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, exterior gas BBQ grill and large fridge. Unit is Fully Air Conditioned and has radiant floor heating. Main area is hardwood floor, bedrooms are carpeted. AppleTV allows great access to movies. Private off-street free parking available for up to 3 cars. Private stone carved pool with Jacuzzi and waterfall. Pool house sitting area with outdoor fireplace included for our guests enjoyment during their stay.
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage Sleeps 4 Or 5. Washer/Drier In Unit.
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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 Los Gatos
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.
Pool / Spa
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I couldn't have asked for better accommodations or better hosts for a temporary stay during a transition period of life. Not only is the cottage peaceful and scenic, but is equipped with everything I could have possibly needed during my stay. Michael was responsive to every request and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything that we needed during our time there. I would highly recommend a visit to the cottage and you will definitely want more than a weekend to enjoy Los Gatos and the surrounding areas.
Perfect Provence in the stunning hills of Los Gatos
Everything was just perfect for us. We rented the cottage while renovating our new house, which is just down the road. The host family (Michael and Polly) are simply lovely and welcomed us graciously. We felt right at home, were exceedingly comfortable and appreciated the enchanting views. The stunning pool enhanced our stay immensely and added a resort-like ambiance. The serenity of the cottage juxtaposed with the convenience to charming Los Gatos downtown make this an ideal location. We will miss this little paradise!
Delightful cottage with glorious view
We enjoyed every minute of our week. Michael promptly met us with a warm welcome and tour of the property. The cottage was perfect for our needs- we utilized the kitchen for breakfast and conveniently went to Los Gatos every day. The location is outstanding - you wake up to God's glory in the countryside and can be in the city in 5 minutes! Thank you very much for opening your property to Homeaway and we will be back.
Great cottage in an idyllic setting, the owners are great
This little cottage was perfect for me. I stayed for about 6-7 weeks and brought my dog with me. She loved playing in the yard with the owners' dogs, and the pool and hot tub were really nice. I highly recommend this property, and I would stay again...
This is a wonderful guest cottage and the owner, Michael was amazingly accommodating. From my very first communication with Michael, he answered all of my questions in a timely manner! He and his darling daughter and their two dogs greeted us upon arrival! Michael is an awesome host. (He even let me ship some large items (things my son needed for college)... to his home and brought them to the cottage for us)!! This cottage is appointed with everything one needs for cooking, cozy sleeping, and just plain R and R! The pool and hot tub are just as pictured and are very nice! There were wild turkeys in the yard some mornings and deer and hummingbirds all around! We also took advantage of the many hiking trails near the cottage! The listing was as described and the photos are just as it is! This is a very clean and well-maintained cottage! The town of Los Gatos is a short drive down the hill where there is everything you need.... grocery stores, great restaurants and even a nice yoga studio only about 15 minutes away!!! I would most certainly recommend this cottage and will definitely return in the future! Thanks Michael and family!!!
A Lovely Home Away From Home
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!
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.)
Additional information about rental rates
All children ages 15 and below must be accompanied at all times by an adult when inside the pool area. NO EXCEPTIONS. 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. No breakable containers and or items are allowed at any time by the pool. Smoking is prohibited at all times on the property as well as by the pool.