The Cottage

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Accommodation/Description

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 with a patio 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 four people comfortably. The kitchen area has full-size appliances, including a gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. Dishes, pots and pans, utensils, toaster, blender, coffee grinder and maker, and everything else you need are supplied. Need an ice cream scoop or a pizza cutter? Only drink tea in china cups? We have those. We’ve even purchased some items abroad that we found useful during our travels 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 Wi-Fi, 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.

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. 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. See the Amenities section for the list.

To assist you in your stay, we’ve prepared binders with fliers of local attractions, shops, and menus. To see more, go to www.pointrichmondbusiness.com and www.pointrichmond.com. Also, there are many maps for driving, BART (our rapid transit), and local bus services. In addition, since January 2019, there are nearby ferry services to San Francisco.

Amenities

Summary of Amenities

  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Coffee maker (we proudly provide Catahoula coffee.)
  • Full-sized appliances: gas stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, washer, and dryer
  • King-size Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Child-size air mattress
  • Clock radio
  • Ceiling fan in bedroom and living room
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Full-size sofa bed
  • Skylights
  • Tile floor
  • Free local/long-distance calling
  • Privacy curtains
  • Bed linens and towels
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobes
  • Ample closet space
  • Medicine cabinet
  • High speed internet/Wi-Fi
  • Stereo system/device docking
  • Flat screen TV
  • Forced air central heating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Porch and patio with garden views
  • Off-street parking for one car

Vacation Rental Features

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Maximum # of people: 3
Size: 700 sq. feet
Bed types: King-size bed, full-size sofa bed, child-size air mattress
Minimum stay: 1 month

  • Proprietors or their agents collect trash daily
  • No smoking (or vaping) is allowed on the property by city ordinance
  • No pets

For your information, a copy of the rental agreement and invoice will be sent after your initial contact.

Rates and Availability

~The Cottage will be available next in June 2020~

The following rates apply when you contact us directly:

$2,610/month and $87/night for odd nights beyond the final month. If you wish to stay beyond the contracted period and have been granted that approval, the rent remains the same. We can discuss about extensions further.

Cleaning fee of $85/month for mid-month cleaning will be charged for rentals over one month. Final cleaning is gratis.

Fee of $25/night may be charged for additional guest if sofa bed is used.

Payment
We accept checks and PayPal. PayPal fees are the responsibility of the client.

  • Applicable taxes are extra.
  • Required refundable security deposit except in the case of corporations when the security deposit is waived.
  • Rates are inclusive of utilities* and final cleaning fee.
    *If the PG&E bill exceeds $100, the client will be charged for the overage.

Availability
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!

Reviews

Kathi (Austria)

We highly recommend this outstanding, lovely cottage. Everything was so well prepared, it was clean and the hosts are just the best in the world. You can come with any question they will find an answer. We stayed there for 5 weeks and really enjoyed our time. It is also, I would say, partially wheelchair accessible. However, if you are a young and sportive paraplegic there is not a problem at all. We worked it out very well. It is just the perfect place if you are spending time in the San Francisco Bay area. We definitely will be back and we will recommend it to all our friends and family.

Sue Snow (Wicklow, Ireland)

We (myself, partner and 5 year old son) stayed in this delightful cottage on a visit to friends/family in the area. The property was immaculately presented and all necessities and additional comforts were there. The location was excellent being walking distance to all amenities including pool, beauty salon, cafes, restaurants and parks. The property owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating and I really could not recommend this property highly enough. Point Richmond itself is a hidden gem of a town, yet still so close to San Francisco – perfect!

Patrick (NY)

This is a superb rental. My wife and I stayed 70 nights in an extended grandparent visit. The accommodation exceeded our expectations. There are privacy and quiet in a delightful historic community. It truly felt like home. The Newtons are perfect hosts. Unobtrusive and attentive. The space is immaculately maintained. Two small markets are steps away. A municipal indoor heated swimming pool and toddler playground are nearby. Our grandson loved them. So did I. Easy access to I-580 and I-80 and the great shopping in Emeryville.

