|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
~ 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.
~ 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
~ 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
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.
Having used VRBO - both domestic and international - for over a decade, if there is a better-appointed site than Lori and Craig’s, I haven’t found it! The flat is in a lovely setting with beautiful gardens and outdoor seating areas and with views of the SF Bay in the far distance. The décor of the flat is exceptionally warm and inviting, with antiques and artwork that most would find only in owners’ private quarters. Lori and Craig have provided new meaning to the term, “Home away from home.” After an extended stay from October to December, I returned to the East Coast with wonderful memories and new friends for life. The thoughtfulness they extend to their guests is a model for the industry. It is an honor to know them and to have had the opportunity to stay in their exquisite flat.
Returned once again to visit nearby family & stay @ our "home away from home". As always, Lori & Craig had everything ready for us upon arrival. It is always such a delight to return. It was an easy commute on the BART to the Oakland ball field to see a major A's game, & the BART to San Francisco for some great food & an Opera in the park. Plenty of very good restaurants & shopping in the vicinity.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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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4 night minimum stay
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