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Adorable cottage for two

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Thousand Oaks Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2.

Sweet 1-bedroom 'in-law' cottage, one block from wonderful Solano Avenue with its many restaurants, fantastic shopping, bookstores and movie theaters and easy access to San Francisco, the wine country, freeways and BART.

The cottage has vaulted ceilings throughout, tile floors in the living room and carpet in the bedroom. Kitchen with gas range, refrigerator, toaster, microwave & coffee maker. Cable TV w/ flat screen tv, clock radio/ Cd & MP3 player, DVD player and wireless internet. Telephone for local calls only, credit or calling card required for long distance calls. There are two ventilating skylights in the bedroom, so though the cottage is small it has a light and airy feeling.

There is a Queen size European sleep works bed in bedroom. Absolutely no pets and no smoking permitted. A weekly linen exchange of sheets and towels is provided.

I do my utmost to keep the calendar up to date.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We appreciated spending this week at "Rose Cottage".

It is charming and very convenient and private. When we plan another trip to visit our family we will be back in touch with you in hopes of returning here.
Nov 2012
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Adorable cottage for two
average rating of 4.7 based on 22 reviews

The property was fantastic--beautiful flowers-very quiet,clean and private.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Sarah's VRBO. The property was fantastic. It was exceptionally clean and filled with everything we could ever need for our stay. It was spacious and yet also very cozy. It was centrally located to all the places we needed to go in the area. Sarah was so helpful. She was always available to us, yet gave us complete privacy. We would definitely go back to this great VRBO in the future.

Gayle and Richard Koralek

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gayle and Richard. I truly enjoyed having you stay at my cottage and hope you will return! Sarah
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Small but well thought out

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Rose Cottage for 12 days as I was helping to care for our new grandson, who lives in Berkeley. The house was clean, and Sarah was very helpful with prompt replies to any questions I had, as well as changing my dates when needed. It is on a very accessible street, and I had absolutely no problem with finding a parking spot directly in front of the house. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage was the perfect place for my week-long stay. It was quiet and comfortable with all I needed to make myself at home. The small kitchen was more than adequate for my limited cooking. The comfortable bed and quiet neighborhood led to good nights' sleep. There is a nice area to sit outside and read. A block away from Solano Avenue, there is easy access to lots of restaurants and good prepared food to take home. Sarah is a lovely host, making clear that she's there if you need anything and staying out of sight if you don't. One night I stayed out quite late and forgot to leave the porch light on. When I got home, Sarah had set out a little lantern just to be sure I got in safely. Rose Cottage will be my first choice the next time I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a week while in town for our daughter's wedding. The cottage is clean, quiet, and comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with a few basics. We appreciated all the hangers in the closet. Most rentals have only a few. The bed is comfortable, the shower has great water pressure, and the living room is well-furnished

The location is perfect: on a quiet side street, a short walk to restaurants and shops on Solano. the neighborhood is beautiful, with well-maintained houses and gardens.

Sarah is a helpful, friendly hostess.

We'll be back!


  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were quite disappointed with the condition of Sarah's cottage. It showed no pride of ownership. The garden entrance was overgrown (had to duck to get in) and the interior was not well kept. Not even sure if a vacuum had been run before our arrival. Would recommend a hotel room over this VRBO.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I have never had anyone make this kind of complaint before. The cottage was not only vacuumed, but mopped, all the linens including duvet covers, blankets, towels and lap rugs were freshly washed and the shower and bathroom cleaned with bleach and scrubbed. I am sorry you felt it was dirty but it was most assuredly not. There is some staining of the white grout on the off white tile floors (which incidentally, are not dirty but have a mottled off white pattern) which doesn't come out easily, but it is not dirty. Yes the garden is overgrown and I have someone scheduled to help cut it back.
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Shabby but great location and comfortable bed

  • 4 of 5

Sarah was very hospitable. The neighborhood is lovely and very convenient to Solano shopping and just 10 min from CAL activities.

The gardens on the properties surrounding the cottage are beautiful.. I encourage Sarah to tidy up and maintain her garden.. And a good scrub to the outside of the buildings would really make the place stand out.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
the Pub
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Alameda Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
1 Miles
BART or Caltrain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
many nearby restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Albany Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Thousand Oaks Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Thousand Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is up 3 steps from the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is outfitted with basic supplies, including a few rolls of toilet paper, garbage bags, spices and some condiments. However, this is only an initial supply. Longer renters must provide their own toilet paper, garbage bags, etc. Although the cottage is mostly one level, there are a few steps to climb up to the bathroom and the interior in general is not suited for small children or people with mobility issues.

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