About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
7 Miles from Levi Stadium, Great America Theme Park, Child & Dog Friendly
An experience like no other in the San Francisco Bay Area! This beautiful home is perfectly located for discovering all that the Bay Area has to offer.
The house is built in a U shape around an enclosed courtyard providing privacy, fresh air, natural lighting and comfort in the heart of Santa Clara Valley, A fenced backyard and the enclosed courtyard in front offer outdoor living space (ideal for children and/or a small dog). The property is more spacious and private then what you will ever find at a hotel, condo or apartment.
Relax in a step-down living room under a cathedral ceiling, on white leather sofas, with a 42' HDTV and fireplace. Books, games, videos, and toys, are available for entertaining children.
Cook in a gourmet kitchen, complete with granite counters and top of the line stainless steel appliances. The large family style kitchen is fully equipped with, dishes, stemware, cookware, even cookie sheets, oils, and spices. The kitchen table will easily seat eight.
The beds are freshly made and towels and hairdryer are available for your convenience. The master bedroom has a king size bed and its own bathroom equipped with grab bars and a shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bathroom has an enclosed tub/shower combination with a sliding glass door and a bidet. The third bedroom has a full-size bed and desk with computer hook-up.
The house is completely furnished and loaded with extras: High-speed internet, air conditioning, and HDTV. All the utilities including sewer/water, power, waste management and gardener are provided at no extra cost.
Walk your children and/or dog to the local Las Palmas Park. Enjoy the huge playground, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts. The park, less than two blocks away, has a beautiful pond and fountains, barbeque pits and picnic tables and pet area. Walk just a little further to Safeway, Office Depot, Sprout Farmer's Market, Pet Depot, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, and Twenty-Four Hour Nautilus. The possibilities are endless!
Sunnyvale is in the heart of Silicon Valley, near the southern end of San Francisco Bay, between Palo Alto and San Jose. The area is a gateway to many world-renowned technology companies such as Yahoo!, Intel, Apple, Google, HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Facebook, Palo Alto Networks. The house is relatively close to major event centers such as Levi’s Stadium, the San Jose Shark Tank- SAP Center and the new Home of the Earthquakes - Avaya Stadium. The San Jose International Airport (SJC)is a twenty-five-minute drive from the house. Highways 680, 880 and 280, 101 and 85 make access to many iconic and historic areas convenient.
For COLLEGE, GRADUATIONS & WEDDINGS: Santa Clara University, San Jose State, Stanford, and the area’s best wedding venues are all very nearby including Mission Santa Clara de Assis, Villa Montalvo, Los Gatos and The Mountain Winery.
SPORTS: Levi’s Stadium, Home of Super Bowl 50 is less than six miles, drive from this ideal Sunnyvale house. Drive less than three miles to the George F. Haines International Swim Center, the site of international swim meets, and a "home" for world-class and Olympic swimmers, divers, and synchronized swimmers. The SAP Center, home of San Jose Sharks, is only nine miles out the front door. Don’t miss the San Francisco Giants play at AT&T, only forty-five miles away.
MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: Kaiser Permanente Hospital is only three miles from the house; Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and O'Connor Hospital are all close by.
SHOPPING: There are endless opportunities to shop in Santa Clara as well as anywhere from the East Bay to San Francisco. Some of our favorites are Santana Row http://www.santanarow.com, Westfield Valley Fair (four miles away), Stanford Shopping Center (fifteen miles away) and Carmel-by-The-Sea (about seventy-five miles). The outlet shopping in Gilroy and Livermore are an easy thirty minutes away.
ENTERTAINMENT PARKS & MUSEUMS: Great America Theme Park, less than 5 miles; great museums including the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Museum of Art and the Rosicrucian are all no more than nine miles away; Shoreline Park (SF Bay Wetlands), ten miles; All amazing places for the entire family to explore.
