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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Lafayette House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)

Lovely comfortable apartment with private outdoor space and mountain views. Light filled rooms, full kitchen and laundry room, and indoor and outdoor gas fireplaces. Cool off in the pool on summer days. Less than 2 minutes and you are on highway 24.

Keywords: Full kitchen (dish washer included), laundry room (soap included), gas fireplace, private entrance, parking, HD Television, High Speed Wi Fi).

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Don Piper
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Don Piper

I am a professional in wealth management and work in nearby Walnut Creek (less than 7 miles away)

Don Piper purchased this house in 1986

Why Don Piper chose The Bay Area

This is my home. I hardly ever used the lower portion so I have had it professionally converted. It is a wonderful place to stay if you like quiet, a valley view and quick access to San Francisco.

What makes this house unique

Lots of natural light, tranquil views, large patio area for sitting out side, jump in the pool to cool off in the summer or sit in front of the outdoor gas fireplace.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Very Comfortable Place to Spend a Few Days

  • 4 of 5

As long time residents of the Lamorinda area, we were seeking a nearby place to visit friends and to engage in light entertainment. This apartment has all the amenities you need for a several day stay. It overlooks a swimming pool and has a deck and outside fireplace for cooler evenings and the winter. The owner was responsive to our requests and was easily available when questions arose.

We would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay in a great East Bay location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is located in a beautiful area, near the freeway and convenient to Lafayette, Orinda and Walnut Creek. The owner was very proactive and gave us excellent information prior to our stay. The apartment is cozy and stocked with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wouldn't it be loverly

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this property

Very comfortable as a couple's retreat

But our grand kids loved the pool as well!

Very private with great kitchen and laundry in unit

Easy access to SFO by car or BART

We will be back🌞

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well-appointed, clean and quiet. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Don's apartment three times now. It's always clean and very comfortable. I do wish the kitchen were a little better equipped, but that's just a personal preference.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year staying at Don's There are great reasons we keep coming back. Our son and his family live in Lafayette so it has been very convenient for us. This has truly been home away from home. Don's place is clean and very comfortable. He is extremely accommodating. We had to change our plans and arrive a day early and he was able to arrange that for us. He offers a car to rent which is also a great benefit. His house is not far from Oakland airport, we used an Uber from the airport to the house which worked out very well. Once there we had the car for our convenience. He uses the honor system, so if you don't use it you don't pay. We had very little issues, such as we could not connect with his internet. He resolved this issue very quickly. Another great benefit is that there is a washer and dryer that you may use if desired. He supplies all you need. His back yard is so beautiful. Peaceful and relaxing. You have use of the in-ground pool and the fireplace. He also has a grill you can use if you wish to cook. We highly recommend Don's place if you are visiting the Lafayette area. It is convenient to the Bart, the town of Lafayette and other wonderful sights to see. Don is a wonderful host, we know you will have a great time. Pam and Larry

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Many in Lafayette or Orinda
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Public - Walnut Creek
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
California Highwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Lafayette or Orinda
Nearest Ski
155 Miles
Snow - Sierra Madres
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
San Francisco
Car: recommended

The Lafayette Reservoir is very close for long walks, biking,running or hiking, less than 9 miles from UC Berkeley (about 16 minutes at non-rush hour), less than 20 miles from San Francisco, less than 45 miles from the wine country, and about 3 hours from Lake Tahoe.


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

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If your reservation is more than 60 days away my payment requirement is 1/3 now to confirm, 1/3 2 months prior to arrival and the last 1/3 due 30 days prior to arrival. A full refund is provided if you cancel at least 30 days before scheduled arrival. No refund is given if cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival.

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Lafayette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The car is a 2001 Mercedes Benz S430 full size (room for 5 passengers easily) and cost $25/day

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