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Walnut Creek, Bay Area Creekside Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Charming vintage cottage, completely refurbished,walking distance to downtown Walnut Creek, theater, shopping,restaurants and BART. Completely furnished. King bed in large bedroom, second bedroom has 2 twin beds, sofa bed in living room,T.V and office desk including DSL/ Broadband hook up.

Living room with additional TV, International channel option. Wood floors and shutters open to private yard with deck overlooking meandering creek plus complete barbque set up.

Fully equipped kitchen and plenty of bedding and linens.

Separate laundry room ( non coin op) with wash sink, and iron board and suit steamer.

Efficient HVAC system.

Public transportation makes this ideal with close proximity to airport - private and International.Bay Area Rapid Transit. Post office, golf courses all within minutes. Perfect for the executive or visiting families.All tourist spots nearby - San Francisco,AT&T Ball Park, Golden Gate Park, Wine Country -Marin, Livermore and Sonoma, Great America, Marine World, within 45 minutes. Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe - two to four hours. Close to colleges and Universities Stanford, and Berkeley.

Keywords: Residence / Duplex

More Details

Holly Fitzsimmons
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a charming and cute place we love it!
Dec 2010
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Walnut Creek Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Unit 1 Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Unit 2 Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Unit 2 recently remodeled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Unit 2 Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , crib or child bed available upon request, sofa sleep double
    Unit 1 Bedroom 1 and 1/2 bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Unit 1 sleeper sofa is queen in livingrm, crib or child bed
  • King size Bed (1),Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds ( 2 ), Child Beds (1) crib, Baby Cribs (1) upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full/ queen sofa and double
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very short walk to bus, free trolley to Bart, park, library, resturants and shopping close


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Walnut Creek, Bay Area Creekside Cottage
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
Atherton, CA

Perfect for business or pleasure

  • 5 of 5

With just a walk from BART, this Walnut Creek getaway provided me with the perfect opportunity to still take care of Business in Palo Alto while remianing local for the holidays to celebrate Christmas and New Years with relatives and friends in the lively down-town WC. Traveling to Oakland, San Fransisco, Berkley, and Palo Alto was so easy taking a BART ride to Millbrae and a connecting CalTrain south to Menlo Park. Having all the amenities of a pre-furnished rental with a fully equipped kitchen, towel cabinet, and own washer & dryer made entertaining a breeze. I would recommend this rental for anyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Clarke, I am so happy the property was perfect for your needs. It is always great to hear how the guests like the accommodations. I appreciate how well organized you left the place! I look forward to hearing from you when you plan another trip. Holly
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Charming Cottage in Nice Area

  • 3 of 5

This charming cottage is located in a quiet area right near downtown Walnut Creek. It is walking distance to stores, restaurants, and the BART. It is located on a quiet, safe street and even has a lovely little garden in the back. Our family of five enjoyed all of those aspects of our 7-night stay.

There are a few areas that need attention in this lovely cottage. The first is the plumbing. The one toilet in the unit has a habit of plugging. We had to use the plunger several times. The kitchen is not suitable for preparing a meal for more than two people. It is outdated at best. There were not enough chairs for five people to sit around the table. One of the chairs is sagging in the seat. The white towels need replacing as they mostly all have stains. There was a funny smell in the cottage. We bought Fabreeze plugins to mask. Finally, the door lock is quirky and should be changed.

Holly was friendly, but initially hard to contact. She is not very quick when communicating through VRBO. When we were on our way to her rental but had no check-in instructions and tried to call her phone number, she didn’t pick up and her voice mailbox was full. It took a while to figure out that it is best to contact her by texting her phone number. Since she left no information about the rental either inside the house or on VRBO, there was some confusion about what she wanted to be done at checkout. I felt bad that we couldn’t comply with her checkout requests that she made after we were already on our way to the airport. Some clear instructions inside the rental or on VRBO would be nice.

Despite all that, we did enjoy our stay. The place is cute and the location is great. With a little TLC, it has the makings of a perfect rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leah, Thank you for the review. Unfortunately you were the first guests after a long term tenant had left. There are items that have been fixed now. The door lock has been adjusted. I was unaware about the toilet as no one had mentioned that prior. The home was built in the early 1900's and does require single ply toilet paper so perhaps you were unaware of that even though we had left plenty. Not sure what the smell was as we have not had that complaint as well and will check into that. Although you did not mention that aspect and you did not follow the instructions given that nothing scented except citrus was to be used as other guests have allergies to certain fragrances that linger. Chairs are soon to be replaced as some prior tenants had damaged the chairs. The kitchen will be remodeled this Fall with a larger stove, new cabinets and larger refrigerator! It would have been great to have you send an email requesting some of the replacement items as I could have taken care of those quickly. I am happy the location and yard made the trip enjoyable. I invite you to stay again after the upcoming make over. Best Holly
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It was close to a lot the area has to offer.

  • 4 of 5

I liked the place, it is nice.

I will definitely stay here again the next time i

I come out this way.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northbrook, Illinois

Walnut Creek

  • 5 of 5

I had the most pleasurable working experience in Walnut Creek due to the fact I was staying in Holly's cottage which is in walking distance of downtown Walnut Creek and the Broadway Plaza outdoor mall where I was working. The Bart train as well as Safeway all very close by. The unit is well maintained with more than adequate kitchen facilities,clean linens,nice beds and a outdoor grilling area. It was secluded and away from traffic and very quiet. I would recommend this to anyone coming into this area and I can't wait for my next job in this area because Holly would be my first call

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach, CA

Relocation Made Easy

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to stay during my house hunting trip. The downtown location is fantastic! The bed was comfortable and plenty of extra linens. I love to cook and found a fully equipped kitchen with an easy access to the grilling area and a tree lined deck over looking a meandering creek and garden. The homeowner was very accommodating and gave me advice about the area that helped me decide on a "perfect new home" in this great town.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Alvarez, Thank you for the nice comments. It was my pleasure providing a comfortable place for your stay as well as helping you locate a new home. As an vacation rental owner and real estate consultant I love working with individuals and families who are new to the area. It is so much fun introducing them to a wonderful city. Its great that you were able to reserve a six week stay and found the dates available,as many of my guests repeat their stays each year. Thanks again for visiting!
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Tucson, AZ

An Experienced VRBO Customer ( over 15 rentals with VBRO)

  • 5 of 5

I had a super time at Holly's Cottage in Walnut Creek during my six week stay. It is located within walking distance to Downtown Walnut Creek, Safeway & Bart. The Unit is well maintained and Holly will do anything (within reason) to make your stay comfortable. You are also within walking distance to a very nice Farmers Market every Sunday Morning during the season. This property is one of the best I have rented and I speak from experience having rented more than 15 VRBO properties

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Close or walk to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Downtown Walnut Creek events


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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