The Super Bowl presents a great opportunity to grab a group of friends and head to the big game. It’s up to you how much you want to spend, but you might as well travel in style for America's featured sporting event. There’s still time to figure out your travel plans. Here’s a list of the 10 best vacation rentals to enjoy at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.
San Francisco - $11,429 nightly
Sometimes you have to roll to the Super Bowl with a big crowd and this luxury villa in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco has you covered. Invite 39 of your closest friends and the 40 of you can take over the 11 bedrooms of the Payne Mansion for a few nights. You can even host a part for 200+ people in this Victorian house built back in 1881. Kitchen staff, chauffeur, maid and concierge service are available as well if you want a fully-catered experience.
Santa Clara - $30,000 nightly
If you’re looking for an option closer to Levi’s Stadium for less people than this property might be the one for you. It’s located in a Santa Clara neighborhood where football players on the 49ers and Silicon Valley executives live. It’s newly renovated with 4 bedrooms including 2 master suites. The 70” TV will come in handy for a full week’s worth of pregame coverage. When you’re tired of that you can break out the putter on the 7 hotel putting green or jump into the pool or spa.
Los Altos Hills - $22,143 nightly
This next property might be the best party house available for this year’s Super Bowl. Sleeping 14, this five bedroom pad has a relaxed pool and deck area that are perfect for grilling or shooting hoops in the water. It also has high ceilings, two kitchens, and three HD TVs. It’s an easy walk or bike to shops and restaurants as well.
Portola Valley - $7,143 nightly
Scenic views are an offer at this five bedroom house in the hills that’s also the greenest home in America. It has parking to support electric vehicles and 21KW of solar power allowing guests to enjoy a net zero energy home. When you’re not focusing on the house’s energy efficiency, you can relax in the black-bottomed pool or the indoor sauna and steam room. There’s also grass volleyball, a bocce court, swings and horseshoes if you need activity.
San Jose - $10,000 nightly
San Jose is right around the corner from Santa Clara and offers the city environment without being in San Francisco. This six bedroom property in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose has one of the best game rooms around offering ping pong, pool, and foosball. There’s also a treadmill and workout equipment if you need to sweat out some alcohol from the lively Super Bowl parties. The wonderful deck area and pool allow you to relax when you choose nature’s sound instead of what’s blasting over the sound system wired through the whole house.
Palo Alto - $3,000 nightly
Palo Alto is home to Stanford and also this beautiful four bedroom home. If you think you’ve seen this house before, you may be right since it’s been featured in numerous publications and TV programs. Hopefully you brought a friend who can cook and take advantage of the chef’s kitchen. The two bedrooms on the second floor have large private decks if you want to take a break from all the action. You’ll be very close to Broncos’ practices all week since they’re practice down the road at Stanford Stadium.
Kenwood - $2,880 nightly
Tennis anyone? Briny your racket to wine country since you’ll be able to enjoy a few game of tennis at this five bedroom house. It’s located a little further away from Santa Clara, but you’ll enjoy your time drinking California’s finest wines in their home area. There’s also a game room with pool, ping pong, bocce, croquet, and badminton when you need a break from your chardonnay.
Woodside - $4,000 nightly
Simple elegance is on offer in Woodside at this fabulous estate. It’s a newly constructed five bedroom house with a typical California look. The big screen in the theatre room will keep the family engaged and you’ll never be fighting over a bathroom since there are five and a half of them.
San Francisco - $4,000 nightly
This four bedroom house is a perfect option for those looking for simplicity in San Francisco. You’ll also never argue with a house that offers a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the oversized roof deck. There’s also a pool, which you won’t see at many San Francisco homes. A 2010 remodel hasn’t taken away the abundance of glass used to make the house feel open.
San Francisco - $2,000 nightly
Finally we ended with a two bedroom condo in the private residence area of the Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square. The queen sofabed allows you to squeeze three couples into this conveniently located apartment. Since you’re staying in the Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square, you’re lucky to be offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and wine and cheese reception each evening.