Lush Orinda Hills. Gorgeous View!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Camino Sobrante, Orinda, CA 94563, United States
Your host, Jamie
7 Reviews
Response rate: 95%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

This lovely abode is in a tranquil natural setting, overlooking mature trees and the evergreen Orinda Country Club Golf Course. It's spacious and well-equipped with a full kitchen, full sized refrigerator, cooking utensils, serving / dining ware and dishwasher.

It is a downstairs apartment with a very large, glass-faced main room that is a combo bedroom/living room with a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV with cable channels, wifi and an outside deck with table and chairs for lounging or dining.

Located in Orinda, 17 miles from San Francisco, you are transported to a beautirul natural setting just 25 minutes from San Francisco via BART (local Metro) or car.

There is a parking space for guests carved into the hill beneath the property and the Host can give you all the recommendations and directions you need for both local restaurants and San Francisco attractions.

John F. Kennedy University is minutes away. Golf and Tennis is vailable nearby. For hikers, we are convenient to many picturesque State Parks, Lafayette Reservoir

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Super nice hosts and I loved the golf course view right across from my patio! Orinda is so amazing not only are there trees/greenery every where but the neighbors actually look at you & say Good Morning or Hello with a smile! This short stay definitely gave me a new prospective: slow down & smell the roses :)

    June 2014
    Response from Jamie:

    oh dear megginn you are so right. good advice for all. many thanks and happy trails! xxxx jb

    June 2014
  • I absolutely loved Lush Orinda Hills home away from home. I spent 3 1/2 months here on a travel assignment and it was like being home. Jimmie and Freda are great company and hosts. It's literally a great walking community. My mother and sisters came out for a and just a week and they adored the place. Jimmie shared her spaces and stories with me. I would come back in a heart beat. Jimmie and Jamie responded to all me needs and requests promptly. I'll be sad to leave

    May 2014
  • Jamie's apartment was a great place to spend a month in the East Bay - great kitchen, nice views, lots of piece and quiet. They were fabulous hosts, and I very much recommend the apartment if you're looking for a short-term rental in the Bay Area.

    November 2013
    Response from Jamie:

    thanks lindsay! it was a pleasure to have you! ya'll come back now… :-)

    November 2013
  • I felt so comfortable and at home in the countryside here and Jamie and Jimmie did a wonderful job at making the experience so friendly and relaxing and safe. I had my two pups and my Dad come with me and we were cozy but very well taken care of with the kitchen, fridge and microwave, and a nice shower, desk for the laptops and the extra airbed. We had to move a few things around to fit but everything worked out fine. The sweet surroundings are very luxurious and private, and although it's a steep incline up the drive, it was wonderful to have a view and balcony to ourselves for an evening salad and glass of vino after our Berkeley workshop. The hospitality was so appreciated and I hope to return for another visit sometime. I really liked it and my pups felt welcome as well -- 5 stars!

    September 2013
  • Jimmie was a delightful hostess, and I very much enjoyed staying in her charming home. The living room was like an art gallery, the garden sublime, and at times, I felt like I could have been in the French countryside.....

    I also loved that I could get into Berkeley in about 10 minutes, when there was no traffic backed up going into the tunnel, and when it was backed up, I simply took the back roads.

    August 2013
    Response from Jamie:

    Thanks dear Loriel. It was a real pleasure having you and i wish you all success in your new life in the Bay Area! Don't be a stranger.

    August 2013
  • Jimmie was the sweetest host, always so cheerful and always willing to do anything to help. The bedroom looks out onto a peaceful and quiet golf course, and I really enjoyed discovering Orinda - a lovely town with a feeling of village community. Thank you Jimmie and Jamie for a lovely stay~!

    June 2013
  • I've been very lucky with the AirBnB places in which I've stayed. This is one of the most comfortable and coziest places in my experience with AirBnb.

    The view overlooks a row of trees and a manicured golf course along a winding road. It's beautiful and relaxing to be here. This part of the Bay Area is really beautiful and bucolic though it's only half an hour from downtown San Francisco. The fireplace warms up the cold evenings.

    Furthermore, Jimmie Beardsley is a wonderfully kind hostess. She gave me useful information about the area and helped me feel at home immediately. I couldn't have asked for a nicer host!

    February 2013
    Response from Jamie:

    thanks andrew! mom really loved having you!

    best of luck with everything!

    February 2013
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This is a wonderful HUMAN experiment. Throw a bunch of creative individuals, strangers, from all corners of the World (potatoes), into the same proximity (pot), and see what happens. ( * m a g i c * ) As much as i love and make use of all the wonderful aspects of 'Virtual Life' (internet, texting, (website hidden), (website hidden), etc.) there's nothing like a bunch of potatoes boiling together in a pot, rubbing, and the delicious flavorful soup that ensues. It was the original inspiration for Wal*Art, Inc. - Purveyors of True Things – the creative space and Gallery (2007-2011) I founded whose 4000 square foot brick and mortar housed and sponsored many community, art, film, music, museum and social events. I have been a photographer and filmmaker of one sort or another for all of my adult life. I have contributed significantly to the creation of such distinguished films as Echo Park, Reservoir Dogs, Secretary, and The Painted Veil, I have long been fascinated with the concept of Boutique Hotel meets Parisienne Salon. Arden Pond, Hopewood, and it's various satellites, are creative, fun-loving, healthy and supportive environments. As a guest you can have as much privacy as you desire; and are also invited to join in various "house family" dinners or outings. The result: * * * M A G I C * * * ask anyone who's stayed here! Hope to see you soon!
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