TRAVELER'S REST MOUNTAIN VIEWS WITH MANY AMENITIES

Gene Harmon

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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TRAVELER'S REST MOUNTAIN VIEWS WITH MANY AMENITIES

Walnut Creek House Rental Photos and Description

2100 Sq. Ft./210 sq meters Home

Traveler's Rest has two options. First: Exclusive use for up to two people when the owner is not present. Guests have exclusive use of home. Second: Shared Use is also for up to two people with the understanding that the owner shares the home. For more information, read further. Rates are discounted during periods of shared use. See the rate section for this information.

Please note: owner occupies the home except during periods of exclusive use. Your privacy is completely respected.

Location: The edge of beautiful Walnut Creek, CA, 40 minutes from San Francisco and Sacramento airports, Napa and Sonoma Valleys; 30 minutes from Berkeley and San Ramon/Pleasanton. Downtown San Francisco is 40 minutes by BART train. The BART train tracks are close by Traveler's Rest.

Accommodations: The guest bedroom: guests have a private bedroom, en-suite bathroom, large walk-in closet and access to common areas. Enjoy the living and dining rooms as well as the kitchen for preparing your meals. The hot tub is yours; the two furnished decks and surrounding trees, gardens and peace entice relaxation. Make yourself 'at home'; the owner is sensitive to the privacy needs of the guests and will retreat to assure those needs. The owner's bedroom is separated by a hall, bathroom and closet. This is a no smoking property- inside and outside the home. The floors are pristine so socks or slippers are worn by guests and shoes are kept at the front door.

The guest room's queen-sized bed (a Westin Heavenly mattress) and all linens are immaculate. The en-suite bathroom is compact with a stall shower, toilet and sink. WI-FI is available throughout. A washer, dryer, ironing board with iron and hair dryer are available in the utility room. The home is air-conditioned. The living room opens onto the deck, has a special gas heater and a TV.

Mt. Diablo, seen from the front of the home, has fine hiking trails. Your well-traveled host can suggest many activities as well as excellent restaurants or shopping found in the upscale and attractive city of Walnut Creek.

The home is not suitable for those with mobility issues due to the many outdoor and indoor steps. Driveway parking for one car is available next to the front entryway steps. Additional parking is available on the street. Pets are not allowed.

BART train tracks do pass near the guest room window, but the 'wooshing' sound is not disruptive.

For further information, please feel free to email your host so your stay will be just as you like it.

Key Words: vacation home, executive home, Bay Area, Executive Apartment, East Bay

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gene Harmon

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

The owner is a professional in logistics management and transportation consulting.

Gene Harmon purchased this house in 2011

This is my home. There is plenty of space for privacy for guests. It has all new bedroom, living room and dining room furniture. The spa and outdoor deck offer the opportunity to enjoy the birds and critters that live nearby. The home has quick access to BART and highways in all directions. I purchased this secluded property due to proximity to Walnut Creek, the exceptional construction, the quality of the materials and workmanship and the gardens.

There is lots of natural light and plenty of privacy. Jump in the spa on cool nights, watch the stars and enjoy the evening. The living room has a gas fired stove to bring warmth on those cool winter evenings.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Traveler's Rest Mountain Views With Many Amenities
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Columbia, Mississippi
5

9 days in paradise

  • 5 of 5
There aren't words that can describe what a true 'Travelers Rest' this place was for my body and spirit. Gene was beyond wonderful, always available if and when I had a question or needed advice. The view from the deck was Priceless, serene and all mine. No hotel could have been cleaner or have anywhere near the amenities provided by Gene at Travelers Rest. Only a short walk to the County Connection, Walnut Creek's public transportation $2.00 ride to Bart Station where you board a fast train into San Francisco @ 35-40 min ride. Bart takes you anywhere in the Bay area you need or want to go and even goes into the San Francisco Airport.
As Gene mentions the Bart line runs near his home but you really don't hear it after the first day and the gardens in the yard are beautifully landscaped and provide the perfect cover so that you wouldn't even know the overhead was nearby.
There was a humming bird that perched on a limb (in all my 57 years I have never seen a humming bird perch anywhere) near me every morning as I enjoyed my coffee on the deck and that little bird would fuss and make sure I was aware that it was his feeder and basically he was only letting me share his view of paradise.
I hope I am blessed to one day again return to what i call my hide away in Walnut Creek. If you do book this set aside a portion of a day to visit Walnut Creek's Lindsey Wildlife Museum, truly a treasure with resident raptors of various species, wonderful exhibits and volunteers and staff that will sweep you off your feet with their hospitality, knowledge and love for the wild life rescues they have been entrusted.
Back to this rental, I almost hate to tell you how wonderful it is because if this secret really gets out there there I fear there would be a years waiting list. Thank you so much for a wonderful wonderful respite on my journey
from Mississippi
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Betsy: Thank you for your wonderful commentary and five stars! Your were a wonderful guest and please come back.

