4bdrs on University Ave - Stanford

Entire home/flat

9 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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About this listing

It takes you only 3 mins biking to the downtown dining, banking, Pharma store and entertainment, and 10 mins to Stanford university.We have two bikes so that you don't need to worry about the super busy parking issue.The house is a bit old,but neat and clean, fully furnished, and equipped with nice bedding supplies. We hope you find your local home here.

The space

This is a house built in 1916. So that you know it is a bit old, apparently, but still function well and could be a comfortable stay.
Since it's going to be torn down and rebuilt, there are a few 'imperfect' parts about it that we no longer plan to change, for example, 2 lights are no longer functioning due to the wires in the wall, or the bathroom tile has some minor cracks. No major issues to influence your quality of stay, promise. In general, it's still a nice home to stay.
We try our very best to keep it clean and cosy. Yes, we ourselves are heavy Airbnb travelers too. So we are aware of what a traveler care about.
We hire professional cleaners to clean after every guest leave and make sure all bedding sheets and towels are completely clean.
We selected our most favorite coffee so that you'd enjoy your breakfast better.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 20 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee: 80
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 428 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No parties please. We've had some really bad experience having a guest holding a party and making our neighbors fairly upset. We will definitely conduct serious legal approach to terminate and get compensated when it happens again. Based on this common acknowledgement, welcome to our house.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

1 night minimum stay

50 Reviews

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Thomas User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay. The house is over 100 years old and rather quirky in layout and furnishing. We even had a plastic christmas tree in the living room topped with a yamaka in June! Fun gathering place for our family stay at my daughter's wedding. ThanksTao!!!

Jonathan User Profile
May 2017
The house is great of itself and in a very convenient location. Beds were made, had clean towels, etc. Communication could have been better though. I messaged a few days leading up to the stay to find out how to get into the house, as I didn't receive any info yet. Didn't hear anything back, so I called and texted the day before. No answer. Not until we were at the front door when I called again did someone pick up. Tao had a business trip to China so maybe it was bad timing, but I booked the trip months again so would expect info being sent ahead if he knew he would be unreachable. This was the biggest bummer of the experience. There was also pile of trash outside the house that doesn't seem like has been picked up for weeks. Seems like just a bit more attention to the house and bookings would easily make this a 5 star place.

Andre User Profile
May 2017
This is a good large home, with plenty of space, in a great location.

Peter User Profile
May 2017
This was one of my best Airbnb experiences ever. The house of Tao is perfectly located on Palo Altos main street, with a very nice garden in both front and backsinde - house is equipped with everything you need. We were 9 people, easily finding enough space in 6 sleeping opportunities. Interieur is clean and not too fragile. Hundreds of free coffee capsules. Enjoyed every minute we were at Taos place! We'll be back soon ...

Pat User Profile
April 2017
This house is a beauty! There is so much room and though it is centrally located and close to a main street, we did not hear the traffic or people walking by. This is an old house with all the charms but it is also very well preserved and taken care of. Tao is a great host, he was available thru the whole process, as we booked a few months ago for a retreat my organization was having. He is very prompt and helpful. Inside the place has lots of room, and we were able to get into small groups to work and be in different areas of the house without interrupting each other. We enjoyed having our meetings outside while having breakfast or lunch. It is a great place for a retreat! It is a small piece of "forest" in the busy city!

Jc User Profile
April 2017
The place was great and in the perfect location.

Kyle User Profile
April 2017
Great spot in Palo Alto! Clean, comfortable and centrally located.

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Palo Alto, California, United StatesJoined in February 2016
Tao User Profile

We're a family living in Palo Alto. It is an amazing place to visit and live. My wife and I work in tech and venture capital and we love to make friends. We ourselves are very heavy travelers and use Airbnb a lot. We do love the experience of staying at a home instead of a hotel room everywhere we go. And that is also the reason we feel that we understand deeply how our guests may feel and need in their trips, and try our best to fulfill. Take us not just as hosts, we'd like to be friends you meet during your travel. Have a good one.

Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 60%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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