San Jose house rental - Street view of your vacation home.
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  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

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3 Br, 2 Ba With Sunny Back Yard And Patio (sleeps 6+)

On the very edge of Willow Glen, this cheerful three-bedroom, 2 bath home is ideal for families or business travelers who enjoy a bit more room and comfortable surroundings. Perfect for family gatherings, weddings or graduations or just to come and have a place to stay while you visit family and friends.

The home retains its original hardwood floors in the living room, dining room and hallway, with a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, one car garage and patio with umbrella table and chairs and Weber BBQ grill.

The house has HDTV with satellite, Blue-Ray DVD player, Wi-Fi, a roll-top work desk and a comfortable sofa that can be used for curling up with your newest book to read which can be found in the bookshelf provided.

The three bedrooms are each distinctively decorated. The front master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, full dresser, walk-in closet and full bath with shower. The middle bedroom has a full-sized bed and dresser while the back bedroom has a queen sized bed and dresser. The second bath has a tub-shower combination and is located in the hallway next to the back bedroom. If desired, a roll-away bed is available (as is a portable crib) to use.

Just outside the kitchen is the back patio with umbrella table and chairs and the BBQ near at hand adjacent to the sunny back yard. A full washer and dryer is provided in the one-car garage off of the patio.

A full kitchen complements the home with stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher (and bottled water dispenser), 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.

One block away is a small shopping center with Italian, Chinese, and Mexican Restaurants, a burger joint, yogurt shop and a Starbucks. There is also a higher-end grocery store with numerous take-out options or find your own meal at their meat market and deli. Also in the shopping center is a major chain pharmacy and other smaller stores.

You will find that the home is close to Highway 87 and a short drive to downtown San Jose, and even closer to Lincoln Avenue in the heart of Willow Glen where numerous boutiques and specialty shops abound as well as more distinctive restaurants. This would be a great base of operations for those day trips to San Francisco, Monterey Bay area, Santa Cruz, Napa Valley, the many local or State Parks or even Yosemite National Park!

With the many amenities to be found in the home, the comfortable surroundings and easy access to other locales and highways, we are confident that you will find your stay relaxing, comfortable and the perfect home away from home (without all of the distractions!!)

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Sue and Brian are 'recovering attorneys' who love to travel, cook and enjoy the local sights, sounds and tastes 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 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, Rosecrucian 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 home (which used to be our home) your personal retreat for the time that you are here, and discover all that San Jose and the Bay Area has to offer.

owner/property manager purchased this house in 1987

Sue purchased this home initially as a rental investment property as it was in a nice, quiet neighborhood, a good location close to everything and a place she would like to live. When she and Brian married, they made it their home and stayed until the family became just too large (four kids and two cats will do that to you!) and they had to find larger quarters.

Since then, we have made numerous upgrades to the property but have tried to keep its innate charm intact.

We love the area and the neighbors, and the nearby restaurants are always beckoning.

The house is on a cul-de-sac with no through traffic, it is close to shops and restaurants and has easy access to most major freeways in San Jose.

In other words, a family-friendly house on a quiet street and in a quiet neighborhood. . . What could be more ideal.

7 Reviews of Property 488417 in San Jose, California

Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I've rented many places over the years and this rates as one of the best. Excellent attention to detail. Comfortable accommodations. Great location. Easy going hosts. These are the reasons this location is so often booked. Grab it when you can!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
Atlantic City, New Jersey
5

Comfortable and cozy home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We spent almost 3 weeks in this lovely home while visiting relatives in the bay area. Sue and Brian were great hosts. We enjoyed the homemade cookies, wine, milk, bread fresh fruit and coffee they left for us. The home is well represented on the internet. The house is convienently located for easy access to downtown San Jose and to the freeways to other areas. There are 3 restaurants (Italian, Mexican and Chinese), a Starbucks, and grocery within walking distance several larger chain stores less than 2 miles away. The master bedroom is in the front of the house and the other 2 bedrooms and second bathroom are in the back so 2 couples could stay there comfortably. The dead end street was quiet and our family had no trouble parking when they came to visit. We used the garage which was convienent. We would stay there again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
Ocean City MD
5

Sunny & Quiet Home

Sunny & Quiet Home
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My family and I stayed at this house over Christmas. The owner was very accommodating. The house is nicely located near stores and Starbucks. It was just as presented over the internet. It is very homey, beds were comfortable. We would stay at this house again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
lansing
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The house was just as described and then some. Our every comfort was considered, and little homey touches such as a plate of cookies in the kitchen,and bottles of wine were left by our hosts.
We appreciated fresh milk and bread left for us in the frig. The home was very comfortable and met our needs. Much better than a hotel.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
5

Even Better Than a Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We rented this house for visiting relatives since we don't have enough room in our house. The owners were friendly and very helpful. They answered our questions and made accomodations quickly and efficiently. The house was clean and sunny. My relatives enjoyed it and all its homey touches - fresh fruit, cookies, wine and coffee. My aunt called it her home away from home. Renting a vacation house instead of hotel room was the best idea we ever had for visitors. We highly recommend renting this house!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This home is just as depicted in the photos and the descriptions on the VRBO listing. It is clean and well-maintained both inside and out. It is located on a dead end street in a very quiet residential neighborhood. There is a small plaza one block away that has a grocery store, Starbucks, and a couple of restaurants. The house was more than ample for four adults. We found the beds very comfortable and it was convenient to have two bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped with appliances, glasses, plates, cutlery, etc. We used both the eat-in kitchen and the dining room for meals. In the back of the house, there is a fenced in yard with a patio, a table and chairs, a well-manicured lawn, and two lime trees. Overall, it was a great home in which to stay and we highly recommend it for couples or families.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488417vbi
(408) 209-0211
San Jose The Bay Area
Miami
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We spent ten days at the house. The house was adorable, clean, and the beds were very comfortable. Sue and Brian went out of their way to make our stay an enjoyable one. We had traveled all the way from Florida to get together with our children. By the time we got to the house we were exhausted. It was so incredibly sweet of Sue and Brian to surprise us with fresh home-made cookies on the kitchen table, a basket of fruit, and bread, butter, milk, and coffee for our breakfast the next morning. Sue had also left fresh flowers on every room. We felt welcomed at the house and can't say enough nice things about our stay. The house is also on a quiet neighborhood (didn't even hear the neighbors). We had our children and their families over for meals several times. The large, but cozy dining room, was my daughter's favorite room. We spent many happy hours there and found a nice high chair in the garage for our 21-month old granddaughter. We highly recommend staying at this property, and can't wait to stay there again ourselves!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3