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Spacious home on cul-de-sac, 10 min to Stanford, graduation weekend available

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath with large yard front and back

We welcome you to our home. It was recently remodeled and sleeps 6 to 8 comfortably. The gourmet kitchen features a professional range, granite countertops, and custom cherry cabinets. Ample dishes and cookware provided. Enjoy separate activities in the living room and family room. The formal dining room seats 10-12 with casual dining in the kitchen for 11. Hardwood oak floors are throughout most of the house, with tile in the bathrooms. The master bath is laid with limestone, glass tile and a heated floor. There are three electric sky windows and a ceiling fan.

The back yard features a large deck surrounded by bench seating, natural gas BBQ (piped from house, so it never runs out), an outdoor eating table and a kid sized picnic table, sandbox and play structure, herb and vegetable garden, and fruit trees (in season). Collect 4-6 fresh eggs daily from our backyard chickens (no additional care is needed as their food and water are well-stocked). Play croquet, soccer, or horseshoes in the front or back yard. The street is closed to through-vehicle traffic, but is open to bikes and pedestrians so there are very few cars passing by.

Downtown Palo Alto with its restaurants and shops is a 20-minute walk, a 10-minute bike ride, or a 5-minute drive away. A public park with play structures and fields is a 10 minute walk. Enjoy the neighborhood coffee shop, salon, spa and market at the end of the street.

Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center are just 3 miles away. Enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing in the nearby hills or at the Baylands. Take a day trip to San Francisco, Santa Cruz or the Wine Country.

Close commute to Google, Facebook, EBay, and other Silicon Valley companies.

Portacrib and dining booster available.

More Details

Noel Berghout
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About Noel Berghout

We are two teachers and like to travel with our kids during our school breaks.


The Willows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest bath - toilet , shower , Safety handles in shower
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks, separate toilet room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 queen , attached bathroom, walk-in closet
    Guest room - 1 queen , Secluded from the rest of the house with its own bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunks-standard mattress below, foam mattress top. Share bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Also has a trundle bed with air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Spacious home on cul-de-sac, 10 min to Stanford, graduation weekend available
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Very comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our visit to the Stanford/Palo Alto area! It was an easy 10-15 minute drive to the Stanford Campus where our daughters attended the Stanford Volleyball Camp. We shared the home with another family we were traveling with, and it was more than spacious and comfortable enough for the 4 adults and 5 children in our group. The kids enjoyed the large back yard and ping pong table, while the adults made full use of the deck and barbecue area! The owners were very helpful, and the home was well-equipped. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home in Menlo Park to attend a Stanford graduation, and found it to be clean, comfortable, and convenenient. It is located near the 4 Seasons Hotel on a residential street, with easy access down University Avenue to the campus. It has a nice back yard, TV, internet etc. The owners were very helpful, and our stay was without any issues. I wouldnt hesitate to recomend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience this gem in Menlo Park, California

  • 5 of 5

This home met all of our expectations and more !!! We stayed for ten days for a junior Olympic water polo tournament and having this home to return to after long days of many games we were grateful to have such a comfortable, relaxing place to be. The home was perfect for our family, 4 adults and 3 children. The garden with the tomatoes and other veggies were a bonus we didn't expect. We HIGHLY recommend this home

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

The Willows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Stanford Graduation
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $250

Reservations cancelled with less than 30-days notice will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco and San Jose Airports
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
San Francisco Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Palo Alto Municipal
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended

We are very close (2.5 miles) to Stanford University and all the museums, sports, etc. that it has to offer. San Francisco and San Jose are both just 25 miles away. The wine country of Sonoma and Napa are just over an hour's drive. The quiet beaches of San Mateo County are about 30 minutes away with tidepooling and beach combing. The beaches and boardwalk of Santa Cruz are about 45 minutes away.


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