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The Portola Valley Ranch

It is hard not to fall in love with the PV Ranch. Nestled on 453 oak studded acres, the Ranch was designed as a planned community in 1975 to highlight and protect the beauty of the natural surroundings. Much of the acreage has been preserved as open space creating miles of wonderful trails, gorgeous vistas and a calm that is easily apparent. There is a wonderful community center with two pools, three tennis courts, a vineyard and garden areas. There is homeowner’s association with low HOA fees.

If you are looking for a welcoming area surrounded by nature, you will want to see the Portola Valley Ranch. Prices range from the $2Ms – $5Ms.

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Expansive Views in Woodside

Bucolic setting with beautiful views of the Western Hills. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity in the Woodside School District to create a magical retreat with a 3225 +/- sq foot home on gently sloping lot of approximately 17,000 sq ft.

Offered at $2,495,000

By |May 1, 2018|

Just Sold in Portola Valley!

Striking 4 bedroom contemporary style home on just over an acre with expansive views of the hills and Bay recently sold at $3,120,000 with multiple offers.   Serene and peaceful setting at the top of Vista Verde.


By |November 28, 2017|

Just Sold in Portola Valley!

Fabulous home and location in the sought after Ladera community. I was happy to represent the buyers in the purchase of this home which received multiple offers (11). This updated home offered great finishes, a wonderful floorplan and inviting front and rear yards in a private location at the end of a cul-de-sac.

By |June 22, 2017|

Should I Wait until the Spring Market to Sell?

I always defer to current market conditions when answering this question and this year, my answer would be to list now. There is very little inventory in our major market areas and still strong buyer demand. A home was listed by Coldwell Banker in Portola Valley last Saturday and received 4 offers by Monday so clearly there are ready and able buyers. While many buyers are paying cash, those who are borrowing funds are seeing interest rates tick up motivating them to lock in rates before additional increases occur.

Here is a summary of current Active Listings and the number of sales YTD in various towns & cities in our area:

18 Active Listings
70 Sales Year to Date

21 Active Listings
93 Sales Year to Date

12 Active Listings
60 Sales Year to Date

16 Active Listings
72 Sales Year to Date

19 Active Listings
287 Sales Year to Date


22 Active Listings
361 Sales Year to Date

If you would like additional market data, just give me a call at 650 888-1886. We track our markets carefully to assist you in your decision making process.

By |December 5, 2016|

Portola Valley Ranch Living

Beautifully appointed home with elegant finishes in a serene and private setting in the heart of the PV Ranch. Surrounded by nature, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with approximately 2825 sq ft offers high ceilings, sun-lit rooms, an open flowing floor plan and walls of glass to easily blend indoor and outdoor living. Offered an $2,595,000 and not to be missed. Take a tour at

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By |October 17, 2016|

Simply Spectacular in Allied Arts

Masterfully designed, this three level home just sold reaching a new high in sale price in the sought after Allied Arts neighborhood. With exceptional craftsmanship, the highest quality materials, a brilliant floor plan and soaring ceilings, this architectural masterpiece delights from the moment you enter. Extensive windows and French doors throughout create a light filled living space that blends naturally with the lush grounds and inviting outdoor spaces. I happily represented the Buyers in the purchase of this very special home.

Photographed by Blu Skye Media

Photographed by Blu Skye Media

Photographed by Blu Skye Media

Photographed by Blu Skye Media

By |March 16, 2016|

Ellen Ashley

2930 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Direct: 650.888.1886
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Rave Reviews

‘I met Ellen Ashley last year when I was selling my home in Woodside. I instantly liked her and decided to have her help me look for a home in the San Mateo Park area. She was wonderful to work with, understood my needs and what I was looking for. She found a perfect home for me. She is very professional, knowledgeable and was always there to answer any question I might have. I loved working with her!’
Bente Tellefsen, San Mateo,

‘We just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your handling the sale of our home. It’s a can-do attitude that makes all the difference and you poured your energy and enthusiasm into this effort. Your marketing plan, professionalism, solid negotiation skills, and just plain good advice all contributed to the successful sale of our property. We were delighted to have the chance to get to know you. Thanks again for your great work.’

Margaret Allen, MD and Richard Weller, MD,

‘Thank you so much for all of the extra effort you put in to getting us settled in our first home. We couldn’t be happier! We appreciate all the ways you went above and beyond for us – thank you!’

Drs. Marina and Andy Martin,

‘We have recently discovered that the business of selling a house is not a simple one. Detaching yourself from it emotionally is actually easier than navigating your way through the myriad of details that need to be addressed. My wife and I would like to convey our most sincere thanks to you for all of your guidance and professionalism. Your continued focus and marketing made all the difference.’

Steve and Jo Summers, Woodside,

‘As a young family, having Ellen’s resources and experience behind us was an invaluable benefit. The process of purchasing a home is confusing and frustrating at times, at every turn Ellen assisted and gave us the certainty that we were making the right choices for our family. It’s fair to say we really couldn’t have done it without her.’

Marc and Kathy Masnik, Portola Valley,

‘Thank you for making the sale of our home so easy and so pleasant. We appreciate everything you did for us from staging to strong negotiations, all of which resulted in a sale in 5 days well over our asking price .

Again, thank you for managing the many details and also for our lasting friendship.’

Tude Stevens, Woodside,

‘We recently sold our home in Menlo Park after living there for 16 years. Ellen was amazing every step of the way. She helped us get our house ready to sell, bringing in a phenomenal designer who recommended upgrades and staging to ensure our house would appeal to current tastes. Because we had already moved out of the area, she oversaw day-to-day management of the entire process. She then priced and marketed the home to attract buyers, but also to give us some headroom for competitive bidding. Not only were we thrilled at the outcome, working with Ellen was a lot of fun. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Susan A. Thomas,

‘We worked with Ellen to purchase our home in Woodside and sell our home in Menlo Park. She is one of the best agents with whom we have ever had the pleasure of working. For buyers, she is creative and points out issues and opportunities. She is effective in negotiations, has a valuable network of professionals to get things done, and was there for us after the sale. For sellers, she is strategic, knows the market well, and was able to position our home well and attract highly motivated buyers. Ellen manages the entire transaction to ensure everything goes smoothly, and she is fun and easy to work with. We highly recommend Ellen Ashley for all of your real estate needs.’

John Matheny and Lena Plamondon,

We gave Ellen a nearly-impossible task: find the dream house for two very picky buyers — and she did! She did a great job screening out houses that didn’t meet our criteria and cheerfully showed us only the best candidates. When Ellen found our dream house, we’d unfortunately scheduled a vacation right at the same time. We made an offer and took off, but Ellen smoothed out all the potential issues and handled everything while we were traveling. Everything worked out perfectly! When selling our previous house, Ellen connected us with landscapers and a stager that made the house look amazing. It sold in less then a week for over the asking price. Needless to say, we were thrilled and would happily recommend Ellen to anyone buying or selling a house in the area.

Leslie Wallace and Derek Clegg,
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