ADVENTURE: The surrounding sights, sounds and sensations of nature are unforgettable. Drive about thirty-five miles to the SANTA CRUZ beaches for boating, surfing, beach combing and a great amusement arcade (http://www.santacruz.org). Hike, ride a zip line, bike, or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains (http://www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-santa-clara-california and http://www.roaringcamp.com). Or, drive up the coast to SAN FRANCISCO (http://www.sanfrancisco.travel) and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, explore Angel Island and experience Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Union Square, and Golden Gate Park. The scenery, fresh air, and vibrations are unforgettable. Down the coast in the other direction is MONTEREY BAY Aquarium, 'Seventeen Mile Drive', Carmel and many golf courses along the way – SpyGlass and Spanish Bay are favorites (http://www.monterey.com).
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- Mar 19, 2018
This has been our primary home for many years. I was a teacher in Sunnyvale for thirty four years, and my husband had an automotive repair business. We are retired now, and like to travel. When we are away, our fully furnished, well equipped three bedroom/two bath single family dream home is rented to others. Our daughter lives directly across the street, and serves as hostess in our absence. We appreciate doing business with our guests and love having a home to come back too.
Lorraine purchased this House in 1998
Why Lorraine chose Sunnyvale West
We like the climate and the location. The house is center of a 35 mile radius extending to San Francisco, The Pacific Coast, Montery Bay and the CA redwood forests. Sunnyvale is cooled by a gentle breeze from the San Francisco Bay in the afternoons. It is a short bike ride to the wet lands, and a very short walk to the neighborhood park or other local favorites like Starbucks, Trader Joes, Borders, a work out room, and swimming at the 24 Hour Nautilus or the public library.
What makes this House unique
Because of its central location, play can be easily combined with work, school, family and medical needs. The house is within a three mile radius of Apple, HP, Intel, Yahoo, IBM, Micro Soft, Symantec, Netflix, Moffet Field, Kaiser and El Camino Hospitals and the University of Santa Clara.. It is only nine miles from Stanford Unniversity and San Jose State University. Bottom line: The house is more affordable than a 5* hotel, more private than an apartment, more spacious than a condo, and more central than most other options.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Worked out great for San Jose trip
Stayed here for about a week in April 2017 and it worked out very well for my group of 4 adults and 1 toddler. This house is in an excellent quiet location with easy access to the various places we wanted to visit - Big Basin Redwood park, Avaya stadium, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, etc...seemed like the worst of the traffic on the freeways was always going the opposite direction we were, another indication we chose the right place to stay. The park (within easy walking distance) was a very nice one. The kitchen in this house was nice and useful and we were able to make our own breakfast each day. The price was reasonable considering the otherwise incredibly high rental & housing prices in the Bay Area (by my standards, anyway). If/when I visit San Jose again, this rental would be top of my list - thank you!
Whenever we return to the Bay Area, we're always thankful to have a home to come back to. And it's a pleasure to be able to let our guests make use of it in our absence.
My husband and I took our kids to the Stanford-Cal Big Game and this house was the perfect location for our quick weekend get away. It's in a nice, quiet neighborhood with a beautiful park close by, In N Out right around the corner and a little hole in the wall cafe called K's Crepes that is fantastic for breakfast and lunch. It's not the most modern house but it was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Great house and great location
My wife and I and my 2 sons stayed here for Thanksgiving week. We really felt at home in Lorraine's house. It has a great floor-plan, open and light. It is close to shopping, Starbucks, a great neighborhood park, 20 minutes to SJ Airport.
We hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 9 - and even though we were not familiar with where all the kitchen utensils and such were, we managed to have a wonderful family event!
We will be back!!
Wear and Tear
Despite being close to busy main streets and shopping, this home is a peaceful oasis in a quiet and attractive neighborhood. Unlike some HomeAway rentals, this house is still a Bay Area base for the out-of-state owners, so renters should expect to share space with some of their belongings, pantry items, and personal toiletries.
We arrived at the appointed 4 p.m. check-in time on a Thursday, a few days ahead of our son's wedding, with established plans for our time. Unfortunately, the full-sized refrigerator was not operating properly; the owners had called in an appliance repairman who claimed it was fixed--but alas, this was not accurate. Stop-gap arrangements allowed us to use the kitchen, but this was far from what we expected, especially given that more family members were due to arrive to share the space and renew the joy of cooking together. In all, two days of plans had to be abandoned while we waited for a repairman and later assisted the son-in-law and handyman who brought in a substitute appliance. (We have had problems with a GE refrigerator of our own, so we are familiar with the issues...and we're now Samsung fans.)
