The Harbord Residence

oakland, san francisco & bay area
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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$448 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful 3-bedroom home, 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, includes attractive living areas, charming details and plenty of space for kids. Fifteen minutes from Berkeley in the affluent Rockridge hills, it is near excellent restaurants and boutiques yet quiet and mellow. Living and dining areas are attractive with lots of light; the kitchen was recently remodelled and all beds are made up with great linens and pillows. Tech details include WiFi throughout, Roku (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, tons of Roku channels including NHL but no cable), DVDs, and Sonos for music. There are 2 HD flat-screen TVs - a 32" in the living room and a 40" in the guest bedroom.

Why Kids Love it

This lovely home in a great Oakland neighborhood includes a bright and cheerful children’s bedroom with bunkbeds and plenty of books and toys. The third, guest, bedroom is often used as a children’s cinema room and has a large TV and Roku. There is also a fun yard to play in with a trampoline. It’s a relaxing and fun outdoor space. The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac, very close to parks and nature areas for walking with kids. Oakland's many and varied attractions for kids include Fairyland, the Museum of Children's Art, the Junior Center of Art and Science, and the Oakland Museum of California, which runs special family programs.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: One month. There is a 14% occupancy tax on all bookings, which will be charged separately. Please note that the hosts will not accept more than 6 guests, including kids; air beds can be provided for flexibility on request. This is a split-level home with stairs down to the property from the front gate, then stairs up to the second level. Please ask the host if stair gates are required as she may be able to source them. Note: no pets, no parties and no smoking. This is a family home. No overnight guests without prior approval. No landline - guests must have a cell. There is no Comcast or cable TV. The owners have a dog, who will be away during your stay; while the house is very clean, it may not suit those with pet allergies. Given hills and stairs, this residence does not suit the mobility impaired. The house has a washer-dryer. There is easy parking in front of the house - there are 2 BART stations a 5-minute drive away but a car is recommended. Guests are kindly asked to have a complete profile before booking, including a clear photo.

About the Location

The house is in the Rockridge area of Oakland, an attractive, affluent, friendly East Bay neighborhood with lush landscaping and architecturally diverse homes. It is in the hills so the walking is great; you can walk to Montclair in 10 minutes. It is a fabulous neighborhood for families - very convenient to charming ‘villages’ such as Glenview and Montclair with lots of great parks nearby, including Lake Temescal and Redwood Regional Park, Montclair Park and many others. It is quiet, peaceful, family-friendly, diverse and has many fun family restaurants and activities within 15-20 minutes. It is 50-60 minutes from Santa Clara and 15 minutes from Central Berkeley and the UCB campus. There are 3 highways closeby (580, 24 and 13) making it easy to reach San Francisco, Palo Alto, Marin, Napa and beyond. San Francisco is 30-60 minutes away by car, and SFO is a 35-minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is set over 2 floors and has a garden. The downstairs includes a large open plan living space with lounge area and dining table, plus a kitchen. There is access to the garden. The upper floor includes a master bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom with bunk beds and guest bedroom with full/double bed. The guest bedroom is used as a kids movie theater and has Roku and a 40” TV. Outside space includes a yard and garden with trampoline.

Style Notes

Charming, cozy family home. Uncluttered and somewhat minimalist, the residence has family-friendly furnishings and is attractively furnished and luxurious. The bathroom and kitchen were recently remodelled and the house as a whole is sunny and light. There is a cozy feel to the living room with a fireplace, recessed lighting, garden view, fairy lights and attractive decor. We love the wood flooring, the monochrome bathrooms and the unique items from wicker baskets to artwork and carved wooden idols.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 full / double
1 bunk bed
1 air bed
Sarah W.
Member since January 28, 2016
Bay Area native with deep knowledge of Northern California. Lived on the East Coast for 10 years and loved it. Longtime East Bay resident, at UCB for undergrad and grad. World traveler. Love learning about other cultures, and great conversations with new people. Traveled extensively all over Asia, Europe; Americas and Africa. British parents. Raised with a global, cross cultural sensibility .. love travel and adventure :-) Mom to a cool and amazing young son - my 10 year old scholar and athlete, animal lover, scientist and super social scalawag. Love nature and everything outdoors. Frequently hiking, in Tahoe, and on mini adventures around California and the Northwest. Avid fan of the arts, of technology, science, innovation, leadership. Food and wine enthusiast with a native's knowledge of BA restaurants and wineries. Your rental fees allow me to explore the world, so thanks for your interest in my home!

Oakland, San Francisco & Bay Area

Culture, countryside and a cute 50's theme park

San Francisco’s biggest port and the third largest city in the Bay Area, Oakland is big and diverse. Spend a calming morning down at Lake Merritt, boating, feeding ducks or walking around the water, then get hands on at the Chabot Space and Science Center in the afternoon. Take a nature trek in the hills, then return to the city center for people watching, coffee and shopping in Jack London Square. Visit Children’s Fairyland with your tots, a theme park dating to the 1950s, or use the city as a base to explore the wider area, from the beautiful countryside of rural California to the sightseeing spots of San Francisco.