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Rockridge Hills Custom House

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Custom home in Rockridge area of Oakland. Close to BART and easy freeway access, but quiet neighborhood.
Beautiful gardens, peaceful and quiet backyard.
Great place for wedding pictures with some special touches - metal sculptures, hanging ski chair....
very large yard for kids to play. Park and tennis courts close by. Ample parking, and level in access to main floor through garage.
Note: Bedrooms are on 2nd floor

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pet free house - we had a dog up until 4 years ago, and she was a short-hair, non shedding breed, so there should be no issues with pet allergies...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    access to main floor living areas only (via garage) - all bedrooms only have stair access...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    with ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Futon bed/couch - big screen TV...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    on lower level...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Day bed converts to pop-up King size...moreless

  • Master BR: King size bed; Guest Room 1: Double/Full Futon; Guest Room 2: Queen Bed Guest Room 3: Twin/Trundle Bed - converts to 2 twin or King size Additional Bedroom (#5) on lower level has twin bed, Baby Cribs (1) Can arrange pack and play type 'crib' if requested,...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Double sinks; privacy door between sinks and shower/toilet ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    sink...moreless

  • Powder Room=Main floor: toilet

    toilet and sink...moreless

  • Lower floor/cellar powder room: toilet

    toilet and sink...moreless

  • two full baths and two half baths

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeper comes every two weeks for Main floor, 3 baths, and Master Bedroom. Additional services can be arranged. There is a wonderful costume closet for children and adults too! Also knok hockey, and marble football....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    scrabble (of course); monopoly, life, apples to apples, set, knok hockey, marble football. and more...moreless

  • Music Library:

    lots of CDs, selection of records...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    AT&T U-verse pay per view available but will be charged to guest Free netflix...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TVs in Kitchen, Family Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Room 1 ...moreless

  • Toys:

    farm, cardboard blocks, dolls, dress up closet bath toys ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    also have Netflix subscription...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining room seats 10-12 Kitchen table seats 10-12 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    b/w laser printer color ink jet printer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Two car garage - with remotes, okay for compact cars or small SUV...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    US ONLY- NOT OVERSEAS... ...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage with remotes; compacts or small SUVs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    furnace for upper/bedroom floor, and separate furnace for main floor and lower floor...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    fireplace and Steinway grand piano...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 car garage for two small cars, and space in driveway for 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 cars in garage, 2 cars in lower driveway, 2 cars in upper driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and long distance - no charge overseas - will be charged...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fireplaces in Living Room and Family Room Be aware of no--burn days. Any tickets will be deducted from deposit....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker; french press, melitta, italian stove top espresso maker, coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    most everything you need is available, but please replace if used up. sugar, salt, pepper, meat rubs, oils, vinegars, foils, saran wrap, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    double wall oven 5 burner cook top toaster oven toaster Gas Barbeque Charcoal barbeque with chimney starter...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck on main floor with access from Living Room and Kitchen Deck on Upper floor with access from Master Bedroom Brick patio at front entry area Slate patio at back with access from Family Room...moreless

  • Golf:

    several public courses close by Tilden, Metropolitan, Montclair (9 hole), Lake Chabot...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    gorgeous outdoor spaces - front and rear...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill on rear deck; charcoal weber on front patio ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    courts at base of street, and several others, including lighted ones 7 minutes away...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall
Jul 1 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$475
$3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning: $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please confirm rates with us by email....

Standard Daily rate is $500 per night for two nights, and $475 per night for three to 6 nights.

Weekly rate is $3000. Minimum stay is generally 2 nights, but during May and June it is 3 night minimum stay.

All rates include City Tax.

Payment in full by check 30 days in advance of stay

Security/Damage Deposit of $500 (usually) - payable within 7 days of booking request. Refunded within 7 days of checkout. You will receive a contract outlining dates for refunds of rental and deposit amounts.

Extra guests over 8 may be accommodated for extra fee.


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tilden
1 Miles
Nearest Train
BART-Rockridge Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 24, and Route 13
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants on College Ave.

