Mountain Homestead: Swim, Hike, & Camp On-Site!

Property ID: 465838Los GatosCAUS
Sleeps 62 BR2 BA


Relax and recharge at this secluded cottage in Los Gatos. Whether you’re here to reconnect with nature, hike the trails, camp under the stars, or explore the Bay Area, ‘Harlan House’ has everything for a worry-free stay! With nature trails on-site and the Saratoga Gap down the road, you won’t have to go far from the vacation rental for adventure. For fun in the city, drive into downtown San Jose. Come evening, unwind in the outdoor bathtub, and admire the amazing views from the pond deck.


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating


Location Details

OPT OUTSIDE: Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve (trail access on-site), Castle Rock State Park (2.4 miles), Long Ridge Open Space Preserve (3.8 miles), Skyline Open Space Preserve (6.0 miles), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (6.7 miles), Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (7.0 miles), Los Trancos Open Space Preserve (8.3 miles), Monte Bello Preserve (8.4 miles), Windy Hill Open Space Preserve (10.1 miles), Foothills Nature Preserve (12.0 miles), Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve (12.3 miles), Portola Redwoods State Park (12.9 miles), The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (33.8 miles)

SAN JOSE ATTRACTIONS: Campbell Park (14.1 miles), Winchester Mystery House (14.9 miles), Triton Museum of Art (17.0 miles), Municipal Rose Garden (19.1 miles), Shoreline Amphitheatre (19.8 miles), Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts (20.0 miles), Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (20.0 miles), California's Great America (20.2 miles), Bay 101 (22.3 miles), Alviso Marina County Park (22.6 miles), Emma Prusch Farm Park (23.5 miles), Filoli Historic House & Garden (25.2 miles)

FAMILY FUN: Historic Saratoga Village (7.3 miles), Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (20.9 miles), Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (21.1 miles), Raging Waters San Jose (25.9 miles)

WINE + BREWS: Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards (4.7 miles), ManyFriends Brewing Company (7.6 miles), Mountain Winery (7.6 miles), Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards (8.2 miles), House Family Vineyards (8.4 miles), Picchetti Winery (8.6 miles), Loma Brewing Company (11.8 miles), Hapa's Brewing Company (11.9 miles), Byington Vineyard & Winery (12.1 miles), Ridge Vineyards (12.4 miles)

AIRPORTS: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (20.5 miles), San Francisco International Airport (40.7 miles)


7 reviews
  • Family time - Felton - Santa Cruz


    We had a wonderful time together. My grandson loved his bath in the outdoor tub while watching the ducks, chickens & geese. And my older sons loved sleeping under the stars on the deck!Thank you for facilitating a wonderful long weekend full of family time!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Karen S.
    Published August 29, 2023
  • Harlan house


    Wonderful location great home with upscale furnishing. Loved the chickens, ducks and geese and fresh eggs each morning.

    Published August 27, 2023
  • A Hiker's Paradise


    If you love nature and hiking, this is a perfect place for you with beautiful hiking trails right out your door. The hosts are helpful, and the chickens are super fun to have around. The kitchen is well stocked so you can make your own meals.Great trailhead access, a large outdoor bathtub with a view provided some memorable soaks, Chickens, and roosters were more endearing than annoying….and delicious eggs were a daily delight.The house is only a year old with every convenience you could want.However, you should know that there are better places for a meditation retreat or remote work. Especially on the weekends, very noisy motorcyclists love to rev their engines day and night on the nearby highways. The Wifi is really slow and unreliable. It can take a long time to load a web page so I cannot imagine doing a Zoom call. Cellular service is also weak and intermittent. This is a wonderful place to get away from it all with all the comforts of home. Just be aware that your communication options are limited.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Frank B.
    Published June 27, 2023
  • One of the easiest property owners to communicate with.


    By far the easiest property owners to communicate with. He honestly felt like an additional part of our family. He cared about helping us have a safe, relaxing comfortable stay yet still very respectful of our privacy. My family and I would recommend staying here, even to the harshest critic. Property is super clean, comfortable and cozy. Makes you miss being a kid at camp! Our children actually enjoyed all of natures beauty without their phone/tablet stuck to their face. We just wish we had more time! Will definitely go back!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Nahed M.
    Published March 28, 2023
  • Thanksgiving in the wild


    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in the wilderness with our Stanford students. Hiking right out the door was epic!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Erin R.
    Published December 13, 2022
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