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Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Br, 2 Ba With Sunny Back Yard And Patio (sleeps 6+)

On the very edge of Willow Glen, this cheerful three-bedroom, 2 bath home is ideal for families or business travelers who enjoy a bit more room and comfortable surroundings. Perfect for family gatherings, weddings or graduations or just to come and have a place to stay while you visit family and friends.

The home retains its original hardwood floors in the living room, dining room and hallway, with a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, one car garage and patio with umbrella table and chairs and Weber BBQ grill.

The house has HDTV with satellite, Blue-Ray DVD player, Wi-Fi, a roll-top work desk and a comfortable sofa that can be used for curling up with your newest book to read which can be found in the bookshelf provided.

The three bedrooms are each distinctively decorated. The front master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, full dresser, walk-in closet and full bath with shower. The middle bedroom has a full-sized bed and dresser while the back bedroom has a queen sized bed and dresser. The second bath has a tub-shower combination and is located in the hallway next to the back bedroom. If desired, a roll-away bed is available (as is a portable crib) to use.

Just outside the kitchen is the back patio with umbrella table and chairs and the BBQ near at hand adjacent to the sunny back yard. A full washer and dryer is provided in the one-car garage off of the patio.

A full kitchen complements the home with stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher (and bottled water dispenser), 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 accommodated.

One block away is a small shopping center with Italian, Chinese, and Mexican Restaurants, a burger joint, yogurt shop and a Starbucks. There is also a higher-end grocery store with numerous take-out options or find your own meal at their meat market and deli. Also in the shopping center is a major chain pharmacy and other smaller stores.

You will find that the home is close to Highway 87 and a short drive to downtown San Jose, and even closer to Lincoln Avenue in the heart of Willow Glen where numerous boutiques and specialty shops abound as well as more distinctive restaurants. This would be a great base of operations for those day trips to San Francisco, Monterey Bay area, Santa Cruz, Napa Valley, the many local or State Parks or even Yosemite National Park!

With the many amenities to be found in the home, the comfortable surroundings and easy access to other locales and highways, we are confident that you will find your stay relaxing, comfortable and the perfect home away from home (without all of the distractions!!)

More Details

Brian Gordenev
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2017

About Brian Gordenev

Sue and Brian are 'recovering attorneys' who love to travel, cook and enjoy the local sights, sounds and tastes 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 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, Rosecrucian 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 home (which used to be our home) your personal retreat for the time that you are here, and discover all that San Jose and the Bay Area has to offer.

Brian Gordenev purchased this house in 1987

Why Brian Gordenev chose San Jose

Sue purchased this home initially as a rental investment property as it was in a nice, quiet neighborhood, a good location close to everything and a place she would like to live. When she and Brian married, they made it their home and stayed until the family became just too large (four kids and two cats will do that to you!) and they had to find larger quarters.

Since then, we have made numerous upgrades to the property but have tried to keep its innate charm intact.

We love the area and the neighbors, and the nearby restaurants are always beckoning.

The house is on a cul-de-sac with no through traffic, it is close to shops and restaurants and has easy access to most major freeways in San Jose.

In other words, a family-friendly house on a quiet street and in a quiet neighborhood. . . What could be more ideal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Willow Glen South - Lincoln Glen in San Jose

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Plenty of counter space and cabinets.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a full bath in the master bedroom with a walk-in shower and plenty of cabinet space for your belongings. Tiled floors and ceiling fan complete the picture. The second bathroom is at the end of the hallway off of the bedrooms. It is also a full bath but with a combination tub-shower with sliding glass doors and tile floor. There is also ample space for your personal items.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fold-out twin bed or crib available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Fold-out twin bed or crib available upon request.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , A fold-out twin bed and/or crib available upon request.
  • The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, six-drawer dresser, walk-in closet, and full bath with walk-in shower. In shades of green, you will find pictures with a floral motif and a gentle vibe. The middle bedroom (the smallest of the three) has a full-sized bed and antique dresser with mirror and nightstand and full closet. The colors are in yellow and blue with an Asian influence. A child's rocker and bookshelf with young childrens' books make this a perfect spot for the younger set while still providing a haven for adults. The back bedroom overlooks the back yard. It is large, sunny and bright with a queen-sized bed, a six-drawer dresser with mirror and full closet. A reading chair completes the room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
We loved living here with some of our best times sitting on the front porch with a glass of wine as the night unfolded. We truly hope that you will enjoy your time here as well.


