Orinda Accommodations

Accommodations in Orinda

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The SpaceSmall, separate cottage-like room with windows on three sides opens onto a Japanese garden and ancient oaks. Separate full bathroom is a few steps away. Amenities include: free high speed internet and Wi-Fi, i-pod dock, mini-fridge, microwave, electric tea kettle, laundry, use of hammock and outdoor barbecue. There is also an 11x11 foot screened in "gazebo" tent on a platform with bed, foam mattress and down comforter for sleeping outdoors amidst the oaks, available to you if no other guests have booked it. There is lots and lots of off-street parking and room to roam on a full acre. Secluded setting yet only a 10-minute walk to the little village of Orinda where you’ll find a host of restaurants, movie theater, drugstore, ice cream shop, and Peet’s (and Starbucks) coffee; five minutes further walking will take you to the Orinda BART station. So, while it is handy to have a car, it's not essential. Orinda is well-situated out of the Bay Area fog belt, only 25 minutes by direct BART train to downtown San Francisco, even closer to Berkeley and Oakland in one direction, Concord and Walnut Creek in the other. Easy access to the wine country an hour away. Also super convenient for performances at the California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) in Orinda. Light breakfast snacks including Peet's coffee are provided. Sometimes, a Breakfast Basket with a delicious full breakfast may magically appear outside your door... You may never want to leave! (No smoking or pets please) * The cottage room is not large; probably best for a single or a compatible couple (and/or a couple with a small child). There is lots of outdoor space however.
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The SpaceOur home was built in 1929 and I guess it would be considered Southwest 'mission' style. The house, in an Orinda hilltop neighborhood, sits in the center of a 2/3 acre lot containing 11 mature oak trees, a lawn and garden filled with rhododendrons, azaleas and Japanese maples. There is also a koi pond, succulent garden and a greenhouse. Quiet, park like setting. Feel free to wander the yard during your visit. Interaction with GuestsFor any local dining and/or travel suggestions for the area or for any assistance needed during visit, guests can contact me at my cell/text number and/or home phone number listed in the House Manual. Getting AroundThe nearest BART station is two miles away. A car or Uber service will be necessary since buses run infrequently. Other Things to NoteTo reach front porch from carport parking spot, one must descend a path/staircase consisting of 18 steps. Once on front porch, a second brick staircase of 15 steps leads down to your entry door.
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The Space What makes this so special? Before you even get to the house you are amidst beautiful old growth trees, a lovely lake with ducks, geese, egrets, and even a heron. The outside of the house welcomes you with a large lawn, beautiful Oaks, flowers (whatever the deer haven't eaten), a swimming pool, barbecue, hammock, and lounge chairs. We keep the house immaculate. You would have a lovely room with an adjacent sitting room looking out on nature and will sleep in a comfortable queen size bed with a down quilt and have a private bath in our beautiful Orinda home with all utilities included plus WI FI, CABLE TV with HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN etc. This is a beautiful quiet home in a lovely safe and sunny neighborhood. We have a bright very large house with a modern well equipped kitchen which you are welcome to use. The guest floor is completely separate from the family wing (my husband me) which affords a lot of privacy for everyone. We are 1-1/2 miles from BART and, if you don't know, Orinda is probably the nicest and most convenient community in the East Bay and we have one of the nicest houses in the nicest parts of Orinda. We are convenient to Oakland, Berkeley, SF, and, in the other direction close to Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. Guest AccessGuests can relax in our large yard with outdoor dining tables, barbecue, swimming pool and lounge chairs. Indoors you have access to a washer/dryer, large kitchen, and lovely sunny sitting area. Interaction with GuestsWe are here if you need us and otherwise have all the privacy you want. You can come and go as you please without disturbing anyone. The NeighborhoodWe love being in a quiet safe place with a lake practically outside the door so we can watch the ducks, geese, and birds, and turtles and we enjoy walking around the lake days and evenings. We like that we are in the country and yet close to the SF and everywhere in the Bay Area. Getting AroundBART is a mile and a half from the house. It can be a nice walk if you like exercise or a short ride to the station. Other Things to NoteWe feel fortunate to live here and it feels good for us to be able to share our house with others. People all tell us it's nicer than the pictures and that they loved staying with us.
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The SpaceWelcome to my home, situated near Berkeley, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, San Francisco. Public transportation 5 minutes drive to all these destinations via Bart.Taxi service available or a 30-45 min walk to downtown. This is a rural area, surrounded by hills and public parks. We have wonderful, sunny and warm climate. Downtown offers theater, shopping. and restaurants. A large sunny bedroom, with adjoining bathroom, shower, with views of hills and Tilden Park, and the fog that rolls to hilltops from Berkeley. Very comfortable queen bed, fully carpeted. Furnished with T.V.cable and internet access. Exit door to private patio and access to driveway. The backyard offers areas to relax and enjoy the large garden. Parking is off-street down a driveway. The kitchen and laundry are available for some use and refrigerator space for your private needs. There is an additional bedroom, ideal for child, teen to be negotiated. I reside at the opposite side of the house for privacy. The offer of breakfast to be negotiated. You will find the rooms to be clean and pleasant for a restful stay in this beautiful area of Orinda, California/ East Bay. I can assist with suggestions, directions, etc. to enhance your stay in the Bay Area. Being near the East Bay Water district means a lot of open space and very old oak trees. Homes are well spaced, well established, and drivers are respectful of walkers, enjoying the challenge of rolling hills, often with dogs. There is a leash law, so our beasts are tamed. My address is within minutes of a roadway directly to town and Bart. A new bridge is presently in construction, soon to be completed. Getting to Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transit) takes about 5 minutes. There is taxi service available. Coming by air from OAK or SFO is direct to Orinda. But many destinations require driving. San Francisco is about a 30 minute trip via BART., Berkeley about 30 minutes. If possible I will assist with transportation. If you are attending Cal games, this is very convenient--no parking or congestion. Bart Stops at downtown Berkeley and walking or buses available. Many desirable areas to explore in North Bay and coast, as well as local reservoirs and parks. San Francisco offers ethnic neighborhoods, museums, opera and symphony buildings. All of the Bay Area is famous for restaurants and entertainment possiblities. Guest AccessPrivate patio and large backyard dining Off-road parking Internet and television Breakfast served in kitchen or patio Interaction with GuestsRespectful of their privacy and available to assist with local information, travel, etc. The NeighborhoodWalks up and down hills and quiet roadways. Rural atmosphere and wildlife. Parks nearby. Downtown restaurants, stores, theater. Getting AroundBay Area Rapid Transit is a 5 min. drive or by Taxi. Car rental allows easy access to all Bay area attractions. Walking distance to town about 40 minutes.
