3BR, 1BA with full kitchen, laundry
About Bill Youstra
Semi-retired investor. Grew up on the east coast and now live on the property where we make wine and raise our kids.
Bill Youstra purchased this House in 2000
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful place in the hills above Stanford. Pool access, lots of nearby hiking trails and good communication with the host made this a great property to stay at.
Great time and stay in Portola valley
Such a beautiful place and area!! Was taking our kids to a football camp and the owners were very helpful and nice. The boys 5 of them enjoyed the tennis/basketball and pool everyday after the camp. The owners were very personable and right there if we needed anything. We are already talking about next year and booking this again!! Thank you for the hospitality!!!
Excellent spot to stay while visiting a beautiful area. Comfortable home set in a small vineyard with hiking trails available on the property.
Shopping and restaurants are close. The home is close to Palo Alto so you can enjoy the city but just off the beaten path enough to relax in a calmer setting.
Perfect for a family getaway
Loved our stay in this well-equipped cottage. Very convenient to Stanford and a beautiful drive. We had a blast playing on the tennis court and shooting hoops. My son (2.5) discovered all sorts of fun toys and slept great in the bottom bunk. Thanks to Bill for the warm welcome and really enjoyed tasting the pinot noir from the on-property vineyard. Will be back in October!
Excellent choice for our four week visit
Comfortable, fully equipped, and well-maintained property in a beautiful setting. Location is convenient to hiking trails and to Stanford. Our six year old granddaughter loved staying overnight in the bunk beds and racing around the trail built on the property. Bill and Jennifer are very helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
Lovely setting, comfortable ammenities, great end to a busy vacation
Cooling our jets amid the ripening grape vines after a hectic 10 days of family reunion-ing was truly restorative. From Portola Valley we were able to go down to Alviso by the Bay to ride bikes and the next day play at Pomponio Beach on the Pacific.
This small house is designed well to make great use of the space. Great cross-ventilation, comfy furnishings, compact well-equipped kitchen. Grounds worked wonderfully for our family with two active young boys - we relished walking the idyllic perimeter, shooting hoops & playing tennis in the fenced area, and swimming to cool off in the large pool with a fun slide.
There are games, puzzles, and toys for kids from infant to toddler through elementary ages. There's an instruction book with info about the house and grounds and surrounding area, too.
The host family was away while we were there, and still Bill was very available by email when we had questions. He was friendly, understanding, and helpful.
This vacation rental was a very positive experience and a good value for the five of us, too.