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Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location

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Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oakland house description

Beautiful, architecturally significant Arts and Crafts house. Located in North Oakland, not far from the Berkeley border.

It was recently designated a 'Heritage Property' by the City of Oakland. It is named 'The Walter Upward House' after its first owner, who commissioned his spec house with the Strang Brother Builders. Mr. Upward's headstone may be found at the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery, 5 blocks away. (Mountain View is like a park, and it is not a surprise that it was designed by Fredrick Olmstead, the landscape architect of Central Park.)

The house, 1888 sf, on a 6029 sf lot, is two blocks off Piedmont Avenue. (The location is North Oakland, NOT Piedmont). It is on a four-block street in a wonderful neighborhood, deemed extremely desirable by local realtors, who refer to living here as 'The Piedmont Avenue Lifestyle'.

'Walter' has two full bathrooms and a half bath. The largest of the bathrooms has a center-fill, oversize, symmetrical tub, found is upscale homes and mansions of the early 20th century. It also possesses two pedestal 'lavatories' (sinks), a round-tank toilet, and a footbath. The smallest of the bedrooms has its own half bathroom and a queen sleeper sofa. The brand new, sage-colored 'American Leather' sleeper sofa in the living room, is king sized and extremely comfortable.

Two of Walter's three bedrooms are large. The third bedroom is small, but has its own private half-bath. A high end, comfortable leather king sleeper sofa is in the living room.

Piedmont Avenue has a movie theater w/ 3 screens, wonderful restaurants (the best of them recently opened by students of Alice Waters: Dopo, Adesso, Gregoire's & Cesar's), La Farine Bakery, Cafe Trieste, Peets, a Russian Deli, flower shops, beauty shops, coffee shops, gift stores and historic Piedmont Grocery with its terrific meat market. Citibank, Wells Fargo, St. Leos Catholic church are on Piedmont Avenue, and the post office is a block and a half off away.

But most importantly: FENTONS Creamery is 3 blocks away!!!!

In the other direction is a shopping center with Safeway, a CVS drug store, coffee shops, Bank of America and Chase banks are here also.

The house has a walk score of 98! It is a walkers paradise.

UC Berkeley is 2.2 miles away. School of the Arts and Kaiser Oakland are a 10-minute walk away. Trans Bay and downtown Oakland transportation is a 2 block walk.

North Oakland has plenty of parking (unlike San Francisco.) Plus at Walter Upward, you get 3 off-street parking spaces.

North Oakland has the benefit of temperate weather most all year round.

There is a filtered view of the Golden Gate bridge from the upper floor.





Keywords: Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba Arts & Crafts house in excellent neighborhood

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Only well-behaved dogs allowed. No puppies, or dogs who are not housebroken. Crates needed....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            comfortable, queen-sized ...moreless

          • King size beds (2), queen-sized sleeper Sofa (1), High quality, king-sized, American Sleeper leather sofa bed located in living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            canola oil, olive oil, sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, other vinegars, soy sauce, flour, sugar, salt and many kinds of spices and herbs....moreless

          • Dining:

            Very large table with lots of chairs. Heather dinnerware, placemats and cloth napkins available....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            2 full sets of dinnerware. One set Sand and Sea by Heath....moreless

          • Stove:

            New 36' premiere pro...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            With gold filter...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Very large living room with lots of seating and chairs. Large built-in window seating...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            3-piece set of towels supplied for each guest...moreless

          • Parking:

            Generally easy on-street parking available....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bed, bath & kitchen linens provided...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            3 off street parking spots...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            front-loader...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            (3) Three phones in house w/ free national calls....moreless

          • Wireless Internet
          • Free Long Distance
          • Broadband Access
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Patio in backyard w/ pick nick table. Right next to large garden w/ seasonal fruits, and herbs....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic

          Activities

          • Museums
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Fitness Center
          • Medical Services
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Scenic Drives
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Walking
          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Basketball Court
          • Synagogues
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Festivals
          • Boating
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Cycling
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer
          Jun 15 - Sep 30, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $325 $350
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          $2,180

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          Fall
          Oct 1 - Jun 30, 2015
          31 night min stay

          $4,800

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $15
          • cleaning fee $150
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          cleaning fee


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Last updated: 07/26/2014
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          Location

          5 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Oakland International Airport
          2 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          80, 580 and 24 are all close

          Car: Recommended

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2001


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.

            Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.

          • Living room w/ king leather comfortable sleeper sofa on right.

            Living room w/ king leather comfortable sleeper sofa on right.

          • Dining room, living room in background; Expandable table w/ 10 chairs available

            Dining room, living room in background; Expandable table w/ 10 chairs available

          • Dining room with four art shades.

            Dining room with four art shades.

          • Downstairs Master bedroom w/ king bed, lots of windows and walk in closet.

            Downstairs Master bedroom w/ king bed, lots of windows and walk in closet.

          • Large master bedroom w/ king-sized bed

            Large master bedroom w/ king-sized bed

          • 'Pill box' toilet and footbath. Kids love it!

            'Pill box' toilet and footbath. Kids love it!

          • Looking into full bath w/ shower, heated marble floor

            Looking into full bath w/ shower, heated marble floor

          • White wisteria entertwined with roses on backyard trellis (during May)

            White wisteria entertwined with roses on backyard trellis (during May)

          • Walter's front porch is very wide

            Walter's front porch is very wide

          • window seats,  32' Ldtv w/ wifi, internet conn. & unltd. long distance (dometic)

            window seats, 32' Ldtv w/ wifi, internet conn. & unltd. long distance (dometic)

          • lots of light in kitchen

            lots of light in kitchen

          • Tall dresser. Hemp window coverings filter light but maintain privacy

            Tall dresser. Hemp window coverings filter light but maintain privacy

          • Downstairs master bathroom w/ 2 sinks, and marble floor.

            Downstairs master bathroom w/ 2 sinks, and marble floor.

          • Double-ended bathtub w/ shower (from ceiling). Marble floor has radiant heating.

            Double-ended bathtub w/ shower (from ceiling). Marble floor has radiant heating.

          • Upstairs ensuite bedroom w/ king bed, Japanese dresser ('tansu').

            Upstairs ensuite bedroom w/ king bed, Japanese dresser ('tansu').

          • Big backyard with BBQ, picknick table, 2  sets of tables & chairs

            Big backyard with BBQ, picknick table, 2 sets of tables & chairs

          VRBO #311515

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          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

          $160 - $350 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 07/26/14
          Minimum stay: 2-31 nights
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