The Lower Piedmont Residence

piedmont, oakland
5 bedroom - 3 bath
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Perks for the Parents

This spacious family home has large open living spaces, a spa tub and an outdoor heated pool and is close to farmer’s markets, world-class restaurants (many of which deliver) and a playground. A great house in which to enjoy the sunny East Bay climate and time with your family, it also includes a chef’s kitchen and a large master suite with spa bathroom, living area and private patio. Enjoy a soak in the spa tub, or a dip in the heated, outdoor pool. The hosts also have several great babysitters they can recommend so you can have a night out in Oakland, San Francisco, or Napa/Sonoma wine country which is only 45 minutes away. A treadmill and spin bicycle is available onsite and a full gym is only a mile away. There are lots of family-friendly activities to do in Oakland, San Francisco, and outdoors in the Oakland hills.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys, books and games for kids under age 8 to enjoy. There is a dedicated playroom on the first floor, filled with whimsical art, toys and a costume closet. In addition to a large TV and comfy couches for movie nights, the family room also includes a child-sized table and chairs perfect for art projects. Older kids may like the Playstation 4 and large collection of board games. Upstairs there are 2 kids' bedrooms (both with full size beds), filled with more books and toys to discover. Finally, the outdoor pool and lounge chairs will entice kids of all ages. Take a short walk through the redwood trees to reach a newly-renovated playground or pull the kids in a double wagon down to nearby business district, filled with shops and restaurants.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week. The house is set up for children ages 3 and older (and is not childproofed for toddlers). There is 1 staircase with no child gates. The pool has an automatic safety cover (rated for child safety), but no gates or fences. The downstairs of the house is wired with speakers and set up with Chromecast on the speakers and TVs. There is ample street parking available. No pets allowed. A travel crib, baby toys and a high chair (along with other baby essentials) are available upon request. Car rental is useful but not essential with excellent public transit links in the area. Access to San Francisco is easy by car (20 minutes with light traffic), BART train (station 1.5 miles away), transbay bus (5 minute walk), or ferry (10 minute drive).

About the Location

The residence is in Piedmont, an upscale residential community near some of Oakland's most desirable neighborhoods. Perfect for exploring Northern California's urban and natural beauty, the house is within walking distance of great parks, several business districts and is a short drive/bike to Uptown, Rockridge and Temescal. Day/overnight trips to Marin (45 mins), Napa/Sonoma (45 mins), Point Reyes (1.5 hours), Santa Cruz (1.5 hours), Monterrey (2 hours), Tahoe (3 hours), Yosemite (4 hours), and even LA (6 hours) are all possible by car. The house is also easy to reach from Oakland International Airport (15 minutes by car, 25 minutes by BART) or via San Francisco International Airport (40 minutes by car, 1 hour by BART).

Accommodation Details

The house is set up with 5 bedrooms (3 upstairs, 2 downstairs) and 3 full bathrooms. One of the 2 first floor bedrooms is set up as a guest room (queen bed and desk, full closet), the other as a playroom with a queen-sized sleeper sofa. The full bathroom downstairs is equipped with a steam shower. The upstairs master suite has a kingsize bed, living space with sofa and TV, large bathroom, and private outdoor patio. The other 2 upstairs bedrooms each have full beds and share a bathroom (with tub) and access to an outdoor patio (easily locked off for small children). The kitchen is attached to the main open living space which also opens into the front patio with a large outdoor dining table. In the back of the house is a large family room with a TV, children's activity area, bar and views into the backyard and pool. The backyard includes a patio with gas grill, a lush garden and large heated pool.

Style Notes

Modern luxury. This light-filled home combines sophisticated style with comfort. The bright and welcoming interiors are filled with unique art and Scandinavian furniture, with plenty of appeal for younger children. The chef's kitchen includes a large marble island for family breakfasts or casual socializing. Outdoor spaces are abundant and allow you to take advantage of the sunnier, warmer climate in the East Bay. The playroom is stocked with toys and coloring for kids, and the children’s bedrooms have whimsical touches, including a neon heart, paintings and a felt dinosaur head. We love the spacious layout, the cream Eames lounger and the fantastic kitchen, tiled with subway tiles and decorated with a French epicerie sign.

  • 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
Bedding
SLEEPS 12
1 king
1 queen
2 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
2 air bed
Crib
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Medium
Erin S.
Member since June 16, 2014
Mom, dad and two kids (almost 5 year old boy/girl twins). We live in the Bay Area, but love to travel and explore new places. As a family we enjoy hiking (through the forest or the city), theater, swimming, and building with Legos.

Piedmont, Oakland

Bay Area family fun at your fingertips

This east Bay Area town is completely surrounded by the city of Oakland, and is within easy reach of San Francisco and beyond. Walkable but hilly, it has some great parks for kids. Oakland’s zoo and Fairyland are close by for traditional family fun, while day trips to wine country and beyond are easy from this family-friendly base.