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Come Home To Provence

Michael Kokinos

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Michael Kokinos

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2015
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Come Home To Provence

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Los Gatos Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage Sleeps 4 Or 5. Washer/Drier In Unit.

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Kokinos (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2015

About Michael Kokinos

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

Why Michael Kokinos chose Los Gatos

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Come Home To Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

It was a great experience! Met our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

It was three of us staying there and we all loved every moment in it! The house itself is cosy, solid, nicely done, it feels like everything is done with love and care! We had everything we need, and if there was something else we needed, the host was very helpful and payed a lot of attention. Its a great place to find peace and be alone in quite with nature. But if you need civilisation - it's only 5 minutes drive to Apple store, Whole Foods, restaurants etc. Very close to everything, although it feels like it's a perfect hide away place! There are nice trails around in the hill, which we enjoyed very much with its amazing views! The weather is always sunny and pleasant, we spent time outside at the pool, had a bbq party, great tan and fun:) At night we turned on the hot tub and enjoyed the great view of a sky full of stars, listening to the calming sound of a waterfall in the pull. Zen atmosphere! The host was great! Himself and his family were very friendly and helpful. They could always talk to us, give advice, if we needed. Also the housekeeping lady was very nice and friendly, she was always there to help us in everything we needed! It really made me feel like I'm at home, and this is all my big family! Although when we needed privacy then nobody disturbed us, which was also great. One more thing to be mentioned is the garden and all outdoor territory. There were so many flowers, which made the air smell nice and sweet! There is plenty of space to sit around with friend or by myself at the pool, in the shadow, at one of the fireplaces! Unfortunately we had a lot to do out in the city, but I wish to come back again and get full experience of it again! So overall it was all great, we were completely satisfied with everything, and more to add is the nicest personal touch that we got upon arrival! We had a long flight and when we got home we found some cold drinks and snacks, and also fresh flowers on the table! It was the beginning of our great time in this charming house with its amazing hosts!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A simply stunning property with amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this was one of the most beautiful parts of the country we have ever seen! The 360 degree views around the home are simply spectacular. Michael and Poly could not have been more kind and responsive to our needs. The home is well-built, exactly the right size for four people. The kitchen is small but entirely serviceable with everything within reach. If you want to get away from it all in a serene, exquisitely beautiful setting, this home and property are the place to go. Only minutes from the highway, grocery stores (a great Whole Foods less than ten minutes away) and shopping, but in a setting that feels a million miles away. I conducted several conference calls while walking the property and believe it is, by far, the best office I've ever had. We did not take advantage of the beautiful pool and hot tub, but both are there for the guests' enjoyment. Five stars with no reservations!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this was one of the most beautiful parts of the country we have ever seen! The 360 degree views around the home are simply spectacular. Michael and Poly could not have been more kind and responsive to our needs. The home is well-built, exactly the right size for four people. The kitchen is small but entirely serviceable with everything within reach. If you want to get away from it all in a serene, exquisitely beautiful setting, this home and property are the place to go. Only minutes from the highway, grocery stores (a great Whole Foods less than ten minutes away) and shopping, but in a setting that feels a million miles away. I conducted several conference calls while walking the property and believe it is, by far, the best office I've ever had. We did not take advantage of the beautiful pool and hot tub, but both are there for the guests' enjoyment. Five stars with no reservations!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome and homely

  • 5 of 5

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 .

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Munich, Germany
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
San Jose
5

You won’t want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cal Train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 85
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
275 Miles
Lake Tahoe Basin
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Car: necessary

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.)

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Rates & Availability

From $1,750 Per week

Los Gatos Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$250
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Pet Fee $100.00
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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Los Gatos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Very large custom shower with unlimited hot water. Radiant floor heating keeps floor warm and comfortable during winter period.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has queen size bed. Large closet and bureau are in the room together with two separate bed side tables. Black out shades allow room to be completely darkened
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Private Driveway. Please Call 30 Minutes before arrival to ensure a warm welcome.

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