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Close in Location with Incredible Views & Resort Like Feel!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Drive down the driveway and feel the stress disappear as you enter another world.Surrounded by redwoods, flowers and amazing vistas you forget about the stress of the daily grind. This executive retreat with incredible views and grounds has a close in location surrounded by the park.It has a private yard with out door patio table and chairs. Private entry,shared use of the grounds, pool area and hot tub.Only 5 minutes from Montclair, 20 minutes from SFO.Wildlife at your doorstep, hiking and biking trails just steps away.You feel as though you are miles from any city yet just moments away.Unit contains gas fireplace for cozy evenings.

There is bus transportation 1/2 block easy walking distance.

This property is unique in that you don't see any other houses from this property. You can see the views while lying in bed. We are dog friendly as long as the animals do not get up on any of the furniture or bedding.There is wifi so working from home is possible. There is shopping and restaurants within 1 mile. We have repeatedly been told that living here is like staying at a resort.

Keywords: 1 bedroom charming in-law with incredible grounds and views.Perfect for one or two people.Private entry and yard.Shared pool, hot tub & entertainment area.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Sue

Active retired real estate broker who enjoys hiking, horseback riding as well as other sports.

Sue purchased this apartment in 1985

What makes this apartment unique

I had a very stressful job, so when I drove down the driveway it is like leaving all the stress behind. The property has a Zen" like feel to it.I grew up in the country so this makes me feel at home.


Skyline-Hillcrest Estates Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) pillow top
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Close in Location with Incredible Views & Resort Like Feel!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Amazing Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. I am a traveling health professional, who stayed on the property for 5 weeks. Both my dog and I had a wonderful experience. The views can't be beat, you are in a hidden oasis of wilderness that I didn't expect to find in the Oakland area. We hiked the local parks on a regular basis, many times off leash. Sue & Randy were welcoming and so helpful with tips of places to see. Their two dogs played with my dog in the front yard. My family came from MN the last week, and we all stayed in the larger guest house. The kids thought the view was to so "cool" especially on a fogged in morning. If work brings me back to Oakland, I will be staying here again. Thank you for making my Oakland experience so great.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Ann. I would LOVE to have you back at any time. Best of luck to you in your new location.
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Lovely little home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler, dog and I had a wonderful stay in this little home while visiting family throughout the Piedmont and Alameda areas. It's quiet, peaceful and comfortable. Beautiful views from all the rooms.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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If we had only had more time to enjoy all that our wonderful hosts had to offer!

  • 4 of 5

Susan and Randy have a beautiful place. Its secluded and peaceful. They are wonderful about giving you access to the entire grounds including the great pool and waterfall. They were gracious enough to invite us to have a glass of wine by the pool/waterfall. One of my highlights of our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: oh thank you so much for your thoughtful review. I wish you had more time as well. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again in the future.
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oakland, ca


  • 5 of 5

Wifee and I moved from Florida to the Bay Area and decided to take an extended vacation to familiarize ourselves with the area before committing to a place. So, we decided to rent with Sue and Randy in this unit for about a month. It was perfect for our needs and we couldn't have been happier. Great location central to everything in Oakland as well as the "back country" if you're looking to hike, etc. The unit itself is obviously smaller but the amenities on the property were amazing and Sue and Randy went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. And if you're looking for a bigger place, they have a separate house with multiple bedrooms. The pool, hot tub and property overall were amazing with awesome views of the valley and Mt. Diablo right out your front door. Tons of fun yard games such as ping pong, foosball, corn hole, etc. with great competitors to give you a challenge.

Concluding our stay, we made some new great lifelong friends which was the best part of it all. I'd absolutely stay there again, in fact, when we have friends and family in town to visit, we'll definitely send them over to rent this place.

Rent it!! You won't be sorry you did!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great response. We feel that we have made some new friends as well. Hope to see you in the near future
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Gorgeous and amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to stay here for over a month and had an amazing time. The amenities of the place are incredible, the views are gorgeous and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The pool and hot tub area is really comfortable, with nice chairs, heat lamps and speakers. This place is a hidden gem. It was really amazing to be in the Bay Area while also in this amazing hideaway. It is also really close to Redwood Regional Park, which has some great trails for hikers and bikers. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much we enjoyed having you
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Boca Raton, FL

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for a couple weeks. It was perfect for access to the East Bay parks and hiking. Also easy to get to DT Oakland where we stayed in the past and close to Rockridge area and Montclair with lots of restaurants. Also a quick hop onto HWY 13 and thru the Caldicott tunnel to get to Orinda, Lafayette and Walnut Creek.

The unit is small, but surprisingly has a lot of storage space for 2 weeks worth of clothes and personal items. The kitchen and living area was small, but had everything we needed for our visit. It was good for a week or two, but longer term visits may require more space.

Sue was very accomodating..we had a problem with the toilet and she was took care of it right away. When we weren't touring, we enjoyed the pool to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for review-p.s. after your suggestion for an additional lamp for reading I purchased one-thanks!!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.