Luxury 2BR Suite w/ Sauna & Garden

House - Entire home/apt · Victor Place, Saratoga, CA 95070, United States

Beautiful downstairs suite of 1500 square feet living space inside a luxurious home in the best area of Silicon Valley - for both business travelers and vacationers.

Your host, Helen
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Beautiful downstairs suite of 1500 square feet living space inside a luxurious home in the best area of Silicon Valley - for both business travelers and vacationers.

The Space

The majestic Autumn Room has a king-size super comfortable Simmons Beautyrest bed. The romantic Spring Room has a queen-size bed with extra top cushion and Egyptian cotton down blanket. Both bedrooms are furnished with dressers, nightstands, and closets.

Outside the window a beautiful fountain gives soothing sound from morning to evening. The climbing jasmines release intoxicating fragrance.

The spa-like bathroom features a spacious Sauna. 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 is adequately equipped with a toaster oven, electric stove top, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, etc. Tab water is drinkable with our state-of-art water purification system. Guests can also use our outdoor Weber gas grill to cook your favorite food while enjoying California weather.

In the resort-like backyard, a 1000-square-foot deck is nested in redwood and cedar trees with ample seating for you to relax and enjoy.

Guest Access

Your reservation includes:
- wireless Internet
- complementary coffee
- 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
- welcome snacks

Interaction with Guests

This is a "in-law unit." You have privacy with your own private entry. Because the house is built on a slope, it's designed in such a way that the lower level of the house (where you will be staying) has direct access to the backyard and deck, while the upper level of the house (where my husband and I plus our little dog are living) has access to the street.

The Neighborhood

Walking distance to historical downtown Saratoga, it is located in less than 5 miles from Apple Headquarters in Cupertino and 10 miles from G00GL Headquarters and Microsoft in Mountain View.

Getting around

It is 35 miles south of San Francisco Airport, 18 miles from Stanford University / Palo Alto, and 14 miles from downtown San Jose.

Big Basin Redwood State Park is only 22 miles away. Santa Cruz beach, Monterey, Carmel are all within 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.

I look forward to hosting you!

Other Things to Note

*NOTE: Children count as extra guests.
For security purpose, a picture ID is required for all guests upon checking in.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Helen was a gracious and attentive host. My guests had a wonderful stay. Thank you very much.

    June 2014
  • We spent 4 great nights in Helen and Paul's place during our granddaughter's youth soccer tourney in Morgan Hill (her team won!). Helen's place is perfectly located for our trips to the soccer field and then in the other direction for a visit to Stanford U. If we had time, we were planning to visit Apple or (website hidden), and the San Jose attractions, all nearby, but soccer kept us busy. The times we spent in Helen's spacious and attractive apartment, especially the terrific deck, were very relaxing and easy. Everything we needed was there, and Helen and Paul were friendly and helpful. We didn't know Saratoga or neighboring Los Gatos before, but both towns are really fun, and we walked the short distance to "downtown" Saratoga for a coffee each morning. Highly recommended if you want a convenient south Silicon Valley location for relaxation or business, just 5 or 10 minutes off the highway 85/I-280 corridor.

    June 2014
  • Location is very convenient, near the downtown and schools, the rooms are quiet, clean, the host is also very warm, the wifi, laundry are useful to us.

    February 2014
  • The place is decent for the price. Lots of space. That being said it is listed as "whole home" and it definitely is not. There is only a curtain dividing the upstairs and downstairs and we got in trouble for watching a movie on laptop speakers. Seriously?!?!
    There was constant noise coming from upstairs. Had there been a wall dividing the upstairs and downstairs this would have been a great place, but the little things can ruin your stay and make you feel uncomfortable in the space you are paying for. After the movie incident I was left wishing we had booked a hotel

    January 2014
    Response from Helen:

    Jesse, please be fair in your review. This is listed under "entire home/apt in a house," which is the closest, most accurate category available on AirBnB. Regarding the movie incident, we did not hear anything about movie on speakers, except your extreme loud laughing and screaming. Other disrespect to house rules include leaving dirty dishes and trashes. But I hope you will learn from this experience.

    January 2014
  • Helen rents the lower floor of her house which is beautiful and accommodating. We spent there just over a week. It has everything we needed for a business trip and much more if you are there for pleasure (sauna, wooden outside deck etc'). The living room is large, comfortable and the rooms are spacious, comfortable and well taken care of. Though the kitchen is small it is very functional and we easily cooked a few meals indoors.

    Helen, we really like your place and hope to be able to rent it again on our next trips.

    November 2013
  • We stayed with Helen for 5 nights during our unplanned extended business stay in CA. It was very last minute but she was extremely accommodating.
    PROS -
    - Very clean
    - Big living area
    - Comfy beds!
    - Good shower (I hate bad hotel showers)
    - Easy parking
    - Quiet location
    - Good location for Silicon Valley companies and good restaurants nearby
    - Outside area is really pretty!
    - Plenty in the fridge for your first morning breakfast and lots of other stuff!
    - Small kitchen area so can't cook much however the grill outside is very good and has a stove. Not a problem if you want to eat out.
    - Not much sunlight in the outside deck as covered by trees. However most places don't even have a deck.
    - You are part of the rest of the house with just a dividing curtain covering the stairs

    It was a pleasure staying with them and I wouldn't hesitate to return if back in the area. For the price I got two bedrooms and living area for the same as a single hotel room!

    A good start to AirBNB.

    October 2013
  • Helen and Paul are really wonderful hosts. We spent there two weeks and they really were taking care about us.

    Imagine you arrive late at night after 24 hrs flights - and you find everything you need for breakfast in you refrigerator in the morning!

    The area around is really nice and has everything you need. If you want to hike - you are welcome. For dinner you could walk some 8 mins to Heritage Saratoga to find plenty of places there (and I recommend to walk, not to drive!).

    Great terrace w nice view if you want to read at fresh air… I do recommend to come there for vacations, not for business!

    Thanks a lot, Helen and Paul - and we are confident we come again!

    October 2013
  • We had a great stay in Helen's place. The house is very nice: we had the entire floor to ourselves, with a huge livingroom, 2 comfortables rooms and even an outside deck. Helen is very friendly and the communication was great!
    If we come back to the SF area, we'll definitly stay again at Helen's.

    October 2013
  • Helen and Paul were wonderful hosts. Their place is exactly as described. I would not hesitate to stay with them again if I am in the area.

    September 2013
  • Big thumbs up on Helen's house. Soooo roomy, great location, private entrance, big bedroom, great bathroom, sauna, you name it. Really a beautiful home.
    Helen is a terrific hostess and there's nothing more you could ask for. I look forward to returning and cannot recommend highly enough.
    - LF

    September 2013
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I am an author and entrepreneur. I work at home. 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 am lucky to have a very intelligent yet handyman husband, who has agreed (eventually ;-)) to take on many home improvement projects that will bring my visions to fruition. I look forward to hosting you!
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