San Francisco is a short train ride from our home in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood

San Francisco is a short train ride from our home in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood




Sep 2009

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Bathrooms

About our home

This is a vintage 1918 craftsman home in Oakland's best neighborhood, Rockridge. It was completed repainted and the hardwood floors were refinished two years ago. Two bedrooms, one bath, formal dining room, and a huge, light-filled, eat-in kitchen. Good sized backyard with table/umbrella/four chairs, a gas grill. and a year-round vegetable garden and lots of flowering plants. Satellite TV and WiFi available for your use. We have one indoor cat who will need daily feeding and catbox cleaning.

Our home is just off College Avenue in the North Oakland neighborhood of Rockridge. There's a BART (subway) station for easy access to San Francisco (20 minute ride) just 15 minutes from our door. College Avenue has great restaurants, clothes and jewelry shops, cafes, bookstores, and a Trader Joe's. A 15 minute walk north puts you in Berkeley's Elmwood neighborhood (more restaurants and a movie theater, and another 15 minutes beyond that is University of California at Berkeley. A 15 minute walk up into the hills from our home gets you "The View" of SF, the Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

We are a couple in our early 60s, both professionals. Jane is a librarian working for Oakland Public Library and I (Michael) am an accountant for a nonprofit developer of affordable housing. We love reading, walking and hiking, theater, movies, swimming, preparing healthy food from our garden, enjoying our new grill, eating out, and travel. We're politically active and spiritually inclined. I have a grown daughter who recently graduated college and is back living in the area. Last year we did our first home exchange with a Parisian family and it worked out very well.


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