Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In San Jose, California - Updated 2021

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Welcome to San Jose, California! Located in the northern side of the state in the Bay Area, San Jose is best known as the capital of Silicon Valley itself, and the city is now home to multiple tech companies and startups, with the headquarters of some of the biggest companies including but not limited to Cisco Systems, eBay, and Adobe Systems in the area. It’s also an expensive area to live, but you don’t have to bust the wallet just to check out the area. Here’s our pick of the top Airbnbs in San Jose, California to stay in while you dive deep into the wonders of Silicon Valley!

1. Van - San Jose evergreen cozy room with private entrance (from USD 49)

Van’s cozy room is a delight to stay in, allowing guests a private entrance to its location on the second floor if they’re a little shy. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the apartment has high speed Wi-Fi throughout, and a clean and efficient laundry room for your use. The kitchen is free for your use, and an air conditioner is available in the summer while a heater is available in the winter. Van is also available at all times to answer your questions about the area should you need it.

Self checking San Jose Evergreen room N2
San Jose, California, United States
213 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable stay with lots of amenities and thoughtful touches
bed was comfortable & amenities in shared space was a nice touch
had many great local breakfast and lunch locations nearby
the bathroom and kitchen area is shared but it felt safe due to the camera and motion lights
room was okay and bed was comfortable but there was only fan
everything was clean and smelled tremendous
very clean room quiet neighborhood
clean room and comfortable bed
the room was clean with fresh towels
very clean room safe area
van was a great host
van was a fantastic and hospitable host
great host would love to rent again
van is very responsive and the entire check-in process was very smooth
very neat host and i would definitely come back again
great location and great property ideal for my overnight stay van is super speedy in replies and very helpful
nice quiet safe location and easy to find
a lot of good places to eat and in walking distance
this place was like a dormitory in college
this is an accessible place to stay good location
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2. Angelina - new single home - San Jose downtown (from USD 55)

A cozy and roomy space, Angelina’s home is conveniently located in downtown San Jose in a peaceful, safe neighborhood. With plenty of facilities such as the HP Pavilion, restaurants, parks, art, and culture in the vicinity, you’ll be bowled over with the sheer amount there is to do here. Angelina is also available should you ever require her assistance, and assures guests of comfort with a huge bed that is perfect for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Amenities include laundry, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen.

Bluebell - Central location in downtown San Jose
San Jose, California, United States
115 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fan was really needed
very nice room with all amenities
the room was very comfortable with extra touches like a mini fridge work table tv and coffee maker
the room is clean and has nice small amenities like a kettle for hot water and tea
the room has all the necessary facilities and i liked the simple and modern decor
clean well kept place
it was clean and comfortable
nice and super clean room
the room was very clean and neat
a great clean and private room in downtown
host was also helpful
the host was very responsive and attentive
angelina was a great host
the host angelina is welcoming and very nice
angelina was an excellent host
all walking distance and safe
good downtown location and great value
is a perfect place to stay near downtown sj
angelina's house is very close to town an easy 20 minute walk to the convention center
there are several restaurants easy walking distance from the house
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3. Private guest house for four (from USD 153)

Located in a secluded area, amidst tall trees, close to two grocery stores, wineries, and have easy access to golf courses, this Airbnb vacation rental is a fully furnished wooden cabin with a loft. It features one bedroom and other sleeping arrangements in the common area, which can accommodate up to four guests, ideal for a small family, friends, or two couples. The guests will also love its open-plan concept with a modern-rustic design that will make you feel like you’re in the city, but immediately be back with nature when you stare at the windows with a view of the woods. Also, you’ll find here all the usual home features, including a seating area, dining, kitchen, and a private bathroom.

Private Guest-House in the Redwoods
Los Gatos, California, United States
461 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a cozy cottage in the redwoods we really enjoyed staying there
we enjoyed turning on the heater for a cozy time in the evening
the beds were all comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed
this place is amazing it is a unique and cozy space in some of the most beautiful redwoods
spotlessly clean and fresh inside
it was very clean upon arrival
beautiful clean and serene space
the place was extremely clean and comfortable
it was so clean quiet beautiful & relaxing
louise was an amazing host
louise was a great host and very responsive
the hosts were great and responsive
our hosts were so kind welcoming and helpful
and louise was a very kind and responsive host
the location was wonderful
beautiful location and very close to the wedding venue
it was even lovelier in person and the location is stunning
the location was amazing very nice place
this location provides the best of both worlds
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4. Rustic home in the mountain (from USD 314)

Featuring three bedrooms, this Airbnb vacation rental can accommodate up to seven guests, which is perfect for a large group, looking for some quality time in the outdoors. The house has a rustic design and surrounded by many windows, giving you the illusion that you’re one with nature. From the windows, you’ll see spectacular views of the mountains. The open-floor-plan is complete with dining, sitting area with an indoor fireplace, and a fully functional kitchen. You’ll also find here a private bathroom with a bathtub and a spacious deck with outdoor seating and a barbecue facility.

