Walk past the garden beds and through the gate to your private apartment entrance.The ruby red counter top sparkles like Dorothy's slippers.
Studio Apt. in Sunny N. Oakland
Hosted by Tawnya
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2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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This renovated basement studio under my lovely Victorian boasts comfort and privacy in vibrant North Oakland. It comfortably fits two, though there's room for up to 4 with the couch and a floor mattress, and it is located on a quiet block, close to freeways and public transportation.

The space

This studio basement apartment is renovated with a new, fully-equipped kitchen. It has a private entrance and is comfortable and cozy.

Guest access

Guests have access to the side and back yards, and have free wifi. The apartment is under the main house, and guests do not have access to the main house.

Interaction with guests

My partner Dane and I live right upstairs with our three teenage daughters, two dogs, and a cat. While I prefer not to intrude and mostly leave guests to themselves, we are always available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during your stay. We are happy to offer recommendations!

Other things to note

1) The entrance to the apartment is funky-- you need to go through a dim, LOW ENTRYWAY (duck!) and then into the basement. Once you are in the apartment, you will be dazzled by the comfort and cheer!

2) This is an old house, and we are right above you. Noise carries in old houses! You will definitely hear our footsteps and pawsteps. You may hear our daughter singing show tunes.

3) Our big friendly dog loves people. Our little one can be more skittish and might bark but warms up quickly. You may meet them in the back yard when you enter and leave. Our pets are not allowed in your apartment, but if you are highly allergic, it's probably not the best fit.

4) The apartment is not child-proofed, but there aren't a lot of dangers and kids are welcome. I can provide comfy folding futon-type mats and bedding for up to two extra people.

5) If you are booking the apartment for someone else, please share the link to this listing with them so they can see it and understand the rules. For instance, you may like dogs but your parents may not. Remember that if your friend smokes in the apartment or breaks other rules, I will be writing about that in your review if you booked the apartment on their behalf.

Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Cleaning Fee £23
Security Deposit £78
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

There is no smoking at all in the apartment (outside is ok), and no candles (fire hazard) or incense (carries right up to us). Sorry, but no pets please. Because we are right upstairs, we ask that you be mindful of noise after 10pm.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

146 Reviews

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Lucy User Profile
May 2017
This is a great place. Very close to McArthur Bart, which takes you to Embarcadero (and the lovely Ferry Building market) in less than 20 mins. Door to door, you could be in Mission in about 40 mins. We went to the City most days. There's also lots going on around Tawnya's place - even though the street is very quiet, it's 5 minutes walk to a great pizza and beer garden and 10 minutes to the many restaurants and shops of Telegraph Avenue. We explored Temescal, Rockridge and even Piedmont by foot from the Air B&B (although that IS a lot of walking!). It's also really convenient for visiting Berkeley, as we did. As for the place itself, having all that space was great - there was plenty of room to hang our clothes in what is essentially a dressing room off the bathroom, the kitchen is large and very separate from the bed. It barely feels like a studio at all. Bed was comfy and the large TV had Netflix, which was much appreciated. When we ran into Tawnya she was super friendly and helpful and she also left an iron and ironing board in the studio for us, at my request, which was great. We were able to cook in well-equipped kitchen and really appreciated being left milk and cereal, tea and coffee. I would highly recommend - great base to explore San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Sonia User Profile
November 2016
I stayed at Tawnya and Dane's for a month, they were very nice and welcoming. The apartment was very well equipped and spacious. The location of the Airbnb is great to get around, a couple minutes walk to MacArthur Bart, and there is also a bus going directly to downtown Berkeley or Oakland.

Katrina User Profile
September 2016
Communication with tawnya was really good, we always had an immediate and helpful response. Her apartment is clean and really spacious with a kitchen, lounge, bedroom section and bathroom. The coffee tea cereal etc she provides was a really nice touch. There is ample parking on the street outside. We arrived in the dark and as tawnya said there is a funky entrance but once figured out it is is fine! Really short walk to the Bart and into downton San Fran in about twenty minutes. We also explored a restaurant in Oakland and it was fantastic. Thankyou tawnya

James User Profile
August 2016
The place itself is just as advertised in the pictures a great open and surprisingly large space and despite being a basement flat very light during the day. At night the place is lovely and quiet. The BART is really close and a short 20min trip into centra San Francisco. Nothing was too much trouble, I was in town to run the marathon and she even left me some healthy snacks and fruit. Since it was an early start she also made sure that she was quiet upstairs which despite the odd dog skittering around I didn't hear them at all. When I come back to San Francisco I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Book and thank me later.

Jennifer User Profile
April 2016
The flat is well equipped but we were disappointed to find that the flat looked more tired than it appeared in the listing. We also had some issues with hearing barking/scratching and conversations through the ceiling. However we appreciate the efforts made to make it as comfortable as possible. It was also very cold in the flat and we didn't feel like the small heater provided was sufficient.

Matt User Profile
October 2015
The apartment was really well located for exploring San Francisco as the BART station was within easy walking distance. You'll save a fortune over San Francisco prices! Tawnya was also a very helpful, welcoming host.

Dylan User Profile
September 2015
Fantastic stay in a wonderful home. Thanks!

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Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Tawnya User ProfileTawnya is a superhost.

A native of Oberlin, OH, I've lived in CA for the last 27 years. For the past sixteen I've made the North Oakland neighborhood of Longfellow my home, and I think it's a mighty special place. My boyfriend and I live with our three teenaged girls, two dogs, and one cat.

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Response time: within an hour

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