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If you read some of our nearly 300 reviews, you will see why people have loved staying at our beautiful home in one of the best parts of Oakland. What may not be as clear is the added value. By including breakfast we save you $10 to $20 a day. By being so well located, we save you a car rental if you wish. The room is in the front of the good sized house and we are in the back so you have complete privacy. You don’t need the added expense of a whole house or apartment.
We offer a perfect place for travelers wanting an inexpensive alternative to hotels, for visiting grandparents, scholars, business people here for a few days and people transitioning to the Bay Area. Some of our more frequent guests are couples visiting their children and grandchildren in the area. Others work in Downtown Oakland and walk there. Easy access to SF by bus, BART or even Ferry via a free downtown bus. If you are driving, it is 15 - 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Although we are here at the same time you are, you will experience complete privacy if that is your pleasure or friendly talk if that is better for you. The house is large enough and the bedrooms far enough apart that we rarely run into each other except intentionally. Huge bedroom with queen bed and bath en suite. Mounted cable TV, wireless internet, window seat, refrigerator, kettle, kitchen use, washer and dryer use, beautiful garden and occasional living room use. Weekly linen and cleaning included. We'll put out coffee, juice, fruit, cereal and bread for toasting. In addition, we can take care of your office needs such as scanning, faxing, and copying. One very friendly but sometimes shy mid-size dog. LOCATION: ½ block from beautiful park and garden, 300 yards from Lake Merritt. Short walk to restaurants, theaters, Saturday Farmer's market, Oakland downtown & BART to San Francisco and cities around the bay. Commuter bus or casual carpool to SF 3 blocks away. If we are available, we'll drive you to Oakland airport when you leave or to the BART to get to SFO. PARKING: You are welcome to park in our driveway while you are loading and unloading. After that, we can negotiate your ability to share that space. Street parking is difficult but possible. If you are like many of our guests who just park the car and take public transportation for the duration, we will happily put your car in the garage. Suggestion: There is so much going on here. Go online to Goldstar to get an idea of the 100 or so plays, tours, and other exciting events; all at half price! You can sign up for free. When you book with us, we will send you a welcome packet with a lot of local information. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.
The Adams Point neighborhood of Oakland is unique in it's walkability and events. There is a large Saturday market that provides fresh food and entertainment. We have many fine restaurants and more coming in all the time. This is a young and vital neighborhood. It gets better and better every year.
  • This is a beautiful and charming little spot just up the street from Lake Merrit. Pat and Lynn were bother very friendly and helpful with recommendations of what to do in the area and in the city. The rustic bed and bath provided sufficient privacy and space, and there is a light breakfast provided in the morning. This place is definitely a comparable and less expensive alternative to a hotel. We would certainly stay here again.

    alex2013-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time with Pat and Lynn and they made us feel really welcome. Great location and only a short hop on the bart to San Francisco which suited our plans just fine. Would certainly recommend.

    John2014-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Pat and Lynn were fantastic hosts! My flight was delayed & I arrived late but they were so welcoming & gracious. The suite was exactly as described. Very spacious & contained a wealth of information. Wonderful neighborhood & convenient location. I came to babysit my Four year old granddaughter who was also welcome to visit with me during my stay. I would definitely stay there again & highly recommend this accommodation.

    Darlene 2015-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Firstly let me say that we loved the location of their home . It took 22 minutes to Pacfic height driving on a Friday for dinner. The room was large and comfortable we were delighted to watch catch up tv with the new season of Newsroom. Pat and Lynn were kind and generous hosts to both myself and my son . We adored staying there and there is a very good reason they are super hosts . They are good people and their home is very inviting- we went to the Oakland museum which is fantastic and a must see for anyone interested in the history of California. You are taken through art science and history over the last. 300 years a must see Thank you both for a lovely Segway into SF

    frankie2013-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Pat and Lynn are wonderful hosts! They were kind, helpful and also unobtrusive. I loved my own very comfortable room in their home - complete with attached/separate bathroom with a fantastic shower. The bed was very comfortable and my preferences for breakfast were easily and graciously supplied. This was another wonderful stay in an AirBnb just confirming my commitment to this mode of travel accommodation! Thank you Pat and Lynn!

