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Experience Best of SF Bay Area! Sunnyvale 3/2 Furn House + Outdoor Living Space

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Miles from Levi Stadium, Great America Theme Park, Child & Dog Friendly

An experience like no other in the San Francisco Bay Area! This beautiful three bedroom/two bath, furnished Sunnyvale home is perfectly located for discovering all that the Bay Area has to offer. The house is completely furnished, and loaded with extras: High speed internet, air conditioning and HDTV. All the utilities including sewer/water, power, waste management and gardener are provided at no extra cost. Cost and length of stay are negotiable, depending on your needs.

The house is built in a U shape around an enclosed courtyard providing privacy, fresh air, natural lighting and comfort in the heart of Santa Clara Valley, A fenced back yard and the enclosed court yard in front offer outdoor living space (ideal for children and/or a small dog). The property is more spacious and private then what you will ever find at a hotel, condo or apartment.

Relax in a sunken living room under a cathedral ceiling, on white leather sofas, with a 42' HDTV and fireplace. Books, games, videos, and toys, are available for entertaining children.

Cook in a gourmet kitchen, complete with granite counters and top of the line stainless steel appliances. The large family style kitchen is fully equipped with, dishes, stemware, cookware, even cookie sheets, oils and spices. The kitchen table will easily seat eight.

The beds are freshly made and towels and hair dryer are available for your convenience. The master bedroom has a king size bed and its own bathroom equipped with grab bars and a shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bathroom has an enclosed tub/shower combination with a sliding glass door, and a bidet. The third bedroom has a full size bed and desk with computer hook-up.

Walk your children and/or dog to the local Las Palmas Park. Enjoy the huge playground, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts. The park, less than two blocks away, has a beautiful pond and fountains, barbeque pits and picnic tables and pet area. Walk just a little further to Safeway, Office Depot, Sprout Farmer's Market, Pet Depot, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, and Twenty-Four Hour Nautilus. The possibilities are endless!

Sunnyvale is in the heart of Silicon Valley, near the southern end of San Francisco Bay, between Palo Alto and San Jose. The area is a gateway to many world renowned technology companies such as Yahoo!, Intel, Apple, Google, HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Facebook, Palo Alto Networks. The house is relatively close to major event centers such as Levi’s Stadium, the San Jose Shark Tank- SAP Center and the new Home of the Earthquakes - Avaya Stadium. The San Jose International Airport (SJC)is a twenty-five minute drive from the house. Highways 680, 880 and 280, 101 and 85 make access to many iconic and historic areas convenient.

For COLLEGE, GRADUATIONS & WEDDINGS: Santa Clara University, San Jose State, Stanford, and the area’s best wedding venues are all very nearby including Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Villa Montalvo, Los Gatos and The Mountain Winery.

SPORTS: Levi’s Stadium, Home of Super Bowl 50 is less than six miles, drive from this ideal Sunnyvale house. Drive less than three miles to the George F. Haines International Swim Center, the site of international swim meets, and a "home" for world-class and Olympic swimmers, divers, and synchronized swimmers. The SAP Center, home of San Jose Sharks, is only nine miles out the front door. Don’t miss the San Francisco Giants play at AT&T, only forty-five miles away.

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: Kaiser Permanente Hospital is only three miles from the house; Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and O'Connor Hospital are all close by.

SHOPPING: There are endless opportunities to shop in Santa Clara as well as anywhere from the East Bay to San Francisco. Some of our favorites are Santana Row http://www.santanarow.com, Westfield Valley Fair (four miles away), Stanford Shopping Center (fifteen miles away) and Carmel-by-The-Sea (about seventy-five miles). The outlet shopping in Gilroy and Livermore are an easy thirty minutes away.

ENTERTAINMENT PARKS & MUSUEMS: Great America Theme Park, less than 5 miles; great museums including the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Museum of Art and the Rosicrucian are all no more than nine miles away; Shoreline Park (SF Bay Wetlands), ten miles; All amazing places for the entire family to explore.

