I am in the hospitality business. My company provides furnished temporary housing for our corporate clients around the world. I enjoy fine food, wine and travel.
Chris' house was very comfortable and well-kept. Communicating with him was easy. It was unfortunate that I didn't get to meet him, but I'll definitely stay here again if I'm in the area. Having a car is a big plus if you plan on staying here.
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This was probably one of my absolute favorite hosts that I have stayed with on Airbnb; his hospitality and attention to detail is second to none! He even went above and beyond and picked up some of my favorite drinks to make me feel at home when I was celebrating a special occasion, true friend and excellent host!
As for all of the nitty gritty, it's a superb location if you don't want to stay in the exact downtown of san jose and are willing to do a 10 minute commute, plus cal train is less than half a mile. The home has absolutely everything that you need. Would 110% recommend!
Chris was a great host with a beautiful and clean house. The room was spacious and exactly as advertised online. The house has all modern appliances in the kitchen, large televisions both upstairs and downstairs, and great outdoor areas in the backyard and upstairs balcony. The neighborhood was quiet, safe, and the pool area was very nice as well. The Cal Train stop is well within walking distance and VTA bus stops are even closer. Couldn't have asked for better arrangements.
I stayed at Chris' place for a Week. I really had a good time there. Chris maintains a very nice and very clean home. The Bedroom has plenty of room and the private Bathroom is right outside the Bedroom. There is a living room right next to the Bedroom with a TV and two very comfortable Sofa Seats. Chris works in the hospitality business - and it shows in a very positive way. Chris is very easy to talk to and we had a few very good conversations at the end of a long day. Chris mostly works from Home, which made checking in and out very easy for me. The one downside with Chris place is that it is very close to train tracks. You can certainly hear and feel the trains passing by. I am a light sleeper and I certainly noticed - but I still got plenty of good sleep.
Overall, I would say this is much better then staying in a Hotel and I would certainly stay with Chris again.
It was a very nice stay. The house is very beautiful and Chris took great care of a lot of details. Very clean, very tasteful decorated. You can notice right away that Chris works in the hospitality business :)
It was like staying at a friend's house who has a very good taste.
Staying here was a wonderful experience. This is a beautiful, comfortable home, right down to the linens and towels! This is a perfect alternative to a hotel, actually, a better alternative. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, and within easy access to major highways. I highly recommend staying here if you are traveling anywhere in the Silicon Valley.
Chris works in the hospitality trade and this definitely rubs off in his home life. His description was very fair, I can confirm:
Very clean & comfortable
Great location near university, seems a very safe neighbourhood and 10 minutes walk from Caltran Station. As the location is near the station, you do hear the trains, but this did not impact on my sleep. I used the Starbucks as a meeting point for colleagues, which worked well. Chris also know the area well and can recommend restaurants etc. Internet connection was good.
OMG! Three young men here for a football game who wash all the dishes and leave my little house in almost the exact condition it was given to them? Chris and his friends can come back any time! Thank you, Chris! I'm just sorry I didn't get to meet you in person!. Happy Thanksgiving! Sidney
Chris is a very easygoing guy and a wonderful guest. He left the place nice and clean and was absolutely problem-free! Welcome anytime!
Chris was very easy to work with, quick to communicate and left the home very tidy.