Crocker Highlands is the jewel of Oakland. It is made up of large stately homes on tree lined streets The Cottage is a beautifully updated 1912 chauffeur quarters located behind a lovely remodeled period home. The first floor has spacious living room and full bath but no kitchen. The second floor is a large sunny bedroom with two twin beds and reading area/closet. You think you will enjoy the space.
The space is really quite nice. The Cottage is a free standing unit with your own entrance. The lower level is made up of a large living room that used to be the garage. On the same level is good size bathroom with sink, shower and toilet is also on the first floor. We try to keep bottled water in the small refrigerator A staircase takes you up to the second floor bedroom with two twin beds and a small closet. There is also a reading area on the second floor.
Guest access is self check-in. We found that most guest like this. If you are running late it is not a problem.
You walk up a lovely driveway and put in the driveway gate automatic gate opener and the Cottage is ready for. The keys are on the counter.
You have the space to yourself.
The cottage is adjacent to our driveway where we park that is why we can't offer you off street parking. But you have a lot of room once we go to work in the morning
Interaction with guests
Both Jim and I are at work during weekdays but I am of course available by phone or email. Text is actually the best way to get me. The space is self contained and you can easily come and go on your own. Because it is a separate space we are inviting but let our guest entertain themselves.
Other things to note
The cottage is a separate large two-story building that is a beautifully converted garage. It has a small refrigerator, and coffee maker but no kitchen. Breakfast is coffee. The yard is fenced with a lovely patio in season and pond. When the weather is nice the patio is available for use. But please remember there is no smoking on the property. The City of Oakland does require a tax.
The House Rules are pretty common sense. No smoking, incense or candles as they are a fire hazard.
Be respectful of the space. Please park on the street. Be aware that you are staying in a fairly quiet neighborhood. For stays over 5 days there are extra sheets on site in the first floor trunk. Please be respectful of the neighbors as you come in later at night.
Hi I am Philip.
My husband Jim Tibbs and I both left corporate life in the last couple of decades. I worked for IBM, P&G and Clorox. I am now the founder/owner of high-end residential remodeling company called HDR Remodeling Inc in Berkeley, Ca My husband Jim Tibbs (Macy's and Levy's) is now GM for a competitor of HDR also in Berkeley. But, that is another story.
We purchased the home built in 1911 about 25 years ago and totally remodeled it. Staying in the cottage you will be enjoying the fruits of all our hard work. The house was the worst house on a very nice street when we bought it.
We travel extensively mainly Europe. We look forward to meeting you.