About this listing
Beach Cleaves: You’ll have a comfy room in a quiet neighborhood. Our backyard has hot tub, small swimming pool. We are close to airport, SJ Convention Center, SAP Center, CalTrain, VTA. Restaurants are walkable. We are friendly, helpful hosts.
Welcome to Beach Cleaves, our cozy, calm home. You will have a private room and will use a bathroom down the hall. The bed is a regular size (smaller than a queen/king).
Your room has a ceiling fan, plenty of closet space, a desk and chair. A chaise lounge doubles as a bed for small children. There is a full-length mirror and speakers for your music player/phone.
A wonderful outdoor hot tub will soothe your muscles and soul. The foliage-filled private backyard provides a nice retreat for relaxing or sunning; in warmer weather please enjoy the small solar-heated swimming pool.
For stays of a week or longer, we will offer a discount of about 10%. For groups of 3-4, we can make an additional bedroom available. If interested, please let us know in your booking inquiry and we will extend a special offer. The price will be about $70 more than the price of the room with 2 people.
The hall bathroom may be all yours. though often it is shared with other family or guests. When shared, we will help coordinate shower times in the morning.
Shared space includes a living room and family room/kitchen that are available for your use, including a fireplace. We offer free use of the washer/dryer and full use of the kitchen. We will make room in the fridge and cabinets for your food. Naturally (being in Silicon Valley), wifi is available, and you can use our laser printer. We have forced air heat so you will remain warm in the winter. In hot weather the central air conditioning will cool you.
Your bedroom is not perfect: One window has a crack and cannot be opened, and the carpet has a few small stains. The privacy hedge outside your room’s windows blew down this winter. Until the new plants fill in, the room overlooks a neighbor’s driveway and house when the shades are up. We have no television for broadcast or cable programs; instead we stream to our computers.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, family room, living room, and laundry. In the backyard, enjoy the hot tub, swimming pool, outdoor shower, and back deck.
Interaction with Guests
We will welcome you as our guest and help you with your needs and questions. We are friendly and sociable and will converse if you like. If you prefer solitude, we will not be Chatty Cathy. Your small children stay for free.
The house is set in a quiet, safe neighborhood yet nestled in an awesome location. We are just a mile from downtown San Jose and a few miles from the airport.
There are numerous restaurants/coffee shops within a 10-15 minute walk:
- high end: Cuban and Japanese;
- midrange: Mexican, fish, Italian Chinese;
- inexpensive: pizza, taqueria, Mexican
The San Jose (Diridon) train station and light rail are nearby (8 minute walk), and we are close to major freeways. The SAP Center is a 12 minute walk. The downtown convention center is a short ride on light rail, or a 1-mile walk. A convenience store and park are just around the corner. We have driveway parking if you have a car (permits are required for the street).
No glass anywhere near the hot tub or pool please. We have plastic wine and other glasses for use in the hot tub and pool. No smoking inside the house; smoking outside is fine.
We take our shoes off when inside the house.
Please be reasonably quiet late at night.
Please conserve energy by turning lights off when not in room, and turning off the porch light when you come in at night.
We are flexible with check-in an check-out times.
No hosting parties.
Hosting one or two additional visitors in the day time is generally OK if they don't sleepover, but we reserve the right to approve individual situations on a case-by-case basis
Marc and Linda are hosts in the true sense of the word. They went above and beyond by giving me lifts to and from the airport and across town, which was really helpful. When I arrived, they gave me a full tour of the house so I'd feel comfortable, and often asked if there was anything I needed. What makes them true hosts, however, is that they are attuned to their guests' mood and comings and goings, striking a balance of chatting and leaving you space; something that takes experience and is hard to do! I'd certainly recommend them to others visiting San Jose.
Linda and Marc are very friendly and accommodating hosts. I stayed with them for a week's time, and had a very good experience. The room is comfortably sized, comfortable bed, and the bathroom (which is shared) was also clean and modern. They've already thought ahead for most things anyone could need including towels, bathrobes, and a binder of restaurants. I had a good time chatting with them, but did not get a chance to try the hot tub or really enjoy the porch area.
I would recommend Linda and Marc to those looking for a place to stay. It's a great place if you find yourself busy and need somewhere to crash like myself.
A great stay at an affordable price. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The station is within 15 minutes walking and the neighborhood is quiet.
Marc and Linda were fantastic hosts. :) I forgot my charger at home, but I didn't need to worry at all. Linda offered to drive me somewhere nearby to buy one before she found a similar charger in her drawer for me to borrow for the night. Also, they laid out a guide to local restaurants and chocolates next to the bed!
This was my first experience with airbnb and I couldn't be more satisfied.
Marc and Linda were both very welcoming and great for conversation. I was very impressed by the location, being within walking distance to a lot of fun. The hot tub was nice too.
I stayed more than 20 days in Linda & Marc's home. Linda gave us a friendly and detailed tour of the house. Both she and Marc are nice and very responsive. They respect my privacy and always make sure that their guests feel good and comfortable. The place is close enough to downtown, yet very quiet and safe.
I was surprised by how professional Linda and Marc's place was set up as they have the sign welcoming me and my family, a book full of restaurants' takeout menus, and other amenities. Although it was only for a few days, but our time staying here was definitely pleasant with their hospitality. Definitely recommend and will come back if there's next time :)
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About the Host, Linda And Marc
We are a married couple named Linda and Marc. Marc works and isn't around Monday - Friday during the day; just now Linda is working from home. We like gardening, the beach, and swimming in the summer. We currently are watching a silly show called "Rules of Engagement". We've had a few lovely vacations in Hawaii and look forward to our next trip there.
We will enjoy chatting if you like, or we will leave you to yourself. We are friendly and flexible.