|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Beautiful apartment (top floor with street level access) with very special garden. This 1100 sq ft newly renovated & artfully designed top-floor flat is an oasis offering a view that looks over a tree-filled panorama that takes in the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco skyline often framed within a dramatic sunset.
This flat is completely private with private access to the flat and the deck. Access is from street level, through the front door. It feels more like a single-family house than an apartment.
One great advantage to this location is its micro climate, usually sunny and warm with no fog! It is located in the Maxwell Park neighborhood of Oakland (check it out on Wikipedia).
Located on a quiet one-block residential street, the home has the feeling of a retreat. The expansive back deck overlooks a lush garden where you may lounge, or soak in the pergola-covered hot tub. Depending on the season, you may eat plums, figs, or apples right off their trees. And you may find yourself entertained by the antics of many humming birds.
Every room in the home, except for one bedroom and the bathroom, has lovely views. One bedroom offers a view of the San Francisco Bay, even from the bed! From this bedroom a French door opens onto a curved deck that has cushy seating. Each bedroom has a very comfortable, queen-size bed. The bathroom has been updated with tile and granite. A full-size washer and dryer are located off the bathroom, hidden by a closed pocket door.
The kitchen is fully furnished with cookware, utensils, and place settings. The kitchen décor is vintage and features a Wedgewood gas cook stove.
The Deck extends the entire width of the flat. Deck access is also available from the kitchen area, and this deck area is furnished with a bar-height table where you can enjoy a repast with your fellow guests.
A desk work area is available and wireless internet access is provided.
As an antidote to work, you may cozy up to the gas fireplace and watch the 41 inch flat screen television (satellite DirecTV).
You are minutes from the peaceful groves of a hidden forest of redwoods in the Redwood Regional Park’s 1,829 acres where you may mountain bike, hike, or picnic. You are within walking distance to Mills College (1/10th of a mile) and you are 16 minutes from UC Berkeley. The location’s proximity to the 580 Freeway gives you fast access to many attractions including Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Grand Lake Theater (movies), the Paramount Theater (live music), and many excellent restaurants. You are only a 23 minute drive from San Francisco, but you may prefer to take the scenic ferry that will deliver you to the SF Ferry Building (and its many wonderful markets) or to Fisherman’s wharf. 15 minutes from Oakland Airport! 37 minutes from- San Francisco International Airport!
Keywords: house, flat, cottage, duplex, bungalow, casita, casa
The photo is of me in front of the house. My husband and I travel frequently and whenever possible we rent a vacation home rather than stay in a hotel. We value comfort and convenience and keep in mind our own expectations and preferences when furnishing our rental. We will always choose a home with a garden, and a hot tub is always a bonus. After a day of touring and sight seeing, we enjoy sitting in a beautiful outside setting, enjoying each other and a glass of wine. We want to provide you with the best possible lodging experience to complement your enjoyment of the Bay Area. We are huge fans of the Bay Area and enjoy its offerings of beautiful nature and urban delights as though we are tourists. My husband was a frequent Bay Area visitor (from New England) when I met him here through mutual friends 12 years ago. After I spent two cold north eastern winters with him, he came to his senses and moved to the temperate climate of the Bay Area. We married 10 years ago, and he has no regrets about relocating!
Delores Fisher purchased this apartment in 1992
*Sunny, warm climate, no fog! *Views *Garden *Peaceful and Serene *Central proximity to the Bay and San Francisco, Napa Valley, and other tourist attractions. Within walking distance of Mills College. Close-knit neighborhood of middle class professionals.
Proximity to Bay Area/Napa tourist destinations. Very romantic and private for a love-nest get-away. Wonderful home for families visiting relatives. Great for Grandparents!
Dee had paid a lit of attention to detail. The home is beautiful and quite literally an oasis. My daughter and I had a really long day one day and ended up in not such a great part of town. We were so relieved to come "home" at the end of our fiasco and feel safe and comfortable.
The gardens are amazing, I loved all the beautiful plants, trees, and flowers. It was unfortunate that the owners lost one of their trees while we were there. However, it was a spectacular sight to watch it gracefully fall in the safest location possible.
Dee is amazing and had my deposit back to me the day I checked out and was always available and answered any questions immediately.
I highly recommend these owners and this oasis on the hill with it's beautiful views!
We have had an absolute blast this week in Oakland / San Francisco. We saw far more of your beautiful state than we expected. Your location is perfect for getting around to many areas easily. Your Fairbairn Oasis was the perfect home away from home for us. We will definitely be back when we return to this area of the country.It has truly been a magnificent week!! Thank for the use of your beautiful rental.
Practically, for visitors to the Bay Area, this apartment is clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated, and spacious. It is close to groceries, major highways and has plenty of free "on street" parking. The owners, who live downstairs, allow visitors complete privacy, but are helpful, reasonable and only a text away. But there is WOW factor staying here with the view! The apartment is very bright with many large windows, and from each facing the back of the apartment is a panoramic view of Oakland, San Francisco, the Bay, and beyond. When in the apartment, you spend all of your time looking at this incredible view wondering how you got so lucky. Dee provided binoculars in the apartment, and we spent tons of time picking out landmarks and gazing at the night lights of the cities. There is a wonderful patio all along the back wall of the apartment complete with a large grill and seating for many. The gardens below the house are beautiful and relaxing. It turned out that we spent all but 2 days exploring Oakland and the parks around East Bay but you have easy access to San Francisco. We will be back to stay in this apartment, and you will love it!
We booked this apartment home hoping we could use it as a base to re-explore the San Fransisco Bay area. We were very happy with the location, the cleanliness and charm of this property. The views of Oakland and San Fransisco are stunning! Our only regret is that we didn't get as much time just to spend in the home as we would like to next time. We will definitely choose this spot again on our next trip to the bay area.
During our 4-day stay my colleague and I visited friends at some Silicon Valley firms (to the southwest), hiked through Muir Woods (to the northwest), and wandered the streets of San Francisco (Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Fisherman's Wharf, world-class restaurants). Nothing was more than an hour's drive away, with great views to enjoy at every turn. I would definitely plan to stay here again on my next visit!
A truly delightful place! Lovely décor, spotlessly clean, comfortable, spacious and the view is amazing! A great 'home' to come back to at the end of a busy day, or equally perfect for catching up on some R & R. We loved taking the Alameda/Oakland ferry as transportation to downtown SF - highly recommended. Very close to Oracle Arena - the highlight for our son was seeing a Warriors game. We would love to come back again!
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|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest|
|2% Intn'l If applicable||$3.00|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$350.00|
|Notes||For reservations more than 1 month in advance, a 7 day minimum may be required. Events are not allowed (receptions, parties, weddings, etc.) Using the property as a filming location is not allowed. Payment is through a secure VRBO/HomeAway portal. Security / Damage deposit due to be refunded is refunded to same account within 7 days of departure.|
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