GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE VIEW FROM LIGHT, BRIGHT OAKLAND HILLS HOME

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Janet den Breejen

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE VIEW FROM LIGHT, BRIGHT OAKLAND HILLS HOME

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our sunny, secluded Oakland Hills home is perched high in the hills with a front deck providing wonderful views of Marin County, San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. We also have a private back patio with a 4-person cedar hot tub.

The front deck and entry of the house is reached by 18 stairs with two landings. The house has hardwood floors, a dining room (seats 6) and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows with views, a wood-burning fireplace, a modern kitchen with granite countertops.

The two upstairs bedrooms each have queen-sized beds, and the downstairs bedroom has both a queen-sized bed and a twin bed. The main bathroom has a bathtub with shower. The master bedroom has an adjoining office, and these rooms have French doors opening to the back patio and hot tub. The master bedroom also has its own bathroom with stall shower. The house is approximately 1500 square feet.

There are many books and paintings throughout the house.

You can reach San Francisco in 20-30 minutes by car or public transportation, and the village of Montclair, with its cafes, shops and a Sunday farmers' market, is only a 2-minute drive or a 20-minute (hilly) walk from our house. Berkeley, with its great university and wonderful restaurants, is only a 10-minute drive.

This neighborhood of Oakland is called Montclair. It's in the hills, and although close to city life in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, it's quite green and natural here, with many trees and birds and hiking trails.

Keywords: Montclair, views, decks, hot tub

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Janet den Breejen

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

We are Kees and Janet. We've lived in the beautiful Bay Area for over 30 years. We've been dividing our time between our Montclair home and our cabin in Yuba County, California, for the past six years. We have two grown sons, one living in New York and one in San Francisco, and one toddler granddaughter.

Kees is Dutch, born in Delft, who moved to Canada as a child and then to California. He is fluent in Dutch and leads a local Dutch meetup group. He is retired from the San Francisco Chronicle, having worked as a graphic artist, and is now a painter. Janet is a California native. She has recently retired and now works part-time as a freelance index editor for a legal publishing company. Both Kees and Janet love to travel.

Janet den Breejen purchased this house in 2007

The benefits of this property include the view of San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate and Marin. A secluded setting but is centrally located, 5 minutes from Highway 13 to Berkeley (10 min), San Francisco (30 min) and Downtown Oakland (20 min), Marin County (40 min) Pacific Ocean at SF (1 hr). We are close to many miles of hiking in regional parks nearby. Swimming at nearby Lake Temescal. Near many charming shopping districts with excellent restaurants. Near the University of California at Berkeley (20 min).

We enjoy getting up early and walking our chocolate lab, Charlie, on his daily route, a half hour loop through the neighborhood. We like the aroma of the bay and eucalyptus trees and the fog clearing from the valleys. We often encounter does with fawns, Steller jays and red-tailed hawks and sometimes wild turkeys. We often walk down to Montclair Village for a latte at Peets Coffee.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Golden Gate Bridge View from Light, Bright Oakland Hills Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Central to exploring Bay Area

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The listing is accurate. While there are lots of walking, hiking and biking opportunities just out the door, all but the most ardent hikers probably want a car in this hilly Montclair location. We found there was plenty of room, everything worked and it was easy to entertain some local friends with all the kitchen equipment on hand. BART is short drive away and AC Transit is easy to access for destinations like SF. If you are not familiar with extensive East Bay Regional Park system, this home sits near access points for endless outdoor options. If you do the outdoor stuff or just like a relaxing soak, the hot tub is perfect. The best part is planning your days for late afternoon to feed the birds (wrens, chickadees, jays, robins, dove) and squirrels (lots of competition for food - owner supplied) while enjoying the sunset. Everything is in great shape but not so shiny that you are afraid to have kids touch anything - it is a home
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Magnificent view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was a wonderful property with an incredible view.Janet and Kass were warm and welcoming hosts.
It was a great reunion week with our two sons(and their significant others).We would highly recommend this property
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Oakland The Bay Area
Oakland, CA
5

Perfect and Charming Home for Multifunctional Needs

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We needed a house to stay in for six nights with family visiting from the East Coast, which in total included two toddlers and two babies. This incredibly charming home served not only our needs, but provided the perfect touches for our family get-together.

Besides the spectacular views of the Bay from the front deck, the house is well-stocked with: tasteful and interesting books, fine colorful paintings from the owner; as well as toys, books and movies for small children. Our kids were thoroughly enjoyed and occupied, and we didn't need to bring a thing for them. Nightly we partook in stargazing from inside the toasty and classy redwood hot tub. The home can serve a frazzled family, or a couple looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway.

The owners were incredibly helpful in accommodating us, from clear and concise instructions, local food and entertainment options, to the bottle of wine awaiting our arrival. Without even meeting them, they seem like the types we would enjoy the pleasure of knowing personally.

I can't recommend a stay here enough, which we will try to do again if the opportunity presents itself.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Truly home away for home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This was our truly home away from home: so welcoming and charming. We had 3 adults and 3 kids ( two three year olds and a ten year old) and had comfortable arrangements for all of us, plenty of open family style space and enough private space for small kids for their naps. We spent our mornings and evenings on the patio enjoying the beautiful views of the bay. The kids loved having so many toys in the lower bedroom, while adults appreciated the house's art and books. The house's easy access to both San Francisco and Oakland allowed us to do lots of adult and kids friendly activities from Muir woods and Sausalito to Roberts park and lake Temescal in Oakland. Thank you for giving us such great memories!
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Great house and location - car recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We had a lovely sunny week here in April (2 adults, 2 teenage boys, and our daughter at Berkeley also staying with us for a few nights). The house and facilities were great - the boys in particular loved the hot tub, but we all used it, and we enjoyed numerous games of table-tennis too. The patio is a sun-trap, but it was also nice to be able to sit at the front - the view across the bay to San Francisco is amazing, and we had some lovely sunsets. Squirrels and birds visited the veranda, and we saw deer several times on our way to and from Montclair.

It's nice to stay somewhere which is a home from home, rather than an impersonal holiday house. Janet and Kees told us to use anything we needed from the kitchen, and left a bottle of wine too, which we really appreciated. We made good use of the coffee machine, and the Peets coffee, too. When you go on holiday in UK/Europe, you don't often get things left in the fridge or cupboard for you!

The only thing we would say is that we would strongly recommend hiring a car. We didn't, because we'd used public transport in San Francisco the previous week, and thought we would be OK here too. Also this was our first time in the USA and we were a bit reluctant to drive in a big city on the wrong side of the road. We were able to get the 18 bus from Montclair down to Oakland to get the BART at 12th or 19th (or to carry on to Berkeley), but the walk from the village is steep, and not one we wanted to do when it got dark. There were a couple of bikes the boys were going to use, but unfortunately they both had flat tyres (no repair kit to be found). Montclair itself has a couple of supermarkets (worth leaving a Safeway card for foreign visitors, perhaps? We don't have Safeways in the UK) and there are several places to eat. There was a restaurant tour on the day we left, which sounded like it would have been fun.

So overall, we definitely recommend it, and Janet and Kees are very welcoming hosts, but do make sure you have a car.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Oakland; San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Jack London Square, Oakland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Jack London Square, Oakland
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 13
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in Montclair Village
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Claremont
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Montclair Village and nearby Park Blvd.
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Oakland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 23 - Nov 30
$1,995
7 nights
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
$1,995
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$310
$1,995
$7,500
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning fee $75.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is off the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the main bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) One twin bed downstairs in room with queen bed, full-size Baby Cribs (1) and 1 portable crib.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
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