2 Bed, 2 Bath, unit with sweeping views, close to down town SF.Great locatio
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About Rubina Karnad
I am a successful entrepreneur with 20 plus years of experience in all aspects of Real Estate industry. I raised my family of 5 children in this beautiful home and currently as an empty nester, traveling the world, so I decided to share our unique Rockingham home, designed with the help of a world class architect. I live close by and when I am in town, I will come in person to greet you , hand you the keys and answer any questions you may have. I am always happy to share the details on the art work that I have collected over the years.
Rubina Karnad purchased this Guest House in 2005
Why Rubina Karnad chose Caballo Hills
This property has imposing views of the Bay area with visibilty to all the 5 bridges on a clear day. The home is located in the prestigious Ridgemont neighborhood with easy access to amazing trails, eclectic restaurants in Montclair and downtown Oakland. San Francisco is minutes away and Napa only one hour driving distance.
What makes this Guest House unique
The Rockingham home sits on a perch overlooking the best views in perhaps the entire world. Incredible sunsets, gorgeous views of the bay superimposed by the city where Tony Bennet left his heart, the home will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime and make you want to come back again and brag about it to your friends forever.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Outstanding property...Very Professional, High class & Sincere Hosts
This place was the best place in all of SF Bay Area we stayed at! I gotta have a nice view, since we have one at our house in Hawaii. The place was very comfortable to enjoy our vacation. My husband travels with the Navy Admiral. He really needed a vacation. Rubina was very patient, with our last minute friends. She made sure everything was ok. I felt bad because first there was 2 people, then changed to 3. They were driving from far away. Don’t hesitate to book this place because it is worth it. I hope it’s available next time we travel. Aloha, Mahalo and Blessings, Karen Tak & James
Amazing view but the inside could use a little work
Upon arrival we were blown away by the incredible city view. It is quite vast and you feel like you can see everything.
The quarters in which we resided were a bit underwhelming though. We rented 3 bedrooms in total. The main living area had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The sofas were quite low to the ground which made it difficult to get up and down. The furniture was extremely sparse. There was only one television in the entire place, including the separate third bedroom.
There were loose tiles in the kitchen area which would move under you when walking. The lights in two of the bedrooms would not turn out completely. There were many holes in the walls with anchors still in there from previous wall hangings. It was a struggle to close the curtains because they were hung very high with no pole or lever on the side so they would get stuck and you'd have to jump and tug it along. Our main complaint was the WiFi was out the entire time we stayed, all 3 days. The owner was very nice and apologetic about the internet but she didn't know how to fix it. The house at first glance looks very nice, but it definitely needs more work and a little bit of TLC (maintenance) to have better functionality and feel "homey". The homeowner was extremely responsive and hospitable towards us which we really appreciated.
We loved our stay at this property. Our grandson is a big basketball fan and was delighted to find that this home once belonged to Kevin Durant. The apartment was clean and comfortable and in a great neighborhood. Transportation to San Francisco was not was easy as we'd hoped, but Uber was a big help getting places. We would recommend the ferry to San Fran over the BART. Would stay here again for sure! Thanks, Rubina!
A Dream Come True
A Dream come True!
That's the way I would describe this property, and the hospitality of the owners.
The neighborhood is peaceful and serene , the view of the Bay is simply amazing, breathtaking at anytime of day. I got some of the best sleep I have had in a while during my stay.
The location is great out of the way; however only minutes away from Downtown Oakland, and we were across the Bay Bridge and in Downtown San Fransico, with heavy traffic around 30 minutes or so.
There's plenty of space in the house, and I enjoyed the Art Work through the house, amazing collection.
I highly recommend staying in the Dream House , and plan on Dreaming there again someday soon.
Rubina and Kiran's home was perfect for introducing my and my new wife's families to one another over our wedding weekend. The space was open, luxurious, and deeply relaxing. The views, incredible. The artwork, stunning, authentic.
The amazing pictures on VRBO initially suggested to me a bit of embellishment. It turned out, however, that they were totally representative. Sweeping views of the bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Precision-controlled blinds. Expansive common spaces. Comfort for sitting, dining, toasting, relaxing. Huge kitchen island for preparing dinner and drinks. Beautiful artwork. Four exceptionally cozy and private rooms, including a stately master bedroom/bath... If you're looking for true decadence, this place is for you.
A quick reality check. The rental market is extremely thin in inventory accommodating 12 people. Couple that with this place's extraordinary distinction and it's more of a seller's/lessor's market. Two things naturally follow: price and scrutiny. So, as you would do if it were your place alongside your neighbors, expect Rubina and Kiran to get to know you, understand your intent, and specify such things as parking, noise, and headcount expectations. Throughout our experience, however--from exploration to deposit to stay to check-out--both were extremely warm and welcoming, showing they cared a great deal about our having a fabulous weekend.
Thank you so much for being an amazing guest, I appreciated your thoughtfulness and respect toward our home . Kiran and I wish you and your wife a great life ahead and are very happy that our home became a part of your fabulous memory.
Wishing you both the very best.
Rubina and Kiran
What an amazing place to stay!!
We had the absolute pleasure of enjoying this home along with several other couples as part of a weeklong birthday celebration. Having a bedroom and accompanying full bathroom for each couple while being able to share the common area was a perfect mix of privacy and group fun. The owner was very responsive, friendly, accommodating, and pleasant. The views are fantastic! The house just provided the perfect setting for our celebration. We even had a very talented, private chef come to the house one night and the kitchen provided him with a great setting for us to watch as he created a stellar 10-course meal. If you are looking for the perfect, high-end location for your next rental - and one that will allow easy access to both wine country and San Francisco - look no further!
Close to San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa Wineries, Sonoma, 3 hours to Tahoe.