About This Listing
Come to discover the hidden jewel of Silicon Valley: 1,500 sq.ft. 2-bedroom suite with large family room, sauna, and resort-like backyard. Walk to downtown. Close to Apple Headquarters and other companies. Unparalleled value with luxury and comfort!
This luxurious two-bedroom is a lock-off "in-law unit" in the lower level of the house with private entry. It features a spacious sauna for your exclusive indulgence!
The majestic Autumn Room has a king-size super comfortable Simmons Beautyrest bed. The romantic Spring Room has a full/queen-size bed with extra cushion top and Egyptian cotton down blanket.
The spa-like bathroom has a tub, and is adjunct to the sauna room. Relax in your private sauna after a day's work or play!
The large family room has a fireplace, TV with cable, and a stereo system. A queen-size sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress can easily accommodate two guests without sacrificing the comfort of sleeping in a bed.
The kitchenette has everything you need for simple cooking. It's equipped with toaster oven, coffee maker, toaster, and electric kettle. A microwave with Inverter technology allows you to cook evenly anything from breakfast to appetizer to dinnertime meals. Guests can also use our outdoor Weber gas grill (with stove) to cook your favorite food while enjoying California weather.
Tab water is drinkable with our state-of-art water purification system.
In the resort-like backyard, a 1000-square-foot deck terrace is nested in redwood and cedar trees. Two fountains, one outside your bedroom windows and another in the backyard, give soothing sound from morning to evening. Immerse in nature's healing energy and just relax and enjoy!
The house is built on a slope such that the upper level of the house (where my husband and I, plus our little dog are living) is at the street level, and the lower of the house (where you will be staying) is at the level of the deck and backyard. Your private entry is located at the side yard. The suite is very quiet and peaceful, but you may hear us upstairs.
Your reservation includes:
- welcome snacks with bottled water
- wireless Internet
- complementary coffee and tea
- private Sauna
- olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, dishes and utensils in kitchen
- hair dryer, shampoo, shower gel, etc. in bathroom
- laundry facilities, laundry detergent, iron and ironing board in laundry room (shared)
The laundry room is located at lower level of the house. If you stay more than one week, we may need to use laundry facilities, in which case we will coordinate a time that is convenient to you.
Interaction with Guests
We respect your privacy and would not disturb you during your stay, but we would be happy to chat whenever convenient.
We are located in a 5-minute walk to downtown Saratoga where you will find top-rated restaurants and boutique coffee shops. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. Air is fresher and cleaner than busier cities such as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Palo Alto. Nearby are picturesque hiking trails and biking paths that lead to the skyline of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
It's best to have a car to get to our house. It is 35 miles south of San Francisco Airport, 18 miles from Stanford University / Palo Alto, and 14 miles from downtown San Jose.
For business travelers, our house is located in less than 5 miles from Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, 10 miles from G00GL and Microsoft in Mountain View, and 5 miles from Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos. Other Silicon Valley companies such as FACEBXXK, YAHXX, Adobe, etc. are all within 20-30 minute drive.
For vacationers, Big Basin Redwood State Park is only 22 miles away. San Francisco, Santa Cruz beach, and Monterey are all within a 45-minute to 1-hour drive. If you want to venture a little further, Big Sur - spectacular west coast - is less than 2 hours, and Yosemite National Park is less than 3.5 hours away.
Whether you are on a business trip or vacation, this is an ideal place to stay as a home away from home.
Other Things to Note
Children count as extra guests.
For security purpose, a picture ID is required for all guests upon checking in.
•Only registered guests allowed on the premises.
•No smoking on the entire property.
•No loud music and noise between 10pm and 8am
•No outside shoes inside the house
•Close all the windows when heater or air-conditioner is on
•Turn off lights, close and lock windows and doors when leaving the property
•Clean up dishes and take out trash before checking out
•Keys must be returned upon check-out
Violation of house rules may result in immediate termination of the reservation, and forfeiture of all fees paid.
By booking this property, you agree to exempt the host from any liability charges due to any accident or injury during your stay.
Treat yourself like king or queen in this majestic Autumn Room with super comfortable beautyrest king bed
It was pleasure staying at the guest house. We never felt we are away from home. Everything needed was available. We would love to come and stay again.
John, Thank you for letting me know you were very happy with your stay. In a private message to me you said: "My first time was excellent. Wonderful property with lots of privacy. .... That's right this place has a sauna and it was wonderful. Perfect Temperature and great way to end the day. I hope Helen will have me again next time." Thanks!
I loved this place! I just wish I had more time to spend here at the location to truly enjoy the patio and surrounding area. Helen is wonderful and very helpful! I would recommend this location to anyone looking for an upscale experience at a very affordable price!
Helen's home was the perfect space for me and two colleagues on an extended business trip. It was extremely clean, comfortable and, being so close to downtown Saratoga, allowed us to walk to dinner at night. The sauna was also a really great plus. Helen was an extremely gracious and proactive host, making sure we had everything we needed. All in all, we had a wonderful experience and Helen's home really felt like our home by the time we left.
Helen was a gracious and generous host. The apartment is beautifully appointed and comfortable--a very stylish space in a sweet neighborhood, convenient to the downtown Saratoga strip with great restaurants and easy commute to Silicon Valley. Thanks, Helen.
Helen is a wonderful host and a very nice person, taking care of everything, she has a true sense of hospitality. During our stay she was always willing to help, always answering our questions very rapidly.
Her house was really a harbour of peace, very clean and comfortable, decorated with taste. We enjoyed the private sauna and the beautiful terrace. The whole place has a lot of charm.
We truly recommend Helen's place, we had a delicious stay in her house.
I did not actually stay at Helen's home, however I coordinated the reservation for 2 of our employees who were in town for a full week. The two guests really enjoyed their stay with Helen! They thought it was much better then a hotel, since they had more room space to spread out during the trip. They enjoyed the privacy, sauna and location very much. Thanks Helen for also being so VERY EASY to get in touch with, it really made a big difference!
This host has 15 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Helen
I am an author and entrepreneur. In my spare time, I enjoy dance, yoga, playing piano, travel, and more. One of my hobbies is to design and decorate my home. Being an AirBnb host allows me to do what I love to do and, at the same time, provide an enjoyable experience for my guests. I look forward to hosting you!
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