ROCKRIDGE HILLS CUSTOM HOUSE

Margaret McGuirk

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Margaret McGuirk

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ROCKRIDGE HILLS CUSTOM HOUSE

Oakland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Custom home in Rockridge area of Oakland.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Margaret McGuirk (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013

About Margaret McGuirk

We are retired and love to travel. We are originally from New York area, but love the Bay Area. We appreciate the outdoors, and are active in tennis, skiing, and biking, as well as volunteering in the community.

We have done numerous exchanges over the last 5 years and our guests have been very happy here.

Margaret McGuirk purchased this house in 1986

Why Margaret McGuirk chose Oakland

We love our house, and you will too. It is elegant, but comfortable, with excellent access. The backyard is wonderfully peaceful, and is also a great entertaining space.

It's spacious with lots of special touches. There is a Steinway M grand piano in Living Room, big screen TV with surround sound, speakers and stereo in family room with speakers to backyard, stereo speakers into Living room, kitchen, master bedroom. Two fireplaces and wood provided. Our backyard and front gardens are spectacular and peaceful. Computer and high speed internet available. We have both mountain and road bikes available. Also, basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs and bats, frisbees, etc.

What makes this house unique

Front patio is wonderful for reading newspaper in a.m., back deck has beautiful sunsets, and yard is private, peaceful, and very large for this area. We have great neighbors as well, who are always available. Depending on the season, you will be able to pick tomatoes, chard, apples, figs, lemons, limes, myriad of spices, and of course, a plethora of flowers. Overall, a great combination of city and country living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My twin sons, my husband, and I so enjoyed staying in your house. What a lovely, lovely, comfortable home! Being there with other family members so enhanced our pleasure. The time sped by and I missed just pausing on the deck and absorbing the beauty. What a delight to have a Granny Smith right from your tree! Julie’s Vineyard Zin was a particularly tasty treat—thank you for providing it. We shared it on our last night with our spaghetti dinner. We’ll always treasure our first San Francisco trip in no small measure due to living in your home.
Nov 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Rockridge Hills Custom House
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Rockridge Hills Custom House
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Oakland The Bay Area
Castro Valley, CA
5

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
The house was everything people stated in their reviews and it was just as pictured. The garden was lovely and the house very comfortable. We used the house for out of town guests who were in the wedding party and for the rehearsal dinner. Everyone loved the house. The McGuirks made everything easy. I would highly recommend this property. The location worked well for us.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so glad your wedding weekend went well. I guess the house has good karma now that there have been such happy wedding memories from our guests.
We're glad you found it as special as we think it is.
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Rockridge Hills Custom House
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Lovely family home

  • 5 of 5
The moment we walked in, we felt at home. Our group was from ages 2 to 81, and everyone was very comfortable. The gardens are so beautiful and the views are outstanding! The owner was great to work with and she even put toys out for my grandson! We arrived to fresh flowers in several rooms and a bottle of wine to enjoy! This home was perfect for us as we celebrated our son's graduation from Berkeley law school!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your gracious review. We're glad your visit was everything you expected and more. Go Cal Bears!
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Oakland The Bay Area
Gaithersburg, MD
5

Charming and Cozy

  • 5 of 5
Charming and cozy, this welcoming home was exactly as advertised. It was perfect for my group of six guests for the week of my daughter's wedding. It was clean and well-maintained, with small vases of fresh, homegrown flowers in almost every room! Household tips were detailed and clear. Freshly made beds and linens were ready. We particularly enjoyed the front and back kitchen decks after the morning haze burned off and later in the day. The neighborhood was lovely.

