: The price is great for the location and amenities becau…
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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
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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