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Best location in Palo Alto. 2 blocks to University Ave, Stanford, and Caltrain.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 21 nights


About the property

2 BD/1 BA Flat. Walk everywhere.

My 800 square-foot condo is part of a 4-unit building in downtown Palo Alto. It's cozy, tastefully decorated, and full of light. One bedroom has a queen bed and the second a day bed that can be used as one or two twin beds or a full size bed.

There is high speed wifi internet and a large tv with cable, including HBO. Keurig coffee maker and washer/dryer are some of the comforts of home that are available.

Clean towels will be provided and both beds will be made up with fresh linens.

My home is in an area with lots of restaurants and a few bars, but it is unusual to hear any noise from people on the street. You can sometimes hear Caltrain, but it is not bothersome and the transportation option close by is a huge benefit.

Parking available in a detached garage for one car and a tandem space for a second car.

Please note that a 14% charge will be added for all stays less than 30 days to cover the Palo Alto Transient Occupancy Tax.

More Details

Laurie Gagne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Laurie Gagne

I moved to the Bay Area in 2008. This is the longest I've lived anywhere and I'm not planning on going anywhere for a while.

Laurie Gagne purchased this condo in 2009

Why Laurie Gagne chose Downtown North

I remodeled this condo in 2014 with the intention of living there for a long time. Then I took a job in Berkeley, which was causing me to spend 3 hours commuting everyday. I tried it for a few months, but it was too hard. I moved to San Francisco and I love it, but I still miss this great spot in Palo Alto. The location can't be beat.


Car: not necessary


Downtown North Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed convert to two twin beds or a full size bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Best location in Palo Alto. 2 blocks to University Ave, Stanford, and Caltrain.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great location and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this apartment for a month while I was based at Stanford and were very happy with our choice. This is a great location and I dare say you could even get by without a car if you didn't have one as food, restaurants, public transport and the university are all within walking distance. The apartment itself is comfortable and well-equipped. A+!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, clean and close to town!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so happy that we found this place! A very nice lady owner and has set up her vacation rental very well. The two bedroom unit came in handy as I tend to snore and my wife liked the fact that she was able to have her very own bedroom:-) It was a little challenging getting up the stairs with full suite cases but the apartment is very quite and equipped with everything one needs for a relaxing stay. Close to Stanford Hospital is another plus! Two blocks from downtown Palo Alto made it easy to go into town for meals. We will definitely look this place up when we come back to Palo Alto!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed our stay at this condo. The manager was great to work with, answering any questions we had immediately. It is a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location & perfect accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This 2BR apartment was just perfect for my brother and me while we were in town to visit our cousin. Each night we walked to fabulous restaurants even though we had a rental car. There is even a Whole Foods just a couple of blocks away which was very handy for snacks and small meals to prep in the fully loaded kitchen. As for that rental car - no parking problem - we had our own GARAGE and opener. The neighborhood is quiet and we always felt safe. No doubts - we will use this location again! And big thanks to Laurie for her personal touch to ensure we had everything we needed.

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  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at Laurie's home in Palo Alto. My wife, daughter and I were in town for a conference at Stanford and the location of the place was perfect-- I could walk to the conference center in the day and then in the evenings we could all walk to hundreds of restaurants in downtown Palo Alto. It is also convenient to parks and shops in downtown Palo Alto which my wife and daughter liked during the day. The home is clean, modern (with an updated kitchen) and comfortable. Laurie was a delight to work with and went out of her way to make the stay exceptional for us. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place in the heart of Palo Alto

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment with our four month old daughter and could have imagined a better place. It is clean and quiet, has a well-equipped kitchen, and is located in a safe residential area. University Avenue with shops and restaurants is just two minutes away. The train station, a WholeFoods, many restaurants and the campus of Stanford University are all within walking distance. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59

City tax not required for stays of 31+ days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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