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Little Paradise 2-Bedroom with Sauna and Terrace in Silicon Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1500 sf. 2-bedroom suite accomodates up to 6 adults, walk to downtown Saratoga


This luxurious two-bedroom is a lock-off guest unit in the lower level of the house with private entry. It features a spacious sauna for your exclusive indulgence!

The majestic Autumn Room has a king-size super comfortable Simmons Beautyrest bed. The romantic Spring Room has a full-size bed with Egyptian cotton down blanket.

The spa-like bathroom has a tub and is adjunct to the sauna room. Relax in your private sauna after a day's work and play!

The large family room has a fireplace, TV with cable, and a stereo system. A queen-size sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress can easily accommodate two guests without sacrificing the comfort of sleeping in a bed.

The kitchenette has everything you need for simple cooking. It's equipped with toaster oven, coffee maker, toaster, and electric kettle. A microwave with Inverter technology allows you to cook evenly anything from breakfast to appetizer to dinnertime meals. Guests can also use our outdoor Weber gas grill (with stove) to cook your favorite food while enjoying California weather.

Tab water is drinkable with our state-of-art water purification system.

In the resort-like backyard, a 1000-square-foot deck terrace is nested in redwood and cedar trees. Two fountains, one outside your bedroom windows and another in the backyard, give soothing sound from morning to evening. Immerse in nature's healing energy and just relax and enjoy!

The house is built on a slope such that the upper level of the house (where my husband and I, plus our little dog are living) is at the street level, and the lower of the house (where you will be staying) is at the level of the deck and backyard. Your private entry is located at the side yard. The suite is very quiet and peaceful, but you may hear us upstairs sometimes.


Your reservation includes:

- welcome snacks with bottled water

- wireless Internet

- complementary coffee and tea

- private Sauna

- olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, dishes and utensils in kitchen

- hair dryer, shampoo, shower gel, etc. in bathroom

- laundry facilities, laundry detergent, iron and ironing board in laundry room (shared)

The laundry room is located at lower level of the house. If you stay more than one week, we may need to use laundry facilities, in which case we will coordinate a time that is convenient to you.


We respect your privacy and would not disturb you during your stay, but we would be happy to chat whenever convenient.


We are located in a 5-minute walk to downtown Saratoga where you will find top-rated restaurants and boutique coffee shops. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. Air is fresher and cleaner than busier cities such as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Palo Alto. Nearby are picturesque hiking trails and biking paths in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


It's best to have a car to get to our house. It is 35 miles south of San Francisco Airport, 18 miles from Stanford University / Palo Alto, and 14 miles from downtown San Jose.

For business travelers, our house is located in less than 5 miles from Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, 10 miles from G00GL and Microsoft in Mountain View, and 5 miles from Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos. Other Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Tesla, etc. are all within 20-30 minute drive.

For vacationers, Big Basin Redwood State Park is only 22 miles away. San Francisco, Santa Cruz beach, and Monterey are all within a 45-minute to 1-hour drive. If you want to venture a little further, Big Sur - spectacular west coast - is less than 2 hours, and Yosemite National Park is less than 3.5 hours away.

Whether you are on a business trip or vacation, this is an ideal place to stay as a home away from home.


Children count as extra guests.

For security purpose, a picture ID is required for all guests upon checking in.

More Details

Helen C
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

About Helen C

I am an author and entrepreneur. I love to travel and learn about local cultures. That's why I have created this home away from home for you with tons of local tips - from tucked away restaurants to scenery hiking trails to must-see Silicon Valley sites. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world. I feel my guests are part of my extended family. I look forward to hosting you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying at Helen’s Home was simply a remarkable experience. She is very thoughtful host , keep ready everything before our arrival. Location is just perfect , near to down town and all shoppings and restaurant near from car. The entire space is immaculately clean & very much comfortable. Everything about home is inspiring and you will not find a corner or loose spot that doesn't have a touch of creativity or artistic painting & lots of books for reading added to it.
Aug 2014
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Saratoga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Spa-like Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoined with a spacious Sauna
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Romantic Spring Room - 1 queen , extra top cushion and Egyptian cotton down blanket.
    Majestic Autumn Room - 1 king , super comfortable Simmons Beautyrest bed.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Little Paradise 2-Bedroom with Sauna and Terrace in Silicon Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Little Paradise lived up to it's name!

  • 5 of 5

Helen made sure that all of our needs were cared for and checked on us several times during our stay. The next time I visit my son in California, I plan to stay there again. Thank you for providing very comfortable and lovely accommodations!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Saratoga!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for family members during my wedding weekend in Saratoga. Helen was so kind and responsive leading up to the rental. The space was so beautiful and spacious. Helen has specific expectations for those who stay, so potential guests should definitely review the rules and be prepared to follow. Not a home for parties, but it worked very well for my family. Affordable and conveniently located. Oh, and there is a sauna. :) Wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Texas & Arizona

An Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the wonderful oasis of Little Paradise. Helen's home is both beautiful and comfortable, and the location is excellent. We are four adult women, and there was plenty of space to accommodate us. Thank you for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull house not too far from San Jose and the Silicon Valley. Very spacious and comfortable, it was a great choice for a few days in a business trip. Helen has been a great host and she provided everything to ensure a pleasant stay! I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Returned customer and an even happier stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house two years ago and we loved it. Last week, we came back again for our Spring Break excursion. The house was as beautiful and comfortable as before, and this time we had a chance to meet Helen and Paul. They are nice people and we had a great conversation. Now I am reading Helen's book. It was very informative and insightful. We would come back again, to visit them in the future as we are moving to the Bay Area in a couple of months.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us again. Good luck with relocation and look forward to keeping in touch!
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Helen's place which is very nicely located in Saratoga. The apartment was very comfortable and easy to live in with full facilities. What was really enjoyable was the terrace where one could sit and relax. Would go back there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 85
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Saratoga House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 17 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100

House Rules:

•Only registered guests allowed on the premises.
•No smoking on the entire property.
•No loud music and noise between 10pm and 8am
•No outside shoes inside the house
•Close all the windows when heater is on
•Turn off lights, close and lock windows and doors when leaving the property
•Clean up dishes and take out trash before checking out

The house rules are strictly enforced to maintain the tranquility and safety of the neighborhood. Violation of the house rules may result in immediate termination of the reservation, and forfeiture of all fees paid.

By booking this property, you agree to exempt the host from any liability charges due to any accident or injury during your stay.

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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