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Sunny & Quiet Home At The Edge Of Willow Glen
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Great house in San Jose

  • 5 of 5

I thought the property was perfectly represented as it was shown in the photos. We were staying in a noisy hotel in San Jose when we decided to try to find a vacation home instead. This option was on par with the hotel prices but we got multiple bedrooms and a spacious house instead. I liked that there was plenty of room and a washer and dryer after a long trip in LA before San Jose and it was situatied in a safe and quiet neighborhood in SJ. All in all, would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camas, Washington

Cute on the outside -- needs work on the inside

  • 3 of 5

While this home looks nice from the outside, it needs a huge amount of updating on the inside. Woodwork is shabby, the entire home needs painting, and the living room furniture looks dated & unclean.

The property owner really needs to give this nice little home a facelift.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied with the decor and style of our home. I would, however, like to assure you that extensive cleaning (with a professional cleaning crew) is done after every guest. Thank you again for your response and we will take your comments into consideration as we move forward.
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Great location - quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home the minute we walked in the door - great layout and anything and everything you would need was provided. The location was ideal for us. Will definitely stay here again if it is available during our next visit. Thank you Sue & Brian for a memorable time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camas, Washington

Clean & quiet

  • 5 of 5

I am remiss in not giving a review of this wonderful property until now. We spent 3 nights here & enjoyed our stay immensely. The home is extremely clean with lovely furnishings. The owners did little things like have freshly baked cookies & a nice fruit plate upon our arrival, and also two lovely bottles of wine! The neighborhood is very quiet. This is a great location, right around the corner from a grocery store & Starbucks. We definitely would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico, CA

Wonderful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house over Memorial Weekend for our daughter's college graduation from SJSU. It was perfect! Sue & Brian have the home decorated tastefully and we felt at home instantly. I could live in this house! The open floor plan made the house feel larger than it is, the beds were quite comfortable, and we had everything we needed for our stay. In addition, the backyard was a great place for the BBQ we hosted the day after graduation.

Absolutely LOVED the location of this house. There is a grocery store, Starbucks, Italian restaurant, and CVS within walking distance. Downtown Willow Glen is close by with wonderful cafes, shops and banking. You can definitely find all you need nearby without battling the traffic and congestion of the larger San Jose area. And, when you need to leave the Willow Glen area, we were a maximum drive of 10 minutes to downtown San Jose and the SJSU campus. In the other direction, a short drive (depending on traffic) to a Costco, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Westfield Mall with a theater. Freeway access was simple and straightforward for those travelling to Santa Cruz and/or San Francisco.

I would highly recommend this house and we hope to stay there again in the future. The cookies and milk that greeted us on our arrival were a nice touch, too. Oh yes...I forgot to mention the fresh flowers in all of the rooms. What a delightful surprise! In addition, Sue & Brian were very easy to work with from the moment of inquiry, to payment, to the check-in and out of the property. One really can't go wrong renting this house.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penn Valley

Wedding Shower Stay

  • 5 of 5

My son's fiancé's wedding shower was this past weekend. There were three of us staying at Susan and Brian's lovely home. We each were very comfortable in our own bedrooms. All the goodies we found upon arrival made it even more special. We loved the fact we could walk around the corner to Starbucks in the morning. Home was clean and we enjoyed the back yard.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Willow Glen South - Lincoln Glen, The Bay Area

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Additional Guest Fee £7.77 per person per night
Pet Fee £233.04

Invoices for the full amount of the rental will be sent by PayPal at time of booking.

Pet fee fully refundable if no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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