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Very Cool Historical Home in Very Desirable Location. Close to Everything!

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Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) w/ modern upgrades

Beautiful, architecturally significant Arts and Crafts house. Located in North Oakland, not far from the Berkeley border.

It was recently designated a 'Heritage Property' by the City of Oakland. It is named 'The Walter Upward House' after its first owner, who commissioned his spec house with the Strang Brother Builders. Mr. Upward's headstone may be found at the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery, 5 blocks away. (Mountain View is like a park, and it is not a surprise that it was designed by Fredrick Olmstead, the landscape architect of Central Park.)

The house, 1888 sf, on a 6029 sf lot, is two blocks off Piedmont Avenue. (The location is North Oakland, NOT Piedmont). It is on a four-block street in a wonderful neighborhood, deemed extremely desirable by local realtors, who refer to living here as 'The Piedmont Avenue Lifestyle'.

'Walter' has two full bathrooms and a half bath. The largest of the bathrooms has a center-fill, oversize, symmetrical tub, found is upscale homes and mansions of the early 20th century. It also possesses two pedestal 'lavatories' (sinks), a round-tank toilet, and a footbath. The smallest of the bedrooms has its own half bathroom and a queen sleeper sofa. The brand new, sage-colored 'American Leather' sleeper sofa in the living room, is king sized and extremely comfortable.

Two of Walter's three bedrooms are large. The third bedroom is small, but has its own private half-bath. A high end, comfortable leather king sleeper sofa is in the living room.

Piedmont Avenue has a movie theater w/ 3 screens, wonderful restaurants (the best of them recently opened by students of Alice Waters: Dopo, Adesso, Gregoire's & Cesar's), La Farine Bakery, Cafe Trieste, Peets, a Russian Deli, flower shops, beauty shops, coffee shops, gift stores and historic Piedmont Grocery with its terrific meat market. Citibank, Wells Fargo, St. Leos Catholic church are on Piedmont Avenue, and the post office is a block and a half off away.

But most importantly: FENTONS Creamery is 3 blocks away!!!!

In the other direction is a shopping center with Safeway, a CVS drug store, coffee shops, Bank of America and Chase banks are here also.

The house has a walk score of 98! It is a walkers paradise.

UC Berkeley is 2.2 miles away. School of the Arts and Kaiser Oakland are a 10-minute walk away. Trans Bay and downtown Oakland transportation is a 2 block walk.

North Oakland has plenty of parking (unlike San Francisco.) Plus at Walter Upward, you get 3 off-street parking spaces.

North Oakland has the benefit of temperate weather most all year round.

There is a filtered view of the Golden Gate bridge from the upper floor.





Keywords: Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba Arts & Crafts house in excellent neighborhood
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Only well-behaved dogs allowed. No puppies, or dogs who are not housebroken. Crates needed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    comfortable, queen-sized ...moreless

  • King size beds (2), queen-sized sleeper Sofa (1), High quality, king-sized, American Sleeper leather sofa bed located in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Hundreds, maybe thousands of books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Very large table with lots of chairs. Heather dinnerware, placemats and cloth napkins available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed, bath, sleeper sofa & kitchen linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very large living room with lots of seating and chairs. Large built-in window seating...moreless

  • Parking:

    Generally easy on-street parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    3 off street parking spots...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Three phones in house w/ free national calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    3-piece set of towels supplied for each guest...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    front-loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    With gold filter...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 full sets of dinnerware. One set Sand and Sea by Heath....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    canola oil, olive oil, sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, other vinegars, soy sauce, flour, sugar, salt and many kinds of spices and herbs....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New 36' premiere pro...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio in backyard w/ pick nick table. Right next to large garden w/ seasonal fruits, and herbs....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
All year round
Jan 17 - Jul 15, 2017
30 night min stay

$5,300
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$5,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $15
  • cleaning fee $200

Notes:

cleaning fee


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
80, 580 and 24 are all close

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.

    Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.

  • Living room w/ king leather comfortable sleeper sofa on right.

    Living room w/ king leather comfortable sleeper sofa on right.

  • Dining room, living room in background; Expandable table w/ 10 chairs available

    Dining room, living room in background; Expandable table w/ 10 chairs available

  • Dining room with four art shades.

    Dining room with four art shades.

  • Downstairs Master bedroom w/ king bed, lots of windows and walk in closet.

    Downstairs Master bedroom w/ king bed, lots of windows and walk in closet.

  • Large master bedroom w/ king-sized bed

    Large master bedroom w/ king-sized bed

  • 'Pill box' toilet and footbath. Kids love it!

    'Pill box' toilet and footbath. Kids love it!

  • Looking into full bath w/ shower, heated marble floor

    Looking into full bath w/ shower, heated marble floor

  • White wisteria entertwined with roses on backyard trellis (during May)

    White wisteria entertwined with roses on backyard trellis (during May)

  • Walter's front porch is very wide

    Walter's front porch is very wide

  • window seats,  32' Ldtv w/ wifi, internet conn. & unltd. long distance (dometic)

    window seats, 32' Ldtv w/ wifi, internet conn. & unltd. long distance (dometic)

  • lots of light in kitchen

    lots of light in kitchen

  • Tall dresser. Hemp window coverings filter light but maintain privacy

    Tall dresser. Hemp window coverings filter light but maintain privacy

  • Downstairs master bathroom w/ 2 sinks, and marble floor.

    Downstairs master bathroom w/ 2 sinks, and marble floor.

  • Double-ended bathtub w/ shower (from ceiling). Marble floor has radiant heating.

    Double-ended bathtub w/ shower (from ceiling). Marble floor has radiant heating.

  • Upstairs ensuite bedroom w/ king bed, Japanese dresser ('tansu').

    Upstairs ensuite bedroom w/ king bed, Japanese dresser ('tansu').

  • Big backyard with BBQ, picknick table, 2  sets of tables & chairs

    Big backyard with BBQ, picknick table, 2 sets of tables & chairs

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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