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Come relax on the porch...

Come relax on the porch... Cute, clean and well equipped! The living room perfect fro a cup of tea or a cat nap... A beautiful dining area just off the kitchen (two additional chairs are avail.) Relax in the master bedroom (Q) overlooking the garden... Pretty in Pink! Full size bed, garden view! This room has two twin beds and a lovely view of the patio. A light and sunny full bath (there is an outdoor shower too.) A secret garden along the side yard... Come relax under the arbor and listen to the fountain... A large fenced in yard, perfect for a game of bocce ball or soccer! The blue room is perfect for relaxing, or catching up on work. Sofa bed included Beautiful and fragrant flowers surround you...

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Last updated: 03/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Menlo Park house description

The house is beautifully and comfortably appointed and includes three bedrooms (1Q, 1F and 2 Twins) plus a pull out queen size sofa and can easily accommodate 6 to 8. There is one full bath as well as an outdoor private shower in the garden. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the indoor dining room seats six. Outdoors you can enjoy an arbor covered patio with a fountain, comfortable conversation area and large teak dining table. Climb to the treehouse and enjoy a glass of wine in an old oak or play Ping, pong, mini-pool or a game of bocce ball! This is a perfect retreat for a couple (or two) or a family to relax and enjoy!

Location, Location, Location! Walking or easy biking distance to Stanford, Palo Alto & the Sand Hill Road venture capital corridor. By car, the house is only 5 minutes from Hwy 280. You can take the train from SFO airport. BART directly from SFO to Millbrae Caltrain station (about 15 min, $4.00); train to Menlo Park (under 30 minutes, $4.25); and the house is right down Santa Cruz Ave from the station (20-minute brisk walk or very short taxi ride). Less than 30 minutes’ drive from both San Francisco & San Jose airports, barring traffic problems.
The walking distance to mid-campus is 1.9 miles, 37 minutes. Walking distance to Stanford Hospital or clinics is 1.2 miles or 23 minutes. The Golf Course is very near.


Cancellation policy: A written cancellation must be received and confirmed 30 full days prior to 10:00 AM local time on the day of check in. If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the deposit is non-refundable. See individual contract for cancellation policy for your particular situation as it may vary from this general policy.



Keywords: Charming home located in West Menlo Park on a very quiet tree-lined street. Walking distance to Stanford campus and shopping center, and other conveniences. Biking, hiking, and running trails all easily accessible for your enjoyment.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Absolutely. The house is a single story and there are many children in the neighborhood. We even have a treehouse!...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We love all animals but will only consider small dogs with an additional deposit. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking on property inside or out....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years of age...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Garage
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Home situated on a quiet tree-lined neighborhood street. Perfect for children to bike and scooter or to take an evening stroll. Very safe and secluded. Property is filled with beautiful trees including California Live Oak, Tulip Magnolia, Red Bud, and Birch. A white picket fence lines the front yard and a redwood fence encloses the rest. Extremely private backyard. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Game Console

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo:

                    Covers the back patio providing ample shade while allowing the blue sky to show through!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Fabulous Menlo Park home

                    Fabulous Menlo Park home

                    • Guest crystalh (Singapore)
                    • Date of stay 07/06/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/24/13
                    This summer, my family stayed at this lovely home and wished we could have stayed longer! The house is delightful not only because of ammenities like a great backyard and outdoor dining area, but also because of the friendly neighborhood. My kids were out playing and riding bikes (made available by Faith) the moment we arrived. Neighbors were waiving and smiling as we hung out on these quiet, tree-lined streets. The kitchen was easy to maneuver and while I'm no great chef, easy to really cook and we even entertained. The only downside is that there is only one bathroom to serve the guests of 3 lovely bedrooms. But we acclimated to that quite quickly. This is a GREAT house, a perfect neighborhood. It is minutes from Stanford, downtown Menlo and the Stanford mall. Faith was also delightful. She made sure our stay was wonderful. Don't hesitate!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                  • Stanford Graduation week

                    Stanford Graduation week

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 06/12/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                    What a wonderful home base for our family as we celebrated our daughter's graduation from Stanford. Faith was such a generous hostess, her home is beautifully done and yet so very comfortable! The yard is a dream, we ate nightly on the patio and spent much our down time relaxing in this garden oasis. The neighborhood is so quiet, this home was a perfect place for us to all relax after the days activities. Faith does such an amazing job at putting you at ease when you arrive and was able to answer all of our questions so completely we felt at home in a unfamiliar area. I would absolutely recommend this HOME to anyone who is visiting the area. We told Faith that if we were to come back we would ask her first. This is our highest praise!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                  • Family week at Stanford

