check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Rockridge Bungalow Outfitted W/Style - Steps to College Ave!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Rockridge Bungalow is the lower unit of a classic California Bungalow Duplex in the heart of Rockridge. It is a spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment that is sunny, bright and cozy and fully outfitted with style - including a flat screen TV, DVD player, mini JAMBOX for music and free Wi-Fi.

With over 700 square feet including a spacious yet cozy bedroom, separate living room and sunny eat-in kitchen plus a beautiful private deck with a dining table and fully-fenced yard - this space is truly a home-away-from-home yet steps away from the action. For families traveling with a small child, we can provide a portable crib and highchair and there is a small sandbox in the yard.

Rockridge is a hip and vibrant neighborhood and home to College Avenue - a bustling shopping district with numerous shops, cafes and highly rated restaurants such as A`Cote, A16, Wood Tavern & Soi 4.

Other Rockridge attractions include; Market Hall - a world class gourmet market, Rockridge Library, Frog Park, Temescal Farmers Market and a nice selection of trendy shops. You are also minutes away from two other shopping/dining destinations - Piedmont Avenue and Temescal - home of the infamous Bakesale Betty.

Other East Bay features include; beautiful hill and bay views, miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, Jack London Square and easy access to the gorgeous bay and waterways for sailing, windsurfing or a sunset ferry ride to San Francisco.

This home boasts quick freeway access AND great walkability. UC Berkeley is 3 miles away. California College of Arts is 1 block away and the BART station is only 5 blocks away which is a very quick and convenient way to visit San Francisco. For guests with mobility issues please note, the driveway is fairly steep and there are 6 steps to the entrance.

Keywords: Bungalow, duplex, house, home, vacation rental, Rockridge, Oakland, Berkeley, apartment, furnished apartment, executive rental, short term rental, private yard and deck, College Ave.

More Details

Michelle Syracuse
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Michelle Syracuse

Hi, I'm Michelle, owner of the Rockridge Bungalow and I look forward to hosting you. Oakland is a great vacation destination with numerous offerings. Only 20 minutes from SF but with much better weather, not to mention a much better value. I personally love the vibrant restaurant scene and enjoy sharing my culinary adventures on my blogs.

Michelle Syracuse purchased this house in 1998

Why Michelle Syracuse chose Oakland

The super convenient Rockridge location cannot be beat!

What makes this house unique

Short walk to College Ave & BART, a weekly farmers market, and Market Hall gourmet market. 1 block from CCA, 3 miles from UC Berkeley, near several parks, quick access to freeway and 20 minutes to San Francisco.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Rockridge Bungalow Outfitted W/Style - Steps to College Ave!
average rating of 4.716216 based on 74 reviews

great rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this little house! The back patio was very quiet and relaxing. The bedroom was huge and comfy, bathroom was nice, and the kitchen was well stocked with provisions and necessities. Michelle was great to work with. Parking was a bit of an issue...but we made it work. overall I would definately recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Santa Cruz, California

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Clean, roomy apartment with sunny full kitchen, living room, and lovely backyard. I was surprised at how spacious the unit was. Very close to all the Rockridge neighborhood has to offer. On a fairly busy street, but the unit is way in the back, down a sloping driveway away from the street. The owner checked in with me and answered my questions promptly.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Atlanta, Georgia

Cozy stay in good location

  • 5 of 5

Nice, fairly clean unit. Parking was easy to find, owner was responsive... had everything we needed. Nice that bath supplies were included and we had access to washer and dryer. Kitchen has a fridge, gas 4-unit range, and a microwave which you don't see in pics.the back yard was also lovely and enough room for my kids to run around. The 2 inflatable mattresses were brand new and worked perfectly!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming rockridge bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this adorable bungalow for about 8 days in june 2016

The place was so well decorated and absolutely immaculate! The bed was very comfotable and we had no issues with the air mattress. We thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor deck - great spot to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Location was perfect as well. One block from restaurants on college ave and walkable distance to shops and restaurants on Piedmont ave as well (or a quick uber ride)

Hughly recommend this prooerty and will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Apartment was very nice and sunny

  • 4 of 5

This property was close to college ave and all it has to offer. It worked beautifully visiting family in Oakland and walking to Bart to visit San Francisco without a car. PArking was found nearby on street. To reach the apt was down a very steep driveway. Could be difficult for some (my husband included). Young child heard running overhead early in am and after 5 pm. Air bed didn't hold air :0( Nicely stocked apt and we appreciated cookies left by owner. Had an issue with Internet the first day which Michelle promptly took care of. Would visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renee - glad to hear your enjoyed your stay and the cookies. Sorry to hear there were a few issues. Thanks for bringing the air mattress to our attention - it will be replaced promptly! Best, Michelle
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Sweet Rockridge apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautifully appointed, roomy apartment and very well located in the Rockridge neighborhood. We walked to restaurants and shops. Parking was very easy to find on the street nearby. Michelle was very helpful and available for all questions and requests. I would highly recommend this place and hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Ben & Nick's, George & Walt's, Trappist Provisions
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry at Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Montclair Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Emeryville Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 580 Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
Soi4, A Cote, Olivetos, A16, Toast, Bourbon & Beef
Nearest Ski
174 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Fort Funston San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
CA College of Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Hudson Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockridge Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Market Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Frog Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Temescal Farmers' Market
Nearest Point of Interest
SOI4 Bangkok Eatery
Nearest Point of Interest
Toast Wine Lounge
Car: not necessary

Window Shopping


Rates & Availability

Rockridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellations within 30 days will forfeit 50% of rental fees. Cancellations within 7 days will forfeit 100% of rental fees. Every effort to rebook will be made but not guaranteed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) This is an inflatable Aero twin bed., Baby Cribs (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Jawbone JAMBOX for music

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers