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Cozy Garden Cottage in Menlo Park

4.83(104 reviews)SuperhostMenlo Park, California, United States
Entire guest house hosted by Amanda
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
My Menlo Park cottage is well-loved by Airbnb guests from around the world. With a mini-kitchen, it's suitable for longer stays, ideal for 1-2 guests, and walking distance from West Menlo Park shops and restaurants. It has a private entrance and is nestled next to a beautiful garden. It’s equipped with basic kitchen amenities (coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hot plate, toaster oven and dishes). For those traveling for work, there is a desk with a swivel chair, keyboard and monitor.

The space
You will enjoy the cozy, serene setting of this garden studio, which is located walking distance from West Menlo Park shops and restaurants, and less than 10 minutes drive/bike ride from Stanford, Sand Hill Road, downtown Menlo Park and the Caltrain station.

It has a private entrance and is nestled next to a beautifully landscaped garden. It's stylishly furnished and equipped with a comfortable queen bed, a couch/office area, and basic kitchen amenities (microwave, refrigerator, hot plate, toaster oven, kitchen sink and dishes). The couch can convert to full bed for an overnight guest- however it would be too crowded to use the sofa like this on an ongoing basis.

When you're not inside the studio, enjoy the garden area (shared), complete with a BBQ and an inviting outdoor living space. During your stay, try to take a walk/jog through Atherton, a bike ride to Woodside and/or experience the shopping at Stanford Shopping Center.

The best local restaurant options, walking distance, are top-rated Flea Street Cafe and casual Lulu's (Mexican). In case you need wine, groceries or a good cup of coffee during your stay, there is also a convenient market located steps away. They even carry local Napa wines and most random necessities!

Menlo Park is conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose. My house is closest to the 280 freeway (less traffic into the City) and a few minutes from Stanford. Half Moon Bay is approx 30-45 minutes away by car. I look forward to welcoming you to all of the charm that Menlo Park has to offer!

Guest access
The cottage is completely private with its own entrance and no shared walls with the main house. Right next to the cottage is a garden with a shared outdoor patio area, including a BBQ. Guests have full access to the garden! For long term guests, I provide cleaning once per month and bedding and towels would be washed during that cleaning.

Other things to note
Menlo Park is about 10 minutes away from Stanford and close enough to bike there. The Caltrain is easily accessible by bike, but a bit far to walk (about 45 minutes). Uber/Lyft also service the area... but most of my guests rent a car if they wish to go further than Stanford or the Caltrain station. The cottage is a converted garage with AC and a floor heater but no central heat/AC. Because the weather is so mild in this area of California, guests typically don't get too hot or too cold.

I typically provide a starter-kit with coffee, a few rolls of toilet paper, some paper towels etc but we expect the guests to replenish supplies as needed.
My Menlo Park cottage is well-loved by Airbnb guests from around the world. With a mini-kitchen, it's suitable for longer stays, ideal for 1-2 guests, and walking distance from West Menlo Park shops and restaurants. It has a private entrance and is nestled next to a beautiful garden. It’s equipped with basic kitchen amenities (coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hot plate, toaster oven and dishes). For those trave… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

TV
Wifi
Air conditioning
Babysitter recommendations
Kitchen
Travel cot
Room-darkening shades
Free on-street parking
Indoor fireplace
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Menlo Park, California, United States

Hosted by Amanda

Joined in December 2012
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I am an experienced Airbnb host and enjoy welcoming visitors from around the world! I've traveled extensively and lived abroad, but California is my home! Hosting on Airbnb is good for the soul, and I take pride in helping my guests maximize their California experience. We do everything we can to personalize the service for you, as we firmly believe that staying in someone's home in a nice neighborhood beats a hotel hands-down ;) You can count on a well-stocked home with coffee, milk and all of the basic necessities! In addition to renting my own home, and a few of my friends' homes, I am very involved in the Airbnb community and have found that by working together, we can provide the best experience for our guests and apply tips/conveniences and innovations to multiple properties. In case you're looking for other options, here are my listings: Cottage – Menlo Park https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/915110 Cottage – Willow Glen https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1175047 1 bedroom - Woodside https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10685138 3 Bedroom - Woodside https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9652343 3 Bedr, 2 1/2 Bath - Woodside https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23436796 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath - Atherton https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/30253644
I am an experienced Airbnb host and enjoy welcoming visitors from around the world! I've traveled extensively and lived abroad, but California is my home! Hosting on Airbnb is good…
During your stay
My team and I are here if you need anything, including travel / restaurant tips, shopping recommendations, or of course if any questions about the cottage. The main house and garden cottage have shared access to the garden atea.

I also provide cleaning once per month.
My team and I are here if you need anything, including travel / restaurant tips, shopping recommendations, or of course if any questions about the cottage. The main house and gard…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 16:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £215
Cancellation policy