Gene at Traveler's Rest
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Charlotte NC
5

A great place to stay for less than local hotels

  • 5 of 5
When we travel, we always check for a rental home before looking at hotels. Renting a home usually gives you more flexibility than a hotel room, and the per day cost is often close, or in the case of this home, it was less. That makes this decision a no brainer. The house was easy to locate, because it was so close to the major interstate in the area. It was also about a 5 minute drive to the BART station. The house was clean, comfortable, and had a nice bonus in the form of a hot tub on the deck. The landscaping was very nice, and the house is somewhat secluded since it sits at the end of a short driveway that is shared with the neighbors. We were there for some interviews and house searching in the Bay Area, which can be a bit of a stressful time. It was nice to arrive home to something much nicer than a standard hotel room. We could do laundry, which allows you to travel with less, prepare a meal or two, rather than having to guess which restaurants were worth going to, and at the end of the day, we could soak in the hot tub under the stars for a while. It made the entire process much easier to deal with. The home is a bit older, but it has been thoroughly modernized, which was nice. There is plenty of space to park, and due to the secluded nature, there were no worries about the car at night. The owner mentions the BART trains passing near the back corner of the house. This is indeed true, but it was really barely noticeable. The trains themselves move very fast, so even the longest of them only take a few seconds to pass. They are also very quiet as trains go, and there are no horns blaring, since the access to the tracks is restricted by a large fence. To be honest, I never even noticed them. All in all, it is a very nice home to stay in, with no real downsides that I could see. It is cheaper than all but the cheapest hotels in the area, and a much better option for the private hot tub alone. It is very close to many supermarkets, including Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Safeway, and a Super Target. All of these are within a 5 minute drive. We never needed to venture out any further, especially since there are also many nice restaurants in the same area. If you wish to travel into San Francisco, the nearby BART station will get you there is about 45 minutes on a very clean train. This is a good way to avoid some of the high rental rates for homes in the immediate SF area, which charge a premium price for being much closer.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt:

Thank you so much for that splendid review!! Best of luck with your move to the Bay Area.

Best,
Gene at Traveler's Rest
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Fresno, Ca.
5

Urban oasis

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed this very comfortably furnished and outfitted home near major transportation venues. Even the closeness of the Bart tracks quickly became something charming and part of the soundscape. For serious bird watchers, the garden with its screen of foliage provided cover and perches for humming birds, the oak titmouse, and hooded orioles. We loved sitting on the deck mornings and evenings. The nearness to San Francisco for sightseeing and fine dining in Walnut Creek rounded out our experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gabriele:

So happy you enjoyed Traveler's Rest! Thank you for your kind remarks and please come stay here again.

Gene
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Walnut Creek, CA USA
4

Excellent place to get away from it all.

  • 4 of 5
I am very satisfied with the home for my friends to stay while they were visiting me. We were able to spend some quality time together (short) because we were always on the go and no time to use the jacuzzi. My guests were very happy to have such a home away from home.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Linda & John:
It was a pleasure having you stay at Traveler's Rest. You, Alva & Bruce are always welcome back!
Gene
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Helsinki, Finland
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
This pretty and spacious house is surrounded by a terraced garden. Theres´s a balcony around it where you can find sun or shade. The hot tub is lovely especially in a starry night. The home is clean and tidy. This is a relaxing place to stay and I strongly recommend it.
Irma, Helsinki
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Irma: Enjoyed having you stay at Traveler's Rest and I hope you will tell your friends about your stay! Please come to the USA again - and stay here.

Thank you,
Gene
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Kaarina, Finland
4

Great days in Walnut Creek

  • 4 of 5
Our time in Walnut Creek in Travelers Rest was very enjoyable in every way. The whole house is beautiful and so is the garden. Our room and facilities were more than satisfying. The bed is very comfortable and the room is spacious.
The sunny mornings in the kitchen were great. Breakfast table with a view to the walkway and garden. Had the opportunity to see some nice birds too. And the spa is really some extra fun.
The BART train does NOT disturb. We heard it on first evening but the forgot the whole thing. In fact it was very quiet there.
Landlord Gene is a very kind, helpful and easygoing person. Got so much information of all the surroundings. We really appreciated his efforts to give an idea what to do and where to go in Walnut Creek and the surroundings.
We had a great stay in the house. Highly recommended to anyone interested in great views and cozy living.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aila & Risto:
Thank you for staying at Traveler's Rest. It was a great pleasure having you stay here. Please know you are always welcomed back and please tell your Finnish friends about Traveler's Rest!
Best,
Gene
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Francisco International (SFO)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
BART (has service from SFO airport)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA 24/Interstate 680
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Ocean Beach
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary

The owner can assist guests in locating many local and distant attractions. Owner also speaks some Spanish. Do not rely on non-USA VRBO web site information. Please see USA VRBO web site for accuracy and complete information.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Walnut Creek 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
 
Shared Use July-Sept
Jul 10 2014 - Sep 28 2014
4 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Exclusive Use Fall
Sep 29 2014 - Oct 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
October Exclusive Use
Oct 7 2014 - Nov 8 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Shared Use November
Nov 9 2014 - Nov 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
December Shared Use
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes VRBO non-USA web sites do not show all terms. See USA web site. For more than two guests the charge is an additional $30 each per guest per night. Be sure you know the space is shared with the owner except during certain periods during the winter and summer. During these periods, most of the home is available for exclusive use.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Walnut Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Compact bathroom has a shower, basin, small cupboard and toilet. Second bathroom is a half bath. If you have engaged the second bedroom the shower is shared with bedroom 1.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen-sized bed sleeps two with a large walk-in closet and storage. The room has a large dresser and wall to wall carpeting. A ceiling fan keeps you cooler on summer nights. The home is also air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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