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* Best Location in Willow Glen * 5 Beds + * 2 min Walk to Restaurants/Shops

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,820 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Beds, 2 Baths in Downtown Willow Glen. Cozy, Convenient, and Casual Fun.


This rental is the CLOSEST to Downtown Willow Glen and Lincoln Avenue.

Leave the car at home, and take a short Walk to Dinner and Cocktails. Willow Glen has Wonderful RESTAURANTS and BARS, and they're JUST OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR!

Or stay at home in your Beautiful and Spacious Spanish-Style Home...

The 2nd Floor Master Suite...

Step out the French doors of the Master bedroom onto a large balcony, with comfortable furniture that overlooks Downtown Willow Glen. We've added an awning over the balcony for year around enjoyment. The Master Bedroom has a sitting area and fireplace, an over-sized steam shower, his n hers sinks, and a walk-in closet.

New dual zone AC in the Master Suite.

Downstairs are two Bedrooms and a Full Bath with a Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower. An Antique Bar and a Stand up Piano compliment an elegant Dining Room.

There's a Big Backyard with a BBQ and Dining Area.

Towering Palm Trees surround the property.

A New Kitchen and Laundry Room.

Beautifully decorated.

Just listen to what our guests are saying…

'If you need a place that will feel like home, give you everything at walking distance, and great owner, this is your place!!!'

'The home was perfect: clean and comfortable. I'd definitely stay there again.'

'The pictures do not lie - great balcony, deck and back yard area. Comfy beds and in a very nice 'hood.'

'They don't show the enormous steam shower in the master bedroom, but we really enjoyed it. I must have one!'

Don't stay in a crowded shopping mall…

Come to Willow Glen and Enjoy a cozy home and some convenient fun!

The owners love for others to enjoy Casa del Sol Naciente.

Mi Casa es su Casa.

More Details

John Griffiths
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About John Griffiths

I'm a Contractor and Musician. I'm also an EMT and do disaster relief work. I've lived in the San Jose area my entire life. I built this home in 1994 and I've slowly made it my dream home.

I love for others to enjoy it.

John Griffiths purchased this house in 1994

Why John Griffiths chose Central San Jose

This is a 2000 square foot charming home with lots of amenities. It's close to major freeways and San Jose International Airport. Great food, drink, shops and services are literally a 2 minute walk away. This is a great house for relaxing: a huge balcony and deck, a nice living room with Free HBO and wifi, and a private Master Suite upstairs.

Easy access to transportation and close to Silicon Valley, San Jose Convention Center, and Downtown San Jose.

Santana Row Shopping Center is a nice place to visit, and close by.

Our home has every modern convenience with wifi and flat screen TVs.

HBO Cable TV for your entertainment.

Lightening fast wifi.

What makes this house unique

Enormous Steam Shower in Master Suite.

A Huge 2nd Story Deck Protected by a Canopy Awning for All Year Around Enjoyment.

Jacuzzi tub in Downstairs Bath.

4 Beautifully Decorated Bedrooms.

Located in Downtown Willow Glen with it's restaurants, bars and boutique shops.

A perfect Silicon Valley location:

10 minutes to SJC

40 minutes to SFO.

Our home is perfectly located for every major venue:

SAP Arena (The Shark Tank) is 10 minutes

49ers Levi's Stadium is 12 minutes

The Earthquakes Stadium is 12 minutes

San Jose Convention Center is 10 minutes

Santa Cruz Beach is 45 minutes

*** Parties of 9 or more? Ask about our sleeping solutions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second time staying here, and we love the space. The location is great as well, and the backyard is very comfortable for hanging out. We will happily return in the future!
Feb 2017
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Central San Jose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Over-sized Steam Shower in Master Bath
  • Steam Shower Upstairs Jacuzzi tub with Shower Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with TV and Wifi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with TV and Wifi
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master with fireplace, steam bath, walk in closet, TV, Wifi.
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The upstairs office/bedroom has a Double with a twin bunkbed
  • 4 Bedrooms! See details... 2 Bedrooms downstairs with queen beds, TV and Wifi. Master Bedroom and Office/Bedroom upstairs. Bedroom/Office has Queen size bed. We have a quality queen size blow up mattress for larger groups.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Ask us about our sister property and accommodations for larger groups.


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* Best Location in Willow Glen * 5 Beds + * 2 min Walk to Restaurants/Shops
average rating of 4.763158 based on 41 reviews

It was the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place for our out of town family to stay that offered enough social space for everyone to gather and enough beds for everyone to sleep. They haven't stopped raving about this Willow Glen house. It lacked none of the amenities and it's in a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You’re welcome back anytime.
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Perfect for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming & well set up! Our LOVED the orange tree!! It was great being right in Willow Glen with all kinds of restaurants right around the block!!! And 5 -10 min to our destination at the hockey rink was PERFECT!!

We had an impromptu BBQ with family that drove to see us in the back yard & it was great!! Which reminds me... the kitchen could use a few more forks, but other than that... it was wonderful!!

We had a great time here!! Thanks for everything John!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good location. Quiet neighborhood, yet close to everything.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely older home. Tastefully decorated. Plenty of thick bath towels. It would have been helpful to have more dish towels~there was only one~ and more toilet paper plus some facial tissues and bar soap. When we arrived the garbage disposal did not work, but the owner came right away and fixed it. Kitchen had plenty of utensils and serving dishes.

We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A haven in Willow Glen

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at John's house was absolutely lovely. The house was clean, well stocked with condiments and spices, had comfy beds and an AWESOME steam bath in the master bedroom. Only one block from shops and restaurants in Willow Glen, we were able to walk, shop and eat at some wonderful places! The location is handy for downtown San Jose, Santa Cruz or just staying in Willow Glen. Easy off-street parking for 2+ cars, and a pretty back yard with juicy oranges on the tree.

It's a very comfortable home and one I heartily recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good communication, Easy Process

  • 5 of 5

John was easy to contact. No issues with the house. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was so cute and very clean. It was in a great location! Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santana Row
California's Great America
Willow Glen
Aqui Cal-Mex
This is a fun Mexican restaurant and bar. A great place to meet new people. Watch out for th...
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Jose International Airport (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Aqui Cal Mex
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Los Lagos
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Tamien Caltrain Station
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
280 and 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Great Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Sushi, and Pizza
Nearest Ski
210 Miles
Sierra Ski Ranch
Nearest Beach
30.3 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Car: not necessary

Downtown Willow Glen is a 2 minute walk.

49ers Levi's Stadium is a 10 minute drive.

Santa Cruz Beach is a 44 minute drive.

San Francisco is a 52 minute drive .

SFO is a 40 minute drive.

SJC is a 10 minute drive.

Golf, skiing, surfing, boating, fishing, sailing and wine tasting are all great sports in Northern California.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

Booking fees are non-refundable.
Call for Monthly Rates. Holiday rates may vary.
Any gathering of more than 10 people must be approved by the homeowner prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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