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The SpaceBeat the cold summers in San Francisco and Berkeley - stay just over the hill where it's warm! Just over the hills from Berkeley, Our town is quiet and just 20 minutes from San Francisco. You can get into the city easily by car or by subway. Best thing our town is actually warm (high 80s) during the summer - all sun and no fog! This executive home nestled amongst the oaks with views of the surrounding hills is an ideal home for 4 to 14 people to enjoy. With 5+ bedrooms and 4 baths, a large pool, spacious outdoor eating areas and decks make this home great for families and groups. It has been beautifully remodeled including a large great room complete with spacious gourmet kitchen featuring industrial, high end appliances and island making it the ideal place for entertaining. There is also a dining area and living room with large french doors that open out onto a deck for a true indoor outdoor living experience. The living room also features a hand carved marble gas fireplace so with one touch you have a cozy fire to curl up and read by. On the main level there is also another bedroom/ office with a shared full bathroom. Upstairs, there is a master suite with a California King Bed and large ensuite bathroom plus a bonus bedroom with a queen bed. There are 3 more bedrooms, 2 with queen beds and the larger of the three with a California king bed. There is also another bathroom with laundry facilities in this part of the house. On the lower level there is a spacious movie room with large flat screen TV equipped with Wifi internet, Netflix, and Wii that opens on the the pool area. This room has a queen size sofa bed plus 2 large sofas and 2 chaise lounge chairs ideal for extra sleeping. The lower level also has a full bath as well. Our half acre property includes extra features make this home great for entertaining include a large pool with a sunning deck, large outdoor eating areas with BBQ, Fire Pit and smoking oven. Plus just off the kitchen there is a completely fenced side yard with a large play structure and edible garden with raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and herbs. Kids will love the 14 foot trampoline, basketball hoop and pingpong table. We have skateboards, scooters, bikes and toys. == Upstairs * Master bedroom w/king bed and ensuite * Annex bedroom w/queen bed * Bedroom w/queen bed * Bedroom w/ queen bed * Bedroom w/king == Main level * Single bedroom with shared full bathroom with an inflatable Queen Bed == Downstairs * Movie room w/pull out queen sofa bed plus two full sofas and 2 chaise lounge chairs that can be used as beds Guest AccessYou will have access to our 30 X15 foot pool. Thanks to a thermal cover it is almost always warm and swimmable from May through end of September and even some years into October Interaction with GuestsWe will not be present during your stay The NeighborhoodWe live in a small rural town located amazing close to San Francisco. The city is just to the east of the Berkeley Hills and sits on the metro line (Bay Area Rapid Transit). Despite it's proximity to the city, Orinda is a quiet, rural town of only 18,000 residents. We are just a 5 minute drive to the Bart. Our town has a number of parks, a theater, and restaurants, and is close to hiking and biking trails. Summers are all about relaxing, sitting by the pool, or getting in a hike or bike ride. Tilden Park is a large state park just 5 minutes away that includes an extensive trail system, horse back riding, a golf course, a carousel, lake with beach, and steam train rides good for little kids. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and shops in our charming town. Getting AroundVery close to the Freeway and just 5 minutes by car from the Subway station BART Just beyond Orinda are: Once you're ready for a little more adventure there is an abundance of destinations very close * San Francisco (20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by subway). Many amazing restaurants, the Golden Gate bridge, excellent museums (including SF MOMA) and numerous other popular attractions. * Napa County (50 mins). Center of California's world renowned wine country, plus a number of destination restaurants including The French Laundry from master chef Thomas Keller. * The city of Berkeley (10 mins away), home to the University of California (go Bears!) and the epicenter of the California Cuisine movement started by Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Berkeley is a real food mecca. * City of Walnut Creek (10 mins away) which contains a number of excellent restaurants and offers extensive high-end shopping. * San Pablo reservoir (5 mins) available for boating and fishing
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The SpaceOrinda is a high end, low crime, quiet, suburban neighborhood with full village-type amenities. (It was recently voted as the "second friendliest community in America" by Forbes magazine.) The neighboring Berkeley hills typically screen-off bay fog or wind, and provide a sunnier and warmer Mediterranean climate, than one would find in nearby San Francisco itself. BART trains typically operate on a 15-minute cycle. It's about a 30-minute ride into downtown SF. BART also directly serves both Oakland and San Francisco airports, so you don't necessarily need a car to get here or to get around. Orinda is a fully-equipped, "walk-to" village with a noteworthy art-deco theater, numerous ethnic restaurants, grocery and drug stores. It boasts a farmer's market, outdoor community theater, and free summer concerts in the summer. The immediate neighborhood has mature trees and professional landscaping. There are numerous, nearby opportunities for hiking and biking, as well as municipal (public access) golf. Napa and Sonoma wine country are an hour and a half by car and close enough for a day trip. Internationally renowned Shakespeare Amphitheater is two miles away. We have hosted many international students in our home and they have considered the location ideal and perfectly suited for easy access to many points of interest. This is our primary residence with "bed and breakfast" feel. Three bedroom (all with queen beds), two bath (remodeled within last 3 years), single-story, Tuscan-style, ranch home on 1/2 acre, wooded, hillside, pie-shaped lot at end of residential cul-de-sac. Front of home includes shielded, landscaped, large Italian-tiled courtyard with fountain, lush garden, and outdoor dining area. No steps from driveway to entry of 42" front door. Other sides of the home look out over Orinda Village, with exceptional, panoramic views of the Berkeley hills. More than 100 trees on the lot, screen neighboring properties. Five minute walk to village theater, restaurants, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter rail system. BART can quickly whisk you to downtown San Francisco within twenty minutes, without traffic and parking hassles. Fully equipped kitchen with scenic breakfast nook, separate dining room and separate living room with functioning fireplace. Off street parking for two cars. Home is tastefully decorated: California traditional with a flair. High speed internet (bring your own computer), and 60 inch flat screen high definition cable television. Weekly gardening and household waste pick-up services, as well as propane-fed BBQ, are provided. We are a mature (60-ish), professional couple, who are active, avid lovers of the outdoors, including hiking, biking, skiing, and generally having a good time. Our most recent international travels include Zurich, Interlaken and the Lauterbrunnen Valley, as well as a tango pilgrimage to Buenos Aires. Other countries which one or the other of us have visited include: Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Tahiti, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Uruguay. Colette works full time for the State of California in energy policy and is a part-time, adjunct university professor. Colette is fluent in Spanish and has experience with many au pairs from around the world. Owen is a semi-retired Silicon Valley executive, now engaged in property management. All of our kids are college grads who live independently elsewhere.
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The SpaceOur classically designed Mid-Century home is perfectly functional for a modern day family. A large airy kitchen and comfortable living areas allow for big meals and lots of relaxing. The main bedrooms are locating along the same back hallway with 2 bathrooms. The garden is private and is great for outdoor dining, playing and cooking with a gas ignited BBQ. WE REQUIRE A 1 WEEK MINIMUM STAY Guest AccessWhile at the house you'll have access to bikes, scooters, lots of books, design magazines, a BBQ and a foosball table. Interaction with GuestsThere will be a cleaning charge for any two week stay of $130. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is quiet and walkable. Getting AroundBart and downtown Lafayette is near by with services, grocery and retail stores.
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The SpaceCentrally located with easy access to public transportation available to get anywhere in the San Francisco, Bay Area and to all airports. Extremely quiet and safe neighborhood.Orinda is a high end, low crime, quiet, suburban neighborhood with full village-type amenities. (It was recently voted as the "second friendliest community in America" by Forbes magazine.) The neighboring Berkeley hills typically screen-off bay fog or wind, and provide a sunnier and warmer Mediterranean climate, than one would find in nearby San Francisco itself. BART trains typically operate on a 15-minute cycle. It's about a 30-minute ride into downtown SF. BART also directly serves Guest AccessThis listing is for a Bedroom with a shared bath. the environment is very nice and there is lots of space for you to relax and enjoy outside your room. You will have access to Kitchen, Livingroom and Dining room, Family room, Deck and Garden. You may use laundry as well. There is an exercise bike in the family room along with weights and exercise bands. Interaction with GuestsI will provide a light breakfast. I still work as a therapist so I am not available in the afternoons and early evening, but will certainly help support my guest during their visit. I would of course want my guest to feel welcome and comfortable while staying in my home. The NeighborhoodCountry setting overlooking the Orinda country Club. A friendly neighborhood, safe, convenient and great weather! Orinda is a high end, low crime, quiet, suburban neighborhood with full village-type amenities. (It was recently voted as the "second friendliest community in America" by Forbes magazine.) The neighborhood on the Northwest side of Orinda is just over the hill from Berkeley which typically screens-off bay fog or wind, and provide a sunnier and warmer Mediterranean climate, than one would find in nearby San Francisco itself. BART trains typically operate on a 15-minute cycle. It's about a 30-minute ride into downtown SF. BART also directly serves Getting AroundPrivate auto, on foot, Bart and Taxi. Located approximately 1.5 miles from Bart. Can walk but it is a rural area without sidewalks and the roads are windy and narrow. Other Things to NoteThe downtown area is a lovely village like community with many services and amenities. Many restaurants to choose from for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Public tennis courts and park, library is open everyday, lots more...
