Los Gatos Private Creekside Cottage - Walk to Downtown!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Los Gatos cottage description
Come enjoy a rare combination of privacy, peace and beauty within walking distance of downtown Los Gatos. Nestled in a tree-filled valley with a seasonal babbling brook, a stay at "the Cottage" will provide a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley while offering easy, close access to a multitude of shopping, entertainment and outdoor adventures. Large picture windows throughout the Cottage offer unobstructed views of the stream, surrounding trees, deer and other wildlife that frequently visit the secluded two and half-acre wooded property. For a closer look, enjoy the expansive outdoor back deck, complete with 6-person table, two lounge chairs, and a large gas grill. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon in the hammock, or greet your guests from the welcoming front deck.
The main level offers an open floor plan with 24-ft ceilings over a large open living area with a wood-burning stove and an open kitchen with heated stone floors and a large island. In the bedroom, you’ll find plenty of room, with a queen-size bed, walk-in closet and full bath, bright open shower and extra-deep bathtub.
Although you will probably want to savor the surroundings in peace, there is circular staircase leading to a loft area with a second queen size bed and a full size bed for unexpected guests.
Additional amenities include a high-efficiency washer and dryer, wireless internet, 50” plasma television, cable, blue-ray DVD player, CD player, movies and games. The kitchen includes all the modern conveniences, including a microwave, dishwasher, toaster-oven, coffeemaker, and convection oven. The new dining area furniture was selected specifically to enable one to enjoy the wonders of nature while dining, and the large leather recliner is perfect for an afternoon nap. This house provides all that one would need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in total comfort.
Although you will feel as if you are miles from civilization, it is in fact less than a mile to the shops and restaurants of downtown Los Gatos, and to highway 17. A pleasant walk into town through the popular Almond Grove neighborhood of Los Gatos will take you to award-winning restaurants, a wide variety of shops and salons, the always-popular Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co., and the Sunday morning farmer’s market. Or jump in your car and explore the nearby wineries of the Santa Cruz mountains, the Monterey Bay aquarium, the funky aura of Santa Cruz and Capitola, the breathtaking 17-mile drive in Carmel, the quaint delights of Half Moon Bay, or the endless attractions of San Francisco, all within an hour’s drive.
If golf is your thing then bring your clubs, as there are numerous beautiful courses in the area. Also within a short distance you will find spa and workout facilites, beaches, outlet shopping, and endless hiking and bicycling paths. There is no end of enjoyable activates that you will discover in the immediate area.
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Keywords: Cottage, Chalet, Bungalow
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
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A very special place!
A very special place!
The worst part about giving a wonderful review is risking the lack of future availability. This cottage is amazing -- one of the best VRBO experiences I've ever had. The owners were exceedingly gracious and have thought of everything to make sure their guests are comfortable and feel welcome. I'm also a VRBO owner, and I can only hope my guests' experience are as good as this one was for me. Everything was even better than described...very clean, very organized, very pampering. There was plenty of water running in the creek, so the sounds of nature added to the ambience. Deer were grazing out the huge picture windows constantly, squirrels ran here and there, birds darted about ... and beautiful downtown Los Gatos with its fabulous shops and fantastic restaurants was just a stone's throw away. It was really tough to leave such a tranquil place. A great respite from the craziness of Silicon Valley. If I'm lucky enough to return some day, they may have to have me forcibly removed from the premises.
- Guest Rowena K. (San Diego)
- Date of stay 12/03/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
We had a wonderful 10 days at the cottage rediscovering old haunts-Point Lobos, Carmel, Monterey, beach at Pescadero for tide pools, Stanford for shopping, Big Basin redwoods ,several separate days in San Francisco, all within comfortable 1- 2 hour drives. Los Gatos was great to potter about in -shops, historic houses and more all within a pleasant walk and a good atmosphere for wandering about in the evenings. The cottage surpassed our expectations -larger than the photos seemed to show and Samantha had taken great care to provide many thoughtful extras that we haven't found in any other properties .We, 2 adults plus teen, would thoroughly recommend this very clean, comfortable, cosy place. The unusual setting gave a wonderful sense of being away from it all but in reality is close to all imaginable facilities. And the deer - adult with two young, were a delightful, daily bonus. We look forward to returning .
- Guest SandJ (St Albans U K)
- Date of stay 07/30/12
- Review Submitted 09/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Secluded and Private
Secluded and Private
The cottage is delightful with a comfortable, well decorated interior as well as pleasant, secluded and private outdoor spaces in which to eat and relax. It is located in a lovely area of Los Gatos and within walking distance to the town. The owner is exceptionally helpful and eager to please. Our three week stay was very enjoyable.
- Guest cmc (Brandon, Vermont)
- Date of stay 07/09/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Very private cottage in the Santa Cruz mountain area
Very private cottage in the Santa Cruz mountain area
We just returned from a one week stay at this lovely cottage - a return visit following a week long stay last year. The location is very private, peaceful. Visited by several families of deer morning and evening. It is an easy walk into Los Gatos, a charming town, with unbelievable gardens to observe all along the way. The Sunday morning open market is not to be missed. We find the cottage to be an excellent base from which to explore - Santa Cruz mountain wineries, East Bay wineries, the coastal towns of Monterrey and Carmel and to drive along Skyline Blvd. and explore the Silicon Valley towns. There are excellent food markets in town - Whole Foods and Lunardi's especially for fresh salmon and halibut - and the cottage's kitchen is perfect for cooking both!
