About This Listing
Well lit room with a comfy bed in a family home of 3. Quiet neighborhood and easy access to highways and a great health food breakfast restaurant within walking distance Cul de sac street. Loving family. Pet friendly. Kitchen, bath, laundry, wireless.Enjoy!
Large dresser, completely empty, small stool and a collapsable table behind the bedroom door for instant office space or more luggage storage!
There is a noticeable warmth to the space from artistic flare to the actual vibe of the kids and I; we are very welcoming and fun people. So the space is about relationship as much as it is about being kept orderly and being well-lit, etc.
Internet is pretty key around these parts and I do allow limited access to the kitchen depending on the circumstances of the travelers. Guests are welcome to share table space in the kitchen for working if they feel like it and they can also use our common living room couch area as well as the back outdoor patio area where there is a table and chairs. Laundry is available for longer stays (over 4 days).
Interaction with Guests
The kids and I enjoy talking with guests and at the same time, we generally do go about working or studying and can be found in our respective work/study spaces more often than not. We are happy to share out insights about the area if people want the "local perspective".
Nice bright lighting can be modified with mini-blind. Inspirational books galore on the bookshelf! Vaulted ceiling adds nice touch to the feel of the room.
Jennifer was standing in the doorway to warmly welcome us at the appointed time. Everything was very clean. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was shared with the family, but it was always available for our use.
Jennifer is very proactive in making sure everything was comfortable and is open to any questions. She even offered to drop me off somewhere nearby on her way to run an errand. Great host!
Jennifer is an extremely generous host, she gave detailed instructions about my stay, room, neighbourhood and made me feel at home. The room is nice n cosy. She was very accommodating in helping me sort out laundry and usage of bathroom timings and all. Catlyn and Liam are very good hosts as well. Everyone goes about doing their work and busy busy which is great. I was busy myself so didn't got to have many conversations but it was great discussing travels n work n TED talks with Jennifer. Wishing Liam n Catlyn -- all the best for their college. And to Jennifer for her work. If you guys are nearby India .. Ping me :). Until next time!!
My experience was very nice. Jennifer and her daughter were very accomodating even though i didnt really see them . It felt like we were there by ourselves. Which was very nice. jennifer was super sweet and was great at communicating and working with me on arrival times and such. I strongly recommend staying with her if your in the san jose area. Thanks again jennifer, for everything.
Jennifer was friendly, responsive and easygoing. The room she offered was clean and comfortable. Her house is located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Unfortunately I could not experience her hospitality for longer than one night! Would definitely recommend her place!
About the Host, Jennifer
Executive Life Coach, Trainer/Consultant and former Local Government manager native to Ohio but California resident since 1987. Extremely fond of the outdoors and love to read and absolutely love being a parent. My daughter attends a Waldorf (Steiner) school and my son goes to public school. We all love to travel and the last place we went together was on a mission trip to Uganda with an organization called Watoto. Music, dance and are all appreciated as well. We are all engaged in life and surrounded by friendships, love and fun. Five things I can't live without: (kids not allowed to be included for obvious reasons)-love, conversations, nature, passion, cheese. Favorite travel destinations: Pacific Coast anywhere, Europe in the future (Ireland, Spain, England, Scottland, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Poland, Italy). Books: anything by Marianne Williamson, Pema Chodron, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Tolle, Carolyn Myss, Seth Godin, Mike Dooley, Wayne Dyer and of late Brene Brown. Movies: unabashedly a fan of The English Patient and mostly love the genre of dramas while kids seem to like action and adventure and we all like comedy! Food: Love to use gas grill and cook on it year round because we can. Adore fresh green salads and whatever fruits are in season. We all love Thai food. Love ice cream and know where the good places are for the best home made kinds!!
Hosting: You will experience a relaxed pace and style here and a kind of refuge from the madness. There is levity and things are "chill," which is the same thing as relaxed but more "hip" to say. The space itself is well-lit and feels comfortable and airy. The entire design is based on relationships having the primary focus for the space. It is inviting and not intimidating. Friendly. As head of household I really appreciate clear communication and will model that in terms of your stay here. I can't imagine anything cooler than meeting fellow travelers from all over...what an awesome way to share the experiences we are all having on mother earth!! As for a motto, I'm going to go with this: Worthiness is our birthright and we are all precious.