|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Come 'home' to this scenic, wooded retreat. Part of a private wooded estate in beautiful Orinda, minutes away from SF, Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, multiple college campuses, hospitals, corporate settings, and tourist attractions; 3 minute drive from BART and freeway access. Whether traveling for business or for fun, you'll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds while staying here.
Peaceful, relaxing hilltop setting, large windows with beautiful views from every room, full kitchen with dining, one bedroom with a queen and a twin bed; perfect for visiting-professors, vacationing couples/small families, visiting relatives, or corporate stays. Great for anyone looking for a relaxed Northern California experience!
We're a family of four (kids are college age and now mostly only here to visit) who have lived in the Bay Area for the past 25+ years, and at this location for the past 9. We feel extremely fortunate to have such an incredibly beautiful and relaxing place to call home, and we very much enjoy having our guests experience this part of the Bay Area. We've worked hard to maintain a comfortable, natural feel to our property and love being surrounded by beautiful California landscape and wildlife. Having been here so long, we're a wealth of information regarding places to visit and things to do--off the beaten path.
Brenda purchased this cottage in 2006
Orinda is a beautiful, wooded, central location from which to access the entire Bay Area.
Our property is a private, secluded, retreat-like setting--the perfect place to 'come home to' after a busy day of sight-seeing, tourist activity or hard work. It offers easy freeway and BART access, yet once you're here that world is a galaxy away. We take pride in having maintained a comfortable, well-maintained but casual and welcoming environment.
We very much enjoyed the cottage and now understand the
reasons behind the superlative reviews! We have a lot of deer but
rarely do we see wild turkeys, so that was a treat, as well. Your property
is a little slice of heaven! We’d definitely consider returning in the
future and we appreciate your and Don’s thoughtfulness.
I spent several weeks at this delightful cottage, set among ancient oak trees at the top of a hill with long views of sky and valley. You'll wake in the morning to the sound of song birds and wild turkeys and observe the resident deer as they browse for breakfast. Remote in feeling but minutes from the pretty town of Orinda and the BART train which in 20 minutes zips you to San Francisco. Brenda and Don are wonderful hosts and have thought of everything to make the cottage comfortable. A perfect home away from home.
My husband and I spent 4 days of total relaxation here. From the hilltop views, sightings of wild turkey and deer, a sunny patch to soak up the October sun in a lawn chair, great guest house with everything one needs. The town of Orinda and surrounding area has a lot to offer. Getting into San Fran was easy also. We will be back. Thanks.
My Husband and I stayed a week at Don and Brenda's charming guest cottage. It was our first trip to Northern CA and the perfect spot to venture out to all the areas we wanted to visit (Yosemite, Muir woods, Sausalito, San Franciso, wine country, etc.) The property and views are beautiful and peaceful. Don and Brenda are terrific hosts and so friendly and helpful. The cottage is comfortable, roomy, clean and has all the necessities. The lovely patio area is a great place to relax with a glass of wine or read a book. The town of Orinda is minutes down the road - everything you need is easy to find, including access to BART (a great way to avoid driving to downtown SF). We'd recommend this property for anyone that wants a wonderful place to stay away from the city stress, but with easy access to all the hot spots.
I absolutely loved this property.
The bedroom has an amazing view of the hills, and there is a fantastic oak and plenty of grass (which you might like, if you have a dog or want to have a backyard picnic). I stayed with two other people and our dogs; we all agreed that the accommodations were incredibly clean, comfortable, and inviting - we barbecued or baked every night comfortably in the kitchen, watched HBO on demand, enjoyed watching wildlife from the front porch, and generally found it a perfect spot for us and our dogs to 'take it easy'.
We had easy access to the bay area, with a much more secluded, relaxed feel. The couple renting the place were very pleasant and easy to talk to - I am looking forward to coming back ASAP.
Had a great stay for week at Don and Brenda's guest cottage. They are terrific hosts and we look forward to returning soon.
I've stayed at the cottage twice and it is the perfect location, especially if you have a student at St Mary's College. Being close to the freeway and, more importantly, BART, allows you to enjoy all the sights in the bay area. At the end of the day the quiet location give you a nice respite from the big city. Don and Brenda are great hosts and I look forward to visiting again.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes||No refunds for deposits or for shortened stays. VRBO suggests that travel insurance be purchased to cover unforeseen changes in travel plans.|
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