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Beautiful architecturally significant Spanish/Mediterranean home with large private gardens in Montclair District in the Oakland hills, with views of the SF bay. Interior of home featured in design magazine. Only 30 minutes to SF by car, 15 minutes to BART and University of California, Berkeley. Numerous gourmet restaurants nearby in Oakland and Berkeley. Five minutes to East Bay Regional Park trails for walking and running.
There are hardwood floors in the living room and family room with area rugs and both rooms have bay views. The kitchen is updated, clean and fully equipped and looks out over a large garden with patio furniture for outdoor dining and enjoying the sun. There is a breakfast table in one end of the kitchen that seats six. Farmer's markets are nearby on Saturdays and Sundays with local fruits and vegetables and prepared foods. Also, many specialty food markets are nearby for supplies and take out foods.
On the same floor is an office with wi-fi and space for a single rollaway if needed, with adjacent bathroom with toilet, shower and sink.
On the third level are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, hardwood floors and master bathroom with oversize bathtub and shower. All bedrooms look out over the woods and also have filtered views of the bay. All closets and dressers are available for use.
Bedrooms two and three have hardwood floors and one has a queen bed and the other has a single day bed and a twin bed.
Our home would be perfect for two couples or one family. We will be traveling but we have someone down the street who will be available to deal with questions, problems or directions to the numerous sights. Home comes furnished with all of the amenities.
Keywords: House, garden, home, 3 BR + other (see description), 3 baths (sleeps 6)
Our house is available while we are traveling to other locations around the world, primarily to work in schools through our education foundation.
The Owner purchased this house in 1974
Some of the benefits: closeness to East Bay Regional Park, 5 minutes, for walking, running, nature hikes, wooded with many redwood forests. Also, tremendous alternatives for excellent food in the area in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, either takeout or dining. We also enjoy the use of our deck and patio for outdoor dining, overlooking a large garden.
We have rented many homes on vacations, and in our experience, Dennis and his wife were the most thoughtful hosts we've had. They were available for questions and generous and meticulous in their responses. This is a beautifully Spanish-influenced home in the high hills of Berkeley. The kitchen is well stocked and great to cook in. We cooked many of our meals there -- getting our ingredients from the local farmers' markets which are extraordinary. I can't say enough about the gardens, truly breath-taking. We had great weather and ate out in the gardens at almost every meal. The bedrooms are lovely and comfortable. There are also hiking trails just outside of the garden. This is not the home to come to if you want to be in the center of action in Berkeley or Oakland but is wonderful if you want a quiet getaway.
From the moment that we saw this home we knew that it would be a perfect getaway to attend our daughter's wedding in Berkeley, California. Its charm and warmth won us over immediately. Everything described was not only accurate but even more beautiful than we expected. Our family consisted of four adults and two friends who were very happy with the rooms and the flow of the house. The master suite was exceptionally nice with great views of the back garden and a southern view of the Oakland hills. The main living space allowed everyone to flow from inside to the gorgeous outdoors which had tables and chairs and made everyone feel comfortable. The garden is beautifully landscaped with mature and majestic trees and lovely white roses which set the garden off wonderfully. Our hosts were so accommodating and offered extra chairs and ice chests for our use and had good suggestions for local vendors. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils that we didn't have to worry about purchasing anything for the dishes we prepared. The kitchen had everything we needed including two ovens. I cannot say enough about the views from the verandas at the front of the house to the lavish beauty of the gardens. It was hard to leave; we loved the house and had a wonderful time being there. We would definitely stay again and recommend this home to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Oakland hills and California living at its best.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum 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.