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Private View Estate with Spa Close to Stanford and Silicon Valley

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Woodside estate description

Our private family estate is a beautiful, large single story home situated on 5 acres with amazing panoramic views of the East Bay from the Peninsula. Portola Valley is the Californian version of Tuscany with expansive views of rolling hills, sun-drenched vineyards, tall redwood trees.

This is a secure, fenced in, dog-friendly property situated on a private cul-de-sac behind an automated gate with a small vineyard, horse stable, private pool, spa facilities and private gym with yoga or exercise studio. Comfortably and elegantly furnished with a rustic flair.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of Silicon Valley, off of Highway 280, minutes from Highway 101, downtown Palo Alto and the Stanford University campus. We often bike to Stanford and to downtown Palo Alto. Available immediately for summer, Fall or long term rentals. We have a one week minimum for rentals and the property is ideal for family reunions, or retreats. Ideal for large families.

There are running, cycling, horseback riding trails right out the driveway as well as great restaurants, coffee shops and upscale supermarkets in town. We have a small kitchen garden with lettuce and other in season vegetables, all organic.

Electricity, water, and wireless charges included. Weekly housekeeper, gardener, and landscape maintenance included and provided weekly. Our property manager will take care of moving the garbage and recyclables for weekly collection as well as any maintenance issues that might arise in our absence.

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Keywords: Spa, Estate, Villa, Private, View

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Estate
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible party must be 25 years or older...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            View tub and steam shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            This bath is shared by two guest rooms...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Toilet off of yoga room...moreless

          • Gym bath with sauna and steamroom: toilet, shower

            Gym bath includes dry sauna and steam room...moreless

          • Shared bath: toilet, shower

            This bath is shared by two guest rooms...moreless

          • Cottage bath: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Half bath: toilet

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Two kitchens in main house (1 main kitchen + 1 kitchen for gym and pool). Additional small kitchenette in cottage....moreless

          • Dining:

            Multiple dining areas including dining table for 12, kitchen table for about 12, bar seating and outdoor tables...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Two refrigerators in main kitchen. One refrigerator in gym kitchen. One refrigerator in cottage....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped main kitchen. Dishes and utensils also available in gym and cottage....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully equipped main kitchen. Dishes and utensils also available in gym and cottage....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Two dishwashers in main kitchen. One dishwasher in gym kitchen....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Espresso machine, single serve coffee makers, drip and so on...moreless

          • Stove:

            Large stove in main kitchen. Small stove in cottage....moreless

          • Oven:

            Two traditional ovens in main kitchen....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Microwaves in all kitchens...moreless

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Private view estate close to extensive mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian trails. Includes private garden, small vineyard. Spa theme includes separate gym, sauna and yoga studio. Wireless internet throughout property (dual redundant systems)....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Video Game Console
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library
              • Video Games
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys
              • Game Room

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Computer Available

              Pool & Spa

              • Sauna
              • Private Pool
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                Two electric bikes plus others...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Gazebo
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Situated in the Coast Range foothills. Ridge line across bay includes Mount Hamilton and Mount Diablo. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                San Francisco Bay surrounded by mountains. Includes overlook of Silicon Valley and Stanford....moreless

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Mountain Biking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Golf
              • Equestrian Events
              • Surfing
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Rock Climbing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Fitness Center
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              7 night min stay

              $10,150 $37,500
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 15 - Nov 30
              7 night min stay

              $15,050

              Discounts: 10 nights or more: $2,000 Nightly

              Christmas
              Dec 20 - Jan 3
              7 night min stay

              $15,050

              Discounts: 10 nights or more: $2,000 Nightly

              Easter
              Mar 15 - Apr 15
              7 night min stay

              $15,050

              Discounts: 10 nights or more: $2,000 Nightly

              Graduation
              Jun 10 - Jun 24
              7 night min stay

              $15,050

              Discounts: 10 nights or more: $2,000 Nightly

              Super Bowl 2016
              Feb 1 - Feb 14, 2016
              14 night min stay

