Bright Lake Merritt Grand Lake 2-BR
Bright Lake Merritt Grand Lake 2-BR
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Large 2bd w/ new see-through kitchen, bar & bright like the sun. Walk to Lake Merritt! Feel the love and meticulous attention to detail. Enjoy 1923 charm, soaring ceilings and marvelous molding to bold base boards & perfectly polished wood floors; freshly painted. Bienvenidos. Vous êtes chez vous.

The space

After 67 near 5-Star reviews, I'm pleased to now offer a 2 bedroom with 2 beds for my gracious guests. My place is simple,yet colorful, with clean lines, good composition and très chic. Contrasting vintage 1960s styles: white couch and gold Egyptian glass claw foot coffee table. I live at the intersection of Gentleman's Quarterly and European savoir faire. Enjoy the wine and chocolate!

The many plants are sweet to look at, keeping the air clean and full of oxygen. After partying, visiting galleries and museums, a five star dinner in Oakland or S.F, or just relaxing in front of the 46 inch tv, you'll sleep like a baby.

Please use my fully equipped kitchen. You should have everything you need and more.

-Pour some wine, head to the roof and watch the sunset over San Francisco before you go out.
-Laundry room in basement


In most cases I will be there to welcome and orient you.

This place is so well positioned. It's five mins from the lake and the grand lake Restau/shopping district. You're going to love it. In the two years I've been here, I've had nothing but great experiences. All but one of the 13 residents will chat you up. Neighbors are friendly. I know several people on the block. We take care of our community and it shows.


-Lake Merritt Bart-7 minute taxi ride away
-AC transit will get you there as well-18 Bus stops right in front of the building
-last train from San Francisco leaves Embarcadero station at 12:30am. If you plan to be out past 12:30 the 800 transbay late night bus leaves every thirty minutes after hours and drops you off four blocks from Tropical Chez Toi. I've taken the bus. It's only $2 like all AC Transit buses and it's more than safe.
-5 minute drive from everything, gorgeous Piedmont ( and Grand Lake (and Boot and Shoe Service), Uptown (Plum Bar -with the best burger in town) and Plum Restaurant), Old Oakland or what we call old townJack London Square ( and Everett & Jones BBQ and Souly Vegan- tremendous vegan BBQ), the Waterfront District (and the delicious Chop Bar).

-vga cable allows you to mirror your laptop on the tv monitor
-Cable TV (put tv input on component 2)
-Apple T.V can be used with your phone or laptop. You have access to Netflix. Login or use mine (Put tv input on HDMI 2)
-strong wifi signal
Wireless speaker in shower works with blue tooth enabled devices. Your device will detect it.
-laundry room in basement
-recycling and compost left side of bldg
-neighbors are friendly, say hello


-Pour some wine, head to the roof and watch the sunset over San Francisco before you go out.
-Laundry room in basement


In most cases I will be there to welcome and orient you.

This place is so well positioned. It's five mins from the lake and the grand lake Restau/shopping district. You're going to love it. In the 5years I've been here, I've had nothing but great experiences. All but one of the 13 residents will chat you up. Neighbors are friendly. I know several people on the block. We take care of our community and it shows.


***5-10 minute drive from everything: Gorgeous Piedmont and Grand Lake (Dopo and Grand Lake Kitchen respectively), Uptown (Plum Bar -with the best burger in town and Calaveras for delicious swanky Central &South American fare,) Old Town (Old Oakland with the District and Desco), Jack London Square ( and Everett & Jones BBQ and Souly Vegan- tremendous vegan BBQ), and the Waterfront District (and the delicious Chop Bar).


-Apple T.V can be used with your phone or laptop. You have access to Netflix. Login or use mine (Put tv input on HDMI 2)
-strong wifi signal

-laundry room in basement
-recycling and compost left side of bldg
-neighbors are friendly, say hello


-Pour some wine, head to the roof and watch the sunset over San Francisco before you go out.

-Laundry room in basement

-In most cases I will be there to welcome and orient you.

