In general, this Northern California city reeks of high-end status, what with all of the vineyards, Silicon Valley and higher than average rental prices. There can only be one top dog in the elite rental community, though, and that award goes to whoever holds the lease on the Residence 2 Luxury unit in Rosewalk Apartment Homes, which rings in at $10,000 per month.
Situated in South San Jose
Found in the ultra-desirable Santa Clara Valley, the southern area of San Jose is amazing even if wine isn't your thing. Simply put, it's darn near impossible to surpass the incredible views and general ambiance of the neighborhood. And if you do like wine, well that's just aces!
Not surprisingly, the area is also ideal for outdoorsy people, thanks to the preponderance of local parks. Almaden Quicksilver County Park is one such option, with 37 miles of hiking trails, 30 miles of equestrian trails and catch-and-release fishing, among many other available activities. Rosewalk is also super close to the popular Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, which hosts a bevy of concerts and other events all year long.
So, whether you're into car shows or musical theater, the fairgrounds have got you covered. Bonus: The property is also a short jaunt over to the light rail, making the rest of San Jose easily accessible, as well, without ever having to crank your own ignition.
The unit itself
The Residence 2 Luxury unit at Rosewalk does a lot with its space. In total, the rental has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms within its 1,070 square feet. It also comes standard with oversized walk-in closets, a fireplace and fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances. The two porches/balconies make it easy to enjoy the breathtaking area views at any time of the day or night.
All the amenities
Why take a vacation when Rosewalk offers amazing amenities right at home? Residents and their guests relax happily at either of the two, resort-style lap pools, which feature expansive sundecks for extra Vitamin D.
There are also two hydro-spas for serious water therapy, perfect following a tough workout at the 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center on-site. In addition, Rosewalk boasts a gorgeous outdoor pavilion, equipped with heaters for those cooler days and nights, plus two outdoor barbecues and even a pizza oven! Wash it all down thanks to the complimentary refreshment bar located in the clubhouse, which is stocked on the regular with gourmet coffee, bottled water, tea and hot cocoa.
Renters within the Rosewalk community also enjoy a few extra services unique to the property. First, each tenant can choose a complementary accent wall to add a bit of individual flair to the place. The community helps the renter to choose a color and location within the unit, then takes care of all of the actual work involved.
Rosewalk is also extremely pet-friendly, with treats in the clubhouse and waste stations scattered throughout the property to make walks as easy as possible. They don't have any weight maximums, either, although there are some breed restrictions. One super cool twist: Any tenant who adopts a pet from a local shelter can be reimbursed by Rosewalk up to $250!
Another enviable service that Rosewalk provides is “Valet Waste," which is a fancy way of saying that you can put your trash and recycling outside your front door and someone else will pick it up. Unlike your trash, this service does not stink. Also, if you head out of town just let management know. They'll handle mail, packages and even water your plants if you want. Now that's service!
What $10,000 can also get you
Sometimes it's hard to visualize just how much $10,000 is worth. Here are some examples of what else that kind of coin can pay for:
- 1.7 years' worth of tuition for an in-state resident at San Jose State University
- 50 San Jose Sharks Men's Adidas Authentic Home Jerseys (at $200 a pop)
- 500 pounds of tuition
- 581 hardcover copies of “Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography"
- The adoption fees for 133 dogs (or cats!) at the Silicon Valley Humane Society
Sure, some of those are more admirable ways to spend a pile of money than others, but they're all pretty fun in their own ways. Just don't eat all that chicken at once.
Other luxe units in the area
Perhaps Rosewalk is a little too much apartment (or rent) for you. There are other amazing luxury-level apartments available for rent in San Jose. Here are a few potential places:
- Santana Heights at Santana Row: Four bedrooms for $6,109/month
- Ascent Apartments: Two-bedroom mezzanine unit for $6,081/month
- Crescent Village: Three bedrooms for $5,595/month
- North Park: Three bedrooms for $5,535/month
- Woodland Meadow: Three bedrooms for $5,174/month
Still too pricey for your purposes? There are plenty of other apartments to be had in San Jose that don't require Apple executive-type pay grades.
The San Jose way
If luxury living in the tech capital of the world is what you're after, there's no better unit than this two-bedroom in Rosewalk. The floor plan is as elite as they come among all San Jose apartments, which is a good thing because, for $10,000 a month, it better be!