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Beautiful Bay Area Cottage in Fabulous Location

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy one-bedroom cottage beautifully equipped with breath-taking bay views

Located between two of California's top tourist locations, San Francisco and the Napa Valley, our wonderful cottage in Crockett offers stunning Bay views from its terrace, and easy accessibility to Berkeley, Oakland, Marin County, and other locations around the Bay. From this Italianate hillside village it's an easy drive to Touro U, CA Maritime, UC Berkeley, and other East Bay universities. A myriad of local parks and golf courses offer a range of recreational activities.

Our two-year old cottage features WiFi, bamboo floors throughout, slate-floored bathroom and shower over bathtub. Casual and serious cooks will appreciate the fully furnished kitchen - gas range, Le Creuset cookware, coffee maker, microwave, and place settings for four. The upstairs bedroom features a queen size bed with pillow top mattress, 600 count cotton sheets, half bath, and access to a generous-sized terrace with Bay view and comfortable furniture. The newly-furnished living room sports a couch that converts to a comfortable queen bed and a smart television with cable service and internet connection.

Friendly neighbors on each side will welcome you to this single-family residential neighborhood. Built on a steep hill, visitors are treated to fabulous views of San Francisco Bay, the Carquinez Straits, the California Maritime Academy, and other Bay-side facilities. Local restaurants provide sea food, pizza, and deli sandwiches. The town offers tennis courts and swimming pool. The Crockett Hills Regional Park - a great place for hiking and mountain bike riding - is nearby.

Our Bay cottage is a 20 minute drive to two different BART stations and only 8 minutes to the Vallejo Ferry which will take guests to San Francisco's Ferry Building, Pier 39, or (seasonally) the Giant's baseball park. The Oakland Airport is a 40 minute drive, and San Francisco Airport about 50 minutes.

We welcome your questions. Do contact us.

More Details

Owner
April Gray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About April Gray

A bay-area resident until retirement, I'm living in a small town in the far north of California.

Why April Gray chose San Francisco Bay Area

I'm retired and living in northern California. I acquired the property when my son attended the California Maritime Academy. He moved out of the area, so I'm renting the house that he built.

What makes this cottage unique

The house sits on a steep hillside in a single-family neighborhood, allowing stunning vistas from the street and from the upstairs deck. Lovingly built in 2011 with bamboo floors throughout, slate-floored bathroom and shower over bathtub. Casual and serious cooks will appreciate the fully furnished kitchen - gas range, Le Creuset cookware, coffee maker, microwave, and place settings for four. The upstairs bedroom features a queen size bed with pillow top mattress, 600 count cotton sheets, half bath, and access to a generous-sized terrace with Bay view and comfortable furniture. The living room sports a couch and a 42 inch television with cable service.

Amenities

Crockett Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • On the first floor, accessed from the kitchen, bathroom 1 features shower above tub, toilet, generous sink, and slate floors. Fully furnished with fluffy towels. Bathroom 2 (a half-bath) is upstairs adjacent to the bedroom and the deck.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen
  • On the second floor, has a queen-sized bed with pillow-top mattress and cotton sheets, two bed-side chests, chest of drawers and bench/storage chest. Bamboo floor with area rug. Small closet and 1/2 bath attached (toilet and small sink). Also has access to a large deck which overlooks the little town of Crockett, the Bay and Carquinez Strait. Lots of windows allow choice of natural light or closing the blinds for comfortable sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Bay Area Cottage in Fabulous Location
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
4

Nice place for extended travel

  • 4 of 5

The place is small, but has everything you need. Full kitchen, access to laundry, 1.5 baths, nice comfy bed. The couch could stand to be a little more comfortable, as it is really the only communal piece of furniture. But overall, I would recommend. April the owner was great to work with, and Jeremiah the manager was easy to access and good to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We're going to be going couch shopping soon...
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Eureka Springs
5

Blue House in Crockett

  • 5 of 5

the Blue House proved to be perfect for my brief visit to the Bay area.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galt, CA
4

Nice little place. Everything we expected with an intriguing view as well. Great for a couple.

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience was good. There could have been a few more conveniences(dish soap, facial tissue) but easy fixes. Couch needs to be more comfortable as it is main seating option. Crockett has cool vibe of times past. Brought back memories of time spent in area.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Complete and very confortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is full equipped and very comfortable. Has a awesome view to the Carquinez bridge and straight. Quiet neighborhood and ideal for a couple of days.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Blue House

  • 5 of 5

Blue house was very unique and perfect for our stay. We wanted to be close to the Ferry station(4.5 miles) so this was a perfect location to travel back and forth to San Francisco. Crockett, CA is historic noted for it's sugar mill with two fabulous places to eat: the local deli and The Dead Fish Restaurant. We enjoyed our stay and recommend the Blue House.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Little Blue House Big On Personality

  • 5 of 5

Location was my main reason for choosing the "Little Blue House," but it turned out to be so much fun and so much more than I anticipated. It came equipped with everything I could want ... wifi, cable tv, a fully equipped kitchen, lots of towels, separate bedroom and half bath upstairs, futon and full bath downstairs, fruit trees in the back and a wide balcony with super views of the bridge and water upstairs in the front. Parking was right outside the front door. The owner responded promptly and was easy to work with. The unit manager lives right next door and answered my questions quickly and graciously. Being from San Diego where our topography is generally flat, I was a bit challenged at first by the steepness of the Crockett streets. But my daughter who lives in the area assured me I would be just fine and I was. I discovered if I turned south off Pomona onto 6th Ave., I could reach the Little Blue House using only 90 degree uphill left turns which my little Hyundai handled with ease. Turning south off Pomona onto 2nd Ave. requires a 180 uphill u-turn in one spot which was manageable but not as fun as the other route. Don't miss the Valona deli right down the hill on Pomona which has SUPER sandwiches. And don't hesitate to get groceries or snacks at the J&L Market a bit further east on Pomona. The market had a great selection of items and the BEST artisan bread. We were busy the 2 days of the week the Crockett Museum was open (Wed & Sat. 10am-3pm). I wanted to find out more about the history of the C&H Sugar plant. Maybe next time. I would definitely recommend the Little Blue House and stay here again next time I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. You really captured the Crockett experience!
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Map

Nearest Airport
32.4 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
4.8 Miles
Vallejo Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
9.2 Miles
Mare Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
23.6 Miles
Amtrack Oakland Jack London Station
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Inerstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
The Dead Fish
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Eckley Pier
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Crockett Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$650
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $500

The rental fees are based on one or two people sharing the bedroom. Use of the couch as a bed incurs an additional fee of $25 per night.

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.
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