Vineyard Heights Estates

San Jose, California

$1,395,000 | 49.50 ± Acres | Santa Clara County

Take a break from the constraints of quarantines and embrace an extraordinary lifestyle in your private retreat looking out over the San Jose city lights and shimmering South Bay.

A gated private road winds through 150-year old oak trees to the hilltop revealing the grandeur of Vineyard Heights on Mt. Hamilton.  While only 30 minutes from downtown, the vistas at 2,100-feet elevation offer commanding views across Silicon Valley to San Francisco—all yours on over 48 acres of private, pristine land that backs up against Grant Park.

Envision your estate on a three-acre build-site looking down on your 120-year old grove of olive trees—an exclusive sanctuary with 360° views of the rolling hills, Lick Observatory and city lights below.  While steeped in history, Vineyard Heights was designed, constructed and approved to be Santa Clara County’s first modern, off-grid subdivision.  As part of this landmark achievement, you reap the benefits of a state-of-the art solar energy system, your own pristine mountain water and high-speed, internet fiber optic service.  Carbon footprints don’t get much smaller.

Explore the endless possibilities for this exceptional property, whether planning new construction  of an executive home, a family compound or corporate retreat.  The property also includes an existing 2-year old A-framed tiny home:  600-sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin or the 280-square-foot, rock-clad efficiency cottage with extensive paved patio and landscaped gardens. The garden area has 4 irrigated raised beds, and a large potting shed.

Create the ultimate entertaining mecca with room for multiple outdoor venues, including gourmet kitchen, pool, spa, cabana, bocce ball, and sports courts and more – all connected by meandering pathways and lush landscaping against the beautiful backdrop of the surrounding natural terrain.  And brilliant star gazing that only a mountain vantage can provide.

Its history makes it ideal for ribbons of grapevines gracing its rolling contours. Continue the area’s rich heritage of winemaking by taking advantage of its ideal growing conditions that date back to harvests in the 1880s, including an entry in the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair. The property is part of the historic Mt. Hamilton Vineyard once owned by John L. Koster, who was also the president of the California Barrel Company.  A prominent proprietor, he socialized with the likes of Levi Strauss, Adolph Spreckels, and Samuel Lilienthal and made this his country estate away from his downtown San Francisco mansion.  The award-winning Riesling was sold to local prominent businessmen throughout the valley. This exceptional property is the rarest of opportunities.  Thirty-five minutes from San Jose Airport and downtown, your private vista-filled estate awaits.  Unwind and breathe in the rarefied mountain air. Social distancing never sounded better. Escape to Vineyard Heights Estates.

  • 49+/- acres of hilltop privacy.
  • Gated road from Mt. Hamilton.
  • Panoramic views over the city of San Jose and the South Bay.
  • Three acre build-site.
  • Cul-de-sac location.
  • Fertile agriculture ground ideal for grape vines.
  • 120 year old grove of olive trees.
  • Existing residences (includes 600 sq ft cabin & 280 sq ft cottage).
  • Endless possibilities to create a true sanctuary.
  • Easy 35 min drive to San Jose city & San Jose International airport.
  • Fiber optics
  • Microwave streaming
  • 30,000-gallon water tank
  • Easements for PG&E electrical service
  • Certified and tested water well
  • Central wireless communication antenna for phone and high-speed Internet
  • Near Lick Observatory

0 Vineyard Heights
San Jose, California


37.3531134N, 121W

Vineyard Heights and 16000 Mt. Hamilton Road.  Neither of which will show up on Google maps.  Drive to county mile marker 9.5 on HWY 130 (Mt. Hamilton Road).  This is 6 miles from Alum Rock where you turn on to Mt. Hamilton.

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