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Panoramic Views of San Francisco and Bay, Beautiful Garden, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

[A signed Rental Agreement, emergency contacts, and photo ids of each guest will be required to secure the reservation. In your inquiry or booking request, please tell me a little about yourself. I want to ensure this Oasis is the right Oasis for you! The property is not appropriate for young children.]

Enjoy a quiet and peaceful visit in a hills neighborhood that offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline, the Oakland skyline, the Oakland port, Mt. Tamalpais, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Each room in the home, except for one bedroom and the bathroom, has beautiful views of the SF Bay. You will see the lights of AT&T park on game nights across the Bay.

This contemporary hillside retreat is a one-of-a-kind work-of-art, with hand plastered walls, and vintage kitchen. The kitchen, dining room, and living room were created by a renowned interior designer, Deborah Jacobs.

The kitchen is fully furnished with cookware, utensils, and place settings. The apartment has new, easy-to-open windows. The bathroom is newly remodeled with granite and tile.

We have chosen all furnishings with your comfort in mind.

A large deck across the entire rental offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the views while cooking on the outdoor grill (propane provided) and enjoying a meal at the large bistro table. Relax into a glass of wine or cup of tea on the generous, cushy deck seating with side tables.

Located on a quiet one-block residential street, the home has the feeling of a retreat, quiet and peaceful. Entry to the rental is from the street, and feels like a house rather than an apartment. The expansive back deck overlooks a lush garden.

In the garden are 2 decks where you may lounge, meditate, or work-out. One deck has a hot tub and seating area, covered by a trumpet-vined pergola surrounded by lush vegetation. A second "work out & yoga" deck is beyond the hot tub deck where you may practice yoga,, (weights and pull-up bar provided, specifically set up for P90X), . Beyond this "work out" deck is a paver-covered meditation area overlooked by a beautiful statue of Guanyin, goddess of mercy.

The rental has 3 flat screen (living room & each bedroom) TVs with ATT UVerse, 750+ channels with HBO, Showtime, and other premium channels.

The living room has a gas heater-rated fireplace , flat screen TV, DVD player, desk with easily-accessible power for charging your electronic devices, leather sofa with leather bench, and two swivel/rocking chairs. Free Wfi is provided. A large DVD selection is provided. Travel brochures and travel books about the local area are plentiful.

The dining room table is set up to seat 6, and can expand to comfortably seat 8.

One bedroom has a king Tempurpedic bed offering a view of the San Francisco Bay from the bed. The bed has2 side tables and lamps for night-time readers. This bedroom has a flat screen tv, a comfortable tv-watching chair, and a reading alcove with reading light, and a Restoration Hardware arm chair. From this bedroom a French door opens onto a curved deck.

The 2nd bedroom has a Queen pillow-top mattress that is topped by a Pacific Coast feather bed. There are 2 night stands with reading lights. This bedroom also has a flat screen TV.

All bedding is high quality white cotton. Each bed has 4 pillows to give you choice of firmness. Each bed has a white cotton down duvet with a white cotton duvet cover. All bedding, including the duvet cover, are laundered at each departure cleaning.

Utmost care is given to the laundry of all towels and linens, and to the overall cleanliness of the rental.

Parking is un-metered no-restrictions street parking.

The location’s proximity to the 580 Freeway and the 880 Freeway gives you fast access to many local attractions and day trips to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Route 1, Santa Cruz etc.

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. 10 minutes to the closest BART station.

Local Oakland attractions include Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, Grand Lake Theater (movies), the Paramount Theater (live music), the Fox Theater, Yoshi's Jazz, the Oracle, the Oakland Coliseum, and many excellent restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

Free WiFi

Appliances in kitchen – refrigerator, range, microwave (new dish sponge at each guest change-ver, detergent, paper towels, garbage bags, clean dish towels provided)

Fully equipped kitchen – dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans

Full -size washer, dryer and laundry closet (detergent and softener supplied)

An extensive library includes many travel books (lots on Northern California), children's books, novels, and books related to philosophy, political science, and art.

Animals are never allowed in the rental.

The owners lives downstairs with an elderly cat. There is complete space separation between the units with no shared entrances. The owners are rather reclusive but friendly, always available for any of the rentals' needs. We own a fireplace retail business which means we work regularly and otherwise travel frequently. We sometimes use the hot tub and practice yoga on one of the lower garden decks.

