Oak Creek Apartments

Oak Creek Apartments

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Oak Creek Apartments is available as an option for single graduate students, couples without children, and students with children. Single students are assigned to two-bedroom luxury apartments, which house either two or three graduate students.  Couples are assigned to studios and 1-bedroom apartments, and families are assigned to two-bedroom apartments.  These apartments are located just off the main campus on Sand Hill Road in a large complex with multiple buildings, secured lobbies, and interior corridors. Many amenities are included—a large heated lap pool, four swimming pools, an outdoor hot tub, a sauna and steam room, tennis courts, weight room, billiards room, and a small movie theater. Oak Creek has beautiful green landscaped grounds, graced with towering oak trees and easily accessible to bike paths and hiking trails.

The apartments have air conditioning, and each apartment has one assigned space in an under-building parking garage. There is additional uncovered parking readily available. There are also many organized activities and classes such as pizza nights, book clubs, creative writing workshops, yoga classes, Pilates classes, tennis tournaments, and more (some are offered at no charge, others require fees).

Stanford provides high speed internet through Comcast and covers the cost of utilities. Stanford does not provide cable television, telephone, or cost of laundry.

Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized apartments.

General Information

Residence Name

Oak Creek Apartments – multiple 4-story buildings


Off-campus housing - adjacent to Stanford, easy access to Highways 101 and 280

Navigation Address

1600 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA­ 94304

Single Graduate Student Spaces 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Double Occupancy: 58 Spaces
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Double Occupancy: 56 Spaces
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Triple Occupancy: 177 Spaces
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Triple Occupancy: 48 Spaces
Couples without Children Spaces

Studios: 16 apartments

1 Bedrooms: 19 apartments

Students with Children Spaces

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath: 20 apartments

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath:  2 apartments

Housing Front Desk

Off-Campus Housing Front Desk
Escondite Cottage, 150 Comstock Circle
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking One assigned, covered parking space in garage under building (permit required), and unassigned visitor parking throughout the complex.

Laundry Facilities

On-site laundry facilities, located in each building, with card operated machines.

Custodial Service

Self-managed, except for common areas of the complex.

Dining Service

Kitchens provided (appliances vary, but all apartments have a refrigerator and stove/oven); optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited on-site.  Please exit building and go out to the street to smoke.
Pet Policy

Stanford University does not allow pets of any kind in apartments.

Co-ed Type

Gender-Neutral Housing Available

Complex Website


Living area

Oak Creek Apartments Living Area


Pool area

Oak Creek Apartments Pool


Accessibility­ ­­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­­

Wheelchair accessible for living



Wheelchair accessible for visiting



Braille signage



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Each Bedroom

Wall-to-wall carpeting

Extra-long twin bed frame and mattress (single students)

Queen bed frame and mattress (couples)

Queen bed frame and mattress in one bedroom, and one twin extra-long bed frame and mattress per child in second bedroom (families)

Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access


Telephone and telephone line




Coffee table


Dining table & chairs




Sample Floor Plan

Two-bedroom, one-bathroom Double - Top View

Two-bedroom, one-bathroom Double - Top View

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom Double - Top View

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom Double - Top View

Studio - Top View

Oak Creek Studio Floorplan - Top View

One-bedroom - Top View

Oak Creek One Bedroom - Top View