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Spectacular Oakland Hills (Montclair) Retreat

Forestland, Oakland, CA, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Private, Spacious and Newly Remodeled 1 Bed/1Bath + VIEWS!

Newly remodeled entire lower level (I live on main level) of peaceful Montclair home. Separate entrance (down 22 stairs to get to space) and 100% private space, approx. 1000 square feet with plenty of room to spread out! Bedroom with comfy king bed, dresser, and large closet. New bath/shower and huge 18 x 13 living room space with sectional sofa, flat screen tv and desk. Loads of room to spread out! Fully stocked kitchen area with microwave, toaster oven, hot plate and all utensils you may need (no stove). New full size refrigerator, coffee, tea and water provided. Laundry if needed, shared with owner if staying 7 nights or more. Enormous private deck with table and chairs perfect for breakfast or just to enjoy the spectacular canyon views and watch the wildlife. This is your place to get away! Convenient location and easy access to Lake Merritt, Rockridge, Montclair Village, freeways, Bart, San Francisco, and more!



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Karen

Easy going professional, quiet, and fun! Have a problem? I'll find a solution. Grateful to live and work in Oakland/Montclair, one of the most amazing places ever! Passion for animals (I only have 1 dog somehow), travel, and homes.

Karen purchased this House in 2008

Why Karen chose Shepherd Canyon

Newly remodeled, very clean, large comfortable space with gorgeous canyon views. Quiet and peaceful yet so close to everything, including Rockridge, Lake Merritt, Montclair Village, freeways, Bart, SF and more.

What makes this House unique

Responsive and available 24/7 for anything you need.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Comfy king size bed, huge closet and dresser


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Gorgeous Cesar stone counter, glass shower doors, newly remodeled. One step up to enter bathroom.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Front loading dryer in space. Shared with owner once a week for stays 7 nights or more.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Just tell me what temperature you are comfortable!
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Huge space to sprawl out! Sectional sofa, flat screen tv, desk.
                      • Parking
                        Right outside entry gate
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Front loading washing machine. Shared with owner for stays longer than 7 days


                          • Coffee Maker
                            and coffee/tea provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Everything you need is there!
                          • Kitchen
                            Coffee, tea, and water provided. All cooking utensils, hot plate, toaster oven, microwave, coffee pot. Breakfast table. One step up to enter kitchen.
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size new refrigerator
                          • Toaster
                            toaster oven and hot plate


                              • Dining
                                in kitchen area and deck for outdoor dining.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                    Roku and Sling TV.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Huge, private deck with table and chairs to enjoy the view or have breakfast!


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            18 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews


                                                            Tim C.

                                                            Very quiet and peaceful place with great view. Owner is very helpful and house was clean.

                                                            Serene Retreat in Hills above Montclair Village

                                                            Dave L.-

                                                            Spacious and immaculate, with beautiful woodland views from bedroom and great room, both overlooking a large deck. Extremely quiet at night, plus very comfortable king bed. Kitchen/laundry room with fridge, toaster oven, microwave, hot plate (no stove) and utensils but no condiments - fine for quick breakfast(we made eggs every day) or heating up leftovers from many excellent area restaurants. Bath with large full shower and plenty of hot water -we never came close to running out.

                                                            TV, phone, and wireless internet all worked well - strong signals and no interruptions or pixellation. The owner Karen lives in the unit above and responded immediately the few times we had questions.

                                                            The location is excellent, with easy access to highways 13 and 580 off Mountain Drive, and the cheapest gas in the area. Montclair Village is safe and charming - many small shops and a pleasant street scene.

                                                            The roads climbing up from Mountain Drive - Snake and Colton - are very twisty, but are relatively wide, so not too challenging even at night - we found that the locals drive cautiously up here. The walk down from the parking space out front is not bad for seniors with reasonable mobility, but if you can't walk up a flight of stairs without difficulty this place is not for you.

                                                            Up, up and away

                                                            Jim H.

                                                            Karen was very accommodating with our schedule. Unit is the lower level of her home but feels like it’s in the treetops from the expanse of windows in both living room and bedroom. Do plan to arrive in daylight to enjoy view. It’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

                                                            With a lovely view of woods. We felt like we were in a treehouse.

                                                            Patricia F.

                                                            we enjoyed our month stay in this lovely home. The owner was very accomindating and helpful with any questions we asked. We look forward to visiting the area again and hope to stay at this location.

                                                            California living in the hills

                                                            John C.

                                                            For those seeking connection to the California Hills life style and experience this property is for you. Well appointed with all the features as described, this property lived up to its billing. The one welcomed surprise is that people live like this. Winding roads with outstanding views around every turn made this retreat location a very pleasant experience.

                                                            Quiet and peaceful

                                                            Jean C.

                                                            We had a nice stay. If you are not familiar with this area I would assume it would be difficult to find. The road leading up from the lovely Montclair village is curvey and narrow. So try to not arrive in the dark! Very nice, clean and comfortable space to stay. FYI- There is a large step down from the kitchen and up to to the bathroom so be careful! Karen was a gracious host and responded quickly to questions and needs.


                                                            Forestland, Oakland, CA, USA

                                                            Close to Rockridge and Bart Station, 1/2 hour to SF (no traffic), less than 5 minutes to various hiking trails. Easy access to anything in the SF Bay Area!

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                                                            The one and only rule I have - please take your shoes off upon entry. My place is super clean, and I'd love to keep it that way~

                                                            18 Reviews
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