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The following offers are private listings from people in neighboring communities who have rented to our visiting medical students previously. Listings are posted as a courtesy. Please contact listing directly for price and availability. Availability and pricing subject to change.

For future private listings, we recommend you post on the provided Public Housing Listings, listed on the right.

In alphabetical order by last name of poster:

Abrams, Holly - A beautiful, big, furnished bedroom with its own attached, private, 1/2 bathroom in my charming house in a very pleasant, quiet, residential, tree-lied part of the neighborhood of Old Palo Alto is available to a non-smoker. The room is furnished with a double bed, nightstand, desk and chairs, and mirrored armoire for clothes. There is access to the fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and main bathroom for showers and baths, washer and dryer, and storage (not for cars) in the garage. The house has a pretty backyard with fruit trees and a pond. Parking is on the street. Location is a quick bicycle, bus, or car ride to/from the California Ave. station of CalTrain or Stanford. Bicycling to/from Stanford is an easy 15-minute ride. Driving to/from Stanford takes 10 minutes. The house is within walking distance to shops and cafes. As I am a medical writer (have Ph.D.) who works mainly at home, I wish to maintain the tranquil ambience of my place. Therefore, the tenant/housemate cannot have frequent guests staying overnight or longer. Pets are not allowed. Rental period can range from one month to long-term. Monthly rental fee includes wireless acess to the Internet, utilities, and cleaning service. First month's rent, final month's rent (for periods longer than one month), and a damage deposit are required. If you are interested, please email:

Aishin, Jane - Private detached studio in quiet Palo Alto neighborhood. Unit has a small kitchenette (sink, microwave, fridge, coffemaker, and toaster oven) and bathroom with shower. This sunny unit comes fully furnished with twin bed/linens, sofa, desk/chair, dresser and bookcases. 2 miles to Stanford, 1 blk to 35 bus and 2 blocks to 24hr Safeway, drug stores, restaurants, coffee shops. Easy on street parking. No smoking/pets. Homeowner has a dog.  Rent includes utilities and internet, but no phone or cable.  One month minimum preferred.  Email:

Ali, Ziad: Room in 3 bedroom top floor luxurious apartment for rent in gated five year old complex at the border of Palo Alto and Mountain View on the corner of El Camino and Rengstorff. Apartment with WiFi internet, comcast cable, 52inch LCD TV, PS3, plentiful parking, pool, plenty of living space, W/D. The apartment is close to Stanford University (straight ride on bus 22, which is seconds away from the apartment), shopping centers, numerous places to eat within walking distance, downtown Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Los Altos for shopping, restaurants. Room comes with study desk, queen sized bed (with linens) and plenty of closet space. Renter is a Stanford Employee. Must be a non-smoker. Email to: Ziad Ali [ziadali.mail@gmail.com] with your full name, home address/university, cell phone, and dates room needed and I can respond with photographs of the apartment. [post updated 01/30/13]

Anderson, LJ  – Perfect location in downtown Menlo Park adjacent to Stanford University, restaurants, stores, banks, etc. Easy biking distance to hospital, and walk one block to bus line, or Caltrain (which goes up and down the Peninsula, including San Francisco). You would be staying in my two-story townhouse which is part of a nine-unit building on a quiet, residential street, but convenient to everything. The bedroom is clean, bright, with desk, chair, and bookshelves. Washer/dryer, wireless, and utilities included. Shared bathroom with other Stanford University tenant.  Non-smoker and no pets.  Photos available. Contact:  650.838.9140 or Email at: lj.anderson@yahoo.com

Aonergan, Maria (650) 917-1037. Suite/studio in new large home. Very private with separate entrance. Morning kitchen (sink, microwave, fridge) and en suite bath with shower. Seven minutes from campus and two blocks from downtown Los Altos. Morning sun. Furnished, cable TV, wireless internet, cleaning service, fresh linens.

