This is the main living area with a couch, chair and TV with Apple TV, Netflix and Hulu!View of the stairs and living room.

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

You've got the basement to yourself.

You'll be sleeping on a nice Restoration Hardware Queen bed. We also have an air mattress and couch if you want for additional guests.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £12
Weekly Discount: 14%


The space

Located in Palo Alto, we're three blocks off University Ave (4 min walk), six block from Caltrain (7min walk) and 6 min drive from the 101. Very convenient Palo Alto location.

We offer the full basement of our house. It has a seperate entrance so you don't even have talk to us if you don't want. You'll be given remote access to the house with your phone (iPhone or Android required) via August Lock where you can access the house at anytime.

We have a beautiful Restoration Hardware queen bed for you to sleep on. We also have an air mattress and couch if you have more than 2 people sleeping over. Please mention this if you're booking as this isn't something we have setup normally.

Fresh sheets and towels for every stay. If you stay longer than a couple days and request a change of sheets or more towels that's fine with us!

Note: Please don't book and expect to show up in 15 minutes. We like at least 24 hours notice to vet people! Also, maximum stay of 14 days.

Guest access

You have a remote kitchen (fridge, micro, Keurig, etc), bathroom with fresh towels, laundry, storage as well as a full seperate entrance.

We have wifi throughout the whole house.

You have access to an Apple TV with tons of movies. You can rent one as well (just leave cash for it). We also have bikes that you can borrow if you need to go for a spin around town though we're located 4 minutes from University Avenue.

If you need a full kitchen just let us know ahead of time and you have full access to our kitchen.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you want. We love to watch movies and you can watch with us upstairs or by yourself downstairs.

I love to hear about startups and love helping people. If you have a startup or project you're working on, please let me know and we'll chat! We've been called Hacker House, Palo Alto Mansion, Stanford Retreat and Palo Alto Manor before. We love to have fun!

The neighbourhood

We are close to everything. Very safe at all hours of the day. My wife walks alone and goes for runs by herself all the time. Tons of parks nearby, one a block away!

Getting around

6 blocks from Caltrain (7 min walk). 4 blocks from restaurants and University Ave (4 min walk). 6 min drive from 101. There is typically parking on the street where you can leave your car 24+ hours. We're about 20-30 min drive from 3 different airports. There is a free shuttle at Caltrain to Stanford University every 15-30 minutes. (it's a 15 min walk from there).

Other things to note

Looking forward to meeting you!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No shoes, No drinking, No Smoking, No drugs, No pets. Showers are required! Be clean. Basement only, you have your own entrance. Respect the house!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

78 Reviews

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Dave User Profile
February 2017
Great place close to Downtown Palo Alto!

Eugene User Profile
December 2016
I stayed at John's place for about a week. What a great place! The description of the unit was very accurate. The unit itself was clean and comfortable. The furniture was top notch, especially the bed and the coach. Lots of amenities for guests. Even though I didn't get to meet John, his communication was great and was very accommodating. I believe he was out of town but still responded very quickly. Would definitely recommend John's place to friends and family.

Ben User Profile
December 2016
This was a great rental! Comfortable, clean, stocked with necessities, and a great location. John, the owner, is very quick to communicate. 5 stars.

Navdeep User Profile
September 2016
I loved our stay here!! John was very accommodative. I loved the little details like the extra toothbrushes in case you forget or the Keurig. Thank goodness for the fan because I can sleep without one. Very clean and friendly. Highly recommend this stay and did I mention it's minutes away from university ave? Score.

Todd User Profile
September 2016
John has a great unit! He's very responsive and check-in was smooth. The unit is clean, private, comfortable, well furnished, and in a perfect location near downtown Palo Alto. Definitely recommend.

Elena User Profile
September 2016
Everything was great. We got support and enjoyed the stay. Felt welcome and enabled to do what we wanted.

Lisa User Profile
September 2016
We enjoyed our stay here! It is a beautiful and comfortable place to wind down after a long day of exploring. The pictures are 100% accurate. I enjoyed sitting on the very comfortable couch, watching Netflix. There are a few rules that he would love you to follow, but nothing that was disappointing. The neighborhood is a perfect location with a lot of options for dining. I did not have the chance to meet John, but he is 100% committed to making your stay a great one such as ours.

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Palo Alto, California, United States · Joined in July 2011
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

I'm an entrepreneur, work at home doing online marketing, pretty chill to get along with. My wife and I love to travel the World while meeting interesting people along the way!

Special note: I met my last cofounder from Airbnb. We launched and sold a startup a year later.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours