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Portola Valley California 94028 United States of America

Listing # 142268

Rates From USD 4500 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Portola Valley refuge within the Redwoods (10 minutes to Stanford)

One year lease available in a comfortable 2 BR/2 BA home in a unique setting. Surrounded by the hundreds of acres of a large private ranch, the home, with outside deck & hot tub, is nestled in an attractive hillside setting within the lower ranch's mature walnut grove and sports wonderful views of the neighboring Portola Valley hills and Town Center playing fields. Despite its quiet backdrop and peaceful natural surroundings, the home is within surprisingly close proximity to nearby shops and restaurants, I-280 freeway access, Sand Hill Road and Stanford Shopping Center and the Stanford University campus.

In short, this home is an exceedingly unique and a very rare find. The property on which the home sits is historic: It was once owned by Andrew Hallidie -- the man widely considered to be the inventor of the cable car, a technology he later sold to the city of San Francisco. Hallidie would run his prototype cable cars up and down the hill where the home sits. The home itself is the former walnut drying house for the mature walnut orchard within which it sits. The interior is constructed from felled redwood trees from the property itself.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1300 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, January 1, 2021 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 year(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Portola Valley
Postal Code - State or Province 94028 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Portola Valley
Closest University Stanford University
University nearby Santa Clara University (37 minutes), San Jose State (43 minutes), UCSF (42 minutes), University of California Berkeley (67 minues)

Rental Price:

USD 4500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Second Home
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: This home is an exceedingly rare find.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Cut and paste from my LinkedIn profile: I'm an arthroplasty surgeon (joint replacement surgeon) returning to academic medicine after nearly 10 years of full-time work in Silicon Valley. I've built, led, and consulted for digital health companies throughout Silicon Valley, taking on the full spectrum of roles within these companies from consultant to CEO. Within these roles I've designed products, built software, tackled data and software interoperability problems, and overseen multiple software installations within the clinical setting. In my most recent role in Silicon Valley I served as the machine learning product lead for a company building a digital assistant for doctors (think “Siri” or “Alexa” for doctors). I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, an MD from Stanford University, and an MSc in quantitative methods in health care from the University of Michigan. I completed residency training at the University of Michigan and fellowship training in adult reconstruction at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). I'm returning to Dartmouth in November 2020 for clinical practice and research on machine learning applications in surgery. I'm passionate about helping clinicians develop an intuitive understanding of machine learning and working with organizations to formulate and execute coherent digital health strategies.

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