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House - Entire home/apt · University Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022, United States

Remodeled Spanish revival single family home located in Silicon Valley. Fully furnished cottage that sleeps 4, well-appointed kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, yard w/ wood deck & BBQ, washer/dryer. Close to Downtown Los Altos, Stanford, Apple, GOOG

The Space

Unlike a cramped hotel in an urban concrete jungle, enjoy the creature comforts of a small cottage lovingly remodeled by the owners:

- Master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and walk in closet

- Second room that is a bright sitting room / convertible second bedroom with adjoining outdoor patio and HDTV / Netflix

- Living room with HDTV, wood burning fireplace, and leather sofa to cuddle up by the fire

- Fully appointed kitchen with range, oven, and microwave and the utensils you need to enjoy a grand meal.

- A peaceful office to do your work while overlooking the yard

- A large backyard with a wooden deck, outdoor gas heater, and gas BBQ grill. Perfect for entertaining.

- 1 bathroom with a shower / tub combo

Guest Access

Our guests will enjoy a fully furnished cottage with room for 4 (more can be accommodated with aerobeds as necessary), fresh linens and towels, and all electric kitchen with range, oven, and microwave. There is also access to the property's expansive back yard that is wonderful for entertaining. Full use of WIFI / Internet and two high definition televisions (HDTV). Full sized, front loading Whirlpool washer / dryer on site.

Interaction with Guests

We will work with our guests to make the stay enjoyable for all. We love sharing our love of Los Altos and our travels to other locales with our guests. The cottage is wonderfully quiet for those who want a private getaway.

The Neighborhood

Old Los Altos is a delightful neighborhood at the base of Los Altos Hills just across the street from Downtown Los Altos and behind Foothill Expressway. Includes wonderful Shoup Park, Redwood Grove, and the Jesuit Retreat Center.

Getting around

The cottage has convenient access to Interstate 280, Foothill Expressway, and San Antonio Road. Approximately 10 minutes from the San Antonio Caltrain station. Bus access via Valley Transit Authority Route 52. Many residents in the area take advantage of the bike lanes that line Foothill Expressway. 15 min drive / 25 min bike ride to Stanford University. 45 min drive to San Francisco, 30 min to San Jose. We walk to Downtown Los Altos Village to enjoy the local shops and restaurants.

Other Things to Note

Downtown Los Altos Village activities include:
- Los Altos Farmers Market from early May to late September
- Los Altos Art and Wine Festival in July
- Los Altos Pet Parade in May
- Los Altos Friday movie night in August
- Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade in December

Redwood Grove is a wonderful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley.

Shoup Park is a wonderful park for children to play and parents to get together and chat. The park includes a barbecue area and a creek, ideal for winter puddle stomping.

Local sporting events :
- Bikers will love riding with other riders along Foothill Expressway before enjoying Peets or Starbucks after the journey.
- Owners are Stanford football and San Francisco Giants season ticket holders.

We believe that the cottage would be ideal for:
- Families remodeling a home
- Visitors to Stanford University, Stanford University Hospital or Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
- Visiting scholars
- Professionals conducting business in Silicon Valley
- Short or long term corporate relocations
- International travelers

We generally like to rent two weeks or longer intervals : Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday . For different time intervals, please send us an e-mail inquiry.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 12 nights
Weekly Price: $1399 /week
Monthly Price: $5000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a couple of weeks at Cam's in March. It was a lovely neighbourhood and an ideal location while we were visiting Stanford University. Cam was very helpful and facilitated everything very efficiently. The property is well appointed and has a lovely yard for working / relaxing in. The gas BBQ was particularly useful. We needed two sleeping areas and this was no problem (although the single bathroom was accessed via the one bedroom so luckily we were good friends!). All together a great stay and I would thoroughly recommend Cam and her delightful property.

    March 2014
  • My wife, daughter, and four kitties stayed at Cam's guest house during our renovation project. It was exactly what we needed -- we loved the neighborhood, enjoyed the close-by playground, and the convenience of being in short walking distance to downtown Los Altos!

    March 2014
  • We stayed at the cottage for 6 weeks and had a remarkable experience. The Chan’s are great hosts and wonderful people – very thoughtful and kind.

    We had our two girls (6.5 and 4), my wife, and me and while I was out in meetings during the day, there was lots for the girls to do. A pleasant redwood grove and park down the street and the wonderful town of Los Altos a short easy walk away.

    The cottage is perfect for a short-term or long-term stay. Very peaceful setting in Los Altos with a great layout and nice back yard with big trees. The location is excellent for accessing quickly anywhere in Silicon Valley and an easy trip to the airport, the coast, or San Fran city.

    We give it 5 out of 5 stars --- and our standards are very high. I highly recommend the cottage for visiting executives, students, families, or anyone that wants a lovely experience in a warm neighborhood.

    An excellent, special find - we were lucky to find it and will definitely be coming back.

    David Sullivan

    February 2014
    Response from Cam:

    We loved having you and your family stay with us. Thank you so very much for the nice review, David!

  • We loved staying at Cam's charming little cottage during our Stanford homecoming week. Great neighborhood, especially for a family with kids. It's a short walk to a beautiful redwood grove and playground, and close to downtown. We really enjoyed meeting Cam and Albert and their kids, they were very welcoming and warm... one of their daughters even came by with crayons for our kids. And Cam was super responsive accommodating. The cottage was clean, freshly renovated, and tastefully decorated. We'd definitely stay there again.

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 63 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 36 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
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University High School (Irvine), University of California San Diego, Peking University
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I am a first generation VIetnamese American who was born in Qui Nhon, Vietnam and migrated to Irvine, California from Memphis, Tennessee. I have traveled the world including Belgium, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam. Worked for several years at the US Embassy in Beijing for the Department of Commerce after a year as an exchange student studying Mandarin Chinese at Peking University. After majoring in Economics and Chinese Studies at University of California San Diego, I worked at Gap, Scient and Stanford University before settling down to have a son and twin daughters with my husband, a local physician in the area. I now run my own real estate practice specializing in buying and selling homes in Silicon Valley, finding homes for executive clients relocating from foreign lands, and property management for owners of Silicon Valley homes.
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