Rengstorff House

Parks & Trail Visitor Update

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. At this time, it is anticipated that the City will re-evaluate a return to regular staffing and service levels by April 7, pending new direction from the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health.


How does this impact Shoreline at Mountain View Regional Park?

All facilities inside Shoreline Park are now fully CLOSED to the public. This includes the dog park, golf course, restrooms, Rengstorff House, Michael’s restaurant, and the Sailing Lake and Café. The golf course is not open to the public for any purpose, including the driving range and all practice facilities during this time. The play structure inside Shoreline Park is closed. Shoreline Athletic Fields and the associated playground are also closed.


The open space in Shoreline Regional Park remains open for the public to enjoy, but access to parking lots has been limited to reduce congregating. Please use official trails for walking or biking when entering the park. Dogs or other domesticated animals are NOT allowed inside the park at all in an effort to protect the wildlife.


Please follow all signage posted in the park. Signage has been added or modified to address the current situation with COVID-19.


If there is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.


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