I would like to invite you to stay in my 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment while my husband and I travel. It is in El Sobrante, with a gated entrance, free parking, a fireplace, large patio, and close to San Pablo Reservoir
Welcome to our 2 bed/2 bath apartment home. This apartment is located in an ideal location, right between Six Flags and San Francisco. Only about a 25 minutes drive to San Francisco and 15 minutes to Six Flags. This entire apartment is beautifully furnished and well taken care of.
Open Concept Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room
Living Room Space:
- Large microfiber sectional (can sleep 2 people)
- 32 inch TV with XBox, Kinect, and Playstation
- Wood Burning Fireplace
- Stationary Exercise Bike
- Glass circular table that seats 4
- Breakfast Bar with 2 barstools
- every cooking and baking instrument you could need (pots, pans, utensils, rice cooker, slow cooker, EVERYTHING!!)
- Kerig Coffee Machine w/ Complimentary Coffee
Patio off Living Room:
- BBQ Pit with Propane Tank
- 2 comfortable seats
- Queen Sized Bed with Pillow Top
- Large beautiful Grand Canyon photograph
- Ensuite 4 piece Master Bathroom with retractable shower head
- Full Size Bed
- Beautiful painting of Italy canals & gondola
2nd Guest Bathroom:
- Directly across the hall of 2nd bedroom
- 4 piece washroom with retractable shower head
Our apartment houses a full size washer and dryer where you can take care of laundry while here.
The apartment comfortably sleeps 6 and but can sleep up to 8 people with the option of a queen-sized air mattress. Each additional person after 4 will be an extra $10 per night and/or $20 for the air mattress (just give me the heads up).
***NOTE: I do have a cat, his name is Berkeley. He is the sweetest, most lovable cat in the world. He has asthma, so takes a very tiny daily pill. When you put in a request to book, I will assume that you would not like my cat present during your stay, so I will find someplace for him. HOWEVER, if you love cats and are okay with giving him a tiny pill once a day, I am willing to give you a $15/night discount. Please message me before requesting to book so I can send you the special offer. Some nights may already include the cat discount.
- Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub
- Free Parking
Interaction with Guests
None. Depending on when you are checking in, we may not even be able to meet with you to give you the key but will leave you detailed instructions on how to get to the apartment and will have the key handy for you upon arrival. However, if you arrive on the day that we are leaving and it is possible for us to pick you up from the airports or bart station if needed.
We are a 3 minute driver to Raley's (Grocery store), Dona Maria Taquiera (amazing mexican), Thai, Chinese, Cafe Sol, Nail Salon, etc.
With a 5 minute drive, you can be at Lucky's, Target, TJ Maxx, BevMo, OSH, Panera Bread, In-and-Out, etc.
We live in a very safe complex with gated access. We are close to San Pablo Reservoir where you can enjoy a picnic or go kayaking in the lake (absolute cheapest kayaking in the Bay Area - $17 for 2 person kayak for 2 hours).
Walking to the front of the complex on weekdays you can catch the Transbay bus (L) that goes straight to San Francisco.
Other than that, there are some public transportation options which can take you to Bart, but I recommend having a car to move around the Bay Area with ease.
Other Things to Note
HOW TO GET A DISCOUNTED NIGHTLY RATE:
I do have a cat, his name is Berkeley. He is the sweetest, most lovable cat in the world. He has asthma, so needs to take a very tiny pill daily. When you put in a request to book, I will assume that you would not like my cat present during your stay, so I will find someplace for him. HOWEVER, if you love cats and are okay with giving him a tiny pill once a day, I am willing to give you a $15/night discount. Please message me before requesting to book so I can send you the special offer. Some nights may already include the cat discount.
We simply ask that you be courteous and respectful to our home. We do live here day in and day out and are only renting it out when we travel so other people have the opportunity for inexpensive lodging when they travel. Just clean up after yourself and don't destroy our property is what we ask.
Additionally, no smoking in the house or on the patio.
When you arrive, the apartment will be very clean with new sheets and towels for your use. While I wouldn't expect you to vacuum, I do expect you to clean after yourself if you use kitchen appliances or make a spill.
A couple of friends and I stayed the weekend here for a short trip from LA. The place was spacious, comfy, and we all immediately felt at home at Amanda's place. Everything was clean and beautifully furnished and decorated. I had no problem contacting Amanda for anything and she made the check-in/check-out process easy! Be sure to check out all of the amenities in the listing. Our favorite thing was being so close to a grocery store. We ended up buying groceries and barbecued on the balcony and made another trip for breakfast the following morning. I guarantee you and your guests will enjoy staying here. Thank you for everything, Amanda!
We had a great time at their place, what a nice touch to be welcomed with chocolate on our pillows! They also made room in their fridge and put out nice guest towels, what a way to feel welcomed. A plus for us what their sweet cat, Berkeley! The place is close to the freeway and their are plenty of conveniences nearby.
Great stay! Place was clean, roomy and just a skip away from Berkeley/Oakland. Berkeley the Cat was a wonderful part of the experience also! Amanda was communicative and clear in her instructions which made things super easy.
Amanda was very easy to communicate with prior to and during our stay. Her check-in instructions were very thorough, and even though I didn't get to meet her for the check-in process, she did her best to ensure that her place was prepared for our arrival on the same day another guest had checked out. Amanda's cat was a great addition to our stay, especially for my little niece who absolutely adored the cat. Thank you!
Our Host, Amanda and Mohamed, were excellent. Our Stay exceeded expectation. The place was clean, It smelled wonderful. Very cozy. All the comforts of home for the holidays. The listing was descripted accurately. The neighborhood was pleasant and very convenient for shopping and entertainment.
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Hello, my name is Amanda and I'm working as a Recruiter in San Francisco and living in El Sobrante, CA. My husband is doing his PhD at UC Merced. We love traveling and camping, so anytime we are going out of town is when we will list the full 2bd/2 bath apartment, so that you can have the space all to yourself. During the week, I am renting the spare bedroom out to females or married couples.
We enjoy doing outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking.
My husband and I love music - specifically alternative rock. One of our all time favorite bands is MUSE, Queen, and AFI. In terms of TV shows, we really like shows like Bones, House, Criminal Minds, etc, although you can often find me watching shows like The Voice, etc.