              $28,000
              flat fee
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/13/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              SFO and SJC
              6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Cal Train - Palo Alto
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 280
              20 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Half Moon Bay
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Stanford Golf Course
              1.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Portola Kitchen

              Car: Necessary

              In the country side of Silicon Valley, Portola Valley is a perfect get-away: nestled in the foothills close to Stanford University, Palo Alto, the Sand Hill VCs, the rest of Silicon Valley including premiere hiking, biking and running routes that overlook San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. From here it is an easy peaceful drive to San Jose / new stadium (south) and San Francisco / America's Cup (north) along design-winning Highway 280. You can get to Stanford University and the CalTrain station by driving about 10 minutes due east.

              This magical home is perfect for family gatherings (special permission required for weddings and large parties); as there are plenty of private outdoor and indoor spaces for sitting, dancing and relaxing. It is located at the top of the hill of a quiet cul de sac street with connected running trails throughout the most peaceful and private portions of Portola Valley. Often you see deer, hawks and other wildlife. It is a couple minutes down the hill to local Portola Valley shopping (e.g., Bianchini's Market in Ladera Shopping Center to the left and Robert's Market to the right).

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1992

              About the owner: I'm Jack and my partner, Leigh, and I want to share our home with people who will appreciate it's unique beauty and serenity. I am an IP attorney teaching internationally. Leigh is a Stanford Ph.D and entrepreneur. We are both early stage venture investors and love to see the world.

              Why the Owner Chose Woodside:
              This property has exceptional privacy in an ideal location within minutes of Stanford University as well as the rest of Silicon Valley including the Google, Apple and Facebook campus.

              The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
              We love to exercise outdoors, have our privacy, and commune with nature. This property is perfect for all of that. Late Spring, Summer and Fall months bring beautiful, hot sunny weather without humidity so it's the perfect time to visit and see the Bay Area at its' best.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Entry with big oak and main house on right

                Entry with big oak and main house on right

              • Better photography from someone else nearby

                Better photography from someone else nearby

              • Pool

                Pool

              • Grill with rotisserie, fire pit and hot tub next to gym and pool

                Grill with rotisserie, fire pit and hot tub next to gym and pool

              • Dining room

                Dining room

              • Steinway

                Steinway

              • Master bed (McCrausky California King) with window seat. Garden/fountain views.

                Master bed (McCrausky California King) with window seat. Garden/fountain views.

              • Master bath with steam shower and oversize tub (toilet and bidet not shown)

                Master bath with steam shower and oversize tub (toilet and bidet not shown)

              • Seating area off of main deck

                Seating area off of main deck

              • Guest bed (queen)

                Guest bed (queen)

              • Fully equipped gym with steam room, sauna, separate kitchen, big TV and seating

                Fully equipped gym with steam room, sauna, separate kitchen, big TV and seating

              • Cottage bed

                Cottage bed

              • My pathetic attempt to shoot the view from one of our decks

                My pathetic attempt to shoot the view from one of our decks

              • Another swell view shot showing Stanford's Hoover Tower

                Another swell view shot showing Stanford's Hoover Tower

              • Fire pit, hot tub and seating

                Fire pit, hot tub and seating

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Seating area with fireplace and Steinway piano

                Seating area with fireplace and Steinway piano

              • Back Garden

                Back Garden

              • View from Window Seat

                View from Window Seat

              • Fountain path

                Fountain path

              • Guest bed (queen) with fireplace and view windows (south bay).  Bath not shown.

                Guest bed (queen) with fireplace and view windows (south bay). Bath not shown.

              • Guest bed (queen)

                Guest bed (queen)

              • Unattached guest cottage with panoramic view and fireplace (1 BR/BA and kitchen)

                Unattached guest cottage with panoramic view and fireplace (1 BR/BA and kitchen)

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              Date last modified - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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              5 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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