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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home with a Private Garden

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oakland house description

Here is what some of our guests have had to say about Rockridge Retreat!

'Jody and Dee were very accommodating and lovely. Everything was clean and classy. Thank you for making the start of our vacation like being at a home away from home! Our daughter was so sad to go she got tears in her eyes' - The Davidson Family

'Terrific respite from the real world - especially the puppy therapy with Django! You've done a lovely job setting things up - homey and very comfortable. - The Miglore Family

'After just a week, we consider Jody a true friend and look forward to staying here again.' - The Bliss Family

'Your home was the perfect size and location for our stay. Our daughter's grandparents also joined us and they both enjoyed sitting outside in the morning and taking in the beauty of your gardens and the wonderful quiet and peacefulness. We hope we get another opportunity to come up north so we can stay in this wonderful place.' - The Vega Family

This beautifully furnished flat is nestled in the heart of the Rockridge area of North Oakland. Nearly 1500 square feet, the apartment features a renovated kitchen and bathroom, two large bedrooms, and a spacious, airy great room, which opens out onto the private patio and lush garden.

The bedrooms contain queen beds with new pillow-top mattresses and bedside lighting for those who like to read in bed.

With furnishings that lean mid-century modern, the great room includes a sitting area with a sofa bed, cozy reading nook, large dining area with a table that seats 8-10, and mini office.

The fully equipped kitchen features everything needed to make anything from a quick bite to a gourmet dinner.

Secret Garden lives up to its name with two orange trees, a Meyer lemon and a persimmon tree, as well as rose bushes, camellias and other, more exotic, plants.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            We are a 100% non-smoking property. If you are found to be smoking inside or outside the apartment you will be asked to leave with no fees refunded....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo
          • Arboretum
          • Bay/Sound
          • Marina

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

              • Town:

                Our house is nestled at the base of the Oakland Hills and just down the block from the Rockridge neighborhood....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Internet:

                    Highspeed Wireless...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Large stone fireplace with plenty of firewood provided....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Central heating will keep you cozy on cool days....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    High count cotton sheets, down comforter in a luxurious duvet....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    Ample street parking is available....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board


                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden


                  Write a review 5
                  from 9 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 5 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,575 $6,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Housekeeping $125
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included


                  If you must cancel, our cancellation policy is as follows:

                  - Within 30 days of arrival date = 50% will be refunded.

                  - 30 days or longer from time of arrival = 100% will be refunded.

                  Reservation & Deposits - A $500 deposit secures your reservation.

                  The balance and damage deposit are due 10 days before your arrival.

                  All payments are made through PayPal. We do not accept E-Checks.

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                  Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Oakland International Airport
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Jack London Square - Ferry Terminal
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Oakland / 2nd Street - Amtrak
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  CA - 24
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Numerous Bars and Restaurants - Rockridge
                  180 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Tahoe Ski Area
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Claremont Country Club
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Numerous Restaurants and Bars - Rockridge

                  Car: Recommended

                  The area's main thoroughfare, College Avenue, is just 2 blocks away and is a popular destination that draws people from throughout the Bay Area. Lined with atmospheric cafes, gourmet restaurants and bakeries, independent bookstores and charming shops,

                  College Avenue is also home to the Rockridge BART station. BART offers direct trains to downtown San Francisco (20 minutes) and SFO (45 minutes). Direct busses to downtown Berkeley and the University of California campus also run frequently down College Avenue. And, if you’re driving, unrestricted street parking and freeway access 2 blocks away make this flat a perfect location.

                  Oakland Ranked #5 Top Destination by New York Times!!

                  Listed ahead of Tokyo and just behind London, Oakland ranked #5 (by New York Times 2012 Travel Section) among must-visit global destinations. The Times chose Oakland as a top destination because of the city’s renowned chefs, who are attracting more chefs all the time.


                  Manager info

                  About: In creating Secret Garden, your hosts, Dee and Jody, have combined their carpentry and interior design skills to create the kind of vacation experience and homey atmosphere they would like for themselves. Their street is lined with refurbished older homes, inhabited by warm, friendly neighbors. They share their abode with the lovable black Lab, Django. We all look forward to welcoming visitors from around the globe. Your reservation and any inquiries will be handled by Melissa Burnley of Bella Bay Vacation Rentals.

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                  Speaks: english


                  $225 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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