Barr, Flo - Menlo Park, Private room/bath in private home, fully furnished with linens and kitchen/laundry privileges. Utilities included in rental fee. 2-1/2 miles to campus center, 2 miles to med center, near bike bridge. One mile from house to restaurants, shopping and train station. Loaner bike available. Minimum stay - one month. Maximum stay - two months. Deposit required, included in first month rent payable upon arrival. Garage parking and wireless service available. No pets or smoking allowed. Call (650) 326-7993 or cell (415-308-8301). Email to: Flo Barr [flosbarr gmail.com] [post updated 01/30/13]

Botch, Anne D: Furnished STUDIO APARTMENT, Utilities and cable included. Full kitchen and bath. Clean and quiet. Pool and workout facility. Linens provided. Maid service available. Covered parking with space. Downtown, walk to University and shopping. Nearby transportation: train, Marguarite Shuttle, 101 & 280 easy access. Stanford affiliate and professional live in building. For details, please e-mail Burnett, Victoria - Rooms for rent (prefer short term), private bath in lovely Portola Valley ranch home. Lovely garden, large swimming pool, walking distance to tennis courts, hiking trails, basketball courts, soccer /baseball fields, bike route. House is on horse trail. 8 miles to Stanford. WiFi, Direct TV. Laundry access. Meal with owner once a week if desired. Phones: home: 650 274-2306 work: (408) 235-0549 email:

Chan, Celinda - One bedroom in a 3-bd, 2-bth Mt View townhome as short-term lease between now and end of Aug. 5.3 miles to Stanford University (approx. 20 min. of driving); 1.1 mile to Mt. View Caltrain station; Close to 85, 237 & 101. More than 1,000 sq. ft of backyard. New hardwood floor in living and dining rooms; new Washer, Dryer & Range hood are installed. Microwave, Fridge, Basic Cable TV & Hi-Speed Internet included. Electricity, gas and water are extra. Minimal furniture (negotiable) can be provided. No pets and non-smokers please. For details, Pls call (415) 269-4386 or email: .

Crandall, Teri - Two beautifully furnished rooms for rent with a shared large double sink bathroom. Our home is a two story house and approximately 2,400 sq feet. We are located in the hills of Redwood City. Easy access to Hwy 280 for car commuters and a short ride to Alameda for Bikers. Two rooms are available at this time. The Bay View room has a beautiful view of the bay. It is furnished with a queen sized four poster bed, dresser, night stand, lamp and a small television set. The Junior Suite room is a large room with a sitting area. It has a view of the neighborhood. It is furnished with a queen size bed, two dressers, two book shelves, a night stand, lamp, small television set and a small personal refrigerator. Both rooms have wireless internet access. The neighborhood is quiet and very safe. There is ample street parking in front of the house. We have a lovely landscaped back yard also with a fabulous view. The kitchen is available for use, however as a common area, it is requested that each person clean up after themselves in a timely fashion. Washer and dryer privileges are included. My husband is a mechanical designer. I own a small day spa just minutes from Stanford and my driving time is approximately 12 minutes. Please contact Teri either by email: or by cell phone (650)455-9054 or the spa phone (650)838-9805 (Face to Face with TLC Day Spa).

Crane, Lina (650) 326-4000 days; 322-5200 evenings. Room in home three miles from Medical Center. Private bath, shared kitchen and laundry.

Duncan, Robin: (650) 323-1480. Rooms available in cozy Menlo Park home on quiet tree-lined street. One mile to downtown Palo Alto, two miles to Stanford Hospital. Linens, utilities, use of fully stocked gourmet kitchen, high speed internet and weekly cleaning service included. This household is very comfortable and casual and above all, respectful towards the student and their demanding schedules. Testimonials from former students available upon request to determine if this house is a good fit for you. Please contact Robin at:

Edwards, Mary Anne: Easy walking distance to Medical Center, main campus, Stanford Mall, downtown Palo Alto and CalTrain station. Furnished private bedroom with indoor/outdoor lanai and en-suite bath with shower in 2 bedroom/2 bath condo on 5th floor of high-rise Utilities included (except phone), linens furnished, lite kitchen privileges, coin-operated laundry, exercise room, swimming pool (in season). Available for short-term rental (ideal for visitng medical students on clinical clerkships). No pets or smoking. Owner is retired Stanford MD. E-mail:

English, Connie - Furnished Room for Rent. Located in a quiet, nice Redwood City neighborhood conveniently located between 280 and 101. Rent includes: all utilities, shared kitchen, washer/dryer, cable and high speed wireless internet connection. Female Preferred. For additional information call 650 208-3818 or e-mail .

