Panoramic Views of San Francisco and Bay, Beautiful Garden, Hot Tub(93 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Enjoy a quiet and peaceful visit in a hills neighborhood that offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline, the Oakland skyline, the Oakland port, Mt. Tamalpais, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Each room in the home, except for one bedroom and the bathroom, has beautiful views of the SF Bay. You will see the lights of AT&T park on game nights across the Bay.
This contemporary hillside retreat is a one-of-a-kind work-of-art, with hand plastered walls, and vintage kitchen. The kitchen, dining room, and living room were created by a renowned interior designer, Deborah Jacobs.
The kitchen is fully furnished with cookware, utensils, and place settings. The apartment has new, easy-to-open windows. The bathroom is newly remodeled with granite and tile.
A large deck across the entire rental offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the views while cooking on the outdoor grill (propane provided) and enjoying a meal at the large bistro table. Relax into a glass of wine or cup of tea on the generous, cushy deck seating with side tables.
Located on a quiet one-block residential street, the home has the feeling of a retreat, quiet and peaceful. Entry to the rental is from the street, and feels like a house rather than an apartment. The expansive back deck overlooks a lush garden.
In the garden are 2 decks where you may lounge, meditate, or work-out. One deck has a hot tub and seating area, covered by a trumpet-vined pergola surrounded by lush vegetation. A second "work out & yoga" deck is beyond the hot tub deck where you may practice yoga,, (weights and pull-up bar provided, specifically set up for P90X), . Beyond this "work out" deck is a paver-covered meditation area overlooked by a beautiful statue of Guanyin, goddess of mercy.
The rental has 3 flat screen (living room & each bedroom) TVs with ATT UVerse, 750+ channels with HBO, Showtime, and other premium channels.
The living room has a gas heater-rated fireplace , flat screen TV, DVD player, desk with easily-accessible power for charging your electronic devices, leather sofa with leather bench, and two swivel/rocking chairs. Free Wfi is provided. A large DVD selection is provided. Travel brochures and travel books about the local area are plentiful.
The dining room table is set up to seat 6, and can expand to comfortably seat 8.
One bedroom has a king Tempurpedic bed offering a view of the San Francisco Bay from the bed. The bed has2 side tables and lamps for night-time readers. This bedroom has a flat screen tv, a comfortable tv-watching chair, and a reading alcove with reading light, and a Restoration Hardware arm chair. From this bedroom a French door opens onto a curved deck.
The 2nd bedroom has a Queen pillow-top mattress that is topped by a Pacific Coast feather bed. There are 2 night stands with reading lights. This bedroom also has a flat screen TV.
All bedding is high quality white cotton. Each bed has 4 pillows to give you choice of firmness. Each bed has a white cotton down duvet with a white cotton duvet cover. All bedding, including the duvet cover, are laundered at each departure cleaning.
Utmost care is given to the laundry of all towels and linens, and to the overall cleanliness of the rental.
Parking is un-metered no-restrictions street parking.
The location’s proximity to the 580 Freeway and the 880 Freeway gives you fast access to many local attractions and day trips to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Route 1, Santa Cruz etc.
You are only a 23 minute drive from San Francisco, but you may prefer to take the scenic ferry that will deliver you to the SF Ferry Building (and its many wonderful markets) or to Fisherman’s wharf. 15 minutes from Oakland Airport! 37 minutes from- San Francisco International Airport. 10 minutes to the closest BART station.
Local Oakland attractions include Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Grand Lake Theater (movies), the Paramount Theater (live music), the Fox Theater, Yoshi's Jazz, the Oracle, the Oakland Coliseum, and many excellent restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
Appliances in kitchen – refrigerator, range, microwave (new dish sponge at each guest change-ver, detergent, paper towels, garbage bags, clean dish towels provided)
Fully equipped kitchen – dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans
Full -size washer, dryer and laundry closet (detergent and softener supplied)
An extensive library includes many travel books (lots on Northern California), children's books, novels, and books related to philosophy, political science, and art.
Animals are never allowed in the rental.
The owners lives downstairs with an elderly cat. There is complete space separation between the units with no shared entrances. The owners are rather reclusive but friendly, always available for any of the rentals' needs. We own a fireplace retail business which means we work regularly and otherwise travel frequently. We sometimes use the hot tub and practice yoga on one of the lower garden decks.
