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Modern Stanford/Palo Alto Guest House

Steve & Ellen is a superhost.
Steve & Ellen

Modern Stanford/Palo Alto Guest House

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Steve & Ellen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Stay in our 2BR cedar and glass guest house on a three acre property just minutes from Palo Alto, Stanford University and Sand Hill Road.
Access to San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the entire bay area for work or play. You can also get away from it all on the hiking trails accessible from the property, or nearby Windy Hill or Arastradero Preserve.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds



63 reviews
Katie User Profile
November 2019
Rented this spot for visiting family. It is a fantastic place to stay - beautiful location, super comfortable, and well-equipped. The location is a serene & tranquil neighborhood in Portola Valley where you feel away from it all but the location is in fact very accessible to…
Joy User Profile
October 2019
The location is great for a quiet and peaceful stay. Clean, beautiful and modern it is an easy drive to anywhere you want to be from San Francisco to San Jose. Steve and Ellen were great. Easy to work with and very responsive.
Starr User Profile
October 2019
Steve and Ellen were terrific hosts with great communication. Their peacefully situated guesthouse was spacious and ideal for our family of 4. We were in town visiting family in Palo Alto, and it took no time at all to meetup with family and friends at all of our favorite local…
Vicki User Profile
September 2019
Spectacular views. Very peaceful. Our family of four fitted easily in small two bedroom guest house. Very easy to get to Stanford University but need car. Local market is good and okay coffee in cafe. Surrounds are excellent. Recommend the Betty Crowder trail at Windy Hill.
Kyle User Profile
September 2019
Great place to stay. And lovely property.
Paul User Profile
August 2019
This is a wonderful spot on the Portola Valley hillside looking out toward the “dish” at Stanford in the distance. Great hideaway for a couple, and also ok for a family with kids or maybe two couples who don’t mind sharing a bathroom. Well-equipped. Easy on/off to route 280 so…
Karen User Profile
August 2019
Spent a week at Steve and Ellen’s for a swim meet at Stanford and felt like we were on vacation the entire time! Beautiful location, close to the university, and super comfortable. If we are ever back in the area, we would stay here again!

Hosted by Steve & Ellen

Portola Valley, CAJoined in June 2011
Steve & Ellen User Profile
108 Reviews
Steve & Ellen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 4PM - 11PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock
4PM - 11PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events