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VERY SPECIAL 3BR/2.5BA HISTORICAL HOUSE IN VERY DESIRABLE LOCATION

Heidi Price

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Heidi Price

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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VERY SPECIAL 3BR/2.5BA HISTORICAL HOUSE IN VERY DESIRABLE LOCATION

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

Oakland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful, architecturally significant Arts and Crafts house. Located in North Oakland, not far from the Berkeley border.

It was recently designated a 'Heritage Property' by the City of Oakland. It is named 'The Walter Upward House' after its first owner, who commissioned his spec house with the Strang Brother Builders. Mr. Upward's headstone may be found at the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery, 5 blocks away. (Mountain View is like a park, and it is not a surprise that it was designed by Fredrick Olmstead, the landscape architect of Central Park.)

The house, 1888 sf, on a 6029 sf lot, is two blocks off Piedmont Avenue. (The location is North Oakland, NOT Piedmont). It is on a four-block street in a wonderful neighborhood, deemed extremely desirable by local realtors, who refer to living here as 'The Piedmont Avenue Lifestyle'.

'Walter' has two full bathrooms and a half bath. The largest of the bathrooms has a center-fill, oversize, symmetrical tub, found is upscale homes and mansions of the early 20th century. It also possesses two pedestal 'lavatories' (sinks), a round-tank toilet, and a footbath. The smallest of the bedrooms has its own half bathroom and a queen sleeper sofa. The brand new, sage-colored 'American Leather' sleeper sofa in the living room, is king sized and extremely comfortable.

Two of Walter's three bedrooms are large. The third bedroom is small, but has its own private half-bath. A high end, comfortable leather king sleeper sofa is in the living room.

Piedmont Avenue has a movie theater w/ 3 screens, wonderful restaurants (the best of them recently opened by students of Alice Waters: Dopo, Adesso, Gregoire's & Cesar's), La Farine Bakery, Cafe Trieste, Peets, a Russian Deli, flower shops, beauty shops, coffee shops, gift stores and historic Piedmont Grocery with its terrific meat market. Citibank, Wells Fargo, St. Leos Catholic church are on Piedmont Avenue, and the post office is a block and a half off away.

But most importantly: FENTONS Creamery is 3 blocks away!!!!

In the other direction is a shopping center with Safeway, a CVS drug store, coffee shops, Bank of America and Chase banks are here also.

The house has a walk score of 98! It is a walkers paradise.

UC Berkeley is 2.2 miles away. School of the Arts and Kaiser Oakland are a 10-minute walk away. Trans Bay and downtown Oakland transportation is a 2 block walk.

North Oakland has plenty of parking (unlike San Francisco.) Plus at Walter Upward, you get 3 off-street parking spaces.

North Oakland has the benefit of temperate weather most all year round.

There is a filtered view of the Golden Gate bridge from the upper floor.

Keywords: Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba Arts & Crafts house in excellent neighborhood

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heidi Price (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
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5

pefect

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at The Walter Upward house. The location was perfect and the home so comfortable! Our older kids loved walking to Piedmont. Thanks Heidi, for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311515vb
+510 -654-8031
Oakland The Bay Area
SC
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Walter Upward house. It was perfect for our family, so comfortable and close to everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311515vb
+510 -654-8031
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Debbie C.

  • 5 of 5
The house was even better than the description, the pictures didn't do it justice. It was clean and well-maintained, all the furnishings perfect for the home! The owner was readily available and helpful. Piedmont Avenue is within walking distance and you can find great restaurants, shopping and other activities there. I would highly recommend the Walter to my friends and relatives. My family would love to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311515vb
+510 -654-8031
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Beautiful home in Oakland

  • 5 of 5
The house was meticulous.
Beautiful historic house and the owners were gracious
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311515vb
+510 -654-8031
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Great house with character

  • 5 of 5
Heidi has created a great vacation rental at Walter Upward - it's a house that's full of character with a unique ambiance. Our family enjoyed both the antique nature of the house interior and the quite sanctuary of the garden. Heidi provided us with a detailed guide to the house before our arrival and everything was well planned. We found ourselves spending more time on Piedmont Ave as originally expected; it's a street with many interesting shops, restaurants, and cafes. A great vacation rental!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Special 3BR/2.5BA Historical House in Very Desirable Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311515vb
+510 -654-8031
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Fantastc home with lost of amenities

  • 5 of 5
We rent houses all over the world and so I always spend a lot of time looking for a home that will satisfy all our needs. The Walter Upward home was one of the best homes we have stayed at. We were in town for my son's wedding and needed a home that would be close to him as well as comfortable for the rest of the family. The home was spacious and comfortable and everyone in the family was very happy. The back yard was beautiful and the kitchen had so many amenities we felt like we were home.
We look forward to our next visit to California and staying at the Walter Upward home.
Thank you Heidi!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
80, 580 and 24 are all close
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $56 Per night

Oakland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
All year round
Dec 1 2014 - May 29 2016
30 night minimum stay
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $15
cleaning fee $150
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Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink also
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfortable, queen-sized
  • King size beds (2), queen-sized sleeper Sofa (1), High quality, king-sized, American Sleeper leather sofa bed located in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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