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Come Home To Provence

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

South San Jose 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
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek

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 San Jose

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Come Home To Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

A Lovely Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely month staying at this home in Los Gatos. The location is really pretty amazing-- you are really close to large shopping centers, restaurants, and grocery stores, but also tucked up into the hills in a beautiful, quiet location. The only warning I'd offer about the location is that it's a bit of a windy, 2 lane road to get there, especially if you come up Shannon Road, and if you have children with tendencies towards car-sickness, this might be an issue (I started carrying a barf bag in the car for one of my kids!). That caveat aside, though, we loved the location. It's a short drive to downtown Los Gatos, a 40 minute drive to Santa Cruz, and a short walk to a trailhead for a great hike. The kids loved sitting outside on the grass to eat their dinner, watching the deer and bunnies run around, and huge birds circling over the hills. The views out the windows are so peaceful and beautiful, I miss it already!

The pool is really nice and the kids had a blast swimming. There are two great dogs on the property, which we loved because we're dog people, however I would warn anyone who is not a dog person that the dogs can be a tiny bit intimidating at first. They do bark, and one is a gorgeous but large German Shepard. We enjoyed having them around, but I would say if you have small kids, or you don't love dogs, they might be a bit much.

The house itself is really clean, well-maintained, and it feels like a house that the owners actually care about (I've stayed in several rentals that really feel like RENTALS- worn down, dirty carpets, old sheets and towels, etc. Not the case with this house!). The couch and beds were comfy, the kitchen was well-stocked, and the bathroom was nice and updated (quality tiles, fixtures, etc.). Again, it felt like a home someone actually CARES about! It's great having a washer dryer and dishwasher, too. The only issue I had at any time was that the air conditioner did not seem to be working, but Michael worked on getting it repaired as quickly as he could. Overall he was very responsive to texts whenever I had a question or concern.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends, and I am already hoping to stay there again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Lets start with the perfect cottage that has everything you need and more . This cottage is very clean ,quite and comfortable set in a beautiful canon with lots panoramic views! Some of the best quite sleep ever! Lots to do. Go on a hike, plenty of food to chose from ,go to the beach,or hang out at the pool, and lots lots more more.! The Host ... Michael , Polly, and Family are the best people ever they will accommodate you in every way even if its just leaving you alone.. But if your lucky enough to sit and talk to these wonderful people you will be inspired to live your life to the fullest! I know i was.. Its not a matter of if but when I go back to this spectacular place!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Great house, hosts, location and surrounding!

  • 5 of 5

House is cosy, solid, nicely done, it feels like everything is done with love and care! We had everything we need there, and for other things 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. Very close to everything, although it feels like it's a perfect hide away place with trails around in the hill, with amazing views! The weather is always sunny and pleasant, we spent time outside at the pool, had a bbq party, two fireplaces, gardens etc! 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. Host, his family and housekeeping were very friendly and helpful! Although when we needed privacy then nobody disturbed us, which was also great. Garden and all outdoor territory have so many flowers, which made the air smell nice and sweet! 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!

Нас было трое и прожили там три чудесные недели! Очень уютный дом, все сделано внутри по высшему разряду, прочно и продуманно. Снаружи терраса с лежаками и барбекю, откуда открывается прекрасный вид на горы и долину. Везде на большой территории сады, цветы, розы и благоухание! Хозяин, его семья и домработница всегда были рядом или на связи, чтобы помочь, подсказать и направить! Но если их не звать, то полное уединение! В бассейне водопад и джакузи с подогревом и подсветкой, которыми мы пользовались днем и ночью с видом на звездное небо! Есть камин на крытой террасе и в саду кастрище в середине стола) места достаточно для всех и на любой случай! Погода там всегда отличная, тепло и солнце, воздух свежий. Вокруг природа, горы, птички, касули, зайцы, индюки и ящерицы прямо у дома гуляют! Но до цивилизации 5 минут езды: огромный магазин хороших продуктов, Apple магазин, рестораны и прочее! До моря и Сан-Франциско близко ехать. В ЛА от туда тоже было удобно стартовать! В целом дом, хозяева, условия, расположение, погода и природа - все понравилось и уже вскоре планируем вернуться и там же остановиться!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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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

South San Jose Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$250
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

South San Jose 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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