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Lorraine

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

3BR/2BA Furnished Home with Garage in Prime Silicon Valley Location Dog OK

62 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Sunnyvale West House Rental Photos and Description

Furn 3 bd/2ba Home In Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley, Child& Dog Friendly

Located in the heart of Santa Clara County, this three bedroom, two bath Sunnyvale home is perfect for your temporary housing needs whether you are on a business trip, visiting family, transitioning to a new job, seeking medical help, buying a new home, or needing a vacation. Our home is completely furnished, ready to live in, and loaded with extras, including high speed internet, and HDTV, All utilities including sewer/water, waste management and gardening service, are provided at no extra charge.

When the day is done, park your car in the garage, and relax in the privacy or your own home. Enjoy a sunken 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. Adjacent to the living room is a den with desk, phone, filing cabinets and internet hook-up.

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 dining area overlooks a private courtyard, filled with roses and other ornamental plants.

The beds are freshly made and towels and hair dryer 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 third bedroom has a twin bed and desk with computer hook-up. Extra sleeping pads and linens are available to set up an additional sleeping area in the living room if needed. The second bathroom has an enclosed tub/shower combination equipped with grab bars and a sliding glass door. The bathroom even has a warm bidet.

Many hi-tech industries are in the immediate area: Apple, HP, Texas Instruments (less than 3 miles from the house); Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, Oracle (less than 5 miles away); Google, Symantec and many others (within 7 miles).

Kaiser, El Camino and Stanford hospitals are close by.

The universities of California, Stanford and Santa Clara are within a nine mile radius of the house.

The local Los Palmas Park, less than three blocks from the house, is filled with fountains, and ponds, playgrounds and play equipment, tennis courts and baseball fields, picnic tables and barbeque pits, and has a fenced area for dogs.

The closest entertainment parks are: Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara, less than 5 miles miles; the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, about 9 miles; and the Shoreline Park (SF Bay Wetlands), 10 miles, and Happy Hollow in San Jose. All are great places for children and adults alike to explore and enjoy a fun filled day.

For sports lovers, the 2016 Super Bowl will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara , less than 6 miles from our front door! Watch the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center, only 9 miles from the house. If you want to see the San Franacisco Giants play at AT&T, that is a 45 mile drive.

The possibilities for work, fun, adventure are endless in the surrounding San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Santa Cruz Beaches and Boardwalk are appreciated for boating, surfing, beach combing and a great amusement arcade. Go surfing kayaking or deep sea fishing in the Monterey Bay. Hike, ride a zip line, bike, or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. If you have any energy let over, visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium to explore fascinating exhibits with jellyfish, otters, a kelp forest. The natural beauty of the Lone Cypress, the beaches and tide pools along the 'Seventeen Mile Drive' between Monterey and Carmel is a must see for anyone coming to northern California. Pebble Beach, Spy Glass and Pasatiempo are also in the area if you are interested in golf.

It’s approximately a 40 mile drive to SAN FRANCISCO to experience Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Union Square, or Golden Gate Park. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, or explore Angel Island. The sights, sounds and sensations are unforgettable! Visit the De Young Museum of Fine Arts in Golden Gate Park, or take the kids to the Exploratorium for a fun filled day of discovery and entertainment.

If you would like to reserve our Sunnyvale house for your home base, simply click on the yellow 'Book It' button on the right side of this listing. Enter your desired arrival and departure dates; also, the number of people and pets in your group and get an instant quote. If you have any questions or need personal assistance, send a message to Lorraine, the owner, through the VRBO/Home Away system..

Keywords: Short term, furnished, 3 bedroom/2 bath, single family house rental, WI-FI, phone, cable TV. Child and friendly. Many extras: utilities, gardener, fenced yard, barbeque, interior court yard, air conditioned, upgraded kitchen, easy access, south bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, Las Palmas Park neighborhood. Close to University of Santa Clara, Stanford, Kaiser Hospital, Apple, HP, Google, Yahoo, Semantic, Norton, Netflix. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, 2016 Super Bowl.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lorraine (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lorraine

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

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your prompt return of our deposit! Everything about the home was wonderful! It doesn’t feel like a rental, it feels like we are staying with friends when we stay there! Thanks again for sharing your home with us! This is a great option for our family, and will most definitely try to rent again, the next time our plans bring us to Sunnyvale!!
Jan 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 62 traveler reviews

3BR/2BA Furnished Home with Garage in Prime Silicon Valley Location Dog OK
average rating of 4.870968 based on 64 reviews
5

Wonderful house in lovely quiet neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a 9 night stay her in August 2016. The house suited our holiday wishes perfectly. It's in a nice quiet area. Having stayed for 3 nights in a hotel in SF before coming here, we were glad to not be disturbed by fire engines & rowdy passers-by through the night! We found the house to be lovely and spacious, and very clean. The beds were wonderfully comfortable, and we all slept like logs.

We found that the kitchen had all the equipment we required, and it was nice to have good supermarkets a short stroll away.

