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“Lovely spacious retreat with even lovelier hosts!”
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7 reviews
What a pretty house!
Feels like a hidden gem
Desk in sitting room with couch and TV.
Private sitting room with TV, Couch, and desk
Another sitting area outside the bedroom.  Nice place to read.
Where to go and what to do.
Great kitchen with dining area
Dining table outside kitchen and you can barbecue.
Lots of places to hang out and eat.
Choose to sit in the sun or shade and swim or play pool.
Lots of fruit trees.
the yard is pretty.
Flowers the deer haven't eaten.
House looks out to trees.
Lake around the corner. One mile walk around the lake.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Orinda, California

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Excellent - based on 7 reviews
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Ginny J
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely spacious retreat with even lovelier hosts!”
Reviewed 10 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Wow. We couldn't have had a nicer stay with our hosts, Linda and Erik. The grounds are beautiful, just as pictured on the site, with lots of lush landscaping and flowers. There were several patio areas with seating, including a pool area complete with a pool table available to guests.

The house itself, and our quarters, reminded me of an English cottage, light and airy and with windows that swing outward. (I wanted to swing them open each morning and sing "Oh What A Beautiful Morning..." but then thought better of it, as we definitely want to back sometime!)

Once inside the home, we were greeted with a chalkboard sign welcoming us by name. There were fresh cut flowers in the kitchen as well as our bath and apartment. Our quarters were on the second floor and included a nice bright bedroom (with a comfortable queen bed, full dresser and nightstand) and an adjoining room with a very comfortable couch (makes into sleeper), nice writing desk, a good-sized TV, and closet. While the bathroom wasn't an ensuite, it was just a few steps from our quarters. It included a good-sized shower, generous counter space with two sinks, and plenty of drawer space. They even had an assortment of toiletries available there in case we'd forgotten something.

Linda and Erik could not have been lovelier or more hospitable, thoughtful and accommodating in every way. For our use, they had cleared an entire shelf in the fridge and a large area in the pantry, and there was an "overflow" fridge located on the patio just outside the kitchen. They spend most of their time in a separate wing of the house on the main floor and we felt like we had plenty of privacy when we wanted it, and enjoyable company when we crossed paths with them.

We came over Memorial Day weekend 2018 for our son's graduation. Being from Texas where it had already hit 100 degrees, we thoroughly enjoyed the cooler weather and made good use of our windows and outdoor sitting areas. Instead of feeling like we were imposing when our son visited, they were welcoming and showed a genuine interest in him.

We really can't thank Linda and Erik for such a delightful stay. We definitely hope to stay with them again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Passport7...
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 5 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

We felt very welcome in this beautiful, idyllic and quiet vacation home. Very bright and clean rooms with splendid views into the nature all around the house despite being in a short driving distance to S.F, Berkeley, Oakland and so on ....
Linda and Erik are very helpful and exceptional hosts who turned out to be friends....
We enjoyed our stay and we will definitely come back for a visit should we be in this area again...
Thank you Linda, thank you Erik

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 May 2018
Thanks Rosi. We miss you already and hope your jet lag doesn't last long. It was wonderful having you and your family with us.
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mriprock
Barrington, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A hidden gem tucked away in the hills”
Reviewed 18 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I spent a satisfying month at this beautiful home in Orinda. Linda and Erik were helpful but unobtrusive hosts, giving us lots of tips about activities and places to visit, best restaurants in town... and even a good movie to go to locally.
The accommodations were spacious and clean, and filled with light in the living room, where we also found an abundance of good reading. Most importantly for us, the internet connection was reliable and quite fast. We would highly recommend this property for anyone w
ho wants to be centrally located in the East Bay, but who also values their privacy.

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Management Response
19 Mar 2018
Thanks Mary. As you know we enjoyed having you and Bruce in our home and would assure any other home owner that are wonderful guests.
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NancyC332...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comforts of Home”
Reviewed 17 January 2018 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

I felt extremely welcome and the hosts became my friends instantly! I was starved when I came in the first night and Linda gave me a beautiful bowl of fruit. I felt free to come and go and yet Linda and Erik were always there for me.

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scvisher
Orinda, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful close in suburban home”
Reviewed 16 January 2018 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Hosts have a beautiful house in suburb of Orinda, a short commute to San Francisco, Oakland or Berkeley

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jan 2018
Thank you for the kind words.
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