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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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).

Don Piper
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Lafayette

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.


Lafayette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews

Comfortable home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Don was exceptionally friendly and easy to work with. Stayed here for five weeks and he truly went out of his way to make it feel like home. It was clean and had many personal touches. Thanks Don 😊?

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our “Second” home.

  • 5 of 5

Don Piper is the perfect host, the rental has everything you’ll need. I would say good for a couple or single it’s pretty cozy. This has been, again, our go to place when we visit our family, actually can’t remember how many times we’ve been there, no matter the season it’s so much of our visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks have been wonderful tenants. I hope they keep coming back.
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Tranquil retreat from home demolition.

  • 5 of 5

We actually live in the same lovely neighborhood and needed a retreat from some remodeling work in our house and this property proved the ideal solution. Modern and clean accommodation with all the essentials needed for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and private

  • 5 of 5

We were displaced by the Atlas fire and after 5 nights in hotels found this lovely place that felt more like home. It was very comfortable snd quiet. The location is very conveniently located to the freeway and downtown Lafayette. We ate at Chow, Sideboard and Cooperage. All were good. The rest of the time we cooked at the place. Whole foods and Diablo market are close by. Everything we needed to prepare our meals was there. Thank you Don for the great place to stay we would highly recommended this lovely get away

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Don
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Delightful stay in the East Bay

  • 5 of 5

I am a native of the Bay Area who now lives in another state. This owners vacation rental was a wonderful staging point for me during my ten day stay.

What I liked about the place: it was very clean, had lots of windows. I enjoyed sleeping with the windows open for fresh air , however the unit has air conditioning if needed. The gas fire place was heated up the unit nicely. The bathroom was furnished with plush towels and wash cloths. Having a washer and dryer on premises was a big plus for me. The unit has fast and easy access to town and the freeway which leads to Oakland/SF westward and walnut creek and other points eastward.

My very minor suggestions: a luggage rack (to unpack ones luggage) in the bedroom would be welcomed and an ottoman or foot stool for the living room chairs would make watching TV more comfortable. Otherwise perfect..

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, If you return you will two cushioned foot stools and a luggage rack. Thanks for the suggestions. Don Piper
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Luxuriate in the hills of Lafayette

  • 5 of 5

Private entrance and a private apartment!! We loved the fireplace with its' deck along with the more expansive deck by the pool. Wonderfully landscaped garden and water feature made it difficult to stay inside. The inside was clean and beyond comfortable - we had everything we needed for our stay! This place is a stand out...

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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