While a car is necessary, many excellent restaurants, services, BART, and Berkeley are near. And the owners have many travel guides and maps available. The location was perfect for us. I would recommend the owners and this property without reservation.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Rockridge Hills Custom House
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Oakland The Bay Area
Burlington, Vermont
5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We were pleased to be warmly welcomed with wine and fresh flowers, feeling like guests in the owner's home when we visited Oakland for our daughter's wedding. We had more than enough room for our very large group that included 3 small children and found the description and photos to be very accurate. The experience enabled us to spend informal time with extended family that would not have been possible in a hotel. Everything we could have wanted was available, including plentiful linens, a wonderfully well equipped kitchen, and best of all, the outstandingly landscaped yard which is accessible on multiple levels with terraces, balconies, and a sunny deck. This is a beautiful home in an upscale location, private, but close to major routes, restaurants, and shopping. The owners supplied us with extensive information about the local area as well as all the details we might need to understand and be comfortable in their home. This was our first experience renting a home and we will definitely try it again.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rockridge Hills Custom House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p408399vb
Oakland The Bay Area
Burlington, Vermont
5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We were pleased to be warmly welcomed with wine and fresh flowers, feeling like guests in the owner's home when we visited Oakland for our daughter's wedding. We had more than enough room for our very large group that included 3 small children and found the description and photos to be very accurate. The experience enabled us to spend informal time with extended family that would not have been possible in a hotel. Everything we could have wanted was available, including plentiful linens, a wonderfully well equipped kitchen, and best of all, the outstandingly landscaped yard which is accessible on multiple levels with terraces, balconies, and a sunny deck. This is a beautiful home in an upscale location, private, but close to major routes, restaurants, and shopping. The owners supplied us with extensive information about the local area as well as all the details we might need to understand and be comfortable in their home. This was our first experience renting a home and we will definitely try it again.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rockridge Hills Custom House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p408399vb
Oakland The Bay Area
Oakland
5

Charming house

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house.We used it for a family reunion for 3 families with teenage kids and everyone had ample space . There is a beautifully furnished and very peaceful garden in the back that makes you feel you're in the country even though the place is perfectly located 15 min drive to downtown San Francisco and an easy commute to all the attractions the Bay Area offers. We helped ourselves to delicious tomatoes and fruits from the garden and felt pampered with all the modern appliances inside. The hosts are charming and made every effort to make sure that our stay was extremely enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Train
1 Miles
BART
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 24, and Route 13
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tilden
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants on College Ave.
Car: recommended

Rockridge Area of Oakland offers easy access to SF and wine country. College Ave. shops, restaurants, BART to SF 15 min. walking distance; very close to UC Berkeley walking (2.5 miles) or 5 min. car ride. Custom home area, built in 1990s, but with traditional charm and many different architectural styles.

There are 3 public tennis courts at the end of our street, as well as a large park/field for soccer, softball/baseball. In the nearby hills, there are many hiking/biking trails in places like Tilden Park and Redwood Park.

Louis Vuitton Cup:

July 4– Sept 1, 2013

America’s Cup Match (Finals)

August 7-Sept 22, 2013

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Oakland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,025
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning: $150-$200 $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Please confirm rates with us by email....
Daily rate is $500 per night for two nights, and $450 per night for three to 6 nights.
Weekly rate is $3025.
All rates include City Tax.
Payment in full by check 28 days in advance of stay
Security/Damage Deposit of $500 (usually) - payable within 7 days of booking request. Refunded within 7 days of checkout. You will receive a contract outlining dates for refunds of rental and deposit amounts.
Extra guests over 8 may be accommodated for extra fee.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks; privacy door between sinks and shower/toilet
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink
    Powder Room=Main floor - toilet , toilet and sink
    Lower floor/cellar powder room - toilet , toilet and sink
  • two full baths and two half baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , with ensuite bathroom
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Futon bed/couch - big screen TV
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , on lower level
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed converts to pop-up King size
  • Master BR: King size bed; Guest Room 1: Double/Full Futon; Guest Room 2: Queen Bed Guest Room 3: Twin/Trundle Bed - converts to 2 twin or King size Additional Bedroom (#5) on lower level has twin bed, Baby Cribs (1) Can arrange pack and play type 'crib' if requested,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Housekeeper comes every two weeks for Main floor, 3 baths, and Master Bedroom. Additional services can be arranged. There is a wonderful costume closet for children and adults too! Also knok hockey, and marble football.
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