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* Best Location in Willow Glen * 5 Beds * 2 min Walk to Restaurants/Shops

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

5 Beds, 2 Baths in Downtown Willow Glen. Cozy, Convenient, and Casual Fun.


This rental is the CLOSEST to Downtown Willow Glen and Lincoln Avenue.

Leave the car at home, and take a short Walk to Dinner and Cocktails. Willow Glen has Wonderful RESTAURANTS and BARS, and they're JUST OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR!

Or stay at home in your Beautiful and Spacious Spanish-Style Home...

The 2nd Floor Master Suite...

Step out the French doors of the Master bedroom onto a large balcony, with comfortable furniture that overlooks Downtown Willow Glen. We've added an awning over the balcony for year around enjoyment. The Master Bedroom has a sitting area and fireplace, an over-sized steam shower, his n hers sinks, and a walk-in closet.

New dual zone AC in the Master Suite.

Downstairs are two Bedrooms and a Full Bath with a Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower. An Antique Bar and a Stand up Piano compliment an elegant Dining Room.

There's a Big Backyard with a BBQ and Dining Area.

Towering Palm Trees surround the property.

A New Kitchen and Laundry Room.

Beautifully decorated.

Just listen to what our guests are saying…

'If you need a place that will feel like home, give you everything at walking distance, and great owner, this is your place!!!'

'The home was perfect: clean and comfortable. I'd definitely stay there again.'

'The pictures do not lie - great balcony, deck and back yard area. Comfy beds and in a very nice 'hood.'

'They don't show the enormous steam shower in the master bedroom, but we really enjoyed it. I must have one!'

Don't stay in a crowded shopping mall…

Come to Willow Glen and Enjoy a cozy home and some convenient fun!

The owners love for others to enjoy Casa del Sol Naciente.

Mi Casa es su Casa.

More Details

John Griffiths
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About John Griffiths

I'm a Contractor and Musician. I'm also an EMT and do disaster relief work. I've lived in the San Jose area my entire life. I built this home in 1994 and I've slowly made it my dream home.

I love for others to enjoy it.

John Griffiths purchased this house in 1994

Why John Griffiths chose San Jose

This is a 2000 square foot charming home with lots of amenities. It's close to major freeways and San Jose International Airport. Great food, drink, shops and services are literally a 2 minute walk away. This is a great house for relaxing: a huge balcony and deck, a nice living room with Free HBO and wifi, and a private Master Suite upstairs.

Easy access to transportation and close to Silicon Valley, San Jose Convention Center, and Downtown San Jose.

Santana Row Shopping Center is a nice place to visit, and close by.

Our home has every modern convenience with wifi and flat screen TVs.

HBO Cable TV for your entertainment.

Lightening fast wifi.

What makes this house unique

Enormous Steam Shower in Master Suite.

A Huge 2nd Story Deck Protected by a Canopy Awning for All Year Around Enjoyment.

Jacuzzi tub in Downstairs Bath.

4 Beautifully Decorated Bedrooms.

Located in Downtown Willow Glen with it's restaurants, bars and boutique shops.

A perfect Silicon Valley location:

10 minutes to SJC

40 minutes to SFO.

Our home is perfectly located for every major venue:

SAP Arena (The Shark Tank) is 10 minutes

49ers Levi's Stadium is 12 minutes

The Earthquakes Stadium is 12 minutes

San Jose Convention Center is 10 minutes

Santa Cruz Beach is 45 minutes

*** Parties of 10 or more? Ask about our sleeping solutions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything we needed for a family reunion. With 5 adults and 2 children the home was expansive enough to accommodate everyone in comfort. With downtown Willow Glen just a block over on Lincoln Ave. there are restaurants, book stores, a pharmacy and boutiques. Everything one needs is available in the kitchen. Doesn't get much better than this!
Jan 2015
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Central San Jose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Over-sized Steam Shower in Master Bath
  • Steam Shower Upstairs Jacuzzi tub with Shower Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with TV and Wifi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with TV and Wifi
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master with fireplace, steam bath, walk in closet, TV, Wifi.
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The upstairs office/bedroom has a Double with a twin bunkbed
  • 4 Bedrooms! See details... 2 Bedrooms downstairs with queen beds, TV and Wifi. Master Bedroom and Office/Bedroom upstairs. Bedroom/Office has Queen size bed. We have a quality queen size blow up mattress for larger groups.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Ask us about our sister property and accommodations for larger groups.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

