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Rubina Karnad

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Hindi / Urdu

200 degree views of the City and Bay with all 5 bridges and Mt.Tam

13 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Oakland Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, unit with sweeping views, close to down town SF.Great locatio

This is not just a spectacular view of San Francisco, its a breathtaking panorama that takes in all the 5 bridges spanning San Francisco Bay. This unit is located at the bottom floor of a gated villa with its own private entrance. The Villa is located in an elite area of Oakland called Ridgemont (Montclair). You can view 5 bridges from this home on a clear day from practically every room. The night lights of the San Francisco Skyline light up your night and make you feel as if you were flying above the bay area. A tastefully decorated spacious unit comes with a movie theater and opens to a huge back yard . with expensive fine art collection. The home has been used many times for filming and photo shoots. The house is super secure with gated entry and alarms. The indoor lighting can be controlled from a state of the art Lutron system. Heated ambient floors provide allergen free environment.This is not just a spectacular home, it is one-of- a-kind architectural masterpiece that is befitting its unique location. The home has been featured in 'Huffington post. Owners have the use of the main house with their own separate entrance. Owners are a retired couple and travel a lot . Less then 30 minutes to San Francisco ( ideal traffic) , Great restaurants and miles and miles of trails for outdoor lovers. Large private Deck . An option to the

5th bedroom ( master suite at an extra cost of $250/night) on request bases

Please be advised that we do not allow any

events, weddings or birthday parties at the location .

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rubina Karnad (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, Hindi / Urdu

About Rubina Karnad

I am a successful entrepreneur with 20 plus years of experience in all aspects of Real Estate industry. I raised my family of 5 children in this beautiful home and currently as an empty nester, traveling the world, so I decided to share our unique Rockingham home, designed with the help of a world class architect. I live close by and when I am in town, I will come in person to greet you , hand you the keys and answer any questions you may have. I am always happy to share the details on the art work that I have collected over the years.

Rubina Karnad purchased this villa in 2005

Why Rubina Karnad chose Oakland

This property has imposing views of the Bay area with visibilty to all the 5 bridges on a clear day. The home is located in the prestigious Ridgemont neighborhood with easy access to amazing trails, eclectic restaurants in Montclair and downtown Oakland. San Francisco is minutes away and Napa only one hour driving distance.

What makes this villa unique

The Rockingham home sits on a perch overlooking the best views in perhaps the entire world. Incredible sunsets, gorgeous views of the bay superimposed by the city where Tony Bennet left his heart, the home will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime and make you want to come back again and brag about it to your friends forever.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

200 degree views of the City and Bay with all 5 bridges and Mt.Tam
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect, palatial

  • 5 of 5

Rubina and Kiran's home was perfect for introducing my and my new wife's families to one another over our wedding weekend. The space was open, luxurious, and deeply relaxing. The views, incredible. The artwork, stunning, authentic.

The amazing pictures on VRBO initially suggested to me a bit of embellishment. It turned out, however, that they were totally representative. Sweeping views of the bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Precision-controlled blinds. Expansive common spaces. Comfort for sitting, dining, toasting, relaxing. Huge kitchen island for preparing dinner and drinks. Beautiful artwork. Four exceptionally cozy and private rooms, including a stately master bedroom/bath... If you're looking for true decadence, this place is for you.

A quick reality check. The rental market is extremely thin in inventory accommodating 12 people. Couple that with this place's extraordinary distinction and it's more of a seller's/lessor's market. Two things naturally follow: price and scrutiny. So, as you would do if it were your place alongside your neighbors, expect Rubina and Kiran to get to know you, understand your intent, and specify such things as parking, noise, and headcount expectations. Throughout our experience, however--from exploration to deposit to stay to check-out--both were extremely warm and welcoming, showing they cared a great deal about our having a fabulous weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being an amazing guest, I appreciated your thoughtfulness and respect toward our home . Kiran and I wish you and your wife a great life ahead and are very happy that our home became a part of your fabulous memory. Wishing you both the very best. Rubina and Kiran
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5

A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

A Dream come True!

That's the way I would describe this property, and the hospitality of the owners.

The neighborhood is peaceful and serene , the view of the Bay is simply amazing, breathtaking at anytime of day. I got some of the best sleep I have had in a while during my stay.

The location is great out of the way; however only minutes away from Downtown Oakland, and we were across the Bay Bridge and in Downtown San Fransico, with heavy traffic around 30 minutes or so.

There's plenty of space in the house, and I enjoyed the Art Work through the house, amazing collection.

I highly recommend staying in the Dream House , and plan on Dreaming there again someday soon.

-Gary

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

What an amazing place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute pleasure of enjoying this home along with several other couples as part of a weeklong birthday celebration. Having a bedroom and accompanying full bathroom for each couple while being able to share the common area was a perfect mix of privacy and group fun. The owner was very responsive, friendly, accommodating, and pleasant. The views are fantastic! The house just provided the perfect setting for our celebration. We even had a very talented, private chef come to the house one night and the kitchen provided him with a great setting for us to watch as he created a stellar 10-course meal. If you are looking for the perfect, high-end location for your next rental - and one that will allow easy access to both wine country and San Francisco - look no further!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely weekend stay with a large group of friends for a wedding in Oakland. The views were truly incredible and the amenities at the home were top-notch from the steam shower to the 80" LED television to the remote-controlled blinds. Rubina made the rental process simple and very straightforward. We took good care of the property and promptly received our security deposit back. Would definitely recommend this place..certainly has a huge wow factor!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

Stunningly Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

The architecture of this house is a masterpiece. Living in it for any period of time is pure decadence and luxury. The builder's attention to detail is immaculate and the finishes chosen (handles, switches, racks) are fun and interesting. One could get mentally 'lost' taking in the superb vistas available from every single room in the house. High design meets plentiful space.

Our extended family came to town for a long weekend wedding. We had people staying age 4 to age 82 all with equal satisfaction. With virtually every bedroom having an en suite bathroom, it easily accommodated numerous separate family groupings getting ready for wedding events as each bedroom suite has privacy and comfort.

Outside, we enjoyed family basketball games in the court on site concurrently while other family members sat by the fire pit enjoying a cool breeze, wine and sunset. Plenty of space for little ones to run around playing frisbee and remote controlled cars with adults comfortably perched nearby.

The beautiful kitchen is spacious enough for several to cook while another 6-8 stand around or sit in bar stools and keep them company.

One feature of note is the extensive lighting system...you could create any mood you desire from the push of a button from every single room in the house....it's amazing.

The owner is delightful by personality, utterly responsive to any questions and requests. We found him welcoming, available and wonderful to work with. Our needs were completely met. I highly recommend this home as a premier place to stay in the Bay Area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Amazing View and

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and the views were spectacular. Very contemporary feel to the house with lots of great art to admire. Enjoy the view while playing basketball on the court, picnicking on the lawn (which overlooks the entire bay area), or enjoy good company within the house. The home theater was also a great amenity for the children at night.

I held a small event here and all of my guests adored and enjoyed every minute of it. The owners were both very lovely and will make sure that you have everything needed in order to have the best experience possible. I would recommend the use of the house for any event small or big; it will always turn out amazingly guaranteed. Hope to host another event here in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Alameda / Jack London Square
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
BART
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 13
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
184 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
China Beach. San Francisco
Car: recommended

Close to San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa Wineries, Sonoma, 3 hours to Tahoe.

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Rates & Availability

San Leandro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
May 26 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
$28,000
 
 
LOW
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $400

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Amenities

Oakland Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All but 1 bedroom has walk in closets and attached bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
Heated Floors (Radiant Heat), Half Basketball Court.

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