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A Virtual Garden of Eden Where it is Okay to Eat the Apple, or Orange!

(15 Reviews)

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The steps and deck off of the front of the cottage where you can eat alfresco

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Last updated: 10/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Quaint cottage in a inspiring and private setting

This beloved and cherished property is situated next to a small creek that flows year round. A recognized garden designer and builder has embellished this oasis with a multitude of stone paths and benches throughout the property that give each space a different feeling and use. An organic vegetable garden right outside the front door and deck and with fruit trees sprinkled throughout the property is a haven for the gourmet cook.

Nature and bird lovers will also very much enjoy the peace and tranquility the place holds.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/29/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 690 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Brand new queen sized bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    You'll need to walk though one corner to get to bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vintage clawfoot tub and old style brass valves...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Netflixs and about every channel you could imagine....moreless

  • Television:

    Brand new 40' Samsung Smart TV...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The property sits along a year round creek...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    There is a small creek that serpentines through the property and runs year round...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes large comfortable couch and arm chair for relaxing or watching TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    In long driveway as well as off street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    And try to always keep laundry detergent for my guest. However, please do not wash any on my linens, however spotted they maybe. I know how to treat just about any spot and get it out. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Try to allows have Peet's coffee and some type of cream as I know how difficult it can be to wake up in the morning without any coffee : )...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished kitchen: Pot and pans, cooking utensils, spices, dishes, utensils, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dish soap, sponges, dish towels...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker and indoor water and ice dispenser...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Directly adjacent to the cottage and vegetable garden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large garden space with seating through out, upper stone patio with small table and chairs for 2 or more...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$145 $159
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Notes:

This is a small cottage and a relatively quite residential neighborhood. I expect all my guest to be respectful of my neighbors and myself by keeping noise levels to a minimum. That means no loud talking while outside on the deck, absolutely no music outside or loud music with the cottage windows and doors open. Basically enjoy yourself but not at the expense of me or my neighbors. This is not a party house. Any guests that do not abide by this rules will be asked to leave.

Please remove shoes upon entering the cottage.

Thank you


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 10/29/2016
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Location

1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Fruitvale Bart
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
580 and 13
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: I am a garden designer since childhood and now continue my passions professionally. I little eccentric and off the beaten path, I get along with most people and belief we are all here to help each other and along the way be having a great time.

Why the Owner Chose Dimond, Oakland, CA, USA:
This was a unique and speacial peice of property before I purchased it. But since then a lot of love and care has gone into this property and most people would agree. From the cozy little cottage with lots of unique little features to the huge garden. There are dozens of little places to hang out in and just enjoy the surrounding. I think the property which has been well cared for radiates a lot of healing energy.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/29/2016

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Photos

  • The steps and deck off of the front of the cottage where you can eat alfresco

    The steps and deck off of the front of the cottage where you can eat alfresco

  • Kitchen with ample seating

    Kitchen with ample seating

  • A Rasp fern showing off its beautiful translucent red foliage in early spring

    A Rasp fern showing off its beautiful translucent red foliage in early spring

  • Main bedroom with new queen size bed and coverings, surrounded by greenery.

    Main bedroom with new queen size bed and coverings, surrounded by greenery.

  • Livingroom area with new 40" Samsung smart TV, and Blueray/DVD player

    Livingroom area with new 40" Samsung smart TV, and Blueray/DVD player

  • Second bedroom with brand new queen bed and view out to the garden

    Second bedroom with brand new queen bed and view out to the garden

  • Gas fireplace with pebble inset

    Gas fireplace with pebble inset

  • Nerine's blooming in November and December

    Nerine's blooming in November and December

  • Steps down to the creek

    Steps down to the creek

  • Bicolored bearded Iris along a path blooming in late spring

    Bicolored bearded Iris along a path blooming in late spring

  • Living room area with door to bedroom and bath in center

    Living room area with door to bedroom and bath in center

  • Bathroom with vintage claw-foot tub, wainscoting and window looking out to creek

    Bathroom with vintage claw-foot tub, wainscoting and window looking out to creek

  • This is the view of my property from the street as you see driving up Rettig Ave

    This is the view of my property from the street as you see driving up Rettig Ave

VRBO #651062

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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