* Best Location in Willow Glen * 5 Beds * 2 min Walk to Restaurants/Shops
average rating of 4.72 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful stay in San Jose!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for four nights for our daughter's wedding in Saratoga. Everything about it is 5-star! The location is perfect, easy walking distance to shops and restaurants (great Mexican food at Aqui) and easy to get to freeways. We had family here from out of state, and it was so nice to have them with us instead of at a hotel. Friends were able to come over and hang out in the lovely back yard and relax; even the bride and groom visited the day after the wedding. There are plenty of linens and the kitchen is well equipped; street parking is easy. The master bedroom is beautiful, and the steam shower is a treat. We were completely satisfied with our stay. If you are looking for a property in San House, you can't do better than this.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You're welcome back any time!
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Lived up to all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We just rented this home over Christmas. Overall it was exactly as described. The house was well stocked with plenty of linens, towels, pillows etc. Also I was very impressed with the amount of items in the kitchen. Tons of pots and pans, plates cups etc. Also had some things such as coffee filters, teas etc.

We had more than enough room and everyone was over all very happy. 10 min to the airport and a very central location to everything we wanted to do.

I would highly recommend this house and would return.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! Thank you for choosing our home for the holidays. Thanks for the review and please come back again.
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  • 4 of 5

Cute older home in a quiet neighborhood. Enjoyed walking downtown and good restaurants. There were dirty dishes in the dishwasher and dirty laundry left in washer when we arrived. Pillows were flat so we bought new ones and left them at the house. Mattresses need to be updated!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input. I apologize about the dishes in the dishwasher. I see another guest was checking out the same day you checked in. Sometimes there's just not enough time, but we'll work on it. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay.
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Would not recommend this place, not clean

  • 2 of 5

I booked this house for a group of coworkers for a work trip. I chose it due to the 5 star reviews which in my experience with vrbo is typically accurate. But this house was not up to par- it smelled of cat urine, the bathrooms smelled bad, and overall it didn't feel clean (mold stains on shower curtain). Disappointed this time with vrbo.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: PLEASE IGNORE THIS REVIEW We're currently working with VRBO and reviewing the extenuating circumstances surrounding this guest's stay. 26 of 30 of our reviews are 5 Star Reviews. We ask that you refer to these truthful and accurate reviews. Thank you
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Everything We Hoped For

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely. It fit our needs and accommodated everything our party of 8 needed. Especially enjoyed the large master bedroom, the steam shower, double vanity and large walk in closet. The bedrooms down stairs were comfortable and each had its own flat screen (Master had one also). The second bedroom upstairs did not have a closet or a TV but included a small desk and bunk beds (top is a twin, bottom is a full). All the windows seem to be new and opened easily to allow us to enjoy the beautiful weather. We were very comfortable in the neighborhood and walked around the corner to down town Willow Glen each day for shopping, food, cocktails and coffee. The location is conveniently located near the San Jose airport, but we didn't notice any airport noise.

Truly, no complaints. The home is clean, nicely decorated, cozy and close to everything. I hope we have a chance to return someday.

Jodi & Family

Gilbert AZ.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home well stocked with supplies and immaculately clean. Steam shower in master bath was a surprise bonus and enjoyed by many. Great location to walk to coffee, great restaurants and shopping. Very enjoyable backyard and upstairs balcony with seating for several. The only downside was the A/C which seems to be the common thread in many reviews. We could never get it to cool enough. We opened windows in the evening as directed to help even out the inside and outside temperatures but some evenings we were home late and the house was not cool. Regardless, I wouldn't hesitate to stay in this beautiful home again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: NEW AC IS HERE! WE NOW HAVE DUAL ZONES FOR UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS! Thank you for your candor. It's much appreciated. It's a big investment, but something we wish we had done last summer. Please stay with us again and we'll give you a discount. Safe travels.
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Rates & Availability

Central San Jose House Rental Rates

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Monthly Rate
Sep 11 2017 - Mar 16 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $89
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150

Booking fees are non-refundable.
Call for Monthly Rates. Holiday rates may vary.
Any gathering of more than 10 people must be approved by the homeowner prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santana Row
California's Great America
Willow Glen
Aqui Cal-Mex
"This is a fun Mexican restaurant and bar. A great place to meet new people. Watch out for th..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Jose International Airport (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Aqui Cal Mex
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Los Lagos
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Tamien Caltrain Station
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
280 and 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Great Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Sushi, and Pizza
Nearest Ski
210 Miles
Sierra Ski Ranch
Nearest Beach
30.3 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Car: not necessary

Downtown Willow Glen is a 2 minute walk.

49ers Levi's Stadium is a 10 minute drive.

Santa Cruz Beach is a 44 minute drive.

San Francisco is a 52 minute drive .

SFO is a 40 minute drive.

SJC is a 10 minute drive.

Golf, skiing, surfing, boating, fishing, sailing and wine tasting are all great sports in Northern California.


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