Fully Furnished 2nd Floor Studio

Accommodation

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Accommodation/Description

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.

Amenities

Summary of Amenities

  • Fully stocked kitchenette
  • Coffee maker
  • Rice maker
  • Gas stovetop
  • Under-counter refrigerator with separate freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hairdryer
  • Full-length mirror
  • King-size Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Twin-size sofa bed
  • Carpeted and tiled floors
  • Venetian blinds and sheer curtains
  • High-speed internet
  • Flat screen TV
  • Forced air central heating
  • Clock radio
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bed linens and towels

Vacation Rental Features

Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Maximum # of people: 2
Size: 500 sq. feet
Bed types: King-size bed, twin sofa bed
Minimum stay: One week

  • Proprietors or their agents collect trash daily.
  • No smoking 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

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.

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 a final cleaning fee
  • Interim monthly cleaning service of $85 will be charged for stays over 13 days; final cleaning is gratis
  • $25/night charge when sofa bed is used
    *If the PG&E gas bill exceeds $85, the client will be charged for the overage.

Availability
The Studio is not available at present but will be on September 1st. Please call or email us if you are interested.

Reviews

John and Alida Dinklage (Burlington, Vermont)

The handsomely appointed apartment was easy to live in because the Newtons have thought seriously about guest’ needs and comforts. It was a pleasure to live in an historic building in the middle of a community that is justifiably proud of its eateries and arts offerings. Nearby there are walkable neighborhoods with interesting buildings and gardens. We came to feel a part of the community. We regularly found parking on the block.

C.M. (Alabama)

I have enjoyed every moment of my stay! Just know that your apartment has made my transition a great success! I won't hesitate to tell the staff at [work] what a lovely place this is.

C. & R.B. (England)

We have very much enjoyed staying in your very comfortable apartment. Everything that you might possibly need is here, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone wishing to stay here in Point Richmond.

C. & R.B. (England)

Well, here we are again, back for our second visit! Hopefully not our last! Everything is just the same--really great.

One place we visited for a treat was the Crown and Crumpet, a very unusual English tea-room in Ghirardelli Square. They serve lunches as well, but specialize in English "high teas" with delicious sandwiches, crumpet, scones with jam & cream, and little fancy cakes & lots of different kinds of tea--a bit expensive but worth a visit.

V. & G.G. (SD)

Thank you for the nice lodging facility you have shared with us. We found it very convenient to our daughter's house and close to other amenities of Point Richmond.

C.T. (Long Beach, CA)

Words can't describe the Annex. This place is comfy, tidy and wonderful. I appreciate the hospitality and kindness you have shown me.

E.A. (TX)

Thanks a lot for accommodating me these few days out here in this lovely town. It was extremely cozy, relaxing and most of all, right in the heart of where I needed to be. I look forward to staying here the next time opportunity arises.

T.S. (Winchester, TN)

I stayed in the studio for 6 months and everything was fantastic. The place was perfect for an expat executive. The kitchen was well stocked with good utensils, the linens are high end and the bed is very comfortable. The Wi-Fi worked great and the desk provided plenty of work space.

Point Richmond is a perfect little town. Several good places to eat, close to everything in the Bay Area and wine country, but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing.

Linda is a wonderful hostess! I very much recommend a stay with her whether it is for a week or several months.

Moses L. (San Francisco, CA)

I stayed at the Annex for a month in their studio apartment. The room was clean and beautifully decorated, and well stocked with various food items. I liked that there is a kitchenette with two burners and a small fridge, adequate to prepare meals for one or two. Also, the hot water for the shower is instant-on, which is a nice bonus. Linda was a great host.

Point Richmond is a nice quaint town and most of your daily needs are walkable--two small markets, pharmacy, post office and a few restaurants. For any heavy duty shopping you'd have to go to Richmond or down the freeway. The Asian supermarket 99 Ranch is a couple miles away, and it's about a 5 minute drive to BART.

C.K. (formerly NY)

The studio apartment in in an historical building, and it maintains a certain old world charm. The light fixtures, the wood work, and the furnishings are elegant, but homey, too. Point Richmond has a village quality with small grocery stores, restaurants, and boutique shops. Gorgeous vistas of the San Francisco Bay are just a short walk up the street. The studio apartment requires street parking, but it is very easy to find a spot. Berkeley and San Rafael are about 20 minutes away; San Francisco is about a 30-40 minute drive. Overall, the highest recommendations go to the Annex!

C.M. (Orange County, CA)

This studio is exactly as portrayed and an excellent place to stay. Point Richmond is a sweet little town with great restaurants, and the 1/2 mile walk to the Bay and the beach park is a wonderful bonus.

Heath H. (Warwick, RI)

I stayed in the studio for a little more than 2 months while interning at Chevron. Linda is a very attentive and accommodating landlady. She seems to have thought of everything...The location is great; it is easy to take the 72 M bus right at the top of the street to the BART station to go to Berkeley, Oakland, SF, etc. and it runs every half hour all night...Before this stay I had never been to Richmond, but I had heard the reputation. This studio is in quiet historic neighborhood with a couple markets, some shops, artist studios and restaurants nearby...

D.T. (San Francisco)

I cannot recommend this place enough! My partner and I stayed in this property of nearly a month when we initially relocated to the Bay Area for work. We used it as a base camp of sorts while we found permanent housing...The property is wonderfully maintained and has just enough modern touches to make the designs really interesting. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the basics and more. The bed - it's amazing! I must have got some of the best nights of sleep I ever had. The A.M. light is wonderful, too, as it peeks through the windows. I also should say the bathroom is great - large, functional and an amazing shower. The owner was communicative, kind, and helpful throughout our stay, and I eagerly look forward to a time when I can stay there again.

Jessica N. (Canada)

I had a lovely stay in "Bertie's Room!" It has many appliances and amenities to make my stay comfortable and homey. I loved the ambiance; the decor is perfect and everything in the room seems to fit the history of the building. I love the exposed wood paneling and trim, and the natural light is quite nice too. The bed was quite comfortable; I slept soundlessly. The shower has great water pressure, and you have your choice of using the regular shower head or the rain shower. What luxury! Lastly, if something came up, Linda was very responsive and could help out right away. She was a great host! I highly recommend and will definitely stay here again!

Location

Historic Downtown
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.

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