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.
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.
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.
Oakland Ranked #5 Top Destination by New York Times!!
Listed ahead of Tokyo and just behind London, Oakland ranked #5 (by New York Times 2012 Travel Section) among must-visit global destinations. The Times chose Oakland as a top destination because of the city’s renowned chefs, who are attracting more chefs all the time.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 5 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Reservation & Deposits - A $500 deposit secures your reservation.
The balance and damage deposit are due 10 days before your arrival.
All payments are made through PayPal. We do not accept E-Checks.
|Notes||If you must cancel, our cancellation policy is as follows:
- Within 30 days of arrival date = 50% will be refunded.
- 30 days or longer from time of arrival = 100% will be refunded.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.