Epic Santa Cruz Mountain Views w Rustic Home
Los Gatos, California, United States
238 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house and the view from the living room are great
the house had great amenities and the main room with the kitchen and living room was spacious and cozy
personally enjoyed the jacuzzi fully stocked kitchen and extra towels and linens
there was so much room for us to all spread out yet super cozy
we arrived to a clean home with plenty of towels linens and kitchen cookware/utensils
the bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy clean and stocked
the space had huge windows in the living room and the bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean
super clean great shared spaces
heritage was an excellent host
host was very responsive and accommodating
keith was an amazing host
our interactions with the host were fantastic
heritage was very responsive and helpful
fantastic location and wonderful accommodation
great time great location we love it
great place in a beautiful location
the location is pretty awesome and perfectly situated for a partially secluded vacation
an excellent location and wonderful place to stay
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5. Masood - Willow Glen private guest house with queen bed

Masood’s private guests house contains a queen bed for ease of sleep and maximum comfort. The home is also located close to CVS, Starbucks, bars, and grocery stores. Guests can enjoy the accommodation’s strong high-speed Wi-Fi, wardrobe, towels, sheets, full bathroom (shower, tub, toilet, sink), small fridge, and microwave. Completely detached from the main house, guests have complete privacy, and can even watch TV on the HDTV with a Roku device. The Wi-Fi is said to be 8 times faster than a typical hotel room Wi-Fi service. And of course, Masood is always available to answer queries if necessary. He also owns a small shih-tzu dog that will be found in the back yard from time to time.

Willow Glen Guest House, Private Bath, 1Gb WiFi
San Jose, California, United States
209 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i appreciate how strong and reliable the wifi was and the roku tv was a nice touch
tasteful touches in terms of amenities like chargers by bed sides and fully working room with internet
easy to check in and out nice amenities and awesome wifi
the amenities are great and there's even a little space heater in case it gets cold
the mattress is very comfortable
very clean would stay again
very clean which i really appreciated it
private clean and comfortable
this place is so private clean and cozy
very clean and nice place ill definitely stay again
masood is a wonderful host
masood is a great host
masood is a great host
masood is a gracious host
the owner was quick in responding and very helpful with the whole process
very great location since it was close to everything
great location near willow glen
located in a quiet nice neighborhood with close access to highways
great walkable location in a nice neighborhood
the location is excellent
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6. Private pillow room near trains

Only a 10 minute walk from the nearest light rail station, this private pillow room is super convenient to get to and gives you easy access across the Bay area. Located near an enormous park and farmlands to explore, the room contains a comfortable queen bed, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and even a mini fridge. Even though you’re staying with a family, you’ll still have total privacy and are allowed to keep to yourself. Laundry services are available at 5 USD per load, and if you like children, all the better since you can say hi to the resident kids living in the building too. Not to mention an energetic indoor dog and a temperamental cat, making up a truly happy family you’ll be staying with.

Private Pillow Room Near Trains
San Jose, California, United States
447 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stayed here before traveling south - very convenient and comfortable spot
even with the provided fan
the bathroom is also perfect with just the right kind of amenities a traveler needs
comfortable bed nice shower flat screen tv and mini fridge in room
great room for our one night stay
very clean and comfory place
very clean and super comfortable
very comfortable bed clean bathroom
the room was very clean and contained everything described
nice clean and safe place to stay
host was friendly and responsive
they were really responsive and helpful and were willing to help me with whatever concerns i had
great space host are very friendly and keep to themselves
the bed is very nice and the host is very kind
the place is cozy and the hosts are extremely nice and accommodating
great location and great comfort
place was great location was amazing
good location close to light rail
good value for the location
great location in the san jose area
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7. Parag - private studio in downtown San Jose

Parag’s private studio in downtown San Jose makes it an incredibly convenient accommodation for access to San Jose Sate University and other public transportation. A clean studio room with a full bed and private bathroom, you’ll feel happy here as you enjoy the natural light that streams in through the windows. A relaxing space for anyone interested in visiting San Jose.

