Beautiful Home Walking Distance to Town and Bart, Easy Ride to San Francisco!
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Lafayette house description
Our beautiful and luxurious private family home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to small-town Lafayette and all of its shops and amenities as well as Bart. From the Lafayette Bart station, it is a 29 minute direct ride to downtown San Francisco. Although we are only a short distance from San Francisco, our weather is markedly warmer, providing hot sunny days and warm summer nights for your enjoyment. You will enjoy playing in our beautifully landscaped garden with hundreds of roses blooming throughout the year, sunbathing or chasing your children in our front and back yards, cooling off in our swimming pool, or relaxing in our hot tub under the stars. We have a large driveway that can accommodate 2-4 cars easily.
Our home has private access to a paved trail system of more than 20 miles, allowing you endless hours of walking/biking/hiking. We are also a 30-40 minute drive to hundreds of wineries in Napa and Sonoma county, less than one hour drive to multiple breathtaking beaches, and endless numbers of hiking trails are within miles of our house. Lafayette is a very family-friendly town with numerous parks, playgrounds, and kid-friendly restaurants and activities.
Our home is a luxurious ranch-style house with an open floor plan. All furnishings are high-end. Enjoy a large family room/kitchen/entertaining space with a top-of-the line kitchen that looks out onto a large patio with a built-in BBQ, where you can enjoy eating Al Fresco. We also have a 50 inch flat screen HDTV and wood-burning fireplace in the front entertaining room, which adjoins a small wine storage area and an intimate dining room. A fully integrated sound and media system allows you to listen to your iPod, radio, or TV channels in any of the entertaining spaces or outside on the patio or in the pool.
The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are all located in one wing of the house. The master bedroom is a large sunny room with a king Grand tempurpedic mattress, flat screen HDTV, en suite bathroom with rain shower, and walk-in closet. The master bedroom opens up via French doors to the pool and hot tub area. Enjoy another en suite bedroom with a king bed, flat screen TV, and large shower. The third bedroom has a double bed with garden-view. The fourth bedroom has a crib but a double mattress is available to be placed on the floor on request and also looks out onto the garden. A pack-n-play is also available upon request. The third and fourth bedrooms share a hallway bathroom with a bathtub. There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer located in the back of the house. There is a large separate office (potential 5th bedroom) with an additional double mattress to be put on the floor upon request.
The outdoor space is truly gorgeous - we have hundreds (possibly thousands) of roses in bloom throughout the year as well as several fruit trees. The front yard is enclosed by a picket fence and has a small-medium sized grassy space that our baby loves to explore. The large back patio is perfect for eating breakfast in the morning or dining under the stars, made more comfortable by the heat lamp when it is chilly. We have a large built-in BBQ that will allow you to grill fresh fish or steaks (that can be bought at our local Whole Foods or butcher, both walkable from our house). Our Restoration Hardware patio furniture/dining table provides seats for 10-12 people. The patio is also a perfect place for kids to play while parents can relax reading a book, making food in the kitchen, or having a glass of northern Californian wine. The patio is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, rose bushes, hedges, and fruit trees. Passing through a gate leads you to the side yard where we have a medium sized pool and hot tub that seats eight adults comfortably.
Our home would be appropriate for 2-3 couples looking for a luxurious stay close to San Francisco, or 1-2 families with children. Although luxurious, this home is kid-friendly with some childproof locks on key cupboards and a safety pool fence to prevent little ones from getting into the pool area. Because this is a private home, you will find many 'extras' not available when renting second homes, like pool toys, all kitchen utensils and basic cooking supplies, extra towels and linens (all high-end), and a well-stocked kitchen with the basics to get you started. If you are renting over the holidays, you can have Christmas-away-from home with decorations and a Christmas tree already there!
- 2800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- Master bedroom: Large and sunny with Grand Tempur-Pedic bed, flat screen HDTV, en suite bathroom with rain shower, walk-in-closet. This bedroom has French doors that open directly to the pool and hot tub area. Second bedroom: King bed with pillowtop mattress, flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with large shower, large windows with beautiful view of roses Third bedroom: Double bed with double trundle mattress underneath, appropriate for 4 small children or 2 adults. Large windows with garden view. Shares hallway bathroom with fourth bedroom. Fourth bedroom: Crib, large windows with garden view. Double or queen mattress available upon request to be put on the floor....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- All bathrooms have high-end finishes and linens.
