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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Michelle Syracuse
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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.

Amenities

Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) This is an inflatable Aero twin bed., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Jawbone JAMBOX for music

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Rockridge Bungalow Outfitted W/Style - Steps to College Ave!
average rating of 4.6707315 based on 82 reviews
5

Cute apartment in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were doing a family weekend in Oakland and needed a place to stay. The apartment is perfectly situated by the Bart with lots of cute coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. We spent most of our time out with the family but the apartment was great for a morning cup of coffee in the sun-filled living room before the day and a glass of wine on the patio before bed. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review Rick. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again! Warm regards, Michelle
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4

Nice stay near College Avenue!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time at the bungalow. I love these old-fashioned houses. One recommendation for Michelle. The kitchen blinds need to be repaired as we were there during the recent heat wave and was difficult to close them and keep the sun out in the afternoon. We had to park a bit far a few times - but not a major problem for us. The master bedroom is cool and comfy. Thank you Michelle.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute Bungalow, nicely located

  • 4 of 5

I reserved this apartment to use while visiting my daughter in Oakland. The location was great for the things we wanted to do. I didn't cook there, but the accommodations would be satisfactory if I had.

My only suggestion would be to improve the lighting in the bathroom with some good make=up lights above the mirror.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute apartment

  • 4 of 5

Really nice area, walking distance to shops & restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Mixed

  • 2 of 5

This rental is overpriced, for what it is--an awkward basement apartment, with a noisy family upstairs. The owner is very responsive to feedback, and refunded some of our rental fee, for which we are grateful.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan - I took great care to address your concerns in a sincere, generous and timely manner and find it disappointing there is still a need for negativity. But I am confident in the accommodations that I offer - a well-appointed, cozy and convenient lower unit of a duplex and the customer service I have provided for 8+ years. I have many return guests and nearly 80 reviews, a vast majority of them positive and glowing, my sense is perhaps there was something else amiss with your vacation and for that I'm sorry. I wish you well. Best, Michelle
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5

Comfortable and close to BART station

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and close to the Rockridge BART station. The unit is at the back of the property with a lovely deck and yard.

Owner was great. Provided lots of suggestions for places to eat and visit in the area.

If you are visiting the area as a tourist, the place is really well outfitted. If you are a business traveler looking to work in the unit, there is no desk although the kitchen table works in a pinch.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay - a desk is a great idea! Best, Michelle
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Map

University of California at Berkeley
Chez Panisse
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Greek Theater
Fox Theater
Ici Ice Cream Shop
Berkeley Bowl
Fentons Creamery
Grand Lake Theatre
Children's Fairyland
Flora
The Trappist
Homeroom
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
Commis
Make Westing
Pizzaiolo
St. George Spirits
Boot and Shoe Service
The Paramount Theatre
Townhouse Bar & Grill
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Bakesale Betty
Yoshi's
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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$129
$833
$3,100
 

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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