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The SpaceWhat makes this so special? Before you even get to the house you are amid beautiful old growth trees, a lovely lake with ducks, geese, egrets, and even a heron. The outside of the house welcomes you with a large lawn, beautiful Oaks, flowers (whatever the deer haven't eaten), a swimming pool, barbecue, hammock, and lounge chairs. Our home is immaculate. You would have a lovely room looking out on nature and sleep in a comfortable queen size bed with a down quilt and have a private bath in our beautiful Orinda home with all utilities included plus WI FI, CABLE TV with HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN etc. This is a beautiful quiet home in a lovely neighborhood. We have a bright very large house with a modern well equipped kitchen which you are welcome to share. The guest floor is completely separate from the family wing (my husband and me) which affords a lot of privacy for everyone. We are 1-1/2 miles from BART and, if you don't know, Orinda is probably the nicest and most convenient community in the East Bay and we have one of the nicest houses in the nicest parts of Orinda. We are close to Oakland, Berkeley, SF, and, in the other direction close to Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. Guest AccessKitchen, Washer/Dryer, Pool, large outdoor living with barbecue, easy free parking and lots of nature. Interaction with GuestsWe are available and not intrusive. You can come and go as you please without disturbing anyone. We respect your privacy. The NeighborhoodWe have a lake outside our house which makes for a lovely walk. We are in a very safe neighborhood. You can hear the birds during the day and see the stars at night.
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The SpaceThe home has three levels with views from each level into valley and hills. There are two bedrooms and two baths upstairs on the top level - a master (king bed) and another adjacent suite with queen bed and attached bath. There is a third bedroom with queen bed and adjacent bath downstairs on the lower level. While the home technically has four bedrooms and the fourth is currently set up as an office on the main or second level. Finally, there is a powder room on the main or second level and a laundry room on the lower level. Getting AroundThe Orinda Bart station is less than one mile from the house.
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The SpaceUnique Spanish Mediterranean home with modern eat in kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 living rooms. Guest AccessEat in kitchen, dining room, living room, family room with pool table and wet bar, 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, one with sauna. Covered and open 2nd floor patios with gas grill and night time lighting. Interaction with GuestsUpon arrival to familiarize guests with home and via phone or text during stay. The NeighborhoodQuiet, safe and convenient neighborhood with walking distance to theater, restauarants and shops. Wonderful views of surrounding hills and redwoods from 2nd floor decks and patios. Getting AroundWalking distance or short drive to BART (.75 mile) downhill from house. Other Things to NoteVery friendly 16 yr old male act "Frankie" comes at no additional charge and can stay in the garage upon request.
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The SpaceA unique space, with the soul of country near the heart of the City. With sweeping vistas of layered Bay Area hills, this large property offers a remarkable blend of "get away from it all" allure and remarkable ease. A relaxing family room with chenille sofas offer plush comfort. A spacious, light and very livable great room suits the needs of all family members and their guests. You can watch a film with surround sound, music, enjoy the fire, read or just relax in the comforts of home. A stunning two story river stone fireplace warms the space. Country antiques and furnishings accentuate the warm open beam architecture in a wonderful way. Connect. Celebrate. Explore. R=e-l-a-x... Large windows in both the upstairs bedrooms, frame the arresting valley views of this hidden valley like a giant piece of art. The beautiful vaulted entryway & staircase with crisp white millwork makes the golden oak floors in this elegant home look extra-rich. Judiciously placed farming antique accents, like the 1890 church pew and CA Gold Rush china cabinet, add a dash of rural country flavor. The traditional kitchen with granite countertops is very spacious. It is easy to work, cook and eat in this delightful country kitchen. The large center island with a breakfast bar area takes care of quick meals while the dining "wing" houses the main dining area. Maple cabinetry married with Italian gold granite creates a warm and inviting ambiance. A separate wing housing the Game Room with billiard table create a get away to read, relax, play cards or shoot a game of pool. The rustically elegant dining room with country antiques brings you to the south of France and has a prime view of the lower valley. Walls are painted a golden sunset hue on old world stucco enhancing the incredible views. A wagon wheel metal chandelier and antiqued wood table add to the hearty feel. The 18th Century converted washstand, vintage claw foot bathtub with nickel fixtures and wainscoting, glass encased dual shower, stage this incredible master bathroom. Guest AccessGuests have access to the main house and it's surrounding outdoor space. Interaction with GuestsMinimal, only as needed. The NeighborhoodVery quite. There is no visual footprint of neighbors on other properties. This is a true "Hidden Valley" only 19 miles due East of downtown San Francisco. Getting AroundThe ranch is located 30 minutes from Oakland International Airport and 55 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. BART-Bay Area Rapid Transit is just but a 18 min drive to the Orinda Station. The Orinda station has car parking as well as taxi service. (website hidden) Other Things to NoteEvents: There are additional Event fees and guidelines depending on what type of Event you are hosting and number of guests attending (Corporate Retreat, BBQ, Family Reunion, Engagement, Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, Anniversary, Birthday, Celebration of Life, etc). On booking, you'll receive a detailed House Manual to answer most questions and to help make your stay as easy as possible.
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The SpaceThis two bedroom apartment is approximately 700 square feet, with two bedrooms (one queen bed & one single bed), a living room, a small kitchen, and a bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. There is room for one car at the top of the driveway, and ample street parking. There is access to on-site laundry, and apartment has heat and A/C. Kitchen is equipped with refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, microwave and a coffee maker. Apartment is equipped with towels, sheets, dishes, pots & pans, and soap and shampoo for the shorter stays. It is a 15 minute walk down to Starbucks and another 5 minutes to the Orinda Bart Guest AccessThe apartment has a separate entrance, and we respect the privacy of our guests.
