An 1875 home in the Hensley National Historic District. Comfortably updated inside with modern decor. Just one block from Japantown's restaurants. One mile (1.6 km) from the center of San Jose and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from San Jose Convention Center.
Stay in our 1875 home in the Hensley National Historic District. Just one block away from Japantown's restaurants and shops. The interior was remodeled after a fire in the 1970s, the decor is modern. Electricity, cable, and Internet access accommodate contemporary guests to Silicon Valley with all their gadgets. Off-street parking for one vehicle. Bonnie does research in California history for a living and is a great resource for discovering places that predate the PC and the iPod.
All but one locked downstairs room will be yours during your stay: three bedrooms and a full bath upstairs; downstairs are a kitchen, half bath, a living room and an office.
Steve and I live around the corner. We will meet you with the keys upon arrival. After that, we will let you have your privacy, but we are available by phone or text if you need any assistance.
Our neighborhood has many feral cats. I feed about six of them each day at the back door. Some are very friendly. You are welcome to hang out with them outside and pet them, but do not let them into the house under any circumstances.
No shoes inside home.
Please be considerate of noise that might disturb our next-door neighbors.
I live in an 1875 farmhouse north of downtown. Its first owner was Horace S. Foote, a journalist who wrote a history of the Santa Clara Valley in 1888 called "Pen Pictures from the Garden from the World." Before World War II, what's now the Silicon Valley was carpeted with orchards and berry fields.
I love to garden, because the valley's climate is still just as wonderful as it was in 1888.
My Airbnb listing is a cottage I recently purchased around the corner from my house. The backyard garden is evolving, and you might see me puttering around back there if you stay for a few days.
By trade I do historical research. My current projects are for professors at Stanford and UC Davis, both working on the history of Asian immigrants in the Santa Clara Valley.