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Serene Bayview cottage, tucked in the hills but close to everything just for you

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

It's a slice of heaven! Our secluded, peaceful home is amongst old oaks & views

Dear future Guests, We are so happy you are reading this. This One bedroom darling tree top Cottage will fit the bill. Close to shopping, hiking, fishing and all the lovely touristy things the Bay area has to offer, eating, drinking and sightseeing! Fully functioning seperate and secluded 1bdrm house, warm and inviting. Amazing water views.Great outdoor space. Plenty of sun and shade. Most comfortable King size bed EVER and a comfy fluffy futon for the other guests. Fully equipped kitchen. This is a special place. Charming, comfy and convenient you have everything you need here and after a busy day of exploring our beautiful and bountiful Bay Area, we have a great place for you to come back to. Unwind, relax, rest and recharge so that you can go back out and do it again tomorrow!! Ideal middle location for San Francisco/Napa/Marin, 30 minutes to most places. We look forward to welcoming you, Anne and Joyce


Owner
Anne & Joyce
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Anne & Joyce

A Brit and an American happily married for 25 years, we love the area. Its a good life. Come see for yourself this special place.

Anne & Joyce purchased this house in 2005

Why Anne & Joyce chose El Sobrante

Centrally located for Napa, East Bay and San Francisco close to transportation. All amenities within a 5-10 min drive. Yet the hill exudes the illusion of seclusion and the house is charming beyond belief. Then there are the million dollar views! We've lived on the hill (5mins away) since 1999 and have always loved our special spot. We purchased the cottage in 2006 as an investment rental, with dreams of one day living in it when we downsize, still working on that!! So until that happy day it will be available for travelers from all parts of the globe.Built in 1948 by a poet and an opera singer from Hungary, this artsy cottage is made from recycled wood from the Richmond Shipyards (is this one of the first eco houses???). We love this house, it's natural setting is perfect, we are drawn to the open water view all day and night. We hope you feel the same and enjoy quality time here.

What makes this house unique

Charming, comfy and convenient you have everything you need here and some.. It's quiet and unique, feels like country living yet moments away from the metropolis. Abundant wildlife, all the animals, birds and even reptiles you would expect to see here in Northern California. You will see more deer than people on this special hill!!! We love the fact the cottage is surrounded by heritage oaks and how lovely the views are walking around the hill. The location is perfect for access to all of the east bay, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Napa, Marin; all within 30 minutes. After a busy day,we have a great place for you to come back to. Unwind, relax, rest and recharge so that you can go back out and do it again tomorrow!!

Amenities

El Sobrante House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub, shower sink and loo with a view!!!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The most comfortable King size bed ever. A good nights sleep guaranteed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bayview Cottage is a creative space for writers, poets and composers. Ideal base for hiking, fishing, birdwatching and nature. Also perfect for just hanging out in your own private space.

Reviews

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Serene Bayview cottage, tucked in the hills but close to everything just for you
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
Huntly, Va.
4

Very nice place; great views, convenient to our daughter; well supplied

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bayview Cottage. It had everything we needed in the kitchen and elsewhere; great views, comfortable king size bed, convenient to our daughter; no hassles with owners; felt like our private cottage; nice neighborhood; the only surprise was the curvy road up to the top of the hill; it's important to have a GPS to get to the right place.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene Cottage with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for me to stay for some much needed quiet time. The cottage is cute and cozy, and the views are just beautiful. The king size bed is very comfortable. I'll be coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Private location.

  • 4 of 5

Neat and clean cottage. Beautiful view of the bay.!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing way to experience the Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

Being here felt like we had driven hours from the City yet we were so close to everywhere we wanted to see. That is, if we could motivate ourselves to leave the sweet little cottage in the hills of West Contra Costa County. Thanks! Sam and Pete, the Bronx

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Wonderful quite and clean

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this quiet little "bungalow" in El Sobrante. It was conveniently located to family in Pinole and San Francisco, tucked in a quiet little neighborhood. We didn't end up using the kitchen much, but nice to have it available. The bed and accommodations were great. We would 100% recommend staying at Joyce and Anne's property. The quiet view from the balcony was worth every penny. We saw wild turkeys, deer and a fox, as well as the view of The Bay. The Blackstock Family ~ Littleton, CO July 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, NS, Canada
5

Perfect location for a quiet retreat close to everything we wanted to see!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days in this cottage. Waking up to the view every morning was amazing. We are from the East Coast so we found it to be the perfect location to explore San Francisco & Berkeley. Everything in the home was as described. The bed was super comfortable & the Italian restaurant nearby was amazing! This stop was part of our West Coast honeymoon and we are already discussing when to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, we hope you make it back and soon. Be well. Anne and Joyce
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Oakland or San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Vallejo
Nearest Train
10 Miles
BART, Orinda &/or El Cerrito
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai Mexican Italian Vietnamese Chinese Starbucks!
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $30

2 night minimum on the weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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