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Peace & Quiet Above Silicon Valley

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + futon bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Newly remodeled, large two bedroom guest house, one mile up Mt. Hamilton Road, fifteen minutes from downtown San Jose. Sleeps 5 (Rate quoted is for double occupancy. Additional guests (up to total of five persons) are $10 per person per night). Bathroom features Italian glass sink. Laundry. View. Heated pool. Fruit in season.
This unique suite includes a living room, two bedrooms separated by bathroom with shower, and a mini-kitchen with cooktop, microwave, toaster/oven, sink, and refrigerator, plus dishes, utensils, pots, etc. The living room includes a dining area, a TV with VCR/DVD, high speed Internet connection, and a queen size futon. The first spacious bedroom has a queen sized bed, vanity, bookcase, dresser, and large closet space. The second bedroom has queen size bed, dresser and small storage space for clothing. The separate entrance through the swimming pool courtyard is bordered by wisteria and grape vines. Property includes pool, garden railroad, organic garden, and a labyrinth with a 180° view of Silicon Valley. Walk the labyrinth for peaceful meditation. The location is at the end of a country lane, peaceful and quiet, a great place to relax and unwind after a day of business or touring.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Queen size beds (2) Baby Cribs (1) PortaCrib for infant available with request. We also have a high chair and booster seat available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized futon doubles as seating in the living room area.,...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Kitchenette:Everything you would want except an oven. Swimming pool - solar heated in summer....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    180 degree view of Silicon Valley...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet and peaceful, 500' elevation about city, on 2 acres...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of San Francisco Bay. On a clear day, with binoculars you can see San Francisco....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Ethernet and WiFi ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    One covered stall for Mystic Mountain Hideaway guests right in front of the gate to the courtyard....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional off street parking available for guests....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Very tiny kitchen with four burners. No oven. Toaster oven and microwave. All utensils, pots and pans, plates, etc....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$990 $3,330

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • extra person per night $10
  • Taxes Not included


Price is for double occupancy. Extra persons are $10 per night per person, not to exceed 5 persons total.

50% with reservation. Remainder due 21 days prior to arrival. We can accept Mastercard or Visa payments.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Mineta International
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Jose Country Club
8 Miles
Nearest Train
San Jose Diridon
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
680 & 101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Cruz

Car: Necessary

Fifteen minutes from downtown San Jose, yet in the country for peace and quiet, the Mystic Mountain Hideaway is a treasured retreat from the busy world of Silicon Valley. Museums, Great America Park, Alum Rock Park (hiking), fine restaurants, the Tech Museum, Children's Discovery Museum, shopping, and businesses are all in easy driving distance. Make a day trip to San Francisco or the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Ray and Ellen are retired from Silicon Valley Hi-Tech companies and enjoy the quiet life. Ray is very active in the Bay Area Garden Railway Society and enjoys sharing his large garden railroad with guests. Ellen is always working on one art project or another (or several at once) including basketweaving, mosaic, knitting, painting furniture, fabric dolls, and making jam. Ask for a sample of jam!

Why the Owner Chose Alum Rock, San Jose, CA, USA:
Mystic Mountain Hideaway is a 'mother-in-law' unit across the courtyard from our home. The swimming pool separates the two residences. We very much enjoy hosting people from out of town and sharing our wonderful space. The West yard has a 180 degree view of Silicon Valley.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We are very close to Silicon Valley life, just 15 minutes drive to San Jose City Hall, but it feels like we are in a different world. We have deer and birds, peace and quiet, with an incredible view of San Francisco Bay and the entire Silicon Valley. It's a great place to unwind after a hectic day in the real world.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Solar-heated pool

    Solar-heated pool

  • Mystic Mountain Hideaway living area

    Mystic Mountain Hideaway living area

  • Mystic Mountain Hideaway kitchen

    Mystic Mountain Hideaway kitchen

  • Mystic Mountain Hideaway bedroom

    Mystic Mountain Hideaway bedroom

  • Italian glass sink and counter

    Italian glass sink and counter

VRBO #78773

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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