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Michelle Syracuse

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Rockridge Bungalow Outfitted W/Style - Steps to College Ave!

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Rockridge Bungalow is the lower unit of a classic California Bungalow Duplex in the heart of Rockridge. It is a spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment that is sunny, bright and cozy and fully outfitted with style - including a flat screen TV, DVD player, mini JAMBOX for music and free Wi-Fi.

With over 700 square feet including a spacious yet cozy bedroom, separate living room and sunny eat-in kitchen plus a beautiful private deck with a dining table and fully-fenced yard - this space is truly a home-away-from-home yet steps away from the action. For families traveling with a small child, we can provide a portable crib and highchair and there is a small sandbox in the yard.

Rockridge is a hip and vibrant neighborhood and home to College Avenue - a bustling shopping district with numerous shops, cafes and highly rated restaurants such as A`Cote, A16, Wood Tavern & Soi 4.

Other Rockridge attractions include; Market Hall - a world class gourmet market, Rockridge Library, Frog Park, Temescal Farmers Market and a nice selection of trendy shops. You are also minutes away from two other shopping/dining destinations - Piedmont Avenue and Temescal - home of the infamous Bakesale Betty.

Other East Bay features include; beautiful hill and bay views, miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, Jack London Square and easy access to the gorgeous bay and waterways for sailing, windsurfing or a sunset ferry ride to San Francisco.

This home boasts quick freeway access AND great walkability. UC Berkeley is 3 miles away. California College of Arts is 1 block away and the BART station is only 5 blocks away which is a very quick and convenient way to visit San Francisco. For guests with mobility issues please note, the driveway is fairly steep and there are 6 steps to the entrance.

Keywords: Bungalow, duplex, house, home, vacation rental, Rockridge, Oakland, Berkeley, apartment, furnished apartment, executive rental, short term rental, private yard and deck, College Ave.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle Syracuse (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michelle Syracuse

Hi, I'm Michelle, owner of the Rockridge Bungalow and I look forward to hosting you. Oakland is a great vacation destination with numerous offerings. Only 20 minutes from SF but with much better weather, not to mention a much better value. I personally love the vibrant restaurant scene and enjoy sharing my culinary adventures on my blogs.

Michelle Syracuse purchased this house in 1998

Why Michelle Syracuse chose Oakland

The super convenient Rockridge location cannot be beat!

What makes this house unique

Short walk to College Ave & BART, a weekly farmers market, and Market Hall gourmet market. 1 block from CCA, 3 miles from UC Berkeley, near several parks, quick access to freeway and 20 minutes to San Francisco.


based on 70 traveler reviews

Rockridge Bungalow Outfitted W/Style - Steps to College Ave!
average rating of 4.7 based on 70 reviews

Apartment was very nice and sunny

  • 4 of 5

This property was close to college ave and all it has to offer. It worked beautifully visiting family in Oakland and walking to Bart to visit San Francisco without a car. PArking was found nearby on street. To reach the apt was down a very steep driveway. Could be difficult for some (my husband included). Young child heard running overhead early in am and after 5 pm. Air bed didn't hold air :0( Nicely stocked apt and we appreciated cookies left by owner. Had an issue with Internet the first day which Michelle promptly took care of. Would visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renee - glad to hear your enjoyed your stay and the cookies. Sorry to hear there were a few issues. Thanks for bringing the air mattress to our attention - it will be replaced promptly! Best, Michelle
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Sweet Rockridge apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautifully appointed, roomy apartment and very well located in the Rockridge neighborhood. We walked to restaurants and shops. Parking was very easy to find on the street nearby. Michelle was very helpful and available for all questions and requests. I would highly recommend this place and hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great holiday bungalow in a great neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow had everything you need for a trip away. Very clean and comfortable. WiFi was fast. We didn't cook there but it had all the facilities. Michelle was so informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend this accommodation. Rockridge is a great area. Lots of quirky shops and restaurants. There was a lovely place for breakfast right around the corner which we went to every morning. The BART station was about 15 minutes walk away and perfect for commuting to San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Base

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Rockridge Bungalow- couldn't have been better. Quiet location, but walking distance to great amenities and social streets on College and Piedmont- quick drive to downtown Oakland, the ridgetop, and Berkeley, or easy BART access to SF. Loved the back porch, lots of light and windows. Parking never a problem. Michelle was quick to respond to anything we needed, which wasn't much! Would definitely re-book and recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

House is in a good location. Neat. All you need for a short stay is there. Owner very helpful. Street Parking & very difficult. Had to wake up early after a late night out because I parked in the driveway. However, the experience is overall good.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Heidi - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and happy I could be helpful. I'm sorry about the early morning request to move your car. While guests are welcome to park in front of the driveway for loading and unloading, it's not a dedicated space for over night. Typically street parking is readily available within a 1-2 blocks from the bungalow. Sincerely, Michelle
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Great location but noisy

  • 3 of 5

The bungalow was as presented on the website and in a great location but we found the noise from the kids feet on the floorboards upstairs to be intrusive at times. Parking is also an issue in that area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terry - So happy to hear you enjoyed the location of the bungalow - it is very conveniently located, but very sorry to hear you were disturbed by the upstairs tenants. Hopefully none of this occurred during the established quiet time from 10:00pm - 7:00am. I guess kids will be kids though. Sincerely, Michelle
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University of California at Berkeley
Chez Panisse
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Greek Theater
Fox Theater
Ici Ice Cream Shop
Berkeley Bowl
Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
Grand Lake Theatre
Children's Fairyland
The Trappist
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
Rockridge Market Hall
Wood Tavern
Pacific Pinball Museum
Blue Bottle Coffee Company
A Cote
Burma Superstar
Moe's Books
Make Westing
St. George Spirits
Boot and Shoe Service
Paramount Theatre of Arts
Townhouse Bar & Grill
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Bakesale Betty
Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Ben & Nick's, George & Walt's, Trappist Provisions
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry at Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Montclair Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Emeryville Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 580 Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
Soi4, A Cote, Olivetos, A16, Toast, Bourbon & Beef
Nearest Ski
174 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Fort Funston San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
CA College of Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Hudson Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockridge Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Market Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Frog Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Temescal Farmers' Market
Nearest Point of Interest
SOI4 Bangkok Eatery
Nearest Point of Interest
Toast Wine Lounge
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rockridge House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellations within 30 days will forfeit 50% of rental fees. Cancellations within 7 days will forfeit 100% of rental fees. Every effort to rebook will be made but not guaranteed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) This is an inflatable Aero twin bed., Baby Cribs (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Jawbone JAMBOX for music

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