About the property
- Cottage720 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay21 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
A quiet country cottage on a 3+ acre ranch in the Palo Alto neighborhood of Barron Park available for short term rent.
The cottage, located at the end of a private, gated road 3 miles couth of Stanford campus by car, 1 mile by bike or by foot via a paved bike path.
The restored furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with office and small kitchenette is approximately 720 square feet. The stand-alone building is light and airy with lots of windows and skylights. Other amenities include: oak floors, air conditioning, a small patio, TV, internet, telephone, CD player, washer/dryer access and ample parking. Cooking area was just upgraded with granite countertop.
The furniture consists of a double bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables (bedroom); leather couch, 2 chairs, coffee table and dinette in the living/dining area, and an antique roll-top desk. The kitchen area has a sink, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, small frig and new cooktop for light cooking only. 2 WEEK MINIMUM
We also have a larger Studio on the ranch See our VRBO listing #212483
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Keywords: Cottage, silicon valley, mt. view, menlo park, stanford,los altos,short term,furnished,studio,palo alto,peninsula,short term,stanford hospital,veterans hospital,barron park,near stanford
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
I have been a landlord for 33 years My goals are to provide the best possible housing to my tenants
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Owner chose Barron Park
no one can believe such a peaceful place exists in the heart of palo alto and silicon valley so close to stanford at the end of a private road next to a bike trail and palo alto's best park
What makes this Cottage unique
along a private one lane tree canopied road our electric gate opens onto the last remaining ranch in palo alto quiet open space with donkeys, goats, and sheep nearby. and yet el camino just 6/10ths of a mile away
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amazing oasis 15 mins from Stanford
This is a beautiful ranch-like property with a fish pond (containing colorful Japanese koi), a large creek, amazing trees, and even a couple of donkeys -- all hidden behind trees and a gate in the mini-neighborhood called Barron Park, situated between Palo Alto and Mountain View. James (owner and landlord) has made what was once a garage, I think, into an elegant and cozy one bedroom apartment. It's not big, but it is fine for one or two people. The shower is great (no bathtub), and the bed is small but comfortable. If you love to cook, you might find the electric stove, medium-sized fridge, and lack of a dishwasher or oven a bit tricky (although there is a large-ish toaster oven and a microwave). There isn't any storage space, although James will put away suitcases or boxes for you if you ask. However, there is a big TV and even a Playstation (which you can use to play DVDs or use Netflix etc.), plus free laundry on the premises. James is a great person -- very easygoing -- and although the cottage is not cheap by any measure, it's actually a decent deal in the absurd rental market that is Palo Alto (thanks to Facebook, Google, and other Silicon Valley bandits who make money by selling your personal information to advertisers and god knows who else). Someone named Sarah runs the rental for James, but we never saw her and only ever communicated with her through the HomeAway interface. We find Palo Alto obnoxiously posh and privileged, but we loved our time at this hidden cottage and highly recommend it if you must go to that part of the Bay Area.
This Charming Cottage was the perfect fit for our stay in Palo Alto. We stayed in the cottage for almost 2 months and found it to be equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Having the ability to walk into the park and stroll around the grounds made it perfect for a long stay! Sometimes I could hear the donkeys from the cottage:) Thanks to James for being a wonderful host and to Sarah for handling our stay so efficiently:)
A wonderful retreat atmosphere!
My husband and I stayed here in August and were very happy with the sense of retreat and isolation from the hub-bub that is Palo Alto. I don't want to repeat what others have said about it so I will say that the cottage is definitely not fancy and you can't cook a complete meal in the kitchen, but it is peaceful and had a fabulous feel. We were a little nervous about the bed which is just a double, but to our pleasant surprise, it was extremely comfortable. The owner, James, is lovely and very willing to accommodate. The property is funky cool and I always looked forward to returning to the cottage after a day visiting relatives in the area. The walking/biking path adjacent to the property was wonderful for after dinner walks, and our granddaughter, who goes to Gunn High School at the end of the path, was able to walk over to the cottage after school. Our 11 year old grandson enjoyed exploring the property and watching the koi in the pond. Fun!
I'm sure there are other properties for rent that are more modern with newer furnishings, but this was perfect for us and I don't think I'd choose to stay elsewhere in Palo Alto.
Fantastic 1 bedroom cottage
I rented this cottage sight-unseen from Canada. The photos and videos really do capture the place very well. I loved driving down the semi-private road, passing the goat, the hens and the roosters, and opening the wooden gate into a private landscape with beautiful old pepper trees, palm trees, cacti and several antique artifacts around the property (notably wheelbarrows). The koi pond is a great place to bliss out and it's kind of cool to spy across the arrollo/dike into the donkey pasture when they're grazing around the back of the property. Overall, the vibe is expansive and peaceful.
Entering the cottage is just like coming into a decompression chamber - it's like a northern cabin/cottage with warm wood panelling, with some areas painted white. The kitchen is small so perhaps not for the ultra cheffy-chef-must-have-major-kitchen-foodie-counter-space (but if you are one of those, why not chill out and take a bite into a 'relax' kind of attitude prevalent in these parts...)
I found it the ideal place to read, write my book, and do some paintings. A lot of people asked to me rhyme off all the major places I went to visit on my down-time while working in Palo Alto and the reality is that I didn't rack up the mileage traipsing around too much because I was wound-up and found it entirely pleasing to my spirit to just 'come home to the cottage' though I did enjoy checking out Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Russian River, and Half Moon Bay - all manageable drives from here.
The property owner is cool and I always found him very responsive whenever I had a question. I will certainly stay here again, should I have the opportunity to return, and I will recommend it to friends and family. And, really, do yourself a favour: you should stay here too.
peaceful oasis close to everything
My parents have stayed here several times when visiting, and love the peace and quiet, ability to go for a nice walk in the park right out the door of the cottage (and see the donkeys), and how close it is to California Ave with all its restaurants etc. Highly recommended!
I was in Palo Alto on bus...
I was in Palo Alto on business and the cottage in Barron Park was just so perfect that I wished I could have spent my days lying on the hammock or walking the neighborhood. The property is very serene, impeccably maintained and extremely quiet. Between the silence and the very comfortable bed I don't recall sleeping so well in a very long time. Highly recommended.
in Palo Alto one mile from Stanford in the brain of Silicon Valley