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Suburban Country Home With Private Park

Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Very Relaxed & Casual Living -2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sunroom, Huge Back Yard

Newly renovated country suburban home less than a mile from Lafayette & Walnut Creek border. Clean, comfortable, new paint, carpets and furnished with casual furnishings. The home is comfortable and the neighborhood is very safe and family friendly. Its a large property that backs up to canal and neighborhood walking trail. We are near park, community pool, shopping, and more. It's a 20 minute walk or 5 min drive to two BART stations with everything you need just a few minutes away. Quick commute to Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. The nearest beaches are within 35 minute to 50 minute drive. Sierra mountains and Tahoe are reachable in 3.5 hours drive. We just cleared about 8 pine trees so the yard has lots of light. It is more like a private park in the back yard with oak trees, a palm tree and a giant redwood. We regularly see squirrels, falcons, ducks and crows hanging out. The house is away from the street so its very private. Very safe family neighborhood with public pools, trails, wildlife museum and parks within walking distance.

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Ashley

I'm a california native who grew up in this area and have a deep appreciation for the bay area and all it has to offer. If you're visiting from out of town or another country, do not hesitate to ask for guidance about local activities, great day trips, and cultural opportunities in northern california and the san francisco bay area. If I know what you tastes I can suggest things that would be the best fit for you, your family and friends.

Ashley purchased this House in 2015

Why Ashley chose Pleasant Hill

We bought this home because of the land, the house was originally built in the 50's and we have just done alot of upgrades, new carpets, and new sinks, toilets & fixtures in the bathrooms. We spent 3 months clearing the land and transforming the house into what it is today. Currently we have a tiny home at the other end of the property and in the coming years we plan to will build a barn and another full size home to create a family compound. This is a wonderful place that was selected to create our own private paradise and live out our days on the porch with our family and friends. In the meantime we are happy to share it with guests.

What makes this House unique

It's a wonderful peaceful and safe neighborhood. The house is set off the streets with a very private backyard that is over a half acre lot and another tiny home at the other end of the property. It backs up to the canal and walking/biking trail. There are wonderful trails you can take up into the hills, through the neighborhood that go on for miles in each direction as well as a nice park and wildlife museum a few blocks away.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, can subsitute 2 twin beds in this room instead of the queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      garage and parking on the right side of the house can easily fit 4 cars
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          we use a single serve drip cone
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas range


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 7 people


                                • Games
                                  Backgammon, cards, micro pool table (6x4 inches)
                                • Stereo
                                  Speaker to plug in your digital music player or phone
                                • Television
                                  internet enabled roku device - no cable, you can stream from your computer or access showtine, etc on roku


                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          House Rules

                                          Check-in: Flexible

                                          Check-out: Flexible

                                          Cancellation Policy

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                          16 Reviews

                                          Very Good4.2/5

                                          Latest reviews

                                          Casual Living

                                          KATY C.

                                          My family and I found this house to be very comfortable, sunny, casual and beautifully located. I live in the area and needed a bigger place to house and entertain family & friends as we gathered together for a week prior to the memorial service of a loved one. This was a perfect spot as it has a welcoming ambiance, quiet, secluded and pretty surroundings.

                                          Good value

                                          Allie W.

                                          Overall we liked the house. It was great for the price and had the space we needed for the kids. A few things of note are that it is older than the pics show. The bathrooms definitely showed it and the back shower filled up with water when showering. There were also a lot of spiders and cobwebs. Nothing terrible but just little things for future reference. The biggest issue we faced was parking. Our Explorer didn’t fit in the garage so parking far to the side was necessary. The neighbor parked in front of his house made exiting really difficult. And the overhanging tree dropped sap all over our car that after two Details we still can’t remove. That’s probably our biggest issue. Ashley was very nice and responsive, but some of the other things overshadowed the positive.

                                          An Amazing Place

                                          Anna M.Hilo, HI

                                          We absolutely loved our stay at this VRBO! Great location, amazing property. Lots of room inside and out. We couldn't have found a better place to stay. I can't say enough great things about this lovely home. I would absolutley recommend to anyone looking for a rental in this area. You won't be dissappointed.

                                          Old house but clean

                                          Wendy G.

                                          It was nice the owner rep. responded fast

                                          Lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood in Pleasant Hill, CA

                                          BarbCalgary, Alberta, Canada

                                          Cute house; lots of room for everyone; comfortable; great beds; kids loved the hammock in the living room; Ashley was great to communicate with; had everything we needed; quiet suburban location but with a Safeway and restaurants minutes away; Contra Costa walking trail behind house is great; only downside is the lack of a usable yard and patio...wood chips and lack of lighting deterred us from going outside to enjoy the evenings. But overall, I would recommend the house to any family!

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          Thank you for the nice review. We just completed a new platform deck off of the sun room in the back of the house (approx 10 x 16 ft. ) So there is now plenty of easily accessible outdoor space to be enjoyed. The entire deck is also shaded by a tremendous palm tree so it's a great place to relax throughout the day.

                                          Nice quiet house

                                          Tom B.

                                          We stayed here for just under a month while waiting to move into a long term house. The house was nice and quiet and near anything you might need. There is a great bike/walking/running trail directly behind the house too. Ashley was a great host and was eager to assist if needed. The only draw back if any is that we arrived during a heat wave and the temps got over 110. The unit has one window a/c in a living room but the rest of the house can get warm.

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          The family that owned the home previously for 40+ years had managed with just a single unit, since most of the year the climate here is very mild. Yet there a few weeks a year when it can really get warm. The above guest happened to arrive at a record breaking moment nationally. In fact, they specifically contacted us at the last minute to see if they could arrive early to escape the heat wave from another state on their drive across country. To make sure this is never an issue for our guest going forward, we have upgraded the air conditioning unit that chills the sun room nicely and we are adding an additional unit it the other side of the home to make it more comfortable throughout. This should ensure maximum comfort regardless of the local temperature.


                                          Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

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                                          16 Reviews
                                          Very Good 4.2/5
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