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Speaks: english, french

Vineyard Cottage - Tranquility - Mins from Berkeley& San Francisco

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


California Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 - 6)

Vineyard Cottage is located in the quiet, rustic community of Orinda, just minutes away from the UC Berkeley Campus, St. Mary's College in Moraga and a short 20 min ride on BART to San Francisco.

the Cottage is a part of a larger property, situated in an approx. 1 acre garden on a private road with lots of space to relax. Guests are welcome to use any part of the gardens without restriction.

Comprising a Great Room (Living/Dining & Kitchen), 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, the cottage has just been completely remodeled. The furnishings provide a relaxed 'away from ita all' feeling, only a short hop from San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek and every possible amenity.

At the end of a tree lined road, the entrance leads into a light and spacious room which is decorated for comfort and relaxation. Whether reading, listening to your favorite music, barbecuing in one of the outdoor areas after a day's sightseeing or visiting your UC Berkeley student, this is just the envoirnment to make your Bay Area visit more like being in a 'home away from home'

The Furnishings .... In the Living Area .... a comfortable love seat and arm chairs, TV (with Cable) DVD Player, CD Player, and a small library of DVD's, books and magazines. The Kitchen is modern and fully equipped, should you wish to make our favorite dishes. Appliances include: Electric Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, a full range of cookware, dishes and glassware. The kitchen window overlooks the small 'vineyard arbor' - a garden area with outdoor seating and a barbecue. The Dining Area is furnished with a table and four chairs. The two bedrooms right off the great room are furnished and decorated for relaxation and tranquility one with views over the 'orchard garden', and the other looking out over the front garden and to the nearby hills. One has a queen sized bed and the other two twin beds. The bathroom has a shower/bath, WC & basin and Washer/Dryer.

The Outdoor Areas .... a large deck with barbecue - gas burner & sink, sitting areas in the rear garden; the 'vineyard arbor' - sitting area, barbecue and small 'boules court', herb and flower gardens; the 'orchard garden' - fruit trees, shady arbor with a picnic table and benches, lounging chairs and shade trees.

Keywords: Separate apartment in the grounds of a larger home

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Marianne (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french


based on 3 traveler reviews

Vineyard Cottage - Tranquility - Mins from Berkeley& San Francisco
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Gorgeous cottage in the middle of lots of trees

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful little cottage in the middle of lots of green. The pictures didn't even do it justice. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. It was close to several restaurants and stores. It was really close to Tilden Park where we were supposed to attend a wedding. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. Marianne, the owner, was very accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Green, Close to Berkeley

  • 5 of 5

The pictures shown do not quite do justice to the place. The cottage really is a tree house, on the 2nd floor with light streaming in from all sides, giving it a spacious and relaxed feel. It is recently renovated and has a well equipped kitchen, beds are great. Orinda is a park town, big trees everywhere, it is like Tilden Park with a few houses. We enjoyed the April mornings, the sun slowing clearing the mist and all looked fresh and light green. The drive over to Berkeley indeed is only 10 minutes, just across the hilltop. There is a BART station as well. Marianne, the host, has been great, - welcoming and punctual in all dealings. Thank you. We would like to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverside, Ca

Charming hidden cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed the weekend at Vineyard Cottage. We were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome we received from Marianne. The property was clean and well maintained. The photo's show a nice description of this charming little cottage. The garden and sitting area provides a nice area for reading and relaxing....just what I needed! The village is a quaint little area for shopping, and it has a nice selection of restaurants to choose from that are just down the road. Thank you Marianne for your hospitality!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Oakland & San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Casa Orinds
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Oakland /San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tilden Park
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
HW 24
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Restaurants in Orinda, Lafayette, Berkeley
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Alameda - 5 mins from Lake & Boating
Car: necessary

Within minutes of Tilden Regional Park, Tilden park golf course, Regional Parks botanical Garden, University of California Botanical Gardens, Redwood Valley Railroad (steam trains at Tilden Park), Tilden Park Merry go round, San Pablo Reservoir, kennedy Grove Recreational Area, Orinda Community Park and Tennis Courts, Lafayette Reservoir & Recreation Area, Briones Reservoir, Briones Regional Park


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

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Please Note - Weekly rates (based on 4 occupants), are $995.00 and based on 7 night stay. Additional charges may apply for more than 4 guests - please inquire. Longer stays - Monthly Rate is $3,450.00 and uincludes - fully furnished and equipped accommodation, All Linens, Utilities - Electricity, Gas, Water, Dish Satellite TV, High Speed Internet, Weekly Cleaning and Linen change.

50% deposit due upon reservation. Balance is due 60 before the beginning of the Reservation. If reservation is less than 60 days away - full payment is due on reservation. Credit Cards accepted.

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California Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath, shower, hand basin & WC. Washer & Dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen sized Lazy Boy Sofa bed, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Close to everything - rustic recreational area, great shopping, incredible restaurants, movie theaters and live theater, golf, tennis, day spas, sightseeing, bike riding, picnicking. Easy access to San Francisco and Berkeley

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