    Christy2013-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Pat and Lynn's home is delightful and well-located. They were warm and helpful in so many ways. Wish our stay had been longer. Jane Andrews

    Jane2014-05-21T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderful experience in every way. The location was easy to find and accessible to public transporation. Pat & Lynn were very accommodating and provided a very helpful sheet with information on getting around and included their contact information. The amenities were more comfortable than a hotel and their home was peaceful and welcoming. I hope to have as much luck with future airbnb experiences.

    Carmina2014-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • I couldn't image more pleasant B&B experience at Pat & Lynn's house. Pat and Lynn is an extremely nice, friendly and helpful host through our 2-day stay. Guest bedroom is very clean and cozy. We have 2 parents and 2 kids while there is only one queen bed in the guest bedroom. Pat generously provided us an additional sofa bed in the living room. We got everything required for a comfortable stay from Pat. In short, Pat and Lynn are not only the great hosts you'd wish to find at B&B but also good people you're willing to make friends with. We are more than glad to choose them in our first B&B trial.

    Jacqui2014-08-08T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Lovely house at Lake Merritt Oakland, 1 bedroom 1.5 bathrooms. Kitchen and bathroom are shared with 1 more person. The house is near Lake Merritt Bart station and you can walk around Lake Merritt. Easy access to SF, you can bart. Farmers market every Saturday morning only 10 min away from the house. Enjoy
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Light filled 700 sqft 1BD/1Bath apartment in a family owned 4-unit building located in Oakland's Cleveland Heights neighborhood next to Lake Merritt. Enjoy convenient access to Oakland, Berkeley, SF and all the Bay Area has to offer as well as great bars, restaurants, a movie theater and Trader Joe's just outside your door. It's a 20 minute walk to Lake Merritt BART or $5-7 Uber/Lyft and then only a 12 minute ride to downtown San Francisco.
    The space is large, gets tons of natural light and offers an abundance of features to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. A queen size air mattress is available if you wish to have additional guests or need separate beds. Some features of the apartment include: -Dedicated parking spot -High speed Wi-Fi -TV via Roku featuring HBO, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN etc. -Private entrance W/ key provided -Work station and printer -Full kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher and nook -Coffee or tea W/ french press or coffee maker -Full bathroom The building is located in a very quiet, safe neighborhood and is surrounded by great amenities. Some of my favorites ranging from a 5-20 min walk are: -Portal - Great spot for brunch/drinks -Grand Lake Kitchen - Great food & brunch -Coach Sushi - Awesome sushi & bottomless sake -Boot and Shoe Service - Amazing restaurant -Arizmendi Bakery - delicious pizza -Mad Oak - Fun bar w/big patio -Grand Lake Theater - historic movie theater -Oakland Museum of California -Trader Joe's - 10 min walk -Leaning Tower of Pizza - 2 blocks away for a slice -Haddon Hill Cafe - 2 blocks for Coffee/Pastries -Lake Merritt Laundromat - $1 wash & fold service If your stay falls on a Saturday, one of the largest farmers markets in the East Bay is held on the north side of Lake Merritt and is a 10 min walk from the apartment.
  • Great place, a few blocks from the lake! Close to San Fran as well! Aaron was a pleasure to work with and he made sure everything was ok for my entire trip. Would stay here again!

    Chase2017-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location for all things Oakland. Sweet place, great host!

    Joe2017-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely loved our time here. Great location, open and spacious floor plan. A great value and Aaron was always available.

    Dean2017-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and apartment! Aaron is a fabulous host.

    Lisa2017-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • If you truly want to experience Oakland you must visit Lake Merritt. Aaron's place is situated within walking distance from the lake and other small shops and restaurants. The whole process of booking his apartment was easy and smooth. Aaron was easily accessible before and throughout our stay. His place is clean and comfortable, you will feel like you're staying at your own place. I always enjoy the personal feel of staying in someones home. There is parking in the back of the apartment but he will let you know its tight. We found that out when we tried to reverse into the spot. Thankfully, my boo has good parking skills. :P Overall, we would stay at his place again. Thanks for your hospitality!

    Ihssan2017-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • This place was perfect for my first trip to California! It's located just blocks from beautiful Lake Merritt, and is a short drive (or totally doable walk) to tons of restaurants and shops. The neighborhood was quiet and although the driveway was narrow, it really helped to have private parking. The apartment gets great light during the day, and I loved all of the small charming accents- especially the kitchen nook. I feel like the pictures don't do it justice, as the place was much larger than I expected! Aaron was very responsive and helpful, as well! While we didn't spend much time at the apartment, we definitely looked forward to coming back to it every night.

