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Janet den Breejen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch

Golden Gate Bridge View from Light, Bright Oakland Hills Home

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Shepherd Canyon House Rental Photos and Description

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

Our sunny, secluded Oakland Hills home is perched high in the hills with a front deck providing wonderful views of Marin County, San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. We also have a private back patio with a 4-person cedar hot tub.

The front deck and entry of the house is reached by 18 stairs with two landings. The house has hardwood floors, a dining room (seats 6) and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows with views, a wood-burning fireplace, a modern kitchen with granite countertops.

The two upstairs bedrooms each have queen-sized beds, and the downstairs bedroom has both a queen-sized bed and a twin bed. The main bathroom has a bathtub with shower. The master bedroom has an adjoining office, and these rooms have French doors opening to the back patio and hot tub. The master bedroom also has its own bathroom with stall shower. The house is approximately 1500 square feet.

There are many books and paintings throughout the house.

You can reach San Francisco in 20-30 minutes by car or public transportation, and the village of Montclair, with its cafes, shops and a Sunday farmers' market, is only a 2-minute drive or a 20-minute (hilly) walk from our house. Berkeley, with its great university and wonderful restaurants, is only a 10-minute drive.

This neighborhood of Oakland is called Montclair. It's in the hills, and although close to city life in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, it's quite green and natural here, with many trees and birds and hiking trails.

Keywords: Montclair, views, decks, hot tub

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Janet den Breejen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch

About Janet den Breejen

We are Kees and Janet. We've lived in the beautiful Bay Area for over 30 years. We've been dividing our time between our Montclair home and our cabin in Yuba County, California, for the past eight years. We have two grown sons, one living in New York and one in San Francisco, and a 4 year old granddaughter and 1 year old grandson.

Kees is Dutch, born in Delft, who moved to Canada as a child and then to California. He is fluent in Dutch and leads a local Dutch meetup group. He is retired from the San Francisco Chronicle, having worked as a graphic artist, and is now a painter. Janet is a California native. She has recently retired and now works part-time as a freelance index editor for a legal publishing company. Both Kees and Janet love to travel.

Janet den Breejen purchased this house in 2007

Why Janet den Breejen chose Oakland

The benefits of this property include the view of San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate and Marin. A secluded setting but is centrally located, 5 minutes from Highway 13 to Berkeley (10 min), San Francisco (30 min) and Downtown Oakland (20 min), Marin County (40 min) Pacific Ocean at SF (1 hr). We are close to many miles of hiking in regional parks nearby. Swimming at nearby Lake Temescal. Near many charming shopping districts with excellent restaurants. Near the University of California at Berkeley (20 min).

What makes this house unique

We enjoy walking our chocolate lab, Charlie, on his daily route, a half hour loop through the neighborhood. We like the aroma of the bay and eucalyptus trees and the fog clearing from the valleys. We often encounter does with fawns, Steller jays and red-tailed hawks and sometimes wild turkeys.

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

Golden Gate Bridge View from Light, Bright Oakland Hills Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
4

Great home away from home. Comfortably equipped with every amenity necessary for our 9 days stay.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 1 baby stayed for 9 nights. The layout of the house worked well for the most part. A baby gate was necessary to block steep staircase leading to downstairs room. The common areas ( living rm, dining rm, kitchen) are comfortably furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home. This rental provides everything from Wifi to kiddie toys to laundry detergent. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms clean. Downstairs room a bit musty smelling. Full size washer and dryer convenient!

The surrounding outdoor space is pleasantly landscaped with flowers and has several seating areas on the deck and patio to enjoy views of the Bay and for smokers. We used the ping pong table but the wooden hot tub was not what we expected.

Overall, this is a lovely house to rent. You feel like the owners really opened their HOME to you. We were welcomed with a bottle of California wine sitting by the notebook containing all the information needed for our stay.

Purpose of our visit was to attend a family reunion so the area is familiar to us. We all enjoyed viewing the beautiful sunsets, the fog rolling in, the landmarks across the Bay. Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great "Home Base" for family wedding

  • 4 of 5

We traveled to Oakland for my niece's wedding this summer. With my wife and I were my daughter and son-in-law, and my sister and a brother. The home was EXACTLY as advertised - no surprises! My brother and sister shared the downstairs bedroom, which worked out fine for them, and we gave my daughter and her husband the master bed as this trip doubled as there 1 year anniversary trip. All in all there was lots of room for us all and we were very comfortable. My family in Oakland checked the place out for us ahead of booking, so we were pretty sure all would be OK - we were not disappointed in any way. The home was clean and neat, the beds comfortable, lots of room and views spectacular! The ability to use the small items on hand like spices and cooking oil make a huge difference to a trip like this. We have stayed in other places where these types of items are not available and believe me, it's a pain! This was a great rental experience that we would not hesitate to do again and have encouraged our family in the area to recommend for other family or friends that may be looking for a home to rent.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oakland Hills beauty

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! The views from the front porch/balcony were beautiful, especially at night. I loved that they have a telescope and binoculars right near the porch so you can look further out. Janet and Kee provided the basics such as spices, oils for cooking and some soda in the fridge. The beds were comfortable and clean. It was nice staying someplace were we did not have to worry about anything. The proximity to public transportation was great as well. We were able to go into San Francisco with no problems. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Spring Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband, mother-in-law and I really enjoyed spending a week at Janet and Kee's vacation rental. The front balcony offered beautiful views of the Oakland, the Bay and City. We were close to everything, including my brother-in-law who lives in Oakland. The house was more than enough room for the three of us and was very comfortable using it as a "home base". Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

April visit

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and very welcoming hosts! Great place to stay

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

I rented this house with my two teenagers. We were very comfortable staying here! We loved the location, the access to everything we needed, and fantastic view. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the extras we needed and there were plenty of things to do both in the home and nearby. After a long day of exploring, we really felt like we were coming home.

I would have easily given it 5 stars but the kitchen was a bit dirty when we arrived. There was a lot of debris on the floor and the appliances had food remnants dripping down the sides. I quickly remedied it with the abundant available cleaning supplies. I don't think this was normal, feel it should be mentioned.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Linda. We are glad that you and your teenagers enjoyed staying at our Oakland hills home. Sorry to hear that you encountered some untidiness in the kitchen. We've discussed this with our cleaning people, and they are going to do a more thorough check after cleaning the house.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Oakland; San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in Montclair Village
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Jack London Square, Oakland
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Claremont
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Jack London Square, Oakland
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Montclair Village and nearby Park Blvd.
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
San Francisco
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Shepherd Canyon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 23 - Nov 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$310
$1,995
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

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Amenities

Shepherd Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is off the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the main bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) One twin bed downstairs in room with queen bed, full-size Baby Cribs (1) .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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