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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 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 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Only people on the reservation allowed on the premises, including children. Violation of this house rules may result in penalty.
  • No outside shoes inside the house. No loud noise and music between 10pm and 8am.
  • Remove dirty sheets, towels & clean up dishes before checking out.
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 ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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


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Little Paradise 2-Bedroom with Sauna and Terrace in Silicon Valley
average rating of 4.8125 based on 18 reviews

A very quiet and relaxing visit.

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for work. This beautiful home was the perfect place to relax and recharge each day. The owners are great host and very easy to coordinate with. I look forward to staying here in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot August Nights!!!

  • 3 of 5

While It was many factors going in its favor as for location, quite neighborhood and serene charming surroundings, all by design. Saratoga is a small village, with all the charm if not more then being abroad. So,, it's nice that there is this one available. I didn't find another listed but would have chosen another location, if I new it was going to be so so hot and there's no air conditioning! My friend and I were actually suffering. We both were getting ready to attend a 7:30pm show and both have long thick hair that After my friend blow dried hers .... It made the space impossibly hot! I could not bare to turn the blow dryer on for myself! I also do not use microwave ovens and therefore the simple cooking kitchen setup was inadequate for me personally. Only a few napkins we there from a fast food place likely and one kitchen towel, I felt it was not fully functional accommodations in which to cook, again by design. Check out was 11am. I went to the front door to return the key to Helen at 10:50am. and I while I heard a dog and voices before I went to the door , my ding dongs went unheard for quite some time.. The house keeper finely heard the doorbell, and I had to leave the keys with her as she said Helen was out walking with her dog.

The photo shows a staircase, that leads to the door to enter the owners home. There is no upstairs included in this rental. Although there is air conditioning for the upstairs as it was on and the unit is close to the bedroom I was in... I would recommend this stay at the lower price point and during cooler seasons.

So, the Sauna was the ongoing joke for us ........

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you felt hot. Unfortunately that's unusual for Saratoga, where the night temperature is in the 50s and 60s in the summer. I understand you could feel hot with hair dryer. We have provided a fan. Had you let me know, I would bring another fan to help. I would do everything I can to keep my customers happy. But I don't understand why you wrote "Only a few napkins we there from a fast food place likely and one kitchen towel..." First of all, I don't provide napkins. I provide utensils, cooking wares, paper towels, dishes, dinnerwares, coffee mugs, wine glasses, and more. In the morning before you checked out, I sent you a text asking what time you would leave, but never heard back from you. I wasn't walking my dog. I was in the back patio. I am also disappointed that you intentionally violated the house rules. You booked for one person, and mentioned your friend Michelle might stay. But our security camera shows that you brought in a third person, an unknown man , who stayed until the afternoon of the second day! Again, I regret this happened.
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Very comfortable & quiet

  • 4 of 5

Little Paradise was perfect for the needs of my 2 friends and me. We weren't there much because my son was getting married nearby. We especially liked the patio/deck out back. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Clean, Restful, Inviting

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I visited San Jose to spend a few days with our other brother who lives in California. The accommodations were as represented and met our expectations. The location is very quiet both outside and inside. Keep in mind that the owners live above this unit but we found that to be no problem at all. Highly recommend this venue unless you are the noisy type.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100

House Rules:

•Only registered guests allowed on the premises, including children.
•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 remove dirty sheets 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 penalty and 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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