ADVENTURE: The surrounding sights, sounds and sensations of nature are unforgettable. Drive about thirty-five miles to the SANTA CRUZ beaches for boating, surfing, beach combing and a great amusement arcade (http://www.santacruz.org). Hike, ride a zip line, bike, or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains (http://www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-santa-clara-california and http://www.roaringcamp.com). Or, drive up the coast to SAN FRANCISCO (http://www.sanfrancisco.travel) and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, explore Angel Island and experience Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Union Square, and Golden Gate Park. The scenery, fresh air, and vibrations are unforgettable. Down the coast in the other direction is MONTEREY BAY Aquarium, 'Seventeen Mile Drive', Carmel and many golf courses along the way – Spy Glass and Spanish Bay are favorites (http://www.monterey.com).

More Details

Owner
Lorraine
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Lorraine

This has been our primary home for many years. I was a teacher in Sunnyvale for thirty four years, and my husband had an automotive repair business. We are retired now, and like to travel. When we are away, our fully furnished, well equipped three bedroom/two bath single family dream home is rented to others. Our daughter lives directly across the street, and serves as hostess in our absence. We appreciate doing business with our guests and love having a home to come back too.

Lorraine purchased this house in 1998

Why Lorraine chose Sunnyvale

We like the climate and the location. The house is center of a 35 mile radius extending to San Francisco, The Pacific Coast, Montery Bay and the CA redwood forests. Sunnyvale is cooled by a gentle breeze from the San Francisco Bay in the afternoons. It is a short bike ride to the wet lands, and a very short walk to the neighborhood park or other local favorites like Starbucks, Trader Joes, Borders, a work out room, and swimming at the 24 Hour Nautilus or the public library.

What makes this house unique

Because of its central location, play can be easily combined with work, school, family and medical needs. The house is within a three mile radius of Apple, HP, Intel, Yahoo, IBM, Micro Soft, Symantec, Netflix, Moffet Field, Kaiser and El Camino Hospitals and the University of Santa Clara.. It is only nine miles from Stanford Unniversity and San Jose State University.

Bottom line: The house is more affordable than a 5* hotel, more private than an apartment, more spacious than a condo, and more central than most other options.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your prompt return of our deposit! Everything about the home was wonderful! It doesn’t feel like a rental, it feels like we are staying with friends when we stay there! Thanks again for sharing your home with us! This is a great option for our family, and will most definitely try to rent again, the next time our plans bring us to Sunnyvale!!
Jan 2016
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Amenities

Sunnyvale West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Glass enclosure
  • Glass/tile enclosures. Second bathroom includes a bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , plus desk and internet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our goal is to provide comfort, convenience, privacy and securtiy for your stay. Motion activated surveillance cameras are mounted outside the house for added security. This is the perfect home for interim housing needs, job transitions, or small family gatherings: Short walk to Las Palmas Park. (Walking dogs, kids, picnicing, barbequeing, soccer, baseball, tennis.) Close to major hi-tech industries and Levi Stadium. Great America Amusement Park within three miles.Shopping, Trader Joe's, 24 Hour Nautilus, good restaurants within walking distance. An hour from Santa Cruz beaches or San Francisco.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Experience Best of SF Bay Area! Sunnyvale 3/2 Furn House + Outdoor Living Space
average rating of 4.852941 based on 70 reviews
5

Worked out great for San Jose trip

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for about a week in April 2017 and it worked out very well for my group of 4 adults and 1 toddler. This house is in an excellent quiet location with easy access to the various places we wanted to visit - Big Basin Redwood park, Avaya stadium, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, etc...seemed like the worst of the traffic on the freeways was always going the opposite direction we were, another indication we chose the right place to stay. The park (within easy walking distance) was a very nice one. The kitchen in this house was nice and useful and we were able to make our own breakfast each day. The price was reasonable considering the otherwise incredibly high rental & housing prices in the Bay Area (by my standards, anyway). If/when I visit San Jose again, this rental would be top of my list - thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whenever we return to the Bay Area, we're always thankful to have a home to come back to. And it's a pleasure to be able to let our guests make use of it in our absence.
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5

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and fully equipped. I

loved the atrium with the gorgeous rose garden.

The area is quiet and very safe.