Mb N (Lake Arrowhead, CA)

Who would have thought that a 550 square foot house would be soooo perfect! It was our home for 2 months and from the terrific landlord to the amply supplied kitchen to the well-appointed EVERYTHING, we were most comfortable and lacked for nothing. (And, very importantly, the bed was a gem.) It rarely took us longer than 30 minutes to get to the Duboce Park area of San Francisco (longer in rush hour) and a 10 minute walk from the house was rewarded with views that stretched from the Bay Bridge to Golden Gate. A great spot for lap swimming (and water aerobics) was at the Plunge, just 3 blocks away.

Paula (Missouri)

I was looking for a safe location close to my work and found the perfect spot. Point Richmond is an active but peaceful town. There is so much to do without even getting in my car and it was just 10 minutes from work. The best of all worlds. And I always felt safe!

I love all kinds of activities so explore shopping, tourist sights, eating out, and dancing and there was such a variety of things to do. Downtown San Francisco was only 35 minutes by BART and trains ran frequently.

The apartment was ideal. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of storage for clothes to be put away. The bathroom was very functional. Small but had everything one could need. The up was well thought out. The lighting was good and the mirrors situated perfectly. Again, storage was just right and it was easy getting ready in the morning. The kitchen was well organized and well furnished. Basic spices were there. Living room was small but easily sat 4 using the chairs from the table to form a seating area. My favorite was the alcove for the desk. Perfect to get work done on my computer in comfort.

I could rattle on and on but that is not necessary. The owner was available to meet all needs but not intrusive. With the Wi-Fi that has been promised, this will be the perfect place. Cleanliness, charm and location. I have already reserved it for 2 more trips.

Catherine (formerly NY)

It has been wonderful staying in Linda's cottage in Point Richmond. She put so much thought and care into the details, which make this a very cozy and comfortable place to stay. There is a nice sense of privacy, although Linda has always been available to answer any questions I may have. She pointed me in the direction of beautiful places along the San Francisco Bay to go for runs or walks. And I have been doing this almost every day, taking in the gorgeous views and fresh sea air, and observing the birds and other wildlife. There are also great little grocery stores, restaurants and shops within short walking distance. I highly recommend the Annex to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay while spending time in the Bay Area and the historic town of Point Richmond.

Paula (Missouri)

Have stayed here many times and it feels like a second home. The setup is perfect for 1 person with plenty of room to get organized and put things away. The owner thinks of everything from fresh flowers upon arrival to freshly ground coffee. I love the location. I have booked for 2 more months in the fall. I hope to be a regular for some time.

JD (Arizona)

I stayed at the Annex for more than two years while working on a project at Chevron. The cottage is decorated and came with a full size fridge and range/microwave adequate for everyday living needs. The television is not "smart," but with the use of the cottage wi-fi, subscription(s) can be accessed (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.). Off street parking is included in the rental fee. Point Richmond is a quaint town and most of your daily needs are walkable. The location is convenient and I always felt safe in my surroundings. To sum up, the Cottage is perfect for a stay in the bay area; everything you need is either there or easily accessible. I highly recommend it and would definitely stay again. I consider Off Street Parking, Washer and Dryer in the unit and Wi-Fi a plus for this property.

JR (Louisiana)

The cottage has everything you need; it's far from the street, and the bedroom is the best for sleeping!

Location

Historic Downtown
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 re-purposed as the Mechanics Bank. The Point Richmond History Association has a history museum in the heart of our downtown. You can find out more at www.pointrichmondhistory.org . For up to date information on events in Point Richmond go to “Point Richmond On Line” at www.pointrichmond.com .

There are many shops and services in downtown Point Richmond. Among the services are a bank, a US post office, a public library, laundry, two grocery stores, beauty parlors and manicurists, yoga and exercise studios, and restaurants and cafes. Among the many shops are an antique store, clothing store, general store, and more.

San Francisco Bay
Point Richmond was chosen by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroads 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. And now there is ferry service to San Francisco a short drive away at the Ford Craneway and Rosie the Riveter Museum.

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 UC Richmond Field Station. Pixar is less than a half-hour away.

Easily accessible hospitals are Kaiser Richmond, Kaiser San Rafael, Kaiser Pinole, Marin General, 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.

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