Picturesque, Secluded Home- Orinda Minutes from Sf, Oakland.
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Orinda house description
Charming & Inviting. This warm & wonderful home features seamless in/outdoor entertaining in a serene and private setting w/ plenty of places to play & explore. Come to our wooded retreat and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Minutes away from San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Walnut Creek.
Incredible views of Orinda. Lovely large rooms w/ big windows & relaxing outdoor areas. Peaceful, and the most beautiful views you can imagine in any room of the house. Private, safe, quiet, and very comfortable. Lots of windows that look out towards mountains. Full kitchen for your enjoyment.
Perfect for visiting-professors, vacationing couples/small families, or visiting relatives, . Great for anyone looking for a relaxed Northern California experience!
Keywords: House, secluded, nature, warm, woods, picturesque.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
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There were five of us on this retreat, and we had more than enough room for all. With the peaceful brick patio for morning coffee, to the back deck/patio for dinner - everything we needed was provided. The home is very roomy, and laid out so that there are areas for quiet if needed. The neighborhood was very quiet and perfect for walking, and there was easy access to the BART, (5 minute drive) the small village with grocery store, coffee and wine shops, movie theatre and resturants. Day trips to Muir Woods, the city, Alameda Flea Market and Berkley were easy. Very clean and well maintained home. I hope to stay here again in the future and would recommend to anyone. If there was any drawback at all, it would be the very steep driveway, but after the first or second time up, we had it mastered. (F150 Longbed) Would have been NO problem with a car.
- Guest Susan (Fallon, NV)
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/14/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+.
Beautiful, well-located property in Orinda!
Beautiful, well-located property in Orinda!
I came to stay at Emily and Armando's lovely Orinda home quite by chance. I had rented a place over the hill towards San Francisco in North Berkeley, but the owner broke her ankle just before my stay and asked me to see if I could find other accommodation. How lucky I was that Emily was able to offer me their lovely home between another guest's stay and their arrival back in town, the dates fit perfectly. In the end, I enjoyed my stay in Orinda much more than the 3 days in the Berkeley property. Orinda is a small town, well-located between everything central to the Bay Area, and has a cute village atmosphere, where most people know each other. There is a Safeway a mere 2 minute drive away for groceries, and several shops, restaurants, and cafes for morning coffee within earshot! The property itself is as it appears in photos, although I think the photos don't do it justice. It is a lovely, woodsey setting with deer and squirrels and blue jays coming around to have a chat with you out the various picture windows throughout the day. It has two outdoor areas, one off the kitchen/lounge area for a barbecue or relaxing, and one off the two bedrooms for an afternoon glass of wine, viewing wildlife in the mornings. Emily was able to keep in constant contact with me via e-mail, and was able to answer any questions I had, although there were few, as the property was well-maintained and had everything I needed. Continuing up the hill from the property takes you on a quick, 20 minute wind through the Berkeley Hills into Berkeley, and so you can avoid traffic in the Caldecott. Orinda BART is a 2 minute drive away, and it is possible to park there fro 3pm until 10am for free, or 3pm Friday to 10am Monday if you go to San Francisco for the weekend. Important to note that the BART line from Orinda is direct to the city, while you have to transfer at MacArthur for most of the Berkeley lines if staying there. The house is only two turns from the main road on the back of the Berkeley Hill, so it is very well-located and easy to get to. The driveway up to the house is very narrow and steep, so I'd suggest an automatic car for ease, although I did not have any problems with the steep driveway. I have stayed in the Bay Area this time of year for the last 3 years, and enjoyed my stay at this Orinda property more than the Berkeley stays. I would happily recommend it, and will hope to stay there again next year! Thanks again Emily & family for the wonderful stay!
- Guest tequilatamm (Sydney, NSW Australia)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 08/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Jan 06 - Nov 16: $1100 per week/$4000 per month Holiday Rate/ Nov 17 - Jan 05: $1450 per week Cleaning Fee: $100. Cleaning Service Available Weekly at $100. Gardner and Utilities included
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are a married couple with two young children. We love to hike, explore and travel the world. We were born and raised and in California. Out of all the places we have been blessed to visit, we always think of California as the most wonderful.
Why the Owner Chose Orinda:
We are constant travelers, born and raised in California. We always come back and when we were searching for a house to call home in California we couldn't choose another place but this beautiful little house in Orinda. It is a perfect getaway, but just minutes from all the major bay area attractions. This property is our primary home, but when rent in while we travel. We love being here and I am sure you will too.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Orinda is perfectly located in the bay area. Surrounded by nature, yet minutes from San Francisco/Oakland/Berkeley. Orinda its self boasts a number of great restaurants just a short drive from the home, all are within walking distance should you choose. Grocery shopping, and our local starbucks, is less than a mile from the house. Orinda has many parks and trails, it makes for a great destination for the hikers and naturalists in us. The stunning trails of the Briones and Tilden Parks are a short distance away. If you are into theater, Orinda is the proud home of the California Shakespeare Theater, known throughout the USA. Starting in 2002, Orinda began hosting the Orinda Film Festival, an annual regional film festival taking place at the historic Orinda Theatre managed by Trevor McGuire. And if you want to just get out and explore the Bay Area, we are five minutes away from BART, you can hop on that and be in San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley in just minutes. Napa Valley, with its world renowned wine, is just over an hours drive from our property. Our home is a classic Orinda home, built in 1955. The home sits on a hillside, providing for wonderful views. Nature surrounds the property with native birds chirping and deer always near by. This is a truly special location. We fell in love with it at first sight and we are sure you will too. The neighborhood is extremely safe and quiet. This is a perfect home for anyone looking for a getaway, yet just a few minutes from the Bay Area's major attractions. We love this house. Our favorite thing to do there is simply relax outdoors and listen to nature. Quite often, curious dear will stroll by. It is a special place. What more can you ask for!
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Secluded and picturesque, a feeling like one is in the tree tops!
Family Room, with large bay windows overseeing the yard area.
Comfortable, yet elegant, living room.
A shot of one of the bedrooms, with access to the deck area.
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