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    We stayed at the Rockridge Bungalow for 3 nights and it was perfect. It is unusual and quirky and full of character. It was well appointed, had everything we needed. Michelle has thought it all through. We particularly liked its location, just round the corner to College and a 15 minute stroll to the BART.

    October 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCandirisk

    Our stay in the bungalow was very good! Everything was very clean and the house is so neat and cute! We decided to stay in Oakland to visit San Francisco and surrounding areas because of the more attractive prices. It is important to note that this house is in a very charming and safe neighborhood, pretty close to Berkeley University. Michelle, the house owner, is awesome! Very quick to respond all questions that I had!
    Overall, 5 stars!

    October 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea M.

    My family enjoyed a great stay here last weekend. Comfortable bedroom with plenty of hanging/storing space, cozy bed, plenty of amenities. Just a short jaunt to all that College Ave. has to offer...so many great restaurants and shops. When we're in the Bay Area again this will be our go-to.

    October 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersouthpawsmitty

    We rented the Rockridge for one month (April 15 - May- 15) and were extremely pleased. It was clean, comfortable, attractive and had lots of sunny windows. The owner gave great service when needed (I had a small, insignificant "problem" and she addressed it immediately. The owner provided lots of information about the area - restaurants, etc. I loved being able to walk to Market Hall, Trader Joe's and all the restaurants, book shops, etc on College Ave. The enclosed back yeard was great for my two little grandchildren!

    October 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLin

    Michelle - thank you for letting me stay in your wonderful apartment. I found it very comfortable and well equipped. It was very close to grocery stores and restaurants as well as the fabulous Sunday market. For me it was also close to my son's house so that i could visit my little grandson.
    The next time i come out for a visit, i hope your apartment will be available again. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs to be in Oakland.

    October 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Johnston

    My husband & I stayed here for a week while visiting nearby relatives. It was a really short walk to College Ave. where we found many restaurants, bars, shops & book stores. The BART stop was really close, too. We walked everywhere and felt very comfortable. The apartment was a little noisy from the upstairs tenants and their dog sometimes, but not too late or too early. Most likely, we'll be back!

    October 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelani L.

    The unit is very well appointed, including being greeted by a dozen chocolate chip cookies. It had all we needed and was nicely decorated with many little touches. We arrived during the coldest days of the year (the lawn was frozen). It took some time for the space heaters to kick in; however, once they did, the unit was comfortable. We love to walk, so the area was perfect. We had a car part of the time and parking was usually available within a block or two. Remember this is the city. Occasionally we heard the other tenants, but that never lasted more than a short time. We never felt disturbed.The owner was very responsive to my questions. Don't miss the Market Hall and the shops on College. Walk past the freeway to see more stores and restaurant. Very good used clothing stores, including vintage clothing.Also check out the Piedmont and Temescal area.

    Owner response: Nanette - So happy you enjoyed your stay at the Rockridge Bungalow and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Thanks for a great review! Michelle

    January 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNanette

    Have now lost count the number of times that we've stayed at the Rockridge Bungalow. It's a great location within easy walking distance of restaurants and bars and of course Bart. We did the usual kind of things when we stay there - Bakesale Betty's for great fried chicken sandwiches, Rick and Ann's in Claremont for breakfast and of course Betty's ocean View diner for breakfast too. Managed to hit the monthly flea market on treasure island (best views of the city too!) and the massive flea market on Alameda early one Sunday morning. Always a pleasure to stay in Rockridge and great to come home to a comfortable apartment. I would also suggest that you meet the charming Nigel who lives upstairs (a black pug puppy!)

    November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIan

    The house was just perfect. Close to everything. Great restaurants, shops, a beautiful, huge park & of course my family. AND, it was absolutely immaculate. I definitely plan to stay there again.

    Owner response: Hi Mallory - so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the glowing review - the bungalow is very conveniently located to many of the areas highlights. We look forward to hosting you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Michelle

    June 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKauf

    Everything was as described and was very clean, darling place with great light, Michelle left us stocked with soap and everything we might need, even including a travel toothbrush (so nice!) The bed was pretty comfy (I am very picky!) and its in a good location for easy access to all the fun spots in Rockridge, Temescal, Berkeley, etc. We hope to come back sometime soon! Thank you Michelle!

    May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinsey

    Amazing location, walking distance to fantastic restaurants (Yum- A Cote) and delicious coffee (Cole coffee - wow!) Rental was spacious, clean and bright. We had a car but walked most everywhere and took BART into SF. Would definitely stay there again.

