We Wanna Cook Here: Beautiful Family Home in Rockridge

published Jan 29, 2017
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Vacation Rental: Beautiful Family Home in Rockridge, Oakland, California
Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Price: From $275 per night; five-night minimum
Why We Wanna Cook Here: We’re suckers for a breakfast bar. And this one is eight feet!

This spacious house was recently redone, but still has plenty of rustic charm. Just look at that breakfast bar (did we mention it’s eight feet?), the farmhouse sink, the painted window trim, and that Wolf oven! There’s just so much to love about this kitchen.

(Image credit: Cluny)

Who Should Go (and When)

Perfect for large groups headed to the Oakland area, the main house sleeps up to nine people and, during certain months, the studio in the garden is available for an extra $100 per night. Plan a trip with your closest friends or favorite couples any time of year and schedule some meals at home, plus a few in the nearby neighborhood.

What We’d Cook Here

Back to that breakfast bar we love. You’ve gotta use it and make, well, breakfast. Try any of these recipes.

Not a breakfast kind of group? The house also has a dining room, which seats 10, so you can make a real sit-down dinner, too.

Another Thing We Love

This house (and kitchen) has been taken for a test drive by our very own fearless leader, Faith. She enjoyed her stay and here’s what she had to say about it: “This is a beautiful and hospitable home — the photos don’t do it justice! It was me, my husband, our infant daughter, and two other adults. There was plenty of space — so comfortable — in a quiet home just blocks away from lovely Rockridge with good shopping and the BART. Wonderful stay!”

What to Instagram

Get a group shot of everyone around the outdoor fire pit or stage a pic of your homemade meal on the white marble countertop.

When we travel we believe in staying in real homes as much as we can; to really taste a place means cooking local food in a local’s kitchen. We Wanna Cook Here is our series devoted to our favorite vacation rentals, each with a kitchen worth savoring.