An Adventurer's Private Cottage Paradise


Entire residential home hosted by Laurel

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
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You don't have to be named Indy to enjoy the far east touches of this private and fun studio and bath. Come and enjoy the quiet private space and imagine you are a mid-century archaeologist planning your next adventure. Everything is provided, a work space, cooking/eating place, even an outdoor space with BBQ. Whether you are traveling for work or play, this cottage will make your stay more fun and memorable!

The space
A beautiful, private and quiet studio detached from the main house. You will have your own entrance. A full kitchen and bath [shower, no tub] is included. All linens are provided and the kitchen is equipped with dishes and all cooking utensils needed to cook a meal. There is heat/air with automatic thermostat, but you also have an electric fireplace for heat and ambiance. Basic spices and supplies are provided in case you enjoy cooking.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 190 reviews


Where you’ll be

Los Gatos, California, United States

Los Gatos has a beautiful downtown area that is a destination spot in its own right. There are loads of fabulous restaurants and plenty of boutique shopping. The movie theater has recently been remodeled and not to be missed- a real luxury experience. If you enjoy the spa, there is a premium example at The Spa in Los Gatos. We have a microbrewery [Los Gatos Brewery] and a wine bar if that is your thing. Sundays are the farmer's market and summer has many opportunities for entertainment- Jazz in the Plaz, Music in the Park and Shakespeare in the Park.

Speaking of parks, my house is within easy walking distance of the best parks the county has to offer: Vasona Park, Oak Meadow Park and Blossom Hill Park. Vasona Park has a beautiful lake with boat rentals in the summer, and beautiful scenery all year long. Oak Meadow has an impressive kids playground and secret garden style trails. If you love tennis, bring your racket and head down to Blossom Hill Park.

Into biking? Take a road trip to Palo Alto [~60 miles round trip]. If mountain biking is your thing, there are several incredible trails that draw mountain bikers from all around, on a clear day you can see all the way across the bay from the top of Jones Hill trail.

Or take a hike or run along the beautiful Los Gatos Creek Trail up to Lexington Reservoir. The view at the top is well worth the effort.

If you are looking for some wine tasting, try the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Unbelievable views and they have a regular concert schedule in the summer. Another location of note close by the Villa Montalvo Arts Center, a beautiful mansion converted for concerts and other events.

Like to shop? Downtown Los Gatos has some of the prime chain stores [Gap, Williams Sonoma, Apple Store] but is more well known for its unique boutique shops. While enjoying the Downtown Atmosphere, don't miss Fleur De Coco, an incredible chocolate shop with divine desserts. If you are looking for mall shopping, 15 minutes away you will find Valley Fair shopping center, and across the street is Santana Row. Everything from Macy's to high end designer stores can be found there. A personal favorite is the Free People shop at Santana Row. While there, try one of the amazing restaurants. Pizza Antiqua and Straits Cafe are my personal favorites.

If you are a foodie, you are headed to the right place. There are literally too many restaurants to name them all in Los Gatos. Some standouts: Forbes Mill Steakhouse [excellent steaks], Thai Spice [reasonably priced but delicious], Andale [excellent "fast" but healthy Mexican food], Juicy Burgers [try the salted caramel shake], Lou's Diner [great for a HUGE breakfast, but expect a wait on weekends], Manresa [made famous by being granted two Michelin stars], Opa [less expensive Greek, but still delish], Dio Decka [more expensive Greek, also delish], and Aldo's [excellent Italian].

Hosted by Laurel

Joined in September 2015
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I am a single mom who has lived in Los Gatos for over 20 years. I work from home [mostly] and when I'm not enjoying my home, I love to travel. My fiancée Pete helps out with hosting and you can always ask him for help. My latest passion and hobby is interior decorating. I absolutely love it! I started in the Master Bedroom and I can't wait for you to see what I've done with it. I'm moving on to the rest of the house now- one room at a time. I enjoy painting furniture, shopping, and designing the space. I have a furnished studio apartment that I also rent out as a short term rental. I am a quiet person and I generally work long hours. I love speaking to well traveled and intelligent people. I know we are going to get along fine. If you need quiet and to be left alone, I have no problem with that. If you have questions, I'll be happy to help if I can. I love to be a hostess, it is one of my favorite things. My goal is to help make your stay as enjoyable as I can. I want you to love my town as much as I do.
I am a single mom who has lived in Los Gatos for over 20 years. I work from home [mostly] and when I'm not enjoying my home, I love to travel. My fiancée Pete helps out with hostin…


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House rules

Check-in: After 6:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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