Flaherty, Maria - Room in a Menlo Park home near Stanford Medical Center available for rent on a short-term basis. It is about 10 minutes from Stanford - biking distance to the medical school and walking to Stanford Mall. You will share the house with two other adults and have full use of the kitchen and family room, a bedroom that is fully furnished, and your own private bath most of the time. Short-term rental is preferred. Gas, electricity, internet, cable, and parking are included. No smoking or pets please. Photos available on request as well as references from past medical students who have stayed with us. If interested, contact Maria Flaherty at .

Fraser, Marjorie (650) 321-9042. Two rooms available. (1) Main house bedroom, share bath with one or two; full use of kitchen; separate entrance from patio; newly renovated kitchen and floors; (2) Cottage room is totally independent bedroom; small fridge, microwave; use 1/2bath and outdoor shower at back of house (If wish to use indoor bath and full kitchen in main house, call for pricing). About 1.5 miles from campus, walk or bike; parking on site avail; near Marguerite busline; internet/cable. Careful tenant for old but updated home desired. Welcome. If interested, please contact Marji at marjizat@comcast.net.

Green, Lydia: Furnished bedroom with private bath in charming 3-bedroom house in downtown Redwood City. Washer and Dryer. High - speed wireless Internet connection. Lovely romantic cottage -style back yard with flagstone patio. Gardener and bi-weekly house cleaning included. Friendly cat. Walking distance from Whole Foods, CalTrain. Owner is medical writer with background in mobile technology, publishing, marketing and evidence-based medicine. View pictures of house on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555746706 or on Yahoo Briefcase at http://tinyurl.com/2ph3jg. Email at: .

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Griffith, Julye  (650) 888-2824 - Furnished Rooms in Private Home in Mountain View. Our home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to Cuesta park with 12 lit tennis courts, shopping, downtown Mtn. View, Caltrain station, and VTA light rail.  Stanford is about 7 miles away and we are located close to major freeways, midway between Stanford and both Kaiser and Valley Med Hospitals for students whose rotation also includes hospitals in Santa Clara, San Jose and Palo Alto (Veterans).  Single family home, 6 bed/5 bath owner occupied and we do have a dog.  1st room has queen size bed, desk,  private bathroom/shower. 2nd room twin bed private bath/shower.  Linens and towels provided. Tenant will have house prividges use of kitchen, pool, spa, indoor jacuzzi tub, WiFi, steam room when available, BBQ and yard. No pets. Street parking is available.   Prefer email:

Gutknecht, Sandra: 650-725-5461 or 650-823-3901 (cell). Fully furnished private room and private bath for rent in a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath newly renovated townhome in Redwood City.  Owner occupied. Six miles from campus.  Kitchen, living room are shared.  The two car attached garage has room for a student’s car.  Alternatively, I have a car that can be made available if you carry your own auto insurance.  The laundry is in the garage and that is also shared.  The neighborhood is very quiet, and a short distance to groceries, shopping, Starbucks.  DSL internet access is available and a separate phone line is in the room.  All linens and cleaning provided.  Photos can be provided, no smoking.  Email at:

Hollies, Bob and Christine 650-599-9874 (H) 650-793-2292 (C)  Furnished bedroom for rent in a 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Nice area with a haven-like backyard of oak trees, flagstone patio and a deck overlooking creek. Six miles from campus and is easily reached by bike. Wireless high-speed Internet connection, kitchen and laundry privileges, full bathroom and shower, and all linens provided.  All utilities and bi-weekly cleaning included. Photos can be provided. No smoking, no pets. Email: or phone: 650-599-9874 (H)

Howell, Emily (650) 326-9071. Bedroom in home with shared bath. Kitchen and laundry privileges. Three miles from Medical Center.

