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Panoramic Views of San Francisco and Bay, Beautiful Garden, Hot Tub

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Overview of upstairs rental apartment deck and downstairs owners' apartment deck

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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.
We have chosen all furnishings with your comfort in mind.

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.
Free WiFi
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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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The apartment is one level accessed from the street with one step up. It can be easily negotiated by someone using a cane. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Cotton bedding, Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Tempurpedic King, all white cotton bedding, SF Bay View, TV...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Modern bath; updated recently; tile and granite...moreless

  • Granite, custom cabinets, tub/shower, hidden washer/dryer, and closet

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The rental has many books many of them collected by the owner during her university education....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen television in each bedroom and in living room; premium channels...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mt. Tamalpais (the sleeping maiden) in Marin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt_Tamalpais...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View:

    View of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco city skyline and Oakland city sky line...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate dining room has table that expands to comfortably seat 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size front loading dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful gas fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The property features a shared exercise deck equipped with a full set of weights. An outlet is available on the deck if you wish to plug in your computer and work out to a DVD....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace in living room heats living areas. Each bedroom and the bathroom have a wall electric heater controlled by thermostat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding, sheets, bath towels, hot tub towels, kitchen towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room is furnished with comfortable and attractive leather sofa, sofa bench, and 2 fabric upholstered side chairs. A flat screen tv is in the living room above the fireplace....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    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
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size front loading washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI - Wireless Connection...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Freezer is part of refrigerator....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is stocked with a full set of knives, frying pans, pots, etc., so you have all you need to cook full meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Vintage gas Wedgewood stove that includes 4 burners, griddle, and oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The A large deck that runs across the entire width of the rental features a curved balcony area at either end....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    A large deck runs across the entire width of the rental. Additional decks and sitting areas are located in the garden....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Gazebo/Pergola with Hot Tub and Deck Area for lounging...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful lawn and garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber propane grill on deck just outside kitchen; propane provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$159
$1,113 $3,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Departure Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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Location

6.25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square
2 Miles
Nearest Train
BART Station: Fruitvale Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
580 Freeway 1 mile, 880 Freeway 2 miles
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Full House Cafe
4.28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach,Alameda, CA

Car: Recommended

Casting Pond

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

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Overview of upstairs rental apartment deck and downstairs owners' apartment deck

    Overview of upstairs rental apartment deck and downstairs owners' apartment deck

  • Living room with view through hallyway to bathroom

    Living room with view through hallyway to bathroom

  • Lving room deks has pull-out drawer for laptop with power supply

    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, Wedgewood gas cooker, dining room

  • Eat-in area of kitchen and entry to curved deck

    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 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

    King Bedroom door opens to beautiful curved deck and generous outdoor seating

  • Deck from King bedroom side showing seating, grill, bistro dining table

    Deck from King bedroom side showing seating, grill, bistro dining table

  • Queen bedroom view down hall into kitchen

    Queen bedroom view down hall into kitchen

  • Bathroom viewed from doorway

    Bathroom viewed from doorway

  • Washer/Dryer in Bathroom, hidden by a pocket door

    Washer/Dryer in Bathroom, hidden by a pocket door

  • Typical sunset view. This photo taken from the rental's deck.

    Typical sunset view. This photo taken from the rental's deck.

  • Entering the front door foyer: living room, dining room, breakfast area, deck

    Entering the front door foyer: living room, dining room, breakfast area, deck

  • Living room, leather sofa, sofa bench, fireplace, tv

    Living room, leather sofa, sofa bench, fireplace, tv

  • View from eat-in area of kitchen toward front door

    View from eat-in area of kitchen toward front door

  • Vintage kitchen

    Vintage kitchen

  • Bistro Dining outside Kitchen sliding glass door

    Bistro Dining outside Kitchen sliding glass door

  • Reading alcove in King Deck Bedroom with San Francisco Bay view

    Reading alcove in King Deck Bedroom with San Francisco Bay view

  • Queen Bed, Feather Bed over Pillowtop Mattress, High Quality, All Cotton

    Queen Bed, Feather Bed over Pillowtop Mattress, High Quality, All Cotton

  • Both bedrooms have ATT Uverserse 750! channels incl HBO. Queen bedroom tv.

    Both bedrooms have ATT Uverserse 750! channels incl HBO. Queen bedroom tv.

  • Tub/Shower, Granite Sink/Vanity

    Tub/Shower, Granite Sink/Vanity

  • Pergola-covered  hot tub and shaded seating area

    Pergola-covered hot tub and shaded seating area

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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