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Lovely remodeled single level home w/ hilltop privacy! Media Rm,AC,close to BART

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

In the center of things yet completely private and secluded! This 2 acre property in desirable upper Castro Valley has it all. Beautiful, quiet, very safe neighborhood. A completely remodeled, single-level ranch-style home with large, level lawn and fenced, manicured grounds. New carpeting and all new furnishings and linens, including all new electronics (HDTV, DVDs, stereo system, etc.). Each bedroom features a flat screen smart TV and a computer/printer is provided for guest use. WiFi throughout the property and free long distance phone usage, of course!The kitchen is beautifully equipped, with all new appliances and even a Keurig coffeemaker with pods supplied. Everything is here to prepare any meal from simple to gourmet!Plenty of outdoor seating, both back and front yards, to enjoy an al fresco meal or just to relax in the landscaped yard.

The property is located on a hilltop with complete privacy - No neighboring properties can be seen from the house or garden.

Downtown San Francisco is 35 minutes away, door - to - door, via the Castro Valley BART station! The Castro Valley Community center with large park, play areas and extensive class offerings for children and adults is one block away. The Lake Chabot Recreational Area is a mile away.

Six guests is the maximum we can accommodate in the house and one week is the minimum rental reservation we can accept.

More Details

Cindy Vinson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Cindy Vinson

We grew up in Castro Valley and this is Bill's boyhood home. We've totally remodeled it and love the seclusion in the midst of things, the beautiful,quiet neighborhood complete with resident urban deer and the ability to quickly walk to large parks and recreation areas.

Cindy Vinson purchased this house in 2008

Why Cindy Vinson chose San Francisco Bay Area

Our family history is here - family gatherings, local schools, the UC Berkeley campus (many of our family, including us, are alumni!). We love how unique the Bay Area is today - amazing sights, incomparable cuisine from around the world,great people and weather too. Castro Valley's central location makes getting away to the Wine Country, Yosemite or the Gold Country easy as well!

What makes this house unique

Probably the best hing about our house is the feeling of country seclusion and charm so close to the city. No matter the season or time of day, the garden is quiet and peaceful, ever-changing with the seasons, and can be seen from every room of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in your Castro Valley vacation home! The house is very comfortable and homey, and it had everything we needed and more

besides. It is very centrally located to everything, yet it 's in a great, quiet neighborhood. The deer, birds and squirrels on the property were fun to watch - we even saw a red fox walking along the fence one morning!
May 2014
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Castro Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have full, adjustable spray shower heads and built-in hampers. Plenty of built-in storage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons ( queen)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lovely remodeled single level home w/ hilltop privacy! Media Rm,AC,close to BART
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

Great property, spacious and comfortable for 6 pers. Quiet and safe neighbourhood. Large and secured garden for families with kids, public playground within 5 min walking. House is equipped with everything you need. Just come and enjoy your holidays like we did. Excellent contact to Cindy.

I would recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dominic- It's wonderful to know that our European guests enjoyed the house and garden so much! We are centrally located for easy access tol the many attractions Northern California has to offer and all the extra amenities we offer to guests are especially helpful when far away from home!
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Oklahoma City, OK

Relaxing and pleasant

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful experience in a house with everything that you need. We had a small barbecue with family that lived nearby. For those who like day hiking, there are many trail options in the area. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carol! We are delighted that you enjoyed the relaxing, private surroundings of our Castro Valley house, as well as all the supplies and amenities we provide to make sure our guests are comfortable. Lake Chabot, 1 mile away, provides many lovely hiking opportunities, as well as boat rentals, fishing on the Lake, etc. Also - 35 minutes to downtown San Francisco on BART!
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Los Angeles

Super house and location in the Bay Area!

  • 5 of 5

We'll be back! This house is quiet and private,with a lovely large garden and porch to relax on after a day of sightseeing. The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable, clean as a whistle and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is huge and comes with everything you could possibly want- even a Keurig with pods supplied! Visiting deer outside in the morning are fun to watch from the house. Lake Chabot and a pretty park are very close, and BART is a few minutes away. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that the house has a perfect location - close to everything, yet quiet and secluded. We've put a lot of effort into making the house as comfortable as possible for our guests, so we're glad you noticed! BART and the major freeways for touring and side trips are also close and convenient.
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Sun City West, AZ

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been renting homes through VRBO for a number of years and this is one of the nicer, well equipped homes we have stayed in; the photos and description are very accurate. The house is spotless and very well maintained with a lot of practical things to make vacationers feel like they are at home. The backyard is a lovely setting to relax after a busy day touring the beautiful Bay Area; the neighborhood is quiet and safe. The location of the home is perfect for sightseeing; it is close to the Castro Valley BART station as well as a major freeway artery. The owners are wonderful to work with. Thank you Cindy and Bill for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location for visiting San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Yosemite, Sausalito and other surrounding areas.

You have everything you need. Shopping close by. Bart station close if you don't want to drive to San Francisco.

Nice quiet area to relax in after a long day.

Owners are wonderful to work with. Respond quickly to your questions. Very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gina! We're so glad you agree that our Castro Valley location is perfect for Northern California points of interest! After a hard day of touring, it's nice to come back to our quiet, secluded property, with new, luxury mattresses and state of the art electronics to help you relax, maybe with a fresh cup of coffee from our Keurig - pods provided!
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Warsaw, Poland

Most Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a whole Bay Area, house is very private and comfortable, not only well equipped but also full of practical details, you can feel like in your own home. Very clean and well maintained property, wonderful private garden and lawn. Neighborhood nice and quiet, we stayed for a week but it was hard to leave. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Chris! We are especially happy that our house met the needs of our international guests! We always strive to make our Bay Area house very comfortable, with everything a guest might need or want. International travelers appreciate how close we are by BART to San Francisco (25 minutes, door to city!) and how the central location of Castro Valley makes it easy to get to the mountains, the wine country, the beach, etc.
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Castro Valley Community Center and Park 1 block away, Lake Chabot Recreational Area 1 mile away.


Rates & Availability

Castro Valley House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150

Weekly rentals are $1150/ week, and monthly rentals are $2900, Jan- October/ 2014. Individual nights after the first week are $150. The house is not available for rent during the week of Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December. One week is the minimum rental period.
Six is the maximum number of guests. Sorry - we are not able to accommodate pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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