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The SpaceThe rental is the "Ground Floor Apartment" of a beautiful Duplex Home resembling a Normandy style house in the quaint villages of provincial France. It is a beautiful property on a tree-lined street! This ground floor apartment has approx. 600 sq.ft. of living space with 1 Bedroom, 1 separate small room (for dining area and with an extra daybed to relax), separate Living room, full Kitchen, Carport, on-site Laundry facility. The property is on almost half an acre plot. Overseen by owner and lovingly updated with unusual finishes and details. Completely furnished with Modern furniture mixed with eclectic accessories, bed linens makes this a perfect alternative to the generic hotel stay. We invite visiting academics, guest in-laws, or people attending workshops. Perfect for families or individual relocating, remodeling, or in town for business or internships. We offer a temporary living space with all amenities, a more than pleasant home environment and a beautiful location. Perfect for visiting professors from Cal, U.C. Berkeley, Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Hall of Science, Business Travelers, or anyone wanting to visit the beautiful town of Orinda. Very Private and Peaceful yet close to everything! A delightful 5 Minute walk to Orinda BART (Rapid Commuter Transit/Metro), BUS stops and other transportation. A very short walking distance to Orinda Downtown Theater District, Trendy Shops, Cool Coffee Houses, Hip Restaurants, Parks, Reservoirs, Recreation, Hiking/Biking Trails. 20 minute BART ride to San Francisco and direct BART line to San Francisco & Oakland International Airport. Just few minutes away from Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Famous Rockridge Shopping District, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville. Easy access to HWY 24/680. The guest house works very well for travelers or anyone without a car. It is an Excellent choice for Commuters, Professional Business travelers or anyone who's looking for a unique experience living in one of the safest and affluent communities in this part of the Bay while staying close to San Francisco & Other East-Bay cities. Outside private Patio/Garden area to enjoy dinner, a glass of wine, or just soak up a little California sunshine while you relax. A local Farmer's Market opens on Saturdays, located few blocks from here. ALMOST CRIME FREE LOCATION. Orinda has been rated as one of the SAFEST cities in the entire East Bay. Within walking distance to most everything including cafes, boutiques, banks, pharmacy, grocery stores, shops, bistros, post office, restaurants, parks, etc. Our Ground Floor Guest Unit does not have the standard 8' high ceiling. The "ceiling height" is roughly 7 ft. high. Guests will enjoy the serenity of the beautiful yards and landscape an easy and convenient location. p.s. We, the hosts, do not live at the rental guest-house site. We live about 3 miles away from the guest-house and accessible via phone/email, in case you need help with something. One of us works from home, so can return to the guest-house fairly quickly, if necessary. OTHER THINGS TO NOTE There is a flight of stairs from the street level to the apartment. Apartment does not have the standard 8 ft. ceiling therefore may not be ideal for anyone over the height of 6’5”. Guest AccessCarport parking for 1 car. Getting Around-City bus and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) within a few blocks. -No need for a car, as everything is within short walking distance. -Easy BART ride to/from the San Francisco and Oakland International Airport Other Things to NoteThe flat is suitable for single occupancy. Special Note: PLEASE NO OVER-NIGHT GUESTS without the permission from the owners. All Airbnb guests are expected to disclose the exact number of people to occupy the guest house during the time of reservation. Please check with the property manager about this. Unit has low ceiling [height of the ceiling is less than standard 8ft. Ceiling is about 7ft (may be little less) so if you are exceptionally tall or like to do lots of jumping jacks you may want to keep that in mind.
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The SpaceOn a secluded, oak-studded hillside, set on over one acre with lovely views, our home is one of the oldest in Orinda. Downtown Orinda is a two-mile drive (there is a bus service from the bottom of the street and taxis are always available at BART) where there are a range of restaurants, our fabulous Art Deco theatre, shops and park, library, public tennis courts. There is a farmers' market on Saturdays, and another on Sundays in Moraga (two miles away). Orinda is out of the Bay Area fog belt and is much warmer and sunnier than San Francisco during the summer. The city is only 25 minutes away by direct BART train. Berkeley is a 10 minute drive and Walnut Creek with its myriad shopping and restaurant options is 15 minutes east. Easy access to wine country in under an hour, great hiking/biking trails within minutes. The famous Cal Shakespeare is 5 minutes drive. Our home is also well situated for Berkeley and St Mary's College. Plenty of off-street parking. NB The Property does have steps and the gardens are on different levels Guest AccessGuests in our self-contained suite will have their own fridge, coffee maker, kettle, microwave and iron and ironing board. All guests will have access to pool, decks and patio and may help themselves to lemons and herbs. Access involves a few steps and a path - no disabled access Interaction with GuestsWe are here if you need us otherwise you have your privacy. You can come and go as you please The NeighborhoodIt's hard to believe that so near to the hustle and bustle of San Francisco are rolling hills with cows grazing and beautiful hiking and biking trails. Orinda is one of the friendliest places to live and work and also one of the safest Getting AroundBuses run from the bottom of the road, taxis are available any time and Bart runs a regular direct service to San Francisco and Walnut Creek. A quick change of train puts you in Berkeley Other Things to NoteThe shower in the self-contained suite is not suitable for anyone over 6 foot 4 No arrivals after 11pm
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The SpaceThe Cabin-Studio is ECHO-FRIENDLY, fully furnished with 500 sq.ft. of living space surrounded by Oak, Pine and Redwood trees. Freestanding, having its own entrance, water heater and cooling system. Prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances. The kitchen has a full 5 burner gas range, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster oven and coffee maker. The bathroom is small but modern and cheery - beautifully tiled modern European style all glassed in shower. Many windows fill the space with light and fresh mountain air and a sunny, private deck and patio overlooking the garden. On the other side of the cabin, the door opens out to a deck blurring the line between outside and inside living. The cabin is equipped with a flat screen TV which includes 200+ channels and there is free Wi-Fi Internet for the cabin. Perfect for nature lovers with a laid back life style that still like to stay connected. The centrally located means only 10 minutes from downtown Orinda for essentials, BART (commuter rail/metro system) station, Hwy24 and HWY680. Minutes away from San Francisco, Berkeley , Walnut Creek and other nearby East Bay cities. Close to Rockridge Shopping district and other Cool Parts of North Oakland, Hip Restaurants, Fine Coffee Houses, Trendy Night Spots, Awesome Pastry Shops, Famous "Market Hall" where good food, baked goodies are copious. Ideal for visiting faculty at U.C Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, San Francisco bound tourists or anyone who wants to experience something wonderful. Minutes to downtown ORINDA and BART station with Cab or Uber/Lyft ride. Guest AccessGuest has access to Washer & Dryer, Swimming pool and all parts of the garden and outdoor seating areas. Please Note: The Bathroom is not attached to the cabin. It is private and modern and has shower (no tub). The bathroom is located down a flight of stairs of 14 steps. The area near the bathroom is very well-lit with multiple motion lights all around and everyone stayed at the cabin had no issues with that. Interaction with GuestsThe owner will meet you in the driveway when you arrive to welcome you, lead you down the path to the cabin, orient you, answer your questions, give you the key, etc. The owner will then leave you alone to enjoy the cabin on your own! However, we'd be glad to help in any way we can with your visit! Whether assisting with local transit options, entertainment recommendations, or etc, we are here to help! The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is very quiet, safe and upscale, so tenants feel safe at all hours of the day! Beautiful with tree line streets. with charming houses and vegetation.... Trees, flowers, exotic wild life typical of this area. Getting AroundBART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is about 3 miles. HWY 24 is about 3 miles from our location. Easy ride to Orinda BART Station with Uber and Lyft. Other Things to NotePLEASE NOTE: #1. THE BATHROOM IS PRIVATE & MODERN. IT IS LOCATED DOWNSTAIRS (WITH FLIGHT OF 14 STEPS). VERY WELL- LIT WITH MULTIPLE MOTION LIGHTS ALL AROUND. #2. THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS EXPERIENCING SEVERE DROUGHT SO PLEASE BE KIND AND CONSERVE WATER! ALSO PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS, HEATER/AIR-CONDITIONER ALL APPLIANCES (EXCEPT REFRIGERATOR) WHEN LEAVING THE CABIN. #3. FOR MONTHLY RENTALS, CLEANING IS $75/PER MONTH. THE CLEANING LADY WILL CLEAN EVERY OTHER WEEK. #4. THE POOL IS NOT CURRENTLY HEATED.