    Janet2017-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • No additional fee for late check in; quick response for any questions. Grocery store in walking distance. And a free parking lot. It's a great choice for travelers. Besides, The little wood dining room set is really cute. I love the apartment interior decoration.

    Chenyu2017-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Aaron was a great host and we loved his place. Very bright and sunny with a neighborhood feel: good coffee and Lake Merritt around the corner and within walking distance of downtown. On-site parking was perfect for our roadtrip.

    Jay2017-08-24T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Modern, spacious, bright, private room on Lake Merritt with views! You will love this relaxing atmosphere.
    *Your bathroom is outside your room but you're the only one who will use it. *This is a full bed with brand new mattress and bedding. One floor single mattress. *There is stairs (not many steps but unfortunately this is not a wheelchair accessible building.) *I have a pet rabbit. You won't see him, but if you're allergic to pets please reconsider. *24 hours security in the lobby. *Key is required for the elevator. You will get a fob with your keys to have free access. *No private parking but there is always easy street parking available outside. *There is a TV, a mini fridge and a microwave in your room for your convenience. *Wifi is strong and free.
    *Lake Merritt is beautiful and great for walks or exercises. Just cross the street. *20 mim. driving to San Francisco. *Restaurants, movie theatre, farmer's market and shops within 5 min. drive. *Mini markets, restaurants, coffee shops and other things to do within 5 min walking distance. *Jack London Square also is within 5 mim. driving. distance.
  • Vania’s house looks like something out of a movie. By far the nicest space I’ve ever seen. Also comes with a cute bunny. Great space, great host, great communication at a great price. We didn’t even get to go to the concert we were supposed to go but the trip was still nice just because of how cool Vania’s home was.

    Jaspal2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Vania was an excellent host, her place is very stylish, clean and easily accessible. Even though it was a shared space, she did her best to make it a comfortable setting and to emphasize privacy when she needed to. She took the time to introduce herself and made her guest feel at home. The neighborhood is beautiful and enjoyable to walk around. It is near by a downtown area, with lots of unique and exciting activities to be a part of. parking is a little tough but that's expected in such a hip area. She does have concierge service at the front door, that would be more than accommodating if you need to drop off your luggage quickly. Bottom line, I would be happy to come back and stay again!!

    Oliver2017-12-09T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Don't miss your chance to be amongst the action in this perfectly located and light-filled one bedroom, just one block from Lake Merritt. Enjoy an updated kitchen and bath with designer tile, stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops, an open floor plan that welcomes morning and afternoon light, a balcony just off of the living room and ample closet space both in the sizable bedroom and entry. Building features include a laundry room and gym. This location has it all!
    This space is perfect for commuters, nature lovers, and urbanites alike! It's walking distance to anything you need, including Lake Merritt (3 mins), Live performances at the OMCA (8 mins), good eats at some of Oakland's hottest restaurants and even better company at Oakland's most popular bars.
    Walk/bike/run Lake Merritt, which is just a block away. Minutes to Whole Foods, Coffee Shops, Live performances at the OMCA, good eats at some of Oakland's hottest restaurants and even better company at Oakland's most popular bars. *Walk score of 94 *Steps to Lake Merritt *Corner stores nearby * Walk to Downtown Oakland *30 mins to SF
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    My studio is just one block from Lake Merritt and within walking distance from several coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, landmarks and BART stations. It's bright and airy, with lots of plants basking in the sunlight. If you're looking for a quiet neighborhood that's just a short train ride of the city, this is the rental for you. With a new twin bed, it's perfect for business travelers, solo adventurers, or couples.
    One thing to note is there isn't very good parking in the area. It's not impossible, but be prepaired to walk!
    The space is between Lake Merritt and downtown. It's walking or biking distance to Jack London square, the lake, downtown, basically everything you could want. If you're looking for access to SF, this space is actually a shorter commute to some parts of SF than, say, The Richmond due to the easy access to BART.
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Sparely furnished, quiet, medium-sized, trapezoid-shaped room with natural light. It has a large (triangle-shaped) built-in closet and electric heaters. The vintage 1930s building has a stoop to the lobby entrance. Just steps from the lovely urban Lake Merritt, with many stores, cafes and restaurants within a block or 2. 3 buses stop at the corner. Lake Merritt BART is a 15 min walk along the lake. The kitchen and bathroom are both smallish, but fully functional and equipped.
    The lake!! And everything around it (including of course running/walking, and cafes, restaurants, bars). And boat hire on the weekends. And downtown Oakland is not far away (across the lake and about 8 blocks).
  • The host canceled this reservation 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Josh2017-03-07T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

