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Kathleen Kelly

Member since: 2012
Speaks: french

Great house for families/friends, or business retreat in Oakland hills

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Upper Rockridge House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 full bath house with beautifully updated kitchen and eat-in area for up to 7. Enjoy al fresco dining and relax on large patio surrounded by beautiful garden. Heat lamp and grill included. Master bedroom and bath on separate upstairs level. Second bedroom with queen bed, third bedroom with futon opening to full(double)bed. Large living room with working fire place, and the comfortable family room on lower level features a large tv. A queen mattress is available and can be used in the tv room for extra sleeping space.

Excellent for small staff retreats; available for single days during the week (no two-day minimum for daily use).

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kathleen Kelly (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: french

About Kathleen Kelly

Owned by widow with two grown children. We moved here when our oldest child was in kindergarten, and our kids went through the local grade and high schools. It's a great neighborhood! I live here most of the year, and only rent this out when I'm traveling.

Kathleen Kelly purchased this house in 1994

Why Kathleen Kelly chose Oakland

Who doesn't love the San Francisco Bay Area? A little known secret is that the weather is much better in Oakland than in SF, because it is sunnier and warmer, but not hot like in the more suburban areas.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy eating or relaxing in the newly renovated inside rooms or outside on the new patio. Take a walk in the neighborhood and see the views of the Oakland and Berkeley hills, or turn the other direction and see the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Great house for families/friends, or business retreat in Oakland hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Absolutely loved this house!!! Will definitely rent it again!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered for a wedding and rented this home for a long weekend, which was perfect for our needs! The gourmet kitchen was stocked with all of the cooking utensils and pans needed to cook anything from a simple breakfast to a multi-course dinner! The weather was great and we used the outside patio the entire weekend! The house was actually larger and more spacious than expected from the pictures. We had six adults and did not trip over each other at all.

The owner was very caring and responsive prior to our arrival so there were no surprises. Upon our arrival there was a very detailed information booklet that we referred to throughout our stay. There were plenty of linens (towels, sheets and blankets) available as well as basic amenities the owner encouraged us to use. The owner graciously left post-it notes around the house, which helped with things like locating light switches, working the blinds, and common consumable food (like tea/coffee). With the owner's permission, we hosted a small dinner for the family of the bride one night and everyone loved the house, which was perfect for our family members arriving at different times and worked out much better than trying to meet at a restaurant.

The house was beautifully decorated and had a very nicely landscaped yard and patio. There was a fireplace in the living room but we did not use it. My favorite was the view of the Bay from the master bedroom, especially sunrises and sunsets! We'll definitely look for this home again the next time we're in Oakland! We were sad to have to leave but glad we had the opportunity to enjoy this home for the weekend. Thank you, Kathleen, for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with some relatives for my cousin's wedding that took place at Oakland Nature Friends. This was an easy location to get to and from the venue. Every amenity was available. We slept on the mattress from the garage in the basement and while I wasn't excited about this idea at first (the other beds had been claimed), it turned out to be the coolest space in the house, comfortable mattress and clean. Beautiful landscaping and views. Great communication with the homeowner and anything you might have a question about has a little note by it, for example, when the shower pipes make a strange noise, you have already seen the note explaining what the reason is. Very clean. I would highly recommend this house. Wish we had more time to enjoy the deck and the patio.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in the hills of Oakland

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit at this beautiful home. The home is in scenic area of the Oakland hills. Seven of us shares this beautifully furnished home. As the home is located in the hills stairs are a part of the experience. With two visitors around 90 years old, they enjoyed the main floor and comfortable patio.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen's home was perfect for our group of six adults and two kiddos. Her space is comfortable, cozy, clean, and came well equipped to provide everything we needed to feel at home for the weekend. The kitchen was well stocked and provided plenty of space for us to cook our family meals. The living room/dinning areas also accommodated our groups size wonderfully. Kathleen made herself very available through phone/email. Thank you Kathleen!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helpful, thoughtful owner

  • 5 of 5

House was great for 5 adults & in convenient location. Owner extremely helpful - and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, homey-feel.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a small Christmas gathering here and it was perfect. Great place for families to feel right at home. Owner left a few logs for the fireplace ... very nice touch!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Great location in the East Bay with views to San Francisco. Walking distance to Montclair town center with restaurants and shops. Five minute drive to Rockridge BART station and Rockridge neighborhood, with even more restaurants and shops. Twenty minute drive to Oakland airport and downtown San Francisco.

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Rates & Availability

Upper Rockridge House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160
Property Damage Protection $59

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Amenities

Upper Rockridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon folds out to full-size bed. Additional queen mattress can be added downstairs to make a 4th bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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