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Lovely Cottage With Views Near Stanford/Palo Alto

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Ladera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Two story lovely cottage with views. Close to highway 280 and less than 10 minutes to Stanford. Close to gas station and Ladera shopping center with quaint market, coffee shop and restaurants. There is an upper room with bamboo hardwood floors and a smaller downstairs kitchen that opens to a large deck. Lovely views, quiet, and private.

Key features of cottage include the following:

-Views of rolling hills

-You can see San Francisco on a clear day

-Peaceful, natural surroundings with Oak and

Redwood trees

-30 Minutes to San Francisco

-Comfortable bed with 400 count sheets

-Barbecue grill on deck

-Cabinet stocked with tea and coffee

-Blow dryer and iron provided

-Twin mattress or air mattress available

-New Washer/Dryer

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sarah Koh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Lovely Cottage With Views Near Stanford/Palo Alto
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Sheila M

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for my son's graduation from Stanford.

The cottage was very nice, clean , had a lot of extra's you would not expect - It was very comfortable. I will stay there again any time I am in the area.

The owners are very nice, very accommodating- made us feel very welcome and did not even charge extra for the Deer in their back yard every morning for my viewing pleasure while having coffee on the deck !!

There is not one negative thing I could say star rating would really be a 10

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I just returned from a 5 day stay at this peaceful cottage. We were in town for a sporting event and thoroughly enjoyed coming "home" to this cottage. It was much larger than I anticipated with a full, very well stocked kitchen and even some welcoming goodies. Very quiet. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Stay Near Palo Alto

  • 5 of 5

Highly encourage you to stay here if you are visiting Palo Alto and the surroundings. It really is a Home Away with Sarah providing those simple touches that make you feel welcome and comfortable. Serene and relaxing while you are out on the deck surrounded by trees and hummingbirds and a beautiful view - it was just what we were looking for. Very comfortable bed, modern finishings in the bathroom, well stocked kitchen (including a fabulous collection of teas!), and even a fresh floral arrangement on the table. We appreciated the welcoming bottle of wine, juice, fruit, and breakfast snacks. Communication was excellent and prompt. We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay and would stay here again. Kathy and Dave

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable stay in this charming "tree house" cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 days in April and enjoyed comfortable and attractive accommodations as well as outstanding views from Portola Valley all the way up San Francisco bay, from our bedroom and outside dining area deck. The kitchen was perfectly equipped for our simple meals. The owners were available if we had questions or problems. We enjoyed hiking in the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, dining at the Portola Kitchen in the Ladera Center, and exploring in nearby Menlo Park. We hope to stay here again, and we would definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay near all the Tech companies

  • 5 of 5

I am an avid traveler and VRBO aficionado. I really, really loved this cottage. And it is very spacious, clean, modern and bright. The kitchen is very large with a great deck and peaceful views on the garden and rolling hills of Portola Valley.

Sarah was very kind to meet me late at night as I wasn't 100% sure of where I was going. As some other guests mentioned, there were some very nice touches like snacks, bottle of wine, soaps, shampoo- in short, way better than a hotel (not to mention great price for the value!). The bed is super comfy as well!

Another plus was being literally a 15 minute drive to Palo Alto where my office is located. Going from the countryside and beautiful neighborhood to a tech hub so easily is a rare find. I wold definitely stay here again and I HIGHLY recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful cottage with great views

  • 4 of 5

This is a quiet cottage that hugs the steep hillside, with wonderful views looking out to the northeast and to the Bay. It was perfectly quiet here, and birds were outside in the morning. The owners had stocked the kitchen with several things in the fridge, and it was very convenient to have olive oil, condiments and spices already there.

Guests should know that the main floor is a flight of stairs down from the road, and the kitchen is another flight down - but this is to be expected for a view like this.

I look forward to coming back in the summer when I can spend more time on the terrace.

The grill worked well, the kitchen is well stocked, and I would make a few meals and enjoy eating outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Palo Alto
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Portola Kitchen
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Car: necessary

Beautiful and convenient location! Ten minutes to Stanford University and Palo Alto. This area is popular for hiking, biking and horse riding. It’s also only a 30 minute drive to San Francisco. Less than five minutes to a shopping center that has a quaint market and restaurants.

Rates & Availability

Ladera Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ladera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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