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Luxury East Bay Hills Home with Spectacular S F Bay Views

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.The evening view from our living room.

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Last updated: 08/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Not in San Francisco but just across the bay. Over a bridge by car/bus or through a tunnel on BART, and in as little as 30 minutes you are in Baghdad by the Bay!

My 1930 mediterranean house sits next to Berkeley in the hills of El Cerrito overlooking the entire San Francisco bay, directly opposite the golden gate bridge as you can see in the panorama on my website.

A quiet retreat in the East Bay, it is only a 10 minute drive from downtown Berkeley and CAL, or just over 30 mins to San Francisco and all the city has to offer. If you prefer, the safe, clean and convenient Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system the station is just minutes away which connects to Berkeley, San Francisco and SFO. You can also get buses to berkeley and other directions from the station. The Express bus stop for downtown San Francisco is 2 blocks further. The BART station is also by El Cerrito Plaza - a new, well designed mall with grocery stores (including Trader Joe's), assorted stores, restaurants and cafes.
If you are working or vacationing in the Bay area, El Cerrito provides an ideal centralized location



If you are working or vacationing in the bay area, el cerrito provides an ideal centralized location


The house has one queen bedroom with the second bedroom fitted as an office with a murphy bed so i limit occupancy to two people.

Enter through a wooden gate into my serene private front garden. Inspired by oriental landscaping you can relax on the slate and redwood terracing. Listen to the wind in the bamboo or the trickle of the fountain in the pond. This is a perfect warm weather spot for sunny morning coffee, or soothing afternoon shade. The cool tiled entry hall with its english art deco chinoiserie lantern leads into the morning room.

Relax and enjoy the morning sun and views of the garden through the arched windows. The ceiling light in this room is french art deco and the wall lights are original to the house. If you enjoy entertaining then the dining room with its stylish original art deco table which folds out to comfortably seat 6 and the italian dining chairs will serve you well. Asian antiques and fine english and american artwork complement the mood. Cooking and entertaining

The kitchen features a gas stovetop with convection oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and - as i enjoy cooking and entertaining - every convenience and appliance you could wish for.

Now enter the spacious living room with a wall of windows framing the san francisco bay view. A bistro table with chairs provides an ideal spot for breakfast or any casual meal.

Comfortable seating, large screen tv, dvd and vcr plus a gas flamed fireplace mean that summer and winter you can enjoy magnificent views or the best in entertainment from the comfort of your own space. The golden gate bridge lies directly across the water and at certain times of the year the sun sets directly behind it. To the right is beautiful mount tamalpais with its wooded slopes and breathtaking views. Open the french doors and relax on the large slate floored deck. The stainless steel cabled railing leaves the view stunningly unobstructed.

Stairs lead down to the laundry room and the spacious rear garden.

In the main bedroom overlooking the garden you will enjoy a plush queen size bed, restful nights and birdsong in the morning. The second bedroom i use as my office. Should you need to work there is plentiful desk space with computer and internet connections. For a break watch the squirrels chasing each other along the fence and through the trees just outside the window. There is a double murphy bed which folds down to provide a comfortable night's sleep.

Both bedrooms have ample closet space and an antique chest of drawers in each. They are separated by the bathroom which i have restored to its original deco condition. It has a lovely deep original tub, and shower.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking allowed outside in garden and on deck...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is wheelchair accessible but the shower is over the tub. There is an attachable handrail supplied to help get in the bath if necessary....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Water View

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    on street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free calls within north America....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2017
6 night min stay
$158
$950 $2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$400 ($200 security and $200 rent) to confirm booking. Balance due 6o days before your stay.

IF YOU CANCEL ALL YOUR PAYMENTS WILL BE REFUNDED LESS $100 HANDLING FEE, IF I CAN RERENT MY HOME.


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Last updated: 08/07/2015
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Train
BART

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose El Cerrito:
This is a Mediterranean style stucco house built in 1930 with many original details. In the hills of El Cerrito we look directly across the Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge. A wonderful location for relaxing, enjoying trips in to the City and the surrounding Wine Country and other sights


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • .The evening view from our living room.

    .The evening view from our living room.

  • .The Living Room

    .The Living Room

  • The Golden Gate Bridge.

    The Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Your fully equipped kitchen

    Your fully equipped kitchen

  • Our deco dining table which folds out to seat six.

    Our deco dining table which folds out to seat six.

  • .Looking from the dining room to the morning room

    .Looking from the dining room to the morning room

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Office and 2nd bedroom

    Office and 2nd bedroom

  • .The front garden and sitting area

    .The front garden and sitting area

  • .Sunset, SF Bay ..... and cocktails

    .Sunset, SF Bay ..... and cocktails

  • Our view of San Francisco, The Golden Gate and The Bay

    Our view of San Francisco, The Golden Gate and The Bay

  • .Living room

    .Living room

  • .A comfy chair and a great view

    .A comfy chair and a great view

  • .A bistro table and chairs for a casual meal

    .A bistro table and chairs for a casual meal

  • Glasses and dinnerware galore!

    Glasses and dinnerware galore!

  • Dining table opened

    Dining table opened

  • The morning room

    The morning room

  • The bedroom

    The bedroom

  • .Office with murphy bed

    .Office with murphy bed

  • Our large deck from off the living room with a panoramic view of the Bay

    Our large deck from off the living room with a panoramic view of the Bay

  • .The fog moves in to Marin County and Mt Tamalpais

    .The fog moves in to Marin County and Mt Tamalpais

  • The Pyramid and B of A buildings peering above the fog

    The Pyramid and B of A buildings peering above the fog

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Speaks: english
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