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Home with a view in pristine condition in the Oakland Hills

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Modern, light and airy home with beautiful Bay views in pristine condition with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Bamboo floors throughout, jacuzzi in master bath, state of the art kitchen with granite counters, washer/dryer, piano, AC and wi-fi. Walk to the many trails in Redwood Park, Huckleberry Preserve or Sibley Preserve. 2 decks with beautiful Bay views in the Oakland Hills. Close to Montclair Village, Berkeley, downtown Oakland and San Francisco. Ping Pong table. No Pets.

Minimum stay is 21 days.

More Details

Steve Shapiro
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Steve Shapiro

Music composer.

Steve Shapiro purchased this house in 2006

Why Steve Shapiro chose Forestland

The moment I saw this property, I knew I was going to live here!

What makes this house unique

Very peaceful and pastorale, yet within minutes of city services.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crogans, Montclair
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Oakland Ferry
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Rockridge BART
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Temescal Beach
Car: necessary

Redwood Regional Park

Huckleberry Volcanic Preserve

Sibley Volcanic Preserve


Forestland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Check in is 2 pm and Check out is noon.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Home with a view in pristine condition in the Oakland Hills
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Superb Skyline

  • 5 of 5

What a view! The house is situated on a mountain side with a beautiful view of San Francisco Bay.

The gourmet kitchen is a dream .... beds are very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pearland, Texas

Exceptional View and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying that i absolutely love staying at this home. I personally enjoy driving on unique paths but I suppose the drive to the house would be the biggest concern for someone who have vision problems at night or have problems with heights. There are some out standing views on the drive up and down the mountain. Be careful because bikers are all over the mountain along with lost of wild life. (mountain lions, turkeys and deers. The home itself was perfect place to relax after a long day of touring the san francisco and napa areas. The beds were comfortable, the temperatures were very nice and the shower made it easy to just want to stay in the home all day. Night time views of the sky was amazing and the dimming lights in the house allowed for any kind of mood to be set high energy or relaxing. Love the fact a washer and dryer was avaliable for use and 3 bathrooms in total all with showers so getting ready for the day was easy and no one had to fight for a bathroom. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. the only negative is that the home could certainly use some exterior cleaning.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am not sure what you mean by exterior cleaning.
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Los Angeles

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

this home met all of our expectations. it is a great place to stay and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bremen, Germany

Wonderful house -

  • 5 of 5

From the booking six month ahead to the end of the stay, we felt welcome. Steve responded promtly to all needs. The location is perfect for visits of SF and the greater area. Close enough to get downtown within 45 min. by BART - don't try it with the car! Far away to enjoy quiet evenings and wonderful views over the Bay area. All the pictures in the advertisement give good impression of the house. When getting there it will be even bigger and so comfortable with a lot of equipment! We had a perfect stay! What kind of a compliment this is, will become clear, when you realize that it comes from a family with four teenagers.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience - Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Steve was a great host from beginning to end. He responded to my initial inquiry quite quickly and was very responsive when needed throughout our stay. The house was the perfect setting for our small group to stay, meet, plan and have some creative conversations. 3 of us stayed at the house and 3 others joined during the day at times. The layout, vistas, amenities and outdoor space all contributed to a successful and enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, amazing views and wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the gate we loved the house! The entry area and steps are natural tile with with simple decorations on the walls. The house is multi-level with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in the back of the house, the master bedroom and bath are a half-level up, and the kitchen, living and dining room downstairs. The master bedroom and its small balcony have a bird's eye view of the Shepard Canyon below and the Oakland-San Francisco Bay in the distance. The master bathroom was spacious and luxurious with a large spa tub. The downstairs was very open and spacious, especially the kitchen and dining area. Both had a view of the back deck and canyon. The living area was cozy but had expansive windows which opened to the back trees and canyon. The outside deck was where we spent a lot of time enjoying the beauty of nature as we peered down and across the canyon to a sea of trees with the typical Bay Area fog drifting in and out. The kitchen was comfortable and had all the amenities we could think of. Behind the kitchen was a separate hallway with a bathroom and washer and dryer. The overall feel of the house was one of tasteful simplicity with a Zen-like feel. The owner was very easy to communicate with via email and phone if necessary. We had a problem with getting wifi so i called and he came over very quickly to fix the problem. He was also very accomodating and said we could use anything in the kitchen, even the beer that another renter had left in the refrigerator! Lastly, we were allowed to stay past the normal check out time since we had a 10pm flight and really enjoyed just hanging out at the house. I would definitely stay here again between the amazing house, the view and the owner's accommodating style.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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