Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In San Jose, California - Updated 2021

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Welcome to San Jose, California! Located 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. Quiet guest suite for two (from USD 142)

This lovely guest suite situated in a quiet area can comfortably accommodate two guests. It boasts a beautiful outdoor area with cozy seating and lush plants, allowing guests to enjoy a cup of coffee while they take in gorgeous views. The modern bathroom has a toilet, a shower, and complimentary toiletries for convenience. You can enjoy your favorite movie on the Smart TV before dozing off.

Serene Casita in Backyard Garden
San Jose, California, United States
596 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful outdoor space for us to enjoy breakfast and the provided for nespresso coffee
beautiful and clean air bnb bed is super comfy
very clean and cute place amenities were great and the stay was comfortable
had to breeze in and out but very comfortable
the bed was super comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable stay as always
overall very clean and cozy vibe
everything was neat and clean and tasteful
we had everything we needed the place is immaculately clean and the bed is super comfortable
the space including the outdoor shared space was very well decorated felt cozy and overall very clean
Host:
flora was an amazing host
this place was beautiful absolutely loved it and the host was easy to reach if you needed help
awesome home and awesome host will definitely book again next time i am in town
flora was super helpful and gave us all the check in details ahead of time
nice shared outdoor space with a friendly dog host was very responsive
Location:
excellent location right in the heart of san jose
the location is convenient and close to many yummy food spots
great location price and quality
appreciated not being right on the street perfectly easy check in/out
the location is perfect for downtown communication was always responsive check-in was easy
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2. Rustic home in the mountain (from USD 251)

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
296 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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3. Private guest house for four (from USD 142)

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
517 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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. Modern home with WiFi (from USD 89)

This modern rental boasts elegant and spacious interiors, easily accommodating up to three guests. If you are planning to rent a vehicle, there is free parking offered on site. The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for those who prefer to cook their own healthy meals while on vacation. There is a soft queen bed with fresh sheets and fluffy pillows to ensure a good night’s rest. Free WiFi is available for guests who want to update their social media.

Privacy + comfort in San Jose with modern tech
San Jose, California, United States
278 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy yet spacious the space offers above average amenities and thoughtful notes posted throughout the home
a nice touch is the robes in the bedroom very cozy home
Cleanliness:
very clean and modern
very clean and well maintained
very clean & beautiful home
really nice and clean place
it was a very clean and stylish place
Host:
he was a wonderful host
our host was also gracious and responsive
dimitri was a great host
thank you dimitri for being such a great host
dimitri is a great host
Location:
great location and quiet area
amazing place and great location
this place was super cute and located about a 5 minute uber ride from downtown
location in a quiet neighborhood was great
it was very close to good food options
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5. Roomy home with a kitchen

This roomy rental has its own private entrance, so you need not worry about your privacy and safety during your stay. It is situated a short walk away from restaurants and a shopping center, allowing guests to conveniently purchase any necessities. The property welcomes pets, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. You can have access to the backyard, which is a great spot for enjoying your morning coffee.

Backyard guest house
San Jose, California, United States
406 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

6. Van - San Jose evergreen cozy room with private entrance

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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7. Angelina - new single home - San Jose downtown (from USD 45)

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
123 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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
Cleanliness:
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:
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
Location:
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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8. 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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9. 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
Cleanliness:
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:
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
Location:
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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10. 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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11. 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

12. 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

13. 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!

A BEAUTIFUL ROOM W/ QUEEN BED
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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14. 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

15. 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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