Kitchen & Dining
Eat-in kitchen with large kitchen table seating 7, looking out onto the patio and garden. Intimate dining room around the corner provides comfortable seating for 8-10. Child's booster seat provided....moreless
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Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
Deck / Patio:
Large patio located in beautifully landscaped garden. Large Restoration Hardware outdoor dining table seating 8 adults comfortably. Heat lamp for chilly nights provide dining outside year-round....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Not Necessary
- Roller Blading
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Live Theater
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Beautiful and luxurious private family home, located within walking distance to small-town Lafayette and to Bart, with a 30 minute direct ride to downtown San Francisco. Our home has private trail access (paved) that allows you endless hours of walking, running, or biking through the beautiful Lamorinda countryside. Our home is 30-40 minutes to hundreds of wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties, 3 miles from Mt. Diablo with scenic hiking, and short drive to gorgeous beaches. Lafayette has multiple excellent restaurants, spas, grocery stores, bars, and shops, all within walking distance from our house. Many playgrounds and kid-friendly activities, all walking distance from our house....moreless
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Dream Home and Amazing Location
Dream Home and Amazing Location
You could not get a better location - right on the trail, less than 10 minute walk from restaurants, grocery stores, and the rest of downtown Lafayette including BART which is only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. On top of it this is a gorgeous house. Beautiful and comfortable! Large, spacious living area, separate wing with the bedrooms, large back yard off of the kitchen with outdoor BBQ and pool. We loved the peaceful environment.
- Guest Sunshine CB (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Dear Christine, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are happy you had a good experience in our home as we love it too. We would welcome you and your family back anytime! Thanks again! Sara and Liam
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May 20 - Jun 30, 2014
4 night min stay
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Jul 1 - Jul 12, 2014
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Jul 13 - Sep 7, 2014
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4 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Oakland International Airport at 22 Miles
- Nearest Train: Lafayette Bart Station at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: CA-24 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Multiple beaches at 40 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Round-up Saloon at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Tahoe ski resort at 177 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Multiple golf courses at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Postino Restaurant at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: This is a very special home to us. My husband and I bought this home in 2011 where we now live with our two beautiful children, aged 3 y/o and 1 y/o, and sweet but often badly behaved dog, Magoo. Although I am from Pennsylvania and my husband is from Scotland, we met in Australia while working and studying, and decided to move to northern California because the lifestyle reminded us of the one we had in Sydney. And we couldn't be happier with where we have decided to put down roots and raise our children! Our families are on the east coast and in the UK, so we do a great deal of traveling, and decided to open up our home to visitors while we are away.
Why the Owner Chose Lafayette:
The wonderful weather allows us to be outside year-round, we are a short Bart ride to one of the most fantastic cities in the world, and an easy drive to Napa and Sonoma county with endless numbers of wineries. In addition, we get the 'perks' of living in Northern California with fresh, healthy food and fantastic wine!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is walkable to everything you could possibly need while on vacation- public transportation (Bart) to San Francisco, four different grocery stores, including Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Safeway, and a local gourmet food store, banks, spas, restaurants, and boutiques. This home is special because we have PRIVATE trail access, which means you literally open the back gate and start your stroll to town/run/bike ride!
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Our home located on a quiet street at the bottom of the cul-de-sac
Beautiful pool and hot tub with secure child safety gate.
Dining al fresco on a warm summer night is the best! Enjoy the built-in BBQ.
Eat-in kitchen table, seating 7 comfortably, looking out onto sunny patio.
Dining room, comfortably seating 8-10
Sunny office with books, desktop MAC, and printer for your use
Sunny and large master bedroom with king Grand TempurPedic mattress, HDTV
Master bathroom with rain shower and walk-in closet
En suite bathroom in second bedroom with large shower
Fourth bedroom with crib. Double or queen mattress available to be put on floor
Kitchen with all luxury brand appliances
Private access to the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
Rose covered arbor leading to pool and hot tub area
Grassy yard for sunbathing or playing with your kids
Open plan eat-in kitchen looking out onto patio, adjoining large family room.
Open-plan family room, which is part of the eat-in kitchen
Large living room with Restoration Hardware furniture, fireplace, and HDTV
Sunny hallway leading to the wing of the house with all four bedrooms
French doors in master bedroom lead to pool and hot tub area
Second ensuite bedroom with king bed, flat screen TV
Third bedroom with double bed and double trundle bed underneath, garden view
Hallway bathroom with bathtub, shared by bedrooms #3 and #4
Private gate leading to trail access- highly sought after in this neighborhood!
7.65 mi. long, this trail connects to the Oakland Hills with endless more trails
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