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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:
June 28, 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!


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 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Upper-Rockridge Hilltop Gem!
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Value in the Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet spot close to the trendy part of Oakland (Rockridge). The house is all new construction, nicely furnished, with extra touches like a great sound system and two flat screen t.v.s. Beds are comfy, kitchen well appointed, and even though Steven, the owner, lives right across the way, he is super respectful of your privacy and there for help if and when needed. The price is really reasonable for the amount of house that you get, especially in the inflated market of San Francisco and the East Bay. It is a bit high up in the hills, so activate your WAZE to get there. But that is the advantage as well - quiet at night, and a cool view from the patio during the day. I would come back and stay again, next time we bring the family to the Bay Area. Thanks, Steven!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, IA

Great house, great location, great price

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. It was in a great neighborhood above Oakland, with distance 15-20 minutes to everything--Lake Merritt, Berkeley, Oakland itself, outdoor hiking in nearby parks. Really nice inside--everything was in good shape, big kitchen with good pans and utensils. Nice outdoor deck. Easy parking. Two king size beds. Pretty setting. Owner lives in the main house on-site: he was available but not intrusive. Easy access to the house, good communication. Fast internet.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, quiet and comfy

  • 5 of 5

My 2 teens and I had a wonderful stay here. Steven came by to introduce himself and offered to help with anything we needed but the stay was so comfortable we didn't need anything. The view was amazing and it's literally steps away from a great hiking/walking trail. We had all the necessities in the house and it's very close to anything else you would need. It's quiet, private and very modern accommodations. I think it's much better choice than any hotel in the area. I will come back here again the next time I'm in town.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great views. Very comfortable beds, living room chairs and couch.

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful and responsive owner.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Nice neighborhood--great host-few minor things (TV remote batteries died...)taken care of quickly ! Lovely home-kitchen excelled in cookware and appliances for Thanksgiving feast! Beds comfy--heated full bathroom floor a bonus.

Would recommend railing on interior staircase for the older folks. Great walk in neighborhood. Some folks had Christmas décor out! Overall, very pleasant stay in beautiful area!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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!


Rates & Availability

Upper Rockridge House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable 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.
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