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Address: 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
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+1-408-961-5800
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also...

A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also includes an artists residency, a small gallery, hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor theatres for concerts and performances.

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Perfect Concert Spots, Indoor or Outside

The carriage House venue with only 300 seats is an intimate, comfortable setting for small concerts. I recently saw Jimmy Webb here and it was perfect-no bad seat in the house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Liz C
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The carriage House venue with only 300 seats is an intimate, comfortable setting for small concerts. I recently saw Jimmy Webb here and it was perfect-no bad seat in the house. Outside in the summer you can't drive up to the Villa, you have to park at the college down the hill and they bus you up, which is fine.... More 

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california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

An excellent line-up of performances every year, with variety from Hawaiian guitar to opera and grand piano. A real resource for the area.

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Thank stcyrienne
Saratoga, California
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In the past 16 years, I take my dog there a lot. We participated a lot of the activities they held. In the past, it was very quiet and without any events most of the time not many people around. Recently, they have more and more residents - so called artists. These people really put a big dam on this... More 

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Villa Montalvo has been a center for beautiful and powerful people for a century. Now used as a retreat and convention sight, many of the original landscape and architecture details are still intact

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Thank Norma W
Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nicest venues in the San Francisco Bay area. Great sightlines and very historic. Very organized with decent prices for beer and food. Plus it's a nonprofit. Highly recommended venue.

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Thank rpperkins1
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We took the lookout trail and looped down through the redwood trail. It was a lovely walk with a 3 yo and a baby. The grounds are stunning and beg for a picnic. We'll be back!

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Thank ohdonnaoh
Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

this is very nice place to see . nice park to have groups in take classes see music events go to on line see what is going on or call them .parking is limited here so car pool if you can .

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Thank John S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The perfect wedding spot... here for a friends wedding... beautiful grounds, patio, lawn area for the ceremony.. We dined on the surrounding patio of the villa and dancing inside.. in the hills of Saratoga. Not familiar with the Arts Center of this venue!

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Thank Missewe13
Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This property is great to spend an hour, or a few, just walking around, or hiking some trails in the back. Ample free parking. Used to have GREAT jazz concerts in the evenings. Now, just mediocre, although the venue is still magnificent for an evening concert outside in the amphitheater. I only wish the concerts were better..

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Thank RichB89600
Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I've visited Montalvo on countless occasions for performances, the trails and the art. The main draw for me are the grounds for a picnic out on the expansive lawn and the trails which are shaded by many redwood trees. Even in the rain the trails are wonderful to hike with the creek running. The main house there built almost 100... More 

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Thank Steve A

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