Keywords: Flat, apartment, quiet, private, hot tub, Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Mills College, Mills, garden, retreat, oasis

More Details

Dee Fisher
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Dee Fisher

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!

Dee Fisher purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Dee Fisher chose Oakland

*Sunny, warm climate, no fog! *Views *Garden *Peaceful and Serene *Central proximity to the Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa Valley, and other tourist attractions. Within walking distance of Mills College. Close-knit neighborhood of middle class professionals. Peaceful and quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Maxwell Park in Oakland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Modern bath; updated recently; tile and granite
  • Granite, custom cabinets, tub/shower, hidden washer/dryer, and closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cotton bedding, Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Tempurpedic King, all white cotton bedding, SF Bay View, TV
  • Bay View bedroom has King Tempurpedic mattress. 2nd bedroom has pillow-top queen mattress. Each bedroom has a large flat screen tv. Bedding is high quality all cotton, all white and laundered. A variety of pillow options are available from high quality down to down-substitute fiber-fill, from soft to firm.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco and Oakland city skylines. Beautiful, serene lush garden with sitting areas, meditation area, and pergola with adjacent decks. A meditation patio, over-looked by a statue of the compassionate Quan Yin, allows you to sit and contemplate the beauty of a redwood framed by an arbor. Our favorite backyard being is a huge poplar tree --a condo for many birds and other wildlife-- that we think may be the largest in the Bay Area. When it has its leaves, its swaying creates a beautiful music of chattering leaves and serves up afternoon shade for the deck. In almost every season, there is some fresh fruit: plums, apples, figs, or blackberries.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(94 traveller reviews)

Panoramic Views of San Francisco and Bay, Beautiful Garden, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.989362 based on 94 reviews

very nice property

  • 5 of 5

Very clean home , comfortable beds with nice linens and wonderful view off the deck! Very easy access to the Oakland ferry at Jack London square (take to/from SFO) which takes 30 minutes across the bay. Easy access to freeways and markets. Owners so nice in answering questions and providing information. When owners manage their own properties , there's a big difference in nice touches all throughout the home, as we saw here. Very reasonable pricing for this nice 2 bedroom home. We'd love to come again. Spring is great for SFO as there's sun and not much fog. Thank you Dee for all your help and suggestions!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Owner has always maintained a first class property.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland at its best. What a veiw, can't believe we almost stayed at a hotel.

  • 5 of 5

Fire place, lanai deck over looking the city and bay bridge in the distance. The sunsets were incredible. Hot tub, BBQ, great stove, flat screens in every room, washer/dryer, apples falling from the garden, and some of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. A beautiful Redwood forest and recreation area is only minutes away and the airport is less than 20 mins with no traffic!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real treat to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed staying in this oasis while attending a wedding in the area. It provided some needed respite in a peaceful setting for a busy weekend. It was conveniently located to access the area and very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well organized with accessing all the information you may need for your stay. The back garden and hot tub were an extra treat. I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to stay, great views, very nice comfortable home, beautiful gardens. We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The owners Dee and Kevin do a great job. The home is fabulous, it has a lot of charm and style and in a fun part of Oakland, close to shopping and restaurants. We loved the deck with views overlooking the city. This is our favorite VRBO place in the Oakland area, we hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Lets start with the best veiw looking over oakland right towards the golden gate (binoculars are provided :-) ). When you open the windows and let the natural air from the bay come in, it feels like your outside(cool). It's in a middle class area(quiet and clean). Finding parking wasn't ever a issue (even when the neighbor's were having a bday party). It's a 3min drive to the highway that takes you right into san fran (15-20min drive). Beautiful backyard with a sweet jacuzzi. They were very accommodating more then they post. Enjoy the balcony, so relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
6.25 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Jack London Square
Nearest Train
2 Miles
BART Station: Fruitvale Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
580 Freeway 1 mile, 880 Freeway 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Full House Cafe
Nearest Beach
4.28 Miles
Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach,Alameda, CA
Car: recommended

Casting Pond

Local Rosenblum Wine Tasting

Dashe Cellars Wine Tasting

Hangar One Vodka Tasting

Hangar One Blimp Tour 11/11 - 11/14 and 11/17 - 11/19

Sake Tasting and Museum


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Maxwell Park, The Bay Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning £77.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 14.0%

For reservations more than 1 month in advance, a 7 day minimum may be required. Stays of 30 days or more do not pay tax. Events are not allowed (receptions, parties, weddings, etc.) Using the property as a filming location is not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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