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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Choice, Private, Contemporary, ' One of a Kind ' Atmosphere !

64 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Lafayette Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 4 Bedrooms, incl 2 Suites, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Please see link to view ' Virtual Tour ' just scroll down right past the 'Owner Information' section but before the the photos and click the link!

Enjoy a World Class Quality, maintained at a high level, Luxury Pool, Fire pit, all with commanding views of the surrounding area .. yet secluded and only steps from the main house and kitchen and billiard room. Very private and secure Estate with spectacular Oak Trees, Japanese Maples and multi Flower Garden areas...vineyard steps from pool edge.Posted reviews " say it all " !

Recently built for the best in entertaining features: Fully equipped Kitchen and BBQ area, DW, Ice/Refer, Bath/change room, disposal, all enhanced by a Flat screen TV and sound system ( i-pod/phone ready) Wi-Fi provided throughout. Area is fully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Upscale automatic lighting system and very comfortable day or night. Close to Shops, Restaurants, BART and Hwy.

All accommodations are fully upgraded, clean and modern in 'designer' terms. Plasma and Flat screens throughout (incl HDMI Poolside). Carpet, Tile and furnishings are designer quality. Ceiling fans and interior, upscale lighting with dimmer devices for intimate appeal.

Responsible Party must be 24 yrs of age minimum.

Keywords: Private Estate

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

A resident of this vicinity for more than 35 years and have worked in the sales and marketing industry...mostly marketing myself around " people helping people " with a customer focused goal of complete service and satisfaction.Most recent(15 yrs) in the Residential Real Estate, Mortgage/Banking industries in support of Homeowners and Real Estate partners.

Personal interests range from Health and fitness,Motorcycling,Sports,Golf and sharing Good food and wine with friends.

The Owner purchased this estate in 1994

Why The Owner chose Lafayette

My original interest in this property was the potential of developing it into something of interest and my own vision of what it could become incorporating my personal flair for Architectural design and developement.The grounds,3.5 acres,the huge and ancient Oaks and the possibility of clearing areas to take advantage of the magnificent views,took on a life of its own.The pool,outdoor kitchen,lower lawn,garden area and Vineyard were a dream come true and truely takes you away from it all...but everything is right here within reach and access.

Also shown on HomeAway # 251649

What makes this estate unique

Private and exclusive...On a private road with rare activity from neighboring area and difficult to see into private pool area.None of the features are shared.

Indoor area is well furnished and very comfortable with functional layout.Views of the surrounding areas approx 300 degrees.Modern Kitchen,breakfast banquette area looks east toward early morning sun and pool in full view just below.Full audio and visual features in and around deck area.

If you enjoy garden color, you will be happy to see a mature landscape add to the beauty.Much in Lavenders,Roses and other bedding plants.The entire backdrop for photo moments will be a definite feature for you and family.Fall brings an unbelievable color to the property as the strategic planting of Maples come alive !

Pool area gets in access of 9 hrs of full sun (peak)with umbrellas, lounges, kids " floaties " and cabana for protection if desired.The beach entry are gets the very last and facing east the setting sun on Mt Diablo is a highlight as you settle down to dinner. All amenities are right at your fingertips and an after dinner drink around the fire pit or another dip in the pool will truly put you in the relax mode...as the sunset gives way to the twinkling light on the distant peaks and lower valley.Watch for the beam of orange light as it slowly breaks behind the Mountain.....the moon is in full view from this area and breathtaking when it is full and very hard to cut the evening short.Cabana equipt with change/bathroom.

Reviews

5
based on 64 traveler reviews

Choice, Private, Contemporary, ' One of a Kind ' Atmosphere !
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews
5

Tuscany in California

  • 5 of 5

We came to California to visit family and to attend our (granddaughter/niece's graduation). I agree with the previous renters; the house is amazing. It's a beautiful home; with a great view. It reminded us of our vacation in Mazza, Italy. The narrow windy road up into the hills, as well as the grapevines and fruited trees. The salt water pool/spa were a God send. So very relaxing and invigorating; for the mind and body. The outdoor kitchen and pool area was our favorite place to be; when not sight seeing/visiting.(The property itself is centrally located; so if you don't have a car you could catch the Bart or just walk into town.) An yet, you still felt you were secluded from the rest of the world. The neighbors were friendly, as was Chris the owner. A really nice and pleasant host. Who managed to make himself available, if and when needed. Hope to return sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A weekend to remember

