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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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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Property Damage Protection$99
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.