House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Margaret McGuirk
We are retired and love to travel. We are originally from New York area, but love the Bay Area. We appreciate the outdoors, and are active in tennis, skiing, and biking, as well as volunteering in the community. We have done numerous exchanges over the last 5 years and our guests have been very happy here.
Margaret McGuirk purchased this House in 1993
Why Margaret McGuirk chose Upper Rockridge
We love our house, and you will too. It is elegant, but comfortable, with excellent access. The backyard is wonderfully peaceful, and is also a great entertaining space. The house is spacious with lots of special touches. There is a Steinway M grand piano in Living Room, big screen TV with surround sound, speakers and stereo in family room with speakers to backyard, stereo speakers into Living room, kitchen, master bedroom. Two fireplaces and wood provided. Our backyard and front gardens are spectacular and peaceful. Computer and high speed internet available. We have both mountain and road bikes available. Also, basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs and bats, frisbees, etc. And a toy closet with patty playpal dolls...
What makes this House unique
Front patio is wonderful for reading newspaper in a.m., back deck has beautiful sunsets, and yard is private, peaceful, and very large for this area. We have great neighbors as well, who are always available. Depending on the season, you will be able to pick tomatoes, chard, apples, figs, lemons, limes, myriad of spices, and of course, a plethora of flowers. Overall, a great combination of city and country living. Deck off kitchen to view wonderful sunsets and have cocktail hour.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We stayed here for our daughters graduation. This is a beautiful and spacious home. Very warm and comfortable with all the amenities you would need away from home . The landscape in the backyard is
amazing ! It looks like something out of a garden magazine. Perfect for outside entertainment . Great location! Easy to drive to near by restaurants and shopping. Margaret, the owner could not have been more welcoming and gracious. We exchanged many emails, before our stay. She was always so understanding and accommodating. Our family had a wonderful stay at Margaret ‘s home. We highly recommend this home and would stay here again.
Wonderful home away fromhome!
This property if perfect for a large family. There were six of us staying and everyone had plenty of room. The house is wonderful and the gardens are phenomenal ! The kitchen had everything to make it easy to prepare meals. And the piano was just that final tremendous touch. We had lots of rain, but we were able to play cards, listen to the piano and relax. Lyft or Uber are a quick ride to downtown. My son and daughter were both delighted with the place. Hopefully it will be available when my grandson graduates in 2 years, as it was perfect!
A Glorious Oasis in the heart of Oakland with a garden that is right out of Sunset Magazine
Wonder ambiance, comfortable furnishings, spectacular views and a garden that lifelong family memories are made of. We were fortunate to enjoy this haven for a long weekend for a Celebration of Life with selected extended family from around the US after loosing both parents in a short period of time. Each bedroom well appointed, some with balconies, a kitchen so well stocked that it would welcome Martha Stewart, and owners who paid attention to each question with efficiency, attention and heart. The garden has abundant flowers and fruit trees, various sitting areas, and space for everyone. Would heartily recommend!
Great house, great location and well organized owners
We stayed here for the week of thanksgiving - 2 families with four adults and three kids total. House was a hit for all and the kids especially enjoyed the ridiculously nice garden and the thoughtfully provided toys. Adults appreciated the well stocked kitchen and the extremely detailed directions that left no question unanswered and meant we never had to contact anyone during our stay. Overall exactly what we had hoped for when we picked this location.
Beautiful family home with plenty of space for our group of 5 adults
Most gracious home and garden in the Oakland hills with all amenities. Very welcoming and helpful homeowners who left detailed list of instructions. We especially enjoyed the "sit around" comfort of the living room and kitchen. Comfortable beds in the 4 upstairs bedrooms. Parking in garage, driveway plus street spaces. Drove to nearby restaurants and shopping. Large variety of activities in area. Very cozy, delightful home.
Great place for family visiting for s family reunion. A home away from home!
Confortable family home with lots of indoor and outdoor space for relaxation.
Rockridge Area of Oakland offers easy access to SF and wine country. College Ave. shops, restaurants, BART to SF 15 min. walking distance; very close to UC Berkeley walking (2.5 miles) or 5 min. car ride. Custom home area, built in 1990s, but with traditional charm and many different architectural styles.
There are 3 public tennis courts at the end of our street, as well as a large park/field for soccer, softball/baseball. In the nearby hills, there are many hiking/biking trails in places like Tilden Park and Redwood Park.