Rengstorff House


Updated 7/22/2020 

The City of Mountain View paused all non-essential services starting Tuesday, March 17 in an effort to slow and minimize the spread of COVID-19. As the Shelter-in-Place Orders are modified and updated by the State of California and Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, the City will continue to update the City webpages with available services, facilities, and programs.


Available Services at Shoreline at Mountain View


The following facilities are fully closed at Shoreline: Rengstorff House (and associated restrooms).


The following facilities are partially closed at Shoreline: Sailing Lake Café and Michael's Restaurant each have an adjusted menu of options available at the walk up window and their outdoor patio seating is available. The interior of both restaurants are closed. The Sailing Lake and restrooms are open 7 days a week with modified hours of operation (10am-5:30pm).  

The following facilities are open with modified operations: Golf Course, Driving Range, Practice Greens, Pro Shop, Trails, Dog Park, and Open Grass Areas designated for people.


Restrooms Open to the Public: portable restrooms by the kite flying area, restrooms at the Pro Shop, and restrooms off Bay Trail by Terminal Road.


If you have further questions or inquiries, please visit our Contact Us site to direct your questions to the appropriate staff. For more information about what Mountain View is doing regarding COVID-19, visit                          

Welcome to the historic Rengstorff House, Mountain View’s oldest home and one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast! We are located at 3070 N. Shoreline Boulevard.

Fully restored in 1991, the Rengstorff House features: a Victorian Italianate design with a hip roof; a central gable crowned by a widow's walk; a front portico; and a symmetrical room layout.

The gracious dining room and four lovely parlors downstairs, all decorated with classic period décor, open up to brick patios surrounded by manicured lawns, blooming flowers and natural areas. Nearby you will find the Shoreline Lake, Golf Links, and two, classic eateries to enjoy and explore.

Saved from destruction and then beautifully furnished by a community-based organization known as the Friends of "R" House, the facility features ornate brass chandeliers, plaster rosettes, push-button light switches, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper designs and Eastlake furniture. The 12-room, 3,955 square foot structure is graced with 11-foot ceilings on the first floor and 10-foot ceilings on the second story.

The Rengstorff House is open for public tours three days a week – Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 11:00am until 5:00pm, and Sundays 1:00 – 4:00pm. While tours are free to members of the general public, donations are also accepted on behalf of the Friends of “R” House. Please join us to learn more about the story of this unique facility, so that it may be appreciated and benefit many generations to come. The Rengstorff House is available for rent every day of the week except during public tour times, and is a popular wedding venue from April until mid-October. We often book far in advance.

The Rengstorff House
3070 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

(650) 903-6073 – general information
(650) 903-6088 – rental information and special events