About this listing
Beautiful very light spacious cottage with a Mediterranean flair, on the north corner of a rose and palm tree garden of a ictorian mansion in downtown San Jose. Quiet, low key, where you can spend the afternoons contemplating the movement of the sun, reading a book
About 450 square feet, comprised of a large living room area with full size bed and additional sleeping available as requested, a couch, armchair, dresser, small desk, TV, vaulted ceilings with skylight and a very quiet fan. Bathroom with large shower space, hair drier, and kitchen with full sink, electric stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, kitchenware. Washer-Drier available.
Independent access through the house gardens take you to La Casita, which is an independent unit.
Interaction with Guests
We live with our daughters in the adjacent main Victorian house. I work for a technology company. We are a busy family, but are here to help you with anything you may need during your stay. We just started with Airbnb and look forward to our guests' input in order to improve our service and amenities. Our goal is to make you feel at home and experience a very pleasant stay.
Right downtown, on a tree lined street populated with beautiful Victorians, and in front of the quaint O'Donnell's Gardens, a small manicure public park. For details of facilities and restaurants nearby, see "Getting Around" below.
La Casita is right downtown, 5 to 10 minutes walking distance to SJ Convention Center, SJSU, shopping, restaurants, The Tech Museum and SJ MOMA, the California Theater home of Opera San Jose, art galleries of South First Street with its South First Fridays events, movie theaters, and the light rail system which takes you to different surrounding areas. It is just 5 min drive from Santana Row, Westfield Mall, SJ Airport, and Caltrain station to Palo Alto (27 minutes one stop to University Ave).
FACILITIES AND RESTAURANTS NEARBY
15.Dry cleaners, 3 blocks away; 493 S. 1st St.; (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)pm; sat 9am-5pm
16.Laundromat. Corner of Williams Street and 10th Street by the Gas Station
17.Downtown movie theater Camera 12, at 12 min. walk
1.Corner store for essentials open 7 to midnight, cross 6th Street and Williams
2.“7-11” is 2 blocks away on 6th Street and San Fernando, by the University
3.Dai Thanh Chinese Full supermarket is 5 blocks away corner at 2nd Street and S. Fernando. Open 10 to 7pm seven days a week. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).Safeway downtown in San Fernando St. and 2nd Street. Open till very late. Mid-size supermarket
5.Safeway in San Carlos is open 24 hours. 3 miles drive, 280 North, exit Race
Inexpensive local nearby ethnic restaurants, from 1 to 5 blocks away, for a quick bite if you don’t feel like driving or walking to the downtown area:
1.Chinese TK Noodle; Williams and 6th. Turn right off the house and cross Williams St. Soups and noodle plates for $6.50. Not fancy but clean and tasty.
Recommended Places near-by:
1.The Garage on San Carlos and 11th, 8 min. walk – Bier Garden with burgers, fish, and salads open Tu to Sunday brunch. Great small bier garden
2.Deserts at Orchestria, on Williams between 2nd and 3rd
3.Café Stritch, a very popular and animated spot, with jazz Fr to Su from 830pm. 374 s. 1st street. Food, drinks
4.Local theatre the Stage at the corner of Williams and 2nd street. Small theatre with interesting plays. Check for shows and times
5.Or theatre City Lights, at 529 S. 2nd Street; Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN)
1.Il Fornaio by the Westing Saint Claire Hotel, at S. Market and San Carlos, about 8 min. walk away
2.Restaurants at the Fairmont Hotel, 12 min. walk in Plaza Cesar Chaves
3.There are several restaurants in San Fernando between 1st and third for all tastes (Gordon Biers microbrewery, Greek, Mexican, American)
4.San Pedro Square is one of the most popular spots downtown, with a variety of food stands and bars, music.. Very lively every evening.
Other places by car
1.Santana Row, driving distance, is very very popular. Fancy and popular restaurants and shops. El Jardin is a very popular garden bar with Spanish music most evenings, drinks, appetizers. Consuelo is a good Mexican restaurant…
Other local, informal and very inexpensive restaurants a couple of blocks away are:
2.Thai Sa-by on Williams and 8th Street. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). (URL HIDDEN) Open till midnight. Average $9
3.Vietnamese Da-lat on Williams and 9th .
4.Creatian Asian Fusion on Williams and 9th
(URL HIDDEN) Chalateca on 10th and Williams. Pupusas, etc
6.Mexican Supertaqueria at the corner of Williams and 10th Street
Other Things to Note
Check in/out is flexible and we can accommodate any times provided that there is no one coming or leaving on the same day in which case we need to coordinate so that we can also clean the Cottage
This is a non-smoking unit. No pets allowed either.
I live in San Jose with my partner, hers and my daughter. I come originally from Spain. Currently work in finance in the high tech industry. I am an active guest of airbnb when i travel in the US or Europe and are a big supporter of their concept. On my free time, i swim masters with a swim team, take care of the garden, enjoy my time with my 14 year old daughter Charlotte who is a very dedicated dance student, also in her free time. We go to Spain a couple of times a year to visit family and take care of our Summer home in La Mancha.