About this listing
Welcome to our home with a filtered view of San Francisco from your own private deck, in a quiet residential area in the Oakland Hills. The apartment has a private entrance and is very spacious. Please enjoy our eclectic art from around the world!
Welcome to our home in the Upper Rockridge area of the Oakland Hills. The apartment is perfect for couples or 2 friends traveling together who want their own bedroom, families, business people, people visiting family members who live in the East Bay, and international travelers.
It is your home away from home!
It is a spacious 1100sq.ft 2 bedroom, one and half bath apartment that is part of our house but has it's own private entrance accessed by two flights of stairs (32 stairs to be exact). The bathroom has a shower only. Both bedrooms have a queen size bed. It is spacious and sunny with a filtered view of the Bay and San Francisco. Hardwood floors, full kitchen with breakfast nook, living room with large flat screen TV, private deck. Beautiful art and oriental rugs throughout.
Conveniently located near great neighborhood shopping and dining in Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue, and Montclair Village and 15 minutes from University of California, Berkeley. Close to public transportation into San Francisco.
We provide coffee and tea, and breakfast cereal with milk. There is a regional park, Lake Temescal, a grocery, Village Market,and Broadway Terrace Cafe within walking distance.
Rockridge Station on the Pittsburg/Baypoint line of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a 3 minute drive and a 20 minute walk (uphill coming back)
Note: A car is highly recommend for easy access to everything during your stay.
Since the apartment is private there is no area that needs to be shared. It is a very comfortable and beautiful space for 2 - 4 people.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is part of our house and we are there during your stay. I greet you when you arrive and am available by phone, internet or in person to answer questions and recommendations. In case it is needed, we also have a lockbox so you can let yourself in. When we are traveling our adult son, Kevin, is available but does not live on the property.
We have lived here for over 30 years and love our neighborhood. The neighbors are friendly and most nights there is a beautiful sunset. It is within walking distance of Lake Temescal Park with large grassy areas for picnics and of course the lake for swimming, hiking, walking, running.
A car is highly recommended for easy access during your stay. We are located within minutes of freeways 13, 24 and 580.
Rockridge Station on the Pittsburg/Baypoint line of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a 3 minute drive and a 20 minute walk (uphill coming back). For information on all public transportation go to (website hidden)
There is a bus on Broadway Terrace. Again, I recommend a car as it is more convenient. We have easy access to freeways for exploring other areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us. We ask that you don't smoke inside or outside please. No pets please. Keep recycling separate from garbage in the kitchen. Recycling day is Monday at 6am. Please leave your recycling bag outside your door the night before. Thank you!
Really excellent apartment. Great bedrooms and bathrooms. Lovely balcony to sit out on. Extremely clean and lovely area. Perfect location to explore SF or Oakland
Second time staying with Susan. Four of us this time. We highly recommend Susan's place, it is exactly as presented: spacious, wonderfully decorated, beautiful art, wonderfully furnished, comfortable beds -- we slept well. We were in the East Bay for a family reunion in Martinez, and Susan's place was a wonderful retreat from all the festivities. Great ambiance and calm.
What a lovely, peaceful home! I have been to the Bay Area many times but never in such an ideal lodging setting. Susan provided very helpful information, both in person & via written materials. I would definitely stay here again!
My friends and I had a really good time at Susans place. Everything was very clean and just as described. The appartment was decorated very lovely and the beds were very cosy. A big highlight was the great view of San Francisco. Big thank you to Susan!
Susan met us with a warm welcome. The home was beautiful, comfortable, well equipped, immaculately clean, and surpassed expectations. The description is accurate and the home is in a fine neighborhood. We would like to return. Art Filled Oakland receives our highest recommendations.
This was a beautiful place to stay - tranquil, and well appointed. The kitchen was well stocked, not only with cereal and coffee and tea, but they had a coffee grinder, salad spinner and plenty of cutting boards. It is large and perfect for two couples that want their own space. We especially appreciated having two toilets (one bathroom has a shower; the other just toilet and sink.) My favorite part was the lovely terrace where we enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Susan was a perfect hostess, making herself available for questions but, because of the layout of the separate entrances, we had total privacy.
Staying at Susan's house was absolutely the best experience we've had in the Bay area - and it was our 10th stay in recent years. Susan was very welcoming, thoughtful, and generous. The place is beautiful: large, bright, comfortable, well- equipped - and full of marvelous art and decorative elements. The neighborhood is also lovely - and very quiet. The views of the bay and San Francisco were an added bonus.
I can't wait for our next visit!
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About the Host, Susan
My husband Christopher and I love living and working in the Oakland Hills which is central to the whole SF Bay Area. We enjoy sharing our home with interesting people from all over the world. We, too, love to travel and have recently been to England, Ireland, Turkey and Costa Rica and are planning a trip to Mongolia, China and Tibet. We strive to offer a welcoming, beautiful, peaceful, and friendly atmosphere for our guests. We look forward to meeting you!