Minor matters in need of attention should have been brought to the owners' attention by their cleaning crew; we have experienced similar issues in other rentals and these were no big deal, though we did notify the owners of the burned-out bulbs, etc.. Usually when we are checking out, owners only ask that the dishwasher be started and laundry left for cleaning staff to deal with. In this case we were required to launder the towels and have them in the dryer before leaving, as well as run the dishwasher and put all of the utensils and dishes away. (The owners had given these details along with the check-in instructions.)
The location of this pleasant house is a big plus--mere minutes to Safeway. We would not recommend the home for a family with very young children or those with mobility issues; one bath had only a small corner shower, and the other had sliding glass door on a shower-over-tub that would not allow for parents to bathe toddlers. There was a step-down main room, and the fenced rear yard had no real play area. We did feel it was excellent space for we 4 adults gathering with the affianced couple for family meals. The kitchen was furnished with top-of-the-line appliances and nicely equipped--for our family, the heart of the home and the most important room.
The break down of the refrigerator was most unfortunate. The refrigerator has since been replaced, light bulbs replaced and traveler compensated for the inconvenience. Better days ahead!
A great "away from home" home
Lorraine's Sunnyvale home was perfect for my family! Our 4 plus day stay in October offered us a great family retreat, plus opportunities to visit interesting local sites and attend Stanford Soccer games. Even though there is room for 6 to sleep comfortably, nearby hotels made it possible for 11 of our family members to spend time together and gather at the house for meals. The location was close to groceries and freeways for travel to San Francisco, Monterey, plus the Stanford campus.
Many thanks to Lorraine for providing many amenities for an amazing stay!
Nice house in Sunnyvale
We recently stayed in this home. It is clean, well laid out with nice outdoor space. Our family found it a comfortable place to stay while commuting to Stanford Hospital for a week. We had a few mantainance issues that were quickly resolved. Other than a lack of good reading lamps in the master bedroom we were happy with everything. I would recommend the house and also rent it again if the need arises.
CLOSEST ENTERTAINMENT PARKS: LEVI STADIUM, new home of the 49ers in Santa Clara, GREAT AMERICA THEME PARK and the SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER. are about 7 miles from house. The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, about 9 miles; and, the Shoreline Park (SF Bay Wetlands), 8 miles. Both are great places for children and adults alike to explore and enjoy a fun filled day! GREAT DAY TRIPS FROM THE SUNNYVALE HOUSE INCLUDE: Driving over the hill to the Santa Cruz Beaches and Boardwalk, about 32 miles for boating, surfing, beach combing and a great amusement park and arcade, or volley ball on the beach. Surfing, kayaking, bird, seal, otter, whale watching or deep sea fishing in the Monterey Bay. If you have any energy let over, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Doing the 'Seventeen Mile Drive' between Monterey and Carmel or stop at one of many golf courses to play a round of golf. Hiking, riding a zip line, biking, or riding a train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. Driving up the coast to San Francisco and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. The scenery, fresh air, and vibrations are unforgettable. HOSPITALS If you are in need of medical attention, the area has fine hospitals: Kaiser Permanente is about 2 miles from our Sunnyvale home; ElCamino Hospital, is about 8 miles; and, Stanford Hospital, is nearly 12 miles from the house. UNIVERSITIES: Do you want to do some research or attend graduation? The University of Santa Clara is within 3 miles; California State University at San Jose is only 9 miles; while Stanford is 12 miles from the house. BUSINESSES The area Is booming with numerous major industries such as: Apple, HP, Adulent, Texas Instruments, less than 3 miles from the house; Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, Oracle are less than 5 miles away; Google, Symantec & many others within 7 miles. Our Sunnyvale Home provides a haven for work/life balance!
Additional information about rental rates
The monthly rate includes all utilities, waste management, TV, Wi-Fi, and gardener. Tax is added to the nightly rate if the stay is less than thirty nights. Everything is in place. All you have to do is relax and enjoy it!