|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our cottage is a fully stocked, 2 bedroom 1 bath unit complete with a full kitchen. Master bedroom has a large queen size bed and second room has two twin beds. All linens, towels, flatware, cookware etc are included. High speed internet access is included (both wireless and direct connect) Unit has a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, 4 burner stovetop, oven, and large fridge. Unit is Air Conditioned and has radiant floor heating. Main area is hardwood floor, bedrooms are carpeted.
Our family just returned from a year long world odyssey. We spent the first 5 1/2 months volunteering at a hospital in Kenya and at local orphanages helping with infrastructure projects. After leaving Kenya we traveled through South America, returned to Africa then continued our trip through the Middle East, Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia and then finished up through Southeast Asia and finally China. We are well traveled which helps us understand what families and individuals need to help them find a home away from home while on the road.
Michael Kokinos purchased this cottage in 1997
My wife and I built everything on the property and take great pride in and care of our home. We are outgoing and love meeting people from all parts of the world. Our guest cottage is built like our home and while we will do everything in our power to help you enjoy your stay understand the need for privacy and so will always respect yours.
Cottage has 24 inch thick walls and is built from an infrastructure of Insulated Concrete Forms. The rock on the walls was mined from a quarry in France and cut piece by piece to fit on the outside of the house. The radiant floor heating provides for a wonderful ambiance within the home and the thick stone exterior walls provides an extremely quiet home. Pool is beautiful and reflect the overall style of the main home. Gas BBQ grill provides an alternative method for cooking meats/ fishes etc and allows renters to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
We are family of 4 and stayed there for 50 days and all I can say is great things about Michael and his family. The place itself is great as we were in the midst of a remodel and really did not miss anything in terms of amenties . The mornings were specially great with awesome views and being surrounded by nature. I would highly recommend this property to friends and family anytime . They were also nice enough to accommodate our new puppy .
This house is just perfect. Everything is nice and clean. All the appliances work fine and there are a lot of pleasant details.
The garden and the beautiful pool are maintained very well.
The location is fabulous: you live in the country side with a lovely vista surrounded by peace and quietness, though you need only few minutes to drive to the places of the Silicon Valley, the grocery store, or the next highway.
The owners are extremely helpful and made us really feel at home.
We stayed here for three weeks and would have loved to be able to stay much longer!
We recommend this cottage unconditionally.
Our family stayed at this lovely villa for 6 weeks while house hunting in the San Jose area and it became our home away from home. Upon our arrival, everything was ready with all the essentials we needed to get settled in. The owners embraced us immediately and made us feel very comfortable. The home is peaceful with breathtaking views, nearby hiking trails and wildlife yet only minutes away from downtown Los Gatos and local shopping. The pool & Jacuzzi have a spectacular view overlooking San Jose. Staying here was a great choice for our family and it made our relocation and transition an unforgettable experience. You’ll immediately fall in love with this tranquil quaint villa and after getting to know the family and you won’t want to leave! Their hospitality and generosity was endless.
We stayed at this beautiful Provence-style guest cottage for a week with our two young sons while we were house hunting in the area. The cottage is perfectly located a few minutes south of Los Gatos in a gorgeous hillside setting. We saw deer almost every day from our window. The cottage itself is very cosy and has everything you need - including some thoughtful touches. A generous gift basket was waiting for us on arrival, and Mike and Polly had gone out of their way to make us feel extremely welcome. They'd even purchased a brand new pack and play for our 10 month old to sleep in. The cottage shares the pool and hot tub with the owners who live in a house on the property, and we spent many a relaxing afternoon lounging around the beautiful pool area. Looking out from the hot tub towards the spectacular scenery, you could easily imagine yourself in the Tuscan hills. We would stay here again in a heartbeat and would recommend to everyone. Thanks again, Mike and Polly and your family for a wonderfully relaxing week!
Staying at the Vacation rental was a really beautiful experience. The accommodation is lovely and homely with a real warm and welcoming feel. It was quite surreal waking up each day and being greeted by baby deer, wild turkeys, mischievous squirrels and the occasional exotic bird flying over head. It had all of the amenities a family could need, including a well equipped kitchen and ample linen.
The owners took great care to ensure we felt right at home with small and personal inclusions to make life easier and happier. Our family has just recently moved to the US from Australia for work and needed accommodation for my husband, two children and I for about 2 months. Mike and Polly went out of their way to help us settle in and were a wealth of local knowledge and advice. They even brought over the occasional game for our young children which made everyone's life a little easier.
The property was very well maintained throughout our entire stay and was a fantastic hub for us given it's close proximity to down town Los Gatos and all the key shopping locations.
Most importantly for us though it was the personal touches and the fact that Mike and Polly continuously went out of their way to assist us with everything we needed, over and above what you would expect when renting a property.
We cannot speak highly enough of the overall experience as it not only made our transition to a new country easier, it made staying in Los Gatos a joy and now we don't want to leave.
This is a perfect, peaceful country cottage nestled in the hills of Los Gatos. Only a short drive out of Los Gatos this home is in a wonderful country setting. Peaceful and quiet, enjoy a glass of wine and dinner on the patio! Los Gatos is a great location for visiting the Bay Area. The home is only a short drive to San Jose, close to Santa Cruz, wineries, San Francisco or even a day trip to down Monterey. Michael and his family are wonderful hosts that will make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one! I will be staying here again next time I am in the Bay Area!
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Los Gatos you will find a hidden gem designed in the style of Provence and surrounded by open fields and centennial oaks. Crafted from materials imported from Southern France, you will discover an ambiance of tranquility and privacy all within close proximity of fine restaurants, shops and activities. Explore the museums that capture the history of innovation in Silicon Valley, hike tree lined ridges, surf the beaches of Santa Cruz, tour a winery and finish your day with a concert in the hills...and then, when the evening is finished, come home to a sky brilliant with stars to enjoy a nice glass of wine while soaking in a beautiful jacuzzi. All of this is within a short 30 minute drive of the cottage.
(If you are a family, the cottage is completely stocked with everything from pots, pans, blenders, mixers, stove, oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The cottage is a perfect alternative to hotel life and lets you stay home, cook your own meals and unwind) We just returned from a year traveling so understand how nice is can be to find a place where everything you need as a family is right there for you.)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||All children ages 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult when inside the pool area. Only registered guests are allowed to use pool and hot tub. No outside visitors or local family members/friends are permitted to use the pool/hot tub. Children 18 years or less must be accompanied by an adult at all times when using the hot tub. Animals are not allowed in the pool area or hot tub at any time|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.