|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Secluded 3-brm/2bath home in the El Cerrito hills just north of Berkeley. Surrounded by trees. Gourmet kitchen, barbecue area, master suite, deck with view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Fully furnished. Includes satellite TV, wireless Internet, Wii.
Quiet and peaceful, yet easily accessible to University, San Francisco, parks, museums, and shopping.
The surrounding area of El Cerrito has many state parks that are excellent for hiking and cycling. The place is ideal as base for day trips to San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa, Sausalito, Tiburon or just to do nothing, enjoy the sun and the view from the deck, have lunch on the patio or nap in the hammock.
Things to do: Activities:
Hiking, biking, open air swimming pool, tennis, basketball, day trips to many tourist attractions.
LPK Cincinnati, Ohio
Review Submitted: June 16, 2009 Date of Stay: May 2009
The house is spacious, well-equipped, and very private. There were no
negatives for our needs if you are visiting East Bay. It is easy to get to wine
country or take the BART to San Francisco.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Young Children
The house is spacious, well-equipped, and very private. There were no negatives for our needs if you are visiting East Bay. It is easy to get to wine country or take the BART to San Francisco.
We have been staying at this incredibly well appointed, beautifully kept home for 5 summers. The view is magnificent. The sunsets are as pictured. The kitchen has everything one would ever need to cook a fine gourmet dinner...with high end cook ware,baking and serving platters including Paella Need I say more? The Bedrooms are extremely comfortable. Not only is the house great but it is convenient to everything, including Trader Joes, Berkeley Bowl, Whole foods, Colusa circle Sunday Farmers market the best FM ever... Gyms, highways and Movie theaters. Ada is a pleasure and very accommodating with anything you would possibly need. We loved the convenience and the peacefulness of the area so much... that we are not renting this year because we bought a home there and having Ada as a neighbor is a great bonus...thank you for Many great Years of renting I look forward to new beginnings.
We are nearing the end of a seven month stay in the Ridge House. We chose the house based on the pictures and comments on the web, and couldn't be happier at how our visit has worked out. The pictures perfectly show the lovely furnishings and spacious rooms. The views are amazing, and visible from virtually every room in the house. The owner Ada couldn't be more accommodating, every request we made was immediately addressed. The furnishings are extremely comfortable, the artwork is lovely, and the house is in near perfect condition. The kitchen is fully stocked with every tool you need to cook, including holiday meals. The range is brand new, and works perfectly. The location of the property is ideal for commuting to San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. We will miss our home away from home!
The Ridge House is perfect for vacation or as in our case when visiting UC Berkeley! It is beautifully located at the hills of El Cerrito, very close to the Mira Vista Golf Course and 20 minutes by car from the campus. The house and the deck offer a spectacular view of the bay. You can see San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge!
The kitchen is well equipped and the kitchen island in combination with the dining area offers great opportunities for you and your friends/family to socialize. The interior design is tasteful. The nearby neighborhood is very nice and characterized by parks and private houses.
It has been a pleasure being a tenant of Oxford apartments and you are very well taken care of. I we ha the opportunity to back – it would be our first choice.
Ada's home is elegant, spotless, and sink-in-and-stay cozy. The beautiful pictures don't even do it justice. The house is an architectural gem, and the furnishings compliment the location and architecture beautifully.
Every detail is provided for. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bar-b-que worked perfetly, the gas fireplaces are so nice when the fog rolls in. Can't recommend restaurants or anything else in the area because we simply had no desire to leave the house.
We have a "girls weekend" once a year, and have been doing it for years. We've never stayed the same place twice. But this year we all agreed that this spot deserves a "do over" next year.
Thank you Ada!
Everything in this amazing secluded home was more perfect than pictures and the description on the website. Ada, the owner, gives customer service that was beyond personal and was a pleasure to get to know her. I truly felt taken care of. We felt like we were home instantly. The first moment we walked in the house I noticed the fresh cut flowers in all rooms flowers, house plants and artwork. Very nice touches to live with.
The sunsets were spectacular from the deck and I enjoyed watching the sunset, as we dined at the beautiful art deco glass dining table...taking photos everyday of the ever changing skies over the golden gate, Richmond bridge, and the mountains across the bay and on a clear day San Francisco was visible .
The kitchen is modern with granite counters and and a fine commercial stove and is fully equipped with quality cookware and bakeware and any and all dishes were available....I'd feel totally at home cooking and serving holiday dinner here.
The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and clean and were super comfortable, not to mention the steam shower big enough for 2. ...the landscaping was glorious and you can't see any other houses around,I felt like I was in the middle of my own personal park and there were beautiful little sitting areas outside and around the house with super comfortable lounge chairs. It was a special treat to see all the flowers in bloom and the fragrances were divine in the morning as I had my coffee on the deck.
A short drive away was the El Cerrito Plaza with all the shopping one would want and need: Trader Joe's, Bed Bath and Beyond, pier 1,Barnes and noble, Grocery stores, Pet stores,Starbucks ,Ice cream shop, 3 or 4 restaurants and more...
I can't stop talking about our stay and can't wait to come back next summer.. my only fear in writing this review is if you read what I wrote that it won't be available when I want to come back.... = )
San Francisco Airport 28.46 miles, approximately 40 minutes
San Francisco 16.91 miles, approximately 27 minutes
Berkeley 4.86 miles, approximately 16 minutes
University of Berkeley California, 4.69 miles approximately 15 minutes
Sausalito 20.64 miles, approximately 35 minutes
Napa 33.18 miles, approximately 44 minutes
Alcatraz 17.90 miles, approximately 31 minutes
Pier 39 17.36 miles, approximately 28 minutes
California Academy of Sciences 16.06 miles, approximately 24 minutes
Union Square 16.40 miles, approximately 27 minutes
San Francisco Japan Center 18.77 miles, approximately 31 minutes
City Sightseeing Tours 17.87 miles, approximately 30 minutes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Departure cleaning fee||$400|
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
|Notes||Payment is due upon arrival.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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