Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, our quiet and comfortable 4 BD family home features restful gardens with fruit trees, deck and patio. This oasis is close to trains, restaurants, shopping, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Stanford and Levi Stadium.
Situated on a quiet street, this private and secluded house is light and airy with beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.The kitchen and dining room are open and overlook the back deck with gas BBQ and gardens. Relax in the living room and enjoy a movie on our 50 inch TV. There is a collection of DVDs suitable for both adults and children, as well as Netflix, and high speed WiFi.
Sit outside either on the shaded front patio while listening to the sound of the fountain- you can even lie in the hammock - or on the sunny back deck next to the giant orange tree and enjoy the drone of the bees in the garden. Soak in the hot tub at the end of the day. Pick some organic fruit or vegetables and enjoy the antics of our backyard chickens in the far corner of the lot. And no, there are no roosters to wake you from your peaceful slumber!
There are three bedrooms with hardwood floors and beamed ceilings. These will comfortably accommodate 5, or 6 with a fold-out cot.
The master bedroom has a queen bed, en suite and garden views.
A second bedroom has bunks and is especially suited to children (can you find the hidden toys?).
The third bedroom has a twin bed and can fit a fold out cot.
Washer and dryer are in the hallway, and there is a clothes line outside if you prefer to air-dry your clothes in the California sun.
You will have access to the yard and gardens, and to fresh fruit and vegetables if in season, and possibly fresh eggs.
Interaction with guests
We will mostly interact via phone or email
Other things to note
Discounted prices for longer term stays are available for guests who are willing to fed the cat and chickens.
This is our family home - not a hotel. We do our best, but family homes are rarely perfect! It is quiet, clean and comfortable. We love living here and hope you would too.
No shoes indoors
There is a one week (7 night) minimum for reservations in June-August 2017. Otherwise, three (3) night minimum for all reservations.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
I'm a New Zealander who landed in Silicon Valley 15 years ago for work....and never left. My husband and I now have two US-Kiwi kids and we love to explore the many, diverse and wonderful parts of California. We are keen outdoors-people and especially love to rock climb. We know all the ins and outs of visiting many of the nearby National parks, particularly Yosemite. I am a science writer by profession and love to stay active, preferably by trying to kill myself in endurance races. The local area has superb cycling and I love to climb and descend the nearby mountain roads. I also enjoy gardening, and growing what I can in the fabulous climate that we enjoy here.