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceLocated in the beautiful city of Orinda, California: Resembling a Normandy style house in the quaint villages of provincial France is truly a beautiful property on a tree-lined street! Recently renovated this beautiful duplex, The Upper Floor Unit has classical arched windows, skylights and ceilings on almost half an acre plot. Cathedral living room ceiling is dramatic with coffered beams, wrought iron, high ceilings throughout. Overseen by owner and lovingly updated with unusual finishes and details. Completely furnished with Midcentury Modern furniture mixed with eclectic accessories, bed linens makes this a perfect alternative to the generic hotel stay. Perfect for visiting professors from U.C. Berkeley, Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Hall of Science, Business Travelers, or anyone wanting to visit the beautiful town of Orinda. Very Private and Peaceful yet close to everything! A delightful 5 Minute walk to Orinda BART (Rapid Commuter Transit), BUS stops and other transportation. Short walking distance to Orinda Downtown Theater District, Trendy Shops, Cool Coffee Houses, Hip Restaurants, Parks, Reservoirs, Recreation, Hiking/Biking Trails. 20 minute BART ride to San Francisco and direct BART line to San Francisco International Airport. Minutes away from Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Famous Rockridge Shopping District, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville. Easy access to HWY 24/680. Works very well for travelers or anyone without a car. It is an Excellent choice for Commuters, Professional Business travelers or anyone who's looking for a unique experience living in one of the wealthiest communities in this part of the Bay while staying close to San Francisco & Other East-Bay cities. Outside private Patio/Garden area to enjoy dinner, a glass of wine, or just soak up a little California sunshine while you relax. A local Farmer's Market opens on Saturdays, located few blocks from here. ALMOST CRIME FREE LOCATION. Orinda has been rated as one of the SAFEST cities in the entire East Bay.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis is an artists home and has a sophisticate yet livable ambiance. We are 1/2 block from a large natural preserve with endless views and hiking trails! As much as they would like! This a quiet yet friendly place. A neighborhood which is great for families, If you are considering moving to Orinda which has the BEST schools in the state, you may want to rent this home as a trail for moving to the ares! Bart is 1 1/2 miles down the hill and from there you can travel all over the bay area! Pets are welcome with a security deposit! $500.000. The yard is fenced in. Guest AccessYou may be a guest of the local private health Club with 6 days for $100.00 Interaction with GuestsAs much as they would like! The NeighborhoodThis a quiet yet friendly place. A neighborhood which is great for families, If you are considering moving to Orinda which has the BEST schools in the state, you may want to rent this home as a trail for moving to the ares! Getting AroundBart is 1 1/2 miles down the hill and from there you can travel all over the bay area! Other Things to NotePets are welcome with a security deposit! $500.000. The yard is fenced in.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceNewly renovated and approximately 460 square feet. Features vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, lots of light, hard wood floors, a gas-burning fireplace and a private entrance. There's also a private deck off the back, up in the treetops. Spacious kitchen is fully-equipped. There's also a desk, dining space, and a super-comfy pull-out queen sofa bed. This apartment is perfect for the executive or those needing a temporary, furnished space while renovating or searching for a home in the area. We are unable to accommodate long-term rentals at this time. Guest AccessThe apartment has a private entrance, so come and go as you please. Also, there's ultra-fast wireless internet, HD SmartTV with Netflix, Pandora & Hulu accounts, a BluRay player, and stereo system. We do NOT have cable or satellite TV. A Level-II EV charger available for those of you with a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle for an additional per-kWh fee. Interaction with GuestsWe are a busy family, and enjoy our privacy as much as you do. However, we are more than happy to answer questions or help out in any way possible, perhaps over a glass of wine? The NeighborhoodOrinda is a family-centric community. As such, rental of our apartment is contingent upon respect for our neighbors as if they were your own. The neighborhood is a popular walking route, so you'll frequently meet friendly locals walking by. The speed limit is strictly posted and enforced - please respect our neighborhood while driving. Getting AroundOrinda BART (approx 25 minute ride to downtown San Francisco) is less than 1.5 miles away, best achieved by car. There is bus service within a 1/2 mile walk from the apartment. Other Things to NoteOrinda has very limited public transportation and except for downtown, no sidewalks. It is advised you have a car to get around. If you have specific questions regarding transportation options, please just ask. A few guests have given us two stars for location and lack of public transportation, which was disclosed ahead of time. Please research where Orinda is before booking!
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Guest AccessAs our guest you will have access to our backyard amenities which include pool and heated spa, vineyard, and bocce ball court. Interaction with GuestsAs a long-time San Francisco hotel and restaurant owner, we will provide assistance in planning your visit at your request. The NeighborhoodOur home is walking distance to Orinda's quaint shops and restaurants. Getting AroundOur home is less than one mile from the nearest BART station, which can connect you with San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
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The SpaceThis is a private bedroom in a house with a bathroom across the hall. Beautiful wooden floors through out house well appointed kitchen. Oak trees and garden decks surround house hot tub on back deck I'm Deidre a massage therapist who has worked with many pro athletes including Lance Armstrong. Guest AccessPrivate bedroom, kitchen, washer and dryer, fireplace, living room, front and back deck, hot tub Interaction with GuestsOn arriving I show the house and sometimes Casual conversation The NeighborhoodOrinda is a charming town with several good restaurants and a beautiful art deco movie house. It's 30mins on the bart to SF Getting AroundBart is 5 minutes away by cab
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis rental 3200 sq ft main house, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, family room and entertainment room. Outside space includes large deck with gas BBQ, two separate flat play areas, sports court. Additional 600 Sq Ft 1 bdrm guest house with full kitchen also available (extra), in addition to main house. Guest AccessMost of the home is available to guests, a small office, and a closet are owner property and will be locked. Interaction with GuestsAnytime cell phone access to owners The NeighborhoodOrinda is a beautiful semi-rural community only 20 minutes from San Francisco. Getting Around2 miles from Orinda BART, there is a easy walking trail nearby for walking to Orinda (25 mins). 5 minutes from both downtown Orinda and downtown Lafayette. Easy access to freeway, 1 minute. Other Things to NoteThis property is set beautifully in the trees and hills of Orinda. Very private in the trees with walls of windows. Light filled with redwood ceilings. A small canyon runs along side the home and is a wonderful place to hike and explore. Deer and other wildlife are frequent visitors. There are two flights of stairs to the front door, and an additional flight to the main level. Guests should keep in mind that all members of their party will need to climb 3 flights of stairs to access the main living area. Once you arrive it is such a beautiful retreat you may not want to leave. There is a private guest house on the property which is also available on Airbnb and may be reserved with the main house or rented to other guests. The calendar for guest house is blocked off to book with the Main House for an additional fee of $150/night, unless the Main House guest does not require the guest house at which time its calendar can be open to other bookings.
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5br Home/Apartment
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Our mediterranean is happily situated on the east side of the Berkeley Hills. A short 20 minute drive or BART to San Francisco. An hour to Napa or Calistoga, 3 hours to Lake Tahoe (We have a Lakefront Cottage there). Nicely done in a clean style.
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The Space680 sq ft studio with full bath containing washer/dryer. Kitchenette has sink, microwave,refrigerator and serving utensils. No stove. One king bed, one twin bed, and two pull out couches. On site parking (within 20 ft of entrance). Guest AccessPrivate courtyard. Interaction with GuestsWe are a retired couple living on site and available to give assistance or make recommendations upon request. Otherwise you have total privacy. The NeighborhoodOrinda is a family oriented community with a semi-rural setting. The tree studded hillsides contribute to Orinda's esthetic beauty. It is in close proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations. Walking distance to hiking trails at Lafayette reservoir. Biking trails are nearby. Getting Around5 minute drive to BART an 25 minutes to San Francisco. Local taxi available.
