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Lovely, Stylishly Furnished Orinda Duplex. Near San Francisco/Berkeley/Oakland

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOR TOP FLOOR FLAT: 4 (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN).

[PLEASE NOTE: THE GUEST HOUSE IS NOT IDEAL FOR 4 ADULTS]


A beautiful Duplex in Orinda on a tree lined street built on a half-acre plot. The Duplex is divided into two (2) separate legal units: Top Floor and Bottom Floor. Each unit has its own separate entrance.

Pictures that are displayed above show the Upper (Top Floor) Flat which has been advertised here in this website.. The Upper Flat has approx. 1000 sq. ft. of living space with 2 beds, 1 bath, Separate Living Room; full Kitchen with modern appliances, on-site shared Laundry. 1 car private parking space is assigned to each Flat.

This location is perfect for anyone without a car. A delightful 5 Minute walk to BART, BUS. Short walking distance to Orinda Downtown Theater Square, Trendy Shops, Cool Coffee Houses, Hip Restaurants, Parks, Reservoirs, Recreation, Hiking/Biking Trails. 20 minute BART ride to San Francisco and direct BART line to San Francisco International Airport.

Both Flats have separate outside private Patio/Garden areas to enjoy dinner, a glass of wine, or just soak up a little California sunshine while you relax. A local Farmer's Market opens on Saturdays, located few blocks from here. Orinda has been rated as one of the SAFEST cities in the entire East Bay by 'New Yorker Magazine'.

We offer a temporary living space with all amenities, a more than pleasant home environment and a beautiful location. Units are completely furnished with Modern furniture mixed with eclectic accessories, bed linens makes this a perfect alternative to the generic hotel stay.

Excellent choice for anyone without cars, or who's looking for a unique experience living in one of the most affluent communities in this part of the Bay while staying close to San Francisco & Other East-Bay cities. Very private and Peaceful yet close to everything!

[[The Bottom Floor Flat is the other separate unit, has 2 bedrooms, living room, 1 bath, small but full kitchen and a parking space for 1 car. It has about 600 sq.ft of living space. This unit may have occupants during your stay at the top floor flat. The Rates & Terms are shown in this posting only applied to the Top Flat. The rate for the Lower Flat is $99/ Per Night with a minimum stay of 1 week. Pictures and more information for the Lower Flat are provided upon request.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOR BOTTOM FLOOR FLAT: 2 PEOPLE.

PLEASE NOTE: THE BOTTOM FLOOR GUEST HOUSE IS NOT IDEAL FOR 3 ADULTS. IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, MAY ALLOW 3 (2 ADULTS + 1 CHILD)]]

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom#1 (Master Bedroom): 1 queen

    One Queen Size Bed. The Bathroom is off the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom#2 (The Other Bedroom): 1 bunk bed

    This room is next to Master Bedroom. Ideal for two children...moreless

  • • Master Bedroom has Queen size Bed for 2. Bathroom is off of this bedroom • Bedroom#2 has Bunk Bed for two children and located next to Master Bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please Note: Top Flat can only accommodate up to a 'Family of 4' (Parents + 2 Children). 1 Queen Size Bed for two adults and 1 bunk bed for 2 children. Ground Floor Flat can only accommodate a 'Family of 3' (2 Parents + 1 Child). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Morning Coffee Table in the Kitchen for two with serene view of the tree lined street and morning sun...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Fireplace...moreless

  • Garage:

    Guest house comes with private parking for 1 car in a Car-Port...moreless

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

    Living with high ceiling, large windows and beautifully furnished ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of Street Parking Available for additional cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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2 night min stay
$130
$875

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One time cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Additional information about rental rates: Rates are subject to change without notice.

No refunds for deposits for shortened stays. VRBO suggests that travel insurance be purchased to cover unforeseen changes in travel plans. Reservations are secured with a payment of 50% of total fees owed. Payments can be made by U.S. check, Money Order or credit card (via Paypal).

Reservations are secured with a payment of 50% of total fees owed. Payments can be made by U.S. check, Money Order or credit card (via Paypal).


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Location

19.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 24
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Orinda
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Francisco

Car: Not Necessary

Orinda is a very affluent, upscale, beautiful, wooded, centrally located community from which to access the entire Bay Area. The Lafayette Reservoir is very close for long walks, running or hiking, less than 7 miles from UC Berkeley (about 15 minutes), less than 20 miles from San Francisco, less than 45 miles from the wine country, and about 3 hours from Lake Tahoe.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I am a retired Computer Scientist. My wife Daisy is a Computer Science professional working for a fortune-500 company in San Francisco who also teaches Computer Science and Mathematics at San Francisco State University in the evenings. We feel fortunate to have such an incredibly beautiful and amazing property (also known as “Brookwood-House”) that we can offer to guests from all over the world. We love Orinda and have worked hard to maintain a comfortable, natural feel to our guest house and our guests love being surrounded by beautiful California landscape and wildlife. We, the hosts, do not live at the rental guest-house site. We live about 3 miles away from the guest-house and accessible via phone/email, in case you need help with something. One of us works from home so can return to the guest-house fairly quickly, if necessary. We seek guests who are independent, clean, tidy, and will treat our home with care. We are available to take care of your needs (from our separate private residence) during your stay. Yet, we respect your privacy as it is YOUR residence while you are here. [Please note that if you wish to have a high level of interaction with your hosts, this may not be a match].

