ROCKRIDGE GARDEN RETREAT - SPACIOUS HOME WITH A PRIVATE GARDEN

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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ROCKRIDGE GARDEN RETREAT - SPACIOUS HOME WITH A PRIVATE GARDEN

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2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Here is what some of our guests have had to say about Rockridge Retreat!

'Jody and Dee were very accommodating and lovely. Everything was clean and classy. Thank you for making the start of our vacation like being at a home away from home! Our daughter was so sad to go she got tears in her eyes' - The Davidson Family

'Terrific respite from the real world - especially the puppy therapy with Django! You've done a lovely job setting things up - homey and very comfortable. - The Miglore Family

'After just a week, we consider Jody a true friend and look forward to staying here again.' - The Bliss Family

'Your home was the perfect size and location for our stay. Our daughter's grandparents also joined us and they both enjoyed sitting outside in the morning and taking in the beauty of your gardens and the wonderful quiet and peacefulness. We hope we get another opportunity to come up north so we can stay in this wonderful place.' - The Vega Family

This beautifully furnished flat is nestled in the heart of the Rockridge area of North Oakland. Nearly 1500 square feet, the apartment features a renovated kitchen and bathroom, two large bedrooms, and a spacious, airy great room, which opens out onto the private patio and lush garden.

The bedrooms contain queen beds with new pillow-top mattresses and bedside lighting for those who like to read in bed.

With furnishings that lean mid-century modern, the great room includes a sitting area with a sofa bed, cozy reading nook, large dining area with a table that seats 8-10, and mini office.

The fully equipped kitchen features everything needed to make anything from a quick bite to a gourmet dinner.

Secret Garden lives up to its name with two orange trees, a Meyer lemon and a persimmon tree, as well as rose bushes, camellias and other, more exotic, plants.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

The Owners

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In creating Secret Garden, your hosts, Dee and Jody, have combined their carpentry and interior design skills to create the kind of vacation experience and homey atmosphere they would like for themselves. Their street is lined with refurbished older homes, inhabited by warm, friendly neighbors. They share their abode with the lovable black Lab, Django.

We all look forward to welcoming visitors from around the globe.

Your reservation and any inquiries will be handled by Melissa Burnley of Bella Bay Vacation Rentals.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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.

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Property Reviews

Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3542821
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Than You For A Glorious Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Never mind that the “Rockridge Garden Retreat” is quiet, spacious and spotless, beautifully furnished and well appointed- from the art that adorns the walls and the books on the shelves, to the fresh flowers in each room. Never mind that the kitchen, linen and supply closets contain everything you need. Never mind that there is a lovely little garden for relaxing in the sunshine, and a wonderful friendly dog so that you do not miss your own too much. Yes the “Rockridge Garden Retreat” has all these things, but it also has the nicest most welcoming and gracious owners you could ever want to find. Dee and Jody live upstairs and are there to help you whenever help is required. My husband and I are elderly, and the San Francisco Bay area is famously hilly. But where we could not walk, Dee drove us – whether to the BART station or to Market Hall. Jody took us to Whole Foods or Trader Joes. We have had a glorious two weeks here visiting with grandchildren and great grands. Thank you, thank you, Jody and Dee!
Owner's Response: Our feelings about Elaine and Jim are the same. They are lovely, warm and incredibly interesting guests. There isn't a subject they can't discuss and they always add great, thought-provoking insights to the conversation. We will miss them terribly; they have become family. We anticipate our dog, Django, will go into a great depression once they're gone. No more home-made cookies in the morning. Elaine and Jim, come back soon!
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3542821
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Rockridge Secret Garden was truly a home away from home. We recently spent a 2 week vacation there visiting family in Oakland area. The apartment was great, nice layout, great space to entertain local family and the outdoor space was wonderful. Coffee on the patio in the morning was a must every day as was playing with the owner’s delightful dog (D’jango). The owners were very gracious and accommodating. They welcomed us the first night and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was well supplied with cooking utensils, plates, glasses, etc. We had no issues with 4 adults and all their luggage fitting into the rooms. Street parking was not an issue, always found a spot close.
We definitely plan on staying again on our next trip to Oakland area. And highly recommend this property.
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! D'jango says "Woof!"
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Lovely Secret Garden del Black Dog

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What a great retreat in a lovely Rockridge neighborhood complete with a wonderful, friendly Black Dog, Django. My husband and I shared this spacious flat with another couple and it gave the four of us plenty of room to relax inside the large living room and outstide in the beautiful garden. Dee and Jody are wonderful hosts and Django, their lovable black dog, makes sure everyone feels at home. The kitchen is well equipped and the living/dining room is tastefully artful. Market Hall along with many restaurants are just a walk away and the whole Bay Area is quickly accessible from the Rockridge BART station just two blocks away. Highly recommended!
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Fabulous find

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My husband and I recently stayed at this spacious and lovely apartment and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jody and Dee were a true delight and made the stay even more enjoyable. There was a lot of open space in the apartment and it was well decorated and also well stocked. We loved the little garden right outside our door and had fun with the lovable dog, Django. He was there to play when we wanted but was never in the way.

Our young grandchildren came to visit and they were very welcome here. The location is close to the highway and within walking distance of a BART station, shopping and restaurants. It's also a lovely neighborhood for a walk.

We plan to return and almost don't want to write a review because we don't want too many people to know about this wonderful place!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3542821
Oakland The Bay Area
5

What a home!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a wonderful trip we had at the Rockridge Garden Retreat! We were in Oakland to celebrate a wedding. We were so pleased with the home, as well as, the beautiful outside space! It allowed us to have people come over to visit, without feeling overcrowded. As an added bonus, the owners Dee and Jody, were very friendly and accommodating. We plan on renting again on future trips and will give high recommendations to those who are planning a trip to the Bay area.
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Jack London Square - Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Oakland / 2nd Street - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
CA - 24
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Alameda
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Numerous Bars and Restaurants - Rockridge
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe Ski Area
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Claremont Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous Restaurants and Bars - Rockridge
Car: recommended

The area's main thoroughfare, College Avenue, is just 2 blocks away and is a popular destination that draws people from throughout the Bay Area. Lined with atmospheric cafes, gourmet restaurants and bakeries, independent bookstores and charming shops,

College Avenue is also home to the Rockridge BART station. BART offers direct trains to downtown San Francisco (20 minutes) and SFO (45 minutes). Direct busses to downtown Berkeley and the University of California campus also run frequently down College Avenue. And, if you’re driving, unrestricted street parking and freeway access 2 blocks away make this flat a perfect location.

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Reservation & deposits - A $500 deposit secures your reservation. The balance is due 10 days before your arrival. If you find you must cancel at 30 days or more, we return 100% of your deposit. At 30 days or fewer, we will refund 50%.

**Discounts negotiable for longer stays.
Notes There is a one time housekeeping fee of $125

There are no taxes.
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Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MASTER - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • bay/sound
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • zoo
  • library
  • museums
  • forests
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • ice skating
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
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