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November Special: (Longer term stays good price (1920's House with views)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Perfect House For Family For A Bit Of Extended Stay In Bay Area

This house is our home. It has 5 bedrooms and is approximately 100 years old. Three bedrooms upstairs and 2 downstairs on the first floor. Downstairs bedrooms have 2 bathrooms either in or adjacent to the rooms.

There are 5 bedrooms -- sleeps 9. Hardwood floors through out the living area of the house

Perfect for staying if you remodeling your home (Piedmont & bay Area).

There is small bedroom downstairs and larger bedroom with office , and 3 bedrooms upstairs -- living room, dining room -- and of course WiFi, cable TV, etc. Comes with washer dryer.. House has nice, sunny front lawn -- and garden in back. Views of Bay and SF and Oakland. Kitchen is fully equipped. Very comfortable ambiance. Neighborhood is one of the nicest in the entire East bay. Neighborhood is close to Lake Meritt, Piedmont, and Montclair Village with nearby Trader Joes. Shopping, coffee shops, Sequoia Lodge are also very close. Photos depict the street.

Plenty of on street parking. Parking in Driveway may be possible.

Easy to get to BART which takes you into San Francisco. I have personal assistant in Oakland who can assist you if something arises.

The neighborhoods consist of houses all built around 100 years ago -- so it is a very nice and safe place to be. 100 yards away is a school play ground if kids need to run around. Easy Parking. If one would need a home office; that could be made available under separate arrangements.

For your convenience -- if you are going to a wedding or big picnic, we have camping chairs, bar b q materials, and a small wagon to haul the stuff in. (:)

LAKE TAHOE: We are fortunate enough to own a condo in Tahoe City -- close to the lake. If you are interested in combining your stay with a stay at the lake; please let us know.

The Condo is in Tahoe City close to the lake and Town.

More Details

John Preston
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About John Preston

I am retired attorney doing mediations and arbitrations. I am well traveled and welcome people from all nations.

John Preston purchased this house in 1986

Why John Preston chose Crocker Highlands

Great location and older home with Bay views -- relatively rare in Northern California. Very nice older, established neighborhood. Spacious and comfortable. Nice garden in rear of house. We live here, so kitchen is very well equipped.

House has artifacts from around the world

What makes this house unique

Back deck overlooking the Bay; Views of South Bay. Plenty of space; very comfortable 1920's home.


Crocker Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , small half bath down stairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , LOCATED DOWNSTAIRS
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , LOCATED UPSTAIRS
  • There are a total of up to 2 and half baths; Depending on the number of people; one bathroom may not be available during your stay.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , air mattress pad FOR EXTRA COMFORT (QUEEN)
  • 3 bedrooms upstairs, all double or queen beds. two bedrooms downstairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Many specifics to be worked out between guest and owner. In general this is where we live, so everything is here -- from office to hair dryers -- to kitchen supplies. Stay for a month is perfect


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November Special: (Longer term stays good price (1920's House with views)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect place for a big group

  • 5 of 5

This large house on Clarendon Crescent fit our needs perfectly. We had a family wedding at the Piedmont Community Center five minutes away, and as many as nine of us were able to stay there comfortably. It has five very usable sleeping spaces, 2-1/2 bathrooms, huge living room gathering space and a large dining room. We made good use of the deck out back for morning coffee, with outstanding views of the Oakland hills and the bay. Shopping was about five minutes away by car. The only glitch was a minor dispute over damage that was resolved with a few texts with the owner. Overall, we were very pleased and would recommend this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice people.
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Oakland Hills Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at this older but lovely home in the hills of Oakland Ca. All of the accommodations were perfect for our family. The home was very well equipped, clean and well maintained. There was a lovely back deck overlooking the garden and if you stood on your tip toes you could see San Fran Bay. Most important was the ease of communicating with the owner who was accessible and very flexible. Would use again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, wonderful light & space

  • 5 of 5

Like several other past reviewers, we used this house as home base when family gathered for a wedding weekend, and we were very happy with our selection. We used every bedroom at least one night, and everyone commented on how comfortable the beds are (one bedroom does not have window coverings, but we worked around that fairly well). The kitchen is well stocked, and the dining table seats 10, in a spacious, comfortable room. The bathrooms are dated but perfectly workable, though the the half bath is tiny and awkward to use. As noted elsewhere, the stairs are narrow and steep. This house is old, and if you are looking for perfection, you might not be fully content (and if you are bothered by knowing there is a tenant in a basement apartment, look elsewhere...didn't bother us; we never saw him/her). We like character and light, and this house has that, plus a lot more. Finally, we loved walking the neighborhood which is beautiful....and John refunded our deposit immediately. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and accurate review You left the house so clean The tenant will be leaving this summer and is rarely around I am so glad everything worked out for you
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Great house, outstanding value for the pirce

  • 5 of 5

I chose this house for it's proximity to my friends house and venue (for a wedding) - I needed something with more than two bedrooms.

This house worked out great - it's beautiful inside, the porch has a lovely view, the decor is comfortable and attractive, and the layout was perfect for accommodating a large number of people. Two of the bed rooms are downstairs, which was perfect for my mother.

The kitchen was great. Contemporary appliances, good knives and cookware, and a useful selection of utensils.

The house is about a mile away from a main drag with shopping and dining - we used ride sharing to get around, and we were never waiting for a car more than a few minutes. It's very close to Lake Merritt, and centrally located in Oakland.

It's a really great property; one of the better houses I've rented, and an incredible value.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Stay For Daughter's Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay. It was a great place for a headquarters for our daughter's wedding. We were able to have others from the wedding party over and enjoy the very comfortable space to visit in a relaxed and open atmosphere vs. a hotel setting. We had 6 people sleeping and had plenty of rooms and bathrooms even with the bride's party getting dressed with photographer and all. Quiet area near a school that was far enough away to not encroach our own privacy. The location was 5 minutes from our wedding venue at Piedmont Community Center. The owner's were gracious, easy to work with and met our every need. We would certainly stay there again if we had a similar need.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfy bed and kind homeowner

  • 5 of 5

Location was terrific for us, beds were comfy, house well equipped, and owner exceptionally thoughtful! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
walking distance
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
County Parks
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 580
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
walking distance
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
San Francisco

Near Sequoia Lodge.

We also have a condo in Lake Tahoe if you would like to add that rental to your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135
Pet Fee $100
card $75
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $800

property rates depend in the number of persons. There up to 2 full baths, and 1 one half bath.
Rates are a function of the number of people and bedrooms used. Parts of the house may be closed depending upon the number of people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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