Keywords: Flat, apartment, quiet, private, hot tub, Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Mills College, Mills, garden, retreat, oasis
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Member since: 2010
- On floor 1
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bay View bedroom has King Tempurpedic mattress. 2nd bedroom has pillow-top queen mattress. Each bedroom has a large flat screen tv. Bedding is high quality all cotton, all white and laundered. A variety of pillow options are available from high quality down to down-substitute fiber-fill, from soft to firm....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Granite, custom cabinets, tub/shower, hidden washer/dryer, and closet
- Panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco and Oakland city skylines. Beautiful, serene lush garden with sitting areas, meditation area, and pergola with adjacent decks. A meditation patio, over-looked by a statue of the compassionate Quan Yin, allows you to sit and contemplate the beauty of a redwood framed by an arbor. Our favorite backyard being is a huge poplar tree --a condo for many birds and other wildlife-- that we think may be the largest in the Bay Area. When it has its leaves, its swaying creates a beautiful music of chattering leaves and serves up afternoon shade for the deck. In almost every season, there is some fresh fruit: plums, apples, figs, or blackberries....moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
Parking is un-metered residential street parking with no time restrictions. Street parking is generally plentiful and usually a space is available at the front of, or very near, the rental....moreless
- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Departure Cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 14%
For reservations more than 1 month in advance, a 7 day minimum may be required. Stays of 30 days or more do not pay tax. Events are not allowed (receptions, parties, weddings, etc.) Using the property as a filming location is not allowed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Local Rosenblum Wine Tasting
Dashe Cellars Wine Tasting
Hangar One Vodka Tasting
Hangar One Blimp Tour 11/11 - 11/14 and 11/17 - 11/19
Sake Tasting and Museum
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: The photo is of me in front of the house. My husband and I travel frequently and whenever possible we rent a vacation home rather than stay in a hotel. We value comfort and convenience and keep in mind our own expectations and preferences when furnishing our rental. We will always choose a home with a garden, and a hot tub is always a bonus. After a day of touring and sight seeing, we enjoy sitting in a beautiful outside setting, enjoying each other and a glass of wine. We want to provide you with the best possible lodging experience to complement your enjoyment of the Bay Area. We are huge fans of the Bay Area and enjoy its offerings of beautiful nature and urban delights as though we are tourists. My husband was a frequent Bay Area visitor (from New England) when I met him here through mutual friends 12 years ago. After I spent two cold north eastern winters with him, he came to his senses and moved to the temperate climate of the Bay Area. We married 10 years ago, and he has no regrets about relocating!
Why the Owner Chose Maxwell Park, Oakland, CA, USA:
*Sunny, warm climate, no fog! *Views *Garden *Peaceful and Serene *Central proximity to the Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa Valley, and other tourist attractions. Within walking distance of Mills College. Close-knit neighborhood of middle class professionals. Peaceful and quiet.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Proximity to Bay Area/Napa tourist destinations. Very romantic and private for a love-nest get-away. Wonderful home for families visiting relatives. Great for Grandparents!
- Primary: (510) 703-1077 (California, USA)
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Overview of upstairs rental apartment deck and downstairs owners' apartment deck
Living room with view through hallyway to bathroom
Lving room deks has pull-out drawer for laptop with power supply
Eat-in area of kitchen, Wedgewood gas cooker, dining room
Eat-in area of kitchen and entry to curved deck
King size Tempurpedic Bed in Deck Bedroom, View of Bay while in bed; All Cotton
King Bedroom door opens to beautiful curved deck and generous outdoor seating
Deck from King bedroom side showing seating, grill, bistro dining table
Queen bedroom view down hall into kitchen
Bathroom viewed from doorway
Washer/Dryer in Bathroom, hidden by a pocket door
Typical sunset view. This photo taken from the rental's deck.
Entering the front door foyer: living room, dining room, breakfast area, deck
Living room, leather sofa, sofa bench, fireplace, tv
View from eat-in area of kitchen toward front door
Bistro Dining outside Kitchen sliding glass door
Reading alcove in King Deck Bedroom with San Francisco Bay view
Queen Bed, Feather Bed over Pillowtop Mattress, High Quality, All Cotton
Both bedrooms have ATT Uverserse 750! channels incl HBO. Queen bedroom tv.
Tub/Shower, Granite Sink/Vanity
Pergola-covered hot tub and shaded seating area
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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