Great location - lovely house- perfect!
Our daughter was scheduled to graduate from SJSU over Memorial Weekend. We have family in the Bay Area and the thought of celebrating in a crowded restaurant seemed impersonal, expensive and hectic. A place to be outside, have a BBQ or picnic, relax and have space to visit seemed ideal to mark the day. Someone suggested looking to VRBO for a place to stay as an option to a hotel. We would have accommodations AND a place to gather family to celebrate our daughter's achievement. Lo and behold we found Doug's house. It was everything we wanted and very affordable....a double bonus!
Doug's house is lovely. It is well maintained, comfortable furnishings, inviting courtyard and backyard, kitchen big enough to prepare meals for guests, and wonderful amenities. The photos do not lie and all looks exactly as it is portrayed. The house was VERY clean and the pantry well stocked. It is also a great location. We found ourselves very close to grocery stores, specialty shops, Costco & Target. Freeway access was simple and close. We could get to downtown San Jose in less than 10 minutes. My family lives on the Peninsula and they found the driving time to be under 30 minutes. The house is also well insulated from noise and temperature changes.
I highly recommend this house if you are looking to stay in the South Bay. Public transportation (BART) is also close to the north for day trips to San Francisco (though that was not on our agenda). On our arrival, Doug welcomed us at the house to give us a tour and explain some of the operations of lights, stereo, and TV's. He also welcomed us with a bottle of wine AND cupcakes with "Class of 2013" on them to mark our daughter's graduation. Very unexpected and very sweet. AND....to save us a trip to the train station at a time when commuter traffic would be peaking, he offered my brother-in-law, who had arrived in the area with us, a ride to Caltrain to get to his final destination.
We will definitely be back....especially given that we have one more attending SJSU and our graduate still living in the South Bay. The convenience, comfort and value cannot be beat. We will also be recommending this to others we know looking for a comfortable place to stay in the Bay Area. Thanks, Doug, for sharing this home with us and making us feel welcome. You have a lovely house that is obviously well cared for, and that you are committed to exceed the expectations of your guests
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