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Excellent
19 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceRecently added per feedback from previous guests: desk & chair for working on a laptop, a mini fridge, and a microwave! A studio guest cottage with bed, bathroom and shower. There is no kitchen, laundry, or TV, it's really just a place to sleep and relax in a peaceful neighborhood outside the city. Cozy and super clean. Guest AccessJust the cottage. Interaction with GuestsI'm happy to meet you and answer any questions you might have about the space and the area. Beyond that I give my guests plenty of space and privacy. The NeighborhoodSurrounded by beautiful nature and unique landscapes, yet very close to Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco. One doesn't need to drive very far to enjoy great hiking trails, and there are restaurants in nearby downtown village of Orinda. Getting AroundDriving is easiest. There are AC Transit buses that run hourly but aren't always the most reliable way of getting around. BART is close by (5 minute bus or bike ride). The property is right off Moraga Way, about a mile from the 24. Other Things to NoteThere is regular road noise during waking hours, but the road is ~150 yards from the house, so it's not loud. If you are looking for true silence, a simple pair of earplugs will do the trick. By midnight its eerily quiet out here and about the only thing you'll hear outside are frogs, crickets, and the occasional coyote.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceYou'll love this charming cottage, which is perched at the top of a small, quiet hill, on our 1.4 acre lot near McDonnell Nursery. It has lovely views of the valley, and overlooks a wooded hillside. It's a great alternative to an apartment or condo, It truly feels like a secluded retreat. The detached cottage is located near the main house, however inside it feels quite private, as the majority of the windows face away from the house and toward the views. Included is a fully equipped kitchen with a gas range & oven, a full bathroom with a stand-up shower, and laundry on site. The main bedroom has a Queen sized bed, and there is an Aero bed for two additional guests which can be setup either in the bedroom, or in the living room (depending on your preference) (Note that some furnishings may differ from the photos) No smoking is allowed. Pets may be permitted, subject to an additional deposit, depending on the type. Guest AccessYou'll have complete access to the cottage, and are welcome to explore the 1.4 acre grounds. The patio and lawn directly in front of the main house are reserved for our family. Interaction with GuestsWe'd be glad to help in any way we can with your visit! Whether assisting with local transit options, entertainment recommendations, or etc, we are here to help! The NeighborhoodOn this side of the hills, we enjoy much warmer weather than our bay-side neighbors. Orinda has great parks, schools, & Library, and there’s a nice selection of local shops and restaurants. We can't forget the city's crown jewels: the beautifully restored Orinda Theater, and the fantastic 30’s vintage “Casa Orinda” restaurant. Getting AroundLocated just a 20 minute walk from the Orinda Downtown, and a 3 minute drive from the freeway and BART (20 minute walk to BART), It's difficult to find a better location in the Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga areas (often called “Lamorinda”). Orinda is just on the other side of the Berkeley / Oakland Hills, one BART stop past Rockridge. It’s only a 15-20 minute drive from Downtown SF.
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    The guest house is very comfortable and charming. It has outdoor sitting area and beautiful landscape are all designed to help you relax. A very short distance (3 miles) to Orinda BART station, fine coffee shops like Starbucks Coffee & Pete's Coffee and other restaurants. Everything is within a short distance. Ideal for those wanting to visit the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland, Berkeley), U.C. Berkeley, fashionable shopping (Rockridge) District of North Oakland, and Shopping in Lafayette, Walnut Creek or visiting St. Mary's in Moraga during the day, but desire to find solitude in the evening. Fabulous spot for a RELAXING GETAWAY! Close to all transportation including BART (BayArea metro system)..
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      The luxurious bedroom in our beautiful Orinda home has a private bath and a sunny sitting area. The rent includes cable TV with HBO, high speed internet, use of washer/dryer, gourmet kitchen, gorgeous grounds, and fenced swimming pool. All utilities, bedding etc. are included. The home owners (one couple) are downstairs in one wing and the rental space is upstairs in a separate wing. Orinda is lovely small town convenient to Concord, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and BART which is our rapid transit. Please no smoking and no pets.
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      1br Home/Apartment
        The guest house is very comfortable and charming. It has outdoor sitting area and beautiful landscape are all designed to help you relax. A very short distance (3 miles) to Orinda BART station, fine coffee shops like Starbucks Coffee & Pete's Coffee and other restaurants. Everything is within a short distance. Ideal for those wanting to visit the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland, Berkeley), U.C. Berkeley, fashionable shopping (Rockridge) District of North Oakland, and Shopping in Lafayette, Walnut Creek or visiting St. Mary's in Moraga during the day, but desire to find solitude in the evening. Fabulous spot for a RELAXING GETAWAY! Close to all transportation including BART (BayArea metro system)..
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        Bedroom
          The luxurious bedroom in our beautiful Orinda home has a private bath and a sunny sitting area. The rent includes cable TV with HBO, high speed internet, use of washer/dryer, gourmet kitchen, gorgeous grounds, and fenced swimming pool. All utilities, bedding etc. are included. The home owners (one couple) are downstairs in one wing and the rental space is upstairs in a separate wing. Orinda is lovely small town convenient to Concord, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and BART which is our rapid transit. Please no smoking and no pets.
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          Excellent
          61 reviews
          1br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceA WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE WHETHER IT'S RAIN, SUN or CLOUDS!! You can have the cabana wide open or closed, listen to Pandora or catch something on Netflix. Ideal for writing, preparing for meetings (wifi), walking the hills, day trips to wine tasting, the ocean, SF, Point Reyes, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Sacramento Train Museum, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. There's great shopping too. Guest AccessTotal private entrance and very safe. Private gate to property. Come and go at your leisure. You are welcome to share the pool and pool area with us. POOL IS NOT HEATED. I've had some hearty guests who dive in no matter the temperature. For the rest of us, after the winter it is covered and warms up nicely. You have a private patio area by the Tiki shower - wonderful for sunning. Interaction with GuestsI check in with you before you arrive to find out what best suits you and see if I can help with your stay. I need to know if you're expecting to entertain guests while here. I like to meet you when you arrive and help you learn all the perks of your lodging. You receive a welcome basket upon arrival and goodies for your first breakfast. If you need any suggestions or have a special need I will do my best to help you. The NeighborhoodThis a fabulous quiet residential neighborhood. There are loads of restaurants close by, a Safeway, RiteAid, CVS, gas, and more. Walnut Creek, Emeryville, Oakland and Berkeley offer live entertainment every night and great shopping. You don't have to go over the bridge. The local breakfast hangout is The Village Cafe or Geppetto's. My favorite is Petra - mediterannean fare next to our beautiful Art Deco movie theatre. For a great walk go to the Lafayette Reservoir - 3 mile paved walk and beautiful scenery & boating. Or walk the neighborhood here. Getting AroundMy location really requires a car or using taxi/Uber/Lyft. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is 6 min. away by car or bike. Biking back is a bit uphill so takes a little longer. I don't recommend biking for the casual biker. There is the County Connection Bus - comes at school times in morning and afternoon and only on weekdays. You can find more online. Other Things to NoteMy Cancellation Policy: I chose the Strict Refund Policy as a safeguard for long reservations. 5 days notice is too short for more than a 10 day reservation. SPECIAL FULL REFUND FOR 10-day OR LESS RESERVATIONS. If your reservation is 10 days or less I will accept a cancellation no less than 7-days before your reservation and refund you everything but the Airbnb fee. it's a simple process through Airbnb. No fuss. Just contact me.
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          My place is close to art and culture, great views, family-friendly activities, restaurants and parks..Good for solo adventurers and business travelers. Quiet, rural neighborhood. Windows face yard and hill view. Kitchen use limited as per agreements. Also appropriate for quests needing another space with single bed and private bathroom,. Large, spacious room with built-in single bed, desk and WIFI, no television. 2 day minimal reserve Access to large back yard and off street parking.
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          1br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceThe house was build in 1926 and was part of the holiday estate of the Ghirardelli family. It was build in the Spanish style and still exemplifies one of the nicest homes in that style in the area. The bedroom features a queen-size bed with a very comfortable mattress. Freshly remodeled bathroom has a walk in shower. Living room has a desk and comfortable chair to relax. Kitchen with dining area. The terrace is nestled under redwood trees and is the perfect place to read, work, dine, or simply relax. Guest AccessYou have access to the complete house as well as the terrace. Interaction with GuestsPlease let us know if you need any help with getting around, eating out, or going on a hike. We are a bi-lingual family and can communicate with you in English and German. The NeighborhoodThe house is located in a tranquil and safe neighborhood with lots of trees as well as the lovely greens of the Orinda Country Club. There are wonderful hiking areas within a 15 minutes car ride. Getting AroundBart is only 2 miles away, which gives you easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, and the two nearby airports in San Francisco and Oakland. The ride to San Francisco takes about 25 minutes.