Huch, Susan (650 322-6597) - "Location, Location". Easy 20 minute walk to Stanford Hospital, bike in 10. Lovely, clean & inviting Menlo Park home with a private bedroom and bath. Owner is former Stanford affiliate. Included: all utilities, laundry privileges, parking space, linens, hi-speed wireless connection, cable TV, bike. Many references available from former medical students. Photos on request. Deposit required. No pets/smoking. Contact: .

Lange, Maria (650) 961-4234 - One bedroom fully furnished with queen bed, wall unit with desk, TV, wifi and private bath in my single family home in Mtn View. Home is 7 miles from Stanford Medical Center and midway between Stanford and both Kaiser and Valley Med Hospitals. Perfect for students whose rotation also includes hospitals in Santa Clara, San Jose and Palo Alto (Veterans). Home is owner occupied, easy access to freeways and walking distance to shopping and restaurants and downtown Mtn View train station and transit hub. Home is on a lovely tree-lined, quiet street. All linens provided as well as use of washer/ dryer, stocked kitchen, BBQ, parking and private yard. Community has pool, spa, and lighted tennis court. No pets or smoking. Prefer email to .

Lauer, Kelly (408) 792-5677 days; (650) 852-0415 evenings. Furnished bedroom in home. Shared bath; kitchen and laundry privileges. Three miles from Medical Center. Non-smoker preferred. One block from grocery store.

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Lovewell, Cynthia - Rooms for rent in Atherton.  Two well-appointed upstairs rooms for rent in a 5 bedroom home on a beautifully landscaped acre in Atherton, 2.5 miles from Stanford campus.   This is a lovely and quiet neighborhood, with a large park a short distance from the home. There is one queen bedroom with a desk, walk in closet and one room with twin beds and sitting area with a bath in between.  The home is at the end of a cul de sac, and has a pool, a gourmet kitchen, and a colorful garden.  Each room is fully furnished.  Linens, Wifi and a bicycle are provided; renters are welcome to use the washer and dryer.  There is plenty of privacy as renters will have the upstairs, well away from the other parts of the house. Must like dogs, as the owner has 3 well-trained Golden Retrievers. Public transportation is a short walking distance.  Residents are invited to join the family for meals once a week or more depending on scheduling.   I can be reached on my cell: 650 444-1976, or Home 650 322-4148. References and photos upon request.

Morris, Laurel: Clean, quiet and light filled bedroom available in Menlo Park home. 1.9 miles to Stanford Hospital but less than one block from bus line. Included: Fully furnished private bedroom with own full bath, linens, utilities, weekly cleaning, high speed internet, use of washer and dryer, use of kitchen. Contact Laurel at:

Naso, Vicki (650) 941-2066. Bedroom with queen-size bed, television, and desk for studying. Own bathroom with tub/shower. Laundry, internet, fridge, and microwave privileges. One dog and two cats, so pet lover preferred. Non-smoker. This is very secluded apartment complex just four miles from campus. One block from bus and major shopping. Use of bicycle available, if needed. E-mail:

Neville, Susan - Walk to Stanford, California Ave, shuttle and CalTrain. Private first floor bedroom in beautiful 3 BR home in Old Palo Alto. Looks out on front courtyard. Tiled bath with double sinks. Lots of light and nice furnishings including grand piano. Kitchen privileges. Internet, W/D and utilities included. Easy on street parking. Fabulous location, living space, light and quiet. Non-smokers only. Sorry, no pets. Call 650 400 1818 or Email .


