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Golden Gate Bridge View from Light, Bright Oakland Hills Home

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our sunny, secluded Oakland Hills home is perched high in the hills with a front deck providing wonderful views of Marin County, San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. We also have a private back patio with a 4-person cedar hot tub.

The front deck and entry of the house is reached by 18 stairs with two landings. The house has hardwood floors, a dining room (seats 6) and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows with views, a wood-burning fireplace, a modern kitchen with granite countertops.

The two upstairs bedrooms each have queen-sized beds, and the downstairs bedroom has both a queen-sized bed and a twin bed. The main bathroom has a bathtub with shower. The master bedroom has an adjoining office, and these rooms have French doors opening to the back patio and hot tub. The master bedroom also has its own bathroom with stall shower. The house is approximately 1500 square feet.
There are many books and paintings throughout the house.

You can reach San Francisco in 20-30 minutes by car or public transportation, and the village of Montclair, with its cafes, shops and a Sunday farmers' market, is only a 2-minute drive or a 20-minute (hilly) walk from our house. Berkeley, with its great university and wonderful restaurants, is only a 10-minute drive.

This neighborhood of Oakland is called Montclair. It's in the hills, and although close to city life in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, it's quite green and natural here, with many trees and birds and hiking trails.

Keywords: Montclair, views, decks, hot tub


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    We have baby equipment available (portable crib, high chair, stroller, etc.) and children's toys and books....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed on decks only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is off the master bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is the main bathroom....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of art books, travel, fiction, and children's books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two televisions (living room and downstairs bedroom) with Comcast cable. Roku with Netflix....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many baby and toddler toys....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lots of children's DVDs...moreless


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    SF Bay view from living room, dining room, kitchen and deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    View of Bay and Golden Gate Bridge from our dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-loading Maytag...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostat controlled central heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has view of SF Bay and San Francisco. Leather couch and two leather lounge chairs with ottoman. Bookcases and armoires....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 cars in driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading Maytag...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    In living room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large, open kitchen with SF views. Granite countertops, double sink, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice-maker, coffee maker, all dishes, utensils, pots and pans, spices, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A very well-stocked pantry. You are welcome to use our pantry items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Filtered water with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic-top electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two adult bikes and one adult folding bike (you can take it on BART)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining table and chairs on deck...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Four-person hot tub always the perfect temperature - on a timer....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving week
Nov 23 - Nov 30
7 night min stay

Christmas-New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,995 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland; San Francisco
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Montclair Village
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jack London Square, Oakland
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Jack London Square, Oakland
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 13
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Montclair Village and nearby Park Blvd.
160 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Francisco

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are Kees and Janet. We've lived in the beautiful Bay Area for over 30 years. We've been dividing our time between our Montclair home and our cabin in Yuba County, California, for the past eight years. We have two grown sons, one living in New York and one in San Francisco, and a 4 year old granddaughter and 1 year old grandson. Kees is Dutch, born in Delft, who moved to Canada as a child and then to California. He is fluent in Dutch and leads a local Dutch meetup group. He is retired from the San Francisco Chronicle, having worked as a graphic artist, and is now a painter. Janet is a California native. She has recently retired and now works part-time as a freelance index editor for a legal publishing company. Both Kees and Janet love to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA, USA:
The benefits of this property include the view of San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate and Marin. A secluded setting but is centrally located, 5 minutes from Highway 13 to Berkeley (10 min), San Francisco (30 min) and Downtown Oakland (20 min), Marin County (40 min) Pacific Ocean at SF (1 hr). We are close to many miles of hiking in regional parks nearby. Swimming at nearby Lake Temescal. Near many charming shopping districts with excellent restaurants. Near the University of California at Berkeley (20 min).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy walking our chocolate lab, Charlie, on his daily route, a half hour loop through the neighborhood. We like the aroma of the bay and eucalyptus trees and the fog clearing from the valleys. We often encounter does with fawns, Steller jays and red-tailed hawks and sometimes wild turkeys.

Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Evening view

    Evening view

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • Main bedroom

    Main bedroom

  • Study adjacent to main bedroom

    Study adjacent to main bedroom

  • Back patio with hot tub

    Back patio with hot tub

  • View from deck, living room and dining room

    View from deck, living room and dining room

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Main bathoom

    Main bathoom

  • 2nd upstairs bedroom

    2nd upstairs bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Front of house

    Front of house

VRBO #367413

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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