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          4br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceMid-century modern, functional yet open. Guest AccessThe house is yours to enjoy and care for. The NeighborhoodOrinda prides itself in being a semi-rural town. Downtown is an adorable 6-7 block strip with a lot of the charms of the 60s. If that is not your cup of tea, Berkley, Jack London square, San Francisco and most of the Bay Area are a stone's throw away! Getting AroundThe Orinda Bart station is about a mile away. The closest grocery store is half way in between. Easy access to the freeway too.
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          3br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceThis warm and inviting 1930s vintage home features seamless in/outdoor entertaining spaces in a serene private setting w/plenty of places to play and explore. It has lush garden views on all sides, and with a nearly one-acre lot, it feels quite secluded. As you'll see in the photos the rooms are generously sized. The floors are primarily hardwood and carpet, and the fixtures and finishes are in nice condition, with lots of original hardware. The house has large living and dining rooms (our dining table seats 14 with the leaves, and we could literally do cartwheels in the living room before we moved our furniture in. There's nothing wrong with "grown-ups" doing cartwheels right??). There is lots of interior storage (cedar closets, pantry, etc), it's really a very comfortable home. The garden & lawn around the house are fully fenced, which makes this a great place for young children to enjoy the outdoors. The driveway offers ample parking space (we have had 8 cars parked), and there is plenty of overflow street parking. There is lots of "wild" space in our large yard uphill from the house, which adds to the feeling of being "out in the woods". If you want to be close to the city, but feel like you're out in the country, this is the place. There are three bedrooms. One has a Queen sized bed, one has a full/double bed, and one has a crib, 2 twin beds (which can be combined into a single king if desired) There is also an available Aero bed which can be setup as a 5th bed in any of the bedrooms, living room, etc. if desired. Guest AccessYou'll have exclusive access to the house, the surrounding yard, gardens, patio, and the "wild" hill behind the house. With the exception of the the detached guest house, you'll have your run of the place! Interaction with GuestsWe'd be glad to help in any way we can with your visit! Whether assisting with local transit options, entertainment recommendations, or etc, we are here to help! The NeighborhoodOrinda is a haven for families, and has great parks, fantastic schools, a great library. On this side of the hills, we enjoy much warmer weather than our bay-side neighbors. There's a nice selection of local shops and restaurants, and we can't forget the city's crown jewels: the beautifully restored Orinda Theater, and the fantastic 30's vintage "Casa Orinda" restaurant. Getting AroundLocated just a 10 minute walk from the Orinda Village, and a 3 minute drive from the freeway and BART (20 minute walk to BART), It's difficult to find a better location in the Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga areas (often called “Lamorinda”). For those who know the area, The house is located very near the Orinda Park Pool. Orinda is just on the other side of the Berkeley / Oakland Hills, one BART stop past Rockridge (21 minutes to SF by BART), and a 15-20 minute drive from Downtown SF (outside of rush hour).
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          1br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceThis apartment is very unique and appealing with a little sleeping cubby for one, a couch that opens for two and a lovely view of old oak trees in the large garden that offers wild life activity if the guest has attentive and quiet observation. There is a sweetness here and a restful environment of neighbors and friends. Guest AccessWhen necessary the owners might have to access the downstairs heating system. Tenants will be notified well ahead. Tenants have access to the garden on sunny days. Interaction with GuestsWe would be more than happy to help the guests learn about the city of San Francisco and the wonderful parks around the East Bay. The NeighborhoodThis is a unique neighborhood of highly professional people who work at home. Neighbors are very friendly and considerate. Getting AroundBART transit system is near by which only takes 20 minutes to reach downtown Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. Walking trails and parks nearby for wonderful views of the whole Bay Area and SF. Other Things to NoteThis is a single or couple person dwelling. All guests need to book ahead. This is an apartment best suited for a single occupant although couples are welcomed.
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          Excellent
          5 reviews
          1br Home/Apartment
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          Guest AccessThere is a sport court and small lawn on the property which the guests are invited to use. Two parking spaces are available for the guest house. The guest house also has a private balcony. Interaction with GuestsThe main house is occupied by the host and occasionally also rented out on Airbnb. Driveway, flat lawn and sport court are shared with the main house. Host is available via cellphone.
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          4br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceDesigned to be part of the natural elements it is surrounded by, this custom built compound features two villas separated by a fountain in the courtyard. The main home is owner occupied. Located in the exclusive community of Orinda it is a quiet, gated, private property on a hilltop offering spectacular valley views while only 3 miles from downtown Lafayette. Perfect for corporate relocation. Wonderful space for writers or company training retreats. Considering the location, owner presence and serene community setting it should be noted that this home is not offered as an event venue. The large, gourmet kitchen has a double oven, microwave, gas stovetop with retractable vent, breakfast area and coffee station. The formal dining room seats 8 -10. The large, club-style family room features a full sized wet bar. A quiet downstairs den features a queen-sized sofa bed and a full bath. Formal living room opens onto a peaceful, shaded patio and side yard. Full library can be closed off providing a restful workspace. Bedrooms include large walk in cedar closets, and attached private baths. The spacious master bedroom has its own fireplace, two walk-in cedar closets and the master bath has a large walk-in shower, sunken Jacuzzi tub, double sinks and separate WC with bidet. Amenities and appointments include hand rubbed Venetian plaster, details of carved oak trim, carved mahogany fireplace, coffered ceilings, recessed lighting. The pool area is accessible directly from the house. It offers a large table for outdoor dining and a lounge chair for poolside relaxation. A hot tub is attached to the pool; it's equipped with color led lighting to create a special atmosphere! After your swim you can enjoy the dry sauna in one of the full bathrooms on the main floor. Opportunities abound nearby for activities and sports; hiking, biking, riding, tennis, bocce, swimming, yoga, and boot camp workouts are plentiful in the area. Local eggs are just a walk down the road. The community has highly rated public and private schools. Weekly pool and garden maintenance. Outdoor gas grill. Full laundry room upstairs. Guest AccessThe one-of-a-kind home that you are renting is considered your private residence during your stay. You have your own pool, hot tub, dry sauna, garage and driveway. The common area between the homes is accessible. Two homes make up the private compound the main home is owner occupied. The owners do not have children or pets. Interaction with GuestsA property manager may be reached should you have questions or need assistance. Owners are very private. The NeighborhoodThe highly exclusive Happy Valley neighborhood offers an idyllic, semi-rural lifestyle with easy access to all that the San Francisco bay area has to offer. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds! Getting AroundBART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Lafayette station is less than 10 minutes drive (3 miles) from the home, parking is available at the station. Uber and taxis are also available. Other Things to NoteThe Happy Valley estate is a short thirty-minute drive to San Francisco. The Lafayette BART station offers parking and a quick, stress-free ride to the heart of San Francisco. Only minutes from the town centers of Lafayette and Orinda, you have easy access to dining, shopping, and public transportation. The nearest grocery store, pharmacy and emergency clinic are only a 10 minutes drive from the home. Centrally located, Napa and Sonoma are is less than an hour away. Local Uber, Lyft, and taxis are responsive.
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          The Space700 sq ft studio with full bath. Kitchenette has sink, microwave,refrigerator and serving utensils. No stove. One queen bed and one Murphy bed. On site parking (within 20 ft of entrance). Guest AccessPrivate courtyard. Interaction with GuestsWe are a retired couple living on site and available to give assistance or make recommendations upon request. Otherwise you have total privacy. The NeighborhoodOrinda is a family oriented community with a semi-rural setting. The tree studded hillsides contribute to Orinda's esthetic beauty. It is in close proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations. Walking distance to hiking trails at Lafayette reservoir. Biking trails are nearby. Getting Around5 minute drive to BART an 25 minutes to San Francisco. Local taxi available.
