Bay Views Across From The Beach

Private room in rental unit hosted by Mystic

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bathroom
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.


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[COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED!] 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating! **WORTH IT. READ REVIEWS.** SF Bay views from your well-appointed room. Our COVID-Safe Guest House (2 rooms) is steps from the beach. As quiet as it comes this close to the city, yet still accessible to SF: Driving or Lyft/BART(train) 30 -45 min; Bus/BART 45-60 min. SFO: 60-90 min. Guests often take the ferry. Free street parking. Check-in & checkout often flexible--check w/host in advance! Car strongly recommended, not required.

The space
Welcome to The Green Dragon Guest House!

[COVID NOTICE] This is a COVID-Safe Space. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all guests and visitors. More details about our current health safety practices can be found at the bottom of this description (just above “Guest Access”).

Frequent AirBnBers who stay at The Green Dragon Guest House often tell me “This is the best AirBnB I’ve ever stayed at.” I also have had a number of repeat guests here on business who have come back again and again. Now, there are definitely more “posh” AirBnBs out there. The Green Dragon Guest House is not for everyone (check out the photos to get a sense of the decor). But for those who it IS for, it is a gem. Super-comfortable bed, relaxing and peaceful environment, freshly laundered linens, clean spaces, special touches such as a large overhead shower, in-toilet bidet, Qi chargers on the nightstand, organic soaps, shampoo and conditioner, and breakfast essentials included (that you make yourself) with sourdough toast, pasture-raised eggs, organic oatmeal and organic fair trade French-press coffee and (a fairly wide selection of) teas, plus a selection of sweeteners inc. organic sugar, stevia and agave, fruit spreads, and both dairy and non-dairy butters and creamers.

(From our wonderful guests—December 2019]

"Beautiful, enchanting guest house with great views of the beach. Excellent service. Everything you need within walking distance. Excellent value with all of the amenities anyone could possibly need. All of my needs were met beyond expectation. Could not have asked for more."

"Being at the Guest House felt like being home, to me."

"It was one of the most restful stays I have ever had while traveling, and I travel a LOT."

"Definitely recommend this place. Has all utilities you need for a comfortable stay. Chill and relaxing vibe near the shore. Love all the organic soaps and shampoos. Vibe is great and you have your own space."

The Green Dragon Guest House is not for everyone, but for those whom it is for, it may be exactly what you are looking for: A moderate price for a relaxing, gentle place to stay (including organic soaps, bathrobes and a bed some have said is "almost too comfortable") in a neighborhood that has all the amenities you need, plus immediate access to one of the only beaches in the SF Bay Area. Or, as a recent guest put it: "beyond my expectations."

This being said, we are not a hotel; we are a guest house. We are also not the cheapest AirBnb on the market. But we also are not even close to being the most expensive--and if you book late and are lucky enough for us to still have availability, then you're in for a low-priced treat. If you are really looking for the right place to stay for a few days to a few weeks or even longer, consider studying the photo tour of the guest house, and perhaps take a look at our website: Green Dragon Guest House Dot Info. They can help you decide if the Green Dragon Guest House is the right place for you.

Guests sometimes report two “downsides” to staying here. They are 1) that you may have to walk around the corner, or cross a few very short blocks to get to and from your car, as parking immediately near the guest house can fill up in late afternoon or early evening. The walk is typically no more than 3 minutes, and is about the same distance I walk to get to my own car. As long as you don’t leave bags visible in your car, parking here is quite safe. And 2) the drive to San Francisco can take 30 - 60 minutes, sometimes longer if at the peak of rush hour or if there is an accident on the freeway. During rush hour, the local ferry is often faster and offers a beautiful ride to and from.. For tourists this distance often means choosing between the guest house’s comfort, relaxation, relative quiet and beauty (and a beach!) over “being in the heart of it all” and paying for that privilege (as city prices are often double ours, or more). It is a choice.

[And, here are all the rest of the basics:]

The view and immediate proximity to Crown State Beach make this space truly special. Your bedroom has a view of the Bay, and can just walk outside, cross the street and you are there with an over mile-long beach to enjoy, where sunsets are often stunning! Your bed is also super comfortable, even "too comfortable, as I have a hard time getting up in the morning!" according to some guests who have stayed here. You have your own room, and the rest of the apartment is shared space, with either your host and/or other guests staying here (there can be up to 5 people in total staying in the apartment). A stay at the Green Dragon Guest House includes breakfast "essentials" (see above).

[POTENTIAL NEW PETS] Your host is planning to get a dog or two kittens sometime in 2022. If it is 2022 you are allergic to cats or dogs then the guest house may not be for you. If you have concerns, check with your host to see if he has gotten pet(s) yet.

[DETAILED COVID NOTICE] We will have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected your room and bathroom sink area prior to your arrival. In addition, bottles of disinfectant are provided in each of the public spaces (bathroom, kitchen, dining area and entry hall), as well as in your private room.

Your host, Markus, is fully vaccinated. We expect all guests to show your host proof of full vaccination upon booking and prior to check-in. And, as booster shots become recommended, we ask guests to get their booster shots (currently [as of 9/2021] about 8 months after your last vaccination).

The Green Dragon Guest House complies with local, state and federal heqlth guidelines. As of 1 November 2021, Alameda County has dropped its indoor mask requirements—provided everyone in the indoor space has either been vaccinated or received a recent negative COVID-19 test result. Since we do require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, wearing masks is again optional in the Guest House. We continue to run our HEPA air filters in the public spaces of the guest house as a health precaution against potential breakthrough COVID infection, as well as the potential spread of other viruses such as influenza.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free on-street parking
Portable air conditioning
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 353 reviews


Where you’ll be

Alameda, California, United States

Relatively quiet and suburban, right next to the beach. There are two miles-long walking/running and bike paths next to us that parallel the beach. During the day the street is fairly busy, but it is no freeway by any means, and it tends to be so quiet at night you can hear the usually small waves on the beach outside if you leave your window open. We are an easy 15-20 minute/one-half mile walk and/or short drive to the nearest mall which includes a 24-hour Safeway, a Trader Joe's open from 8am to 9pm, and Chipotle and Panera Grill restaurants for healthy fast food (other restaurants too, including good sushi and amazing italian!). Though the street outside does have modest traffic on it during the day, at night it quiets down, making it sometimes difficult to remember that Oakland is only about 7 minutes away.

Hosted by Mystic

  1. Joined in June 2019


    • Markus

    During your stay

    During the time of COVID we tend to give our guests space. Generally we try to have just one group of us in the kitchen and dining area at a time.

    Our live in housekeeper, Mystic, and her boyfriend José are often but not always present at the guest house during your stay. Mystic is an amenable and caring host, and wants you to have this be a wonderful experience while you are here. Feel free to ask her questions. If there is anything that she or I can do to make your stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask. I'm also a Bay Area resident since 1976 and know the area pretty well, so If you are sightseeing, I can tell you everywhere you want to go and see while you are here.
    During the time of COVID we tend to give our guests space. Generally we try to have just one group of us in the kitchen and dining area at a time.

    Our live in housekeepe…
    • Language: English
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: After 15:00
    Check out: 11:00
    Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

    Health & safety

    Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
    Security camera/recording device Show more
    Nearby lake, river, other body of water
    Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
    Smoke alarm

    Cancellation policy