"This is a DREAM HOME. It is hidden away up a private road, yet is no more than a half mile off the highway and just as close to a large shopping plaza with a Safeway, liquor store, and Whole Foods.
The indoor and outdoor dimensions seemed about twice as big in person, with plenty of room both inside and out for everyone to find a place to relax that suits their preference. The outside cabana/pool area is terraced and huge--fitted with every luxury, from the beach entrance to premium sound speakers, gas fireplace and sitting area, Smith and Hawken chairs and lounges with clean cushions, ice maker, satellite LED tv, changing room/bathroom, bar/fridge, professional grade stainless propane grill, separate dishwasher! and lots of beautiful touches like a little palm tree, waterfall edge to the infinity pool and hot tub as well as views into the lush lawn and vineyard.
A full wrap around deck allows you to stoll from one end of the house to the other completely outdoors and lots of hidden bedrooms, a private studio and several outdoor sitting areas allow guests significant privacy.
We hosted a classy bridal shower/bachelorette for 10 women and Chris even allowed us to to stay late to enjoy the gorgeous weather on our checkout date, even with another party arriving later that evening. This house was not inexpensive, but considering all of its amenities, location and custom touches, it is an absolute bargain. It would be a perfect place for a romantic getaway, family retreat, and definitely gives the WOW factor to a special occasion, even for the most demanding guest of honor.
The house is kept immaculately and really does not feel or look like a rental, much helped by the no-shoes policy so all the floors and carpets remain spotless and new. The house is fitted with custom artwork, fountains, and even the garage (which accommodates 3 cars), was spotless and mopped when we arrived.
Chris was prompt and easy to work with. He was very thorough going through the amenities with us on check-in, casual and accommodating on check-out. This home is really a dream house, tucked right into the Bay Area. We did lots of searching in the Bay and it is truly one of a kind. We hope to be back every year...it was like renting a private luxury resort for the weekend, less than an hour away from pretty much anywhere in the Bay, and easily accessible via LaFayette BART/uber for out-of-towners.
Thank you Chris for letting us live the good life for a weekend!"
Guest: Lily G.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 16, 2015