The Bay Road Residence

menlo park, palo alto
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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$2,065 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This dreamy Californian residence with 4 bedrooms combines easy access to Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Jose with design details to die for. It sleeps up to 9 comfortably. For a large family, this is the perfect stay with space for everyone. The house is open plan and has a large modern kitchen with a family room perfect for little kids. Parents who like to cook will adore the kitchen with large countertops and every appliance you could want. There are 2 TVs with Netflix and Xbox (1 in the family room and 1 in the master bedroom) so kids and parents can watch their own shows. Two of the bathrooms have soaking tubs and there are a ton of board games for family fun.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will love the very safe trampoline which has a net and no coils. They will also adore the tree swing and basketball net out front. There are scooters, bikes and skateboards of all sizes to borrow. Look no further for books and games for all ages (the hosts have 5 children of their own that they have raised here). The back yard is safe and enclosed with turf so great for kids to run around and play ball games. Menlo Park is a family friendly area with plenty of parks (6 or more) and easy walking to playgrounds, grocery stores and restaurants. In town, Cheeky Monkey Toys is a lovely store with interactive displays.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Maximum stay: 30 nights (only in summertime). This host keeps their calendar open in order to consider all requests, please contact them directly to confirm dates. No pets. The Peloton cycle is for adult use only. Safety notes: There are alarms on all doors and windows on the 1st floor and the house is gated with a wall around it. Use of the house alarm is optional. There are ungated stairs. A car is recommended to stay here although taxis are readily available and there is room for 3-4 cars to park.

About the Location

The residence is located in Menlo Park in the Bay Area, just outside Palo Alto, California. It offers plenty of small-town charm with easy access to San Francisco that lies 35 minutes north. In addition, Palo Alto is 5 minutes by car; Stanford University is 10 minutes; and San Jose is 25 minutes. It offers easy access from airports too: San Francisco International Airport and San Jose Airport are both around 20 minutes’ drive. Visit Bedwell Bayfront Park for a waterfront picnic, browse the Menlo Park Farmer’s Market, explore the gardens at the Allied Arts Guild, or go for a swim in the open pool at Burgess Park.

Accommodation Details

This well-designed residence with family in mind has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 2 floors. On the 1st floor is an open plan living space that includes the kitchen with a breakfast bar seating 3 and a family room with a TV. There are folding doors to the patio that has outside seating and the back yard. The living room has 2 sofas that flank a fireplace. There is a dining room with a table seating 6. Also on this floor are 3 bedrooms: 1 full / double, 1 kids’ room with a bunkbed and a twin / single bed. These 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with shower and tub. The 3rd bedroom is a junior queensize master suite with its own private bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Upstairs is the master kingsize bedroom with a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and separate soaking tub. There is also an office / study area. Outside are landscaped gardens and play equipment.

Style Notes

Modern Mediterranean. This house was fully remodeled by the owners in 2018 and combines beautiful soft colors with textures and lots of natural light through the large Crittall windows. The living room is cozy with deep grey velvet sofas stacked high with colorful cushions and a contemporary gas fireplace. The kitchen is very large and sociable with marble countertops and top end appliances. The bedrooms are stunning with bold backdrops and matching cushions and drapes. We love all of the beautifully styled bathrooms – the black tiles and fittings with a soaking tub are particularly gorgeous; the Spanish-inspired geo tiled staircase, the Californian surfer artwork, and the open plan space.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 full / double
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
Anna A.
Member since October 30, 2019
We are a doctor and a home builder/Interior designer. We have 5 kids ages 8-16. We are an active family who loves sports, the outdoors, travel and family time. Some of our happiest times are all being under this roof together.

Menlo Park, Palo Alto

Green and friendly

This Bay Area town, sandwiched between San Francisco and Palo Alto, is family-friendly, safe and has a real sense of community. There are plenty of parks in the neighborhood plus a small and friendly downtown. Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo and Stanford Sailing Center are two of the attractions nearby, and of course, it’s easy to get into San Francisco. After a day in the city, returning to this quiet, friendly area is a real pleasure.