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Surrounded by the Park Yet Close to Everything! Views from all windows!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Charming 1930's cottage on approximately 5 acres studded with redwoods. This cottage is approximately 1800 sq. ft. and has a view of Mt. Diablo. It is all 1 level with 1 step up from the dining area.The third bedroom is set up as a den with queen sofa bed, laundry area and television. There is a lovely private yard with fountain. There are 2 fireplaces, wood floors and knotty pine walls. There are 2 bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower over tub. Additionally, there is a dining room with fireplace and view . The cottage is private and set well away from the main house. It shares use of the pool, hot tub and outdoor entertainment area(kitchen, fireplace, bath and waterfall) with the main house. You are surrounded by redwoods and oaks. The property has a 'Zen' like feeling. When you drive down the driveway you feel you are out in the country, yet you are only minutes from downtown Oakland and SFO. Wildlife abounds. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are nearby. A perfect place to unwind.

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More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About The Owner

62 year old retired realtor. Loves horses and outdoor sports. I have horses on the property and enjoy riding.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1990

Why The Owner chose Oakland

The setting is to die for. When you drive down the driveway you feel as though you are miles away from everything, yet you are only minutes away! The peace and setting nurture your mind.

What makes this cottage unique

Bucolic views, sounds of nature, wildlife and warmer weather that Montclair village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW! The only way to describe the setting. Pictures do not do it justice. It is like an oasis close to everything. Flowers everywhere, great smells, incredible views from almost every window. Hot tub for evening relaxation and plenty of yard games for the teenagers. We went hiking every day and could walk to the trails from the property.We loved it and will definitely be back!!!

We give this place 7 stars!!!
May 2015
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Montclair Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , HIGH END & COMFORTABLE QUEEN SOFA BED
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Surrounded by the Park Yet Close to Everything! Views from all windows!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Serene with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. Amazing views, beautiful multi-acre manicured setting, gorgeous pool, spa, waterfall, etc. appears to be a historic old hunting cabin from the 1920s that has been modernized and glam' d up with everything you need on vacation. Would definitely come back. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I can't wait to have you back. Hope to see you soon!
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool were comfortable. Hosts were friendly and available.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was grounds were clean and cared for. The view was the best! Loved sitting out and relaxing after a long day. The pool and spa were in great shape, also.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family enjoyed the pool and deck games. Safe, quiet, private space.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful place! Will recommend it and will come again

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Find

  • 5 of 5

I had been searching for weeks & then came upon this one. It is beautiful, the house has everything you could ask for & more. The view is unbelievable & the wild turkeys & quail that came right up to the back door were so calming to watch.

My Mother in-law who is wheelchair bound with a little help in the door had no problem getting around. Best sleep she claimed she'd had in awhile, the smell of jasmine coming thru the window & so quite.

The owner Randy is very friendly & his dogs were my new best friends.

All four of us loved it there & didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisburg, IL

Perfect spot for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited our daughters in Oakland for the holidays. We booked this wonderful cottage hidden away in the Oakland Hills near our daughters . Our son and his wife joined us from Orange County for part of our stay.

The owners Randy and Sue are perfect hosts, They even decorated a beautiful tree loaded with great ornaments for Christmas in the cottage.

The views are spectacular and the privacy is unmatched. The grounds are beautiful with the pool and hot tub available for our use ( our granddaughters loved the hot tub).

We had the whole family in for several meals. The fireplaces are a great touch.

We will definitely book again next time we come out if it is available.

Thanks to Randy and Sue for your hospitality.

Dave and Lynda from Southern Illinois

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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