    Owner response: Hi Jennifer - very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the bungalow, and thanks so much for the nice review. You will need to return for at least another visit or two or three to try all the great restaurants and cafes that Rockridge has to offer. Warm regards, Michelle

    April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

    Woah - this bungalow is the perfect getaway for a couple or small family. We were welcomed with a cozy atmosphere and elegant decor. We were within walking distance of many great shops and restaurants. The owner's recommendations on places in the area were superb. The location worked out well for us as we wanted to visit sites in San Francisco and wine country. We plan to stay here again and will recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

    Owner response: Hi Aaron - I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the bungalow and the restaurants and cafes that I suggested. Rockridge is a bustling area, so it's not hard to come up with great recommendations. You'll have to hurry back and try a few more! Warm regards, Michelle

    April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

    We recently completed our second stay at the Rockridge Bungalow within a nine month period. The fact that this time we stayed there for a full month, (31 days), should be a clear indication about how much we enjoy this place. It is cozy, is well appointed with a pleasing decor, and has every convince needed for a comfortable extended stay. The location is outstanding, being within walking distance of so many great restaurants, the BART, grocery store and Pharmacy. We have already made reservations to stay 5 weeks in early 2014.

    Owner response: Thanks so much for another glowing review Peter - always a pleasure hosting you and Diane! I am thrilled that you have chosen The Bungalow as your home away from home and look forward to seeing you again next January if not sooner. Warm regards, Michelle

    March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

    Just returned from a memorable Thanksgiving Holiday. Our daughter and her family live 2.5 miles away so the location was perfect The property was very clean & comfortable. The kitchen was/is spotless. It was so nice to brew coffee and eat breakfast without leaving the property. The nearby shopping is amazing with the Market Hall, La Farine, Vino wine shop etc. I would definitely recommend this property. Thank You.

    Owner response: Hi Denise - I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. And I'm always thrilled to know folks get out and discover all the amazing food only steps away from the bungalow. Thanks for the kind review and we look forward to hearing from you again for a future stay. Warm regards, Michelle

    December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

    Everything I look for in a property - clean, uncluttered, comfortable bed, spacious shower, workable kitchen and ideal location. Knowing we had a washer and dryer made packing easy; no need to check a bag. Everything you could need is within the distance of a pleasant neighborhood walk. Easy access to the BART for transportation into San Francisco. Cole's Coffee is the best there is, especially when paired with an almond croissant from La Farine. A close second is the morning bun at Hudson Bay. We had an amazing meal at Marica. The mussels were perfect- tender and delicately sauced. A vibrant restaurant with seamless service. Make a reservation, very busy even on a Monday night. This property had the basics we needed to cook at home, a pleasant outdoor space for sharing a meal and amazing nearby choices for dining out. Thanks Michelle.

    Owner response: Wow Laurel - you know how to live! You found the area's best of the best in 4 short days, and I am so happy that the bungalow could serve as a comfortable home base. Thanks for the glowing review and we look forward to hearing from you again for future visits. Warm regards, Michelle

    October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

    My husband and I rented this unit for some friends visiting from Italy. They loved the unit itself, it was very clean, nicely decorated and had so many conveniences of home. Its proximity to shops, dining, transportation and to our unit was great! The owner, Michelle was so nice and flexible. She left great instructions and even a honey cake for breakfast, which so greatly appreciated by the family. We can't wait to recommend this place again and/or rent it for visiting guests.

    Owner response: Hi Judy - I'm thrilled to know your family enjoyed their stay at the Rockridge Bungalow and appreciate the glowing review. Also happy to hear they liked the honey cake - you really can't go wrong with anything from Market Hall. Look forward to hearing from you again. Warm regards, Michelle

    September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

    Dear Michelle: Thank you for a wonderful stay at your adorable bungalow. From the first moment, and the lovely fruit galette you left for us (yum!), we felt right at home. I especially appreciated your tasteful decor, and well appointed rooms. We had everything we needed, and the location was perfect. We've recommended the bungalow to all of our friends in the neighborhood!

    Owner response: Hi Carolyn - so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the bungalow! Your glowing review is much appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you again. Warm regards, Michelle

    July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

    I had my eye on this bungalow since my daughter moved to Rockridge about 10 months ago. I was so happy that it was available on the nights I selected. It feels like an apartment in Paris only it's in California with all the amenities required for this stay. The owner left a list of local suggestions and recommendations and we felt welcomed. I would definitely recommend this bungalow and/or stay again if I am back in the area. I suggested the owner add more hooks perhaps in the bathroom and bedroom.

