Southwestern style home

Southwestern style home




Jul 2013

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

This home is in the Montclair neighborhood of the Oakland Hills. There are views of San Francisco and the bay from many windows. The hills are full of trails for walking, running, biking--all about 10 min away.
Montclair has a Sunday Farmer's Market and the street is closed for wonderful vegetable shopping. There is retail shopping and 2 supermarkets so that one doesn't have to go far. The center of Montclair is about a mile walk.
Downtown Oakland has some of the best restaurants in California. Lake Merritt has gondolas and a running path around the lake; about 3 miles.
San Francisco is a 25 min drive across the Bay Bridge and Marin County with Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and up to wine country is about a 45 min drive.
If you don't want to drive to San Francisco, park at the Bart (train) station and take the train into downtown SF (25 min) for some of the best shopping in Northern California, AT&T park for baseball and the beautiful embarcadero.

My home was built in 1993 after the Oakland Firestorm burned 3100 homes in this area. I designed it after Italian hill towns and Santa Fe where my great Aunt lived. The home steps up the hillside as do so many of the homes in the Oakland Hills.
The Master bedroom has a queen size bed and an armoire. There is a sitting room with a TV and cable. Doors open up from the sitting room onto the backyard with a large terrace and a gas fireplace. It is lovely to sit outside just before going to sleep. The bathroom has a tub with a shower, a separate space for the toilet. A washer and dryer are in a small room just before you go down the stairs to the second bedroom (with two twin beds) and the kitchen/ dining and living room--one large space without walls. The second toilet with sink is off the living room.


More about us

  1. Single female - I work for the Mayor and do community service

  2. I love my home and think it reflects the serenity and beauty that I want when I'm home.

  3. I am looking for a family that would like to do a year exchange with me. I will be studying French in Paris and, if at all possible, would love the atmosphere of a true Parisian home to take care off.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
So many excellent restaurants within 10 miles: Duende, Pican in downtown Oakland
Cool bars
Duende also has a wonderful bar, Crogans near my home is fun for watching sporting events
Cozy cafés
There is a coffee cafe on almost every corner all boasting wonderful coffee
Retail therapy
Montclair has many small shops for immediate shopping. Downtown San Francisco has some of the best shopping in Northern California
Bit of culture
Oakland Museum; Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in SF, Legion of Honor, DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park
Walks in the park
Lake Temescal is 10 min walk away, The top of the Oakland Hills along Skyline Drive is full of trails for walking, running and biking.
Spot of exercise
Everywhere is excellent for hiking, biking and walking.
Day tripping
Carmel, Muir Woods and Stinson Beach, Wine Country up north,

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