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          The SpaceThis is a private bedroom at a shared home. The huge, serene bedroom is 400 square feet and has no shared walls because it is located in a converted garage. This makes it a perfect place for an artists, musicians, or writers retreat, or a romantic couple's getaway. The bedroom has its own entry with locked door. However, you would share the bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room with the main house. You would walk from the bedroom under a covered walkway to enter the main home (only a few paces) The main house is a spiritual community house of 4 residents. You will be sharing the use of the house with 1-2 other residents during this holiday period. You'll find many Buddhas and shrines in the home and on the property. It is quiet, serene. You see deer and hear crickets every day. We ask that you respect the main space by moving through it mindfully and quietly, doing dishes right after you make them, and keeping it clean. There is wifi in the main house and my bedroom. Cell phone access is not good on the land. There is a land line you're free to use in the main house. There is a huge, gorgeous yard which you are free to explore. Interaction with GuestsI will not be in town. You will be on your own from Dec 23-Jan 1. Thereafter, my two male housemates will be around to help you with anything you need. The NeighborhoodThere are 2 great hiking parks within a 5-10 minute drive, and many more in the immediate vicinity. It is a 30 minute drive to Oakland or Berkeley, and an hour drive to San Francisco. Getting AroundThe BART subway station is 20 minutes away and you need a car to get there. You would need a car to stay at this home. Other Things to NoteThe bedroom comes with my cat Lakshmi, a sweet indoor-outdoor Maine Coone cat. She will mostly be running free outdoors, but will come around to eat kibbles and drink water. I ask that you refill the kibbles and water on stays of 2 nights or more, and give her affection if she wants to interact. She is welcome inside my bedroom (her litter box is there) if she wants to be inside.
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          4br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          Spacious 5 bedroom house located within walking distance of downtown Orinda and easy access to the entire Bay Area. Wonderful views, fantastic neighborhood and all the amenities needed for a fantastic and comfortable stay.
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          Bedroom
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          Private entrance via balcony. Located in suburban Orinda on a tree lined street. Perfect for someone who just needs a place to sleep. Excellent access to Highway 24 and Orinda Bart. Weekly min stay please. Shared bathroom with one other person.
          Home/Apartment
          5br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with Pool/Spa/BBQ/Sports Court very close to Orinda BART. A truly unique property with a fireplace and large outdoor area. Families preferred.
          Cottage
          2br Cottage
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          The SpaceWe live in a relaxed kid and dog friendly cottage just minutes away from BART and downtown Orinda. The home has 1 King sized bed downstairs and a queen bed in the open loft upstairs. There is a pull-out couch to accommodate more guests. We have a fenced in yard, front and back. This is a quiet neighborhood best suited for families or travelers looking for a safe and quiet spot to relax. Please note: -There is No A/C. Top bedroom is in attic which can get hot during day but cools off at night. -This is an old house which has its quirks. Guest AccessThe whole house is open with back and front yards. Interaction with GuestsI'm available by phone or text throughout your stay. The NeighborhoodRight off the main street, a safe a quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors. 5 minutes from library, Starbucks, grocery and restaurants. Getting AroundYou can take a 5 minute taxi to BART. Walking distance (1 mile) to downtown. 2 miles to BART Other Things to NoteWe have a baby/dog gate for inside the house. Washer/dryer. -We have a trampoline in the back -There is No A/C. Top bedroom is in attic which can get hot during day but cools off at night and is very pleasant to sleep in. -This is an old house which has its quirks but is equally as charming.
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          Bedroom
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          Guest AccessBathroom, kitchen, TV Getting AroundGetting around is a breeze. Easy 5 minute taxi ride to BART 20 mins to SF on BART Freeways are close Uber Walking distance to restaurants Other Things to NoteI have a small dog and a rabbit
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          1br house
            Come stay in a beautiful bedroom suite in Orinda! Swimming weather in August and September. Rapid transit from here to downtown S.F. takes only 30 minutes It makes this a perfect location if you are visiting in the Bay Area, house hunting, on a job assignment or just need a place to land for a while. Our house is beautiful, peaceful, comfortable and a convenient hotel alternative which offers more and is all inclusive. (no cost for parking, internet, etc.) You can move right in and have everything you need including morning coffee. There are no hotels anywhere near the price or nearly as nice in our area. And you will love it here! Sorry-No Pets. *What makes this so special?* Before you even get to the house you are a midst beautiful old growth trees, a lovely lake (getting smaller with the drought) housing ducks, geese, egrets, and even a heron. The outside of the house welcomes you with a large lawn, beautiful Oaks, flowers (whatever the deer haven't eaten), a swimming pool, barbecue, hammock, and lounge chairs. You will have a lovely bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed including fine linens and quilt and a sitting room and private bath for rent in our beautiful Orinda home complete with fast WiFi, new flat screen TV. with HBO, Showtime, ESPN, etc. All utilities are included. In fact there are no extra expenses. We have a lovely bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed including fine linens and quilt and a sitting room and private bath. Also fast WiFi, new flat screen TV. with HBO, Showtime, ESPN, etc. Overall, this is a beautiful place to live. We have a bright very large house with a modern well equipped kitchen and washer/dryer which you are welcome to share. The guest floor is completely separate from the family wing (my husband and me) which affords a lot of privacy for everyone. We are 1-1/2 miles from BART (our rapid transit) and, if you don't know, Orinda is probably the nicest and most convenient community in the East Bay and we have one of the nicest houses in the nicest part of Orinda. It's a great location. Step out the front door, walk around Lake Cascade and enjoy the ducks.. We are close to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and in the other direction close to Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. Guest comments: "This is even nicer than the pictures." "We felt very welcomed and happy during our stay with you." "It was such a pleasure staying in your beautiful home."
            Home/Apartment
            1br Home/Apartment
              Come stay in a beautiful bedroom suite in Orinda! Swimming weather in August and September. Rapid transit from here to downtown S.F. takes only 30 minutes It makes this a perfect location if you are visiting in the Bay Area, house hunting, on a job assignment or just need a place to land for a while. Our house is beautiful, peaceful, comfortable and a convenient hotel alternative which offers more and is all inclusive. (no cost for parking, internet, etc.) You can move right in and have everything you need including morning coffee. There are no hotels anywhere near the price or nearly as nice in our area. And you will love it here! Sorry-No Pets. *What makes this so special?* Before you even get to the house you are a midst beautiful old growth trees, a lovely lake (getting smaller with the drought) housing ducks, geese, egrets, and even a heron. The outside of the house welcomes you with a large lawn, beautiful Oaks, flowers (whatever the deer haven't eaten), a swimming pool, barbecue, hammock, and lounge chairs. You will have a lovely bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed including fine linens and quilt and a sitting room and private bath for rent in our beautiful Orinda home complete with fast WiFi, new flat screen TV. with HBO, Showtime, ESPN, etc. All utilities are included. In fact there are no extra expenses. We have a lovely bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed including fine linens and quilt and a sitting room and private bath. Also fast WiFi, new flat screen TV. with HBO, Showtime, ESPN, etc. Overall, this is a beautiful place to live. We have a bright very large house with a modern well equipped kitchen and washer/dryer which you are welcome to share. The guest floor is completely separate from the family wing (my husband and me) which affords a lot of privacy for everyone. We are 1-1/2 miles from BART (our rapid transit) and, if you don't know, Orinda is probably the nicest and most convenient community in the East Bay and we have one of the nicest houses in the nicest part of Orinda. It's a great location. Step out the front door, walk around Lake Cascade and enjoy the ducks.. We are close to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and in the other direction close to Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. Guest comments: "This is even nicer than the pictures." "We felt very welcomed and happy during our stay with you." "It was such a pleasure staying in your beautiful home."