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Iris House: Sky room in dwntn Palo Alto/Stanford

SuperhostPalo Alto, California, United States
Private room in house hosted by Carina
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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Amazing location five blocks from University Ave and the bustling activity in downtown Palo Alto. An easy 20min stroll or 10min bike ride gets you on Stanford campus. Charming, safe and peaceful oasis in a quiet residential neighborhood. Iris House is a painted lady Victorian with beautiful gardens and colorful artwork. This light-filled room has modern amenities & super comfy bed.

Wonderful retreat for most, but please read our house guidelines to see if it is right for your needs.

The space
Downtown Palo Alto is a lively hub of restaurants, shops, theaters, cafes, boutiques, high tech start-ups and venture capital offices. With a Caltrain station and lots of bus routes, it is easily accessible and and a convenient launch pad for local exploration. Stanford University is right next door, with all of its programs, research facilities, museums, hospitals and amazing resources. Stanford Shopping Center is a browser/buyer’s paradise and there are other commercial areas in walking distance. The whole area is a walker/bicyclist’s dream, with quiet tree-lined streets and lots to see/do.

Our Iris House is a charming remodeled painted lady Victorian in downtown Palo Alto five blocks from University Avenue and a quick mile from Stanford University. Recently totally remodeled, it combines charm and color with modern conveniences and comfortable details. The gardens are full of irises, restful seating, and wonderful scents. There are stained glass iris accents throughout, the guest areas are welcoming, and the rooms are airy and peaceful.

It is a very quiet residential neighborhood with sidewalks and white picket fences and neighbors who know each other. Safe and peaceful.

Our Sky Room, is a room to dream in! Light and airy, with large windows facing both East and West. It is an upstairs room feels that feels like a tower haven. Double bed has a brand new Sealy posturpedic mattress. Lots of drawers and storage space. Freshly painted and decorated with original art, the room is stocked with a library about Palo Alto, the birthplace of Silicon Valley. If you need it, the room has lots of storage - six very large drawers one small closet. The bathroom next door is shared with another guest room, but there are two other bathrooms in the house and therefore no conflicts.

This room is ideal for most stays, but please look at my other rooms to make sure it is the perfect fit for you:

"Iris House: Garden room - dwntn Palo Alto/Stanford" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2632537
"Iris House Cozy room in dwntn Palo Alto & Stanford" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1364787
"Iris House: Sky room in dwntn Palo Alto/Stanford" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4378059
"Iris House Peaceful Oasis dwntn Palo Alto/Stanford" - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7853486

Check them out for more pictures (and to consider all options :-)

Note: We have cameras in the public areas for our mutual protection.

Guest access
We have three outdoor seating areas surrounded by a colorful native and drought-tolerant garden for the guests to enjoy. Guests are also welcome to lounge in the living room with couches, piano, and friendly dog companion. The porch rockers and a comfy yard swing are other favorite hang-outs.

Very limited kitchen access (guest coffee/tea area with fruits and treats plus a guest fridge and microwave) unless otherwise arranged.

Bike rental (with helmet and lock) and laundry services available for an additional charge upon request.

I can arrange laundry for $5/load and there are irons available for guests.

I can also arrange for guest passes to a local gym and make reservations at the nearby massage spa.

Other things to note
Each room is for ONE guest only. We do not allow children or other additional guests in the room.

We have a 20lb muttadoodle (hypo-allergenic) rescue puppy named Julie who is very affectionate and loves laps. While she may bark at strangers approaching the house, it is usually with her tail wagging up a storm and she is exceedingly friendly to our guests.

Parking is free and plentiful on the street right in front of the house. Outside of school hours, there is also a small parking lot across the street. I park my car on the street and neither I nor any guests have ever had issues with security/availability. There is no parking actually on the premises (small lot covered with garden and house).

If you want to park your car here during business hours (M-F 9am-5pm) for more than two hours in a row you will need to borrow a parking permit for me. I require a $100 deposit for this permit (which I return when you return the pass.)
Amazing location five blocks from University Ave and the bustling activity in downtown Palo Alto. An easy 20min stroll or 10min bike ride gets you on Stanford campus. Charming, safe and peaceful oasis in a quiet residential neighborhood. Iris House is a painted lady Victorian with beautiful gardens and colorful artwork. This light-filled room has modern amenities & super comfy bed.

Wonderful retreat fo…

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1 double bed

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Free street parking
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Wifi
Lock on bedroom door
Air conditioning
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Fire extinguisher
Hair dryer
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Palo Alto, California, United States

Downtown Palo Alto is a lively hub of restaurants, shops, theaters, cafes, boutiques, high tech start-ups and venture capital offices. With a Caltrain station and lots of bus routes, it is easily accessible and and a convenient launch pad for local exploration. Stanford University is right next door, with all of its programs, research facilities, museums, hospitals and amazing resources. Stanford Shopping Center is a browser/buyer’s paradise and there are other commercial areas in walking distance. The whole area is a walker/bicyclist’s dream, with quiet tree-lined streets and lots to see/do.

We are in a very quiet residential neighborhood with sidewalks and white picket fences and neighbors who know each other. Safe and peaceful.

Parking is free and plentiful on the street right in front of the house. Outside of school hours, there is also a small parking lot across the street. I park my car on the street and neither I nor any guests have ever had issues with security/availability.

For those visiting Stanford University, the free shuttle stops at several nearby locations and we can easily get you oriented. I can also arrange a local bike rental (the preferred method for getting around Stanford given the scarcity of parking on campus.) Stanford main gate is about a 20 minute walk away.

Easy access to everything you could possibly want -- REALLY well situated :-)
Downtown Palo Alto is a lively hub of restaurants, shops, theaters, cafes, boutiques, high tech start-ups and venture capital offices. With a Caltrain station and lots of bus routes, it is easily accessible an…

Hosted by Carina

Joined in July 2013
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Single mom, artist. Originally from Argentina but have lived in Palo Alto since 1993. Happy to help orient you to the area!
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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