  • 5 of 5

First of all let me just say that the house is amazing and you just have to see it for yourself. We booked this house for two night for our son's graduation BBQ/pool celebration. The house had plenty of room for the three families and it had absoluetly everything that we needed to enjoy our stay and never have to leave the pool. The outside pool area with cabana was the best. The pool water was clean and perfect temperature. There is a outdoor flat screen TV with surround sound which you could actually see as you relax in the hot tub. In the evening we enjoyed sitting by the fire pit and making smores. My favorite part of this vacation was the tranquility. The view was out of this world. We couldn't hear or see anyone else except the beauty of the hills. It trully felt like we were thousands of miles away, possibly Hawaii. I can't say enough good things about this property but I can tell you that you don't need to look any further. Another thing that made me choose this property was the owner, Chris. He was always very prompt responding to all my emails and he was very flexible and a wonderful host. We will definitely be returning to this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patty, Thank You all...great compliment and I do take guests happiness and privacy seriously, the property then speaks for itself, during the time here, memories in time.You effort to take a moment to describe your experience is much appreciated. Health and happiness, Chris
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Berkeley, CA
5

Wonderful Place to Unwind after a Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly wonderful. We stayed here with the bridal party for a nearby wedding. As others have mentioned, the pictures don't do justice to how great the place looks. It's immaculately maintained and everything was in prime working order. The house is setup to pump music throughout, which is great for a large group of people. The poolside cabana with HDTV and cable was perfect for watching the Warriors game during our barbecue.

When we brought too many cars and started to congest the driving lanes the owner was very patient with us and let us know with very friendly texts when it was starting to be an issue. When we spoke to him in-person about it the next day he was still very understanding and was only concerned about other drivers.

I don't have many other positive words I can use to describe this place, but my wife and I have already started thinking about reasons to return here again. It really is that great of a location and the owner has been top-notch in all interactions before, during and after our stay.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxurious throughout

  • 5 of 5

This house is as good as the pictures, and as good as the other reviews. It feels luxurious throughout, it's really spacious, and wonderfully equipped.

It's convenient (5 minutes by car) for the BART at Lafayette for getting to the city, and to SFO and Oakland airports. Shopping is there too, and it's a nice well kept little town, so different to the usual strip-mall America that we Brits find hard to love.

The views are really amazing, and the pool, hot tub, Bbq, bar + TV were very well used. We felt we were staying in a luxury resort.

Looking at the map, we were worried in case the nearby highway would make it noisy. Happily, the house is far enough away and up a hill, that there is very little noise.

Chris was very welcoming and friendly, but once he'd checked we had everything we needed, he left us alone. But he was keen to make the stay perfect, so when a rogue wind overnight brought some leaves down onto the paths, he got them moved within an hour. We hadn't even thought that they were a problem. Our deposit was returned quickly, and in full.

My wife and the 4 younger adults we were with (23-29) all thought it was a great vacation house. I'm not sure how soon we will be back in the area, but when we are, we'd stay here again without a moment's hesitation.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim, Thank you for this beautiful post ! I appreciate your kind words and detailed compliments...hoping you do return in the near future ! Merry Christmas to you and all those you love ! Chris
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are amazing and they don't even do this property justice. Spectacular views from the perfect pool + hot tub + outdoor kitchen + fire pit. The inside of the house was fantastic as well, but we barely spent any time in there because why would you ever leave the outside paradise? Owner was very helpful and responsive. I look forward to returning for years to come.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northeast USA
5

Simply Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house during our stay for our son’s wedding. The house was updated and had extremely comfortable accommodations. It was clean (even the garage floor!). We utilized both interior and exterior kitchens, pool, cabana and Jacuzzi. The view of Mt. Diablo off of the pool deck was simply spectacular! Both of our friends and family are still talking about our incredible stay at Alta Lane. We will utilize this home as our rental ‘base’ when we return for future visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lafayette
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boundary Oak
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Duck Club, Postino,Cooperage
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Stinson
Car: recommended

Guests enjoy the centralized location with generally warmer weather conditions due to typical Mediterranean micro-climates of Northern California, yet 40 min to San Francisco,Sonoma or Napa Valleys 45 min or 5 min to Walnut Creek shopping's World renown names. Bay Are Rapid Transit (Bart) close by for for access to greater Bay Area or local trails start below property for biking, hiking and site seeing of storied Mt Diablo National Park ( second to Mt McKinley in range of view in No America ) and Lafayette Reservoir. Many Golf Courses and Fine Dining is also part of the entire area.Local proximity is very family/child friendly with restaurants and businesses,quality and accommodating.

Other areas of interest that are within 1.5 hrs are Santa Cruz,Stinson Beach,Carmel,Sausalito and Tiburon.

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Rates & Availability

Lafayette Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Mar 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$775
$4,880
$13,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$775
$4,880
$13,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $275

SuperBowl 50 based on " Fair Market Pricing ", which may vary, contact directly for details....Total days flexible based on individual needs of potential guests, with additional days available ! Please feel free to contact directly to share ANY thoughts, questions or concern. Game Tickets not included.....

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Amenities

Lafayette Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Futon, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Music ready, Beach entry to pool, HDMI Flat screen poolside and throughout.... Pack and Plays(2), Child " car seats "(2)...

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