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Dee Fisher

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Panoramic Views of San Francisco and Bay, Beautiful Garden, Hot Tub

87 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Maxwell Park Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

[A signed Rental Agreement will be required to secure the reservation. In your inquiry or booking request, please tell me a little about yourself. I want to ensure this Oasis is the right Oasis for you!]

Enjoy a quiet and peaceful visit in a hills neighborhood that offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline, the Oakland skyline, the Oakland port, Mt. Tamalpais, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Each room in the home, except for one bedroom and the bathroom, has beautiful views of the SF Bay. You will see the lights of AT&T park on game nights across the Bay.

This contemporary hillside retreat is a one-of-a-kind work-of-art, with hand plastered walls, and vintage kitchen. The kitchen, dining room, and living room were created by a renowned interior designer, Deborah Jacobs.

The kitchen is fully furnished with cookware, utensils, and place settings. The apartment has new, easy-to-open windows. The bathroom is newly remodeled with granite and tile.

We have chosen all furnishings with your comfort in mind.

A large deck across the entire rental offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the views while cooking on the outdoor grill (propane provided) and enjoying a meal at the large bistro table. Relax into a glass of wine or cup of tea on the generous, cushy deck seating with side tables.

Located on a quiet one-block residential street, the home has the feeling of a retreat, quiet and peaceful. Entry to the rental is from the street, and feels like a house rather than an apartment. The expansive back deck overlooks a lush garden.

In the garden are 2 decks where you may lounge, meditate, or work-out. One deck has a hot tub and seating area, covered by a trumpet-vined pergola surrounded by lush vegetation. A second "work out & yoga" deck is beyond the hot tub deck where you may practice yoga,, (weights and pull-up bar provided, specifically set up for P90X), . Beyond this "work out" deck is a paver-covered meditation area overlooked by a beautiful statue of Guanyin, goddess of mercy.

The rental has 3 flat screen (living room & each bedroom) TVs with ATT UVerse, 750+ channels with HBO, Showtime, and other premium channels.

The living room has a gas heater-rated fireplace , flat screen TV, DVD player, desk with easily-accessible power for charging your electronic devices, leather sofa with leather bench, and two swivel/rocking chairs. Free Wfi is provided. A large DVD selection is provided. Travel brochures and travel books about the local area are plentiful.

The dining room table is set up to seat 6, and can expand to comfortably seat 8.

One bedroom has a king Tempurpedic bed offering a view of the San Francisco Bay from the bed. The bed has2 side tables and lamps for night-time readers. This bedroom has a flat screen tv, a comfortable tv-watching chair, and a reading alcove with reading light, and a Restoration Hardware arm chair. From this bedroom a French door opens onto a curved deck.

The 2nd bedroom has a Queen pillow-top mattress that is topped by a Pacific Coast feather bed. There are 2 night stands with reading lights. This bedroom also has a flat screen TV.

All bedding is high quality white cotton. Each bed has 4 pillows to give you choice of firmness. Each bed has a white cotton down duvet with a white cotton duvet cover. All bedding, including the duvet cover, are laundered at each departure cleaning.

Utmost care is given to the laundry of all towels and linens, and to the overall cleanliness of the rental.

Parking is un-metered no-restrictions street parking.

The location’s proximity to the 580 Freeway and the 880 Freeway gives you fast access to many local attractions and day trips to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Route 1, Santa Cruz etc.

You are only a 23 minute drive from San Francisco, but you may prefer to take the scenic ferry that will deliver you to the SF Ferry Building (and its many wonderful markets) or to Fisherman’s wharf. 15 minutes from Oakland Airport! 37 minutes from- San Francisco International Airport. 10 minutes to the closest BART station.

Local Oakland attractions include Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Grand Lake Theater (movies), the Paramount Theater (live music), the Fox Theater, Yoshi's Jazz, the Oracle, the Oakland Coliseum, and many excellent restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

Free WiFi

Appliances in kitchen – refrigerator, range, microwave (new dish sponge at each guest change-ver, detergent, paper towels, garbage bags, clean dish towels provided)

Fully equipped kitchen – dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans

Full -size washer, dryer and laundry closet (detergent and softener supplied)

An extensive library includes many travel books (lots on Northern California), children's books, novels, and books related to philosophy, political science, and art.

Animals are never allowed in the rental.

