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Beautiful Country Setting 5 Minutes from Downtown

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 9-10)

This home is a wonderful example of luxurious living in a relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded on all sides by beautiful garden and outdoor dining areas, French doors bring the outdoors in! The pool and hot tub in the rear of the property have a tropical feel complete with waterfall. You will think you are in a Hawaiian resort, especially if you decide to take advantage of sitting out around the firepit! The lavish furnishings, draperies, and fabrics give this an old-world feel without the stuffiness and formality. The floor plan flows nicely making entertaining easy and comfortable.

The gourmet kitchen, complete with professional Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator, and adjoining dining room with fireplace and intimate lighting, allows for wonderful family meals or adult entertaining.

A conviently located laundry room/pantry off the kitchen is stocked with cookbooks for your use and enjoyment.

The fireplaced living room with flat screen tv opens to another small eating space, perfect for cocktails and dinner for four or viewing the football or baseball game!

There are two powder rooms on the main level along with a full bath in the downstairs master. The upstairs bedrooms are large and well equipped with good lighting, flat screen TV's, access to private baths, and lots of natural light. Children will appreciate relaxing on the sofa to watch their favorite movie in the middle upstairs bedroom.

The enormous master bedroom opens to the outdoor pool area and features a king bed, huge lighted closets, and an adjacent marble and granite bath with soaking tub and glassed shower large enough for two!

Walking in this neighborhood is a treat- with winding country-like roads and examples of unique architecture, both old and new. You are a short walk to downtown if you care to experience the many restaurants, movies, and shops.

Air Conditioning: Four separate zones for controls to regulate throughout the home.Washer: High capacity, front-loading. Dryer: High capacity, front loading.Linens Provided: Euorpean linens, down comforters and pillows.Garage. Off Street Parking. Gas Fireplace: Outdoor firepit in pool area. Wood Fireplace (2) : Wood-burning fireplaces located in living room and dining room with gas lighters.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Joanne Dexter
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Beautiful Country Setting 5 Minutes from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautifully comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering for a local college graduation here which was so much more fun and welcoming than anything we could have hosted in several hotel rooms. The pool area is beyond perfect for casual meals as there are several tables and lots of places to sit in proximity the fountain that cascades into the pool. You could find no finer atmosphere at any restaurant. The grounds are lush and peaceful and the inside floor plan absorbed all ages happily. The landlord is easy to work with and very responsive. The well appointed kitchen made meal prep a pleasure. We wouldn't change a thing and are so grateful to have discovered this Shangri-La.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth MI

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for our sons wedding in Palo Alto. It was close to the hotels where the guests were staying, the Stanford Chapel (for the ceremony), and the rehearsal dinner.

We preferred a house rather than staying at a hotel, so that we could visit with our family in a relaxed setting. This house perfectly fit the occasion, including hosting the groom and groomsmen on the morning of the wedding (and the pictures from it are beautiful). The 4 large bedrooms were very accommodating for our guests - the master bedroom with the view of the pool was spectacular. We spent many nights eating dinner by the pool. The kitchen was well equipped and the house flowed very well for entertaining.

The owner was very friendly and helpful for any questions we had about the house.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat for family and friends to gather for graduation

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for our son's graduation weekend from Stanford. We had family from England, close friends from NY and Santa Barbara attending and wished to spend as much time as possible together. This spacious and luxurious home provided the perfect retreat with every couple comfortable in their own bedroom and the beautiful pool area provided a gathering place at the end of hectic days. Saturday evening we hosted an intimate "all cook" barbecue at the house for our son and guests as well as my son's girlfriend's family and his favorite teachers, 17 in all. We had a wonderful time preparing favorite dishes together in the well equipped, large kitchen, and I cannot tell you how beautiful the three tables looked around the pool with a Stanford theme, beautiful flowers and candles, and the waterfall bubbling into the pool. When grad families were scrambling for restaurant reservations, we were relaxed and comfortable for a lovely evening of conversation, great food, and later a swim and Jacuzzi. Joanne is exceptionally accommodating and truly has made her home a welcome haven. It is well equipped, amply furnished for relaxation, and aesthetically lovely. I highly recommend this home. We look forward to staying again when our son receives his master's degree!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in South Bay

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful, luxurious stay at this beautiful home. The house was quiet, secluded and elegant. The pool and hot tub were clean and awesome amenities to have. The decor was tastefully done. Furthermore, lots of care was taken to make sure that we were comfortable. For instance, there were plenty of towels, extra blankets and pillows. There were robes for us to use and even shawls for when the weather got cooler in the evening. One night, we had a dinner party with catered food for a large group. There were plenty of plates and utensils and glassware. The dishwasher was also high-end and ran quietly. The owner was incredibly flexible and understanding of our needs. We would definitely stay again and think it's the best accomodations in the South Bay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Beautiful accommodations and friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a family get-together. The home was spacious, comfortable, and well furnished. It has the feel of a proper home rather than a stark rental. We very much enjoyed the well-kept garden, and the pool, hot tub, and firepit area was a relaxing, sunny spot for lounging. The location is very quiet and peaceful. Service from the owners was excellent. The owner called me back promptly after I inquired about this rental, and was available throughout our stay to answer questions.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Charming home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend in this lovely home. Our children had a blast roaming the beautiful backyard and roasting marshmallows on the firepit. There is a large gourmet kitchen with endless supplies, 2 fabulous cozy fireplaces, huge Master suite with view of the backyard, minutes from Stanford. The list could go on and on. The owner was gracious and welcomed us with a few holiday treats. I recommend this large home for any family gatherings and look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, Stanford University

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Miniature Golf


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cleaning $400

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Menlo Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King Bed. Queen Bed (2) : Two large bedrooms with Queen Beds and adjoining baths. Double BedTwin/Single Bed. Child Bed: Lounge available for small child in downstairs master. Crib: One crib and one high chair.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Pool: Extra large swimming pool with diving area, waterfall, lights, surrounded by rocks and in natural setting. Full Kitchen: Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets, professional Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Private Hot Tub: Beautiful, secluded in-ground hot tub with jets. Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Huge professional Viking BBQ to serve both large and small parties. Charcoal BBQ Grill: Additional Weber charcoal grill.

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