Long Description of Property
Located in the heart of Willow Glen, this charming two-bedroom cottage would be ideal for vacation or business, or family gatherings such as weddings, graduations and other events where a comfortable and functional base of operations is needed. The home has everything you would need for a pleasant and comfortable stay whatever the purpose of your visit.
The home, built in 1925, retains its original hardwood floors in the living room, dining area and hallway. The living room boasts the original zinc glass windows, a wood burning fireplace, HDTV with satellite, DVD player, a comfortable couch for curling up and reading your favorite novel that can be taken from the bookshelf. Also available is a small television with built-in VCR with numerous children’s videos at hand for the younger set that may be traveling with you.
The two bedrooms are each distinctively decorated, one with a queen bed and one with a full bed. (If needed, a roll-away twin bed as well as a portable crib are also available) The back bedroom opens up to a sunny deck through the French doors where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Both bedrooms have large closets as well as dressers to store your belongings during your stay. The bathroom has a vintage claw foot tub that can be used for that deep soak after a long day of touring as well as a combination shower over the tub.
A full kitchen complements the home with stove, full size oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher and all dishes, pots, pans, utensils and flatware. If anything else is needed, all you need to do is ask and it likely can be accomodated.
There is full internet connectivity including WiFi available. In addition, a washer and dryer is located in the basement for you to use. A picnic basket and coolers are provided for day trips to the area's many destinations, including but certainly not limited to San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Mt. Tamalpias, Mt. Hamilton, Mt. Diablo, and the many local and state parks nearby. There are many wonderful things to see and do, and the owners will be happy to suggest possibilities depending on your interests.
Closer at hand, the home is a short walk to Lincoln Avenue, the “main street” of the Willow Glen neighborhood. This bustling street has many unique stores and boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, salons and spas.
For the business traveler, the home is just minutes away from the downtown San Jose area, including businesses, courts, convention center, the “Shark Tank” and major freeways that lead to Silicon Valley business and beyond.
We are confident that you will find your stay here invigorating and enjoyable!
Keywords: Cute cottage, Full kitchen, backyard, sundeck, clawfoot tub, washer/dryer, Lincoln Ave., close to shops and restaurants, easy access for day trips, Highway 280, 17, 101
Brian and Sue are “recovering attorneys”, who love to travel, cook, and enjoy the local sights, sounds and tastes of wherever they go. Brian likes to play guitar, and often their destinations will involve music festivals. Sue is a former National Park ranger and enjoys hiking, camping and exploring new areas. While traveling they seek out the local farmers’ markets, shops and other street vendors to experience a real taste of the local cuisine and culture.
Northern California, and the Bay Area in particular, is known throughout the world for its local and sustainable cuisine, great chefs and restaurants, performing arts (and artists!) including symphonies, opera, and theatre, not to mention the many free music festivals that abound throughout the year. We are also graced with some of the finest parklands that Nature has to offer! (Don’t miss the annual Monarch butterfly migration at Natural Bridges State Park, or the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State Park, coming up during the winter months!) Even Yosemite National Park is just a day-trip away, with more local National Parks close at hand in San Francisco and Hollister (The Pinnacles).
For those seeking an adventure closer to home, downtown San Jose offers some of the best taquerias and Vietnamese food in the Bay Area, and a wonderful day could be had by all with a visit to the Tech Museum, Christmas in the Park at Cesar Chavez Plaza, Childrens’ Discovery Museum, Rosecrucean Egyptian Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Municipal Rose Garden. Or, for some, creating your own gourmet meal at this home using the best local ingredients from the various farmers’ and gourmet markets could be just the ticket for a satisfying day!
Wherever your interests lie, it is our hope that you can make this Willow Glen cottage your personal retreat for the time that you are here, and discover all that San Jose and the Bay Area has to offer.
The Willow Glen area of San Jose is the ideal location, or "starting point" for any trip within the Bay Area. The small town feel of Willow Glen and its shops and restaurants provide an enjoyable and relaxing backdrop, while still just minutes away from Downtown activities, sporting events, and Silicon Valley businesses.
Did we mention the "moderate Mediterranean climate"? (You can wear shorts in San Jose in the summer, but not in San Francisco!)
Fifteen minutes from San Jose Mineta International Airport, 45 minutes from San Francisco, and 45 minutes to the Pacific Coast (Santa Cruz, Capitola, and south...). A family-friendly house in a quiet neighborhood.... What could be more ideal?