The owners lives downstairs with an elderly cat. There is complete space separation between the units with no shared entrances. The owners are rather reclusive but friendly, always available for any of the rentals' needs. We own a fireplace retail business which means we work regularly and otherwise travel frequently. We sometimes use the hot tub and practice yoga on one of the lower garden decks.

Keywords: Flat, apartment, quiet, private, hot tub, Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Mills College, Mills, garden, retreat, oasis

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dee Fisher (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dee Fisher

The photo is of me in front of the house. My husband and I travel frequently and whenever possible we rent a vacation home rather than stay in a hotel. We value comfort and convenience and keep in mind our own expectations and preferences when furnishing our rental. We will always choose a home with a garden, and a hot tub is always a bonus. After a day of touring and sight seeing, we enjoy sitting in a beautiful outside setting, enjoying each other and a glass of wine. We want to provide you with the best possible lodging experience to complement your enjoyment of the Bay Area. We are huge fans of the Bay Area and enjoy its offerings of beautiful nature and urban delights as though we are tourists. My husband was a frequent Bay Area visitor (from New England) when I met him here through mutual friends 12 years ago. After I spent two cold north eastern winters with him, he came to his senses and moved to the temperate climate of the Bay Area. We married 10 years ago, and he has no regrets about relocating!

Dee Fisher purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Dee Fisher chose Oakland

*Sunny, warm climate, no fog! *Views *Garden *Peaceful and Serene *Central proximity to the Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa Valley, and other tourist attractions. Within walking distance of Mills College. Close-knit neighborhood of middle class professionals. Peaceful and quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

Proximity to Bay Area/Napa tourist destinations. Very romantic and private for a love-nest get-away. Wonderful home for families visiting relatives. Great for Grandparents!

Reviews

5
based on 87 traveler reviews

Panoramic Views of San Francisco and Bay, Beautiful Garden, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.988506 based on 87 reviews
5

This living space makes a good first impression, and it keeps getting better.

  • 5 of 5

The view overlooks the Oakland skyline toward the bay, with the East Bay Bridge and San Francisco in the distance. The owner thoughtfully provided binoculars. The open concept design lets you see this view from the moment you let yourself in at the opposite end of the apartment.

The entire apartment is tastefully decorated. The full kitchen has everything you need to make meals for a small group.

The apartment is the whole top floor, and is well isolated from the lower; we never had to worry about disturbing others.

The beds in both bedrooms are comfy and spacious. The closets and dressers provided plenty of room for clothing. The bathroom is attractively designed, functional, and even has a full size clothes washer and dryer tucked into the closet. I liked the modern door handles. Opposite the bathroom is a closet full of linens and supplies.

Each bedroom and the living room has a large flat-screen TV with plenty of programming. Navigating the living room TV input selections is a bit complicated, but I was able to figure it out with the help of instructions in the apartment dwellers' guide that had been emailed to us before the trip. (Don't forget to print it out and bring it.)

There is an iron and ironing board in the front closet, and a high chair in the front bedroom closet.

The deck is large and functional, with furniture and a large grill. It overlooks a large, attractive and well-maintained backyard. We didn't have time to try out the backyard hot tub.

Overall, we had a wonderful week in this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! My family (2 adults, 2 teens) had lots of room to spread out and relax. The house is gorgeous! We honestly were just looking for a place to lay our heads at night and had big plans to explore San Fran and Oakland during the day--we ended up spending a lot more family time lounging at the house than we expected! Easy access for going to baseball games at the Coliseum and at AT&T Park (although for a Friday game, allow about an hour for driving into the city due to heavy traffic, even though its not that far). Dee was very accommodating and is very good at making her guests feel welcome and informed of everything you will need to know about the area. The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. We are from the east coast and the country--never once did we feel unsafe and we never had issues finding a parking space along the street. The neighbors were quiet as well as the streets around us. Oakland can be a little confusing to find your way around while driving, so bring a GPS or smart phone, but we managed well thanks to Dee's detailed notes! Plus, we discovered Dominos is within delivery range for a quick meal, meaning no driving necessary! We made use of the hot tub one day and the backyard landscaping was great, complete with hummingbirds! Plus, it was secure with a fence and locking gate. Awesome view of San Francisco from the deck, too! We had an amazing California vacation and would highly recommend this home-away-from-home to anyone searching for a place in the San Fran/Oakland area. Thanks again, Dee!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mansfield, TX
5

Great place to stay to explore the Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here in early August. The house was plenty big for me, my wife, and another couple. The pillow top mattress was very comfortable, the washer and dryer were a nice convenience, and the home had everything you needed and then some. The thoughtful owners even included things like binoculars, clothes hangers, and eye make-up remover in case you needed/forgot them. We saw the owner's for less than a minute when we arrived so don't worry about privacy. They were easy to work with through the booking, arrival, and departure.