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    My place is close to Everything! I am within blocks of three grocery stores and a farmers market, some of Oakland's best restaurants and bars, public transit(including 19th Street Bart), the park, Lake Merritt, and America's first established wildlife sanctuary. You will stay in the guest room. I am home at nights and am glad to answer any questions to make your visit great. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
  • Great stay! Thank you for hosting Sherrie and me!

    CHARLOTTE2016-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Charron is an absolute lovely host, and the place is quaint and characteristic of life in happening Oakland area. Very gracious and just the right amount of room, clean and neat. Recommend highly!!

    Chris 2016-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • Charron was very accomodating even when we arrived very late. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The place is right next to the lake and park, great for a relaxing walk to see Oakland! Highly recommend staying with Charron!

    Katie2017-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Do yourself a favor and book this place! Communication leading up to my arrival was fantastic. Check-in went smoothly. I have never rented a room before and so I didn't really know what to expect. This place has exceeded my expectations and I have pretty high standards for living conditions. I liked it so much I've actually booked it for a second month. The hostess has been extremely accommodating. I would have never figured out how to get around the city if she had not taken the time to explain in great detail how it all works. There is a bus and car pool (I forget the exact name of it) across the street. I chose to walk the 15 mins to the train station. It's a beautiful walk around the lake to get to it. The apartment is close to everything; restaurants, bars, grocery stores, etc. There is a coin laundry in the basement of the building and I never have found it crowded. The location is very safe and you have a beautiful view of the park from the windows of the apartment. The best part of my stay has been Frida, the absolutely precious German Shepherd. She is so kind and lovable and knows how to do a ton a tricks for treats. I could not have asked for a better hostess. She respected my space and privacy. I never ran into any issues sharing the living room, kitchen or bathroom with her and she always made sure I had access first even if she needed it. She could not have been more accommodating. The bedroom is a nice space. I was staying for a month so I knew this would be very important. There is a window that if open allows for a nice breeze. There are also potted plants outside that delivers a nice view. The bed is extremely comfortable but the best part is the large closet. It's a smaller walk-in closet with a floor length mirror. I felt like I almost had two spaces to myself.

    therese2017-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here for a month and had a great stay! Great location and nice host. Thank you!

    David2017-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Charron is amazing! She took me last minute and was super sweet. She gave me a lot of great advice regarding the area, things to do and even made me a cup of tea in the morning. She's very insightful about healthy living and the environment which made for some great conversations. The apartment is cozy, bed is comfortable and it's a great location. There are so many restaurants to chose from right around the corner as well as a beautiful park. The only thing that I didn't love was the fact that you could hear the neighbors congregate from time to time outside of the window being that the deck is is directly connected. Overall, I'd definitely recommend staying if you'd like a quaint and cozy stay while you explore Oakland and/or San Fran.

    Lauren2016-05-25T00:00:00Z
  • Charron was a great host and had an incredible home and location. Highly recommend all around!

    Katie2016-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Charron's was a wonderful experience. The location was perfect, close to the Lake, Uptown and Grand Lake neighborhood. Charron was warm and welcoming, and it felt like I was staying with a friend as soon as I arrived. The bedroom is really comfortable with a large closet. I recommend to anyone visiting Oakland who wants a quiet, homey place near the Lake!

    Caitlin 2017-11-22T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    £45 Room on the Lake!
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    Hello travelers! My place is in the heart of Oakland, two blocks from gorgeous Lake Merritt. This is a large, luxury, professionally-decorated two-bedroom apartment with a "Harry Potter" third bedroom for larger groups (see pictures!). Our neighborhood is quiet, very safe, and close enough to the Oakland city center to be convenient but far enough away to get some breathing room. Great for solo travelers, couples, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets).
    My space is professionally-decorated, very spacious, and homey. I regularly rent out my space when I'm oversees on business. I hope you'll make yourself at home when you're here, and put this great space to great use.
    I live in a charming part of Oakland, away from the crazier city center, right next to beautiful Lake Merritt. Only a 10 minute walk to the BART subway station and 5 min walk to the grocery store.
  • Well decorated place with plenty of outdoor lighting. Alexa was a nice touch too!

