Remodeled home nestled among an oak grove, waterfall & vineyard in the hills above Stanford (10 min), Palo Alto (20 min), Menlo Park (10-20 min), Mountain View (25 min) and San Francisco and San Jose. Perfect for traveling families and groups, as well as startups visiting Silicon Valley. Tennis court, basketball, kids toys too!
This recently remodeled home is nestled among an oak grove, a waterfall garden and a vineyard in the hills above Palo Alto & Stanford University. It's perfect for traveling families and groups, as well as startups visiting Silicon Valley or conducting off-site meetings.
The home is convenient to I-280 (5 mins away), Stanford (10 mins), Sand Hill Rd (7 mins) and both San Francisco (35 mins) and San Jose (25 mins). It's very close to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, Mountain View and Los Altos. Levi's Stadium is 30 mins away.
This is a storied property - it once was a hunting lodge visited by Hollywood celebrities like Bing Crosby. In the 60s and 70s it became a hippie commune before becoming a private residence. This house was once a stable and was converted decades ago to a guest house, then remodeled and updated twice in the last 10 years, including new kitchen, bath and beds.
In addition to all the amenities inside the home, there's a full tennis court, basketball, and in warm weather a pool and hot tub are usually available as a courtesy (please confirm availability before booking - these are sometimes unavailable). A private half-mile walking trail encircles the property and a network of public hiking trails are available just outside the fence.
The self-contained house includes a kitchen, dining area, living room and 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom features a luxurious queen bed fitted with 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. There's a 42" HDTV as well as a walk-in closet, dresser and full-length mirror.
The second bedroom has a queen bed, desk, dresser, TV and closet with plenty of shelving. The third bedroom has a twin bunk bed and a dresser. Additional sleeping for two is available on the convertible sofa in the living room. It opens to a queen-size bed with a memory-foam mattress.
The bathroom features a marble floor and granite slab on the sink and the shower. There are extra towels, pillows and blankets as well.
The full kitchen includes granite counters, premium cabinets and modern appliances: range, 2 ovens, microwave, dishwasher, disposal and full refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker and filtered water. Dishes, cups, silverware, pots, pans and utensils are available. There's plenty of counter prep space. In addition to the dining table, there's a bar-top with four stools.
The living room features a 60" HDTV with Blu-Ray DVD player, Wii gaming console and surround sound. You'll have one of Comcast's top internet and cable packages with ESPN, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz and a many other channels. There's also a selection of books & toys that are appropriate for young children.
The home has plenty of natural light and includes its own heating, air conditioning, full-sized washer and dryer and plenty of closet space.
The back porch includes two chairs with the vineyard to your back. There's also a cafe table with two chairs at the end of the house. And just off the tennis court is an outdoor patio with table, umbrella and four chairs.
You'll have your own driveway and parking accessible through an automatic entry gate.
The surrounding area is popular for walking, running, hiking, cycling (road and mountain), and horse-riding. It's quite beautiful and rustic despite being minutes from I-280, Sand Hill Rd, Stanford and Palo Alto. Shopping and dining are minutes away, either in town, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or beyond.
We have great reviews and a flexible cancellation policy.
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You'll enjoy full access to the house, with your own security gate and driveway. The tennis and basketball courts and walking paths are available anytime, and summertime pool access is available with advance notice. The pool includes a diving board and water slide. A signed waiver is required for usage. As the property is shared, facilities outside the house are shared, and some are reserved for the year-round residents (us). Finally, we ask that any gatherings with guests you invite (who aren't staying as part of the rental) be indoors (i.e. no outdoor events, playdates, parties or other gatherings with guests not staying in the house).
We live in a separate home on the property and are usually available for any questions or issues.
The home is 100% pet-free. It's been renovated three times and none of the furnishings have been exposed to pets.
There is an outdoor cat named Desperaux and a labradoodle named Harley that may wander around from the neighboring house.
No smoking or pets. Pool and hot tub are available as a courtesy and occasionally unavailable. Confirm before booking if this is important to you. We live in a separate house on the same property, so we ask that you don't host any outdoor gatherings or bring guests with animals (there's great outdoor space for gatherings at the nearby Portola Valley Town Center). If there are any questions, please ask.