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Luxury Home Next to Stanford University

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Peaceful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom on quiet street next to Stanford campus

New listing!

This gorgeous 4-bedroom/ 3 bath 2-story home is ideally located for visits to Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, and Stanford University, with easy access to Highways 280 and 101.

Walking distance to all Stanford sporting events and graduation!


• 2600 square feet

• Sunlit living room with dramatic skylight, wood-burning fireplace, and grand piano.

• Dining room with cozy Norwegian daybed/reading nook.

• Family room with 48” flat-screen TV, premium cable TV, and DVR, and TIVO recorder.

• Master Bedroom with King bed. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and a shower with skylight.

• Upstairs bedroom with Queen bed and loft.

• Upstairs bedroom with Double bed, skylight and chaise longue.

• Downstairs bedroom with Queen bed and view of rose garden.

• Fully-equipped kitchen with gas-burning Viking stove and Bosch dishwasher.

• Culligan-filtered water throughout the house.

• In-home office with lots of desk space and a wireless printer.

• WiFi internet service.

• Washer, dryer, and built-in ironing board.

• Exercise equipment, including a Pilates reformer.

• Rose garden and outdoor dining area with propane barbecue grill.

• Easy and ample street parking.

Less than 10 minutes to downtown Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center, and Town & Country Shopping Center, Stanford Stadium, local movie theaters, Whole Foods and many wonderful restaurants.

5 minutes to the California Avenue Cal Train Station

20 minutes to San Jose Airport

30 minutes to San Francisco Airport

45 minutes to San Francisco

45 minutes to Santa Cruz

90 minutes to Monterey

Walking distance to College Terrace library and parks, the Stanford Foothills and the Sunday farmers’ market.

More Details

Maureen Kravitz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Maureen Kravitz

We completely rebuilt our home in 1996, working with artisans and master carpenters to give it Old World charm with modern conveniences. The Norwegian Day Bed next to the fireplace has been featured in Sunset Magazine.

Maureen Kravitz purchased this house in 1996

Why Maureen Kravitz chose College Terrace

Our home is ideal for visitors to Stanford and Silicon Valley. It offers country elegance in the middle of Palo Alto. We completely rebuilt our home in 1996 to create a peaceful haven. Enjoy it as your home away from home when you are in Palo Alto for business or pleasure.

What makes this house unique

We love the College Terrace neighborhood, filled with old trees, gracious houses, and tree-lined streets. This is quintessential Palo Alto living. The neighborhood is very peaceful and yet close to everything.


College Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Skylight over the shower, Jacuzzi tub, Toto toilet & washlet
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight provides wonderful natural light.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located next to the downstairs bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Spacious master bedroom with bathroom and Jacuzzi tub
    Queen Upstairs Bedrrom - 1 queen , Bedroom with 1 Queen bed and a sunny loft
    Double Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double , Sunny bedroom with double bed, skylight and chaise longue
    Downstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Looks out on the rose garden
  • All the beds have luxury mattresses (similar to the 'heavenly beds' in upscale hotels), down comforters, and a selection of pillows. Additional sleeping space is available in the loft of the Queen Upstairs bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house accommodates up to 8 people overnight and dinners for 10. Larger parties or wedding-related bookings require the owners' prior permission. Please contact us to let us know of any such plans.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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A fantastic house and a great owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time relaxing and cooking dinner after a long work days. Maureen was fantastic and very helpful.

We will be back for sure, thank you Maureen for every thing.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Happy to have you back anytime!
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Incredible house, cozy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible month at this house. It’s a house with a lot of good vibes...we love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rodrigo. I hope you and your family are enjoying the rest of your travels. The owners really appreciated the lovely bottle of wine you left. Best regards, Maureen
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A very comfortable and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

Charming lived in home in lovely quiet street with a great atmosphere, gorgeous garden and extremely comfortable beds. Would happily have stayed more than 2 nights had we been able to. Only thing missing for us was a Nespresso machine!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mytro, glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the suggestion. Best regards, Maureen
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Beatiful Home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home with everything a guest could need. Beautifully maintained and comfortable. Ideal location for Stanford University and all of Silicon Valley.

The property manger was very nice and helpfully. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely! Such a special home with charming nooks!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Comfortable Old-World Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house which we stayed in during the week preceeding my daughter's wedding.

The house is quiet and the location is very pretty with a gorgeous garden. It is a beautifully appointed house with a fully equipped kitchen, excellent and varied seating areas - perfect for a range of different ages and very comfortable bedrooms. We felt so at home from our first day in the house.

Maureen the house manager is an angle, she responded to all our queries so quickly and with such kindness and generosity.

We had a wonderful week, all our visitors fell in love with the house and we were very sad to leave at the end of the week.

We would recommend this house as a terrific place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stanford Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Cal Train - California Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Terun, Pastis, Joanie's Cafe, Cafe Brioche
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Half Moon Bay

Convenient to all Silicon Valley employers (Google, Facebook, Apple, HP), and to Stanford campus and Stanford Hospital.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $210

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Bookings are for the number of guests specified in the inquiry. Large parties at the house (over 10 people) require prior permission from the owners.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.