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Beautiful Rockridge Craftsman Home With Quiet Garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This spacious and light-filled classic Craftsman home in the Rockridge area of Oakland is available July 28 through September 1. The home has four bedrooms and two baths in 2100 square feet, plus a garden and patio for outdoor dining.

The ground floor has a large sunny living room, formal dining room (both with warm wood paneling), a large eat-in modern kitchen, a garden-view sun room, a utility room with modern washer and dryer, and a spacious bedroom suite with an adjacent private bath. This suite contains a large-screen TV and can also be used as a media room if not needed for a bedroom (see photos). The sofa bed is a comfortable queen-size gel mattress with European topper.

Upstairs are three sleeping options: A large bedroom with a queen-size bed, another bedroom with a single bed (both of these bedrooms have walk-in closets), and a sun room with a daybed, so that it can be used either as a single bedroom or as a sitting room with a beautiful view of San Francisco and the western sky. The modern upstairs bathroom has both a walk-in shower and relaxing Japanese soaking tub. The third floor sleeping loft, accessible by Japanese ladder from the second-floor landing, contains a double futon bed with a view of the lights of San Francisco and the Bay.

The back flower garden and organic vegetable garden, cared for by a gardener, is sunny and quiet, with multiple levels for reading and entertaining, including a propane grill and patio table. There is an enclosed single-car garage and plenty of street parking. High-speed wifi is available throughout the house.

Rockridge is one of the most desired neighborhoods of the East Bay, lined with charming homes, many dating from the Arts & Crafts era. Bustling College Avenue is a four-block walk away along tree-lined streets, offering some of the East Bay’s most interesting shops and finest restaurants (Oliveto’s, A16, A Coté).

The Rockridge BART station is five blocks away, meaning that downtown San Francisco is accessible by comfortable high-speed public transportation in just 25 minutes. The UC-Berkeley campus is 1-1/2 miles away. There is easy freeway access six blocks away, leading to San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Marin County. Multiple hiking trails in the redwoods or along the crest of the East Bay hills are within a 10-minute drive.

Guests often comment on the calm and nurturing environment of the home itself, the charming neighborhood, and friendly neighbors. This home offers the best of San Francisco Bay Area living.

More Details

Ruel Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Ruel Walker

I'm an attorney working for a non-profit in the Bay Area that promotes the rights of indigenous people in the rainforest of Ecuador. My partner is a family practice physician, originally from France.

Ruel Walker purchased this house in 1997

What makes this house unique

The photos will tell you what we love about this home--it is warm and sunny, with beautiful woodwork and character, and filled with the art work we have collected in our travels around the world. The garden is a wonderful quiet place to relax.


Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The downstairs bath has a shower. The upstairs bath has a walk-in shower and separate Japanese soaking tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The downstairs suite can be used either as a bedroom (sofa bed with very comfortable gel mattress on a platform--no bars or springs) with private bath, or also as a media room (large-screen TV & cable)--it has a private attached bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
The Rockridge BART station is just five blocks away, meaning the downtown San Francisco is just 25 minutes away by high-speed rail.


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Beautiful Rockridge Craftsman Home With Quiet Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great home and location

  • 5 of 5

All information provided was helpful and useful. Great, safe location. Had trouble getting the front door to stay closed even when locked, most likely due to the weather changes that were occurring. Overall perfect experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion here and the home and location was everything we'd hoped. This inviting house and garden are absolutely beautiful and so serene. A five minute walk to College Ave for cafes, shops and public transport meant we didn't need a car. The owners and neighbour were delightful and responsive. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.