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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
The Owners (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About The Owners

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
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 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
Illinois
5

Rockridge sets the bar high!!!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful apartment is comfy, elegant, and oh so convenient. The owners are friendly, and the special canine host, Django was super sweet - especially to our ten year old boy! This was our first time at a HomeAway stay and we were so comfortable, the accommodations so considerate of what a visitor might want or need that we had little idea how good we had it until we made our next stop on our trip. We pined for the comfort and set up of this lovely space. It is clear that the owners are considerate folks who are not just concerned with raking in the cash but offering visitors a wonderful experience. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was family friendly, there was easy access to great food and shopping, good people, and a great location. I especially loved having my morning coffee in the garden overlooking the valley and the adjacent hills. Quiet & Gorgeous! I would recommend it to my favorite folks for sure!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3542821
Oakland The Bay Area
Auburn, CA
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Jody and Dee,
Thank you for a wonderful week in your “Secret Garden”. You are both such welcoming hosts and we appreciated spending time with you and Django. Thank you for going out of your way to set up the Wi-Fi for Gary’s fantasy football selection.

Your apartment has everything a person needs, from cooking utensils, very nice linens, great reading lights, comfortable beds, nice TV (with lots of channels including the PAC-12 -- Go Bears!).

We loved the art and décor. You two have a great eye for design which is both fun and comfortable.

Your location is perfect. We enjoyed hopping on to BART to see the America’s Cup and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Getting to a Cal game was even easier.

We especially enjoyed walking the neighborhood and dining on College Avenue. A’Cote was our favorite restaurant and the pizza delivered from Rustica was very convenient (although we still like Zachary’s the best).

We took a lovely walk around Lake Temascal. You have so many options that you cannot do everything in a week. We will definitely be back.

Thanks again for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
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Oakland The Bay Area
Salt Lake City, UT
5

Everything we needed for a very nice stay.

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to explore the Rockridge neighborhood as a potential location for retirement, so we took the opportunity of a family visit to spend several days in the area with side trips for family events in San Jose. We had a car for the trips to San Jose, but we were able to leave it parked, enjoy a day in SF and walk everywhere in the neighborhood. This is a basement apartment and there are some aspects of the space that are "basement." The second bedroom has virtually no natural light -- it may have a small window at the ceiling level, I do not remember for sure -- and the ceilings are a bit low. The photos fairly represent this, and they are not negatives. There is actually a lot of natural light. There are steps down the side of the house to get to the apartment that would be challenging for anyone with mobility issues. Again, we did not find this a problem, but it is worth noting. The backyard is shared with a very friendly black Lab, but it rained the whole time we were visiting so we not did spend time outside other than walking to places in the neighborhood. I would not think of the backyard as a truly private space.

The property is very thoughtfully equipped. The owners have definitely either lived in the space for a period or have taken the time to really think about having the right towels, shelving where it is easy to find things like toilet paper, and the kitchen has a nice number of dishes of various sizes. There is plenty of silverware, and the cupboard had martini makings that we wished we had the time to use. Everything in the space is nice; there is no sense that "old stuff" is being recycled in the apartment. We had a very comfortable stay and especially enjoyed sitting around in the comfortable sitting area on our iPads doing e-mail with a morning cup of coffee.

The location is within a couple of blocks of the BART station, which is on a line that comes directly from SFO airport and goes directly into SF. Probably about 5 stops into the Financial District. The neighborhood has many restaurants, a Trader Joe's, and bakeries, coffee shops, and outdoor spots to have a beverage. Broadway is an extremely busy street and needs to be crossed with care. There is a crosswalk a block to the southwest and a stop light cross walkt a couple of blocks up to the northeast. Highly advisable you use these for visibility reasons.

Really liked the area and hope to come back again.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rockridge Garden Retreat - Spacious Home With A Private Garden
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Than You For A Glorious Time

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3542821
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Lovely Secret Garden del Black Dog

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

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.

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2014
Jun 5 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.
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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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