SPACIOUS GARDEN RETREAT, HOT TUB, GORGEOUS VIEWS, HOME OFFICE

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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SPACIOUS GARDEN RETREAT, HOT TUB, GORGEOUS VIEWS, HOME OFFICE

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

EVERY RESERVATION INCLUDES A FREE GROUP PASS FOR UP TO 9 PEOPLE (A $225 VALUE) TO THE NEW EXPLORATORIUM IN SAN FRANCISCO (http://www.exploratorium.edu/)

High on a hill in Maxwell Park you will find complete relaxation at this garden retreat with magnificent views and new pillow-top, heavenly beds. A wonderful getaway and over 2,500 square feet for family gatherings and entertaining friends.

On separate levels, there are easy stairs in a layout that gives everyone their own wing, while still comfortable for groups. The bedrooms have tons of closet space and the master bedroom with bath is next to bedroom with Pottery Barn crib (2003) and glider.

This craftsman-style home is situated near Mills College and includes a beautifully landscaped backyard with patio area, arbor, swing, sand box for kids, and a hot tub that overlooks the fountain and rose garden. Located in a perfect climate zone with easy access (3 blocks) to transportation to San Francisco, you can sightsee all day and relax all evening.

This child-friendly home will make it possible for you to enjoy a restful vacation while the children play in the outside game room, abundant with toys, including a KidKraft kitchen with pretend food, pans and dishes, a baby crib, bikes, and more. For adults, there is a Stairmaster, weights, gym jump rope, and yoga mats and straps.

Busy business professionals work in the quiet home office with a tranquil garden and hill view. There is wireless internet throughout the house, and the bluetooth printer is also a fax machine.

NEW video of Bay Area by high-tech RC Copter (http://vimeo.com/62831216) and don't miss the newly installed BAY LIGHTS exhibit (http://thebaylights.org/), take the ferry to Fisherman's Wharf, get some Cowgirl Creamery cheese and french bread, a cup of Peet's Coffee, and sit on the benches and be mesmerized!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Owner/Property Manager

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For forty years I have been tending the organic vegetable garden and upgrading the interior of this beautiful home. In the last ten years I have traveled internationally and appreciated the innkeepers' small touches wherever I went, which I have incorporated in my vacation rental. As a business professional, technology is important to me when I travel, so I have made sure that you can connect to anywhere in the world. I hope you enjoy the retreat as much as I do.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1970
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Spacious Garden Retreat, Hot Tub, Gorgeous Views, Home Office
average rating of 4.975 based on 41 reviews
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Oakland The Bay Area
Grand Junction
5

An Oasis in the City

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I just returned from a week at the Garden Retreat, which was the perfect oasis in the city. I hosted a group of 6 college students and the house was indeed a retreat from our conference and competition. Everyone was able to relax with plenty of space, private gardens, and comfortable beds. The kitchen is well equiped, although we could have used a larger pot for boiling pasta. The neighborhood is safe and the residents keep an eye out to ensure that it stays that way. The house is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Oakland and the zoo. I would definitely recommend it and will stay there again if I return to the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Spacious Garden Retreat, Hot Tub, Gorgeous Views, Home Office
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+1 800 921-9007
Oakland The Bay Area
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
5

The Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Helen's lovely and spacious home was the perfect setting for my extended family and I to enjoy being together. The beautifully landscaped backyard was a delight and our children LOVED the outside playroom. The home was surprisingly well appointed. The ample towels, toiletries, and comfy bathrobes were especially nice touches. Helen was pleasant, responsive, and made it a joy to coordinate details. We're all very thankful for Helen's hospitality.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Garden Retreat, Hot Tub, Gorgeous Views, Home Office
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p974935
+1 800 921-9007
Oakland The Bay Area
San Francisco, California
5

Wonderful place, top-notch all around!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Dear Helen, We enjoyed your warm home very much. The garden is magical. We are many and every one found a beautiful spot. We come from very far, Paraguay, South America, and felt very welcome. Thank you very much, Jorge and Veronica
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Oakland The Bay Area
5

Our Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Helen, What a lovely home and gardens! Our two grandchildren loved the outside house and all the things to play with! There were many "enchanting and imaginative" scenarios played out there! The hot tub was sooo inviting (just like home in NH except not nearly as cold!). Thank you for sharing!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Garden Retreat, Hot Tub, Gorgeous Views, Home Office
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+1 800 921-9007
Oakland The Bay Area
5

Amazing, Beautiful, and Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Knowland Garden Retreat with my husband and five young children. It was a stressful time for our family (we were in town for my son's surgery), but the overall experience was much more bearable due to the wonderful accommodations at the Knowland home. Helen went out of her way to make sure that we had everything we needed and remained available and approachable the entire stay. When our son returned home from the hospital, we were actually able to enjoy a semi-vacation in a comfortable and beautiful environment as our son recovered from his surgery. The home is spacious, clean, tastefully decorated, and entirely kid/family friendly. The remarkable backyard/garden includes an outdoor structure with plenty of toys and games which kept our children occupied and happy for hours at a time. Even the pictures on the website do not do justice to this lush, beautiful garden with the stunning hilltop view. During the evenings, we were able to enjoy family "movie nights" in the 2nd floor media room (with a gorgeous view overlooking the city), even selecting from Helen's varied assortment of films and shows. Major pluses for us included the kitchen, washer/dryer, dining room for enjoyable family meals, and the comfortable bedrooms. We look forward to returning to Knowland and will always be grateful to Helen for her hospitality!
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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00
Deposit = 50% at time of booking.
Balance due 30 days before arrival.
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Holiday rates may apply.
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Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Children's room has double bed and crib, along with glider.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable TuftandNeedle twin stowaway bed available
  • Master Bedroom and second bedroom have queen beds. The sofa/daybed in the home office opens to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Bay Bridge, San Francisco, downtown Oakland and views of Oakland hills. Separate outdoor game & recreation house for everyone. Toys, crib, glider, bikes, cards, dice, board games, Stairmaster, yoga mats

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