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Inspiring Stanford guesthouse with access, views

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly constructed home overlooking Stanford, Palo Alto hills

This modern 2 bedroom guesthouse is well situated on a 3 acre property just minutes from Stanford University /Hospitals and Palo Alto. Close to I-280 for easy access to San Francisco, anywhere in Silicon Valley and entire Bay Area.

" Ideal base for exploring the San Francisco area. The location was peaceful."

Cantilevered over the oak-studded hillside, this cedar and glass home has a resort feel. It was designed and constructed from scratch in 2014 to the highest quality standards, sporting 9 ft ceilings and expansive windows and sliding door to deck and outdoor bbq area. Watch the deer and wildlife from indoors or out.

"We especially enjoyed watching the bird life in the surrounding trees, including an eagle owl asleep in the tree outside our window one morning."

Take advantage of the well stocked, state of the art kitchen with marble counters, and living area. Wi-fi (~50mbs) allows you to stay connected. You will also have a television with DirecTV service.

Relax in a large master bedroom with extensive windows and reading area.

The second bedroom has a trundle bed with 2 single beds that can be combined to create a king and office area with desk.

"We enjoyed the quiet location after the hustle and bustle of San Francisco."

"The furnishings are very high quality and we really liked the beautiful shower."

Hiking trails begin right outside your door or drive just a few minutes to the Arastradero Preserve, the popular Stanford Dish walk, or access to Windy Hill trails.

There is a private tennis court on the property that you are free to use. Racquets, balls and even a ball machine are available.

A washer and dryer provides easy laundry during your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Goldband

We moved to the Bay Area about 25 years ago to join the tech world. We stayed because it's a bit of paradise, with the intellectual power of Stanford University, the sights of SF, endless creative and cultural opportunities, dramatic landscapes and fresh California cooking style that builds on a full range of ethnic cuisines.

Goldband purchased this house in 2014

Why Goldband chose Ladera

You'll love the location and the amenities. Full and easy access to Stanford University, Silicon Valley and San Francisco, but also hiking trails and views of the valley and wildlife.

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What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet. Beautiful surroundings. Great access to Stanford, Silicon Valley and the rest of the fabulous Bay Area


Ladera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The two twin beds can be set up as a single larger bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • second bedroom doubles as an office
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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(17 traveler reviews)

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Inspiring Stanford guesthouse with access, views
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Quiet, peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for us while a family member went to Stanford Hospital. Location couldn’t be more perfect - about 10-15 minutes from Hospital. It has a rural feel with lovely view. We found it restful and restorative after hectic days. Owners were easy to work with and location was easy to find. It’s located close to walking trails and (15/20 minutes) to Filoli for beautiful walks, as well. Small suggestion for the Goldbands would be a couple more kitchen towels and wash clothes for people staying longer periods of time. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real oasis: quiet, serene and beautiful. The cottage is set a few hundred feet from the road, and every window has a lovely view of oak trees. We didn't have time to use it, but the tennis court is high-quality.

The unit was very clean and looks brand new. Nice kitchen and roomy living room with high quality TV and plenty of channels. There is only one chair to eat at the kitchen table, which is a little odd, but it's easy enough to move the desk chair from the second bedroom for two people to eat sitting down. And of course in nice weather, which was 100% of the time we were here, eating out on the deck is comfortable for four people.

The bed in the larger bedroom is only a double, so a 6-foot man and larger woman might feel crowded. The day bed in the second bedroom was very comfortable for a single person.

The bathroom is beautiful.

A couple of things that would make this place even better: a reading light over the day bed, coffee and creamer for mornings, soap for the sinks and the shower, washcloths, and maybe a few extra towels. There was only one each for the three adults in our group. Also a mirror in the smaller bedroom would make it easier to get ready in the morning if somebody has commandeered the bathroom ;-)

And a word of warning (which our host also gave us): Some navigators, including WAZE take you to the wrong house. Be sure to give an Uber or Lyft driver specific instructions, or you may be waiting a long time for a ride!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, new, bright and airy!!! Would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat. We"ll be back.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and guest home. Very thoughtful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for business traveler

  • 4 of 5

Loved this property. Super convenient to Palo Alto. Comfortable space with gorgeous views. There were several nice restaurants and a small grocery store within 2 miles, as well as access to walking trails. The owners were informative and communicated often during our stay to make sure all was well. I will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and serene can't really see the other houses on the street. View o the Amy and SLAC.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed staying her just for the peaceful environment. I loved the trees and the view. The rooms were nice. The bathroom was beautiful. Steve was easy to work with and made the transaction pretty seamless - no trouble. I would stay here again. It took 10'to 15 minutes to go on the side roads to the Stanford cancer center. They could use some new pots and pans and a few more coffee cups. I looked forward to getting Beefback to the guest house everyday after treatment.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peaceful environment, the trees and the view beyond. We're always delighted when our guests can enjoy the facilities and the location. We are upgrading the pots and pans and coffee cups. Its hard to know what's needed unless the guests are forthcoming. We hope your treatments will continue to have positive results and that your health is fully restored. BEST, Ellen and Steve
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Computer History Museum
Windy Hill Regional Open Space
Parkside Grille
Pearson Arastradero Preserve
Oren's Hummus Shop
Stanford Dish Trail
Fraiche Yogurt
Google Headquarters
Cantor Arts Center (Stanford University)
Stanford Shopping Center
Stanford University
Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas
Bianchini's Market
Levi's Stadium
Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas
Mountain View Farmer's Market
Intel Museum
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Stanford Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Caltrain Menlo Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Parkside Grille
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $59

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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