One level, one acre lot, quiet residential town of Atherton

One level, one acre lot, quiet residential town of Atherton


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is on one level, ranch-style, with large rooms. It is very comfortable and homy with wood floors. The family room has a high wood beam ceiling and fire place and houses an 1860 Steinway grand piano.
The garden is large with flowers, a small vegetable plot and a few fruit trees, mostly apple trees.
In the summer and on lovely days in winter it is lovely to have lunch on our patio or in the "meadow" on the other side of the house where the fruit trees are and watch the birds and the squirrels.

We want to visit our daughter and her family in West Linn, Oregon during the Christmas period but stay independtly in a very nearby town so that we can commute within say a 1/2 to 3/4 hour drive.

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Who we are

  1. My name is Hubert (74 years old) and my wife's name is Chula. She is 70.
    I am a retired professor of Civil Engineering ("Ingénieur Civil des Ponts et Chaussées") and my wife has always been a homemaker raising our four daughters, all having their own families by now. The prime reason we want to spend 3 weeks in West Linn is to take care of two grand children while the parents are busy with their new business.
    We have traveled extensively and have friends throughout the world. That is evident as you can see souvenirs everywhere in the house.

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Where is it?

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Atherton is stricty a residential highly wooded town located near Palo Alto and Stanford University. Stanford university is world famous and its campus is huge and absolutely of a superb architecture, early California mission style. The university is a cultural paradise and at the center of Silicon Valley, rich in museums and research centers.
Atherton is a roughly 45 minutes drive away from San Francisco. San Francisco can also be accessed conveniently by bus or train (a little less than an hour away by train). Atherton is 30 minutes away from the Pacific ocean with its gorgeous beaches and coasline. Now water is too cold to swim, you should know! People do surf. A little further south (an hour away from Atherton) by Santa Cruz the ocean is swimmable (in summer that is!).

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