Spectacular San Francisco Bay Views!
About Tom Perkins
Retired real estate investor. Raised in Piedmont, CA and now reside in the Oakland for summers and the Palm Springs area for the winter months. My wife and I are advid golfers and love to spend time with our children and grand children.
Tom Perkins purchased this House in 2010
Why Tom Perkins chose Merriewood
The best view in the bay area and close to everything! This house was completely refurbished in 2010. Everything new.
What makes this House unique
You have the benefit of a quite mountain like community with close access to major cities.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Well-Appointed Three Bridge View
My husband and I stayed at this lovely hillside retreat during the winter holidays. Christmas Eve we had my daughter, her husband and my son at the house for a holiday dinner and the next day for Christmas. Even though it's a small house the walls of windows and decks made it feel spacious. It is equipped with everything you need to make an elegant holiday meal, with the fantastic Market Hall in Rockridge nearby to shop for a special dinner including elegant cakes, wines, etc. It is a bit of a trek up the hill so you will need a car, but it is within 10 minutes of the Rockridge Bart Station and then an Uber up the hill if you want to take public transportation. Two miles up hill from the house are beautiful regional parks that are dog friendly and filled with miles of hiking/running trails for outdoor enthusiasts like my family. The house is clean and attractively decorated, only a few years old so everything works, and it is well designed with its open floor plan. We highly recommend staying here and would return in the future.
Thank you for the wonderful review!
We enjoyed having you stay at our house and we welcome you back anytime.
Have a great year
Tom and Cathy
Our stay on Broadway Terrace could not have been more perfect. (Please insert couple’s names) house was beautifully furnished and incredibly comfortable. The drawers and closets were completely empty, leaving us plenty of room to unpack our bags and make ourselves at home. The kitchen was fully stocked with every utensil, dish and glass we might need. This came in handy when it came time to prepare our Thanksgiving meal. The showstoppers were the stunning views (of SF! Bay Bridge, Golden Gate and Alcatraz), the heated hot tub (all ready to relax in) and the spacious patios. The large picture windows also made view-gazing easy - we couldn’t stop gazing out across the bay. I could go on and on but I’ll stop. (Insert names) did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and memorable. I give this vacation rental an A+++!
Beautiful place with a fantastic view
A wonderful place to stay if you are going to be in Oakland. Located in the beautiful hills above Montclare, this property is much better than shown on VRBO. Two bedrooms, two full baths, a very well equipped kitchen, a hot tub makes for a great place to stay for two couples. The property has recently been completely renovated. It has all the amenities you could want. It is extremely peaceful and secluded, yet less than 5 minutes away from the freeway, so you can be anywhere in the East Bay area in 20 minutes and in the heart of San Francisco in half an hour (assuming you aren't trying to go to the City at 8:00 am). We visit Oakland often and this is a definite repeat for us. The owner is very friendly and easy to reach. I called a couple of times before our stay to ask questions and he always returned my calls promptly. You can't go wrong with this property.
A little slice of heaven
Super clean and recently remodeled - this place was so easy to live in. The views are beautiful and the neighborhood is quiet and very safe. The location is 2-3 minutes from the freeway, so you don't have a long drive to any destination. We would definitely return to this home!
The rest of Picture Perfect Thanksgiving...
...to finish the review,
A few things I believe important to note, for those who pore over reviews;
VRBO was intimidating, but this experience with this particular owner was seamless and incredibly easy. Checkin/Checkout was a breaze!
Secondly, the second full bath was really essential to our checklist. Most 2 bedroom properties have 1 or 1 and 1/2 baths and having a full second bathroom is so much easier!
Lastly, I am of the opinion that the difference between a good stay and a great stay is in the details. I cannot thank the owners enough for their foresight in providing everything needed.
Thank you again, for a picture perfect time for family!
Picture Perfect Thanksgiving
I sent in an earlier in depth detailed review, but cannot seem to find it.
It was only last week that we turned the key to open the front door to this home and WOW! Just WOW! The owners description simply did not do it justice! The views were more than spectacular. Totally breathtaking.
Just as important, the house is amazing. The floor plan well thought out and everything was in pristine condition. We knew we were going to prepare Thanksgiving dinner at home so the kitchen and it's amenities were extremely important. Well, everything was available and accessible. What a lovely space to prepare meals together! The dining room table was perfect for us; nonetheless, we look forward to future visits to utilize the fantastic outdoor eating and grilling area.
Downstairs you have the master suite that is both expansive and private with it's own full bath. Washer and drawer down as well and even an office space for that someone that is always connected to his business.
This home is nestled into the side of a mountain within a wonderful neighborhood. It is almost it's own private retreat with the careful landscaping the nightly deer visits. We even had a doe and her baby stay most of Thanksgiving day! As awesome as that was, we were still only minutes away from grocers, restaurants, and boutique shopping. Everything was perfect.
A few things I want to share is that this was our very first VRBO experience and we were weary and antimidated as we are the business travelers staying most often in resorts and holidays in major properties worldwide.
Quite community in the Oakland Hills. Small village with shopping, restaurants, movies, gym, hiking. Also close to San Francisco and downtown Oakland.