- Guest Susanne W. (Hilton Head, SC USA)
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
A Special Place
A Special Place
Thank you so very much for our "home away from home" in Los Gatos. We visited many places in the San Francisco area, and had a wonderful wedding for our son. After all things wonderful and beautiful, we were so happy to come home to our little house in Los Gatos. Thank you for making this important time in our life, comfortable and welcoming.
- Guest J and B (Newtown, Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 06/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/06/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
My family enjoyed a 6 night stay here while in the area to attend our son's graduation from the French Culinary Institute in Campbell. It was the perfect spot to unwind after a day of sight-seeing and the cottage was well equiped with almost anything you could ask for. The cottage seems larger than what the pictures depict on the website, it was well maintained and very peaceful. We enjoyed walks around the neighborhood, the farmer's market on Sunday in Los Gatos, Icing on the Cake bakery, Santana Row in San Jose, a long day exploring San Francisco, all attractions within easy driving distance of this location. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone!
- Guest Deb (Northern Minnesota)
- Date of stay 01/06/12
- Review Submitted 01/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
I spent one month in this most beautiful and comfortable cottage. It is situated in a little glenn off the main road providing privacy and quiet while it is just a brief walk into town. The setting is gorgeous filled with trees and wildlife. The surrounding neighborhood is very beautiful and interesting as well boasting historic houses and beautiful gardens. Great walking! The owners of the cottage have made sure that a guest's every possible need is met. Truly, nothing is lacking for your comfort. The owners are anxious that you enjoy your stay to the fullest. While I really enjoyed my wintertime visit I look forward to having a chance to visit in the summer at sometime. I could then enjoy more of the outdoor life, the beautiful back deck and barbeque, or coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon on the secluded front deck. As a single woman I felt very comfortable, snug and safe alone in the cottage. The charming sleeping loft would be ever so much fun for kids and teens. I would recommend this delightful spot to anyone. If you need peace and quiet it is perfect. If you need a spot from which to explore the Bay Area it is perfect. If you need a spot for family and friends to gather it is again perfect. Los Gatos is a charming town filled with beautiful buildings and an interesting history. There are delicious spots to eat and wonderful and unique shops and great grocery stores. The cottage could not be better situated and I would recommend a stay here to anyone.
- Guest KJ (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 11/20/09
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Los Gatos Hideaway
Los Gatos Hideaway
I spent 3 weeks at the Los Gatos cottage and loved it. The cottage is unique, tucked away and private, surrounded by trees, and yet within walking distance of downtown and hiking trails too! It has wonderfully big windows letting in light and scenery, but no one will ever be looking in at you because of the location. Birds chirped, deer strolled around . . I strolled to town. It was a lovely time and if I ever had any needs the owners were very responsive. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to stay at the cottage, and recommend it highly. Los Gatos is a special, beautiful town, so quaint and friendly. So that too, was a treat. There is a lot to do in this area . . and the cottage is the perfect place to have a home away from home and experience it all.
- Guest Marcee (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 10/11/11
- Review Submitted 11/24/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Best Rental Experience Ever
Best Rental Experience Ever
This is a lovely, thoroughly equipped house located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The quiet was wonderful. And the owner's thoughtfulness in providing for guests' needs is quite impressive. We had a small inconvenience with an appliance. Unasked, the owner returned to us a very generous "credit" along with our security deposit. That gesture reconfirmed that we will stay in this beautiful and restful property every time we visit the Bay Area. Can't recommend it enough!
- Guest JJ (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 08/22/11
- Review Submitted 09/12/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children.
We just spent a delightful six days in this charming cottage. We were in the area for my son's graduation from Stanford, and it was the perfect setting to relax after a full day of celebratory events. I highly recommend sitting on the deck with a glass of wine while listening to the creek as it winds its way alongside the cottage. Heavenly. Our family converged for a Friday night cookout, and we all really appreciated the spacious deck and fully equipped kitchen. My brother and cook loved the top-notch grill, just like home. We took full advantage of the gorgeous weather and enjoyed breakfast and dinner on the deck almost every day. I usually don't sleep well in unfamiliar surroundings, but the beds were so comfy, and it was so quiet, sleep was blessedly restful every night. The commute to Stanford was easy, and we really enjoyed the convenience of the nearby shops and restaurants. All and all, our wonderful stay exceeded all our expectations. Thank you Samantha!
- Guest Linda (San Antonio)
- Date of stay 06/08/11
- Review Submitted 06/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
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Serene private setting in the woods - only house on the property!
A leather recliner, wood burning fireplace and 50" plasma TV provide relaxation!
Clean, spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower and deep soaking tub.
Expandable dining table can accommodate six comfortably.
Seasonal stream adds to the serenity of the Cottage.
Expansive kitchen with all the amenities.
Private bedroom with large full bathroom
Extra beds in the loft area can accommodate unexpected visitors.
Large, private deck is perfect for barbecuing and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Deer often visit the property and are a delight to observe!
A welcome basket and informational binder await your arrival at the Cottage.
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