COME HOME TO PROVENCE

Michael Kokinos

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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COME HOME TO PROVENCE

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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Michael Kokinos

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks french, spanish, greek, english
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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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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5

BREATH-TAKING BEAUTY IN LOS GATOS HILLS

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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A COUNTRY COTTAGE ONLY MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented Michael's cottage for a few days while our Los Gatos home underwent a small remodel. Finding a safe, comfortable place in Los Gatos that could accommodate our family of three (and our dog!) was our goal. Boy did we hit the jackpot! The cottage proved to be the perfect solution for our needs. Although we were minutes from our son's school and the familiar comforts of downtown, we truly felt like we were staying in the Provence countryside! One morning, we even woke to a family of wild turkeys on our front porch! It was fantastic.

Michael was extremely accommodating. He greeted us when we checked in, gave us a quick tour of the cottage and was prompt to respond to any requests that arose during our stay. The cottage was outfitted with everything we needed (other than a BBQ grill — but alas, Michael offered up his!).

Highly recommend this cottage. A superior alternative to a hotel, at a much more reasonable price. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Los Gatos Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 6 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$275
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$250
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00
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:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
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
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
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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