Car: Recommended

Rockridge Area of Oakland offers easy access to SF and wine country. College Ave. shops, restaurants, BART to SF 15 min. walking distance; very close to UC Berkeley walking (2.5 miles) or 5 min. car ride. Custom home area, built in 1990s, but with traditional charm and many different architectural styles.

There are 3 public tennis courts at the end of our street, as well as a large park/field for soccer, softball/baseball. In the nearby hills, there are many hiking/biking trails in places like Tilden Park and Redwood Park.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We are retired and love to travel. We are originally from New York area, but love the Bay Area. We appreciate the outdoors, and are active in tennis, skiing, and biking, as well as volunteering in the community. We have done numerous exchanges over the last 5 years and our guests have been very happy here.

Why the Owner Chose Oakland:
We love our house, and you will too. It is elegant, but comfortable, with excellent access. The backyard is wonderfully peaceful, and is also a great entertaining space. The house is spacious with lots of special touches. There is a Steinway M grand piano in Living Room, big screen TV with surround sound, speakers and stereo in family room with speakers to backyard, stereo speakers into Living room, kitchen, master bedroom. Two fireplaces and wood provided. Our backyard and front gardens are spectacular and peaceful. Computer and high speed internet available. We have both mountain and road bikes available. Also, basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs and bats, frisbees, etc. And a toy closet with patty playpal dolls...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Front patio is wonderful for reading newspaper in a.m., back deck has beautiful sunsets, and yard is private, peaceful, and very large for this area. We have great neighbors as well, who are always available. Depending on the season, you will be able to pick tomatoes, chard, apples, figs, lemons, limes, myriad of spices, and of course, a plethora of flowers. Overall, a great combination of city and country living. Deck off kitchen to view wonderful sunsets and have cocktail hour.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Front View of house.

    Front View of house.

  • Living room, with entrance to the rear deck

    Living room, with entrance to the rear deck

  • Kitchen, with entrance to the rear deck

    Kitchen, with entrance to the rear deck

  • Master bedroom, with small sitting deck

    Master bedroom, with small sitting deck

  • Guest Bedroom #2, with double bed / futon, sitting area and HD TV

    Guest Bedroom #2, with double bed / futon, sitting area and HD TV

  • Guest Bedroom #3 with Queen bed

    Guest Bedroom #3 with Queen bed

  • Guest BedRoom #4
Computer and Twin trundle bed

    Guest BedRoom #4 Computer and Twin trundle bed

  • Lower family / TV room, with entrance to rear patio, and bathroom

    Lower family / TV room, with entrance to rear patio, and bathroom

  • Guest bedroom #5, on the lower level. Private door leads to rear patio.

    Guest bedroom #5, on the lower level. Private door leads to rear patio.

  • Rear deck off the kitchen and living rooms. Weber gas grill in background.

    Rear deck off the kitchen and living rooms. Weber gas grill in background.

  • Primary patio on lower level.  Weber charcoal grill.

    Primary patio on lower level. Weber charcoal grill.

  • Back yard
Dry Creek/gravel/plantings

    Back yard Dry Creek/gravel/plantings

  • Steinway Baby Grand Piano in the living room

    Steinway Baby Grand Piano in the living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom #2 has a 52' Samsung TV with soundbar.

    Bedroom #2 has a 52' Samsung TV with soundbar.

  • Guest bedroom #4 with
Twin DayBed/Trundle
pop-up trundle=King bed

    Guest bedroom #4 with Twin DayBed/Trundle pop-up trundle=King bed

  • Main Bath (not master bath)
Sink and Shower areas separated by sliding door

    Main Bath (not master bath) Sink and Shower areas separated by sliding door

  • Living area on the lower level - with an entrance to the rear patio

    Living area on the lower level - with an entrance to the rear patio

  • Front Patio with seating, plants and our herb garden

    Front Patio with seating, plants and our herb garden

  • View of rear yard from deck. Accessible via steps from deck, or path along side

    View of rear yard from deck. Accessible via steps from deck, or path along side

  • Additional seating area in lower patio among the plants and flowers. Park-like.

    Additional seating area in lower patio among the plants and flowers. Park-like.

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