3 BR Home on Vineyard near Stanford

House - Entire home/apt · Cervantes Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028, United States

This recently remodeled home is nestled among an oak grove, a waterfall garden and a vineyard in the hills above Stanford (10 mins away) & Palo Alto (20 mins). Perfect for traveling families and groups, as well as startups visiting Silicon Valley.

Your host, Jennifer
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This recently remodeled home is nestled among an oak grove, a waterfall garden and a vineyard in the hills above Stanford (10 mins away) & Palo Alto (20 mins). Perfect for traveling families and groups, as well as startups visiting Silicon Valley.

The Space

This recently remodeled home is nestled among an oak grove, a waterfall garden and a vineyard in the hills above 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 36" HD TV with DVD/VCR and surround sound and a library of movies. 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 and movies 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.

Just off the tennis court is an outdoor patio with table, umbrella and 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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 5 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1950 /week
Monthly Price: $5450 /month
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This location is fantastic. 10 minutes from Stanford campus. Great collection of restaurants and market in between. Surrounded by trail system for peaceful, beautiful (website hidden) left helpful information and the cottage is tasteful, clean, efficient, and very comfortable. Can't wait to stay there again. Beautiful property.

    June 2014
  • Jennifer has been a very good host. She welcomed us warmly and explained everything we needed to know. The house was fabulous, well equipped and nicely located. We stayed with two kids for a week and felt like at home from the very first moment.

    May 2014
  • Courteous and very helpful hosts. House is charming and very comfortable, perfect design for a 3 bedroom, even better than the photos make it out to be. Extremely convenient to Stanford and I280. I loved staying here and can't wait to return.

    May 2014
  • Beautiful property!! We loved the peace and quiet of the area. So much stars to see at night. There is a tennis and basketball court as well as other great amenities. Fun place for all ages. Close to San Francisco, San Jose and all the other places we needed to visit. Jennifer and Bill were very friendly and gave us our privacy!

    October 2013
  • We can't thank Jennifer and Bill enough. They were helpful, easy to talk to, generous and kind. The house is sweet. We will recommend this property to anyone.

    August 2013
  • Jennifer and Bill are gracious hosts and they have a terrific house in a peaceful setting. Since they lived in it themselves for a couple years while they built the main house, the layout works extremely well, it has a nice and fully functional kitchen - unlike some of the guest houses on this site which are converted sheds. It's convenient to 280, Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto and at the same time if you like to bike, some of the best biking roads on the peninsula (and the world for that matter) are literally right outside the door. I spent two months there and highly recommend it - it'll be my first choice to stay when I come back to the area.

    April 2013
  • Jennifer was incredibly accommodating to us during our stay. We very much appreciated having the house so well-stocked as we were there for medical reasons & the overall atmosphere of the area as well is beautiful.

    February 2013
  • Very nice stay. Nice clean house. Would be great in the summer with tennis court etc and pool!

    January 2013
  • The place is magical, situated in a middle of a forest. It was absolutely a treat. We were 4 guys and Jennifer kindly agreed for us to have good friends for dinner at Christmas. On one of the evening she even left us a bottle of wine from her own vineyard. I highly recommend this place.

    December 2012
  • Perfect choice if you want to benefit from the beautiful nature around Palo Alto while being 10 minutes away from most of your meetings. The house lies within a very beautiful property. Jennifer responds real time to any request and is totally easy going and welcoming, while respecting your privacy. I had a great stay, you won't be deceived.

    December 2012
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