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Inspiring Stanford guesthouse with access, views

Ladera, CA, USA
  • House750 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 when it is available. Racquets, balls and even a ball machine are available.

A washer and dryer provides easy laundry during your stay.



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 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 Westridge

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. For more reviews, see https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4110458

What makes this House unique

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


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, The two twin beds can be set up as a single larger bed
      • second bedroom doubles as an office


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural
          • Water View
            There is a distant view of the San Francisco Bay


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    Very good Internet connection with wifi
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    We have a great tennis court, and you can use our racquets and ball machine (any time the court is not otherwise in use)
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    Parking for 2 guest cars during stay, ask owner about additional parking for hosting events, etc.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                        Kitchen is well stocked with dishes and utensils.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        Basic items are included-- like coffee, salt & pepper, etc
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove


                          • Dining Area


                              • DVD Player
                                Blu-ray player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                DirecTV service
                              • Television
                                TV and Smart Blu-ray player with Netflix and many other services


                                  • Bicycles
                                    Owner can loan 2 bicycles at renters own risk-- they are functional but not fancy road bikes.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Beautiful deck
                                  • Golf
                                    Stanford practice range and course (course for affiliates of the university)
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Tennis
                                    Private court on site with US Open surface and color. Ball machine and racquets available to use. Please inquire if you intend to play at specific times.


                                      • museums
                                      • autumn foliage
                                      • churches
                                      • cinemas
                                      • forests
                                      • live theater
                                      • bay/sound
                                      • 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

                                                  • ice skating
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • golf
                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • equestrian events
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • roller blading
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis


                                                      • LEGAL INTERNET USE ONLY Comcast, our high-speed ISP, expressly forbids illegal downloads using bit-torrent or similar technology. Unfortunately, there have been some issue with this in the past, so please be responsible in using our internet service

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        18 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Enjoyed the guesthouse

                                                        CHRISTOPH L.SEATTLE

                                                        Thanks for a wonderful stay at the guesthouse. The kids really enjoyed the deer and the tennis court access!

                                                        Quiet, peaceful stay

                                                        Janet W.

                                                        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!

                                                        Fantastic setting

                                                        Kirstie W.PACIFIC GROVE

                                                        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!


                                                        Frank K.

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

                                                        Wonderful retreat. We"ll be back.

                                                        Kristin B.

                                                        Beautiful location and guest home. Very thoughtful hosts.

                                                        Perfect location for business traveler

                                                        Heather A.

                                                        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!


                                                        Ladera, CA, USA

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