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LIGHT FILLED, PRIVATE APARTMENT IN LAFAYETTE

Don Piper

Advertiser since: 2012
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People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2014
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LIGHT FILLED, PRIVATE APARTMENT IN LAFAYETTE

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Lafayette - Rahara (Rental car avail $20)

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)

Lovely apartment with private outdoor space and mountain views. Light filled rooms, full kitchen and laundry room, and an indoor and outdoor gas fireplace. Cool off in the pool on summer days.

Less than 2 minutes and you are on highway 24.

Keywords: Full kitchen, laundry room, fireplace, private entrance, parking, HD TV, Wi Fi

A 5 passenger car is also available separately from the unit rental. This car is not new but in good shape. This rental is paid separately and in cash and requires the renter to show valid insurance to cover any damage that may occur. Quotes provided on request.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Don Piper (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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About Don Piper

I am a professional in wealth management and work in nearby Walnut Creek (less than 7 miles away)

Don Piper purchased this house in 1986

Why Don Piper chose Lafayette

This is my home. I hardly ever used the lower portion so I have had it professionally converted. It is a wonderful place to stay if you like quiet, a valley view and quick access to San Francisco.

What makes this house unique

Lots of natural light, tranquil views, large patio area for sitting out side, jump in the pool to cool off in the summer or sit in front of the outdoor gas fireplace.

Why HomeAway

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407731vb
-925-788-9797
Lafayette The Bay Area
Scottsdale, AZ.
5

Great Location

  • 5 out of 5
This was a very clean, well kept single bedroom / kitchenette / living room location. Very easy access to the wine country, San Francisco, Sacramento, anywhere in the Bay Area. This was near the Lafayette BART station, with easy access to all freeways. Owner was very nice and helpful showing us all the extras in the condo. He has a nice vehicle to rent also at this location if you want to rent it and go to the wine country.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407731vb
-925-788-9797
Lafayette The Bay Area
San Ramon, CA
5

Great stay

  • 5 out of 5
I had a unique situation where I didn't know my exact length of stay - Don was very understanding and said to just keep him posted as I stayed. It's a great place to stay, Don is a great guy and I really enjoyed my time there!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. You are a man of your word. Enjoy Boston

Don Piper
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407731vb
-925-788-9797
Lafayette The Bay Area
Lakeland, FL
5

Spur of the moment getaway

  • 5 out of 5
In May 2014, my husband and I decided on a spur of the moment getaway week in San Francisco. With only a three day window before departure, we looked through VRBO for an affordable comfortable quiet place to stay and found five likely places in and around San Francisco. Don was the only owner flexible enough/willing to accommodate our extremely late (due to an hour plus delayed connecting flight) arrival. Don also proved to be patient and cheerful when we encountered problems with VRBO's payment system. We arrived there shortly before 2 am. The place was wonderful. Everything we could have hoped for in our travel-weary state. It was quiet, clean and even elegant with an electric fireplace and granite countertops in the neat little full kitchen. We were relieved to see the place look exactly like VRBO's pictures. Later the same morning after a little sleep, Don greeted us warmly and showed us the ins/outs operating the heater, fireplace and TV setup. Over our stay Don encouraged us to view the place as completely ours. In fact we only saw him a few times but he made himself immediately available to us when we needed to ask questions about the area or something in the rental. Everything--rental and backyard/pool area--was gorgeous. We felt like we had stumbled onto our own little oasis. All conveniently situated near San Francisco and environs. For us it was perfect for our excursions to Sonoma, Muir Woods, San Francisco and even Lake Tahoe. I have only two complaints, if they can even truly be called that. 1) I was really looking forward to swimming in the pool, which was covered by a retractable pool covering. However when I uncovered the pool, at Don's urging, the pool bottom looked a little grungy. Grungy enough that I decided not to go swimming. Full disclosure: I'm not a dedicated swimmer (okay, actually I'm a nervous swimmer), so it doesn't take much to change my mind about taking a dip. 2) On our last evening, Don had a visitor who was extremely loud, which was shocking after such a quiet and enjoyable stay. The noise lasted off and on a couple of hours but died down by the time we went to bed. Our stay was just what the doctor ordered. We'll book it again and promise not to cook Joey. :D We now consider it our place in California.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear They had noise problems. I looked up that date and I was in residence (I live above the unit) with my girlfriend and neither of us can come up with a reason for excessive noise.

As far as the pool is concerned I have described the pool as old (built in 1974) and it certainly does look dated however, as I have also stated in my VRBO description, it is being professionally maintained, both cleaned and the water treated properly. There is a pool cover that helps keep it clean by collection falling leaves and pine needles but when it is retracted and then back over again some of this debris will go into the pool until it gets cleaned again (weekly in the summer time).
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407731vb
-925-788-9797
Lafayette The Bay Area
London, UK.
5

MF from UK

  • 5 out of 5
Apartment was cool clean and prepared on arrival. Excellent facilities, well equipped, especially bathroom with strong shower. Owner available when required. Beautiful quiet location with lovely view and outside fireplace.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407731vb
-925-788-9797
Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment was the perfect home away from home. We were in town to visit family and did not want to stay five days in a hotel. The apartment was everything we hoped; convenient, quiet, private, very clean, very well appointed, very nice. It was so enjoyable to get up in the mornings, make our own coffee and breakfast, relax and enjoy the beautiful view from our windows. We will definitely be back and are passing info on to other family/friends who will visit the area. Thanks so much!!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I have been fortunate to have such wonderful guests.
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Light Filled, Private Apartment in Lafayette
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407731vb
-925-788-9797
Lafayette The Bay Area
Tucson, Arizona
5

Second Time, Another Charm!

  • 5 out of 5
Our second time here was something like coming home. Nothing like returning to a place that fits our needs, looking forward to this August and staying in our "second home."
  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Many in Lafayette or Orinda
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Public - Walnut Creek
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Martinez
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
California Highwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Lafayette or Orinda
Nearest Ski
155 Miles
Snow - Sierra Madres
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
San Francisco
Car: recommended

The Lafayette Reservoir is very close for long walks, biking,running or hiking, less than 9 miles from UC Berkeley (about 16 minutes at non-rush hour), less than 20 miles from San Francisco, less than 45 miles from the wine country, and about 3 hours from Lake Tahoe.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Lafayette, The Bay Area

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4 night minimum stay
$669
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$1,049
$3,499
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Notes If your reservation is more than 60 days away my payment requirement is 1/3 now to confirm, 1/3 2 months prior to arrival and the last 1/3 due 30 days prior to arrival. A full refund is provided if you cancel at least 30 days before scheduled arrival. No refund is given if cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lafayette in The Bay Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The car is a 2001 Mercedes Benz S430 full size (room for 5 passengers easily) and cost $20/day.

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