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Private View Estate with Spa Close to Stanford and Silicon Valley

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Cottage, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Our private family estate is a beautiful, large single story home situated on 5 acres with amazing panoramic views of the East Bay from the Peninsula. Portola Valley is the Californian version of Tuscany with expansive views of rolling hills, sun-drenched vineyards, tall redwood trees.

This is a secure, fenced in, dog-friendly property situated on a private cul-de-sac behind an automated gate with a small vineyard, horse stable, private pool, spa facilities and private gym with yoga or exercise studio. Comfortably and elegantly furnished with a rustic flair.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of Silicon Valley, off of Highway 280, minutes from Highway 101, downtown Palo Alto and the Stanford University campus. We often bike to Stanford and to downtown Palo Alto. Available immediately for summer, Fall or long term rentals. We have a one week minimum for rentals and the property is ideal for family reunions, or retreats. Ideal for large families.

There are running, cycling, horseback riding trails right out the driveway as well as great restaurants, coffee shops and upscale supermarkets in town. We have a small kitchen garden with lettuce and other in season vegetables, all organic.

Electricity, water, and wireless charges included. Weekly housekeeper, gardener, and landscape maintenance included and provided weekly. Our property manager will take care of moving the garbage and recyclables for weekly collection as well as any maintenance issues that might arise in our absence.

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Keywords: Spa, Estate, Villa, Private, View

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

I'm Jack and my partner, Leigh, and I want to share our home with people who will appreciate it's unique beauty and serenity. I am an IP attorney teaching internationally. Leigh is a Stanford Ph.D and entrepreneur. We are both early stage venture investors and love to see the world.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this estate in 1992

Why Owner/Property Manager chose California

This property has exceptional privacy in an ideal location within minutes of Stanford University as well as the rest of Silicon Valley including the Google, Apple and Facebook campus.

What makes this estate unique

We love to exercise outdoors, have our privacy, and commune with nature. This property is perfect for all of that. Late Spring, Summer and Fall months bring beautiful, hot sunny weather without humidity so it's the perfect time to visit and see the Bay Area at its' best.


Ladera Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , View tub and steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bath is shared by two guest rooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Toilet off of yoga room
    Gym bath with sauna and steamroom - toilet , shower , Gym bath includes dry sauna and steam room
    Shared bath - toilet , shower , This bath is shared by two guest rooms
    Cottage bath - toilet , shower
    Half bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Additional bed can be substituted into yoga room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private view estate close to extensive mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian trails. Includes private garden, small vineyard. Spa theme includes separate gym, sauna and yoga studio. Wireless internet throughout property (dual redundant systems).


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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Stanford Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Cal Train - Palo Alto
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 280
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Portola Kitchen
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Car: necessary

In the country side of Silicon Valley, Portola Valley is a perfect get-away: nestled in the foothills close to Stanford University, Palo Alto, the Sand Hill VCs, the rest of Silicon Valley including premiere hiking, biking and running routes that overlook San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. From here it is an easy peaceful drive to San Jose / new stadium (south) and San Francisco / America's Cup (north) along design-winning Highway 280. You can get to Stanford University and the CalTrain station by driving about 10 minutes due east.

This magical home is perfect for family gatherings (special permission required for weddings and large parties); as there are plenty of private outdoor and indoor spaces for sitting, dancing and relaxing. It is located at the top of the hill of a quiet cul de sac street with connected running trails throughout the most peaceful and private portions of Portola Valley. Often you see deer, hawks and other wildlife. It is a couple minutes down the hill to local Portola Valley shopping (e.g., Bianchini's Market in Ladera Shopping Center to the left and Robert's Market to the right).


Rates & Availability

Ladera Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 - Jun 24
7 night minimum stay
Mar 15 - Apr 15
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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