El Cerrito, California, United States

Hilltop Home near San Francisco

House 4 2 3
optional rent
$$2700 / month
About Our Home
Spacious, comfortable hilltop duplex house, beautifully furnished, offers breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay and Wildcat Canyon. All the amenities for a relaxing and luxurious retreat among the treetops, yet only a short drive to SF, public transit, shopping, and freeways. Large, light-filled, quiet, and elegant contemporary duplex townhome (approximately 1600 sq. ft.) surrounded by trees and hills, with beautiful views of Wildcat Canyon and SF Bay. Tranquil, quiet, private, and safe. Includes huge sunny living room with lots of comfortable seating, working fireplace, hardwood floors, vaulted 16-ft ceiling, sliding glass doors to large deck (25 ft long); front porch; separate dining room (can accommodate 10 at the large square table); fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher; separate pantry with washer/dryer; and marble-floored powder room upstairs. Downstairs, there's a very large master suite with king-size bed, walk-in closet and marble bath, a guest room with queen sofabed and walk-in closet, additional full bath, and separate office (bonus room), plus another enormous deck (37 ft long). Sliding glass doors onto deck from all three downstairs rooms. Stunning views of Wildcat Canyon, tall trees and SF Bay from every room. Decks fully furnished with dining table and chairs, chaise, porch swing, worktable, and numerous chairs and ottomans for relaxing. Surrounded by wildlife, steps from famous hiking trails, bicycle paths, major golf course right next to townhouse. Swimming pool and tennis court in complex. Lovely playground and park a few minutes away. Only a short drive to public transportation, great shopping, restaurants, and freeways 80 and 580. San Francisco is a 20-40 minute drive, or 30 minutes by public transportation. The lovely campus town Berkeley is only a few minutes away, with its charming neighborhoods, great restaurants, theaters, and shopping. Oakland, a destination city in its own right, filled with quirky neighborhoods and vibrant local culture, is also close by. There is a 2-car garage available. Additional parking for guests in front of house.
Wonderful and diverse restaurants nearby in Albany and Berkeley
Berkeley and Oakland have great cafes and clubs
Big supermarket only a few minutes away, farmers market nearby
Many cultural opportunities in nearby San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland
Hiking trails steps from the house, golf course next door, swimming pool and tennis courts in complex, playground nearby, opportunities for surfing, windsurfing, etc.
San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, Napa and Sonoma Counties for wine touring
Special Events
Concerts, shows, festivals, parades, etc. all year 'round
So much to do, so close -- a great base for exploring the San Francisco Bay Area

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Member since: Jan 2015
Availability:   Within the next 3 months
Prior exchanges: 0

  Our Dream Trip

destinations Anywhere,  Italy
destinations Anytime
We are interested in a home exchange of from 6 weeks to 3 months, anytime during April, May or June.

  About Us

  1. We are a mature professional couple, semi-retired. Our grown daughters live in nearby Oakland.
  2. We have traveled all over the world, and lived in Paris for 7 years until last year
  3. Vicki was a marketing executive and professor of marketing; Bob was a medical journalist with his own radio talk show

  Personal Message

This would be our first home exchange, although we have stayed in other people's homes while on vacation. We love Italy and would be delighted to spend more time there, particularly in Rome. We love exploring different cultures, art, architecture, antiques, history, and cuisines. We are careful, considerate and respectful guests who would treat your property as we would our own. We would be happy to care for any pets you may have.