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PRIVATE, CONTEMPORARY, ' ONE OF A KIND ' ATMOSPHERE !

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Advertiser since: 2009
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
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PRIVATE, CONTEMPORARY, ' ONE OF A KIND ' ATMOSPHERE !

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lafayette Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 4 Bedrooms, incl 2 Suites, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Please see link to view ' Virtual Tour '....

Enjoy a World Class Quality, maintained at a high level, Luxury Pool, Fire pit, all with commanding views of the surrounding area .. yet secluded and only steps from the main house and kitchen and billiard room. Very private and secure Estate with spectacular Oak Trees,Japanese Maples and multi Flower Garden areas...vineyard steps from pool edge.Posted reviews 'say it all' !

Recently built for the best in entertaining features: Fully equipped Kitchen and BBQ area, DW, Ice/Refer, Bath/change room, disposal, all enhanced by a Flat screen TV and sound system( i-pod/phone ready)Wi-Fi provided throughout. Area is fully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Upscale automatic lighting system and very comfortable day or night. Close to Shops, Restaurants, BART and Hwy.

All accommodations are fully upgraded, clean and modern in 'designer' terms. Plasma and Flat screens throughout (incl HDMI Poolside). Carpet, Tile and furnishings are designer quality. Ceiling fans and interior, upscale lighting with dimmer devices for intimate appeal.

Responsible Party must be 24 yrs of age minimum.

Keywords: Private Estate

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

About The Owner

A resident of this vicinity for more than 35 years and have worked in the sales and marketing industy...mostly marketing myself around 'people helping people' with a customer focused goal of complete service and satisfaction.Most recent(10 yrs)in the Mortgage/Banking industry in support of Homeowners and Real Estate partners.

Personal interests range from Health and fitness,Motorcycling,Sports,Golf and sharing Good food and wine with friends.

The Owner purchased this estate in 1994

Why The Owner chose Lafayette

My original interest in this property was the potential of developing it into something of interest and my own vision of what it could become incorporating my personal flair for Architectural design and developement.The grounds,3.5 acres,the huge and ancient Oaks and the possibility of clearing areas to take advantage of the magnificent views,took on a life of its own.The pool,outdoor kitchen,lower lawn,garden area and Vineyard were a dream come true and truely takes you away from it all...but everything is right here within reach and access.

Also shown on HomeAway # 251649

What makes this estate unique

Private and exclusive...On a private road with rare activity from neighboring area and difficult to see into private pool area.None of the features are shared.

Indoor area is well furnished and very comfortable with functional layout.Views of the surrounding areas approx 300 degrees.Modern Kitchen,breakfast banquette area looks east toward early morning sun and pool in full view just below.Full audio and visual features in and around deck area.

If you enjoy garden color,you will be happy to see a mature landscape add to the beauty.Much in Lavenders,Roses and other bedding plants.The entire backdrop for photo moments will be a definate feature for you and family.Fall brings an unbelievable color to the property as the strategic planting of Maples come alive !

Pool area gets in access of 9 hrs of full sun (peak)with umbrellas and cabana for protection if desired.The beach entry are gets the very last and facing east the setting sun on Mt Diablo is a highlight as you settle down to dinner.All ameneties are right at your fingertips and an after dinner drink around the fire pit or another dip in the pool will truly put you in the relax mode...as the sunset gives way to the twinkling light on the distant peaks and lower valley.Watch for the beam of orange light as it slowly breaks behind the Mountain.....the moon is in full view from this area and breathtaking when it is full and very hard to cut the evening short.Cabana equipt with change/bathroom.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Private, Contemporary, ' One of a Kind ' Atmosphere !
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews
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Lafayette The Bay Area
Lansing, Michigan
5

Great property, great host

  • 5 of 5
Our party of 4 couples stayed here and couldn't have been more pleased. We were in San Fran for a wedding but just wanted to hang out in the outdoor living area the whole time. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette The Bay Area
San Francisco
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about the property was gorgeous. It's so homey with lots of space. The best part is the outside area with the pool and hot tub. There's also a view. That's going to be the setup of my dreamhouse.

I recently rented this out for my boyfriend's birthday and we invited a few of our friends to stay with us. We had such a great time and thank Chris - the owner - such a wonderful experience. Chris is very accommodating and very helpful prior, during, and after our stay. I would stay again without a doubt!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private, Contemporary, ' One of a Kind ' Atmosphere !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286857vb
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Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this property is perfect. Chris made the booking process easy and was about if we had any questions, even allowing us to print tickets at his house.

We were a party of 6 adults from UK who after having some time in Vegas was looking for quality downtime, we found it here in abundance. I'm ashamed to say we rushed our sightseeing trips to San Francisco so we could get back to pool/spa just to chill out.