                    Family week at Stanford

                    • Guest Maleia (Omaha)
                    • Date of stay 03/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    We quickly became right at home in this wonderful jewel. The house was clean, decorated beautifully, and easy for our crawling 10 month old and 3 year old daughters. The backyard provided not only a calming place for eating, but a safe exploration zone for them as well. We briefly met the owner and she immediately ensured we were welcome with child-safe foods and brownie bites as well. My husband walked to Stanford daily quite easily and we often accompanied him through the neighborhood by foot and stroller. It is a quiet neighborhood with families and great for exploring. We hope to book again next year!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                  • A Wonderful Month in Menlo Park

                    A Wonderful Month in Menlo Park

                    • Guest Tamar (Israel)
                    • Date of stay 06/29/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/27/12
                    My family (two adults and two small children) spent an entire month at Faith’s home over the summer of 2012 and had the most wonderful time. She was there to greet us upon our arrival and the house was sparkling clean and ready for moving in. The home is well kept and beautifully decorated, and we felt right at home throughout our stay. There was ample closet space, plenty of towels and linens and some goodies in the kitchen and pantry. The house has a great flat screen TV and she even subscribed to children’s channels at our request. Faith had instructions for how to use every kitchen appliance and basic maintenance of the home (garbage collection, mail, etc.) in her absence. The garden out back is like something out of a magazine with strawberry patches, blueberry bushes, lemon trees and amazing assortment of flowers. Most importantly, Faith was a gracious host, extremely understanding and very responsive to our needs and in answering even the most mundane questions for a family new to the Menlo Park area. The neighborhood itself is quiet and close knit, yet very close to downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto. But the house with the white picket fence stands out as something special. We have every intention of staying again at Faith’s house should we return to the Menlo Park area and recommend it to anyone considering staying there.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                  • Stanford Graduate Family

                    Stanford Graduate Family

                    • Guest Wisconsonite (Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI.)
                    • Date of stay 06/14/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/02/12
                    Our family was anticipating our visit to the Bay area for our daughter's graduation from Stanford for 4 years! We couldn't have chosen a better home for our stay! Every aspect of the home was absolutely perfect for us. The gardens are thriving and lush & the patio was our favorite place to congregate after a busy day on campus. The owner went above and beyond to make us feel at home! I would recommend this home to anyone visiting the Bay area. THANK YOU!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

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                  • Great Weekend

                    Great Weekend

                    • Guest WeekendRide (San Francisco, CA)
                    • Date of stay 03/08/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/31/12
                    A group of us regathered in the area after years away for a long weekend to enjoy riding our old routes in the area. The house was perfectly located for our purposes, and offered a very pleasant base for relaxation after our adventures. The owner was very organized, professional, and gracious. The deposit was returned promptly. Highly recommended.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                  • A satifying experience for our vacation rental

                    A satifying experience for our vacation rental

                    • Guest Oli (Hong Kong)
                    • Date of stay 01/22/12
                    • Review Submitted 02/21/12
                    We had a great experience staying in this cozy and beautiful rental home during our vacation in U.S. The neigbourhood is also quite and beautiful. We would definitely recommend to our friends. Monica Qin

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children.

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                  • want this house...

                    want this house...

                    • Guest J. (Berkeley)
                    • Date of stay 09/15/11
                    • Review Submitted 11/26/11
                    4 of us stayed in this house for a week. It is such a charming house! At the end of the stay, we very much felt like we were at home. This was a business trip for us, but it was quite convenient location, for example, to go to Stanford Univ. I certainly would like to come back again!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                  • What a beautiful home!!!!

                    What a beautiful home!!!!

