Estimated Housing Costs
Housing prices for long term rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area continue to be higher than other areas due to demand. Most recently we’ve seen the rental market go up an average of 12% from last year in many areas. This situation has forced us to re-evaluate our services. Advance notice is still appreciated; but in order to do a true search, the client must be here and ready to put down a deposit and the first month’s rent.
When requesting a room in a home or one of our furnished studio’s, we would like as much advance notice as possible. We are able to pre-book these accommodations and we will reserve them on a first-come-first served basis.
Our Housing Questionnaire can be found at
When completing your Housing Questionnaire, it is important for us to know if you are bringing your family, if you smoke, have pets or allergies or need to be within walking/biking distance to SLAC. This will help us to see what direction we should take in our search.
Advance reservations are also required at the Stanford Guest House conveniently located on the SLAC site. You may get more information or book a room by going to http://www.stanford.edu/dept/hds/guesthouse.
SLAC Rates below are effective as of July 1, 2012
$104 per night for standard room with queen size bed (tax included)
$124 per night for larger room with two queen or one queen(handicap accessable) bed (tax included)
Estimated prices below are based on current averages for the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area.
The Housing Office will always strive to secure the lowest possible rates.
one, two and three
bedroom apartments are more difficult to find, but we work
with a furniture rental
To rent a house or apartment you will need to give the owner a security deposit plus the first month’s rent. Some owners may even ask for last month’s rent, but this is rare. This deposit must be in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank, cash or travelers’ checks. Credit cards are accepted at the Stanford Guest House but may NOT be used for rentals in private homes, apartments or houses.