ROCKRIDGE CRAFTSMAN ON TREE LINED STREET NEAR SHOPS AND BART

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ROCKRIDGE CRAFTSMAN ON TREE LINED STREET NEAR SHOPS AND BART

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Location, location, location! You are 1 1/2 blocks to everything: Bus to CAL, BART to the city, Hwy 24 on ramp, and many great places to eat, from burritos to oysters. Yet our street is quiet and is lined with beautiful, well-maintained century old homes. This is a safe walker's paradise with a Walk Score of 83.

Our 2000 sq. foot home was built in 1911 and has been upgraded extensively with high end appliances in the new kitchen, custom stained glass above the jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, and gorgeous double paned windows [including a large opening skylight in the upstairs hall], letting in tons of light. There are 2 small rental units on the property as well, one of which is occupied by the owner.

The large living room has a wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating, good reading lights, and TV with cable. French doors lead into the newly updated dining room with box beam ceiling and large oak table, seating eight. Both rooms offer plenty of space to entertain or just stretch out and relax.

French doors open from the chef-inspired kitchen- including Wolf stove, Sub Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher, to the deck and private garden oasis, including your own herb garden. A Weber charcoal grill and a terra cotta fire pit make it easy to hang out and entertain. Great for a romantic dinner, reunion, or just family time. There is a newly installed powder room just off the kitchen.

All three bedrooms are upstairs: One with a queen sized bed and private tiny 1/2 bath [blue room], one room with double bed and sitting area, and a large third bedroom furnished with 2 single beds. The washer [Bosch] and dryer are in the upstairs hall, making laundry a breeze. The bathroom was recently remodeled: It has a jacuzzi tub, separate shower, marble tile, and custom stained glass window.

Keywords: traditional, craftsman

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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I am a Berkeley native and have owned this home for 37 years. I have watched the neighborhood evolve from a post-BART construction site to the vibrant, pedestrian-friendly destination that it is today.

The Owner purchased this house in 1975

Safe, convenient, pedestrian friendly, close to services, and beautiful. Easy access to transportation- highway 24 on ramp is 2 blocks away.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
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Oakland The Bay Area
Oakland, CA, USA
5

GREAT PLACE TO HOST SMALL GROUPS

  • 5 of 5
I happen to live the neighborhood and went looking for a place we could gather a group of 10 software developers together for a two week planning and sprint session, and this house worked out great.

The three upstairs bedrooms held the visiting folks, while the downstairs has both a large dining area and a large living room so you can move groups around to have separate discussions as well as hold full group sessions. The engineers loved not having to be at a hotel, and the back deck has a nice large outside table for those sunny days that CA has to offer which was great. And the kitchen allowed us to set up and cook several team dinners for up to 16 people at the house using the great local College Avenue shops for stocking the pantry. And, if you don't want to cook, well College Ave has almost any kind of restaurant food you want, or you could simply take BART 20-30 minutes into San Francisco for food, theater, and tourist attractions.

The house is literally 2+ blocks from the Rockridge BART so most days folks could get to the house without a car, although there was enough parking on the street if you did happen to have one. This was helpful for when we stocked the house on the initial day, and for when people came for group dinners.

With the development team, we did slow down the house network with 10 folks working on some days, but were able to get our work done. For a family, I don't think this would be a problem, and it really was not a problem for us. Wireless access at good network speeds was included with the rental.

The owner lives on the property in a private room upstairs which was never a conflict, and we got to say hello now and again when she walked her dog Mable or let her cat Scooter out. Her daughter and son live nearby, and the family has been in the area for many years so if you have any questions, they would be a great resource.

Would recommend the property for its great location and ability to gather a group or large family at the home easily.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
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Oakland The Bay Area
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
5

GREAT HOME

  • 5 of 5
We arrived to a very friendly welcome from Christina, the owner. She is native to the area and a wealth of information.
The house has a very 'homey' feel. It is comfortable, clean and well equipped. (The cupcakes were delicious.) The location, in Rock Ridge, is a short walk from nice stores, eateries and a great market. The neighborhood is quiet and safe for walking. And, being only a block from the BART station and Hwy 24 made access to SF and environs easy. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

THE DESCRIPTION AND REVIEWS ARE ACCURATE!

  • 5 of 5
A last minute change in plans had us scrambling for places to stay while we visited family in Rockridge. Luckily, Christina had an opening for a week that we all agreed brought more luxury than we expected. The house is lovely and inviting. The kitchen, laundry and spa tub were a dream to use. The property is an easy walk to College Ave and the BART. We were able to entertain our family on the patio and in the spacious living and dining rooms. Bonuses for us included a large collection of books and an interesting cat and a friendly dog. Would definitely recommend to friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
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Oakland The Bay Area
Concord, Massachusetts
5

FABULOUS LONG WEEKEND IN BAY AREA - ATTENDING A FRIENDS WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time at this house. Wonderful layout with plenty of space for our family. The house is well equipped with all the amenities and it's well taken care of. It's a quiet neighborhood but only a short walk to Bart station (to go into SF) and College Street with wonderful shops, restaurants and bakeries - we walked to get our coffee every morning:) We had never rented through an online posting before, but after this experience we definitely will! The landlord was warm and friendly and the accommodations were outstanding! Just perfect in every way.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
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Oakland The Bay Area
San Diego
5

COMFORTABLE HOME

  • 5 of 5
Our party of 5 adults were quite comfortable in this unique, well-appointed Craftsman. The spacious living room, dining room and kitchen with breakfast room on the first floor allowed us to easily entertain for dinners. We had ample sleeping space upstairs. And the backyard patio with garden, at its peak of blooms, was a special bonus. This spot is worth a repeat visit!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Rockridge Craftsman on Tree Lined Street Near Shops and Bart
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Oakland The Bay Area
Austin, TX
5

ROCKRIDGE WARM AND CONVENIENT

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I (plus a well traveled small dog) were traveling to the Oakland/Berkeley area for the first time for a week to visit our son and his family, and were very pleased to have booked our stay at the Rockridge Craftsman house. The accommodations were as advertised-no surprises and definitely no disappointments. The house was warm, clean, nicely furnished, conveniently located, and "pet friendly" - really all one could ask for. And Christina as owner was extremely pleasant and helpful in providing suggestions for exploring the local environs on our first visit to Oakland.

We took advantage of the wonderful local restaurants ,shops, and friendly walking streets, and will always look to book Rockridge first on what will become frequent trips from Austin, TX to visit our son & family ("grandchildren")--a perfect location and accommodations for us!
Five Thumbs Up!! KB
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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You will be walking distance from the many boutiques and restaurants on College Avenue, as well as BART {Bay Area Rapid Transit], taking a 15 minute ride into San Francisco. College of the Arts and the University of California are a walk, or quick bus ride away.

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Apr 1 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,575
$9,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200.00
Cleaning $150.00
We take PayPal or checks. $1000. deposit with balance due one month before arrival.
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Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
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