About this listing
My spacious & sunny studio apartment is centrally located between downtown and Temescal, and just blocks from BART. Perfect for exploring San Francisco and amazing Oakland bars and restaurants, or enjoy my fully stocked kitchen for relaxing nights in
This is a wonderful apartment that has always made me happy to be home. Its so close to the hustle and bustle, but a great retreat when you need to relax and be alone. Its great for people who need to work remotely, first time visitors to the Bay Area, and whatever else may bring you to lovely, diverse, Oakland.
Mac Arthur BART station is under a 10 minute walk away, making trips to SF a breeze.
The other tenants are mellow and everything you need is close by: Walgreens right across the street, a BBQ and bakery next door, whole foods and other markets close by, and amazing nightlife all around.
I try and keep the space fully stocked. The fridge has a decent amount of condiments, there's all the basics for cooking- feel free to use whatever is there: oil, sugar, coffee etc.
The bathroom has both bath tub and shower, and all the basics: clean towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer, nail polish remover, cotton swabs, etc.
Again- use whatever you need to while you're there!
Although my building is next to a freeway overpass, some people seem it really isn't very noticeable, and is totally worth the convenient and cozy location. I highly encourage you to read my reviews where people mention this, because it really doesn't bother most guests. For light sleepers, I provide earplugs on the bedside table! This is overall a very quiet building.
There's inexpensive on site laundry that takes quarters, and a common area out back with lots of seating and plants. The kitchen is big and great to cook in. Feel free to use or eat anything in the kitchen.
Interaction with guests
I'd be happy to recommend nearby bars and restaurants and try to answer any other questions you may have. If you're new to Oakland, I can easily share my love of it, and give you pointers for a fulfilling stay! Just ask!
Oakland is awesome and always opening new fun spots. One of my favorites is the beer garden on telegraph. You can easily walk there! Oakland is diverse, laid back and open minded. Its a great location for exploring surrounding cities in the wonderful Bay Area!
Bart is great for getting to many places, especially SF were having a car isn't always easy. If you have a car, there is always plenty of free street parking. Theres also a bus stop right out front, and you can walk to soooo many cool bars and restaurants. Also, Uber is prominent in Oakland and my method of choice when going out for drinks or dinner.
please keep in mind this is an urban city: Be aware of your surroundings, and don't leave valuables in your car.
with that said, this neighborhood is definitely up and coming, but as a single female i felt perfectly safe moving in 5 years ago, and things have only gotten better.
Other things to note
My bed is amazingly comfortable. Although it IS a bit higher than most. I have a little step stool for those that are on the short side, so feel free to contact me if you think this may be a problem for you in any way, and i can try to accommodate you!
There is no smoking in the apartment, but smoking in the back patio is fine. It is a quiet building but sound travels easily in the hallway, so please talk quietly when coming or going. I have delicate antique chairs, please treat them with care. Parties or excessive loud noise, especially at night, is a no-no. Basically, Treat my apartment as you would treat your own home. Thanks and have fun!!