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Stunning guesthouse in zen garden midtown San Jose

SuperhostSan Jose, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Grace
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Grace is a Superhost
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A sanctuary, a tranquil oasis, where you will find serenity and harmony in this Silicon Valley. The architecturally stunning guesthouse offers a full bath with rain showers and multiple jets, a well-stocked kitchenette, and your own sitting area next to the koi pond. We are a 10 min drive from SJ airport, SC University, and SJ Convention Center. It is a 10 min walk to downtown, SAP center, train station, and Whole Foods. Within 3 blocks are local coffee shops, bakery, and ethnic restaurants.

The space
This stellar guesthouse, built in 2010, is in the spacious backyard of a lovingly restored Craftsman home that just celebrated her 100th birthday. An intricately carved life size Thai Sawasdee statue standing between two towering antique Chinese gates welcome you to this zen sanctuary where you can relax, find peace and harmony at the end of the day, rejuvenating your mind and spirit. The koi pond has a natural rock waterfall, a floating bridge, and two vigilant antique stone buddhas who watch over the twelve koi, some of them over 20 years old.

The guesthouse is tucked away in the back of the property (6500 sq ft lot) so it is very quiet, with your own private entrance, guarded by a stone monk from China. Step inside and the amazing architecture will take your breath away. The high ceiling, 3 skylights and 2 columns of glass blocks bring much light in well into the evening. There is a sitting area has a leather couch and 4K smart TV with full cable and high speed internet services. The well-stocked kitchenette includes microwave oven, toaster oven, electric kettle, coffee maker, and refrigerator. A spacious and luxurious bathroom has a unique walk-in shower with multiple jets and a tall rain shower head.

The beautifully curved bamboo counter top overlooks the koi pond, enjoy a meal there or make it a work station. In the sleeping area are an armoire and a platform bed with a Queen size mattress, offering storage space underneath. Open the French doors to a private sitting area next to the koi pond where dragonflies and hummingbirds dance around. Close your eyes and allow yourself to drift away with the sound of the waterfall. Or sit on the bench in the breezeway and enjoy the backyard from yet another perspective. No fishing, please!

Guest access
Welcome! Please ring our bell at the front door of the main house and we will invite you in. Enjoy the entire living area of the guesthouse, patio and the entire backyard, except the main house and the deck that is attached to it. You can access the guesthouse yourself from the driveway and a secured gate. Street parking is unrestricted and plentiful.

Other things to note
Please note that the kitchenette does not have a stove or hotplate. It does include a coffee maker, electric kettle, mini fridge, over-the range microwave, and toaster oven.
A sanctuary, a tranquil oasis, where you will find serenity and harmony in this Silicon Valley. The architecturally stunning guesthouse offers a full bath with rain showers and multiple jets, a well-stocked ki…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Cable TV
Air conditioning
Dryer
Iron
Washer
Hangers

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Location

San Jose, California, United States

The property location is ideal for anyone traveling to Silicon Vally for business, sporting events or concerts at SAP Center. It is located in the prestigious historic Shasta/Hanchett Park Downtown San Jose where most homes with deep lots were built at the turn of the century. Every house has its own unique style, many of which were designed by famous architects. Pride of ownership is evident in this neighborhood where all the streets are wide and treelined, making it a great place to take a leisure stroll. Walking distance to many restaurants, coffee shops, Wholefoods, Safeway, Caltrain station, SAP center, and the award winning Municipal Rose Garden.
The property location is ideal for anyone traveling to Silicon Vally for business, sporting events or concerts at SAP Center. It is located in the prestigious historic Shasta/Hanchett Park Downtown San Jose w…

Hosted by Grace

Joined in August 2015
  • 228 Reviews
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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 our charming Craftsman house, our guest house and guest suite. We provide you with all the amenities that we appreciated having in our favorite B&Bs. So, Welcome, we look forward to meeting you!
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…
Co-hosts
  • Jonno
During your stay
We are your hosts, Jonno and Grace, and we live in the main house. Please do not hesitate to let us know how to make your stay more comfortable and pleasant.
Grace is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English, Français, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No pets
No parties or events