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Charming Willow Glen Cottage--Short Walk to "The Avenue"

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Broadway - Palmhaven House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About owner/property manager

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.

owner/property manager purchased this house in 1998

Why owner/property manager chose San Jose

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?


based on 27 traveler reviews

Charming Willow Glen Cottage--Short Walk to "The Avenue"
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
Santa Clara, CA

Amazing hospitality and very cozy house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage for 3 days while my house was being fumigated. We are a family of 4 plus a doggie and a cat. Sue has been fantastic to deal with, and was very flexible to accommodate our special requests.

The cottage is cozy, very clean and has everything you can possibly need. When we arrived, we found fresh fruit, milk and cookies waiting for us, which I have never found in a rental property. That was amazing!

The cottage is in walking distance to nice restaurants and coffee shops.

I would recommend this property a thousand times!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Cozy, home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was exactly as described and better than expected! The property was clean, included candies and cookies upon arrival. It was very well stocked like you were in your own home. The location is perfect right near Lincoln Avenue. It was quiet and just absolutely perfect for our family including a newborn and dog. The hosts were so sweet even when I left in calling me immediately to let me know some of my items had been left including my rings which I would have been so sad to have left. I will definitely be booking here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Cozy, comfortable cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Brian are excellent, responsive hosts. It's a charming, clean little cottage — airy and open. The little details like soaps, paper towels, water cooler refills and trash bags were appreciated for our month-long stay. Walking easily to the fun part of Lincoln Avenue was wonderful -- check out Aqui, Top Nosh, Manley's Donuts, Willow Glen Creamery, Dolce and Orange Theory Fitness! When we mentioned that the sofa was looking a bit damaged, it was immediately replaced (and the "new" one is much more comfortable, thank you Brian!). There is plenty of storage space, and having off-street parking (up to 3 cars!) was a nice convenience. The house is sandwiched next to an elementary school and law office, with the parking lot of a bar/tavern butted up in the back -- the noise never bothered us, but if you are a light sleeper you may hear some activity. It was easy to get to the main highways and grocery shopping was never more than a walk or short 5-min drive away. We loved our time in this property! Great value and great hosts!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My. Aukum, California

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming, great location. Brian & Sue are the hosts with the most! Nicely stocked pantry and fridge, home baked cookies. We even had Christmas decor for our first Christmas with our new grandbaby, making it that much more special! Will be booking again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, fl

The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything we we expected and more. We've already booked our next trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia, Canada

Manificent Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This cottage in picturesque Willow Glen welcomes the weary traveler, those seeking adventure and/or those visiting family/friends in the area. Thank you Brian & Sue for your magnificent hospitality in welcoming us to your cottage. The delightful touches and surprises waiting for us was appreciated and made us feel pampered and welcomed. Who would not appreciate homemade cookies, filled candy bowls, fresh flowers, milk, coffee, wine and a large array of kitchen staples etc. waiting for them. We highly recommended this place and would book again if in the area. The description of this property was accurate in all regards.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broadway - Palmhaven House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

$160.00 per night, double occupancy. $10.00 per night for each additional person.
$1050.00 per week, double occupancy. $60.00 per week for each additional person.
$50 non-refundable cleaning fee.
Two night minimum stay on weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights).
48-hour cancellation policy.
Renter must be at least 21 years of age.
Applicable Occupancy Tax and Sales Tax are in addition to above rates.

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Broadway - Palmhaven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Fold out twin bed is available., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib is available (as is a high chair!)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
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