Selby, Maya E.- Three rooms for short term leases only.
(1) One with a king bed. (2) one with a queen bed. (3) one with a single bed. Each room with its own bathroom on the 2nd floor, fully furnished (sheets & blankets, towels, desk & chair, small fridge, stuffed rocking chair, clothes bureau, mirror, lamps), all utilities included, cable TV & wireless Internet, washer/dryer on 2nd floor, no smoking inside. Biweekly housecleaning and bicycle use included. Small dog on the first floor. Historic 5-bedroom home in Professorville, 7 short blocks to downtown Palo Alto & 10 biking minutes to Stanford U.
E-mail to: with your full name, home address/university contact, cell phone, and dates room needed. Photos will be sent online. More details found on Places4Students.com [post updated 01/30/13]

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Smith, Andrea (650)322-0607 or cell (650) 868-1419. Furnished bedroom in Palo Alto home with bath, queen-size bed, linens for bath and bed included, desk, tv/vcr, high speed internet. Kitchen and laundry privileges. Two miles door to door. E-Mail:

Stavisky, Robin. Fully furnished room (small but nice) & own bathroom down hall, in quiet tree-lined neighborhood. Desk for computer. Shared use of kitchen, washer/dryer, and house. Newly-remodeled home with hardwood floors, skylights, fireplace and large garden. Bus to Medical school a few blocks away.  Free Stanford Shuttle about 1.5 miles away.  Easy parking in driveway or on street. Nearby bank, Safeway, coffee houses, shops. Rental includes utilities and WIFI.  Will provide photos. Please email at: .

Stella M. 650 868 2588. One furnished bedroom w/full bath in private home 4 miles from Stanford, easy access to freeway.  Wireless Internet, television in room, kitchen and laundry privileges.  2 miles from cal train, shopping within walking distance, non-smoker preferred.  Email: .

Stevick, Susan (650) 324-8986 - Close to Stanford: spacious, newly- painted room with private bath in  beautiful,quiet, residential area, 2-3 miles from Stanford, 15-20 minute ride by bike.  The room has a double bed(with brand new mattress), TV, cable, DVD player, etc. High-speed internet and all utilities included.  Kitchen, laundry and garden access( 1 acre), plenty of parking. This room is perfect for visiting students on rotation at Stanford Medical Center.  Please email .

Tanaka, Greg -   Newer cottage in prime, residential College Terrace location (near Farmer's Market on California and downtown University) of Palo Alto; Share no walls; Very quiet street; Walk to shops, restaurants, One block from Stanford University, and a few blocks from public tennis courts, and hiking trails. One block from the College Terrace public library. The cottage is beautifully furnished!  Includes bi-weekly housekeeping service, high-speed internet, Cable TV with premium channels, gardening service.  Landscaped, privately-gated garden is perfect for BBQs or private parties.  Has granite counters, marble and hardwood floors, large bay window, AC, Garage, laundry.  Flexible lease terms. Short term lease ok.  Photos here:
https://sites.google.com/site/ivyleaguepropertymanagement/Home Email: (I am an
individual, I just setup a separate email address so I don't get
spammed)

Tomijima, Althea - Large room in a beautiful home in Menlo Park near Stanford Medical Center and downtown Palo Alto available for rent on a short-term basis. It is about 10 minutes from Stanford - driving and biking distance to the medical school and walking to Stanford Mall. There is nearby mass transit.  Two other adults will share the house with you and have full use of the kitchen and family room, a fully furnished bedroom, and your own private bath most of the time. Gas, electricity, wireless internet, cable, laundry use, and off street parking for one car are included. No smoking or pets please. Photos available on request as well as references from past medical students who have stayed with us. If interested, contact Althea Tomijima at

Wilmot,  Helen ( 650-321-0953) - Large, newly built home in Menlo Park.  10min walk/ 4min bike distance to the medical center. Private suite w/bathroom and private entrance.  Access to bicyle, laundry facilities, kitchen, internet, TV, and other amenities.  Linen and cleaning included. Quiet neighborhood with the family in the home.  Walking distance to Stanford Shopping Center and downtown Menlo Park.  Please no personal car (no parking space available), pets or smoking.  Email: 

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