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The Palo Alto Treehouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located in an exclusive Palo Alto neighborhood, our home shares a fence with the HP garage, a private museum and national landmark that is the "birthplace of Silicon Valley". We are a 5-minute walk to University Avenue and a 5-minute drive to Stanford University. This home is perfect for tech execs, visiting Stanford families or travelers who want to enjoy the Bay Area. Our family has lived in Palo Alto since the 1940s, so we can answer just about any question to make your stay more enjoyable.

This home is on the ground floor of a three-story Professorville home. We're surrounded by beautiful homes on tree-lined streets (a walker's paradise). We offer private driveway parking. Because you can walk to University Avenue, there are no parking or permit hassles. In our neighborhood you'll find cafes, boutiques, wine bars, the best restaurants and indie/vintage movie theaters. Major tech companies and Sandhill Road are minutes away.

The entire house was remodeled in 2017, with new furniture throughout. There are three bedrooms (1 queen and 3 doubles, sleeping a total of 8). All have Casper mattresses. (If you haven't heard of them before, trust us when we say you'll have a great night's sleep). There is a fireplace in the livingroom, a wetbar with wine fridge, a private deck with Adirondack chairs and chaise lounges, and a fully-stocked kitchen. (I was a chef in New York City--so if you need something exotic, I'm bound to have it.) There's also a washer/dryer and access to our electric car charger. We've published a 24-page full-color guide book with restaurant reviews (including kid-friendly spots), a must-have map for travelers' necessities, and a list of things to do in Palo Alto. We'll tell you everything you need to know, from the best places to hike, activities for art lovers or artists, farmers' markets, nearby parks, where to find a great dry cleaner or who brews the best cup of coffee.

Professorville is a registered historic district in Palo Alto. Here you'll find homes that were built by Stanford University professors starting in the 1890s. Today it is home to some of the world's biggest tech executives. Over our fence line is the historic HP garage. You'll see more of this private museum from your bedroom window than anyone outside this gated property.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


University South Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Palo Alto Treehouse
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

The house was very nice and clean and perfectly located in Palo Alto

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay and want to thank the hosts for being so welcoming and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Beautifully furnished in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

My family of five loved our stay at the Palo Alto Treehouse. The location is very convenient to downtown Palo Alto and to Stanford. The owners are very responsive and helpful. There was plenty of room for us including three children, two of whom are teenagers. The bedding was very comfortable and the furnishing as pictured.

We'd definitely stay again when our travels take us to Palo Alto!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate home that sits in a perfect location. Hosts were responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Cozy Home Away From Home

  • 4 of 5

My family had an enjoyable stay here while our own home in town was hosting an open house. The Treehouse is intimate and well-situated for a walk to downtown Palo Alto, one of our absolute favorite places! Jacob was super friendly and very responsive to any questions we had, although we unfortunately never had the chance to meet Lisa. The kitchen was well-stocked, the bedrooms were well-appointed, and we appreciated the use of the washer and dryer during our stay. Admittedly, there were times we could hear some noise from upstairs, and the living room windows looking right out onto the street took a little getting used to. However, those were small issues - we definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for a convenient, comfortable place in the Palo Alto/Stanford area!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for Stanford reunion with several friends. Very clean, modern, and comfortable. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Fantastic experience in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 4 nt stay and loved it. The owners did a great job finishing the space and decorating it as well. Everything you need is in the rental or just a couple blocks away. The owners were very pleasant and wonderful hosts. Will definitely come back again for the location, the quality of the unit and the owners all made it an A+ for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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