We were surprised how much warmer and more pleasant the weather was compared to the city.

During our stay we visited the Great America theme park (only open weekends?), which was only a short drive from the house, and was a great day out with reasonable queues. We also took in a concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre (near Google), which again was only 20-30 minutes drive from the house. It was fantastic, and our kids' first experience of open-air music - sitting on the grass and just chilling.

If we holiday in San Francisco again, we would definitely try to rent this house

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very nice comfy home

  • 4 of 5

This is a very well maintained home. The courtyard in front was a great place to relax. Kitchen wonderful and plenty of dishes, flatware and cooking supplies. Wifi speeds pretty good. Nice quiet residential neighborhood, beds comfortable. Some minor wear and tear on carpets but very clean. This was a business trip for only two nights and drive to Santa Clara University only about 25 minutes away. Did not need to contact owner and loved not having a house key - entry was by numerical code that was easy to remember. Plenty of restaurants and Safeway close by. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Very nice and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

It was five of us. The house was very spacious and comfortable. The owner left very clear instructions allowing us access to the home. My daugters loved the bidet. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Unfortunately not what we hoped for

  • 1 of 5

We showed up after driving for five hours and the house had not been cleaned. We had three kids with us and had to clean the house. We cleaned toilets and wash the bedding and towels, washed the counters and showers and wanted to vacuum the floors. The people before us had emptied the trash, but the house was stuffy. We cleaned counters, mirrors and sinks. This is a house of smokers and it smelled like it. The pillows were old and flat and none of the outlets worked. When we turned on the lights in two of the bedrooms they didn't work. We never did get the TV to work in the master bedroom. There was a huge stain on the floor in the master bedroom carpet. And the furniture in the living room was very old and flat. Not a comfortable place for a family to hang out.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, there was a slip up in the housekeeper's schedule. The unhappy guest was compensated. Smoking in the house is strictly prohibited and may incur a penalty. The care of our home and the comfort of our guests is important to us.
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Quiet oasis close to SF and Palo Alto

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lorraine. Your home was the perfect quiet refuge for my entire family during the hubbub of my daughter's graduation. My dad and mom especially loved bird watching in the patio and courtyard areas.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This Sunnyvale home is a great place to stay. The park is close by and the neighborhood is nice and quiet. Even though it is about 30-60 minutes away from downtown SF (depending on traffic), it is better than staying in the downtown area and fighting for a parking space. The drive isn't too bad at all. Their home is beautiful. When you step through the gate, you see the private courtyard. I really like the entrance to the house where you could place your belongings. The bedrooms are on one side of the house and the kitchen, dining room, and garage are on the other side. The description of the house is exactly what I experienced.

Their home is cozy, spacious, and well taken cared for. It was great to do laundry and to cook meals. They have everything that you need. The bathrooms are all up to date. Beds are very comfy and the bedrooms have ample closet space. It is about a 3-5 minute drive from the freeway and close to a lot of fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations.

All you have to do is enjoy your stay and clean up after yourself.

Next time I am up there again, I am definitely going to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When ever I enter this fast paced world of high tech, I am thankful to have this home to come back to. It's conveniently located and it's a great place to relax.
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California's Great America
"Top of the line amusement park, comparable to Disneyland!"
Winchester Mystery House
"A strange old favorite of many."
Whole Foods Market
Stanford University
Santa Clara University
San Jose State University
Apple Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Co
Cisco Systems
Microsoft Corporation
Google Headquarters
Symantec Corporation
Shoreline Amphitheatre
" Great entertainment. Check their schedule for upcoming events."
Santana Row
Computer History Museum
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sunken Gardens
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Caltrain
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Frwys 85, 280, and 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Country Gourmet, Black Angus, or Fish Market
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Santa Cruz
Car: recommended

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!

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Rates & Availability

Sunnyvale West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September Special
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,340
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

House Keeping, one time $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

To secure a reservation a $300 initial payment is required (credit cards accepted). E-checks are preferred for the balance due. (An efficient bank to bank transfer in a secure environment with no processing fee!) In case of necessity, a one time adjustment in Check In/Check Out dates may be possible. The deposit/initial payment will be forfeited if reservation is canceled. If the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the house is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded within ten days.

The monthly rate includes all utilities, waste management, TV, Wi-Fi, and gardener. Everything is in place. All you have to do is relax and enjoy it!

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.
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Amenities

Sunnyvale West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Glass enclosure
  • Glass/tile enclosures. Second bathroom includes a bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , plus desk and internet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Perfect home for interim housing needs, job transitions, or family gatherings. Short walk to Las Palmas Park. (Walking dogs, kids, picnicing, barbequeing, soccer, baseball, tennis.) Close to major hi-tech industries and Levi Stadium. Great America Amusement Park within three miles.Shopping, Trader Joe's, 24 Hour Nautilus, good restaurants within walking distance. An hour from Santa Cruz beaches or San Francisco.

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