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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: 01/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths On 4.7 Acres In Wooded Setting; Views Of The Western Hills.

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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

Other Amenities

  • This is an ideal spot for visiting executives; couples seeking a private, romantic get away; families with 2-3 children....moreless


  • 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


  • Seating for 8 people


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,200 $13,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/08/2017
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  • Stanford University

    "Stanford University in Palo Alto, is widely recognized as one of the world's leading researc..."

  • Stanford Shopping Center

    "An outdoors shopping center! Amongst the beautiful, year-round floral display, you'll find m..."

  • Filoli Center

    "Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the fi..."

  • Shoreline Amphitheatre

  • Computer History Museum

    "All about Silicon Valley in one place."

  • Children's Discovery Museum

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 Woodside, CA, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/08/2017

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  • View of Western Hills from Deck and Living Room

    View of Western Hills from Deck and Living Room

  • Pool from Aerie

    Pool from Aerie

  • Pool View of House

    Pool View of House

  • Favorite Roses

    Favorite Roses

  • Another view

    Another view

  • 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

  • View from 2nd Bedroom Suite

    View from 2nd Bedroom Suite

  • Office/Third Bedroom

    Office/Third Bedroom

  • Gentle Neighbor Off the Deck

    Gentle Neighbor Off the Deck

  • View from Aerie swing.

    View from Aerie swing.

  • Spring Flower Bed

    Spring Flower Bed

  • Deck Seating and Dining areas

    Deck Seating and Dining areas

  • Best place for cocktails at sunset

    Best place for cocktails at sunset

  • Kitchen Patio

    Kitchen Patio

  • Living and Dining Room

    Living and Dining Room

  • Thanksgiving for Eight

    Thanksgiving for Eight

  • Master Suite Bedroom

    Master Suite Bedroom

  • Private Entry Second Bedroom Suite

    Private Entry Second Bedroom Suite

  • View from Second Bedroom

    View from Second Bedroom

  • Office Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Office Bedroom with Queen Bed

VRBO #492982

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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