Private Studio in downtown San Jose
San Jose, California, United States
153 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no a/c but lots of windows a sliding glass door and ceiling fan help keep the room cool
very nice nice room private and quiet with amenities and combination lock door
they had good wi-fi as well
the room has a comfy bed and 2 nice chairs and it feels very calm and peaceful
it’s priced very fairly for all the well thought out touches and comfortable amenities
it was super clean and comfortable
place was clean and quaint
the place was clean and communication was great
beautiful sparkling clean cozy studio in a nice area
clean great shower and comfy bed
manju was very helpful
the hosts were friendly
parag was an excellent host
parag is a great host
thank you manju for being such a warm host
great central location near everything
cute studio with amazing location
great place near the university and downtown
this studio is located in a safe neighborhood with everything you need close by
this is an excellent location in a good neighborhood near downtown san jose
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8. Shrikrishna - beautiful townhouse near Caltrain

Shrikrishna’s townhouse has a private bedroom and comes with a front yard and a private garage. It’s incredibly convenient to travel here and out, being only 5 minutes walking distance from San Jose Caltrain station and a 5 minute drive to downtown San Jose. Right beside this accommodation is a gorgeous park that’s perfect for afternoon chill outs or for the sportier, an evening run. There is also an adorable cat that lives in the house, so cat lovers take note!

Shrikrishna - Beautiful townhouse 0.3 miles (less than 0.5 km) from Caltrain

9. David and Daria - private room

A huge room, David and Daria’s accommodation is located in a safe, quiet residential area. Guests have to use the shared bathroom for shower purposes. Basic but stylish and affordable, the accommodation comes with a fridge and microwave, although a word of warning for light sleepers – the walls are paper thin so bring earplugs! Of course, there’s free Wi-Fi throughout the place, as well as fans to keep the heat at bay. Your hosts will be more than happy to help you check in if they’re around.

David and Daria - Ha6Big Private Room, Own Toilet

10. Christine - a beautiful room with a queen bed

Christine’s room is equipped with a great queen bed, along with a mirrored closet. Located in an upscale neighbourhood on the hill, the house also contains free Wi-Fi, a small fridge, and a fan to keep you cool in the summer. Situated close to businesses, restaurants, supermarkets, and malls, guests will have a whale of a time deciding just what to start their day doing. Being on a hill also offers a unique advantage – a beautiful view from the window, and Christine will mostly keep to herself to leave you in peace…unless you have a query that is, in which case, she’s happy to help!

San Jose, California, United States
134 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy room with great views nearby
a fan was provided but the room didn’t get very warm
the room was comfortable and even had a mini fridge stocked with water which was a welcome touch
an amazing relaxing warm and comfortable place
the place was very comfortable and homey
clean bedroom and bathroom
very clean and quite room
bathroom was very clean as well
nice and clean place to stay
the room is clean and tidy
the host was very nice
she is a great host
very charming home and great host
she is always friendly and easy to communicate
the whole process was professional kind and smooth
staying at christine's place is the highlight of this trip
the neighborhood is great to walk
the house's location is vẻry nice quiet and peaceful
the neighborhood is very quiet and safe
her house is beautiful and so does its location
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11. Roslyn - cozy bedroom with private bath

Roslyn’s cozy bedroom is also, handily enough, an en-suite with its own private bathroom. Guests have full access to all of her common areas, including the living room with lots of fun ways to spend your spare time, as she offers Xfinity cable, Netflix, and two gaming consoles (xBox and PS4). Wi-Fi is available throughout the unit, as well as a washer and dryer. For those driving, there is also a parking space available. Located in a quiet and family-friendly neighborhood, expect a stay that’s clean, fuss free, and accommodating. Roslyn works in the day, but is available in the evenings to hang out or show you around if necessary.

Roslyn - Cozy bedroom with private bath

12. Justin - artsy hideout next to downtown/SJ State University

Justin’s artsy hideout is a quaint little space converted into a private apartment and perfect for quick trips if you’re visiting San Jose for a conference or short getaway. The space is clean, fresh, and rife for creatives, being a historic style Victorian house. The house is literally only a block away from San Jose State University, giving you easy access into downtown via walking, the convention center or the ever popular nightlife scene. Justin has also decorated the entire place with up-cycled, handmade art and local subcultural references, turning the space into a cozy minimal style bedroom. Justin mostly keeps to himself with his projects, but is always happy to interact and answer any questions guests might have. Do note that they are users of medicinal marijuana, so if you have issues with it, inform them before hand, not to mention a cat.

Justin - Artsy Hideout Next to Downtown/SJ State University

For any occasion...

Whether you’re here on business, visiting family and friends, or simply exploring the locale, San Jose has plenty of accommodation options for you. Just look at the many choices we’ve picked out for you, and you’ll be assured of a fuss free stay when you’re here on holiday!

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