Large sunny private nicely furnished 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath suite with Mini Kitchen in large, comfortable, well appointed home. Quiet residential neighborhood. Furnishings include foam top Queen bed with Egyptian cotton linens, down puff, down pillows, desk, 2 large closets. Full bath w shower, fluffy towels. Equipped mini kitchen w mini fridge, microwave, sink, espresso coffee maker. Shared main entrance, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with sitting area that opens to deck, spacious comfortable living room w fireplace, baby grand piano & flat screen TV w Netflix, HBO, large Den w fireplace, pool table, flat screen TV & deck. Large sunny private deck with gas BBQ, lounge chairs & dining, overlooking pretty woodsy area teaming w wildlife. W & D laundry. Safe, quiet family friendly area. Walk or bike from front door to amazing views of San Francisco, Marin & the Bay. Linens provided. One small friendly dog and 1 elderly cat live on the premises. Ample free parking on street. Easy commute to San Francisco, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland. UC Berkeley is 10 min away, Mills College is 15 min. Public trans is avail in town via bus, but is a 10 min walk and its uphill on the way home. A car is highly recommended. Two BART stations within 5 min by car. Good base from which to explore the bay area. Easy access to 580, 880, 13, 24 & 80. Its 25 min to downtown SF, 35 min to Marin, 1 hr to Muir Woods, 1.5 hr to Stinson Beach, 1 hr to Stanford University. 35 min to SFO, 20 min to Oakland Intl.
We are empty nesters. I'm a writer & filmmaker with a background in publishing & marketing. My husband is in real estate. We both love to travel. We also love movies, books, music & cooking. We have two pets, a small friendly pug dog and an older cat who sleeps most of the time.
Though we are new to VRBO, we have hosted many guests from all over the world. Executives, students, visiting lecturers, authors & filmmakers. We had a wonderful group of 8 yoga instructors here for a week at one point - and the entire cast & crew on an indie film for a whole month! For a visit to the Bay, Piedmont is very centrally located. A 10 min drive to Berkeley, an easy commute to San Francisco via Bus, Bart or the 'casual carpool' that operates Mon-Fri here in town. Piedmont Avenue is about a mile away with lots of stores & restaurants and a movie theater. The Lakeshore District is also close, with stores like Gap & Trader Joes, and the historic Grand Lake Theater.
Theres a combo cafe and gourmet grocery/deli within walking distance from the house.
The town is beautiful - A great place for walking, with a number of parks & spectacular views of the Bay. Piedmont started out as a vacation destination, with Piedmont Springs, but has grown into one of the more exclusive suburban communities in the area. Its an old well established town with an interesting history & not a 'development'. Each house is different & many are truly gorgeous, with impressive gardens. We are in a woodsy area with red tail hawks calling, and families of deer & wild turkey often visible from the deck. Its a very peaceful setting. A creek runs through our back yard.
Having traveled for many years ourselves, we know how it is. We provide a comfortable place to come home to. There are plenty of space to spread out. You have the best of both worlds; privacy when you want it, but without the loneliness of a hotel. You can join in on a cup of tea or glass of wine and some conversation.
We are in 'foodie central' with the 'gourmet ghetto' just a few minutes away in Berkeley and a newer renaissance in even closer in Oakland where many former Chez Pannise chefs have opened their own amazing restaurants. Downtown Oakland is an architectural treasure. Many artists live & work there. Its a vibrant scene & theres open studio night the first Friday of every month. Bars & restaurants offer specials & its great fun to walk, dine & chat with others who are doing the same. There are many nearby neighborhoods, each with their own style & charm. Montclair Village is 1 mile away and we often hike it. Its a picturesque little town with lots of boutique shops, banks, cafes, two grocery stores, 2 drug stores, and a privately owned Department store called McCuloughs and a Farmers Market every Sunday. Piedmont Ave is 1.5 miles away. Lots of shops & restaurants. Its home to Fentons Ice Cream (immortalized in Pixar's 'UP') & to a great indie art house movie theater. The Grand Lake/Lakeshore is 1.5 miles away. Theres TJs, Gap, CVS, a beautiful old historic movie theater where an organist plays before the films on weekends, lots of restaurants there too, and book stores, vintage boutiques, bars, beauty salons - and a Farmers Market each Saturday. The two streets converge at Lake Merritt, which is a great place to walk, run, or bike. An enormous new Catholic cathedral is there, along with Fairyland, the park that inspired Walt Disney! Rockridge centers around College Avenue. Its 3 miles away. Lots of great restaurants, shops, an a BART station. The Elmwood area is a bit further along on College @ Ashby with a movie Theater, more shops & restaurants.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
May 15 2015 - Aug 10 2015
|Refundable damage deposit||$100.00|
|Notes||$75 cleaning fee per week. Or per stay if stay is for less than one week.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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.