Enjoy expansive panoramic views, cathedral ceilings, and one of a kind craftsman details. Two ship masts, turned to create an "on the open water" feeling, add to the charm. Read the stellar reviews - it is difficult to capture the relaxed and expansive views in photos.
Everything that business or families will need, including fully stocked kitchen ware, new washer/dryer, barbecue on the deck, heat and air conditioning, ironing boards, spice rack, wine openers and more.
We have a coveted central location and are about 25 minutes from San Francisco, 10 minutes from UC Berkeley, 20 minutes from the best shopping in Walnut Creek. There are countless nature trails, shows at UC Berkeley, lots of fun in the city (San Francisco) nearby.
Stunning views, craftsman with quarter-sawn Oak floors, wool carpets, eco paints and finishes, reading nook with sweeping views off of living room, dining room, bedrooms and bathroom.
Decks with stunning views, 360 degree views from main deck off of living room/dining room/kitchen Grand room; views from decks off of master bedroom; large outdoor table seats 6 plus two extra chairs, lighted umbrella and barbecue on main deck.
-Master bedroom with queen bed/traditional mattress and couch/chaise can be made into a twin sleeper. The master bedroom is large, comfortable and full of light, with window shades to block morning light. Master Bedroom deck has view of Golden Gate Bridge. Master Bathroom has Bay views and separate deck outside of bathroom.
-Extra long twins in downstairs bedroom with new memory foam mattresses
-Queen leather sleeper couch in living room with new memory foam mattress (the living room gets full sun in the morning, other rooms can be blacked out for late sleepers)
-View/Reading nook in the living room and can be made up as a twin bed if you enjoy sleeping under the stars or with the twinkling city lights in view. The two other living room couches can be made up as beds, but are not sleeper sofas. These areas would sleep an 8th and 9th 10th guest in a pinch, but please let me know before booking for larger parties.
There are plenty of linens in the laundry room and plenty of blankets in the master bedroom walk in closet.
Bathroom with one sink and shower for twins room on first floor; master bathroom on second floor suite with shower, jacuzzi bathtub, two sinks
I hope to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, with coffees, teas, half and half, basic cooking items such as salt, pepper, oil, and a spice rack to go with the stocked kitchen full of pots, pans and every need. Fully equipped kitchen for full cooking and baking capacity, oven, microwave, gas cooktop, silverware and serving utensils, coffee maker, french press for coffee or tea, mixing bowls, ice cream maker, toaster, pancake/panini press and pancake griddle.
Down and down alternative bedding, organic bedding, plush cotton towels. All beds are made to your request and laundering is done with scent free detergent to accommodate sensitive guests.
New LG high efficiency washer and dryer in separate linen room. Plenty of extra linens and towels (Extra pack and play/baby crib sheets and pad in master bedroom closet.)
OFFICES/BUSINESS TRAVELER FRIENDLY
Chair and desk in twins room. Chair, desk and reading nook/couch in separate office/open reading nook on mid level between first floor and second floor; serves as second office or study space. Office work spaces are in the twin bedroom and the View Room/Office half way up stairs from living room to Master Bedroom. USB chargers throughout the home.
In addition to the stunning views that cannot be adequately captured in the photographs (per our many guest reviews), we are centrally located 5 minutes from Hwy 13 and Hwy 24, 10 minutes from UC Berkeley, and 20 minutes from San Francisco. We are in the Claremont Estates behind the Claremont Hotel in a quiet neighborhood and welcome guests from all over the world. This is one of the few places that you can enjoy a quiet evening at home with views of the city and of nature and be close to everything local.
SAFE AND FAMILY FRIENDLY
We are also baby and child proofed with outlet covers and furniture bolted to walls, a high chair, and a larger pack and play crib with a changing table (however they are always in the closet for your immediate use).
We have a bouncy chair, pack and play crib, kitchen high chair and books, games and toys for kids.
Number code for front door and wi-fi password provided upon confirmation.
Owner on the bottom floor unit, which is a completely separate unit with a separate entrance. There are no shared/common areas. I enjoy hosting and have worked at high end hotels such as the St. Regis in New York City. I am happy to help with local suggestions such as hiking or entertainment.
Nature/Walking/Nearby: Many guest walk up to Grizzly Peak Boulevard, about 15 minutes away on foot, to enjoy views as you walk along Grizzly Peak. Running and walking nature trails are 10 - 15 minutes by car at Inspiration Point, Sibley Volcanic Park, Tilden Park, the Steam Trains parking area. These trains are great fun for kids and you can buy tickets for this 10 minute ride at the station. - Golfing at the public course in Tilden Park, which has many lovely trails and a Botanic Garden. - UC Berkeley Botanic Garden is also about 10 minutes away, as well as the campus. Be sure to visit the Free Speech Movement Cafe to eat some sustainably harvested meals and see historic photos of the movement.
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FOR LATE PARTIES. THIS IS A QUIET AND ELEGANT NEIGHBORHOOD in the Claremont Estates. We do host wedding parties, baby showers and some events but not late night dance parties.
"Some examples of things you will find: shampoo, conditioner and body scrub soap & plenty of t.p. in each bathroom: lots of nice towels, hangers and closet space (master bedroom has his and her closets!) Toothbrushes, razors and other toiletries if you forgot them. Every kitchen utensil, baking dish, pot or pan you can imagine, you will find it here! Lap blankets for lounging, slippers for indoor bumming around, plenty of cozy sofas, chairs and seating all the areas of the house included the 2 wonderful decks. Logs for burning in the fireplace, great wifi and easy to use TV/cable...."
We hope to host you soon!