About this listing
The Schneider Residence is a grand adobe estate on two acres in the hills above the San Francisco East Bay Area. At 1000 feet elevation the property offers a panoramic view of the valley below, the mountains to the east, and the Carquinez Straits.
Stupendous views, Luxury Linens, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi Tub in master bath, sauna, pool table, piano, wifi, satellite tv. Very private in hills above St Marys College in Lafayette Ca. Equidistant between San Francisco and the Napa Wine Region. Amazing sunrise and sunset no extra charge.
Commanding view of the Diablo Valley from 1000ft elevation. Our quiet country road is only ten minutes from highway 24. Close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
The house is built of genuine adobe, designed to take in the amazing ridgetop views. Paved patios surround the house. There are four private bedrooms (2 with king beds, one with a twin, and one with a queen). There is an additional sleeping loft which has a king. The loft opens to a deck above the gardens.
The house is comfortable and homey with Early California Mission decor. There is a full size bear in the living room under the spiral staircase as well as a real bear rug in the loft. (We did not kill them!) We have two wood burning fireplaces usable when the hills surrounding the house are green.
The gardens are kept in bloom all year providing the deer haven't recently invaded. Some of the animals in the canyon include deer, turkeys, raccoons, fox, and many birds including quail. There are friendly resident outdoor cats; Buster, Posey. (They are allowed very limited access inside when we are here.) We enjoy having guests bring their dog along to bark at the deer and keep them out of the gardens!
Al fresco dining is encouraged with six tables on various patios and numerous patio heaters. Propane provided free of charge for the outdoor fire pit as well as large BBQ.
Garage and office are not included in rental. Access to them is prohibited.
Interaction with guests
Our property manager interacts with guests to show them how things work or solve any problems.
Please drive slowly on the private road. Park on blacktop/driveway area or lower road only during wet months. Please leave used laundry and linens in laundry room on departure. Take trash which does not fit into trash bin away with you. these Please do enjoy yourself in this private retreat!
9.5% lodging tax to be added to contract.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My husband and I are natives of the East Bay and designed and built this home. We are excited to share our love for this house and the neighborhood with guests.