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View of San Francisco from Deck; Meditation Garden and Hot Tub

Delores Fisher

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Delores Fisher

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015
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View of San Francisco from Deck; Meditation Garden and Hot Tub

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Oakland Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Please view the rental's calendar before sending an inquiry. The calendar is up-to-date. Kindly note that reservations that are more than 30 days in the future sometimes require a 7 night minimum stay.

Beautiful apartment (top floor with street level access) with very special garden. This 1100 sq ft newly renovated & artfully designed top-floor flat is an oasis offering a view that looks over a tree-filled panorama that takes in the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco skyline often framed within a dramatic sunset.

This flat is completely private with private access to the flat and the deck. Access is from street level, through the front door. It feels more like a single-family house than an apartment.

One great advantage to this location is its micro climate, usually sunny and warm with no fog! It is located in the Maxwell Park neighborhood of Oakland (check it out on Wikipedia).

Located on a quiet one-block residential street, the home has the feeling of a retreat. The expansive back deck overlooks a lush garden where you may lounge, or soak in the pergola-covered hot tub. Depending on the season, you may eat plums, figs, or apples right off their trees. And you may find yourself entertained by the antics of many humming birds.

Every room in the home, except for one bedroom and the bathroom, has lovely views. One bedroom offers a view of the San Francisco Bay, even from the bed! From this bedroom a French door opens onto a curved deck that has cushy seating. Each bedroom has a very comfortable, queen-size bed. The bathroom has been updated with tile and granite. A full-size washer and dryer are located off the bathroom, hidden by a closed pocket door.

The kitchen is fully furnished with cookware, utensils, and place settings. The kitchen décor is vintage and features a Wedgewood gas cook stove.

The Deck extends the entire width of the flat. Deck access is also available from the kitchen area, and this deck area is furnished with a bar-height table where you can enjoy a repast with your fellow guests.

A desk work area is available and wireless internet access is provided.

As an antidote to work, you may cozy up to the gas fireplace and watch the 41 inch flat screen television (satellite DirecTV).

You are minutes from the peaceful groves of a hidden forest of redwoods in the Redwood Regional Park’s 1,829 acres where you may mountain bike, hike, or picnic. You are within walking distance to Mills College (1/10th of a mile) and you are 16 minutes from UC Berkeley. The location’s proximity to the 580 Freeway gives you fast access to many attractions including Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Grand Lake Theater (movies), the Paramount Theater (live music), and many excellent restaurants. You are only a 23 minute drive from San Francisco, but you may prefer to take the scenic ferry that will deliver you to the SF Ferry Building (and its many wonderful markets) or to Fisherman’s wharf. 15 minutes from Oakland Airport! 37 minutes from- San Francisco International Airport!

Keywords: house, flat, cottage, duplex, bungalow, casita, casa

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Delores Fisher (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015

About Delores Fisher

The photo is of me in front of the house. My husband and I travel frequently and whenever possible we rent a vacation home rather than stay in a hotel. We value comfort and convenience and keep in mind our own expectations and preferences when furnishing our rental. We will always choose a home with a garden, and a hot tub is always a bonus. After a day of touring and sight seeing, we enjoy sitting in a beautiful outside setting, enjoying each other and a glass of wine. We want to provide you with the best possible lodging experience to complement your enjoyment of the Bay Area. We are huge fans of the Bay Area and enjoy its offerings of beautiful nature and urban delights as though we are tourists. My husband was a frequent Bay Area visitor (from New England) when I met him here through mutual friends 12 years ago. After I spent two cold north eastern winters with him, he came to his senses and moved to the temperate climate of the Bay Area. We married 10 years ago, and he has no regrets about relocating!

Delores Fisher purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Delores Fisher chose Oakland

*Sunny, warm climate, no fog! *Views *Garden *Peaceful and Serene *Central proximity to the Bay and San Francisco, Napa Valley, and other tourist attractions. Within walking distance of Mills College. Close-knit neighborhood of middle class professionals.

