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Private Retreat in the Heart of Rockridge. Walk to Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

In one of the East Bay's most coveted neighborhoods, you will enjoy a newly renovated, private cottage that is blocks to all of the goodies Rockridge has to offer. Dining, Shopping and BART are just a part of its charm. You can easily access some of the most beautiful hiking and recreation the Bay Area has to offer. This 1300 sq/ft house features 2 bedrooms and two baths a private patio with cable, WIFI internet and laundry included. This home has been maintained with maticulous care with an emphasis on livability and comfort. There is a private patio with furniture and fenced in yard. Rockridge is a family oriented neighborhood with a charm that is hard to beat. There is plenty of parking on our safe and quiet street.

Keywords: The most fabulous home base for you... to experience the Bay area and enjoy time with your family in a neighborhood that offers a walking paradise. Experience the convenience of the SF area without the stress of 'City Life'!

More Details

Katie Ross
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Katherine's home is always a 1st choice for us and highly recommended for those interested in looking for a place to stay. It's clean, roomy, and close to all of the great Rockridge restaurants + shops. We've had our crew at her house in the past and will always reach out to her for future accommodations since we like it so much!
Aug 2012
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Upper Telegraph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1King size bed, crib available. Guest room Queen bed and twin mattress for extra sleeping space Available: Queen size Air mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(68 traveler reviews)

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Private Retreat in the Heart of Rockridge. Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 70 reviews
Alexandria, Virginia


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, quiet but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

I had previously stayed in one of Katie's houses so communication was seamless. I knew the house would be clean, attractive, wonderfully equipped; the big surprise was the neighborhood. We had always stayed "on the other side of Bart" and worried that this would be a bit far (without a car) from our children and grandchildren (almost a mile). How wrong we were! With Safeway and coffee shops and restaurants literally around two corners and Market Hall a short walk away, we were still in the middle of everything. I could walk up College Avenue past Ashby, or walk to the lovely Willard Park, or even walk to a small Whole Foods! I could walk to Hudson Bay Cafe, an old favorite. A couple times I even walked my 3 1/2 yr. old granddaughter home! I feel safe in the neighborhood, where you will see people at all hours walking or walking their dogs. The outdoor space is charming too, for eating outside (yes, in Dec.) or a quick run around the yard for the children. Love being here!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All four of us enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

This cottage behind the owner's home was perfect for our visit to the Bay Area. We traveled every day from this base, and it was nice to have a comfortable place to stay after our daily adventures. The finishes are lovely -- tile in the bathrooms, nice bedding, excellent kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove and two-dooor refrigerator, and it has an open floor plan. Katie was a welcoming hostess, and she was very helpful. We happened to be in Oakland during an unexpectedly warm few days. There is no air conditioning, but Katie made a special trip to get a fan for us, and that was really appreciated. The courtyard was quiet and a perfect place to read a book, there is a Safeway and a Trader Joes just a few blocks away, and there are several restaurants within walking distance. We didn't spend much time in San Francisco itself, because the four of us had been there before, but we visited Muir Woods, several Pacific beaches, Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum, the Guide Dog for the Blind facility, the Anheiser Busch plant and the Jelly Belly plant. All in all, this VRBO was perfect for our needs. We are in our sixties, and we all (my husband, myself, my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law) appreciated the conveniences of a real home (instead of a hotel) for our stay in Oakland.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was our second stay and we will be back !

  • 5 of 5

Great location for visiting our student at Cal. Wonderful neighborhood, comfortable clean home and a very friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Spacious property with great location in Oakland. Quiet and homey with a great working

kitchen. Hopefully it will be available next time I need to be in the Oakland area.

Very restful retreat. Jeff

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica, CA

Beautiful cottage, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Great walkable location to restaurants, coffee shops, groceries. Nice kitchen, living room and outdoor space. Katie, owner is lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Great shopping, dining, hiking, Yoga, exercise classes and BART all are an easy walk from this location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $120

Additional $20. per person over 2 people.

* Graduation weeks
* Holiday weeks
Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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