Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Portola Valley

The lake, wildlife and riverfront are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Portola Valley. Renowned for its horseback riding, hiking and coffeehouses, this city welcomes all visitors. Computer History Museum and California's Great America are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Portola Valley

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Portola Valley has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • California's Great America (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Troutmere Fishing (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Ridge Vineyards (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Pichetti Winery (10 mi / 16.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portola Valley

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Portola Valley is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mavericks (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Shoreline Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Horse Park at Woodside (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Arastredero Preserve (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Foothills Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Huddart Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Portola Valley

Fly into Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 9.1 mi (14.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Portola Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 431 vacation rentals near Portola Valley. From 221 Houses to 132 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portola Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Portola Valley?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portola Valley:

  • Allied Arts: 21 vacation rentals
  • Pedro Point: 16 vacation rentals
  • North Central: 21 vacation rentals
  • North San Jose: 126 vacation rentals
  • Willow Glen: 172 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portola Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portola Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Horse Park at Woodside: 923 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Fogarty Winery: 960 vacation rentals
  • Stanford University: 552 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 823 vacation rentals
  • California's Great America: 921 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portola Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portola Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 221 Houses in Portola Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portola Valley include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 132 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portola Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 86 vacation rentals with pool available in Portola Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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