Magnificient Custom Adobe Estate. Transport to Another Era.(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Estate, 5 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
Only ten minutes from town and the 24 freeway, the house speaks immediately of another time, a vacation away from the mundane. Terra Cotta floors, high ceilings, commanding views from every window. It is decorated with antlers, saddles, and even a full size bear. Talk about a Kodak photo opportunity!
Native California plantings, including cactus on 300 degree patios around house. The house sleeps nine. It was was designed with 4 foot wide hallways and handicapped accessible all around the property except for the loft. (If you need to use any equipment like a walker, toilet seat elevator, shower stool, just say the word!)
Lafayette is the center of Lamorinda, three cities known for low crime rates, excellent schools, and high end shopping.
From the house you can hear the bells of St.Mary's College in Moraga! We are just up the hill from Wildwood Acres Resort. That makes the home the perfect place for a bridal retreat or rehearsal dinner site! We have also had many small weddings and renewal ceremonies on site. Fabulous for photos!
Master Bedroom: Adjustable split Cal King Tempurpedic bed with private bath with whirlpool tub and double shower.
Emma's Room: Sealy Posturpedic Queen with shared bath
Katie's Room: Sealy Posturpedic King with shared bath
Extra Bedroom: Twin and door to patio
Loft: Cal King with upper deck access
Telescope, Sauna, pool table, tuned piano, wifi, satellite HD TV with premium channels, hot tub, indoor whirlpool bath. Ice maker, front loading washer and dryer, ironing board and iron. Gas BBQ with propane for your use.
Paved patios and outdoor furniture to enjoy the views. Fountain near front door, bird feeders with food to keep the birds chirping!
Pour a beer, turn on the Giants game while the sun fades over the Oakland Hills leaving a spectacular sunset!
Keywords: Private, Custom, View, Estate, Hacienda, villa
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Member since: 2010
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Seeing is believing. Guests immediately feel on vacation, although civilization is only ten minutes from the house down the mountain. Near great shopping in Walnut Creek with Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's, Macy's, Pottery Barn, many excellent restaurants. Close to Rheem Center shopping with TJ Maxx, Produce market, Dollar Store, CVS, and Home Goods. Downtown Lafayette has many restaurants and charming shops. The city hosts an annual Lafayette Art and Wine Festival as well as Jazz at the Rez, and Lafayette Reservoir Run. With the World Cup coming to the area, this is a strategic spot to rendezvous with your mates. Lamorinda is considered a wealthy area with Lafayette being the center of three cities accessed by highway 24. With a cluster of restaurants and generally high-end shops in its downtown, Lafayette is considered the retail hub of the region. Orinda is home to the historic Orinda Theatre and the California Shakespeare Theater. Moraga is home to Saint Mary's College of CA. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Housecleaning $150
- Tax Rate 9.5%
No fee for cleaning or small pets. Check in time is 3PM, if you want to arrive earlier please allow at least a weeks notice. There are two cats that live full time on the property. Let owner know of allergy concerns please.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Fisherman's Wharf 28 miles, Oakland airport 28 miles, Napa 31 miles, Concord Water World 11 miles, ATT Park (Giants) 26 miles. St. Mary's College Moraga 3 miles. Martinez Marina 15 miles, Berkeley Marina 20 miles, Jack London Square Oakland 17 miles. Carquinez Strait, which is eastern end of SF bay continues to the Delta region. The strait can be seen from the patio in the front of the house. The rural road, Hunsaker Canyon, lends itself to nature viewing and hikes to nearby East Bay Regional Park lands. Bring your hiking shoes, Mt. Diablo has a magnetic pull toward it!
Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: We came together as a team in 1981. Doug is a general contractor with a love of history and artistic eye. He attended UC Berkeley with an interest in agriculture. Karen has a degree in Home Economics and has knowledge of fabrics, furniture and a love for cooking. The house was built in 1991 on 'the best view lot in Contra Costa' according to a Lafayette City planner. Every window is designed to capture the fabulous nature of the hillside property. It took many many years to finish all the patios, fountains, stairways, but we are happy to share the beautiful little heaven we have created here. We travel extensively, but keep most of our worldly goods in the Lafayette house. The other homes we stay in, are not as close to our heart as this one. Things we do not share as personal are locked in a small office off the main hall. Other than that 'me casa su casa!'
Why the Owner Chose Lafayette, CA, USA:
The San Francisco Bay area has the best climate. We are close to the most beautiful city, San Francisco, with museums, parks, entertainment. Equidistant is theNapa/Sonoma wine region. Walnut Creek to our east has excellent shopping and restaurants. There are many recreation areas close by from this home. The weather is great most all year!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
'If I lived here I would never leave' is a comment we often get from guests. It is an amazing relaxing place. With a glass of wine, sitting on the front patio watching the sunset while fog rolls in over the Oakland Hills. You know all is right with the world and how lucky we are to live in such a place as Northern California.
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Wisteria blossoms on east patio.
Bubbling fountain at front door.
Well stocked gourmet kitchen with grill.
Pool table and fireplace in game room.
Therapeutic hot tub 103 degrees.
Sunrise on Mt Diablo from east patio.
Family room furnishings, large smart TV not shown.
Private whirlpool tub for two in master bath with view of Mt. Diablo.
Queen bed in Emma's room faces cactus garden.
North view across Carquinez Strait, over WC, PH, Concord.
Be our guest! Gifts always left for your enjoyment.
Bar area in kitchen, shows perfect work triangle between stove, refrig and sink.
Wall to wall bookcase in hall.
Trumpet vine blooms several times a year.
Sunset from front gate with lighted column.
Lounge area in game room. Cupboard with disk player and games on opposite wall.
Guest bathroom near game room - sauna inside.
Master bedroom with door to east patio. Adjustable split king temperpedic bed.
Main bath in bedroom wing. Shower and tub.
Stairway to sleeping loft with king bed passes by Mr. Bear.
Relax in the rattan seat with ottoman in the master bedroom. Access east patio.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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