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Treehouse retreat with private deck and parking in Montclair

Oakland, California, United States
Rates from USD $3300 | Monthly

Guest House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From March 18, 2024


Peaceful, modern, and centrally located, it feels like you are in a treehouse, away from the bustle, but you can walk to anything you need, including the Farmer's Market and Shepherd Canyon Trail. Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck while listening to the birds and the bubbling creek below, or a glass of wine or tea while the sun sets and the owls begin to hoot. This is your hopping off point to visit the Bay Area; you can be in SF in 20 minutes or in wine country in less than an hour. ****** Location: We are just a few minutes drive to Hwy 13, Hwy 24, I-580, and a plethora of hiking/biking trails. Within walking distance in Montclair Village, you will find great restaurants; grocery stores; pharmacies; coffee, cheese, and chocolate shops; bookstores; specialty shops; yoga and other fitness classes; a farmer’s market; basketball, tennis and pickleball courts; a large park with a picnic area, grass fields, a duck pond, and play structures; and a nice walking trail. For your immediate/last minute needs, there is a 7-11 convenience store within ~3 minutes by walking, as well as a local coffee shop, brewpub, and nail salon. Bedroom & work space: Sleep on a dreamy Casper queen-size mattress with a duvet comforter, luxury sheets, and several different pillow options. The bedroom has a large closet with shelves and a desk for working. There is a laptop stand and anti-fatigue mat for your use. Upon request, we can move a Jarvis standing desk and Capisco Chair by HÅG (ergonomic chair) into the unit. Entrance & deck: The guest suite is built above the garage and has its own entrance and a private outdoor deck with chairs and a small side table. We often go an entire stay without seeing or hearing our guests. Kitchen: There is a full kitchen with an electric cooktop, refrigerator, microwave/mini oven combo, toaster, and Keurig coffee maker or regular coffee maker. Basic spices and olive oil are also provided. Living room: Snuggle up on the cozy love seat from Room & Board, or sit in one of the comfortable chairs while watching a movie on the large UHD smart TV. Dining: The dining table, which I re-finished, was my grandfather’s growing up (he would have turned 100 this year). It is expandable to accommodate several people or just to have more surface space, though there is a desk in the bedroom. Bathroom: The bathroom is small, but it has a full-size tub/shower with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Toiletry-type items are also provided (shampoo/conditioner/body wash/lotion). Parking: There is parking in the driveway for one car or street parking is readily available. ****** Other things to note: This property requires the ability to climb a set of stairs from the top of the driveway where you park to the second floor (the suite is built above the garage); if parking on the street, it will require another set of stairs or a walk on the steep driveway. The guest suite is attached to the home we live in, but has its own entrance and feels very private. For the most part we do not go into the room that is situated in between the home and the guest suite (we use it for storage of various items). If you need to do laundry during your stay (and don’t want to go to a laundromat), our laundry room has an exterior door and we can work something out. The parking is up a short, but steep driveway and is a narrow spot with little room on either side of the car. Though we use it without issue. If you want to see more pictures or read our 5* reviews, checkout our Airbnb listing.




Suited For

Property Type
Guest House


From March 18, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Our start and end dates could change as we book renters. Just reach out and we can chat about it.


Guest House in Oakland, California, United States

Closest University

Mills College School of Education

Nearby Universities
University of California, Berkeley | Lane College


Nearby Cities

Orinda | Berkeley | San Leandro | Lafayette | Moraga

Comments: We are ~1 minute drive to Hwy 13, and just a few more minutes to Hwy 24, I-580, universities and hospitals, and a plethora of hiking/biking trails. You can walk to Montclair Village.

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3300 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Depending on your length of stay, we can include a cleaning service


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Comments: If you need a car occasionally, we can work something out with our Prius.




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio

Dedicated Parking









Comments: The washer/dryer would be shared with us but we can be flexible with your needs.


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Individual Outside of Academia

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Trust Score (7)
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