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Vacation Home Views, Privacy, Close to 3 Great Cities, New Modern Upgrades

Oakland, California, United States
Rates from USD $4500 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From December 1, 2023 until December 31, 2024


We are being assigned to Washington, DC for a year, as was a Sabbatical Homes person from whom we first rented when we moved here 12 years ago. While we rented from them for a year, we scouted and found this amazing home up in the Oakland hills. It's incredibly private with awesome sunset-facing views. Although its location and views make it feel like a simple vacation home that you would drive hours to flee to, it's only minutes from Oakland, SF, and Berkeley. And inside we have upgraded everything in the last 5 years. It is a mile up the hill from a lovely little village with stores, restaurants, etc., and it is a half-mile walk up to outstanding trails - some sunny, some that go deep into an ancient redwood glade. We are a 12-minute drive to a regional BART train station that takes you to SF, SF and Oakland airports, as well as to Berkeley and Amtrak. I ride my e-bike to my job at UC Berkeley. It takes me about 25 minutes. Or it is about a 15-minute drive to campus. The short dead-end or cul-de-sac street has 4 homes with very lovely neighbors. The only one that is actually next to us is occupied by our oldest child and their spouse in one unit and a lovely young couple in the other. Our niece lives in the private unit that is downstairs from us (separate entry). We have a double-lot, so there is outside room for children and/or a dog. The deck and flagstone patios are spacious, so it's a great place to have guests over. We will never move from this place (indeed, as you have read, we are slowly attracting our young adult children to be near us). So, we are looking for someone to enjoy it and care for it for the year we are gone.




2,000 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From December 1, 2023 until December 31, 2024

Minimum Stay

6 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Prefer 12/1/23 start of rental. Prefer full year rental.


House in Oakland, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Saint Mary's College of California | Mills College at Northeastern University

Piedmont Pines

Nearby Cities

Berkeley | San Jose | San Francisco

Comments: Easy access to entire SF Bay Area and to 3 international airports. 1 mile from freeway, 2 miles from public transportation. 1/2 mile from amazing hikes in redwoods.

Explore the Area


  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $4500 Monthly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service can be discussed


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: House is at the bottom of a dead end. Big deck offers full view of the canyon, city, and SF Bay. 34-year old niece rents unit below; she's single, quiet, and knows area. Our oldest child lives next door. No neighbors see our home or yard.

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with plants or garden

We have a weekly gardener and irrigation system. If you LIKE to garden, it's a beautiful place to do so.





High Speed Internet


Cable or Satellite



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning








Comments: Incredibly safe and private home. Can't be seen from streets yet is right in city. Amazing views. Kitchen renovated 5 years ago - beautiful. Master bedroom suite totally renovated 2023. Huge deck. Second lot.


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