About this listing
This colorful room has a great view of the inviting backyard! This house is a great location for exploring the SF BAY Area or having as your home for an extended stay ... a home you will never want to leave!!
Backyard with fountain, birdbath, bird feeders, and lots of trees and flowers blooming in Spring 2014
This great escape in the Bay Area overlooks the beautiful backyard. The patios have a Gas Fire Pit, Gas BBQ, Outdoor sinks, Hottub, TV, and newly-installed Patio Covers for you to enjoy all-year-round!!!!
This is my Favorite room in the house!!! This is my fun, creative room! This room overlooks the large yard. I installed an 8-ft. slider in this room for your backyard viewing. The Murphy full bed sleeps two. A twin can be added for a 3rd person. The Murphy bed can easily be folded up during the day if you want more space for stretches, etc. There are cool shades which go up & down w/a remote, which means privacy when you want it or sunlight & a view w/a click of a button.
Down the hall, there is a LARGE bathroom with SEPARATE SHOWER & TUB.
Outside, there is a HOT TUB, OUTDOOR GAS BBQ, COPPER SINK, FRIG, 2 Gas Stove Tops, and BREATH-TAKING GAS FIRE PIT which will keep you super warm even in 20 degree weather! The upper patio (w/fire pit) OVERLOOKS the MT DIABLO HILLS and has a new patio cover over the top of it. The FOUNTAINS, BIRDBATHS, & GARDENS make it a relaxing, resort-like atmosphere. There are many trees, grapevines, playful squirrels, birds, and occasional deer in our large yard.
There is internet access, free parking, full use of the kitchen, as well as the outdoor BBQ, frig, stove tops & granite sinks.
In August/Sept, the grapevines are in full bloom - please pick, eat, & enjoy them!!! In Sept/Oct, there are fuji apples in the front yard for you to enjoy!
The OPEN SPACE area nearby is great for Hiking, Biking, Running, & Wildlife exploring. I love it!!! There are public TENNIS COURTS + a nice PARK down the street. There are also several nearby public GOLF COURSES. I have 1 set of GOLF CLUBS that you can use for $3 a day.
This is the perfect house for visiting the BAY AREA!!! It is:
- 27 miles from San Francisco,
- a 5 min. drive to BART (public transportation to SF),
- 40 min. drive to Napa Valley (wine country),
- & a 5 min. drive to downtown Walnut Creek!
WALNUT CREEK itself is a MUST-SEE City!!!
-GREAT RESTAURANTS: Va de Vi, Massimo, Cheesecake Factory, Standford's, 1515 Restaurant, etc.;
-THEATERS: Lesher Center in WC & the outdoor CA Shakespeare Theater in Orinda;
-SHOPPING: Tiffany & Co, Coach, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, unique boutiques, etc.;
-& STREET FAIRS and Art & Wine FESTIVALS often!!!
When you arrive, I will have a list of restaurants & directions to a couple of the Open Space trail heads. Please let me know if I can add another great restaurant to the list that you find!!!
You are welcome to use the living room, kitchen, and all of the outdoor area (hot tub, bbq, fire pit, etc) in addition to your room and bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
You choose! You can always knock on my door or join me by the fire pit, hot tub, bbq, or anywhere you see me on the property!
The neighborhood is safe, full of trees, bus transportation just outside the house, hiking/biking/running trails nearby, & the neighbors are friendly.
It is best to have a car, but the No. 2 bus outside our house will take you to BART & downtown Walnut Creek weekdays. The Uber app will always give you a ride anytime downtown for a reasonable price.
Other Things to Note
1. I live in the house, but I am mostly downstairs, outside, or just out and about.
2. This is the perfect place for traveling nurses working in the Bay Area. I have had several stay with me for extended stays and have enjoyed them all.
3. Upon request, your dog will be considered as a guest for an extra fee of $10 per night, which I have to add in manually b/c Airbnb currently does not have an option for this to be automatically calculated in the total price. I do love dogs, but prefer to discuss beforehand. Thank you!
1. You will be given a REMOTE control for the gate when you arrive. Please leave it in only 1 of these 2 locations when you leave: (a) in the mailbox (which has a lock on it), OR (b) in your room.
