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Charming 1937 Craftsman Bungalow

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Dimond House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bed/2 bath, Livingroom, Formal dinning Room + Breakfast nook

Amazing quite and secure neighborhood. Gorgeous furnished house. Cozy living room with burning fire place, formal dinning area with wine bar. breakfast nook with built in china cabinet and Handsome kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Gas stove with Six burners, Built in component with Microwave and large electric oven and Built in Kitchen Aid refrigerator. Three bedrooms all with queen bed sets and TV, 200 Uverse-TV Channels. 18Mbps Wifi. Master bedroom with, balcony and private bathroom with shower and soaking tube and garden views, Desk with computer for internet access + 18 Mbps Wifi. Hall bathroom with view to garden, tub and separate shower stall and cupboard closet. Access by the side door to inviting backyard garden with BBQ. Backyard is shared with owners living in a low level independent unit. Washer and Dryer are also shared and located on the owners garage

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Manuel Saavedra
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Manuel Saavedra

Born in Colombia and moved to US in 1997. CPA, MST & Dancer. Owns a Business Development Company focused on High tech Companies and an accounting and tax practice. My partner is a teacher at CCSF

Manuel Saavedra purchased this house in 2004

Why Manuel Saavedra chose Oakland

Great neighborhood, nice nature around, quite, safe and with plenty of parking space and close to nice places for entertainment, museums, shopping and dinning. Minutes to UC Berkeley, Emery vile and San Francisco

What makes this house unique

Homey, Comfortable, Ample, in the middle of a garden, quiet and near to great places, Lake Merritt, Morcom Amphitheater of roses, Dimond Canyon Park, Shepherd Canyon Park, Claremont resort


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Charming 1937 Craftsman Bungalow
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Clean, Convenient, and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Oakland residence was quiet, and charming. Upon arrival, we were given a tour of the house, and shown in details all the amenities that this property possessed. We absolutely loved the location, neighborhood, and convenience to the church that our daughter married at. Hopefully sometime soon, we will return, as my daughter lives close to the location, and we can stay at this beautiful, clean, and green thumb property! Unusual plants/flowers adorned the inside & outside of the property, if only the weather had cooperated, and didn't rain just about the entire time of our stay! Mostly, we shopped in the nearby area's, cooked our morning meals, as we busied ourselves planning the wedding! Bravo Manuel! A wonderful home away from home! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 adults was very comfortable. The home is lovely; nice furniture, beautiful art, amazing plants and yard. It has a great kitchen (completely redone). High end washer and dryer in garage shared with homeowner. The homeowner was available to us at 1:00 a.m. when we got into the airport, and very gracious. The internet worked very well, which is extremely important. Overall, we enjoyed staying there.

However, the temperature reached 100 degrees outside in late September, and the first floor of the home stayed very warm in the upper 80's. It did not cool down in the evenings. There is no central air. There are window AC units in the 3 upstairs bedroom, which we needed.

Some small things: two bedrooms upstairs, and the upstairs hall had single light bulbs in the ceiling, with no fixtures. Given the attention to detail everywhere else in this home, these stood out. Also, it would be great to provide hand towels in the bathrooms. The shower head in the second bathroom is rusty and the spray is inadequate. The shower caddy is also old/rusty, and the shower curtain is again as well.

Advice to other renters: The nearby Safeway is one of the worst grocery stores we have ever patronized. The employees are nasty (two visits confirmed this behavior from multiple individuals), with unmanaged checkout lines and people jostling each other for position in a very small area. In addition, it feels unsafe in the parking lot, where a person who hung out around the exit door was turned down after asking for money and then followed us to the car to try again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, peaceful stay with all conveniences

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with lots of room to relax, with large living room, formal dining and breakfast nook. Our family of five had plenty of space. Kitchen is beautiful, all the conveniences and appliances. Quiet neighborhood, easy to get to BART and town. We would definitely stay there again when we visit Oakland!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great place to get together with friends.

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a very quite neighborhood. We loved it. Very clean and well stocked with pots and pans, etc.needed for cooking. The backyard was peaceful. The only down side was the fact that the backyard was locked and access was not from the house but from a side gate that was locked. Also, we couldn't get the gas grill to work.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Family bungalow.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. It was perfect for us, the rooms were clean and the house was well equipped. The charm of the house and neighborhood was not lost on us either. It is a great place to kick up your feet and relax. A bonus was that the rooms had their own AC units which made things so much more comfortable since we visited during a relative heat wave. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner double booked -- did not offer to return money

  • 1 of 5

We booked four nights here a few weeks ago. When we arrived at the property and let ourselves into the rental, we noticed there were currently people staying in the house. We left immediately, then contacted the owner. He was very very prompt in getting back to us and apologized profusely which I appreciated. We went ahead and booked another place thinking that the refund for the rental would be forthcoming. When we asked him to refund us the money, he said that it was VRBOs fault that the place was double booked that I needed to call them to request a refund. When I contacted them, they said that only the owner could refund the money. When I contacted the owner again, he stopped responding to messages.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
6.6 Miles
Oakland Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Golf Links Road
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Lake Merrit Bart Station
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Bellanico Restaurant
Nearest Ski
185 Miles
lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
4.3 Miles
Alameda Windsurfing & kiteboarding
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Dimond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dimond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private on master bedroom
    Hall Bathroom (2) - toilet , tub , shower , tub and separate shower stall
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath and Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Flat panel TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat panel tv and desk
  • Master bedroom (1) with private bath with garden views and balcony: 1 queen bed set, flat-panel TV, 2 closets,
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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