What makes this apartment unique

Proximity to Bay Area/Napa tourist destinations. Very romantic and private for a love-nest get-away. Wonderful home for families visiting relatives. Great for Grandparents!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 61 traveler reviews

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View of San Francisco from Deck; Meditation Garden and Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
Seattle WA
5

Bay Area Gem

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment home hoping we could use it as a base to re-explore the San Fransisco Bay area. We were very happy with the location, the cleanliness and charm of this property. The views of Oakland and San Fransisco are stunning! Our only regret is that we didn't get as much time just to spend in the home as we would like to next time. We will definitely choose this spot again on our next trip to the bay area.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Calm and well-equipped space, comfy beds, gracious hosts, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

During our 4-day stay my colleague and I visited friends at some Silicon Valley firms (to the southwest), hiked through Muir Woods (to the northwest), and wandered the streets of San Francisco (Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Fisherman's Wharf, world-class restaurants). Nothing was more than an hour's drive away, with great views to enjoy at every turn. I would definitely plan to stay here again on my next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kelowna, BC
5

True Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

A truly delightful place! Lovely décor, spotlessly clean, comfortable, spacious and the view is amazing! A great 'home' to come back to at the end of a busy day, or equally perfect for catching up on some R & R. We loved taking the Alameda/Oakland ferry as transportation to downtown SF - highly recommended. Very close to Oracle Arena - the highlight for our son was seeing a Warriors game. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place, affordably priced and in a great location. We used it for a small business meeting during the day while staying there. Comfortable house, great neighborhood, spectacular view, lush gardens - it has it all. And the owners were responsive ahead of time. They had thought of many small things that made the stay easier for me, like an extra key, clear instructions about all the things in the house, and a welcoming feel. THis is the best VRBO I have ever used, and I have used many!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Palos Verdes, CA
5

Delightful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Ditto to all of the comments from other reviewers. (Amazing, peaceful, well decorated, everything you need, beds comfortable, kitchen well appointed, etc.) I would add that every inch of the home is clean, clean, clean! Every little detail has been thoughtfully provided (shopping bags for the grocery store, hot tub towels, binoculars sitting at just the right place to study the INCREDIBLE view, step-by-step instructions for the DVD player and TV!! Halleluia!) But my greatest delight was a bookshelf filled with wonderful paperback books, atlases, pamphlets to local sites, all artfully placed. There was a drawer of DVD treasures, a stack of perfect children's books, etc. Dee even has a delightful description of each of the trees and flowering vines on the property to satisfy your wonderings about what they might be. No matter how many days you have reserved this magical oasis, it won't be enough! Thank you Dee!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Utah
5

Fabulous New Year Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

It was our privilege to stay in this wonderful home and welcome the New Year. Like all the previous reviews this house lives up to every photo and description posted. The vintage aspects of the home were delightful. It is clean and maintained at a high standard which we appreciated. The views were beyond belief and will be a highlight of our family's memories for years to come. Dee was an excellent communicator and professional in every aspect. We are grateful that we were able to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6.25 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Alameda Harbor Bay, and Jack London Square
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART Station: Fruitvale Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
580 Freeway 1 mile, 880 Freeway 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Full House Cafe
Nearest Beach
4.28 Miles
Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach,Alameda, CA
Car: recommended

Casting Pond http://oakland_casters.tripod.com/,Local Rosenblum Wine Tasting https://www.rosenblumcellars.com/home, Dashe Cellars Wine Tasting http://www.dashecellars.com/visit/oakland, Hangar One Vodka Tasting http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/, Hangar One Blimp Tour 11/11 - 11/14 and 11/17 - 11/19 http://www.hangarone.com/blimp-tour/schedule, Sake Tasting and Museum http://www.takarasake.com/

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Rates & Availability

From $159 Per night

Oakland Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$159
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

2% Intn'l If applicable $3
Refundable damage deposit $350
Departure Cleaning $95
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes For reservations more than 1 month in advance, a 7 day minimum may be required. Events are not allowed (receptions, parties, weddings, etc.) Using the property as a filming location is not allowed. Payment is through a secure VRBO/HomeAway portal. Security / Damage deposit due to be refunded is refunded to same account within 7 days of departure.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Oakland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern bath; updated recently; tile and granite
  • Bathroom is
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flat Screen; Down bedding, high quality cotton linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat screen; Down bedding, high quality cotton linens
  • Queen size Beds (2). Each bedroom has a large flat screen tv. Bedding is all cotton. A variety of pillow options are available from high quality down to down-substitute fiber-fill, from soft to firm.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco and Oakland city skylines. Beautiful, serene lush garden with sitting areas, meditation area, and pergola-covered hot tub with adjacent decks. A meditation patio, over-looked by a statue of the compassionate Quan Yin, allows you to sit and contemplate the beauty of a redwood framed by an arbor. At the back of the garden, a firepit-- circled by comfortable chairs-- allows for fireside evenings where you can feel you're on a camp-out. Our favorite backyard being is a huge poplar tree --a condo for many birds and other wildlife-- that we think may be the largest in the Bay Area. When it has its leaves, its swaying creates a beautiful music of chattering leaves and serves up afternoon shade for the deck. In almost every season, there is some fresh fruit: plums, apples, figs, or blackberries.

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