Vegetable garden and lush backyard. In the back left corner, there is now a cottage that was not yet built when this photo was taken
Unique urban retreat with huge, lush backyard
Unique urban retreat with huge, lush backyard
8 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
8 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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A one-of-a-kind getaway in lovely Rockridge, Oakland. Beautiful Craftsman home on a half acre lush, green and wooded private property. Feels like you're in the countryside, though you're only two blocks from the main street with cafes, restaurants, bars and the metro. Large patio with pizza oven, BBQ and a thriving garden. Well-equipped and modern kitchen.
Very central location for San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley visitors.

The space

Bright, spacious and open house on a unique property in central Rockridge, Oakland. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a comfortable livingroom, beautiful diningroom with an office area, and a new country-style kitchen opening up to a one-of-a-kind backyard. Wood-fired pizza oven, a thriving garden, gas BBQ, and lots of lush greenery and room to run around or hang out. A really unique, urban getaway that's hard to beat.

This is a fully equipped home, with comfortable hangout areas inside and out. The kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, fridge with freezer, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

There is plenty of parking in the driveway, and really easy to get around walking, driving or using public transport.
There is no TV, but there is a projector with a Roku, and you can hook up your own computer if it has an HDMI port. Wifi internet is included.

Fresh sheets and towels, including hand-towels and washcloths, are of course provided, along with bathroom amenities like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, blow-dryer etc.

The house can accommodate up to 6ppl between two bedrooms and a pull-out couch in the livingroom. Please note that children, babies and toddlers all count as guests in this listing, and any guests beyond 4ppl will incur the extra guest fee. That includes babies, toddlers and children, so please enter these all as 'Children' in your booking request.
A Pack'n Play crib is available should you need it.

For groups up to 8ppl, a backyard cottage can be added to the rental for $165 per night, plus cleaning fee. The cottage sleeps 2ppl, and has a small kitchen, bath and livingroom. Pictures available at If you wish to rent the cottage, please mention that in your booking request.

The location is great for a city-vacation, an active getaway or just a place to stay and hang out with your family or friends. Local maps for walking and biking are available, and there are great parks nearby for swimming, hiking, running and biking.

5 stops on BART puts you down town San Francisco, and driving there takes about 15 minutes without traffic. Down town Oakland and Berkeley are just a couple BART stops away.

Things to note:
There is a small freeway right across from our yard that you hear when you're outside. You can't see it for all the trees, but you can hear a constant hum of traffic.

My husband and I live in the backyard cottage and will likely be around during your stay (unless you're also renting the cottage.) The cottage is completely separate and self-sufficient, we would only share the driveway and garden. The pizza oven and patio area belongs to the main house and is not shared; it would be all yours.

Guest access

Guests will have full, private access to the whole house, except the basement. The yard, patio and kitchen deck is yours to use as you please throughout your stay.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you want. We're happy to provide tips and recommendations for the neighborhood, or help with anything you may need. We also respect your privacy, and don`t mind at all if we don`t hear from you during your stay.

Other things to note

If you are looking to host an event or gathering of 10 or more people, separate event fees apply. Please note what type of event and the number of guests in your message, and we'll respond with applicable rates.
If you host an event without approval, event fees will be charged automatically.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise

Extra people £20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £74
Security Deposit £195
Weekend Price £226 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Check-in: After 5.00pm. Check-out: No later than 11.00am
Rules are pretty simple: Don't throw a party, don't smoke inside, and don't bring your cat... (Double cleaning fee applies if you bring your dog)
Read the 'Welcome Folder' when you arrive to understand Oakland's recycling rules, and leave the place nice and tidy when you leave.
Please take shoes off when inside. There are wool slippers available for you at the kitchen entrance.

Please note that all guests beyond 4ppl will incur the extra guest fee. That includes babies, toddlers and children.

The home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occurs while on the property. By making this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

126 Reviews

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Rachael User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed staying at Marianne beautiful oasis in Oakland. It was beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. We would definitely stay again!

Kate User Profile
August 2015
The house was fantastic- light, spacious, clean and uncluttered. The garden ( yard) is big and interesting- with lots of veg growing and an outdoor pizza oven which you are free to use ( sadly we didn't get time). Local excellent cafes , restaurants, food shops and BART are all an easy 10 minute walk away. Msrianne answered questions promptly and thoroughly. We'd definitely recommend it for family and friends who might be visiting San Francisco.

Lesley User Profile
July 2013
Spent 4 days here an had a great time. Close to BART which is just around the corner which saves you trying to find parking in the city and is really cheap $7.10 return. It is close to supermarket and lots of eating places in town. Marrieann and her hubby made us feel very at home and were both very helpful with their local knowledge. I would recommend anyone to stay here lovely couple lovely home Thanks so much to you both

Sam User Profile
December 2012
From start to finish renting from Marianne was a delightful experience. Booking was painless, we recieved clear and easy directions to the house, and found a complimentary bottle of wine as well as elegantly presented instructions on how to operate this inviting and comfortable home. The next day we got to meet Marianne and Sam. They are great people. Before we got there, we thought it might be strange with them living in the cottage across the yard while we were there. But it turned out we wished we could have seen them more! Not only are they a wealth of information about the local area, but they go out of the way to help. The house is in a great location, even though it's right next to the freeway. We thought the freeway was going to be an issue, but again were pleasantly surprised that we couldn't see it, or even hear it when inside. And the wonderful yard easily makes you forget about the noise when outside. You really can walk to almost everything you need from this house. We brought our 2 and 4 year old kids and when we could convince them to leave the yard, we could walk one block to a great playground, and just a few blocks to groceries, pizza, breakfast, toy store, even a kid only haircut place! We recommend Marianne's without reservation!

Cece And Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Marianne is a wonderful host. The house is spacious, charming, clean, and very private. Location cannot be beat, with easy access to grocery stores, shops, and restaurants. Our host was responsive and kind. I would highly recommend staying here. Just a wonderful place, with easy access to the surrounding area. We would definitely stay again!

Lauren User Profile
October 2017
Marianne's property and grounds are very gracious and so is she. The pizza oven was great! The ambient noise of the freeway was a little more than a background "hum" for people not use to city noises. I only minded it at night when trying to sleep. Earplugs for sleeping could help. All in (URL HIDDEN) was a pleasant stay and served our social needs very well. Good house for small gatherings and entertaining.

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
This home is so welcoming and perfect for a weekend in the east bay. So many walkable spots for shopping and dinner. But fair warning- you may not want to leave because the house is so cozy and the backyard with the pizza oven is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner at home. The kitchen has everything you need and a few things that you didn't even know you needed! Hosts were unbelievably quick to respond and communicate and very friendly and welcoming. We will be back. A perfect stay.

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Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Marianne User ProfileMarianne is a superhost.

I grew up in Norway, but moved to California in 2007 for grad school and have stayed here since. I live a pretty standard Bay Area life working in the sustainability industry, and taking advantage of the great outdoors around here. Love going on trips to new places, no matter how near or far away. My husband, Sam, and I just returned from a 15-month trip around the world and we missed hosting while we were gone, so we're excited to be back into it. Getting to host people and help them experience the true Northern California and all we have to offer here is really fun for us, and we would love to help make sure your trip here is great!

Languages: Dansk, English, Español, Norsk, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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