I was lucky enough to have the master suite with it's beautiful bathroom and walk in wardrobes. Everything was just perfect.

We had a couple of minor issues but a quick text to Chris and all was sorted. We never expect perfection but knowing someone was there giving it their attention was comforting.

The pool area was our favourite part, there were sun loungers, comfy armchairs, bar area with six stools and a table and chairs. Whatever we wanted was available.

Cannot fault this property, We really didn't want to leave but with some lovely memories and fab tans we reluctantly packed up and set off for the airport which is less than an hours drive away.

Thanks Chris for a perfect holiday setting.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Our relaxing staycation!

  • 5 of 5
This house was fantastic! I recently rented the house for 2 nights for my sister's bachelorette party. What a perfect place to relax in! I only wish we hadn't booked a trip to Napa for one of the days so we could have had 1 more pool day!

Even though I live right down the street in Walnut Creek, this was the perfect house for my sister, her girlfriends, and I to enjoy the last few days before the wedding. The house is fantastic but we were mostly outside! The pool area is phenomenal! Great for lounging in the water, bbqing, hot-tubbing, you name it! We didn't use the firepit but only because it was still 80+ degrees at night!

Chris who rents the home is fantastic! He responded very quickly to my inquiry and the house was booked in a day! He is very friendly and accommodating, a real pleasure to do business with.

I will definitely do another stay-cation here, but I will make sure to reserve early as the place books up fast! Thank you Chris for an amazing few days and I look forward to coming back again soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private, Contemporary, ' One of a Kind ' Atmosphere !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286857vb
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Lafayette The Bay Area
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
5

Happy Dance

  • 5 of 5
We arrived our for our first day up the quiet lane got out of the car looked at each other and all did a happy dance! The pictures (while spectacular) don't do this house, location or view justice. We were 5 couples with 4 children under the age of 2. The size and layout of the house allowed each family to enjoy each others company while still being able to have our own private space. Because of the size of our party we also had a room at the Lafayette Park Hotel which is a beautiful hotel a short walk (or if you don't like hills), drive away.

In our group we had people that wanted to see San Fran, others that wanted to explore wine country and those that wanted to stay at the house and relax by the pool. Lafayette allowed us to do all three. It's about a 40 min. train into the heart of San Fran, and an easy drive to Wine country. Walnut creek is also just down the road and has some really cool local shops (check out Bike, Book and Hatchet). Lafayette was also about 6 degrees celsius hotter then San Fran every day which was great for the pool.

This was our first time using VRBO and after this experience we will do it again. Chris was great to deal with from the first email onward. The hot tub was acting up at the beginning of the stay and he promptly had someone come out and repair it.

Thanks Chris for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Lafayette The Bay Area
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
5

Life Changing....

  • 5 of 5
Life changing....that is what we all agreed on after staying here. My girlfriend and I stayed here with our 5 kids (ages 10-15) and we just loved it. Where do I start? I'll start with the owner...Chris was professional and prompt right from the first email to the hand written "Thank you for staying" card he sent with our return deposit. (nice touch) He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and was there when we had questions......great guy!

The first thing you see is the view......it almost can't be described except to say it's like being in a dream...just beautiful. The pool area/and "Boo Boo Lounge" are just perfect. A fridge, a grill, a bathroom, fireplace, a hot tub, a rocking outdoor sound system!......all poolside....please...what else do you need?? So amazing. It's vacation heaven. The home itself has ample space and my girl wanted to live in the kitchen (fine by me...jk babe;) The furniture throughout is a bit outdated but hey, it's a rental and we didn't spend much time inside anyway. When we did, the kids loved the chess set and pool table. Grocery stores are close and well stocked and the location of the home is an easy drive to San Fran....again, perfect.

Overall.....we loved it and cannot wait to return one day. Chris is a sweetheart of a guy and we all left refreshed, inspired and what else can you say......it was life changing.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Stinson
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Guests enjoy the centralized location with generally warmer weather conditions due to typical Mediteranean micro-climates of Nothern California,yet 40 min to San Francisco,Sonoma or Napa Valleys 45 min or 5 min to Walnut Creek shopping's World renoun names. Bay Are Rapid Transit (Bart) close by for for access to greater Bay Area or local trails start below property for biking, hiking and site seeing ie Mt Diablo and Lafayette Reservior. Many Golf Courses and Fine Dining is also part of the entire area.Local proximity is very family/child friendly with restaurants and businesses,quality and accomodating.

Other areas of interest that are within 1.5 hrs are Santa Cruz,Stinson Beach,Carmel,Sausalito and Tiburon.

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Rates & Availability

From $575 Per night

Lafayette Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Apr 1 2015 - Jan 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$725
$4,250
$12,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$625
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,850
$11,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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Amenities

Lafayette Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Futon, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
i-pod ready,Beach entry to pool,HDMI Flat screen poolside

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