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Huge 6BR Luxury House w/ Panoramic Bay View; Ideal Quiet and Convenient Location

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury S.F. Peninsula 6Bd/4Ba House, With A Killer Panoramic View

The Space

The house has 3 levels, with a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

You can also book them separately.

The top level has 1 master suite with a king size bed, a second bedroom with 2 extra long twin beds, 2 full bathrooms, an enormous open floor plan area including a living room, a formal dinning room and a full kitchen.

The middle level has 3 bedrooms with 3 queen size beds, a full bath, a full kitchen, and a living room.

The lowest level is an in-law quarter with 1 bedroom with a queen size bed, gorgeous brand-new marble bathroom, living area, dinning area and a mini kitchen.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the entire house, the front and backyard, and the 2 car garage.

Other Things to Note

SF is 22 miles away; Palo alto and mountain view are 15 miles away;

Easy access to the east bay via the san mateo bridge

Lots of hiking trails with a short drive

Largest farmers market in the bay area within 5 minute driving distance every Saturday 9 am-1 pm at the college of san mateo

Within walking distance of Trader Joe's, Mollie Stones, the Hillsdale Shopping Center, Wallgreens and CVS pharmacy, and major public transportation.

Other major grocery's stores including Whole Foods, Safeway, are only a short drive away.

House Rules:

Absolutely no smoking

No shoes in the house

Please be mindful of water, electricity and gas usage

Please turn off the lights and AC/heating when you are away

No unregistered guests overnight

No parties, no loud noise/music beyond 9 pm, this is a very residential neighborhood

Trash is collected once a week (please take trash bins out to the curb Wednesday night).

Please separate recyclable and compostable waste into the appropriate bins, and not everything in the trash bin.

Please do not use the bins as dumpsters for personal stuff you brought with you. If the trash/compost/recycle items during your stay do not fit in the bins, we will need to charge for extra trash collection.

More Details

John Butterfield
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, vietnamese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About John Butterfield

I have lived in California (in various parts) my whole life. I love it here!

I enjoy everything the area has to offer. One of the things I love most is the diversity, talent, and friendliness of the people. I've settled down here in San Mateo, and have a loving family with a little daughter, and son, whom I spend all of my spare time with.

I love traveling with my family but we're also happy just learning about other cultures through the people we meet.

I'm also kind of a nerd. I've been working in the video game industry for most of my career, and now I work at Google.

John Butterfield purchased this house in 2015

Why John Butterfield chose South San Mateo

We bought this property because the view is mind blowing and it's really spacious and beautiful. Our family is growing so the extra space would be great, but we decided for now just to rent it, and have so far been really enjoying sharing the home with guests.

What makes this house unique

The most amazing thing about this house is the view, and it's size. It's very unobstructed, with a really large open concept floor plan, with large floor to ceiling windows showcasing the beauty from all over. It's mesmerizing just watching all of the streets and cars going over the san mateo bridge. In case you get my gamer reference: it reminds me of Sim City ;)


South San Mateo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Vanity, Accessible through master bedroom
    Main / Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Jack & Jill entrance (Accessible from the bedroom & entry)
    Middle Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Hallway access, double vanity.
    Bottom Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Vanity, Hall access.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , High quality mattress, and sheets. Hypoallergenic down alt.
    Second Bedroom Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , These are XL Twins. If combined together, it makes a king
    Middle Floor, Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , High quality mattress, and sheets. Hypoallergenic down alt.
    Middle Floor, Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High quality mattress, and sheets. Hypoallergenic down alt.
    Middle Floor, Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , High quality mattress, and sheets. Hypoallergenic down alt.
    Bottom Floor, Studio / Bedroom - 1 queen , Has a privacy screen to isolate the bed from the room
  • All bedrooms have world class USA made mattresses and luxury hotel quality bedding.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Huge 6BR Luxury House w/ Panoramic Bay View; Ideal Quiet and Convenient Location
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great House, Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! I was fortunate to book this place way in advance for a team offsite and conference in San Mateo. Beautiful views, tons of space with all the modern conveniences. 7 of us slept here very comfortably. The top floor is an open floorplan which is very condusive for meeting, conversing or just hanging out. The balcony has to be seen to be believed - wow! I'm hopeful next year's conference is back in San Mateo because I'm definitely renting this place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesmerizing View

  • 4 of 5

This property is a beauty! From the time you walk inside, you are mesmerized from the gorgeous view and open floor plan. Then you realize there are two levels below you that sleeps a nice group of people. I rented this home for a baby shower I hosted for my son & wife -- yes, my 1st grandchild! We had a large group of people and there was plenty of room to move around comfortably. There is a deck that extends the width of the house, so plenty of seating outside as well.

If you need to freshen your clothes, there is a washer/dryer combo on all 3 floors. Most importantly, if you're entertaining like I did, having two full kitchens (main & 2nd level) is marvelous for cooking twice as fast!! The only thing that may be a problem for those sleeping on the 2nd & 3rd level is that you can hear people above you walking around on the hardwood floors, ouch! Still, not a deal breaker for me or others.

Overall, all my guests enjoyed this property immensely. I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for plenty of space to entertain a group of people in style!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Straightforward Stay

  • 5 of 5

John was an excellent host- responsive, helpful, and made both the check in and check out process incredibly smooth. We had a lovely stay, and would definitely come back! Thanks for all your help, John!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Lea. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again.
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Plenty of comfortable space for extended family!

  • 4 of 5

My extended family came for a last minute visit for the holidays. There was a total of nine of us, multi generational from age 3 to 62. This house allowed everyone to have their own luxurious private space and yet have very comfortable places for everyone to gather for meals and “family time”. The host was very accommodating to our special requests, and very prompt and thorough in his communication with us. Our only challenge was the kitchen was missing a few basic items, and as it was Christmas Eve and Day and we were in the midst of cooking for many, we didn’t reach out immediately to the owner. We have notified him since and he has assured us he has replaced the needed items. So if you are looking for a spacious home to accommodate a large family that provides comfortable common space and plenty of rooms for private space, this house is perfect. Everyone in our family would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy we were able to accommodate your family for a last minute gathering for the holiday, and really went out of our way to make it a special one for you. We managed to find that 7' noble fir christmas tree with only 3 days until christmas and decorated it with lights. We discussed what would be missing from the kitchen up front, and strive for excellent communication because we aim to give every guest a 5-star experience.
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This house was excellent

  • 5 of 5

We visited with 3 families over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend. This was our first VRBO booking. The house is laid out perfectly for this type of visit. There are 3 levels and two have full kitchens. There has definitely been a remodel and the great room on the main floor was done exquisitely. When you walk in the first thing you notice is the amazing view of the city and the bay and bridge in the distance. The view is actually the icing on the cake for this home. The supplies including the towels, kitchen utensils and bedding were all well stocked. John the owner was very accommodating and responsive from the booking process through the checkin. All of our 13 guest were thoroughly impressed with this home and we would definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed this place! You will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for three nights while in town to celebrate my birthday. My party of nine had more than enough space. Everyone enjoyed it and decided they want to return in the spring when we visit the area for a basketball game.

The place is well furnished and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Our favorite part of the house was the main level because of the insane the view! The drive to San Francisco wasn't bad either. Can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Peninsula Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Caltrain Hillsdale
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Nearest Beach
12.5 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended

Killer view of San Francisco, Mt. Diablo, the east bay, Bay bridge, San Mateo bridge and much more. Centrally located, every destination is a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $79

Note the damage protection of $79 can either be paid as $3000 refundable with no damage, or $79 non-refundable.
There is flexible payment options available, please ask.

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.

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