                    • Guest Stanford fan (Phoenix, AZ)
                    • Date of stay 11/10/11
                    • Review Submitted 11/15/11
                    6 of my friends and I stayed at this wonderful home for the weekend of the Stanford/Oregon football game from 11/10-11/13. The location couldn't be more perfect for anything Stanford or mid-peninsula. Stanford's campus is close enough to walk if you so desire. Groceries, upscale shopping, restaurants/bars, and access to I-280 are all within a 5 minute drive. The home itself is absolutely charming. The pictures do not do it justice. We particularly enjoyed the back patio where we cooked out and had dinner on our first night. The neighborhood is equally charming. We were so impressed with it that we looked at a listing of a home that is for sale a couple of doors down to see if we could swing it! Our host couldn't have been more accommodating. She's very professional, very nice, and she made the arrangements very easy and comfortable. The house was very clean and very well maintained. I would recommend this house to friends/relatives without hesitation.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                  • Great town, great house, great owner

                    Great town, great house, great owner

                    • Guest Mick (London, England)
                    • Date of stay 08/03/11
                    • Review Submitted 08/18/11
                    So it depends what you are looking for, but for me and for my family, Faith's house was the perfect base for two weeks in the Valley, combining work and holiday. West Menlo Park is a lovely area and the house is seconds from Sand Hill Road, so very convenient for US 280, Stanford and the heart of Silicon Valley. Despite that the area has a quiet and peaceful family-oriented atmosphere and it s a short drive to downtown Menlo Park. The house is lovely and feels more like a home than a rental property. It has a lovely garden, a great patio and all the facilities we needed. Faith is a bonus, she was the perfect host, helpful but unobtrusive, and she was very patient with us when we had some difficulties finalising our booking. We'll be back.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $385
                  $2,625

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                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  50% of rent, plus deposit, due at time of reservation. Balance of rent and cleaning fee due 30 days prior to check in.

                  Cancellations received prior to 30 days before check-in receive 100% refund of rental deposit. Cancellations received within 30 days of reservations forfeit 100% of rental deposit. See terms of contract for further details; contract cancellation policy is final.


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                  Last updated: 03/24/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I have lived in the area with my family for many years. We choose our home because of the people, the weather, and the neighborhood charm. We have a magnificent large yard with citrus, herbs and flowers galore! I love beautiful surroundings and this, I assure you, is a beautiful home full of lovely pleasures and treasures. There are little treasures like the heart shaped vines and the mermaid fountain - it's a magical place where you will feel relaxed and pampered.

                  Why the Owner Chose Menlo Park:
                  We chose our home because of the location, the weather, and the neighborhood charm. The weather is ideal here. We sit in a little microclimate that resembles the Mediterranean. Did I mention the shopping? The Stanford Shopping Center is a ten minute walk and a two minute drive. Hiking? Biking? Skyline is a cyclist' s dream and we are very close to several preserves with trails. And you are only 40 minutes from Half Moon Bay, and and hour and a half from Carmel. The house is equal distance from the San Francisco and San Jose airports at 40 minutes. We are across the street a from the Stanford golf course and 10 minutes by car or bike from downtown Palo Alto.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  There is a a treehouse which adults can refer to as the 'wine bar.' it is high up in a 100 year old Live Oak. The backyard patio is nestled under a large arbor with lots of comfortable seating for you and your family to enjoy. There are arches down the side of the house lined with jasmine. A cobalt blue canoe decorates the garden. The lawn is large, green and flat, perfect for Bocci, Croquet, or Soccer!


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                  Photos

                  • Come relax on the porch...

                    Come relax on the porch...

                  • Cute, clean and well equipped!

                    Cute, clean and well equipped!

                  • A beautiful dining area just off the kitchen (two additional chairs are avail.)

                    A beautiful dining area just off the kitchen (two additional chairs are avail.)

                  • Pretty in Pink! Full size bed, garden view!

                    Pretty in Pink! Full size bed, garden view!

                  • A light and sunny full bath (there is an outdoor shower too.)

                    A light and sunny full bath (there is an outdoor shower too.)

                  • Come relax under the arbor and listen to the fountain...

                    Come relax under the arbor and listen to the fountain...

                  • The blue room is perfect for relaxing, or catching up on work. Sofa bed included

                    The blue room is perfect for relaxing, or catching up on work. Sofa bed included

                  • The living room perfect fro a cup of tea or a cat nap...

                    The living room perfect fro a cup of tea or a cat nap...

                  • Relax in the master bedroom (Q) overlooking the garden...

                    Relax in the master bedroom (Q) overlooking the garden...

                  • This room has two twin beds and a lovely view of the patio.

                    This room has two twin beds and a lovely view of the patio.

                  • A secret garden along the side yard...

                    A secret garden along the side yard...

                  • A large fenced in yard, perfect for a game of bocce ball or soccer!

                    A large fenced in yard, perfect for a game of bocce ball or soccer!

                  • Beautiful and fragrant flowers surround you...

                    Beautiful and fragrant flowers surround you...

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

                  $385 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 03/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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