Newly remodeled entire lower level (I live on main level) of peaceful Montclair home. Separate entrance (down 22 stairs to get to space) and 100% private space, approx. 1000 square feet with plenty of room to spread out! Bedroom with comfy king bed, black out drapes for light sleepers, dresser, and large closet. New bath/shower and huge 18 x 13 living room space with sectional sofa, flat screen tv and desk. Loads of room to spread out! Fully stocked kitchen area with microwave, toaster oven, hot plate and all utensils you may need (no stove). New full size refrigerator, coffee, tea and water provided. Laundry if needed, shared with owner if staying 7 nights or more. Enormous private deck with table and chairs perfect for breakfast or just to enjoy the spectacular canyon views. This is your place to get away! Convenient location and easy access to Lake Merritt, Rockridge, Montclair Village, freeways, Bart, San Francisco, and more!
Private, Spacious and Newly Remodeled 1 Bed/1Bath + VIEWS!
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Mar. 2019
Easy going professional, quiet, and fun! Have a problem? I'll find a solution. Grateful to live and work in Oakland/Montclair, one of the most amazing places ever! Passion for animals (I only have 1 dog somehow), travel, and homes.
Karen purchased this House in 2008
Why Karen chose Forestland
Newly remodeled, very clean, large comfortable space with gorgeous canyon views. Quiet and peaceful yet so close to everything, including Rockridge, Lake Merritt, Montclair Village, freeways, Bart, SF and more.
What makes this House unique
Responsive and available 24/7 for anything you need.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect - Met every expectation!
After a questionable experience the last time we used homeaway, this experience FULLY restored my faith in the company. Karen's place was EXACTLY as shown and described. Quiet, peaceful, spacious and clean. Not too far from the hustle and bustle, but far enough away to enjoy some downtime when desired. Karen recommended a great restaurant right down the road that we ended up eating at twice! Karen was also very responsive if we had any questions or requests and absolutely respected our privacy. To put it simply, when we come back to the bay area, I already know where we'll be staying!!!
Quiet, private and a great sunrise.
Perfect for a stay in Oakland/Berkeley when you'd like a peaceful night.
Peaceful home in gorgeous forested setting
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed being in Karen's home. Close to everything but secluded in the hills with peaceful views of trees and valley below. We were able to cook delicious meals for ourselves and get all of our laundry done from a week of travels. Fabulous comfortable bed. Great shower. Very clean. We enjoyed our experience very much! Thank you Karen, for your kindness!
Our stay in Karen's home was wonderful. The ceiling to floor view of trees was a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Oakland. The king-size bed was very comfortable and had good quality linens. The bathroom was all new and had a great shower head. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was much appreciated. It was quiet in the unit even though it's under Karen's upper living space. She couldn't have been more gracious or responsive to our needs. We will return.
An Oasis in Oakland
My husband and I recently stayed at this property while visiting family in the East Bay area. It was a great spot to come "home" to. It had everything we needed - really clean and comfortable, quiet and on top of that it had a beautiful view and nice amenities. Before and during our stay the owner was very responsive and helpful. If we are in the area, we would like to stay here again. We enjoyed the village that was close by too. We weren't too far from freeways and Bart either. There is an outside staircase (sturdy with handrails) that leads to the unit - keep that in mind when packing your bags!
Peace and Quiet
I had the pleasure of staying at Karen's apartment for a week . To start with Karen is very responsive to enquiries and is a clear communicator which is always important when deciding to rent from a VRBO host. During my stay Karen was readily available to answer and address all questions of which there were very few.
The inside of the apartment is very spacious and SUPER clean...and the bed size and linens .....it must be a California kingsize bed, well I've never had a better nights sleep.
Upon leaving I did provide Karen with some feedback to enhance ones stay and she was very receptive. I'm always trying to provide little suggestion to VRBO hosts who have great accommodations that with some tweaking can make them even better.
The only "potential" drawback for someone elderly would be the location. The house is located up a two lane road with many twists and turns .... then you need to proceed on a very narrow road that doesn't allow for more than one car. I avoided driving back to the apartment at night for this reason. In addition there are about 20 steps that take you from the road down to the apartment. But once inside there is total peace and quiet.
Close to Rockridge and Bart Station, 1/2 hour to SF (no traffic), less than 5 minutes to various hiking trails. Easy access to anything in the SF Bay Area!
Additional information about rental rates
The one and only rule I have - please take your shoes off upon entry. My place is super clean, and I'd love to keep it that way for my guests :)