Very Beautiful 2bd/1ba Duplex:Walk 2 Town/Bus Stop.20 BART ride to San Fracisco!
Norman and Daisy
About Norman and Daisy
I am a retired Computer Scientist. My wife Daisy is a Computer Science professional working for a fortune-500 company in San Francisco who also teaches Computer Science at San Francisco State University in the evenings. We feel fortunate to have a beautiful and amazing property (also known as “Brookwood-House”) that we can offer to guests from all over the world. We love Orinda and have worked hard to maintain a comfortable, natural feel to our guest house and our guests love being surrounded by beautiful California landscape and wildlife. We, the hosts, do not live at the rental guest-house site. We live about 3 miles away from the guest-house and accessible via phone/email, in case you need help with something. One of us works from home so can return to the guest-house fairly quickly, if necessary. We seek guests who are independent, clean, tidy, and will treat our home with care. We are available to take care of your needs during your stay. Yet, we respect your privacy as it is YOUR residence while you are here.
Norman and Daisy purchased this Apartment in 2002
Why Norman and Daisy chose Knickerbocker
We chose Orinda mainly for its scenic beauty and easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. We also wanted the cosmopolitan life style of San Francisco Bay Area which is one of the most exciting places in the world.. The San Francisco Bay Area is a nine-county region famous for an exciting blend of cultural activities and beautiful scenery. Orinda has easy access (via BART and other public transportation systems and super easy HWY access) to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Orinda is a community of clean streets and tidy landscaping. It is also one of the safest communities where the crime rate is almost negligible. Orinda is known for its public schools as it has one of the best public schools in California. We have had professionally converted the property into two separate legal units (Upper & Lower Flats) and each with separate entrance. It is a wonderful place to stay if you enjoy peace & quiet living space with beautiful view and quick access to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location! Location! Location! Short walking distance to town, shopping, restaurants, BART/Metro Station. The guest house works very well for travelers or anyone without a car. Our guest house is a 'stand-alone' property on a half-acre land. It is private, secluded, retreat-like setting. It is not a part of the owner's house. Owners of the property lives 3 miles away therefore guests enjoys the freedom of having the place to themselves --the perfect place to 'come home to' after a busy day of sight-seeing or hard work. It offers super easy highway and BART access, yet once you're here that world is a galaxy away. We take pride in having maintained a comfortable, well-maintained but casual and welcoming environment.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Experience, Great Host and definitely recommend
I stayed a total of sixty two nights while my apartment was going through some renovation and enjoyed the rental thoroughly. The accommodations were exactly as pictured as advertised. It was very comfortable, clean and safe. The property provided everything that I required to make me feel right at home, just as the host had mentioned in his description. Plus the location is Fantastic. Only a few minutes away from all the great restaurants, bars and shopping or wherever I ventured to. Daisy was very personable, helpful and responsive throughout the entire process of booking the reservation and greeting me upon arrival. Everything was spot on! Definitely would recommend staying here if you want a sure thing! I would be happy to rent it again. Thanks very much Daisy!!
Nice Duplex (Top Floor Apartment)! Perfect Hosts who is caring but left us alone to enjoy our stay
Orinda is really a beautiful place and the location of the rental is great! Truly a Five-Minute walk to BART (Metro) station and the downtown area. We didn't need a car. The apartment is perfect for 2 people. The bathroom has shower over tub and small but it worked fine for us. There were plenty of quality fresh bath towels and toiletries provided by the homeowner. We were also provided with very nice fresh bed-linens, clean comforters, blankets. The kitchen is small but stocked up with everything we needed to prepare and enjoy all our meals. It has all the major appliances, complete set of cookware, silverware & dinnerware. We enjoyed hot fresh coffee from Keurig Coffee Machine, Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker. Free complimentary Internet Access. Owners are thoughtful and very sincere unlike some of our previous experiences with hosts from Airbnb and VRBO.
If you are looking for a clean, fresh, simple, tastefully furnished with a great mattress and centrally located place, then this is the perfect place. The owners can easily charge more then their asking price. We looked at a lot of places in and around Orinda, this rental was the most reasonably priced yet provide a great place to stay in a very fine neighborhood. The bottom line is we had a great stay and we enjoyed visiting San Francisco and the nearby cities in the East Bay. Thank you Daisy for letting us having the place to ourselves!! We appreciated that you left us alone..
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful duplex in Orinda. House was clean and very cozy. amazingly in-expensive. Daisy and Norman were 5 star...so friendly, so attentive and very helpful. Staying here was better than staying in a 5 star hotel. Close to so much, a nice walk or a quick, cheap über ride away! We will most certainly be staying here again whenever we are in the area next. Thank you so much Daisy & Norman!! - Brian and Lori
Perfect Stay at a Perfect Place!
The apartment was perfect for us. It had all the basics we needed for a short visit. There is absolutely nothing peachy about it. Good location. Great price for a nice and clean place. Orinda is a beautiful place, close to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland. Only 30 miles from the Silicone Valley! We didn't have a car but had no problem getting around. We took BART and other public transportation to everywhere! Daisy was so nice and thoughtful, we would love to stay there again. Thank You Daisy!!
Really lovely spot! Lovely hosts!
Very well equipped flat. Nothing crazy, nothing outrageous! Just a cozy, warm, comfortable and modern in a very safe, residential and calm area close to the public transportation including BART. Walk to everywhere! Downtown, Starbucks, Shops, Banks, Drugstore, Grocery, Restaurants, Cinema are all within walking distance. Felt very much welcome by lovely and very helpful hosts. Daisy, I wish to give you more than 5 stars! Orinda is a beautiful community and about 19 miles east of San Francisco and about 3 - 5 miles from Berkeley. We loved our stay there and we'd love to come back!
Perfectly Located. Just a stone's throw away from BART, Downtown and UC Berkeley Campus
One of my colleagues and I rented this property in Orinda while attending a course at UC Berkeley. The property was clean, great space and fully equipped with essential appliances. The place is perfect if you are looking for a practical accommodation with a bonus of being in walking distance to the best breakfast, lunch and dinner spots in the downtown area. The nightly rate was extremely reasonable specially for Orinda! The best part of our stay was that we didn’t need a car. We took BART or walked to everywhere. This was actually the first time in my adult life that I was “car free” and loved it. The hosts: Daisy & Norman are excellent. Caring, thoughtful and supportive.
Orinda is a very affluent, upscale, beautiful, wooded, centrally located community from which to access the entire Bay Area. The Lafayette Reservoir is very close for long walks, running or hiking, less than 7 miles from UC Berkeley (about 15 minutes), less than 20 miles from San Francisco, less than 45 miles from the wine country, and about 3 hours from Lake Tahoe.