Thank you Lorraine, we enjoyed staying in your home very much and look forward to staying there again.

Sandra Vasquez

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

This is an excellent villa and includes the home comfort you would need for a great holiday.

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely house, spacious, comfortable, clean and well equiped. Lorraine was very helpful and visited to see if everything is ok. In short I would have no hesitation in recommending this house to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, clean, and incredibly comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great and communicative, the home is cozy and incredibly well-furnished (the furniture, cookware, televisions, etc. are all amazing), and there are many fun things to do and good places to eat in the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place in Sunnyvale!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was close to the grocery store and some good restaurants. We really enjoyed the restaurant/ downtown area in Sunnyvale. It's a great evening hang out place. Hobee's is also highly recommended.

We enjoyed the little "courtyard" in front of the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Lorraine's house to rent while attending a family wedding. The pictures do not do this house justice! It is very spacious, and although it looks a little dated in pictures, is not that way at all in person. It's situated in a gorgeous neighborhood, with an AMAZING park nearby. The courtyard is such a beautiful feature and allows for natural light and privacy at the same time!

We were a family of 8 adults and 2 young children. Lorraine was very accomodating and allowed us to bring our yellow lab, which was fantastic! We were all VERY comfortable the beds are some of the best I've come across in renting vacation homes, we can't say enough great things about our experience!

The only drawback is the BBQ does not work. We bought a fresh tank of gas, and had some very handy people with us, but could not get it to work. Hardly worth deducting a star over though.

House is in a great location. Easy distance to the Redwood Forest. I would stay here every time we go to see our family and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sunken Gardens
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Caltrain
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Frwys 85, 280, and 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Country Gourmet, Black Angus, or Fish Market
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Santa Cruz
Car: recommended

CLOSEST ENTERTAINMENT PARKS:

LEVI STADIUM, new home of the 49ers in Santa Clara, GREAT AMERICA THEME PARK and the SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER. are about 7 miles from house.

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, about 9 miles; and, the Shoreline Park (SF Bay Wetlands), 8 miles. Both are great places for children and adults alike to explore and enjoy a fun filled day!

GREAT DAY TRIPS FROM THE SUNNYVALE HOUSE INCLUDE:

Driving over the hill to the Santa Cruz Beaches and Boardwalk, about 32 miles for boating, surfing, beach combing and a great amusement park and arcade, or volley ball on the beach.

Surfing, kayaking, bird, seal, otter, whale watching or deep sea fishing in the Monterey Bay.

If you have any energy let over, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Doing the 'Seventeen Mile Drive' between Monterey and Carmel or stop at one of many golf courses to play a round of golf.

Hiking, riding a zip line, biking, or riding a train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains.

Driving up the coast to San Francisco and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. The scenery, fresh air, and vibrations are unforgettable.

HOSPITALS

If you are in need of medical attention, the area has fine hospitals: Kaiser Permanente is about 2 miles from our Sunnyvale home;

ElCamino Hospital, is about 8 miles; and, Stanford Hospital, is nearly 12 miles from the house.

UNIVERSITIES:

Do you want to do some research or attend graduation? The University of Santa Clara is within 3 miles; California State University at San Jose is only 9 miles; while Stanford is 12 miles from the house.

BUSINESSES

The area Is booming with numerous major industries such as: Apple, HP, Adulent, Texas Instruments, less than 3 miles from the house; Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, Oracle are less than 5 miles away; Google, Symantec & many others within 7 miles.

Our Sunnyvale Home provides a haven for work/life balance!

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Rates & Availability

Sunnyvale West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
$6,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
House keeping $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

To secure a reservation a $300 initial payment is required (credit cards accepted). E-checks are preferred for the balance due. (An efficient bank to bank transfer in a secure environment with no processing fee!) In case of necessity, a one time adjustment in Check In/Check Out dates may be possible. The deposit/initial payment will be forfeited if reservation is canceled. If the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the house is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded within ten days of departure.

The monthly rate includes all utilities, waste management, TV, Wi-Fi, and gardener. Everything is in place. All you have to do is relax and enjoy it!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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