    Owner response: Hi Sunny - Wow - comparing the Rockridge Bungalow to an apartment in Paris? When you're shooting for stylish that about says it all - thanks! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you for future visits. Warm regards, Michelle

    July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

    What a great place to stay. The location is very close to so many things - Starbucks, Hudson Bay Cafe (We prefer over Starbucks), restaurants (Wood Tavern, Marica are two of our favorites and Toast is great for drinks outside), Safeway, Trader Joe's. Easy access to Bart. Rockridge Bungalow is a very tastefully decorated and is very bright. To have a washer and drier and a full kitchen makes it even so much more convenient. The deck offers a nice view of Mt Tam and is a great peaceful place to breakfast, lunch, dinner or just have a glass of wine before going out for the evening. We have family close by and it was walking distance to their house. Parking was very easy. Michelle is very fast in answering any question you have. The photos are very true to what the bungalow looks like. This property is on the top of our list of all the VRBO's that we have stayed at. We will definitely stay there again.

    Owner response: Hi Tom - So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and got out and about to experience all the things that make Rockridge so great. And of course, thank you for the glowing review. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Warm regards, Michelle

    July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

    I stayed at the Rockridge Bungalow for a few rainy spring days. The location of this rental is key. So many great cafes, stores, restaurants, etc within easy walking distance. The bungalow itself is cozy, clean and sweet. Michelle is a wonderful host and left a delicious treat from Market Hall bakery on our arrival day. My toddler was quite happy there as well and enjoyed the sandbox between bouts of rain. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone looking for a 1 bedroom!

    Owner response: Hi Christina - so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Rockridge Bungalow and that it suited the needs of your family. Also, I appreciate the positive review! Hope to hear from you again. Warm regards, Michelle

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

    A delightful apartment with sunny outlook on garden and large private deck. It is well maintained, comfortably and tastefully furnished. The location, as listed, is very convenient to shops, restaurants bus routes and only a short walk to the BART while still being in an area away from traffic. The owner was extremely helpful and prompt answering any questions and making all necessary arrangements. I would definitely come again and recommend the property to friends and family.

    Owner response: Hi Marianne - I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Rockridge Bungalow and really appreciate your glowing review. I look forward to hearing from you again for a future visit. Warm regards, Michelle

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

    Our stay at Rockridge Bungalow was ideal. We chose it because of its proximity to family who live in Oakland. A perfect location for walks and location of Bart. Lots of restaurants and cafes and good grocery shopping.. House was spotless and supplied with everything needed for meal preparation if required. Nice sunny deck facing west for sunsets. A great accomodation for holiday. A very favourable recommendation

    Owner response: Hi Mary Jo - thanks so much for the glowing review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your visit with family and look forward to hearing from you again. Warm regards, Michelle

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHerky

    We rented this lovely apartment for our visiting son, daughter in law and two little grandsons. It was the perfect place in the perfect location. There was plenty of room for everyone, lovely bed for the adults and comfy air mattresses for the kids, great kitchen and deck, and the location is superb= walking distance to all the good things on College Ave as well as BART, Safeway, Starbucks and Trader Joes. Michelle is so nice to deal with, and very thoughtful about having everything tenants might need, including a treat from the Market Hall bakery! This will definitely go on the "favorites" list for a home away from home!

    Owner response: Hi Helen. Thanks for the great review - you pretty much said it all! I'm so happy to hear your family enjoyed their visit and we look forward to their next one! Warm regards, Michelle

    February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

    The Rockridge Bungalow was a very convenient location for us during our holiday visit to Oakland. Access to shops, grocery stores, restaurants and the Bart were excellent. The bungalow was clean and had all the necessary items to cook meals when we chose not to eat at the many wonderful restaurant locations on College Avenue. The listing description was accurate, photos reflected the property appearance, and Michelle was very helpful/efficient in setting up the rental, plus provided good information on the College Avenue businesses surrounding the bungalow. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone who will walk to restaurants or shops and does not need a car for their transportation needs since both the bus and Bart are readily accessible.

    Owner response:Hi Christine - So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and thanks so much for the glowing review! The bungalow is very convenient to all the shops/restaurants/cafes on College Ave - I'm glad you took advantage of it. Hope to hear from you again for a future visit. Warm regards, Michelle

    January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob & Chris

    We loved our stay in Rockridge. We were at home instantly. We had dinner with our kids at Hudson's and were pleased with the food and the service. We recommend a visit to this quiet charming area of Oakland...

    Owner response: Hi Florence - So happy to hear you loved your stay at Rockridge Bungalow and that you enjoyed one of my restaurant recommendations - there are lots more on the RB blog! Look forward to hearing from you again for a future visit. Warm regards, Michelle

    January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlorence

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