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Upper-Rockridge Hilltop Gem!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-6 people

Located in the pristine neighborhood of the upper Rockridge Hills, just minutes away from the very popular College Ave in the heart of Rockridge district where you can find a wide variety of family friendly eateries, fine dinning, pubs and amazing shopping, A stop at Market Hall is a must. And just on the other side of the hill you will find Montclair Village, another wonderful place with all the same features.

When you arrive in this house you will find yourself in a truly amazing spot! It offers a professional Chef's kitchen with Granite CT's. The french doors next to the kitchen open up to a large deck where you will find fabulous panoramic views of the entire hillside, Temescal Park, lake and beach below! The living area offers a comfy place to relax in front of the fireplace and/or watch TV or movie in a surround sound system; open the french doors from the living area and you will find yourself on the front patio looking at Alcatraz Island and The Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge!

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with a cal-king and a queen bed, luxury goose down comforters, and again with amazing views from both rooms! The main bathroom features a claw foot tub with shower, marbled walls and heated floors.

Want to go for a hike down to the beach? Just take a towel, hike down the steps and there you are! Enjoy a swim, sun, walk, hike, or a jog! You cant go wrong here!

More Details

steven maes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About steven maes

I'm an Oakland native and I grew up in this area and still live here because this is one of the greatest places to live!

steven maes purchased this house in 2005

Why steven maes chose Oakland

This house has a location that rivals some of the best: the panoramic views, the comfy beds, the spacious deck, the pristine family neighborhood ...

Its classic luxury interiors have a very warm and relaxing feel that will be pleasing for all to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

One of the unique benefits of this home is that it offers something for everyone. if you love to cook you will enjoy the professional kitchen and outdoor professional grill on the deck. If you are a movie buff, the HD-TV has a with surround sound. Fitness buff ? Try running these hills or around the lake. If your kids see the beach? Well, you know where they will be!


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
oakland intl
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Jacklondon Square
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bart, Rockridge station
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Temescal
Car: recommended

Located in the wonderful upper Rockridge Hills of Oakland. Just minutes away from the popular College Ave in the heart of Rockridge! Enjoy a variety of Shopping and Fine Dinning including the wonderful Market Hall! And on the other side of the hill is The Montclair Village-Another fantastic place to visit! Both places have that great Family local vibe which can be enjoyed by all!


Upper Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub/shower combo-Heated Bathroom floors
  • 1 full bathroom upstairs, half bathroom on main floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cal king bed in bedroom 1
  • 1 cal-king in large bedroom and 1 queen in other bedroom, inflatable air mattress available on request
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Upper-Rockridge Hilltop Gem!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

A reasonable property

  • 4 of 5

This property is as described on the site however as it sits above the freeway it is noisy in the main bedroom and back deck - however we made use of the front patio which was nice and quiet. It worth be worth the owner looking at the shower over the bath as when the curtains are closed it feels very claustrophobic. A generally ok property.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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This is a perfect location as a base for touring or to just relax and enjoy the sunshine.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a charming location with shops and easy access to main roads nearby. Inside the house is perfect for 4 people with 2 good sized bedrooms and large kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen is well equipped and the livng area has a large TV with surround sound, Cable TV and internet access. Outside area has table chairs and good sized gas BBQ. Everything in the place worked perfectly and it is clean and tidy. I would certainly stay again. Cheers for the hospitality Steven hope to see you again some time. Regards Jim

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, renovated. All amenities. Great views of the bay. Oakland neighborhood charm in the quiet hills. Easy on site parking.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well stocked, and perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Steven was very friendly, flexible, and easy to deal with. His home is a great location to explore Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco. The home is clean and comfortable in a beautiful neighborhood, and very close to great shopping and dining in Rockbridge. Would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the cottage and loved the neighborhood. It was an easy drive into SF, or local areas such as Rockridge and Berkeley.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful views, attentive host

  • 4 of 5

Steven was a wonderful host. He was responsive when I first reached out to him about his property, and the only host that answered about my pack-n-play inquiry, and very attentive once we arrived on his property and had questions.

The place was perfect for 4 adults and 2 kids (age 4 and 1). The home is nicely updated and modern. The lights and water were a bit tricky to figure out, but not a big deal. For example, it took a bit to get hot water in the kitchen sink, and the handle needs to be forward not back. Also, the faucet and dials for the shower are outside of the shower curtain, and no place to put shampoo, soap, etc. We cooked in for 3 meals, which was great, but it would have been nice to have a few kitchen amenities (salt and pepper, cooking spray, etc.). But again, not a show stopper.

The views are spectacular, and we enjoyed the hike down to the lake. Overall, a fantastic experience. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Any Cancellations with 30 day notice will receive full refund less the 2.5% fee on the toatll amount that is charged by Credit Card Companies when paying by Credit Card method. This fee does not apply to E-Check form of payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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