GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE VIEW FROM LIGHT, BRIGHT OAKLAND HILLS HOME

Janet den Breejen

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Janet den Breejen

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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:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Janet den Breejen

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Speaks english
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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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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Golden Gate Bridge View from Light, Bright Oakland Hills Home
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Oakland The Bay Area
Philadelphia, PA
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AMAZING "HOME BASE" IN OAKLAND!

Amazing "home base" in Oakland!
  • 5 of 5
My family (2 adults, 2 teens, 1 child) had a wonderful time in the Bay Area using Janet and Kees's lovely home as a base. The house had plenty of room for all of us, a well-stocked pantry/kitchen, and a terrific view of the bay and the city. The artwork throughout the house is beautiful; my 3 daughters made a game of finding a new piece each day. =) As someone who has rented vacation properties in several different parts of the country, I was impressed by Janet and Kees's house as it was truly a home that we could live in during our 2-week stay. I did not feel anxious that my children would damage things by touching them; I felt comfortable cooking meals in the kitchen when we returned from being tourists in San Francisco or hiking in Roberts Park; and the check-in and out procedures were simple and effective.

I would definitely recommend having a car, as the hills are steep and plentiful; but public transportation, shopping, and amusements are all easily accessible. If you're a hiker, discover the Redwoods Regional Park 15 minutes from the house early in your stay; it's absolutely beautiful and so easily accessible.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Ringwood,NJ
5

WEDDING IN OAKLAND

  • 5 of 5
Our family traveled from Hollywood Florida, Pittsburgh PA and
Ringwood NJ for a wedding and stayed in this wonderful home for 1 week. We would rent it again for our next vacation to California.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland The Bay Area
boulder, co
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LOVELY DOG FRIENDLY HOME

  • 4 of 5
This house was really lovely. We stayed a month. I would definitely return and stay again. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Fantastic views. The neighborhood is nice and safe and quiet. Back garden very private. Soaking tub amazing....lovely wooden tub, so relaxing.
Lots of animals in the area....birds, squirrels, deer, wild turkeys.
Owners are very accommodating and helpful.
One small suggestion...there were a few days the temperature reached the 80's/90's. The house gets very hot. One more fan would be helpful in addition to the one left. This would help cool the house down at night.
Overall a great home!
So appreciative of there dog policy. I have a large older dog. He managed to get up and down the steep stairs okay, struggled some days. Please note the steps are very steep, as described by the owners.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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5

CENTRAL TO EXPLORING BAY AREA

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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MAGNIFICENT VIEW

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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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
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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

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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
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 23 - Nov 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$310
$1,995
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $75

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 ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
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:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • sailing
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