PRIVACY AND SERENITY WITHIN MINUTES OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND PALO ALTO

Jan and George

Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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PRIVACY AND SERENITY WITHIN MINUTES OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND PALO ALTO

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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 Jaccuzi, 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, currently has a queen bed, but will have two twin beds which can be assembled as a queen 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 french 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
Jan and George (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks french, italian, spanish, english

About Jan and George

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.

Jan and George purchased this house in 1994

Why Jan and George chose Palo Alto

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Privacy And Serenity Within Minutes Of Stanford University And Palo Alto
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Privacy And Serenity Within Minutes Of Stanford University And Palo Alto
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Palo Alto The Bay Area
5

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful spot. Home is very comfortable and the property is spectacular. The view was incredible. The owners were lovely to work with and thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. Woodside is a charming area that is very quiet, safe and private with everything needed only a short drive away. Wished we could have stayed longer and just enjoyed the property with its lovely surroundings and pool.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara,
Thank you for your lovely review. We're so happy that you found everything to your liking and were able to celebrate your Stanford graduate's big weekend, and also stay on for a little R&R of your own. Come back any time! The pool, hot tub, garden, peace and quiet await a future return visit.

Warm regards,

Jan & Ken George
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Privacy And Serenity Within Minutes Of Stanford University And Palo Alto
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Palo Alto The Bay Area
San Diego, CA
5

Woodside Tranquility

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home more than met our expectations. Our stay was one of the best we've had in a VRBO home. Jan & Ken think of every detail including a lovely basket of gourmet crackers, chips and sweets. Very gracious hosts! Describing the setting is difficult, the pictures can't compare to the experience. If privacy, a natural setting and a welcoming home are what you are seek this is the place. Jan & Ken's home is very well appointed in a comfortable, unstuffy way. The views take your breath away. We had no choice but to relax. Thank you for a most enjoyable retreat. We'll come again!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen,
Thank your for your wonderful comments. So happy that you found our place as peaceful and nourishing as we do. Thanks also for the great photo of the guest of honor surrounded by her lovely and loving family. Hope to welcome you again in the future.
Warm regards,
Jan & Ken
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Privacy And Serenity Within Minutes Of Stanford University And Palo Alto
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Palo Alto The Bay Area
5

Leasee

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was beyond our expectations. Beautiful property and great amenities. The home was very well maintained and beautiful and comfortable interior. We found the owners to be very accommodating and informative. Looking forward to a return stay. Would definitely recommend this home to friends.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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 Museum History Center
"All about Silicon Valley in one place."
Children's Discovery Museum
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
33.2 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
6.7 Miles
Redwood City Caltrain
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Interstate 280
Nearest Beach
17.3 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Village Pub
Nearest Ski
218 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
Stanford University Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Little Store
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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Palo Alto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,900
$13,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Palo Alto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Suite with seating area, gas fireplace, TV and private bath.
    Office Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Office bedroom with separate bath
    Twin/King bedroom suite - 2 twin/ single , Private entrance suite with seating area, fireplace, patio
  • Linens, blankets, duvets, plush towels
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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