The Annex Accommodations in Point Richmond is proud to be awarded the world's most outstanding vacation rental for the year 2013.
~The Cottage will not be available until 2018 or until further notice. Check here in late 2017. Thank you.~
The Annex Cottage is a one bedroom/one bathroom furnished home nestled under a live oak tree and is rented by the month. A California native plant garden separates it from the activity of the street. When looking out a window, you feel you are in a private oasis. It accommodates two people easily. And there is a full size sofa bed in the living area for that occasional extra person. You enter The Cottage through a porch where you can sit and view a lemon tree and gardens. Inside there are skylights and tiled floors. On the property is a parking pad for one car.
The dining table seats two people comfortably and can be positioned under each of two pendant lights, depending on your needs. The kitchen area has full size appliances including a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Dishes, pots and pans, utensils, toaster, coffee maker and everything else you need are supplied. Need an ice cream scoop or a pizza cutter? Only drink tea in china cups? We’ve even purchased some items abroad that we found useful but not available in the U.S. What we hadn’t thought of our first guests had, and now those items are provided, too. To get you started there are condiments, herbs and spices, and much more.
Off the kitchen and living area is a computer alcove set up with WiFi, telephone, a desk, shelves, some office supplies, and a stereo system. Down the hallway tucked behind louver doors are a full sized washer and dryer, a coat closet and linen closet. At the end is the bathroom with a tub/shower enclosure with a hand-held shower head. The vanity has a marble countertop that extends over the toilet tank for more counter space. The wall mirror and medicine cabinet are set so you can view the back of your head. More storage is available in a wall cabinet.
The bedroom off the hallway has a king size bed with a Tempur-pedic mattress and a French door that leads to the patio under the oak tree. Extra blankets and comforters are up above the wardrobe closet. In addition, the closet contains extra chairs, cleaning supplies, iron and ironing board, and terrycloth bathrobes.
To assist you in your stay, we’ve prepared binders with fliers of local attractions and shops and menus. To see more, go to www.pointrichmondbusiness.com . Also, there are many maps for driving, BART (our rapid transit), and local bus service.
Summary of Amenities :
For your information, a copy of the rental agreement and invoice will be sent after your initial contact.
~The Cottage will not be available until 2018 or until further notice. Please check back in late 2017. Thank you.~
The following rates apply when you contact us directly:
$ 2,500/month and $ 85/night for odd nights beyond the final month.
Cleaning fee of $ 75/month for mid month cleaning will be charged for rentals beyond one month. Final cleaning is gratis.
Fee of $ 25/night may be charged for additional occupant if sofa bed is used.
We accept checks and PayPal. PayPal fees are the responsibility of the client.
*If the PG&E bill exceeds $ 75, the client will be charged for the overage.
To see the calendar, please click on this link and then on the “availability” tab: Cottage Calendar. Changes sometimes occur before they can be updated. Please call or email us to be sure!
The City of Richmond began at the Point in 1900 during the Victorian Era. Buildings such as the First Bank of Richmond and the original City Hall predate the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Newer buildings mostly conform to the heights and streetscape. Point Richmond is conscious of its architectural heritage and works to preserve its buildings. The 1920’s indoor swimming pool, the Natatorium or better known as “The Plunge,” boasting a larger than Olympic size pool, has recently been restored to its former glory and use, and the circa 1902 Trainmaster’s Reading Room has been repurposed as the Mechanics Bank. The Point’s history association has a history museum in the heart of our downtown. You can find out more at www.alkos.com. For up to date information on events in Point Richmond go to “Point Richmond On Line” at www.pointrichmond.com.
San Francisco Bay
Point Richmond was chosen by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to locate its western terminus due to the deep water off the Point. A ferry landing was built to take railroad cars across to San Francisco. From that time to this the bay has played an important part here with more focus in time on water recreation. We have a beach with swimming year round. Of course, there is a marina—San Francisco Bay being one of the world’s premier boating venues.
Proximity and Transportation
Point Richmond’s location, on the San Francisco Bay, is convenient to everywhere in the Bay Area. It is situated at the east end of the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge at Fwy 580 and the Richmond Parkway. Five minutes across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge and you’re in Marin County. A short drive from Point Richmond to Fwy 80 takes you to the wine country of the Napa Valley, or past Berkeley, and on to the Oakland Bay Bridge to San Francisco.
Two airports serve the area. The Oakland International Airport is closer and is less than half an hour away. San Francisco International Airport is less than an hour away. Both airports have convenient transport services including a short walk to the bus (72M) from The Annex that takes you to the Richmond BART station with connections to San Francisco and SFO.
There are many corporations nearby. This is the community closest to Chevron, Vertigo Software, Nutiva, Sangamo Bio Sciences, Parker-Hannifin Veriflo, Black Diamond Video, and more. It’s three exits on Fwy 580 from the planned Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Pixar and Industrial Light and Magic are less than a half hour away.
Easily accessible hospitals are Kaiser Richmond, Kaiser San Rafael, Kaiser Martinez, Doctor’s, Alta Bates and Children’s. Institutes of higher learning such as Contra Costa College, UC Berkeley, Dominican University, and California Maritime Academy are within a 20 to 25 minute drive.