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Close to Bart, College Ave Rockridge Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
3 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Classic Rockridge Craftsman bungalow, sunny, hardwood floors, built-ins. One Block to Sunday Farmer's Market

Frog Park up the street

Please note we offer Electronic or Personal Check Options .

Walk to Temescal or Rockridge Market Hall

There are many vintage features,tiles in bathroom and kitchen.

Spacious, sunny eat in kitchen, with french door to deck,apple tree and patio area. Sunny bedrooms.

Many quality restaurants within walking distance.

Children's play structure at Frog Park.

Dog Park one block.

Farmer's Market one block away.

Weekender New York Times delivered.

Continental breakfast on the first morning.

House is 1100 square feet and stands alone with a deck off the kitchen and a small grassy yard.

This is not an apartment or in law unit. There is one parking space in the garage

Please see web sites for RockridgeMarketHall,Frogpark and museumcaorg (Oakland Museum) for local sites

Walkable Score 93

Please contact owner for 2-3 night reservations

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, home,house,Rockridge bungalow, UC Berkeley,vintage, short term, vacation rental

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2017

About The Owner

Hello, I enjoy renting my bungalow on a short term basis. The location is very convenient for guests visiting families in Rockridge.

The Owner purchased this house in 1979

What makes this house unique

This is close to College Avenue, Market Hall, Piedmont Avenue, Sunday Farmer's Market, Frog Parks, BART, all freeways.

Kaiser Hospital,UC Berkeley,Downtown Oakland all freeways.


Shafter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1166 sq. ft.
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) , double bed (1), single bed(1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Close to Bart, College Ave Rockridge Bungalow
average rating of 4.2285714 based on 35 reviews

Cute bungalow with some caveats

  • 3 of 5

Spent a week in March in Oakland California and stayed in the bungalow. Convenient location with a 10 min walk to Rockridge Bart Station. Many cute restaurants and stores there and easy access to SF. Bright and spacious but very cheaply furnished which makes you feel like you are staying in a college dorm. Decorative pillows on couch were gross and felt unclean. Spacious kitchen and small patio nice enough for coffee and reading the paper in the morning. The washer and dryer were in a dank and messy basement with wet dirt floor and rigged extension chords dangling from the ceiling where lights, washer and dryer were plugged into. Not cool.

Located on the off-ramp of a freeway and noisy throughout the night. Bring earplugs. Otherwise, stay was good with prompt communication from the owner.

Could use some updates for the price.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin, Thank you so much for letting us know about the cushions,the housekeeper had them dry cleaned and their lovely Thai designs were preserved. Yes, some of the furniture came from IKEA , but we like IKEA and the leather couches were not from there! The basement floor is cement and might have been damp because of the new foundation construction in the spring. Is dry now as far as I know. Yes the light in the laundry is on an extension cord(3 prong) because there are no other electrical outlets. The bedrooms now have INDOW inserts to dampen the noise for those who are noise sensitive.I'm glad you like the area! Rockridge is really fun with Frog Park just down the street
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Mixed experience at College Avenue Bungalow

  • 3 of 5

Biggest frustration: being given incorrect information by the owner about furnishings in the house. Because the information in the Home Away write-up was ambiguous, I specifically asked in an email if there were two queen beds; the owner said yes. Wrong! There was one queen bed (lumpy), one full bed and one twin bed. Our bedroom had only one electric outlet and one small end table on which to set things. Some peeling paint and missing slats in the blinds.

Good features: great location, cute vintage house with spacious kitchen and living area.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

This is the prefect location of you don't want to drive all over SF or the Bay Area. The place itself is comfortable and our kids love the space to run around and the beds. There's a park and trail 20 steps away and they're are plenty of restaurants, especially Zachary's. This was far the best we had stayed and we will definitely come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal (but busy) location

  • 4 of 5

This house is located halfway between Rockridge and Temescal - two great Oakland neighborhoods. Very walkable and easy access to BART but it sits at the bottom of a highway exit ramp and on a busy corner, so bring your earplugs. The house itself shows its age, but was fine for our purposes. (Kind of like that first apartment you had after college.) Good WIFI, big kitchen, large living room with TV, lots of sun. The bedding could use an update and there was no tea kettle or hair dryer. In sum: a great value and everything you really must have in a vacation rental. We'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family, great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the house for 5 nights, and found everything fine. The rooms are comfortable, and there is a nice outdoor area with a barbecue. We didn't use the kitchen much, but everything necessary was provided. Plenty of towels, lots of storage space. The garage was big enough to hold a full-size car. The location is ideal, walking distance to the BART station, and also to some good restaurants - especially Burma Superstar, don't miss it! The highway is close by, which makes getting out and about by car very easy, but does also give rise to some early-morning road noise; the owner has plans to reduce this.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, But Not Pampering

  • 2 of 5

This sunny house is in a fabulous location for a family stay. Only a short walk through the beautiful neighborhood to the BART and Rockridge Center, full of unique, charming shops and great food. The Rockridge Marketplace is perfect for grabbing coffee and delicious pastries, wine, cheese, and specialty items. The Rockridge Cafe is also great for hearty breakfast. On Sundays, there is a terrific farmer's market just down the street. The house is very clean and our host kindly left cookies for our arrival. However, the bedrooms are very sparsely furnished--no dressers, but flimsy hanging cubbies in the closet, and in the second bedroom, there wasn't even a night table. The bathroom is older, so not a lot of room. The kitchen feels like it needs some updating, i.e. a Keurig coffee maker would be more welcoming than an unwashed Mr. Coffee carafe. For convenience and space, this house is a good choice. There's a graduate housing feel to it, which I wouldn't mind if I wasn't looking for a bit more pampering on my vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have put some bedside tables in the bedrooms, we like the home to be simple for the convenience of the guests . the outdoor seating area is very popular with guests
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Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum
"many sports and entertainment events here"
Greek Theater
University of California at Berkeley
Bakesale Betty
"ummmmm!! no sign! 51st & Telegraph in Temescal"
Fentons Creamery and Restaurant
"wow great ice cream"
Tilden Regional Park
Oakland Museum of California
"don't miss Friday Food Trucks 5pm-9pm at the Museum"



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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.0%

No Fee for personal or electronic checks. 2.5% for Credit Card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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