You are choosing a very unique home ...if you stay with us as a guest, you would be living in a Mid-Century Modern (1960's) home that has been updated, it's an awesome home built by Joseph Eichler. This is a four bedroom, 2 bathroom home, it has several areas inside and around the home available for you to spend time in.
Your bedroom has a very comfortable QUEEN sized mattress and bed frame, pillows and nice sheets, blankets, there is also your desk & chair. Bathroom has a tub/shower and is shared, there is a "tankless" water heater which supplies unlimited hot water, so no one needs to stress about being the last one in the shower or bath, you will have hot water !
We have Hi-Speed 24 mbs Wifi, Shower/tub,we live in a very secure & safe neighborhood, indoor atrium to park your bike, lots of cycling clubs and choice areas to ride within 5-15 miles. I cycle as well, and am willing to share my knowledge. Only item of note is I have one medium sized dog Kenji, once he smells you, you'll be alright, the dog is part of the family and the household so you have to be okay with that. He does not sit on the couches or chairs nor sleep in any of the beds, but he very much thinks he is part of the tribe and he likes to hang out with the humans. And he is protective of you and will expect some occasional back scratch once he gets know you.
Back Yard has a very large redwood deck for relaxing, sunbathing, or chilling! There are five citrus trees, plenty of wind chimes, neighborhood birds and squirrels for your auditory and visual delight. We also have an awesome 104 degree Hot Tub available to you from 7:00am - 11:00pm.
I am an avid bicyclist and motorcyclist, I have a few extra motorcycles around the house, because I ride and work on them. I live in a fairly quaint and very friendly neighborhood called Willow Glen, and we are only a few miles from an even smaller town Campbell. We are 1.3 miles from EBay, 2.5 from Xilinx, 3 miles from Good Samaritan Hospital, Kaiser-Santa Clara is about 9 miles, 5 miles to Adobe San Jose, 6 miles to San Jose State, and have easy access to all freeways. Los Gatos is only 8 miles away, Santa Clara is 12 miles, Santa Cruz Beach is only 25 miles, Palo Alto is 22 miles, San Francisco is 48 miles, Los Angeles is 310 miles, so we are close to everything.
We are within eight (8) minutes each of the three (3) different 24-Hour Fitness locations and minutes away from ALL the main highways .... Highway 17, Highway 85, Highway 87, Highway 280, and Highway 101. There is also public transportation just three (3) blocks away.
Parking is easy and never an issue directly in front of the house.
You have full use of the very modern kitchen, family room with Bose sound system, and have use of our laundry room to wash & dry your clothes. We have a great Press Pot coffee pot....or you can walk/drive to a Starbucks about 8 blocks away. Plenty of local restaurants or grocery stores within minutes of the house. There is a stainless gas BBQ grill in the backyard, and the entire home functions is a great place to entertain.
The house has a very good vibe, we occasionally burn incense, and have a house sound system that plays many musical styles from Pandora on the Bose Lifestyle sound system. We are WiFi enabled so you can surf, listen, watch video with no problem with the Turbo Speed (24mps) AT&T internet that we have. You can also hang out in the back on the Redwood Deck and do computer work, the WiFi works outside as well! We do have a centrally located 50" Plasma TV to watch movies or play Games on.
Basic things like toilet paper, towels, bed sheets, laundry detergent / softner, dishwasher soap, and cleaning supplies, utilities are all included in the guest price!
I don't want to over sell the space, so I'll leave it at that! Questions are welcomed.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$18 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||14 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$460 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1380 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I stayed for two months in Mark's home. So let me break it down for you.
Mark: Great host. Very friendly and genuinely concerned that you're comfortable and situated. He's still new to hosting, but super receptive to any feedback you may have for him. As a single female traveling solo, I felt very comfortable staying at Mark's and was touched that he truly cared for my safety and wellbeing. (First day there he gave me the phone numbers of his family and neighbors in case I need anything when he wasn't around.) We still get together to hang out.
The Neighborhood/House/Room: Terrific neighborhood! Centrally located to the south bay, safe, pretty, nice neighbors, well established, close to lots of restaurants/stores/etc. It's definitely a community vibe - these people even have a thing called eichlernet to talk about their houses and they have block parties (how cute and quaint is that?!). The house and room are comfortable, adequately furnished. You have plenty of room to keep to yourself or to be sociable. The atrium and bcd deck/hot tub are great! Mark mentioned that he's hired a cleaning service, so things should be sparkling and tidy. Your car/motorcycle will be safe, parked on the street.
The Dogs: I adore these two guys! But, DO NOT stay here if you do not care for dogs. The dogs are super sweet, though definitely excitable and exuberant when new folks come not the scene. Having dogs means there's sometimes dog hair around, and toys to watch out for, and barking, and poop in the backyard. That said, they are loving and cute and definitely, for me, helped lend a homey feel to the place. Plus, on nights when I was home alone, I felt very secure having the dogs there.
If you choose to stay chez Mark, enjoy! :-)
Mark was a very nice host. He was very welcoming and a pleasure to talk to. Enjoyed my time there and made for a nice change from a hotel room.
Mark and his place are both great. He's a welcoming host and a fantastic ambassador for San Jose. The neighborhood is peaceful and a short bike ride from decent eating and shopping. Recommended.
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