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September 03, 2009

208 Las Miradas Drive, Los Gatos, backs to the Los Gatos Creek Trail - photo by Jim Meech of APRA couple of weeks ago I was introducing some buyer clients of mine to various neighborhoods in Los Gatos and Cambrian Park to give them a general feel for the area, real estate prices, home styles, and so on.

We drove into the Las Astas area, off Lark Avenue, and decided to pop into an open house at 208 Las Miradas Drive, which was being hosted by the listing agent, Jim Meech of Alain Pinel Realtors. The setting is quite nice and also unique, so I asked him if I could blog about this property. After consulting with the homeowner, he gave me the green light.

Why blog about this house?

Kitchen at 208 Las Miradas Drive, Los Gatos, CAAs you can see from the photo above,this house enjoys the proximity of many beautiful, large trees. It is a lovely setting. Inside, it’s evident that the owner has updated and remodeled the home – the kitchen is beautiful and features slab granite countertops, for instance. The layout is nice, with both a living room and a family room. Finally, a major plus of this home and neighborhood is unseen: this property enjoys the highly regarded Los Gatos School District.

All of this is well and good, but it’s not the reason for this post. What’s unique and worth blogging about, as I see it, is the precise location of the home. The lot backs up directly to the much beloved Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Being situated directly on the trail provides a number of benefits. It’s quick access to Lake Vasona County Park, to town, a shortcut to schools (without busy streets to cross), and of course it’s a buffer from other homes. Rather than seeing windows and rooflines behind the house, residents enjoy a canopy of trees.

Los Gatos Creek Trail - photo by Jim Meech of Alain Pinel RealtorsDetails on 208 Las Miradas Drive:

It’s a compact, well laid out ranch style home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a family room as well as a living room. The living areas are “open”, which makes the house feel larger than its nearly 1300 square feet. The lot is approximately 6900 SF but it, too, feels larger. There’s a 2 car garage and extra room on the side of the home for boat or RV parking.

This property is offered at $889,000.

For more information, please contact Jim Meech at Alain Pinel Realtors: 408-718-3116 or

(This post is not paid advertising – I simply liked the house & location and wanted to share the info with my readers and hope you find it of interest. -mph)