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Linda Cliff

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Quiet, Comfortable And Convenient Apartment In Beautiful Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Castro Valley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Castro Valley, California Vacation Rental, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Sleeps

Castro Valley is a friendly, peaceful unincorporated town, populated by about 60,000 people, and located in the heart of the Greater Bay Area of Northern California. It is a 'bedroom community' nestled in a valley surrounded by rolling hills just 25 miles and 30 minutes southeast of San Francisco.

This guest apartment caters to those looking for stays of at least one week or longer. It is a 500-square foot, second-level apartment attached to a single-family home and is accessed via its own private entrance and deck. The home is located atop a hill in a quiet neighborhood on the north side of Castro Valley and looks out on a natural setting of pine trees and ivy often visited by a family of 'resident' deer.

It has been completely renovated/redecorated with new paint, carpeting, tile, laminate flooring and fixtures throughout. The light-filled apartment features a large leather sectional with seating for 5, a glass-topped cafe table for 4 with matching Baker's rack, an entertainment center with a 32' flat screen TV and a DVD player. Free WiFi is available upon request.

The full-kitchen offers a refrigerator, microwave oven, stove, dishwasher, and is set-up for light housekeeping with dishes, glasses, cooking and eating utensils and other basic necessities such as coffee, tea, salt and pepper, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, etc. The queen bedroom is appointed in a lovely Asian theme and has both a dresser and a wall of closet space. The newly tiled bathroom includes a tub/shower combination and a large pedestal sink. All bed and bath linens are provided.

Major Bay Area cities of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, and Walnut Creek are minutes away by car, by bus and by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). Two BART stations are within a 10-minute drive with San Francisco within 30. The Castro Valley Community Center with its large park and play area is within two blocks; the Lake Chabot Recreational Area with fishing, boating, and hiking is one mile away. A variety of shopping opportunities are available as are many restaurants for all tastes.

Please always check the availability calendar first! We try to keep it meticulously up-to-date. Dates are not blocked out and bookings are not final until funds are received and on deposit.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Cliff (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Linda Cliff

Hello! I am looking forward to welcoming you to my home. The main house was built in 1954 and purchased by my parents the year after. My husband and I moved into my family home a little over 35 years ago and have made many improvements to the house and yard, including this one-bedroom apartment. Over the years it has been used by our sons before (and after) moving out, by friends and relatives for overnight stays to several weeks. It has served as a wonderful guest suite while affording privacy to both our guests and ourselves. Now newly renovated and remodeled, we hope you will enjoy it. Regards, Linda Cliff


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Quiet, Comfortable And Convenient Apartment In Beautiful Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Outstanding Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful apartment for 2 weeks. The owners, Linda and Don are the nicest people you will ever meet. They will welcome you and make you feel like you are right at home. They are very warm and helpful. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, super clean and it has everything you can imagine to make your stay very comfortable. I really enjoyed seeing deer in the backyard everyday. Linda even let me feed them everyday! The property is centrally located, close to all the freeways, 15 min. from the Oakland airport, 10 min. from BART stations so you can visit San Francisco without the stress of having to drive in the city, laundromats, super markets, shopping, etc. Of course, there is Lake Chabot 2 min drive from the place with great walking, boating. biking, fishing and beautiful views. If you like hiking you can drive 20 min to Redwood Regional Park and you will be in hiker's heaven. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay and feel right at home, this is the place to be. I will recommend it to all my friends and family, and of course, the next time I go up to that area, I will make sure I stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We miss you both already! Please come back to see us whenever you can. Thank you so much for all the positive comments. Our best, Don and Linda
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Basel, Switzerland

Great in-law type unit with own back-yard deck in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Great setting, great hosts, clean, well-maintained, and great for extended stay...

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dan! We sure enjoyed meeting you and would like to see you come back to visit us whenever you can. Warm Regards, Don and Linda
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San Leandro, Ca

Castro Valley Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Cliff's was amazing. This apartment has a very nice feel to it. It is comfortable for 1-2 guest. One of the highlights of my stay was seeing the deer come and go. Mrs. Cliff is a great hostess and supplied a number of items in the apartment upon arrival which really came in handy. The Cliff's are really warm and welcoming people which really made my stay very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Don and I enjoyed having you stay with us. You are welcome to come back anytime!
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Iowa - Midwest

Truely Quiet, Comfortable, and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Don have the perfect location for visiting the East Bay Area. The apartment is near the freeway, but in a beautiful, quiet residential area. The kitchen is well supplied and the living area is spacious for two.

We enjoyed the well kept private garden area and the deer who visited daily. Visitors should also enjoy the Oakland Zoo, the sights of the city of San Francisco, and a visit to Berkeley.

Linda and Don are excellent hosts and are most willing to share their perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron. We enjoyed having you and Martha with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Linda
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Cayucos, CA, USA

One of My Favorites!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here several times and loved it. The apartment has its own entryway; it doesn't have the "apartment" feel at all but instead feels like a private hide-away. The view of trees from the great room and deck is lovely and the owners are right: I have seen deer in early mornings and at dusk. This is one of the cleanest, best-appointed rentals I have stayed in. Easy access to BART makes trips to the City stress-free. If you enjoy walking and/or picnicking, then Lake Chabot is for you! I highly recommend this particular vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cayucos, CA, USA

You'll LOVE This!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here several times (before renovations) and have loved it It's not actually attached to the house; it has its own entryway and a lovely deck from which I have seen deer in the early mornings and at dusk. It's very quiet and private. The kitchen is user-friendly and the bathroom is larger than one might expect. Sliding glass doors lead from the living area out to the deck which is surrounded by trees. I have no doubt at all the guests will rate this high on their list.

Lake Chabot is absolutely a walker's/picnickers paradise and the convenience of BART is wonderful.

Enjoy your stay -- I'm sure you'll be back. I know I will!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cynthia, for the kind words! Don and I enjoyed having you as a guest. We hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
9.28 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Castro Valley Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Payment accepted by check, bank transfer or PayPal. If paying by PayPal a 3% transaction fee will be applied; $15 for each bank transfer.
A refundable damage deposit of $350 is required at the time of reservation.
Rental fees are due in full 30 days before the rental period begins.
Returning guests and active military personnel will be offered a 10% discount on rental fees with our thanks.

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Castro Valley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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