View from the main entry into your 2bedroom / 2bathroom flat. You have locked entry and the hallway is semi-private.View of kitchen / dining room
Relaxed & Modern Hilltop Retreat- 2 BR 2 Bathroom
Hosted by Gemma & Ron
Gemma & Ron is the host.Gemma & Ron is a superhost.
8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Comfort in the Oakland Hills. Spacious 2 bedroom flat (sleeps up to 8, but ideal for 4) w/2 Full bathrooms, open-concept kitchen to living room (SmartTV+WiFi), washer/dryer, &Bay Area panoramic views fr the patio. Ideally located: 2 blocks fr 580 Fwy, 5 minutes fr Hwy 13, 15 min to Berkeley, 10 minutes to BART & 16 miles to SF. Commute can be anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour- depending on what mode of transportation and what time of day it is (as expected of any major metropolitan area).

The space

Welcome to your getaway from the City. A great place for a group or family to rest after adventures around the Bay Area. This 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom Flat is located in the Oakland Hills. The space includes a fully-stocked kitchen complete with fridge, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, dinnerware and basic condiments. The open concept allows your group/family to all wind down together, cook, eat, watch the Smart TV or plan your next travel steps without separation with free WiFi that receives speeds up to 70 Mbps.
If it's space you need, the master bedroom is huge with tons of closet space and a couch that can fold out to a bed. Both rooms have black-out curtains for folks transitioning to our time zone or just need extra zz's. The en-suite has an amazing 4-head-shower and seat to help you relax/wind down after all your touring.
The patio seats 3 and has great views of the Bay. Perfect place to have your morning coffee or your nightly wine.
Need to let off some steam? The treadmill in the living room is fully-functioning-- in case you are the business traveler and didn't get to fit in that hike (trails upon trails are only a 5 minute drive from us) or run around the Lake today (Lake Merritt is about a 5 minute drive off 580).
If you are traveling with small children, we can provide a pack & play, high-chair and baby tub if you let us know beforehand. Tots can also play in the gated front yard. Whatever season you visit Oakland, the flat stays a good medium temp. We offer central heat for the winters and window cooling fans for summertime.
We respect the privacy of our guests and want you to feel this is your personal space to relax and enjoy the Bay Area. We will respond promptly to any texts
or emails before or during your stay.

Guest access

Our home is a multi-unit dwelling. You share a common gated front yard, common access into the home, then you have a semi-private hallway leading to the locked front door to your own 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, full kitchen, living room, private patio.

Interaction with guests

We live on the property so we can be available to you when needed. Otherwise, we leave you guys alone as we are pretty busy ourselves!

Other things to note

This space is new to Airbnb, but we have been hosting for almost 2 years and we are Airbnb "Superhosts." It is in the same location as our other listing. Please check our profile and other listing out :). Thank you !

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 air mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad and lockbox

- Please: No shoes worn inside the flat, thank you!
-No parties, no drugs, no filming, no illegal activities
-Please, no extra overnight guests
- Smoking is ok in the front yard, back yard, your private patio..but please, properly dispose of your used cigarettes! Absolutely no smoking in the house, thank you :)
- Check out is pretty prompt at 11am (because we need time to prepare the space for the guest coming in after you)
- Check in is flexible anytime after 3pm (we have a lock box for the times we can't meet you ourselves)
- As we have 2 small children, we ask for first and last names of you and your guests prior to booking, thank you

**For folks NEW Airbnb**: This is our home, not a hotel. What does this mean? Just please tidy up after yourself: Wash your own dishes, take out the trash (bins are in front), and put your dirty towels and linens in the laundry basket. Basic stuff- like when you are staying at your friend's house - we are just asking for you to be respectful of the space :)

We love meeting folks from all over the globe. Thank you for choosing us, looking forward to hosting you guys. :)!


28 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
October 2017
Great for a family or two couples traveling like us. The house is an easy drive to San Francisco!

Jules User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay, very spacious and comfortable. House is just located in a residential neighborhood that is very hilly/steep/narrow roads.

Tonia User Profile
October 2017
Great place, easy to find. This spacious apartment was nicely furnished w/ modern amenities. Loved the master shower! We felt very secure with the property. It was also easy to get around for those with age related mobility issues. Ron & Gemma were quick to respond to any questions regarding property or local favorite places. Highly recommend this property!

Lili User Profile
September 2017
Great place! The kitchen is FULLY stocked. Very clean. The master bathrooms shower is AWESOME! And not very far from SF

Nicholas User Profile
September 2017
Very nice accommodations with everything vacationers would need.

Catalina User Profile
August 2017
Ron & Gemma's place was beautiful! It was just as advertised and fit my family of five perfectly. Although we did not get to meet, Communication was easy and thorough. Gemma made sure to give us detailed instructions on how to get to the home by avoiding traffic and how to retrieve the key. They have a few restaurant suggestions in their welcome notes and the pizza place was AMAZING. Book this place!

Kat User Profile
August 2017
My family and I had a relaxing stay at Gemma and Ron's place. Their home was beautiful (just as advertised), private, clean and comfortable. We appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and laundry!! Overall an excellent experience! We would definitely stay here again!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Gemma & Ron User ProfileGemma & Ron is a superhost.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain We've been traveling and using Ai…
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