The Annex Studio is upstairs in a 1910 Edwardian building. The Studio is spacious, sunny, and features original wainscoting, coffered ceilings, and lighting. It is fully furnished and outfitted to a modern, high standard and accommodates two people easily. As you enter the building, the rather grand staircase is before you. The room is mainly carpeted, has a sitting area in a corner, a desk with high-speed internet and Wi-Fi, bookshelves, and a king-size bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. A flat screen TV faces the sitting area. There is a walk-in closet. In the closet are two terrycloth bathrobes, cleaning supplies, an iron, and an ironing board.
The kitchenette has a tile floor and an eat-in counter. The appliances consist of a stainless steel counter and sink, two-burner gas stove top, under-the-counter refrigerator & freezer, and a microwave. Dishes, pots and pans, utensils, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, crock pot, and everything else you need are supplied. Need an ice cream scoop or only drink tea in china cups? Those are supplied. We’ve even purchased some items abroad that we found useful but are not available in the U.S. What we hadn’t thought of our first guests have, and now those items are provided as well. To get you started, there are condiments, herbs and spices, paper products, and much more.
Out of the way is a bathroom en suite with tiled floors and a shower stall. The shower has a choice of two shower heads: a rain shower in the ceiling and a hand-held. The vanity has a granite top, and a medicine cabinet is above it. Extra linens and towels are available in the Studio.
To assist you in your stay, we’ve prepared binders with menus and information about local attractions and shops. In addition, there are many maps for driving, BART (our rapid transit), and local buses.
Since there is no washer/dryer, we launder the sheets every other week and the towels once a week. For your convenience, there is a laundromat a block away.
Note: there is no telephone or off-street parking. There is street parking that is easily available.
Read the review from Vacation Rental Guide that gave us the award.
Summary of Amenities
Maximum # of people: 2
Size: 500 sq. feet
Bed types: King-size bed, twin sofa bed
Minimum stay: One week
For your information, a copy of the rental agreement and invoice will be sent after your initial contact.
Contact us about when you need the Studio
The following rates apply when you contact us directly:
1 week for $810 @ $135/night with 7th night free
8 to 13 nights @ $110/night
Ask about longer stays if that is what you need.
We accept checks and PayPal. PayPal fees are the responsibility of the client.
The Studio is not available at present but will be on September 1st. Please call or email us if you are interested.
The City of Richmond began at the Point in1900 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 conform to the heights and streetscape.
Point Richmond is conscious of its architectural heritage and works to preserve this. The 1920’s indoor swimming pool, the Natatorium or better known as “The Plunge,” boasting a larger than Olympic-size pool, has been restored to its former glory and use in recent years, and the 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.pointrichmondhistory.org. 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 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, in the San Francisco Bay Area, 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 Sonoma and 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 by the Ford Craneway and the 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 OAK and SFO.
This is the community closest to Chevron, Vertigo Software, Nutiva, Sangamo Bio Sciences, Parker-Hannifin, Black Diamond Video, Joinn, and more. It’s three exits on Fwy 580 from the Richmond Field Station and the planned UC Global Campus. Pixar and Industrial Light and Magic are 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.