    Aemilia2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice homey place and friendly host. The neighbourhood was nice, stores and resturants within walking distance.

    Albin2017-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • If you're looking for a spacious airbnb in an awesome neighborhood with a thoughtful, funny and excellent host, this is your place! The apartment is near Lake Merritt, which is a BART stop for easy public transportation and makes it easy to go for a run/walk around the lake (if that's your thing). There's also a great selection of restaurants and cafes nearby. Connor is helpful, responsive, and the kind of host that makes airbnb a special experience. All in all, I can't praise this stay more! :)

    Hee-Sun2017-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • This was one of my favorite experiences with Airbnb. This apartment is amazing: just a couple blocks from the lake, fully stocked, spacious. Connor was also incredibly responsive and a fantastic communicator. We had such a wonderful time and will be renting with him again. Thanks again, Connor!

    Katelyn2017-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • If you're coming to Oakland, stay in Connor's spot. It's big, super well-stocked, beautifully decorated, and in an incredible location. All I had to do was step outside and walk a few blocks to be able to go for a scenic run around Lake Merrit. I had some great food too. A+++

    Brian2017-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Connor is an amazing host. Even though he wasn't in the country, he made sure to respond quickly to all our needs and made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. We really enjoyed staying here. The place is really unique and in a unique area. It is a 2min walk to Lake Merrit and near many restaurants and stores. Connor's place is great for people who want space but also want to be in the city. Downtown Oakland is within range too. It's clean and well equipped and the bedrooms are spacious and the bathroom is clean. We would definitely stay here again.

    Tauelangi2017-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great communication and also the apartment was perfect just as described. Best Air Bnb I have stayed at.

    Jacob 2017-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • Connor was a great host. Very clear communication. A+. Nice place and great location near Lake Merritt. Would rent again. Thanks!

    John2017-04-20T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Backyard cabin steps away from Lake Merritt and Grand Avenue restaurants and businesses. Convenient to public transportation, easy commute to San Francisco or Berkeley. Located behind our home . 400 square foot cabin with sleeping loft.
    Cozy sleeping loft with double bed, sitting area, kitchen area with mini refrigerator, microwave and electric teakettle. No serious cooking in the cabin, but many great restaurants within walking distance. Small bathroom and private outdoor shower / tub. We provide warm robes and slippers for walking to the shower but please make sure you do not mind showering outdoors especially in winter! Most guests really enjoy the shower ( see the reviews) but please make sure you are comfortable with this. A Double Air Bed is available if more than two guests, or two guests who prefer separate beds. If you prefer to sleep on air bed on main floor, please make sure you advise us in advance so we can have it set up when you arrive.Nice backyard space outside cabin. No smoking please. A driveway parking spot can be made available by request. Please let us know before your arrival if you need a parking space.
  • Staying here was a delight. We loved the outside shower and the loft bed! The furniture is more comfortable that it looks, it's cozy and private, and there were lots of sweet touches. We didn't see Amy at all, but we did spend some time chatting with Dennis, who was warm, welcoming, and informative. This is an awesome location to have a base for experiencing Oakland, and it's a wonderful place to come back to after a long day. This was our first Air bnb stay and we would love to stay at this place again. If you're thinking about staying here, you probably should.

    Sheida2016-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • An ideal Oakland experience! The cabin is adorable with a comfy bed, and the location is perfect - a pretty, quiet street that is nonetheless very close to the lake and numerous bars and restaurants. Amy and Dennis were super nice and welcoming, gave us cookies and left a helpful list of nearby restaurants. Also, we adore their dog Boots. Would certainly stay here again!

    Lily S2016-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place. Super quiet and comfortable. I met Amy and Dennis briefly and they were lovely and provided anything needed. Outdoor shower is great and place is cozy and close to so many great amenities. Love running around the lake.

    Deanna2016-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and cute/funky space.

    Jill2017-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Dennis and Amy were both extremely friendly and welcoming! