About this listing
If you enjoy a neighborhood feel and want a casual, comfy home with a yard, this is the place.
As of Thanksgiving 2014 I am limiting availability, honoring reservations already made, since my mother needs to come live with me.
Casual, comfortable 1917 house with renovated kitchen and pleasant, fenced backyard. The master bedroom (corner windows facing backyard) has a dressing room to stage luggage. The central bedroom has a walk-in closet and a regular size bed. The futon in the living room can be used to sleep two, with bedding conveniently stored in drawers underneath. A pocket door can close off the living room. I call the style shabby chic.
The bungalow updates this year include new lighting, ceiling fans, and insulation for summer and winter comfort.
There's an original fold down table in the large kitchen, the pantry is stocked with coffee and appliances. The dining room table may be moved out to the center of the room, and there's another round table (folding) in the entry closet. If you're traveling with small children, I can bring up a high chair and playpen from the basement.
The neighborhood is lovely for strolling, under magnolias and sycamore, admiring historic homes large and small. You can walk to SJSU and downtown events & entertainment: opera, Sharks games, etc. There's also downtown parking. Local bistro --The Garage -- and The House of Bagels are two blocks away. If you're a shopper, you'll want to drive over to Santana Row, about 10 minutes away. Early June the neighborhood hosts artists' open studios. Fourth of July we have "small town" parade and picnic and concert in Williams Park.
My cat, Mickey, stays here when I travel. If you are allergic to cats, this would not be the place for you. Mickey is independent and amicable, and expects you to feed him and let him come and go at will.
Washer/dryer and wireless. Driveway parks 3 cars w/o permits. There's a grill on the patio for entertaining outdoors. Projector, screen, speakers for movies or music off your laptop or phone, but no TV.
Bus and light rail nearby. The freeway access is Hwy 280 at 11th Street, San Jose.
The bungalow is yours for the duration of your stay. I may arrange (by text or email) an afternoon to come by and water during summer seasons.
My calendar is limited this year because my aging mother is living with me.
Interaction with Guests
I email and you can text me questions. I will only be present by arrangement if the yard needs water.
Naglee Park is an historic district near San Jose State University. It has a small town feel and is a wonderful area for walking.
Don't smoke indoors. No pets because Mickey is territorial.
Clean up after yourself. Don't take "souvenirs."
Be nice to the neighbors.
Quiet neighborhood, especially at night. There's a no noise ordinance after 10 pm.
Text or call me if there's a problem or question.
We were gladly surprised by Laura's wide and charming bungalow - very nice furniture, clear instructions, swift check-in and out.
The description is right but there is more room than expected iwhen you come. No pb. For parking.
The location is close to highways but quiet and convenient for San Jose - we visited easily Santa Cruz (a must-do for family and surf lovers), the Silicon Valley and Southern / inner Bay area from there easily.
What a wonderful, calm and quiet oasis in the historic San Jose district. Laura's home is inviting and well organized, with spacious rooms and a front and back garden to enjoy.
Laura provided clear directions on how to locate and access her home in San Jose. She was always accessible when we had a question.
The house is well located, has parking, is in a quiet neighbourhood, and was very comfortable for all five of us.
Very nice bungalow. Laura was a perfect host. She sent a detailed information about the house and neighborhood and left some snacks and food for us. House was clean, spacious and comfy. There was everything needed for cooking and laundry. Cat was nice to us also.
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Laura was a lovely host and her home is spacious and comfortable. My family and had a wonderful time and look forward to staying again
Laura is a wonderful host. She gave us such a warm welcome, which was so appreciated after our long flight. Her house is very cozy and it felt like home. The location is very convenient, and is walking distance to down town. Mickey was nice to have around with his special greetings, when we arrived home, and in the morning when we awoke. When we return to CA I hope we can stay at Laura's house again. Thanks again Laura, look forward to seeing you next time! Diane
About the Host, Laura
I am a busy educator, helping struggling readers and also giving professional development for teachers with the SJ Area Writing Project at SJSU nearby. I like to get away for road trips to Ashland and down the coast and see my daughters and mother. I enjoy gardening with drought tolerant, low maintenance plants.
Having airnbnb guests helps me continue to renovate my bungalow. This year it's sporting attic insulation and ceiling fans for comfort.
I really miss my cat, Mickey, while I'm away, however, he's people friendly and I like that my airbnb guests take such good care of him.