Tropical resort in Silicon Valley

House - Private room · Fallen Leaf Way, Emerald Lake Hills, CA 94062, United States

The Space

Only Master suite (900sf) is available at this time for $250/n for 1 person or $280/n for 2 people

Large 255 sq ft bedroom and a shared bathroom in a newer house on large lot with pool and spa. Bathroom is occasionally shared.

30 min from San Francisco, San Jose, beaches and wineries. 15 minutes to Stanford, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park....and only 6 miles to the Rosewood Hotel and Sand Hill Road VC firms... walking distance to Buck's restaurant and the Village Pub. Shopping, restaurant, parks, golf close by. Internet, cable, parking included. Rural setting yet close to city amenities.

This unique property features 5000 sq. ft. of living space located on a level 19,000 sq. ft. lot with huge solar heated pool (not heated from Nov. 1 to April 1), suitable for swimming laps, and in-ground spa. There is mature landscaping with semi-tropical plants designed to create a tropical paradise . The rear yard area has southern exposure with organic vegetable garden and fruit trees. There is a natural rural setting with a creek at the back of the property and a 5-acre ranch next door that creates privacy. Solar thermal mass heating and cooling, Solar Photovoltaic electricity.
Bikes for your use.
Continental Breakfast can be arranged.
Possible use of a car,
Dinner can be arranged.
Sailing on the Bay is also a possibility.

Walk or bike to schools and city conveniences;
- Walk to Emerald Hills Golf course and Edgewood park;
- Ride a bike to Upper Lake, Stanford, Filoli Gardens, Woodside, and the famous Loop

1 person only.
1 queen size bed (60 in × 80 in, 152 cm × 203 cm)
15'x17' bedroom plus 8'x10' bathroom

Also, the Master suite is 900sf and is available for $250/n for 1 person or $280/n for 2 people

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I spent one week in this beautiful home. John and Lana are very warm, welcoming and helpful, giving many useful recommendations on how to explore the Bay Area and San Francisco.

    Both the house as well as the area around it are beautiful. The house is very nicely designed, cozy, comfortable and tidy with large rooms. Close to the house is a natural resort with some small hills and a gorgeous view over the bay area, which is great for running. The whole area is very quiet and upscale, beautifully located in the hills.

    I also liked the overall location of the house. The next city, Redwood City (5 minutes) has a nice and cozy downtown area, with a number of nice restaurants. The house also is only a short drive from Palo Alto & Stanford and San Francisco is not too far either.

    Overall, it was a great stay, which I am hoping to repeat, next time I am in the Bay Area.

    January 2014
  • Thank you for the pleasant stay and the great BBQs at the pool. It's been a pleasure to stay at Lanas and Johns home with the 4 other guys. The room is great and works just fine as a part-time office in the bay area, too.

    April 2013
  • Thoughtful & attentive hosts in a fabulous setting. Lana & John's hospitality is exceeded only by their hospitality. They open their marvelous home with care for guests and great attention to detail. Staying in their spotless, ultra-quiet, spacious, comfortable home was in every way: a delight...and I plan to do so again when business takes me near Redwood Shores.

    March 2013
  • John&Lana are some wonderfull host. This is the second time I come to their house which is greatly located near in the hills between SF and Palo Alto. I would stay there again! Thank you

    February 2013
  • Sunny, peaceful house, and hospitable and friendly hosts. John and Lana did their best to make me feel at home, we made and had wonderful lunches and dinners together. Very relaxed ambience, in a great location, I highly recommend staying at the Emerald Hills Resort!

    November 2012
  • Simply one of my best Airbnb experiences. Very comfortable and elegant apartment, great outdoor area with a pool and jacuzzi, separate parking place, perfect location just in the middle of the valley and (what's most important) very kind and caring hosts. Best choice!

    October 2012
  • John and Lana's home is lovely - it was very convenient to Stanford but away from the traffic etc. of El Camino. They were kind and gracious hosts and were very accommodating of my schedule. The room was clean and comfortable and equipped with extra blankets, a fan, a pool towel, etc. The room had tons of closet space and a big desk (and wifi). The bathroom was theoretically shared, but I was the only one using it during my stay.

    The pool looked gorgeous - unfortunately I didn't have a chance to use it while I was there.

    This was my first experience with Airbnb and John and Lana were helpful to me as I navigated the system. I couldn't have asked for a better initiation!

    October 2012
  • It was an amazing experience living in this House. It's a really great place, very quiet with a wonderful pool ! I really appreciate the hospitality of John and Lana and would love to stay here every time I visit the bay area.

    October 2012
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with John and Lana in their beautiful home. They are warm, friendly, good quality people and I enjoyed their company and great hospitality. They were also considerate and very respectful of my privacy.

    My good-sized room was clean with a comfortable double bed with four pillows, a large desk and a comfy office chair. Though John and Lana's home is big, John designed it to be energy efficient using passive solar and solar panels. The passive solar helped keep my room warm at night but it never got too warm during the day. My bathroom was shared with their roommate who is apparently rarely there and I didn't see him once during my whole stay.

    Next to my room was a 300 sq. ft. den that had a large leather sectional couch and huge flat screen TV for entertainment. Just outside the door is the hotel-sized pool, great for doing laps and the jacuzzi which was wonderful for soaking and de-stressing. At night John and Lana usually have a fire going in their fire pit by the pool which makes for a great atmosphere.

    I highly recommend a stay with John and Lana - it truly is a tropical resort except at a fraction of the cost with the added bonus of getting to know two very nice people.

    September 2012
  • This was my first use of AirBnB, and it was great. John and Lana were very hospitable and we had a nice conversation over wine and cheese. They have a beautiful home that John designed, with a great pool in back. The room was bright and clean, with a large desk, fast wi-fi connection, and a comfortable bed. The home in area with twisty, hilly roads great for a run with views of SF Bay. I heartily recommend it.

    September 2012
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University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University, Stanford
Raleigh Engineering
We are a married couple who enjoy entertaining and traveling. We have had people from all over the world stay with us. We have a large house with a cottage in the back yard. We have plenty of support for start-up entrepreneurs . We have professional office facilities, like fax, printers, copiers, conference table. We have a couple of full time tenants that are experts in IT, finance, start-ups, software development, real estate. Plus we have a lot of connections with VC's, investors and movers and shakers in the Valley.
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