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John 'Scott' McLeod

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Fully-furnished, Contemporary Home In Quiet, Secure Area Of Menlo Park.

10 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 21 nights

Overview

The Willows House Rental Photos and Description

One Bedroom, One And A Half Bath, Kitchen, And Dining And Study/Living Rooms.

As one renter said: 'My husband and I have stayed in many VRBO residences all over the world...but this one was exceptional. It is first and foremost a home. We loved the contemporary layout, the ease of access to the freeway, the beautiful garden that we could gaze at during our breakfast and the deck area where we could have a BBQ dinner and enjoy the lovely flowers. The home has a cooks kitchen and great dining area. Then there is a relaxing and cozy living room with as wonderful, large sofa. But the most amazing piece was the super comfortable 'sleep number' bed! This home is a beautiful haven in a busy world.'

Another renter said: 'The house met our needs perfectly. It has a welcoming, family feel to it. It is comfortable and well kept up. The kitchen is well-equipped. The satellite TV package carries more channels than one could wish for. The house has WiFi, which enabled us to conduct business from long-distance. The backyard is private and meticulously cared for. It is a pleasant place to spend time or to view from inside the house through glass doors. A morning newspaper was even part of the deal.'

And another renter put it this way: 'The house was beyond our expectations, and all the amenities of a true home are available. The house is well-appointed, with a great variety of books and music on discs. The nearby market and the coffee and doughnut shop were mandatory stops on my morning walks in the neighborhood.'

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
John 'Scott' McLeod (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About John 'Scott' McLeod

My career was in education. I was headmaster of two schools for 30 years. When I retired, I moved to Palo Alto to be close to my two daughters and their families.

The picture is of me and my daughter Stephanie, who is General Manager of the Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto. She would be the main contact person for renters staying in my home.

John 'Scott' McLeod purchased this house in 2009

Why John 'Scott' McLeod chose Menlo Park

Proximity to Stanford, weather, college town, major shopping center, and quiet and secure property all make this a remarkable and appealing location.

What makes this house unique

Modern design and excellent condition of home, secure and quiet location, outside deck and attractive lawn, and easy access to 101 are among the many benefits of staying in my home.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Fully-furnished, Contemporary Home In Quiet, Secure Area Of Menlo Park.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful home in quiet Menlo Park neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 3 weeks in this wonderful home to celebrate the birth of our new granddaughter. There was plenty of room to relax and the open kitchen next to the dining room was great for preparing meals and enjoying views of the well-maintained backyard. We especially enjoyed the hummingbirds dining on the feeder hung outside the sliding glass door. The living room with big screen TV and lots of channels is great plus the comfy reclining chair is just what the doctored ordered after a long day. The large, comfortable bed with adjustable comfort settings provided a good night's sleep. Would definitely recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park
5

Perfect for family visit!

  • 5 of 5

The grandparents stayed 3 wonderful weeks in this great home. The fully equipped open kitchen next to the dining room with large table for dining with the full family worked very well. From the dining room you have direct access via the large sliding door into the very well maintained garden. Nice grass for the grandchildren and beautiful flowers attracting the hummingbirds; wonderful to watch from the outside furniture on the deck. The very comfortable bed (with adjustable comfort level) provided exceptional sleep: inside it is very quiet. There is also a comfortable living room, with great books and large screen TV. This lovely home feels "home" and it shows Scott is taking great care of his place. Would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barnegat Light NJ
5

A Gem in Menlo Park

  • 5 of 5

We spent three months at this lovely home this winter to be near our daughter and her family, and we plan to be back next year. It's a very comfortable home and has all the amenities that you could want. The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking, and the large dining room table comfortably seated our dinner guests. The beautiful back yard was filled with flowers and the songs of birds, and we kept the sliding screen door open to enjoy it most days. We ate some meals outside on the deck and enjoyed family games in the generous yard. Inside the house there is a comfortable living room and large screen TV and a bedroom with the world's most comfortable bed and yet another large screen TV. The neighborhood is quiet and you can take a 1/2 mile walk to a terrific neighborhood coffee house, the Zoe Cafe, for coffee and goodies. Go one mile further to the center of Palo Alto for lunch. The owner and his family that manages the home for renters are wonderful people and easy to contact with questions. You will not be disappointed with this rental!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitesburg, Kentucky/Appalachia
5

Perfect place for my family visit

  • 5 of 5

This home provided the best location for my month long stay in Menlo Park to welcome a new grandbaby and visit with my young family. The house was well appointed, books, music, and welcome treats Scott provided added to the comfortable feeling throughout my stay in the quiet space and lovely relaxing yard.

I was able to assume grandmother duties nearby and retreat to "my home" to refresh my energy.

The nearby market and the coffee and doughnut shop were mandatory stops on my morning walks in the neighborhood. The garden is lovely and the fragrance of the citrus trees and roses were an added incentive to call me to return on my next visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay

We had a wonderful time

The house is very comfortable and is close to both Palo Alto downtown and Menlo Park with an easy access to 101 if you want to go to San Francisco

Scott is very accommodating and we really felt at home

We will definitely cone back on our next visit

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Singapore
5

Idyllic haven in a busy world!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in many VRBO residences all over the world… but this one was exceptional. It is first and foremost a home. And we stayed for about a month and at the end were sad to leave. We loved the contemporary layout, the ease of access to the freeway, the beautiful garden that we could gaze at during our breakfast and the deck area that we could have a BBQ dinner and enjoy the beautiful flowers.

The home has a cooks kitchen and great dining area. Then there is a relaxing and cozy living room with a wonderful and comfortable sofa. But the most amazing piece was the super comfortable "sleep number" bed!

A beautiful, comfortable and relaxing haven in a busy world.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose, CA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Menlo Park, CA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Palo Alto, CA
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Menlo Park, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Menlo Park, CA
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Half Moon Bay, CA
Car: recommended

My home is close to Stanford University (5 mi.), Palo Alto (4 mi.), and downtown Menlo Park (2.5 mi.) Menlo Park and Palo Alto are attractive, easy-to-navigate college towns with fine restaurants, multiple coffee shops, sports bars, boutique shopping, and movie theaters.

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Rates & Availability

The Willows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
21 night minimum stay
$190
$5,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Super Bowl Week, seven nights, Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, $3,500

Security deposit of $500

Reservation deposit of $1,000 per month

Nightly rate for six weeks or longer: $150



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Amenities

The Willows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Sleep Number king mattress, full-length, sliding door mirror on closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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