Rengstorff House



Updated 8/19/2020 

Amphitheatre – The Amphitheatre remains closed and will not be hosting any events as of now.


Parking Lots – Staff will begin renting Lot A (across Shoreline Blvd from Amphitheatre) starting mid-August. This rental falls under “business meeting” rather than “social gathering" so it follows a different timeline than the Rengstorff House. For now, Lot B (behind Lot A, between Lot A and Crittenden Hill) will continue to be solely used for the Safe Parking Program.


Rengstorff House – This rental falls under Social Gatherings, which the County allows but the State does not. Until we have updated orders, the Rengstorff House will not be having rentals. The R-House has also suspended docent tours and other volunteer activities under the Shelter-in-place guidelines and given the spacing of the Rengstorff House rooms. The outside grounds are open and available to the public for use as long as following social distancing guidelines.


Sailing Lake and Café – The Sailing Lake and Café is open. They are providing rentals, running camps, and serving food for outside dining. The interior of the café is still closed per County guidelines and rentals for social gatherings are still prohibited.


Golf Course and Michaels – The Golf Course is open along with the driving range and practice greens. They have modified procedures such as only allowing single rider golf carts. They are offering golf camps at this time in accordance with the County Order. Michaels is open and serving food for outside dining on the patio. The interior of the restaurant and restrooms are still closed like the Sailing Lake Café.


Shoreline Athletic Fields – SAL will continue to be a COVID-19 testing site during the day for the foreseeable future, but residents should always check the County website before showing up to confirm the testing site is open and taking place that particular day. In the evenings, it is being used by the City recognized Youth Sports Organizations.


Kite Area, Dog Park, and North Shore - All of these outdoor areas are open to the public and require social distancing guidelines be followed. This includes NO organized sports activities outside of members of the same household, NOT gatherings of multiple households, and always wear a mask unless exercising.


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.            

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