Verified Review icon 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 Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Rockridge

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.


Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

76% Complete
17% Complete
4% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
Rockridge Bungalow Outfitted W/Style - Steps to College Ave!
average rating of 4.680851 based on 94 reviews

Cute apartment in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were doing a family weekend in Oakland and needed a place to stay. The apartment is perfectly situated by the Bart with lots of cute coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. We spent most of our time out with the family but the apartment was great for a morning cup of coffee in the sun-filled living room before the day and a glass of wine on the patio before bed. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review Rick. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again! Warm regards, Michelle
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Oakland experience

  • 5 of 5

The Bungalow was well equipped with everything we needed. The location was perfect too. Looking forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely lower flat in a wonderful Oakland location

  • 4 of 5

I highly recommend the Rockridge Bungalow. It was a perfect location for our family of four, who were returning to see old friends in the area. (After 25 years in Oakland we moved out of state in 2015.) The kitchen was well-furnished and the bungalow was well-maintained. Excellent value for the price! From here you can easily visit Berkeley, San Francisco, and other Bay Area sites. We loved being able to walk 5 minutes to a grocery store and stock up for our four-night stay. One caveat: The driveway down to the apt. is very steep, as stated in the description, so this may not be a good fit for someone with mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The Rockridge location is super convenient and the apartment itself is charming with nice sized rooms that allowed you to spread out and relax. I would highly recommend it and hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Oakland, CA

Lovely, clean, tasteful, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed four nights in this cottage, which is actually the back/garden room of the home. It served my needs really well, my needs being a quiet retreat in Rockridge where I could write. Very sweet.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great location, charming bungalow, all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

Truly a home away from home. Great location, charming bungalow with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


University of California at Berkeley
Chez Panisse
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Greek Theater
Fox Theater
Ici Ice Cream Shop
Berkeley Bowl
Fentons Creamery
Grand Lake Theatre
Children's Fairyland
The Trappist
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
Rockridge Market Hall
Wood Tavern
Pacific Pinball Museum
Blue Bottle Coffee Company
A Cote
Burma Superstar
Moe's Books
Make Westing
St. George Spirits
Boot and Shoe Service
The Paramount Theatre
Townhouse Bar & Grill
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Bakesale Betty
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties