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Ground Floor One Bedroom Unit #3
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Entire rental unit · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Ground Floor One Bedroom Unit #3Private entrance to a stunning one-bedroom rental! Located in a historical victorian building in downtown Palo Alto, surrounded by manicured tropical gardens. Close to: Palo Alto Caltrain (10 minutes walking), Whole Foods (10 minutes walking), University Ave & Apple Store (8 minutes walking), Stanford campus (6 minutes driving).

Cool & Cozy Unit #8
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Cool & Cozy Unit #8Private, well-lit studio is ready for your next trip Unit #8 Located in a historical victorian building in downtown Palo Alto, surrounded by manicured tropical gardens. Close to: Palo Alto Caltrain (10 minutes walking), Whole Foods (10 minutes walking), University Ave & Apple Store (8 minutes walking), Stanford campus (6 minutes driving).

Menlo Park Cottage with Garden View
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Menlo Park Cottage with Garden ViewSunny, quiet, large bedroom in a cottage with a private entrance, set in a lovely garden. The single room is well-equipped with a double bed, private bath, and comfortable furnishings. Off street parking available. A bicycle is available on request to help you get to nearby offices, Stanford, Caltrain, and other attractions. ・ 1-1/2 miles to ℉acebook HQ ・ 2 miles to downtown Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Caltrain ・ 2-1/2 miles to Stanford University

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Popular amenities for Palo Alto vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Charming Garden Cottage
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Cottage near downtown Palo Alto
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2 BD MODERN Hm: Behind FB HQ, Stanford and RWC
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
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Perfect Location, walk to all Palo Alto venues
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Light-filled apartment in heart of Palo Alto
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  1. Entire guest suite
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New bright studio, separate entrance
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Cozy Luxury Studio Close to Stanford Campus
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  1. Entire residential home
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Executive's Luxury Water-bed Home
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  1. Entire guest suite
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Professorville Palo Alto Victorian Property
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  1. Entire residential home
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Quiet and Private Retreat in Palo Alto
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Cozy Charming Home in Heart of Palo Alto
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  1. Entire residential home
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Walk to Stanford Palo Alto Menlo Pk

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  • Comfort Foods with a Bestselling Author
    Craving comfort foods is normal during stressful times like now, but to keep your immune system resilient and strong you need to nourish your body. The good news: you can enjoy the comfort foods you crave in a healthier way when you know the tricks for sweetening with fruits and vegetables instead of added sugar. Join me for a hands-on virtual cooking class to learn how to make two comfort food classics in a healthier way—gluten-free double chocolate brownies and ice cream pops. This session will include a live Q&A to address your specific questions. Food allergies and sensitivities will be accommodated, including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. This virtual cooking class is great for groups and team-building. Contact me for additional dates. What you'll get: 1) Learn to cook two comfort food classics with less sugar and more flavor: Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Brownies and Honey Peach Ice Cream Pops, 2) Get the latest evidence-based nutrition science about added sugar and learn proven strategies for reducing added sugar with healthy swaps. 3) Live Q&A to address your questions. Your ticket also includes: - One (1) copy of Half the Sugar, All the Love: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day - Ingredients list with substitutions for gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, and limited pantry cooking - Prep guide - Bonus pantry checklist Other things to note Food allergies and sensitivities can be accommodated with all of my recipes. Because supplies may be limited because of COVID-19, I can also share easy substitutions for ingredients in case you don't have key items on hand.
    From Price:$25/person
  • Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
    The perfect experience for the whole family! This breathtaking 2 mile walking tour of San Francisco's hidden stairways is the #1 rated Airbnb Experience in the Bay Area, loved by both locals and tourists alike. See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see. Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent! I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way. Generally SF is dry May-October. There can be fog in the summertime, mostly in the morning. Temps rarely above 70F (21C) or below 50F (10C). Rain may cancel. Guests should be reasonably fit. Though we don't cover many miles, some of the terrain is steep. It will be necessary to carry small children as strollers are not suitable. If you bring a guest that’s under 18, it’s your responsibility to make sure the activities they participate in are age-appropriate. Instagram: @hiddenstairsSF or hiddenstairsSF@gmail.com
    From Price:$42/person
  • Climbing Games & Mindset with Josh Levin
    Join me on a journey to unlock the mindset of the world's top rock climbers while playing interactive climbing games along the way! Together, we’ll explore what it takes to climb at the highest level, all while learning to cultivate this mindset ourselves. Whether you’re new to climbing or you’re already an experienced climber, my goal with this experience is to help you unlock your creativity & gain the skills necessary to tackle your next challenge with confidence. In this class, we’ll primarily focus on active visualization (route reading) and how to apply it to climbing and beyond. First, we’ll analyze footage of the best climbers in the world across multiple disciplines and define active visualization. Next, we’ll warm up and practice the visualization techniques we just learned. Finally, I’ll share some of my most valuable mental training activities through virtual interactive games we'll play together. Throughout the class, we’ll open up the discussion to any questions you may have. Looking forward to sharing this experience with you soon! ** No prior experience nor equipment required ** Online rock climbing class. For corporate bookings, team-building events, birthday parties, or private events, please send a private message to book in advance. IG: @joshlevin94
    From Price:$125/person
  • Cook Indian Biriyani incl Dinner Goodies
    ** Note: Your safety is my top priority. I have measures in place to ensure that I serve you in the safest way possible ** 1. You'll be greeted with some Indian starters as we get acquainted 2. We will begin the biriyani preparation starting from cooking rice to the exact temperament 3. Next, I will show you how to cook the vegetables and spices in the right proportion 4. Before the end, you will get a good grasp of Indian cooking and a good knowledge of how to play with Indian spices 5. Once the preparation is complete, you will get to enjoy a full Indian lunch/dinner with the biriyani you prepared. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, I will provide you with a complete takeout of your dinner in disposable boxes. 6. You also get a sample of spices to take with you for your preparation at home, a written recipe (remember, this authentic recipe cannot be Googled!), and also good know-how of how to play with Indian spices 7. After the class is done, I am happy to support you through email until you get the recipe right! :) If you would prefer a different time please message me and I am happy to accommodate. Other things to note We will stick to vegetarian food I am happy to accommodate special requests There will be a full Indian Dinner after we finish cooking the Biriyani
    From Price:$75/person
  • Tune In to Subtle Realms of Redwoods
    Because of COVID-19, we are only booking GROUPS consisting of your household/pod/family. If you want a SOLO experience you MUST book as a Private Group. Because of the Santa Cruz mountain fires last summer, some forests are unavailable. Based on your group's needs, we will take you to a beautiful and age-appropriate local redwood forest. There may be a $10/car entrance fee at some locations. Is the Redwood Forest calling you? Would you like to know it in a new way? In this guided experience you will make a personal connection with the Subtle Realms of the Redwood Forest. We will meet in Santa Cruz, and then caravan to the trailhead in the heart of Redwood country. Going into the Redwood Forest together, we will walk, pause, energize all our senses, and attune with the Subtle Realms of Nature. The gift of music will set the tone, and our loving presence will open the way. We will call on the Elements---Earth, Air, Fire and Water---to bring us to a new understanding of the aliveness and interconnectedness of the natural world. At the end, we will spend a few minutes writing about our experience. This will help you to recall how to connect with the Subtle Realms back home. As we complete our time in the Forest together, you can choose to stay longer on your own, or walk out with the group, fully energized with a new vision of our interconnectedness.
    From Price:$96/person

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