Why the Owner Chose Orinda:
We chose Orinda mainly for its scenic beauty and easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. We also wanted the cosmopolitan life style of San Francisco Bay Area which is one of the most exciting places in the world.. The San Francisco Bay Area is a nine-county region famous for an exciting blend of cultural activities and beautiful scenery. Orinda has easy access (via BART and other public transportation systems and super easy HWY access) to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Orinda is a community of clean streets and tidy landscaping. It is also one of the safest communities where the crime rate is almost negligible. Orinda is known for its public schools as it has one of the best public schools in California. This was our first home in Orinda. We hardly ever use this home after the purchase of our current home which is about 3 miles away. We have had professionally converted the property into two separate legal units (Upper & Lower Flats) and each with separate entrance. It is a wonderful place to stay if you enjoy peace & quiet living space with beautiful view and quick access to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Location! Location! Location! Short walking distance to town, shopping, restaurants, BART/Metro Station. The guest house works very well for travelers or anyone without a car. Our guest house is a 'stand-alone' property on a half-acre land. It is private, secluded, retreat-like setting. It is not a part of the owner's house. Owners of the property lives 3 miles away therefore guests enjoys the freedom of having the place to themselves --the perfect place to 'come home to' after a busy day of sight-seeing or hard work. It offers super easy highway and BART access, yet once you're here that world is a galaxy away. We take pride in having maintained a comfortable, well-maintained but casual and welcoming environment.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Guest House.  View from the street

    The Guest House. View from the street

  • Guest House: Another View (Steps to the Top Floor)

    Guest House: Another View (Steps to the Top Floor)

  • Top Floor Apartment:  The Living Room

    Top Floor Apartment: The Living Room

  • Top Floor Apartment:  The Living Room

    Top Floor Apartment: The Living Room

  • Top Floor Apartment:   Living Room with Dinning Area

    Top Floor Apartment: Living Room with Dinning Area

  • Top Floor Apartment:   Formal Living Room with Resembling a Normandy style classical arched windows

    Top Floor Apartment: Formal Living Room with Resembling a Normandy style classical arched windows

  • Top Floor Apartment:  One of the two bed Rooms

    Top Floor Apartment: One of the two bed Rooms

  • Top Floor Apartment: Door to the next bedroom

    Top Floor Apartment: Door to the next bedroom

  • Top Floor Apartment:   Granite Kitchen with modern appliances and gas stove

    Top Floor Apartment: Granite Kitchen with modern appliances and gas stove

  • Top Floor Apartment:  Outdoor Patio area

    Top Floor Apartment: Outdoor Patio area

  • Guest House: The front tree lined street

    Guest House: The front tree lined street

  • Orinda Theater Square.  A short walking distance, 5-7 minute  from the guest hou

    Orinda Theater Square. A short walking distance, 5-7 minute from the guest hou

  • Guest House: Side View from the street.

    Guest House: Side View from the street.

  • Top Floor Apartment:  The Living Room

    Top Floor Apartment: The Living Room

  • Top Floor Apartment:  Another view of the beautifully furnished Living Room

    Top Floor Apartment: Another view of the beautifully furnished Living Room

  • Top Floor Apartment:  The Living Room with Study Area

    Top Floor Apartment: The Living Room with Study Area

  • Top Floor Apartment:   Living Room with dinning and work area

    Top Floor Apartment: Living Room with dinning and work area

  • Top Floor Apartment:  Another view of the Bed Rooms with Queen size bed

    Top Floor Apartment: Another view of the Bed Rooms with Queen size bed

  • Top Floor Apartment:   Kitchen

    Top Floor Apartment: Kitchen

  • Top Floor Apartment:   Another view of the Kitchen

    Top Floor Apartment: Another view of the Kitchen

  • Top Floor Apartment:  Another view of the Outdoor Patio area

    Top Floor Apartment: Another view of the Outdoor Patio area

  • Orinda BART (Metro) Station.  A short 5 minute walk from the guest house

    Orinda BART (Metro) Station. A short 5 minute walk from the guest house

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 12/19/2013
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