13 Top Airbnbs In San Jose, California

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San Jose is the third-largest city in California, yet many people are unfamiliar with what this city has to offer and the many reasons why it’s worth visiting. Here in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a gateway to the Bay Area of Northern California and a diverse and sunny destination with an eclectic food scene. After you check out San Jose’s shopping on Santana Row, local wineries, hiking trails, and downtown district nightlife, come back to one of these top-rated Airbnbs to make yourself at home.


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A peaceful cottage tucked into the city

Fat Squirrel Cottage

The Fat Squirrel Cottage is a peaceful farmhouse behind the host’s home in San Jose. It has a private entrance, fast Wi-Fi, a queen-size bed, living room, kitchen, and outdoor dining area in the garden. The cottage is just over 500 square feet in size and near historic homes in the St. Leo’s neighborhood. It’s close to the airport, which is convenient for travelers but can create some noise as well.

Kick back and relax on a nice day

Serene Two-Bedroom Bungalow

There are entire residential homes for rent in San Jose on Airbnb, such as this one with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The home is centrally located between the major highways and also less than 10 minutes from the airport, convention center, stadium, and downtown. With this rental, you’ll get a stocked kitchen, smart TVs, fast Wi-Fi, and professionally cleaned space. The backyard is shared with guests from two other units that are detached from this house. However, each unit has a separate entrance and dedicated parking spots. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental home.

Such a great design with plenty of privacy

Private King Bed Master Suite with Jacuzzi Jet Tub

For an affordable San Jose stay, you can also rent a private room in a residential home, such as this Airbnb option for two guests. It is a newly built space with a king-size bed, comfy mattress, work desk and chair, computer setup, fast internet, and UV light sanitizer. There is also a Jacuzzi jet tub with a heater for guests to use. You have a guaranteed parking space in the backyard and a private entry door from the back. This suite is part of the main house, but you won’t have access to the main house or to a kitchen.

New appliances and lots of light

Comfortable Whole Home on Two-House Lot

Many people have stayed at this San Jose rental house and rate it very highly on Airbnb. It’s a light-filled home with new appliances and furniture that is located at the rear of the host’s property. The pet-friendly home is in a diverse neighborhood and offers easy access to highways and public transit. This is a good rental for up to four guests because there are two bedrooms (each with queen-size beds) and one bathroom.

Private Suite with Kitchenette in Craftsman Home

Private Suite with Kitchenette in Craftsman Home

This Airbnb suite is a second-floor bedroom that comes with access to a spa-like bathroom and kitchenette. It is 10 minutes from the airport and convention center, and you can walk downtown from here. The room is located in a 1916 Craftsman home and accessed via a side entrance and up a flight of stairs. Guests enjoy the Zen garden, the outdoor seating area, and all the natural light in the home. You can use the basic kitchenette appliances and laundry room onsite, while street parking is plentiful.

Three-Bedroom Central Downtown Home

Three-Bedroom Central Downtown Home

When you’re in San Jose, consider staying at this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house for up to seven people that is a modern Craftsman home. It is in the heart of downtown and about 1,200 square feet in size. You’ll have great access to local attractions and have new furnishings and appliances here. Features of the rental home are the fully equipped kitchen, new TV, Wi-Fi, laundry room, and parking space.

Right in the heart of Silicon Valley

Charming Home Near San Jose Downtown/SAP/Airport

Up to five guests can stay in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom San Jose home and explore the best of Silicon Valley. It is less than 15 minutes from all the local attractions and also close to the major freeways. This home is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized for guests’ safety and about 1,100 square feet in size. The bedrooms have queen-size mattresses, there’s a loft with a sofa bed, and there is also an extra queen-size air mattress available. Other features of the home are the modern bathrooms, laundry machines, free parking, workstation, TV with Netflix, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can also use the front and back yards, where you’ll find a patio set and BBQ grill.

A fun tiny house for a unique vacation

Tiny Luxury in San Jose

Another fun tiny home option is this Airbnb rental that sleeps up to three people in San Jose. It is near downtown and a great spot for either business or leisure travel. You’ll have a private bedroom, functional kitchen, bathtub/shower combo, and private backyard here. Details of the space include a queen-size bed, smart TV, Keurig coffeemaker, microwave/cooktop/toaster, and basic breakfast provided. Free street parking is available for guests who stay here.

Experience the tiny house lifestyle here

Gorgeous Rustic Modern Tiny House with Chef’s Kitchen

It’s fun to stay in this brand-new tiny house in Japantown/downtown San Jose when you want to stay affordably in Silicon Valley. The tiny home has a full kitchen and is ideal for one or two people. There is also a small sofa bed for a child to stay here with parents. The home is about 250 square feet in size and within walking distance of shopping, grocery stores, and restaurants. Features of the home include a dining area for two to three people, a stocked bathroom, smart TV, Wi-Fi, and assorted drinks and snacks provided. It’s a detached and private home adjacent to the main house on the property, and you’ll have access to front yard space.

A great upstairs room for your trip

Ivory Room – Naglee Park, Downtown San Jose

The Ivory Room is available to rent on Airbnb and a nice option for one or two people. It’s an affordable rental with a queen-size bed in a 1908 Craftsman home. The host provides coffee and a light, self-serve breakfast for guests. The rental also has Wi-Fi and plenty of closet space. Common shared spaces are the living room, family room, back patio, dining room, kitchen and front porch. There is an outdoor dog and indoor cat living on the property.

Downtown San Jose Oasis

Downtown San Jose Oasis

This beautifully landscaped property is right in the downtown area and totally private with no shared spaces. The rental home gets lots of natural light and has hardwood floors and cathedral ceilings. It’s a great space for two people and has a queen-size bed and an affordable price. There is also one bathroom, a dining room, kitchen, living room, and backyard. Keep noise levels down after 9pm at this northern San Jose home to be respectful of the neighbors.

Spacious, bright, and private

One Bedroom in Downtown San Jose

With this Airbnb rental, you’ll get a spacious and quiet duplex in downtown San Jose for your trip. There is one bedroom and one bathroom inside, as well as artwork on the walls, central heat and air-conditioning, and a kitchen with major appliances. The living room has a smart TV with basic cable and Netflix, while the space also has a work desk and Wi-Fi. This rental space is ideal for one or two people and is within walking distance of City Hall.

All the comforts of home in a Victorian house

Bedroom in SJ Downtown Victorian Home, Jade

Solo travelers enjoy staying in this private room in a charming Victorian home that has high ceilings and lovely décor. The private bedroom is in a three-bedroom house and comes with a queen-size bed, reading chair, small desk, nightstand, and a small cabinet for guests. There is a shared bathroom, kitchen, living/dining area, laundry machines, and backyard patio here. You can typically find street parking easily while staying here. The host also provides a smart TV and free Wi-Fi. There are other people living downstairs below the rental unit, so keep noise levels down.

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