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Executive Living In Walnut Creek

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Well-Appointed Spacious Guest House, Private Setting, Close To Downtown

Great alternative to extended stay hotels, the Brodia Green House offers a luxurious spa-like setting within minutes of Walnut Creek amenities, BART and highway. With spectacular views, juxtaposed to Shell Ridge hiking trails, this luxurious guesthouse sits on a spacious garden property, offers private setting, with automated gate (to protect from deer!), comfortable living area with 60 inch Samsung TV, dining area, modern kitchen (with Keurig coffee maker, Aqua Pure water filter, wine cooler), office, and large bedroom with TV, luxurious bath, laundry facilities, relaxing open back veranda. House wired for high speed internet, 2 smart TVs. Make your next extended stay in the Bay Area something special!

Michael and Keiko Rost
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Michael and Keiko Rost

We moved to this house three years ago, after searching for a long time for a quiet spacious place that was still close to our favorite spots in Walnut Creek, and accessible to our work in San Francisco. We're very happy here! We're both frequent travelers: Mike is a writer wtih a home office and appreciates the serenity and inspiration the place offers. Keiko is an artist and a gardener, and loves having this expansive space for growing succulents and other native plants.

Michael and Keiko Rost purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael and Keiko Rost chose Walnut Creek

The Brodia Green House – our name for the guest house on the property – is a unique property. When we bought the place, we realized the potential for this little gem of a guest house, and we spent several months renovating and upgrading.

The guest house is on the same 1-acre lot as our house, but distant enough to be private, with a private parking area and secluded garden space. We feel this place is a great alternative to those extended stay hotels that we have used countless times in our own travels.

This place is perfect for someone who needs a temporary place for a month or two while relocating, or visiting...or for someone who works independently and needs a place to hunker down for a few weeks to concentrate and get a project done.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, serene, spacious. All the modern amenities. Perfect for an active person who hikes, bikes, jogs – miles and miles of trails nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michael & Keiko,

We truly appreciate you sharing your terrific real estate with our family. Outstanding asset owned by beautiful people. Thank you again.
Jul 2016
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Walnut Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No overnight guests
  • Only two vehicles may be parked on premises​
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 bathrooms, 1 full with 2 sinks, 1 half bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Office room
  • Large bedroom with California king size bed (top of the line Beautyrest Mattress), 42 inch flatscreen Smart TV
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Secluded, peaceful and luxurious – a great home in the hills of Walnut Creek. We generally book reservations only 3 months out, as we need to keep available for family visits and special event. No pets allowed, sorry.


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Executive Living In Walnut Creek
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Great accommodation at a great price

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Michael's place. It is in a great location, only 10 minutes away from downtown Walnut Creek. The guesthouse is spacious and homey. Michael and Keiko are friendly and helpful. Compared to the high hotel prices in the area, it is good value for the money.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property, relaxing setting and great views

  • 5 of 5

Awesome experience with a beautiful house and great hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, quiet, private and well furnished

  • 5 of 5

I just completed a two month stay and am sorry that it was time to go. Michael & Keiko are wonderful hosts; the property is spacious and beautiful, inside and out. You need a car but the reward for that is country living just around the corner from the vibrant downtown of Walnut Creek.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Executive Living In Walnut Creek

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost the property is located in an outstanding part of Walnut Creek with beautiful views and privacy. The owners meticulously maintain the property and if you have a chance to meet them they are wonderful people. My 3 week work assignment in the region was terrific due in part to my accommodations. As an executive with a private equity firm I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tolles Wohnen in schöner Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Neues. komfortables kleines Haus mit grosser Terasse und schönem Ausblick. Besitzer wohnt 50 m entfernt und wenn man will ist man 100%ig privat. Schöne Spazierwege, gute Ausstattung, nette Vermieter. Haus ist für Homeoffice geeignet, Wir waren 1 Monat dort, meine Frau musste täglich nach SFO, völlig unproblematisch mit der 10 Minuten entfernten Barth Verbindung (S Bahn), dauert 30 Min. ins Zentrum, mit Auto 1 Std. Würden wir jederzeit wieder buchen.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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You Will Love This Place, And Your Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Keiko have done a wonderful job of remodeling their ranch house into a guest house and transforming the grounds into a park. They call it the Brodia Green House, but Shangri-La, Oasis, Eden, would be apt nicknames as well.

The location is ideal; just far enough away from the city to feel like country, but literally a ten or fifteen minute drive to a wide array of city amenities.

The transformation occurred recently, so everything was fresh, new, and clean, with comfortable beds and furniture. A complete and good-sized kitchen with new appliances made meal prep easy as pie, and for those times when we just wanted to be couch taters, the 60” flat screen TV was much appreciated.

But more appreciated than anything else about our stay was getting to know Michael and Keiko, who, as well as being gracious hosts, treated us more like friends than tenants.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART Walnut Creek
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
680 / 24
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Please be sure to look over the the rental agreement, posted on this site, before you make a reservation. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We prefer to book reservation no more than 3 months in advance, in order to keep some availability for family visits. Also we prefer no-gap bookings, that is, having you book from the first available dates on the calendar.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.