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Privacy and Serenity Within Minutes of Stanford University and Palo Alto

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View of Western Hills from Deck and Living Room


Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Palo Alto house description

A half hour south of San Francisco, and within minutes of Stanford University, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, you will find this home tucked up and away on a private lane -- with beautiful views from it's living room, bedrooms and deck -- the essence of privacy and serenity. Designed to be one with its beautiful surroundings, the front entrance to the house opens to vaulted ceilings that frame the hills, open sky, native oak and eucalyptus trees. The living room includes a gas wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating, 55' flat screen TV, and a view that is lovely any time of year. The view extends to the master bedroom suite, with king size bed, seating area next to gas fireplace, and private bath. Sliding glass doors lead from the master bedroom to a Jacuzzi, where you can melt the day away with a glass of wine as you take in the view and wildlife. Off the well-equipped, open and ample kitchen/breakfast nook, is an office/bedroom with an oversized armchair sleeper, and separate bath. The third bedroom, en-suite, has two twin beds which can be assembled as a king if desired. It has its own private entrance, sitting area, wood-burning fireplace, desk, private patio, and floor to ceiling views of a garden, oaks and hills.

Sliding glass doors off the kitchen open to a patio with seating area, as well as lawn, flower garden and swimming pool. Wander up the steps to the Aerie, with swing, seating area and lovely view of garden and pool below, and hills beyond. A large deck off the living room includes two covered seating areas suitable for cocktails and dining.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30 years old...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is a one step down to the Living and Dining rooms. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 king

            Suite with seating area, gas fireplace, TV and private bath....moreless

          • Office Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Office bedroom with separate bath...moreless

          • Twin/King bedroom suite: 2 twin/ single

            Private entrance suite with seating area, fireplace, patio...moreless

          • Linens, blankets, duvets, plush towels

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Satellite...moreless

          • Television:

            55' Flat Panel in Living Room 26' in Master Bedroom 26' in Private Entrance Suite...moreless

          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountain Biking
          • Racquetball
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            Three fireplaces. Living, Master Bedroom, Private Entrance Suite...moreless

          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central Heating...moreless

          • Internet:

            DSL High Speed Internet...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            Two covered parking spaces. Four car open area parking...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Land line...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster:

            Toaster Oven...moreless


          • Bicycles
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill

          Pool / Spa



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          from 4 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Holiday Season
          Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
          7 night min stay

          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $3,900 $13,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $89
          • Cleaning Fee $150
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Taxes Not included


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          Last updated: 12/11/2014
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          23 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          San Francisco International Airport
          1.7 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Village Pub
          33.2 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          San Francisco Ferry Terminal
          6.3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Stanford University Golf Course
          6.7 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Redwood City Caltrain
          2.3 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 280
          1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Little Store
          218 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Lake Tahoe
          17.3 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Half Moon Bay

          Car: Necessary

          Woodside is an exclusive, small village in a beautiful, secluded wooded setting, situated within 15 minutes of Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Shopping Center, the lovely town of Palo Alto, and the Venture Capital corridor on Sandhill Road. It is a very well situated launching point to many of Northern California's wonderful treasures. It is 1.2 miles from Highway 280, providing access north to San Francisco, 33 miles away, and south to Silicon Valley and San Jose, respectively 15 minutes and 30 minutes away, depending on traffic. Several wineries are 15-20 minutes away, and the coast and town of Half Moon Bay is just a 35 minute drive west over the hills.

          Less than two hours South is the Monterey Peninsula, highly recommended for its scenery, the one of a kind Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hemingway's Cannery Row, great restaurants, the 17-mile drive, the lovely, picturesque town of Carmel, and the rugged coast of Big Sur.

          Less than two hours to the North is every wine lover's not-to-be-missed destination of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Blessed with gorgeous weather any time of year, it's a great place to pick up the makings for a picnic, and find lovely spots in which to enjoy it -- between wine tastings.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1994

          About the owner: We have lived here for 19 years as we pursued our respective careers in high tech marketing, medicine and real estate. We love our 'piece of heaven' and look forward to sharing it with you. Between us, we have family in Argentina, Europe, and closer to home in Texas and Nevada. We love to travel... We just heard about VRBO and HomeAway, and listing our home seemed like a good way both share the pleasure, have the house occupied, and support our travels.

          Why the Owner Chose Palo Alto:
          We fell in love with this property the very first time we visited it. We were bowled over by the view, the privacy and the quiet... all within minutes of our respective work locations, downtown Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center, and with easy access to San Francisco to the North; Silicon Valley and San Jose to the South. We did some remodeling to incorporate the beautiful outdoors and views. With all there is to do elsewhere, we often just prefer to stay home, enjoying the pool, puttering in the garden, savoring a glass of wine while reading on the deck, or napping in the hammock. When we have a rainstorm, it is utterly delightful to experience the beauty of it through the high living room windows, while enjoying a good movie in front of the cozy fireplace, with our two Russian Blues, Jake and Elwood curled up on our laps.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Without hesitation, the uniqueness of the property is the combination of secluded privacy and beautiful surroundings, with surprisingly easy access to the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you are visiting for pleasure or business, you will have the peace and quiet of a rural setting, within minutes of fine dining, Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, a great variety of cultural and entertainment choices, and easy day trips to wonderful destinations including San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Valleys and the Monterey Peninsula. See the map area below for links on suggested destinations, favorite restaurants, activities, etc.

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          Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian


          • View of Western Hills from Deck and Living Room

            View of Western Hills from Deck and Living Room

          • House and Deck from Garden

            House and Deck from Garden

          • Living Room and Porches from Deck

            Living Room and Porches from Deck

          • Gentle Neighbor Off the Deck

            Gentle Neighbor Off the Deck

          • View from Aerie swing.

            View from Aerie swing.

          • Favorite Roses

            Favorite Roses

          • Kitchen Patio

            Kitchen Patio

          • Living/Dining seen from Vestibule

            Living/Dining seen from Vestibule

          • Thanksgiving for Eight

            Thanksgiving for Eight

          • Master Suite Bedroom

            Master Suite Bedroom

          • Master Bedroom Suite Bath

            Master Bedroom Suite Bath

          • Private Entrance Bedroom Suite

            Private Entrance Bedroom Suite

          • Pool View of House

            Pool View of House

          • View from Seating Area on Deck

            View from Seating Area on Deck

          • Outdoor Dining Area off Deck

            Outdoor Dining Area off Deck

          • Pool from Aerie

            Pool from Aerie

          • Spring Flower Bed

            Spring Flower Bed

          • Porch and Flower Bed Outside Dining Room

            Porch and Flower Bed Outside Dining Room

          • Entry Way Vestibule

            Entry Way Vestibule

          • Dining Room

            Dining Room

          • Kitchen from Living Room

            Kitchen from Living Room

          • Master Bedroom Suite View

            Master Bedroom Suite View

          • Office Bedroom with Queen Bed

            Office Bedroom with Queen Bed

          • View from Second Bedroom

            View from Second Bedroom

          VRBO #492982

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

          $650 - $714 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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          Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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          • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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