About This Listing
Remodeled home nestled among an oak grove, waterfall & vineyard in the hills above Stanford (10 min) & Palo Alto (20 min). Perfect for traveling families and groups, as well as startups visiting Silicon Valley. Tennis ct, 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.
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 a new kitchen and bath in 2013.
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 brass & iron queen bed fitted with 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. There's a DVD/VCR and TV as well as a walk-in closet, dresser and full-length mirror.
The second bedroom has a queen bed, desk and closet with plenty of shelving. The third bedroom has a twin bed and a dresser. Additional sleeping for 1-2 is available on the convertible loveseat in the living room.
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 DVD/VCR and surround sound. You'll have one of Comcast's top internet and cable packages (Preferred Plus XF) with ESPN, HBO, Starz and a few other premium 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 the most flexible cancellation policy available on airbnb.
To check availability, click on the "calendar" tab above the big photo at the top. To check rates, plug in your dates and you can check the total before booking.
You'll enjoy full access to the house, with your own 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).
Interaction with Guests
Your hosts are generally available on-site during your visit for answering questions and addressing any issues that may come up.
This is an ideal location - close to Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Mountain View. It's only 5 minutes from shopping and the I-280 yet feels peaceful, rural and secluded.
The nearest train station is Palo Alto.
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 large parties or outdoor gatherings, or bring guests with animals. If there are any questions, please ask.
What a wonderful house and such lovely, accommodating hosts! They went out of their way to accommodate our group, were extremely friendly and communicative above and beyond what was expected or required.
Exactly as described, I'd recommend this fantastic house with expensive grounds to anyone!
I rented this house for our family who came to visit over Christmas. They could not have been more pleased! The home was lovely, spacious, clean and well-appointed. It made our holidays so much better to have a great place for them to stay. The price is more than reasonable for the quality. Many thanks to our host!
Beautiful House! Great place with fantastic view!! I love it!! Highly recommended if you need a place with 3 bedrooms. The kitchen is also fully equipped!
This location is fantastic. 10 minutes from Stanford campus. Great collection of restaurants and market in between. Surrounded by trail system for peaceful, beautiful hikes. Host left helpful information and the cottage is tasteful, clean, efficient, and very comfortable. Can't wait to stay there again. Beautiful property.
Good local dive bar and burger joint with an outdoor patio.3915 Alpine Rd Portola Valley CA 94028
Close convenient grocery. Great meats produce.3130 Alpine Rd, #415 Portola Valley CA 94028
Great local coffee shop with frozen yogurt and free WiFiAlpine Road Portola Valley CA 94028
Nice local grocery store. Great desserts.4420 Alpine Rd Portola Valley CA 94028
Great place for kids, also nearby playground and ball fields765 Portola Rd Portola Valley CA 94028
Loved by the locals.Portola Road Portola Valley CA 94028
Quiet bar and restaurant nearby.884 Portola Rd Portola Valley CA 94028
Nice bar restaurant with spectacular views.2825 Sand Hill Rd Menlo Park CA 94025
The nearest Starbucks is about 12 minutes away. You might be better off going to Konditorei nearby - about 4 minutes away.Sharon Park Drive Menlo Park CA 94025
Beautiful campus - always something going on: sports, concerts, exhibitions. Nice art galleries, trails, paths and biking.711 Serra St Stanford CA 94305
Excellent dining, very dark and clubby with a great winelist.2967 Woodside Rd Woodside CA 94062
Hotspot for Silicon Valley breakfast.3062 Woodside Rd Woodside CA 94062
Great breakfast place - where all the entrepreneurs and VC stalk each otherWoodside Road Woodside CA 94062
Electronics mecca340 Portage Ave Palo Alto CA 94306