Being from Texas, the non air-conditioned house was concerning, but it was not an issue at all in August with the high temperature around 65 during our 5 days/4 nights. Having the doors and windows open for a few hours cooled the house and they have box fans as well to provide additional comfort but they weren't necessary. Bugs/mosquitos aren't a concern like in Texas.

This was our first trip to California and the house was positioned great for our excursions. You are in Oakland and it is close to some rough parts of town, but this particular neighborhood was not concerning at all. For day trips, the house is a little over an hour drive to Napa/Sonoma, about a two hour drive to Monterrey/Carmel/Pebble Beach, about an hour and a half to the Muir Woods (the Giant Redwoods are amazing), and about a 30-45 minute drive to San Francisco depending on the traffic.

This is a great rental home if you aren't looking to just drink and party in San Francisco. We had a couple day trips to San Francisco as well as the places above. There is so much to do in the area that if you leave in the morning and get back to the house after dinner, it is a great place to unwind with a glass of wine or a beer and relax from a big day.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Copenhagen
5

If I had a holiday rental I would run it like Dee's

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property! Very clean, spacious property Boasting beautiful views of Oakland and San Francisco. Definite must stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Relaxiing Getaway With Helpful Recommendations.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. It's a quiet neighborhood with a very nice deck and views of SF and the bay. It's comfortably furnished with necessities & supplies stocked. There were directions & printed instructions with local recommendations. They were very helpful and we enjoyed the ones we took advantage of. So much to see and do in Oakland. However we really enjoyed relaxing at this lovely getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key Largo, FL
5

Spectacular views, peaceful garden setting, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed and more. The view from the deck was amazing. Sunset every night with views of Oakland skyline and San Francisco skyline. Peaceful garden setting with interesting plants and trees. We had lots of room and even entertained friends who live in the area. Dee was very responsive to all our questions and needs. She is also super organized and had anticipated every question we might have. Enjoyed the king sized temperpedic bed. Can't say enough good things. Thanks, Dee and Kevin, for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.25 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART Station: Fruitvale Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
580 Freeway 1 mile, 880 Freeway 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Full House Cafe
Nearest Beach
4.28 Miles
Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach,Alameda, CA
Car: recommended

Casting Pond

Local Rosenblum Wine Tasting

Dashe Cellars Wine Tasting

Hangar One Vodka Tasting

Hangar One Blimp Tour 11/11 - 11/14 and 11/17 - 11/19

Sake Tasting and Museum

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Rates & Availability

Maxwell Park Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,113
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

For reservations more than 1 month in advance, a 7 day minimum may be required. Stays of 30 days or more do not pay tax. Events are not allowed (receptions, parties, weddings, etc.) Using the property as a filming location is not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Maxwell Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern bath; updated recently; tile and granite
  • Granite, custom cabinets, tub/shower, hidden washer/dryer, and closet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cotton bedding, Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempurpedic King, all white cotton bedding, SF Bay View, TV
  • Bay View bedroom has King Tempurpedic mattress. 2nd bedroom has pillow-top queen mattress. Each bedroom has a large flat screen tv. Bedding is high quality all cotton, all white and laundered. A variety of pillow options are available from high quality down to down-substitute fiber-fill, from soft to firm.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco and Oakland city skylines. Beautiful, serene lush garden with sitting areas, meditation area, and pergola with adjacent decks. A meditation patio, over-looked by a statue of the compassionate Quan Yin, allows you to sit and contemplate the beauty of a redwood framed by an arbor. Our favorite backyard being is a huge poplar tree --a condo for many birds and other wildlife-- that we think may be the largest in the Bay Area. When it has its leaves, its swaying creates a beautiful music of chattering leaves and serves up afternoon shade for the deck. In almost every season, there is some fresh fruit: plums, apples, figs, or blackberries.

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