2. Please squeegy down the shower with squeegy provided after use.
3. NO smoking (inside or outside).
4. Please have your dog do its business on the mulch (not the grass) & pick up after it. Thank you!
5. Please do NOT pull on hanging pulleys/chains on the fan. USE the SWITCHES on the wall for the lights and fans. Unfortunately, I have had to replace 2 fans b/c of people pulling too hard on the pulleys/chains and breaking them.
6. If you are outside on the patios in the evenings, please keep it quiet after 9 pm weekdays and 11 pm on the weekends ... my neighbors will appreciate it!
THANK YOU and ENJOY YOUR STAY!!
Ann's home was as lovely and welcoming as she is. My husband, friend, our pup and I were smack in the middle of a roadtrip from LA back to Seattle and it was the perfect place to rejuvenate after a 2 days in LA and camping in Big Sur. I was also in the throes of a nasty cold and a lot of homework to complete so it was the perfect oasis for me to recover and get some work done before the rest of our trip home. Among the 3 of us, we enjoyed the hot tub, the backyard grill and fire pit. Mark my words, we will be back!
Ann has been the best airbnb I've stayed at. I have 2 dogs and a cat and she has openly accepted them and me as we stayed there for 5 months. I can not say enough good things about Ann. She always had everything we needed and more. The back yard was always taken care of and beautiful at all times. It truly felt like a home away from home. It was the easy access to downtown Walnut Creek and the interstates. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
My daughter and I stayed at Ann's home only for one night but wished we could have stayed more. Even though our paths didn't cross, she was very accommodating. The room was warm, clean, inviting, roomy and we were spoiled with her soft towels she left for us to use. The home is in a lovely neighborhood which I enjoyed walking in the morning. I would not hesitate to stay again next time I'm traveling through. Thank you Ann!
Ann was a great host. Extremely accommodating, warm, and supportive. She is a wonderful decorator too! Everything was just perfect. The moonbeam room was clean and comfortable with all the amenities of a nice hotel, except even better, because it opened up to the most incredible backyard. We grilled salmon and veggies and ate outside around the fancy glass fire ring and felt like we had our own oasis looking upon the hills. In the morning we watched the birds in the yard picking at the grapes and plums and flitting about the roses. Proximity to the beautiful town of WC and the extensive hiking trails to the East couldn't have been better. PERFECT!
Ann and Louie were the best! I'm just sorry that I'm late posting the review guys! . They we're always there if I had any questions or concerns and they always kept me in the loop by texting me with important information. I will definitely be going back to have a drink with them sometime because they are that cool. Thanks so much Ann
We stayed by Ann for one night, we came late and she had no problem with that. She such an amzing cool person and has such a beautiful house it's so house warming.
Another great and honest thing we left something valuable and she called us so we headed back and she had no problem.
I recommend anyone that is in the area such lovely people!
Thank you Ann:)
Aww, Sam! You & your sibs are fantastic!!!! Thank you for staying here! We were lucky to have you! I'm just so glad you were still in the area to pick up your valuables ... otherwise, I was going to contact Airbnb to ship it to your address. Thank you for driving from Berkeley!!! You and your gracious, warm sibs are welcome anytime!!!! :D
I absolutely love staying here! Ann and Louie are the best. Even my crazy children didn't scare them off, lol. I'm happy to call them friends.
About the property, even more work has been done on the back yard since i was last here 2 months ago. It's stunning! If life or vacation is bringing you to the east bay you won't find a better place to stay. I can't wait to book my next visit!
Amanda, you are so sweet and so is your beautiful family!!! Come back anytime!!! And when we visit my brother in your area, we will definitely visit you!!! So fun to have you here & thank you for the recommendations to Early Alert Canines!!! We love dogs and that program!!!! Can't wait to have more guests like you!!! :D
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About the Host, Ann
I am easy-going and enjoy meeting new people. I love snow skiing, tennis, hiking, traveling, and hanging out with family/friends. My favorite travel destinations are NZ, Ireland, & Idaho, Montana, Alaska - - all gorgeous w/fabulous people!
I am a working professional. Depending on my workload, I may not be around much. I hope you feel at home in my home! And if I am in your home, please be assured I will treat it like it is my own, i.e., with care, respect, and cleanliness!