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Claudia Esteban

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Lovely In-Law Unit with peek-a-boo SF view

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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El Cerrito Studio Rental Photos and Description

Home away from home

This beautiful in-law has been tastefully remodeled. Great open lay out. The sunny bedroom has a peek-a-boo view of San Francisco. It has a queen bed with all the necessary linens. The full kitchen with its wood burning fireplace is a great place to sit and hang out with a glass of wine.

The living room offers a sofa double bed, cable ready flat screen TV, magazines and books.

The darling bathroom is the perfect place to soak in the tub or use the 'rain' shower head.

On-site washer and dryer.

Wi-Fi Internet access.

LCD Flat TV Cable ready

Private entrance.

Plenty of street parking on a quiet street

We live upstairs in the main house with our beloved cocker spaniel 'Frida'.

We love the area for its proximity to Berkeley (10 min),San Francisco (30 min), Napa Valley (45 min).

North Oakland and Emeryville just 10 minutes away.

Easy access to Hwy80 and Hwy580 and public transportation. El Cerrito Bart Station just 5 minutes away. Nearby El Cerrito Plaza and Solano Ave. in Albany with its restaurants, cafes and shopping.

Close by to the Natural Grocery store and a Farmers Market.

Proximity to Tilden Park, Wild Cat Canyon and East Bay Regional Park, Marina Bay in Richmond

We love the Richmond Annex, a quaint little neighborhood on a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay. There is a cute little park with a playground just up the street. El Cerrito Community Center with a great pool and tennis courts within walking distance.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Claudia Esteban (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Claudia Esteban

This is Pierre and Claudia .

We have made San Francisco bay our home since 1982.

Our house reflects our different backgrounds, Pierre is from France and Claudia from Colombia. English, French and Spanish are spoken fluently in our house and we look forward to share our intimate knowledge of San Francisco and the bay area.

We are world travelers and enjoy meeting people from all cultures.

Claudia Esteban purchased this studio in 2004

Why Claudia Esteban chose El Cerrito

Because we love the views of the bay, the easy access to all amenities, the proximity to all the great things the bay area has to offer.

What makes this studio unique

In our place you will feel at home... away from home


based on 14 traveler reviews

Lovely In-Law Unit with peek-a-boo SF view
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute house located in a quiet street, yet it is so close to all the shopping needs. It is well-maintained, clean and well-stocked. The backyard is delightful, I have spent some time there reading when I was not with my new grandson. Claudia is a very pleasant lady. My husband and I had a wonderful 4-week stay in this place. I will book with her for my next trip to visit my daughter's family next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thanks a lot for a great review and for leaving the studio in such a great shape. We're glad you felt that way. Will be happy to have again in the future. all the best, Claudia & Pierre
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Perfect For Us

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely apartment for a month near our family in El Cerrito. It is just as welcoming and comfortable as the posted pictures look. The kitchen is spacious and complete. It is very nice to have the bedroom and sitting areas in separate rooms. The owners have created a beautiful place for their guests to sit in the lovely back garden. We discovered that we could walk easily in 10 minutes to two cafes, a large natural foods grocery, public library, movie theater, and 5 more minutes put us in the very large El Cerrito shopping plaza. Perfect.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah & Joseph, Thanks for the nice review and for taking such a good care of our place. Looking forward to having you in the future. Claudia & Pierre
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Cozy and beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

Claudia's apartment is a warm and welcoming place with a lovely garden setting. I enjoyed my stay. Good location close to Bart and shopping, but in a neighborhood setting. Felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely In-law Unit

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful, safe and quite 3 month stay while I was working in the area. Claudia was always available if I needed her. She made my stay very comfortable with everything I needed for the duration. I felt very safe with a private and locking entrance gate. The neighborhood was very quite and friendly. The apartment had cable TV, DVD movies and books available for reading. The washer and dryer in the apartment was great for doing laundry. The location was excellent, stores for shopping was close and convenient. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Janet, I am glad you felt at home. Looking forward to have you again.
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In-law unit in Richmond Annex

  • 4 of 5

Our recent visit to El Cerrito was delightful. Claudia was very nice and eager to please us. It is a great place for a couple to stay. We were near groceriy, pharmacy, and shopping center. Also, you should be able to find restaurants you like, all in this area. The washer and dryer is easy to use. We found that the microwave and toaster oven were our only needs for cooking. There is no dishwasher but clean-up was easy. We will definitely use this condo if we return. It was quiet and safe. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incline Village

Charming 1 bedroom in-law unit in Richmond Annex

  • 5 of 5

We spent one month in this adorable, European style unit in a central location close to Berkeley and San Francisco. The apartment had a very European feel to it and was tastefully done. The kitchen was complete with all utensils and cookware which allowed me to cook just as if I were in my own home. My husband and I felt very comfy with the space provided. An additional bonus was having a full washer/dryer to do our laundry.

Claudia made sure everything was to our liking and checked in with us periodically.

I would definitely go back and stay there for our next extended visit when the time comes.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you really enjoy your stay. Will be happy to have you again. Thank you.
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Albany Bulb
"Walking trails, great views, funky art projects"
The Cheese Board Pizza Collective
Lake Merritt
Tilden Regional Park
IKEA Emeryville
Monterey Market
"My favorite grocery shopping for organic products"
El Cerrito Natural Grocery
"A bit expensive but great service and products"
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
Urban Ore, Inc.
"A fun place to peruse around, all recycle goods"
Bull Valley Roadhouse
"Great ambiance and best food in the most charming town around. Only 150 inhabitants in Port ..."
Townhouse Bar & Grill
Chez Panisse
"Yummie... but expensive"
Hotsy Totsy Club
"Cool bar"
Happy Hour Fitness Studio
"Best zumba class with Flo and best personal trainer, Xabi"
Limon Rotisserie
"Best peruvian food"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
HWY 80
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Nearby, our favorite hiking trail, WildCat Canyon, hike along cattle, coyotes and wild life while enjoying super San Francisco, Golden Gate, Mount Tam views


Rates & Availability

El Cerrito Studio Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Move-out Cleaning Fee (subject to change) $95
Property Damage Protection $59

$25/night extra to cover an additional guest (more than 2)

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El Cerrito Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sofa bed in TV Room. $15 per night for 3rd. person One child no charge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Shopping, Theater, Golf, Tennis, Pool, Restaurants, Cafes, Hiking Trails, Historic Sites, Views

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