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.
Summary of Amenities
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
For your information, a copy of the rental agreement and invoice will be sent after your initial contact.
~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.
We accept checks and PayPal. PayPal fees are the responsibility of the client.
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 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.