About this listing
This quiet cul de sac estate offers spectacular views, location, privacy, and a full gym/spa. Close to San Francisco, Stanford, and Levi's Stadium this business friendly 6+ BR home includes a guest house, 3 kitchens, and several living areas.
In the country side of Silicon Valley, Portola Valley is a perfect get-away: nestled in the foothills close to Stanford University, Palo Alto, the Sand Hill VCs, the rest of Silicon Valley including premiere hiking, biking and running routes that overlook San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. From here it is an easy peaceful drive to San Jose (south) and San Francisco (north) along design-winning Highway 280. Stanford University is about 10- to 15-minute drive due east. It is 20 miles to Levi’s stadium (Superbowl 2016).
•Our private cul de sac property sleeps 10+ including a separate guest house and offers stunning views looking out over the bay and peninsula.
•The house is located on several acres of land with fruit trees (e.g., apples, pomegranate and persimmon), a small vineyard and private garden (e.g., tomatoes, squash, herbs and lemons).
•There are 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths in the main house and 1 bedroom / bath in a separate cottage; sleeping 10+ comfortably.
•The rooms are configured for a total of 4 separate private bed / bath suites on the property and 2 bedrooms with shared bath. One of the bedrooms can be converted to a yoga room.
•All bedrooms have queen size beds except the master bed which is California king.
•The master suite overlooks a quiet grassy lawn and infinity fountain, has a steam shower, view bath and enclosed toilet / bidet.
•There are several living areas including one with fireplace, piano and pool table.
•There are private views along the back of the house, including a swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit and fountain.
•A fully equipped gym connects to inside steam and sauna rooms and overlooks the outside pool, hot tub and fire pit.
•The suite next to the gym can be used as a separate yoga / dance studio with full length mirror, hardwood floor and private bath with shower. It otherwise can be configured as bedroom suite as needed.
•The main kitchen is fully equipped with two refrigerators, stoves and utensils.
•The gym / pool area has its own small kitchen and outdoor barbecue.
•There are large kitchen and dining room tables that seat 12 people each.
•Entertainment systems include Apple/Amazon TVs, NetFlix, and multiple other on-line services; multiple separate (and independent) redundant WIFI networks cover the entire property.
•Concierge services available upon request at cost.
This magical home is perfect for family vacations and business travel; as there are plenty of private outdoor and indoor spaces for sitting, working and relaxing. It is located at the top of the hill of a quiet cul de sac street with connected running trails throughout the most peaceful and private portions of Portola Valley. Often you see deer, hawks and other wildlife. It is a couple minutes down the hill to local Portola Valley shopping (e.g., Bianchini's Market in Ladera Shopping Center to the left and Robert's Market to the right).
No weddings or large parties.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Jack and I travel a great deal and find it much more fun to rent from locals rather than big hotels. We enjoy perks like bikes, kitchens, American-sized coffee, privacy, new experiences and local color. We have a few properties and find it fun to share experiences like we had with others.
We are 50-something professionals with grown kids and time for recreation. We love the outdoors, good food, arts and culture and live in a stellar part of Northern California that has all of that and more.
Our properties tend to have wonderful views and are very close to renown hiking / biking venues. Feel free to ask for tips on hiking trails, bike routes, restaurants, night life and more.