Great Family Friendly Home with Lush Garden in Walkable Neighborhood
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Spacious 4 bedroom home with lots of sunlight, close to all the goodness of the San Francisco Bay area. (20 minute drive in to city!) Soak up all of the amazing culture of the Bay Area- museums, restaurants, hiking and come home to a peaceful outdoorsy retreat. Walk to thriving neighborhoods of Temescal, Rockridge, and Piedmont Ave in minutes, and enjoy farmer's markets, movie theatre, yoga studios, world class restaurants, bakeries, shops. See why Oakland was named one of the top 10 US Cities to live in by the NY times last year. Walk to transit to SF at Rockridge station. Take advantage of the hip downtown Oakland Arts and Restaurant Scene. When its time to relax, enjoy our urban oasis- lovely deck for entertaining right off the kitchen and lush, professionally landscaped garden to read or relax in.
We are a family of four who love to travel. We have exchanged our home before but now prefer VRBO. House has books, toys, games, movies and video games aimed at kids aged 7 and 12. We are happy to provide recommendations about the best local activities for families.
Our house has 4 bedrooms. Two children's rooms each with single bed and two bigger rooms with a king and a queen bed, all bedrooms upstairs with great master bath, soaking tub. Downtairs has a big living room, dining room and eat in kitchen with garden view, as well as home office.
We are both former professional cooks, and our kitchen is equipped with a professional range- 6 gas burners and electric convection oven. Global knives, kitchen aid mixer, cuisinart, double toaster. We love to entertain as well so you will find everything you need to dine in style- tasteful champagne and wine glasses, fiesta ware service for 10, and endless platters, pitchers and service equipment.
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Member since: 2015
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Our children are a 12 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. We have loads of games and a ps-3 video game console. Dollhouse, toys and books and trampoline with a net. Also Badminton in the back yard. ...moreless
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Completely renovated 2006 w/ 6-Burner Dacor Stove. Huge kitchen island w/ seating, food prep sink + large farm sink. Nice table overlooking garden and deck with gas grill adjoining kitchen....moreless
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- Outdoor Grill
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Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- cleaning fee $250
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
No pets allowed. We have 2 fabulous young cats. Cats will be boarded elsewhere during VRBO. But there is dander in the house. If you have an allergy to cats please consider ending elsewhere.
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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Our house is ideally located for urban adventures- we are walking distance from the culturally rich neighborhoods of Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue and Temescal's great restaurants, shops , cafes, so we are urban, but our backyard is a green oasis with a big garden where you will feel like you are in the country. Neighborhood boasts phenomenal weather year round. Great hiking in the Oakland and Berkeley Hills very close by as well as easy access to transit- take BART into San Francisco for museums and sightseeing, or drive in to the city in less than 30 minutes.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are an active family of 4, Parents are a soccer coach/carpenter and antiques dealer/local shop owner. We love museums, sports, gardening, hiking and cooking and we take full advantage of everything our neighborhood and surrounding areas have to offer and are eager to share tips about things to do in our amazing slice of Northern California.
Why the Owner Chose Rockridge, Oakland, CA, USA:
We chose this house for a couple of reasons. The rooms are quite large, with tall ceilings and big windows which let in a lot of light. The house is over 100 years old, and when we bought it, was in disrepair. We enjoy carpentry, decorating and gardening and this house needed all of those things. We lovingly restored the house, upgrading everything- electrical, plumbing, heating and added a brand new kitchen, two new bathrooms and a deck. All of our work was done with with an eye to the home's architectural integrity.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the sun! Our backyard is private, with a lovely patch of lawn to stretch out on, a hammock for naps, and a little veggie garden. Our ouse has huge windows which let the sun into every room. A gas fireplace heats the living room and makes it a comfortable place to relax . The master bedroom is huge, with a lovely bay window view from the master bed.
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View of the breakfast area which looks out ontto the garden from our kitchen
Dining room with table which seats 12
Living Room with lots of art and architecture books and games!
Kid bedroom. Sleeps one. Small room with beautiful windows overlooking garden.
Master bathroom, with huge shower and nice enamel soaking tub
Vanity in upstairs bathroom
Front of house with winter garden.
Back yard, view of the veggie garden
Six Burner Gas Stove; Electric convection oven for baking
Guest Bathroom and Shower. Great Water pressure!
Guest room, really comfortable bed, nice view.
Tub and shower
Little girl room. With one bed, second bed could be added easily.
Spring view of garden, forget me nots, apricot tree
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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