Urban Retreat-Oakland 1 block away
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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The space

This is a spacious 700 sq. foot studio apartment. While it shares a common entrance to the house, the suite’s entry door locks securely for complete privacy. Our publishing company occupies the space adjacent to the suite and there is very little activity on the evenings and weekend.

Overhead skylights provide excellent light. Soft carpeting adds to the comfort. The private bathroom includes a large shower and double sinks. Sleeping arrangements included a comfortable Queen size mattress on a low (3") platform and a queen-size sofa bed. Behind the sleeping area there is a semi-private room with a queen-size futon.

Fast Wi-Fi connection. In-house entertainment includes Cable TV with HBO and On Demand service, and DVD player. There are weights and exercise props. In the sitting room there is a small refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishes and utensils.

Parking is easy either in the large driveway or on the street. The large garden is peaceful with unusual plants and a large fish pond.

Piedmont CA is a beautiful residential city surrounded by Oakland, convenient to all freeways. You will be within walking distance to Lakeshore Ave. & Piedmont Avenue’s restaurants, shops, and movie theaters. It's a 10 minute drive to Whole Foods, the Paramount Theater, and Oaksterdam. Downtown San Francisco is just 20 minutes away.

For commuters going to SF, there is a casual carpool pick-up spot and The Transbay Express bus around the corner. Also nearby (1.5 miles) is the rapid transit system (BART – MacArthur Station). This is a convenient BART stop for travelers using SF and Oakland Airports.

We live in the far side of the building and are available for information about local activities, eateries and places of interest. One shy cat also calls the place home. Shared laundry facilities available.

Guest access

Beautiful garden. Shared kitchen and laundry.

Interaction with guests

We're always available for information and insight. Suite is very private.

Other things to note

Playground for kids just 2 blocks away.

Free parking on premise

Extra people £15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £38
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price £122 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Tobacco smoking outdoors only

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

119 Reviews

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Phoebe User Profile
August 2017
We just stayed at Jane and Ed's place for over a week. Their house is located in the wonderful Piedmont neighborhood of Oakland! The private suite is situated in a lovely garden oasis setting, complete with Koi pond. The Suite is very quiet- which was huge plus for us and it had everything we needed for our extended stay. The bathroom is huge and the beds were comfortable. Having a parking place was helpful (although there is also street parking available as well). The laundry on site was a godsend! We had a great stay!

Kristen User Profile
June 2017
A hidden gem close to everything, but quiet and tranquil once you enter the property. Communication was superb and I felt a welcome guest during my entire stay.

Kristal User Profile
June 2017
This was our first Airbnb and it was an awesome experience. Upon arrival we where greeted and given a tour or the house. It had a beautiful garden/pond in the entrance. The home itself was spacious for 2 adults and a toddler. He had enough room to play and roam. We where even lucky enough to feed to fish . I was near walking distance of many restaurant and shops. She left us a guide for near by places to eat and things to do. it was awesome! Thanks Jane and Ed!

Dana User Profile
March 2017
Jane and Ed's house is within walking distance of a ton of restaurants, bars, and cafes. The studio itself housed the three of us perfectly. It was incredibly quiet for sleeping. If I'm ever up in the Bay Area again this is where I would want to stay!

Jean User Profile
January 2017
Great location! Great place! Perfect for a short vacation!

Kenta User Profile
December 2016
We stayed Jane and Ed's luxury suite for a week for my work and vacation for my family. We enjoyed the stay in their quiet, spacey suite very much. Because we were travelling with kids, most important things among others were safety and kids friendliness. Having said that, we believe the place was one of the best. Jane and Ed, and all the people there were so kind and welcoming for our family. They also gave our kids chances to feed their fish in the pond. Our kids loved that. We hope we can visit someday again.
Jane And Ed User Profile
Response from Jane And Ed:
Sorry that you were subject to the ant invasion. Thanks to your prompt observation we have them under control, at least until the next rain storm.
December 2016

Sophia User Profile
October 2016
This roomy airbnb was perfect for us as we have a one year old. There was a play area and the carpeting meant we didn't have to worry about him hurting himself. Piedmont Avenue is in walking distance and down the road was a wonderful playground. We were able to live there almost as if it were our own home. Thank you Jane!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Jane And Ed User Profile

My husband Ed Rosenthal and I enjoy botanical gardens, museums, healthy dining, and SF Bay Area music and culture events. Stay with us and get the "friends and family" discount on any of Ed's books.

Response rate: 86%
Response time: within a day

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