About This Listing
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!!!!
Backyard with fountain, birdbath, bird feeders, and lots of trees and flowers blooming in Spring 2014
This is my Favorite room in the house!!! This is my fun, creative room! This room overlooks the large yard. I recently installed an 8-ft. slider in this room which has a key lock and can be used as a SEPARATE entrance. The Murphy full bed sleeps two. A twin can be added in the room 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 really cool shades which go up & down w/a remote, which means privacy when you want it or sunlight & view available w/a small click!
Down the hall, there is a LARGE bathroom with SEPARATE SHOWER & TUB.
Outside, there is a HOTTUB, OUTDOOR GAS BBQ, COPPER SINK, FRIG, 2 Gas Stove Tops, and BREATH-TAKING GAS FIREPIT which will keep you super warm even in 20 degree weather! The upper patio (w/firepit) OVERLOOKS the MT DIABLO HILLS and has a brand 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 the Summer, there are FRESH VEGGIES in the garden for you to enjoy! In August/Sept, the grapevines are in full bloom - please pick, eat, & enjoy them!!! In Sept/Oct, there are fuji apples for you to enjoy!
The OPEN SPACE area nearby is great for Hiking, Biking, Running, & Wildlife exploring. We 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!!! I am:
- 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 RESTARAUNTS: 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!!!
Upon request, your dog will be considered as a guest for an extra fee of $10 per night. I do love dogs but prefer to discuss beforehand. Thank you!
You are welcome to use the living room, kitchen and all of the outdoor area (hottub, bbq, fire pit, etc).
Interaction with Guests
You choose! You can always knock on my door or join me by the fire pit!
Extremely safe, full of trees, bus transportation just outside our house, hiking/biking/running trails everywhere, & 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
I am currently hosting a long-term guest.
1. You will be given a REMOTE control for the gate when you arrive. Please leave it in only 1 of these 2 locations: (a) in the mailbox (which has a lock on it) OR (b) your room ...when you leave.
2. Please squeegy down the shower with squeegy provided after use.
3. No cigarette smoking please.
4. Please have your dog do its business on the mulch (not the grass) & pick up after it. Thank you!
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
Ann was a delightful host. Her home is charming, very clean with a huge bathroom. She was so kind to let me stay with my two boys as we toured San Francisco and Monterey. Her home sits on a hill with pastoral views of Mt. Diablo in a quaint and quiet neighborhood. Can't say enough great things about our visit and look forward to returning to see her lovely yard and garden all in bloom. Thanks so much Ann.
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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!
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