La Honda is certainly a fun place to live. A friendly community where privacy is respected but neighbors are there for each other. Mountain living at its best, just 20 minutes from Silicon Valley.
Custom-built home has unique built-in features at every turn. It is a two story house with a 3rd floor attic and full basement family room with wood stove giving a total living space of over 2500 sf. It is a very quiet and secluded location completely surrounded by San MacDonald County Park so miles of great trails are right at hand. Decks surround the house so indoor/outdoor living is a reality. Fall asleep each night to the sound of the creek far below. The house shares this very isolated wooded 1 acre lot with two other cottages so you are not completely alone but have just two friendly neighbors. La Honda is a great little town with an excellent elementary school, market and restaurants. Finally, with a 20 minutes drive to I 280 in Palo Alto means a comfortable commute to much of the Peninsula. It is very convenient to Stanford. Half Moon Bay is also an easy half hour drive for shopping and entertainment.
Security deposit is 2 months. 6 month or one year lease required. No smoking. Cats are OK, but the dog issue is a concern as there is no fenced yard. Be sure you have a reasonable plan for a dog in the country who will not run off, and it should work. DSL and cable are available.
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The house is set in a gap in the redwoods along alpine creek.
Here is the deck on the front of the house.
Here is the incredible view from the front deck. The house is surrounded by an unused part of Sam McDonald Park.
A view from across the creek shows the safe, but close proximity to the creek.
Almost every room has great views, including the basement.
The deck wraps the house, with access from the dining room as well as the front. The deck gets the morning sun right over the path of the creek.
The view from the deck is fantastic.
Here is what you see from the front door. Kitchen to the left, laundry and bath to the right.
The Living Room is 21 x 24 less stairwell and runs the width of the house with great views.
A view from the living room. All the windows face county park with never a person in site.
The dining room has maple floors. The cabinets on the wall are almost finished and will be by the time you move in.
The house is custom-built with many special features, built-ins and locally milled clear Douglas fir trim throughout.
The view from the dining room. What a great way to greet the morning.
The kitchen is small very efficient, with an amazing amount of storage.
The Jenn-Air range has replaceable modules including a grill and elements.
The Kitchen includes an electric stove, grill, new dishwasher, trash compactor, new microwave
and new refrigerator.
The custom cabinets include hand-made stained glass inserts.
The custom-made light fixtures all match the cabinets.
The view from the kitchen window out the front of the house shows the driveway, with a second apartment on the left and cottage to the right. These are the only two neighbors in the area.
The laundry has hookups for a washer and gas dryer.
The first floor has a full bath.
Upstairs we have three bedrooms and an attic loft.
The Master Bedroom faces the rear of the house with views across the creek. It has new bamboo flooring.
The Master Bedroom is 16 x 18 plus an 8 x 8 closet area on right.
The closet area of the master bedroom includes both high and low clothes rods.
View from the master bedroom.
Another view from the master bedroom.
Another view looking east from the master bedroom.
The second bedroom has a large closet and vaulted ceiling.
The second bedroom has bamboo flooring and is 12 x 16.
The view from the 2nd bedroom.
The third bedroom is the smallest at 11 x 13.
The 3rd bedroom has vaulted ceilings and skylight with a small closet. Although smallest, it is the sunniest with the best views.
A fantastic view from the 3rd bedroom. The morning sun appears in the gap.
The attic/loft is accessed by steps with lots of storage.
The attic has lots of space, a window but a low ceiling.
The upstairs bathroom with tub and shower.
The basement is a great family room, with wood stove and creek views.
The floor is tile and the steps lead up to the living room.
The wood stove is set in a wall of natural stone from the creek bed. The door on the left leads to a utility room.
The utility room contains the furnace, hot water heater and has plenty of storage space.