-This place is so well positioned. It's five mins from the lake and the grand lake Restau/shopping district. You're going to love it. In the 5 years I've been here, I've had nothing but great experiences. Neighbors are friendly. Kim in unit 7 is an Angel. If you have an emergency and by chance cannot reach me, she will give you the shirt off her back if you need it. What a sense of community! I know nearly everyone on the block. We take care of our community and it shows.


-Lake Merritt Bart-7 minute uber/taxi ride away
-AC transit will get you there as well-The 18 Bus stops right in front of the building going east and just across the street and up a touch going west.
-Barting to the city? last train from San Francisco leaves Embarcadero station at 12:30am. If you plan to be out past 12:30am the 800 transbay late night bus leaves every thirty minutes after hours and drops you off four blocks from the Chex vous. I've taken the bus. It's only $2 like all AC Transit buses and it's more than safe.
-5 minute drive from everything, gorgeous Piedmont ( and Grand Lake (and Boot and Shoe Service), Uptown (Plum Bar -with the best burger in town), Jack London Square ( and Everett & Jones BBQ and Souly Vegan- tremendous vegan BBQ), the Waterfront District (and the delicious Chop Bar).
Walk or bike to dinner!?
Fly 7 blocks to Flavor Town, I mean Champa Garden , for Lao/Thai Cambodian food, you'll crave Rockin' Crawfish once you try the crawdads and colossal king crab & feel like everybody knows your name @ Philomena-13th Ave/E. 18th for perfect pizza, terrifically tasty treats and a big beer selection. All three close to home.

Guest access

Either I will greet you or grant you access to the lockbox. I am the first flat on the right side; first floor, unit no 1. Ask me how to access rooftop sunsets and enjoy a glass of wine on the roof!

Interaction with guests

I'm always available by phone and email or will have a contact for you if not.

Other things to note

-vga cable allows you to mirror your laptop on the tv monitor
-Apple T.V can be used with your phone or laptop. You have access to Netflix & HULU. Login or use mine (Put tv input on HDMI 2)
NO Cable TV
-strong wifi signal
-laundry room in basement
-recycling and compost left side of bldg
-neighbors are friendly, say hello


Amenities
Free parking on premise
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people £19 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £27
Security Deposit £114
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We're adults. If you're open minded enough to use AirBNB, I trust you'll respect the home, the neighbors, the community & yourself.


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2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Carol User Profile
June 2017
A wonderful space. Bright, lots of space and very clean. Great kitchen. Close to everything we needed.

Natalie User Profile
May 2017
Aaron's place was fantastic! Very clean and comfortable . I would recommend staying here !
Aaron User Profile
Response from Aaron:
So glad Natalie and her husband enjoyed a non-business related trip away in Oakland and chose my home to for the weekend.
May 2017

Marah User Profile
April 2017
Aaron's place was clean, spacious and lovely! Less than a mile walk to Lake Merritt and the Grand/Lake neighborhood - a favorite running spot and home to great cafes, restaurants and shops! He was very kind in all correspondence and I would highly recommend!

Meredith User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Aaron's place. The location was so convenient, the space was clean and lovely, cookies and wine greeted us, and check-in was a breeze. Aaron was wonderful and very communicative - would stay there again next time I head to Oakland!

Mary User Profile
March 2017
Aaron's place is centrally located, close to transit & Aaron was very easy to communicate with. Thanks for your help Aaron. Apartment is bright & sunny & our stay was wonderful. Thanks Aaron. Mary

Michele User Profile
January 2017
Aaron's place was a lovely landing spot for my Dad and I as we visited family in the area. Aaron communicated consistently and made sure we were comfortable, leaving us coffee, fruit and a few snacks. The surrounding blocks don't offer too much for shopping or dining so expect to drive for meals and such. Aaron took care of the "hiccup" in our arrival swiftly and thoroughly, and responded quickly to any texts or phone calls. All in all a lovely stay! I would stay here again.

Rahul User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation 37 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Aaron User Profile

I live in Oakland, CA. I speak English, French, Spanish and a little Arabic. I'm a big fan of weekend getaways, outdoors, and travel.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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