Spacious, high ceilings, lots of natural light.Cozy kitchen and dining.
Simple galley-style kitchen with stove top, microwave, electric kettle and small under-counter refrigerator. Stocked with basics - tea, coffee, milk, breakfast needs, herbs + spices, olive oil, etc.

Entire home/flat

2 Guests


1 Bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

Our sunny, ground floor, studio has floor to ceiling glass doors opening on to an amazing private jungle garden. It's just a short walk to the BART train and only one stop from the bustling downtowns of San Francisco and Oakland.

The space

• Newly renovated space. Clean, modern, open and light.
• Simple galley kitchen with under-counter refrigerator, two burner stove top, electric kettle, toaster and microwave.
• Queen sized bed with comforters and heaps of pillows.
• Wonderful bathroom with handmade wooden counter and huge walk-in shower.
• The apartment has heated concrete floors, high ceilings, concealed ceiling lighting, and original artworks on the walls (we are both artists).
• The garden is open for your use, with an outdoor fireplace (stocked with wood), deck chairs and tables for dining or working out of doors.

Guest access

This is a self contained apartment with a separate entrance through our luxuriant garden. There is ample free on-street parking.

Interaction with guests

We live in the remainder of the 2-story house and are available to help in any way. We've lived in this neighborhood for 20 years and can guide you to lots of great local spots both near and afar. There is a comprehensive guest guide and tailor-made local map in the apartment.

Other things to note

We live in a racially and economically diverse neighborhood that is rapidly changing. You will encounter long-term local residents, hipsters, artists, urban farmers, young families and homeless people. It's the full urban experience and might be intimidating if you're not comfortable with inner city life.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £48
Security Deposit: £397
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £95 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We live upstairs and we love peace and quiet. So no noise after 10pm.
Cooking is permitted in the apartment but the kitchen is limited so please be considerate.
No visiting pets.
No smoking in or near the apartment. There is a paved patio with an open fireplace in the garden where smoking is permitted.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Safety card
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Nami User Profile
May 2017
I couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you both, again, for such a wonderful home.

Leah User Profile
May 2017
What a magical and serene space in the heart of Oakland. An amazing value for the 4 star hotel experience we received.

Anna User ProfileAnna is a superhost.
May 2017
Great place for 2 people. Beautiful yard and amazing shower! Would stay there again in a heart beat.

Nami User Profile
April 2017
This beautiful space was everything I needed and more. Not only clean and well-laid out, it feels spacious and cozy and comforting all at once. I had ample space to get some work done and cooked all my meals with ease in the galley kitchen. The rain shower is decadent. The yard is my favorite. Having this space with the trees and all the flowers to enjoy is so special and such a tranquil retreat after a busy day, plus perfect for my big dog! Most importantly, Sandra and Donald are some of the coolest people, ever. Beyond being the great hosts that they are (absolutely no problems w/communication, easy check in/out, etc.) they provide such a peaceful, secluded, space for their guests you will feel like you're in your own home. Can't wait to go back. Thank you Sandra and Donald for everything!!

Max User Profile
April 2017
Lovely studio. Very clean throughout. Hosts were great, communicated well and were always available. Hosts provided great area info, light snacks and even helped us with a laundry load. Would definitely recommend if you need a great spot near downtown Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco.

Minkkwan User Profile
April 2017
Donald and Sandra were wonderful hosts. Sandra met us on arrival and showed us around the property. She provided tips for what to do, how to get there, and where to eat around the Oakland/SF area. The place is truly yours, very private and quiet. The occasional neighboring dog barking did not bother us at all. The backyard garden was beautiful, we wish we could have spent more time enjoying it. The apartment was kept very clean, and is artfully furnished. They had toiletries for the traveler and anything you may need, for example an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, etc. We absolutely loved the shower in this apartment-- it is an amazing rainfall shower that makes you feel like you've literally rinsed off the day and come out feel so refreshed. Overall, communication with the hosts was very easy and they were always accessible when needed. It was truly a pleasure to stay at Donald and Sandra's apartment. We can't thank them enough for hosting us and being such great hosts themselves!

Thomas User Profile
April 2017
Donald was very friendly and accommodating, the apartment, clean and comfortable. We didn't have a chance to spend time in the garden, but it looked to be a calm and relaxing space. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Oakland, California, United States · Joined in June 2012
Donald User Profile

Artist and Art College Professor, surfer, traveller, Australian expatriate.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Donald’s place.
Sandra helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.