Luxury Fully Furnished Happy Valley Private Estate
Located in the exclusive community of Orinda, on the border of Lafayette, this quiet gated private residence offers spectacular valley views, and embodies the Northern California lifestyle. Its location provides tranquility for those who seek it, and activity for others. Two luxury homes make up the private compound which are separated by a courtyard and fountain. (The main home is owner occupied – owners do not have children or pets and travel extensively).
Fully furnished single family home
Available now - flexible terms (30 days to 1 Year or More!)
Formal living room opens onto a peaceful, shaded patio & side yard
Large gourmet kitchen features a double oven, microwave, gas stovetop with retractable vent, breakfast area, and coffee station
The formal dining room seats 8-10
A large, club-style family room features a full sized wet bar
A quiet downstairs den features a queen-sized sofa bed and a full bath
The library can be closed off to provide peaceful workspace
5 bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms
Bedrooms include large walk-in cedar closets and attached private baths
The spacious master bedroom has its own fireplace & features two walk-in cedar closets and master bath with large walk-in shower, sunken Jacuzzi tub, double sinks and separate water closet with bidet.
Amenities and appointments include hand rubbed Venetian plaster, details of carved oak trim, carved mahogany fireplace, coffered ceilings, and recessed lighting.
The pool area accessible directly from the house offers a large table for outdoor dining and lounge chair for poolside relaxation
A hot tub is attached to the pool and is equipped with color LED lighting to create a special atmosphere!
Enjoy a dry sauna after the pool (located right off of the pool)
Outdoor gas grill
Weekly pool and garden maintenance
Full laundry room upstairs
4-car parking (3-car garage, 1 driveway)
This community is great for families offering highly rated public and private schools, and many sports, science, and music activities for children.
Opportunities abound nearby for activities & sports; hiking, biking, riding, tennis, bocce, swimming, yoga, & boot camp workouts are plentiful in the area.
The Happy Valley estate is a short 30-minute drive to San Francisco. The Lafayette BART station offers parking and a quick, stress-free ride to the heart of San Francisco. Only minutes from the town centers of Lafayette and Orinda, you have easy access to dining, shopping, and public transportation. The nearest grocery store, pharmacy, and emergency clinic are only a 10 minute drive from the home. Centrally located, Napa and Sonoma are less than an hour away. Local Uber, Lyft, and taxis are responsive.
Although his father had purchased the land that is modern-day Orinda in 1897, Edward Ignacio de Laveaga didn’t establish the town until the early 1920s.
The opening of the Caldecott Tunnel in 1937 brought unprecedented access to Oakland and San Francisco. Over the years, Orinda would enjoy steady but gentle growth as one of the most desirable places to live outside of the City.
The city of Orinda was named for Englishwoman and 17th century poet, Katherine Fowler Philips, aka, “The Matchless Orinda.” Because his wife was a huge fan of her poetry, Orinda county sheriff and landowner, William Walker Camron, named their home “Orinda Park” in Philips’ honor.
For those who make their home here, it’s all about Orinda’s excellent schools, temperate climate, family-friendly, semi-rural country living, and easy access to San Francisco.
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