ITALIAN GARDEN FLAT WITH GRAND PIANO (SLEEPS 2)

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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ITALIAN GARDEN FLAT WITH GRAND PIANO (SLEEPS 2)

Oakland Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

~ Maximum occupancy = 2

~ Minimum 1-week stay = $945*

~ Ask about last minute stays with a 4-night minimum at $195/night.*

Read the reviews, then book an unforgettable week in our newly-constructed custom suite in Upper Rockridge with private entrance and soothing views of the San Francisco Bay. You’ll want to sip morning coffee on your brick terrace overlooking the multi-level Italianate gardens with fountain, paths and bougainvillea-laden trellis. Ideal for 1-2 persons (no exceptions) — one bedroom with down-covered four-poster bed, walk-in closet, and granite and natural stone bath, living room with Yamaha C3 piano, full kitchen and two sets of french doors that open to the terrace, garden, and views beyond.

The Italian Garden Flat sits in the Oakland hills on a quiet residential street, a prime location for business or vacation trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. No car? It’s only a 5 minute walk to the AC transit stop w/ direct service to San Francisco or to Rockridge BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), 10 minutes walk down the hill to a chic coffee shop and gift store, nursery, and gourmet market, or one mile further to Rockridge, the East Bay’s favorite area for trendy cafes, unique bookstores, yoga studios, chocolate shops, and international eateries for take out or sit down meals. Between the bus service and BART, public transportation will take you to all bay area locations.

Runners and walkers will love the neighborhood hills with winding streets and homes of distinct architecture. Lake Temescal with its private beach and walking trails is a few minutes down the road, a favorite walking and picnic spot for locals.

The flat is very close to Highways 24 and 13, making it a 10-minute drive to Berkeley or quick half hour or less to San Francisco. We are strategically located between Piedmont, Montclair Village, Temescal (don’t miss Sunday morning farmer’s market!) and Rockridge. Nearby universities include UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, Holy Names University, and many others. Maps, hiking, shopping, and other books and pamphlets are available in the flat for you to use. The Oakland hills are full of amazing hiking and biking trails maintained by our East Bay parks system, many of them no more than a 15-minute drive. Jack London Square is accessible by bus or BART and from there you might want to take the ferry across the bay to San Francisco!

There are endless choices of restaurants within a 15-minute drive, but you’ll also find the full kitchen set up with stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator. We’ve stocked some basics for you, along with coffee and tea to you started your first morning. Of course, we also provide towels, linens, WiFi, and television with satellite service.

Features:

~ San Francisco bay and garden views

~ Upgraded construction with granite, tile, and natural stone

~ Private entrance and two sets of French doors onto brick terrace

~ Full kitchen

~ On-site shared laundry

~ Easy commute to Berkeley, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and surrounding Bay Area.

Short distance to public transportation

~ There are several stairs, with railings, from street to the flat entrance

TERMS:

~ Maximum occupancy = 2

~ Minimum 7-night stay

~ Not suitable for children

~ $50 cleaning fee

~ Ask about last minute stays with a 4-night minimum at $195/night*.

~ No pets and no smoking. Thank you for not asking for an exception.

*Deposit of 30% of rental amount to confirm booking. $50 cleaning fee added to all rentals.

Keywords: Rockridge, Montclair, private, parking, terrace, gardens, granite, view, Oakland hills, public transportation, BART, university, cottage

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
It's very rare when the photos of a place are so close to reality. I've stayed in several places in recent years on the East Bay but none compare in comfort, elegance, and gorgeous setting of the Italian Garden flat! Will definitely return.
Oct 2010
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Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
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Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315213vb
Oakland The Bay Area
5

PERFECTLY APPOINTED

  • 5 of 5
This one-bedroom apartment has everything you need. It has the best kitchen of anywhere we have stayed. Very comfortable and attractive. Owners had everything perfectly organized for our convenience. Highly recommend it. Would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
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Oakland The Bay Area
Providence, RI
5

SECOND HOME

  • 5 of 5
I was both excited and nervous to spend a month alone in Oakland upon the occasion of the birth of my first grandchild. Lori and Craig's rental proved to be one of the most wonderful aspects of my experience, giving me a gracious and comfortable home away from home during this special time. Other reviews have detailed the beauty of the setting and the comforts of the rental. I want to emphasize how welcome and supported I felt during this time. Thank you Lori and Craig!.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
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Oakland The Bay Area
Honolulu HI
5

PERFETTO!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned from a month in this truly amazing place to stay. All of the previous reviews have covered most of its beauty, charm, and comfort -- and we agree with them. I just want to add that Lori and Craig's gracious welcome (they even helped us get our bags down the steps), their meticulous attention to detail (both inside and out), the tranquility and beauty of the garden, and the breath-taking view over the Bay all the way to Mt. Tamalpais (complete with sunsets), are unique in our many experiences with VRBO rentals. It's an amazing creation, and it was a luxurious pleasure to stay there.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
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Oakland The Bay Area
NJ
5

5TH STAY FROM EASR COAST

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I returned for a 10 day stay through Christmas. Our last stay was 6 months ago. As always, our "home away from home" was immaculate, bright, charming & so inviting. The weather was warm so we enjoyed sitting out on the balcony enjoying the gardens while sharing snacks & wine. While celebrating the holidays with family nearby, it was nice to come back to the cozy flat in the evening. We look forward to our next stay during the summer.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315213vb
Oakland The Bay Area
5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Well-appointed apartment that is just as beautiful as photos depict. My husband and I were thrilled with the accommodations, which included extras we didn't expect. The view from the terrace was amazing and the gardens exquisite. The owners were very welcoming. We had an excellent stay and highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Italian Garden Flat with Grand Piano (Sleeps 2)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315213vb
Oakland The Bay Area
5

LOVED THIS PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Perfect!!! Beautiful location with a view of the bay. Lori and Craig were very welcoming and everything was well thought out and immaculate. Nice privacy, quiet and easy on-street parking. The bedroom and living room open up to a patio overlooking the gardens. We'll definitely be back next time we visit.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
OAK
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Rockridge BART
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
13 and 24
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Claremont Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Broadway Terrace Cafe
Car: recommended

Miles of hiking trails a short distance from the house. Numerous gourmet restaurants in Rockridge, Montclair, and on Piedmont Avenue which are all less than 2 miles away!

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Availability & Rates

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Oakland Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$195
$945
$3,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
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Amenities

Oakland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Natural stone and marble shower, floor, counter
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hot air ballooning
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
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