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Affordable, Comfortable and Welcoming In-law unit with Beautiful Views"

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Close to San Francisco, Oakland, Orinda, Lafayette and Walnut Creek

Enjoy the entire quiet, comfortable and private in-law unit on second level

Kitchenette with full refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, toaster oven, coffee maker (coffee filters included)

Queen size futon bed with feather free down alternative comforter, linens, blanket and pillows.

HD Flat screen TV and DVD player.

Private full bathroom with granite shower and warming light.

Hair dryer.

Ironing board and iron.

Private deck - enjoy another 150 sq feet with great views of the mountains and sunsets.

Outdoor grill for use

Walk to our local coffee shop (Si Si's), yoga studio (Humble Yoga), Safeway, CVS, Ace Hardware, OSH, and the Ranch House for breakfast and many other local shops and locations.

A short 5 min. drive to HomeGoods, 24 Hour Fitness, multiple Chinese restaurants, frozen yogurt, pizza places, and more (Rheem Shopping Center on Moraga Rd.)

Farmers Market every Sunday year-round.

Lovely walking trails right outside the front door.

Street parking at no additional charge.

10 minute drive to Orinda or Lafayette Bart or Highway 24

15 minutes to Walnut Creek

15 minutes to Oakland

35 minutes to San Francisco

Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is 11 a.m.

More Details

Joanna Haskin
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Joanna Haskin

I live on property. I love living in Moraga and hope you will enjoy your time here and take advantage of all Moraga and the Bay Area has to offer. Being part of the hosting community is a wonderful experience and I especially enjoy meeting people from all over the US and world. Offering a welcoming and comfortable environment for travelers away from home is my top priority and I am happy to help enhance your stay to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I have lots of local resource information and hidden gem tips on where to go, where to eat and favorite spots of the locals. I keep travel guides and a local guide to Moraga in the In-law unit for your use to help you navigate your time here. Look forward to meeting you and having you stay with us.

Joanna Haskin purchased this studio in 2015

Why Joanna Haskin chose School Tree

Airy and bright private unit on 2nd floor with mountain views and sunsets! Full bath and 350 sq feet of living space and 150 sq foot deck. Unit is homey with linens, bedding, towels, paper goods, hair dryer and a fully stocked kitchenette where you can do light cooking. The patio includes a bistro table, two chairs and a lounge chair for relaxing in the sun. A perfect Bay Area get away location. Close to Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Francisco and BART. Enjoy the welcome basket!

The property is lovely and located in a beautiful setting surrounded by mature trees and a well kept area. There are walking trails, great birdwatching, and many walkable experiences close by including a sweet locally owned coffee shop and a yoga studio all just blocks away. On Sunday there is a great farmers market that you can easily walk to.

Enjoy the quiet and peaceful environment of Moraga while being close to all the exciting Bay Area has to offer. You will be ten minutes from Highway 24 to go to Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley or Walnut Creek. If you're using public transportation, you will be 10 minutes from Orinda BART or Lafayette BART. Using BART, you can get to downtown San Francisco in about 35 minutes.

What makes this studio unique

Fun facts about Moraga:

- Located in Contra Costa County

- Home to Saint Mary's College (Go Gaels!)

- Population: 16,016

- 9.4 Square Miles (0.09% of which is water)

In the summer months, you can walk to Moraga Commons (local, beautiful park) for a free concert each week. Bring your own picnic or buy dinner from one of the food trucks at the concert.

Year-round there is a wonderful farmers market on Saturdays near the Safeway parking lot with dozens of local vendors selling a wide variety of local fruits, vegetables, seafood, eggs, flowers and more!

In the fall, there are Hacienda Nights at The Hacienda with music, games, food trucks and more fun in a lovely and historic outdoor area.

St. Mary's College - attend a sporting event, a service at the church or have a tour of campus or the art gallery. A beautiful environment to spend a few hours in.

Enjoy the many walking trails in Moraga. There is a guide located in the unit that gives descriptions and a map of the trails.

In Lafayette, there is a beautiful 3 mile paved trail that goes around the Lafayette Reservoir. The trail is hilly and very scenic. A good workout or casual walk. Paid parking at the Reservoir by the hour.

Explore Orinda or Lafayette easily. Lots of shopping, restaurants, bars, nail salons, pizza places and speciality stores on Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Enjoy all Walnut Creek has to offer including Nordstroms, Macy's, Pottery Barn, Apple Store, Tiffany's, and many more shops in addition to dozens of restaurants and a large movie theater.

Oakland was recently rated as one of the top cities to visit. There is an abundance to do in Oakland and some of the highlights are Lake Merritt, the Warriors, Oakland Arena hosts lots of great concerts, explore fun neighborhoods like Rockridge or the Berkeley campus.


School Tree Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours on the property are 9 p.m. - 8 a.m.
  • Please pick up your luggage and carry it up the wooden stairs to keep from damaging the stairs. Please do not wear shoes inside the unit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large full bathroom with separate room for shower. Heated light and fan. Shower is granite. Towels, washcloths and hairdryer all available. Toothbrushes and toothpaste available if you forget yours.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed futon. Very comfortable. Mattress pad, pillows and linens included. Duvet is down alternative and duvet cover is cotton. Extra blankets and pillows available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Close to coffee shops, yoga, Safeway, St. Mary's college, OSH hardware, UPS, parks, walking trails, library, CVS, Home Goods, 24 hour fitness, and restaurants. Nothing in Moraga is more than about a 10 min drive.


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Comfortable, welcoming and affordable In-law unit with Beautiful Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect accommodations in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

Joanna was a great host. Communication was exceptional.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Oakland International
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Moraga Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 24
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $350

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.