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Single family house with huge backyard in ♥ of Silicon Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovingly Renovated in 2016, Craftsman Home in a Quiet Neighborhood.


This craftsman home has been lovingly renovated. Ideal for 4 guests, but sleeps up to 6, in a quiet neighborhood in Midtown San Jose. Conveniently located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are a few minutes drive to the San Jose International Airport, San Jose Convention Center in downtown San Jose, Levi and Avaya stadiums, SAP Center, Santa Clara University, San Jose State, Harker, and all major commute routes that will bring you to Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Fremont, and Milpitas.

The space

Our newly remodeled 1920 Craftsman home has all the old world charm with a beautiful built-in china hutch in both dining room and kitchen.

In every room you will find push button light switches, wide baseboards, and door frames with beautiful hand crafted wood details from yesteryear. Abundant light in every room throughout the day giving the house a cheerful feel. Freshly painted with gleaming bamboo flooring in the kitchen, both bedrooms, formal dining and living room making this house very welcoming and cozy.

With the leather sleeper in the spacious living area , there is sleeping accommodations for up to 6 guests. The fully-stocked kitchen with an island is very functional. There is also a large walk-in linen closet across from the laundry room.

The large backyard, which has been recently landscaped, has 3 mature fruit trees, outdoor dining set, a redwood deck, and a Weber Genesis barbecue. With 1,056 sf of sun-lit living space on a 6,500 sf lot, the place is ready for you to make it your own personal home away from home.

For young families, we provide a playpen, standard crib and highchair for infants. There is a children's playground half a block away.

The neighborhood

Most of the homes on Menker are around 80 years old. Many of the neighbors have lived in them all their lives. They all know each other and watch out for each other. Never has a Neighborhood Watch program been so effective. Pride of ownership is evident.

Getting around

The driveway of the house can accommodate up to 4 cars, and there is also street parking. The house is just minutes to all the major commute routes (Highways 280, 87, and 101), and public transportation (buses and Lightrail), and walking distance to the downtown San Jose Caltrain station.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley with convenient access to adjacent cities: the house is in Midtown San Jose, next to Santa Clara, a short drive to, Campbell, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Mountain View. A bit further north is, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Portola Valley. Santa Clara University is a 5 minute drive, Harker is 10 minutes, San Jose State just 15, and Stanford University is only a 25 minute drive north on highway 280. Fremont and Milpitas are a short jaunt to the east, and further south is Gilroy and Morgan Hill. The Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk is a quick 45 minute drive west over beautiful highway 17.

Major sporting and entertainment venues in close proximity are Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (Home of the San Francisco 49'ers and host to other major entertainment/events), SAP Center in downtown San Jose (Home of the San Jose Sharks and major concerts and performances), and Avaya Stadium in San Jose (Home of the San Jose Earthquakes and other world class sporting events). In addition, for wine lovers at heart there are also several wineries nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Jonno

When we were living in France, we enjoyed traveling all over Europe, staying exclusively in B&Bs. We have very fond memories of them, each one so unique in its own way. Now we are in the Silicon Valley and excited to be hosting our own guests in this charming Craftsman house. We provide you with all the amenities that we appreciated having in our favorite B&Bs. So, Welcome, we look forward to meeting you!

Jonno purchased this house in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Central San Jose in San Jose

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Single family house with huge backyard in ♥ of Silicon Valley
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Excellent option

  • 5 of 5

This house offers a cozy home base while traveling, I would recommend to people visiting the San Jose area. I myself hope to rent this home again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steven is your perfect guest - super friendly and respectful, easy to communicate with, and very complimentary of our place. He left our house just as clean and tidy as when he checked in. Thank you, Steve, for being such a wonderful guest, we look forward to hosting you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you again!

Amazing days!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eduardo. It was a pleasure to host you and your family.
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Cozy Little Home

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nicely decorated and comfortable. It was properly appointed for a rental. Grace was very friendly and hospitable and made the check-in quick and easy. It was exactly what we wanted. It got a little warm in the afternoon but there were plenty of area fans you can use and with the doors open you get a good breeze to run through the middle of the house (the owners are planning to add A/C soon which you'll appreciate on the hotter summer days).

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joel for your very kind review. We appreciate your feedback about the overall property. Yes, during a few days in July, the temperature went above 90 F, and despite multiple fans in the house, afternoon became warm. Fortunately, in San Jose, it cools down quickly in the evening, and it is comfortable at night. But following your recommendation, we have installed an A/C unit. We hope to have the pleasure to host you and your friends again next summer.
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Beautiful home, excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time on Menker. Grace and Jean were excellent hosts--they were accessible and responsive and provided everything we needed. The house is lovely. Our one suggestion might be a window A/C unit--our first night in San Jose was brutally hot, and the house didn't really got to a comfortable temperature until the second night. There are plenty of fans, though, and we still enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and feedback. We will follow your suggestion and install and A/C unit during the next vacancy.
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Beautiful and in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We used the property to shoot a short film. There were many restaurants nearby that we could order food from. The neighbors were nice and the owner is accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Jose airport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.2
Property Damage Insurance £45.33

The house is ideal for 4 peoples, but can accommodates up to 6.
We ask for $60 addition fee per night and per guest over 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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