This beautiful, spacious home in the heart of Rockridge is conveniently located, with a 15 minute walk to BART and all of the wonderful shops and restaurants along College Avenue. It features a chef's kitchen, huge light-filled dining room, and an inviting backyard to enjoy the California sunshine.
Perfect for your Bay Area getaway! This light-filled house is located in the upscale Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, and also borders Berkeley, just south of the Claremont Hotel. The nearby Rockridge BART provides an 18 minute ride to downtown San Francisco. It is a 10 minute walk to the heart of Rockridge, College Avenue, with Trader Joe's and Market Hall for all of your grocery needs, Cole Coffee, Peet's, and La Farine bakery for fresh coffee and baked goods, and delicious restaurants and upscale shops.
The house is a 1650-square-foot beautiful home, complete with incredibly comfortable beds (a Tempurpedic king-sized bed in the master, and a Sealy pillowtop Queen in the second bedroom). It also features beautiful craftsman-style architecture including a stained-glass built-in cabinet, beautiful Bay windows that fill the rooms with light, and tall ceilings.
You could have dinner in our huge dining room and cook up a meal in the Chef's kitchen (complete with high-end appliances and cookware), or simply relax in the sun-filled living room by the fireplace, or in the backyard filled with roses and fruit trees. The house is very kid-friendly as, in addition to the private backyard, the elementary school is across the street and has a large playground for public access during the weekends and holidays.
- Chef's kitchen with Wolf stove, premium cookware, Cuisinart, knives, etc. for the culinary-inclined.
- Coffee beans including a conical burr grinder and French press for your coffee needs, as well as an assortment of tea - please bring your own creamer.
- Fully stocked bathroom - hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner, soap, fresh towels.
- Wall-to-wall projector screen with a projector that can be connected to any laptop for a full movie-viewing or live-streaming-TV experience.
- Wi-Fi Internet
- Backyard with a small lawn and tiled deck with big comfortable couches, table, sun umbrella, rose bushes and fruit trees.
- Map of the area with our recommendations for coffee shops and grocery stores.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: We have an affectionate orange tabby cat who requires no care (he has an automatic feeder), but will be in the house with you.
We love living in the Bay Area with its combination of beautiful outdoors and culture. Stephanie grew up in Washington DC, went to school at Stanford and Berkeley, and has been living in the Bay Area for 14 years. Ryan grew up and went to college in Oregon (and appreciates the California sun!). We are both working professionals in the sustainability and clean energy sectors, and work in downtown San Francisco. We spend many weekends during the winter in Tahoe where we go downhill and backcountry skiing, and many summer weekends in the mountains going backpacking and climbing.
We are also avid travelers and so we appreciate the opportunity to host people from all over the world. We plan to rent out our house when we are away on trips so we probably won't interact with our guests directly, but we hope you love our home as much as we do. We are also happy to share our tips on our favorite local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, running/hiking trails, and bike rides!