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John Whitney

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Downtown Los Gatos Cabin

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3-4)

Very cute smartly furnished 1 BR.

1 Bath private rustic cottage located in Downtown Los Gatos. One to Five minute walk to restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, bakeries, and shops. One to fives minutes walk to free jazz concerts with wine and cheese every Wednesday summer evening, free Music in the Park every summer Sunday afternoon, Farmer's Market every Sunday morning, and hiking and walking trails.

Large kitchen, living room with cathedral ceiling and pine walls, bedroom, and bathroom with shower. Nice size bedroom with queen size bed. New deck. Near Route 17 so expect significant noise outside. If you like privacy, parking, and downtown living, this cottage is for you! Pets welcome.

Some of the amenities:

- Internet access + HuluPLus

- Cable TV

- Towels/Linens included

- Coffee Maker

- Microwave

- Gas Stove/Oven

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John Whitney (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About John Whitney

I am a software sales executive from New England who has lived in Los Gatos for almost 10 years. My four children are going to the fine Los Gatos schools and partaking in the many activities that this community offers.

John Whitney purchased this cottage in 2004

Why John Whitney chose The Bay Area

Being from New England, I grew accustomed to the beautiful old word town centers. When we moved to California we sought out a town that had a town center with strong character and charm.

What makes this cottage unique

Everything located within walking distance is beautiful 100+ year old Downtown Los Gatos. Cottages have a relaxed, vacation-type feel.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Downtown Los Gatos Cabin
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Cozy Downtown Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I relocated to Los Gatos for my consulting assignment without my husband (who was out of the country on business). We found the cottage to be very cozy and also a perfect location for my daughter to walk back and forth to school. In addition, we have a small dog that John accommodated without any issues.

John is admirable and a man of his word. At the end of our lease term, there was a few days gap between the end of our lease and when we were to leave for summer break. He assisted us in relocating our personal items as well as secured alternate accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needed updating and cleaning

  • 2 of 5

The location was great. There was a lot of traffic noise but it was easy to get used to. There was a nice touch of having the lights on and jazz music playing when I arrived. The owner's emails were nice. Like I said the location was great. Downtown Los Gatos is really cute and the people friendly. My dogs really appreciated having a park nearby.

Unfortunately, there were several broken items and I felt that I was definitely overcharged for cleaning fees. The place was not clean. I won't go into details here but I made a long list of fixable issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage at a reasonable price

  • 4 of 5

This is a relatively basic cottage with all the amenities you might want staying on vacation. The bed is comfortable and the cottage is overall clean. John is very good about solving issues and wants to make sure you have a good stay, whatever it takes. It really is a great little cottage to stay for an extended period of time.

Since it is close to the highway, it does get loud and the windows don't block all that much noise. If you are a light sleeper, this probably isn't for you, but it was an acceptable trade off and we got used to the noise after a few nights.

It was great to find a flexible cottage that is walking distance to the city, trails and allows dogs. We would recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage in downtown Los Gatos

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this property for almost a month and its ideal location (located in downtown Los Gatos, so restaurants, cafes, shops, parks,..., available within walking distance) as well as all the utilities provided (kitchen utilities, appliances, toiletries,...), make of this property a perfect option for short and mid term renters. The property is real close to the highway, so you must get used to the noise of traffic, but we didn't find it an unsurmountable inconvenience. The cottage is considerably spacious for two sleeps and even though neither the furniture nor the appliances are state-of-the-art, everything worked fine and we didn't encountered any problem (good quality x price relation).

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in downtown Los Gatos

  • 5 of 5

We have two very well housebroken dogs and we needed a temporary home while our house was being built. The owner showed me the cabin and we spent almost 2 months here. The location is ideal with lots of restaurants, shops, coffee shops, and bakeries all within walking distance. It is next to the highway, but the noise is something that we got used. Everything from pots and pans to toiletries are included so move-in and move-out was quick and efficient. We would stay here again and would recommend it for both long term or weekends to anyone who wants to explore Los Gatos and not worry about parking. Thanks for giving us a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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- Ground Zero Downtown! downtown restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, bakeries, shops

- Seconds to Farmers Market (Sunday) and Free jazz concerts (Summer Wednesday evenings)

- 2 minutes walk to mountain walking trail

- 3 minutes drive to Vasona Park (Carousel, Lake, etc)

- 30 minutes drive to Ocean (Santa Cruz)

- 60 minutes drive to San Francisco


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $110

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The Bay Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeps one, also a blowup mattress
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering

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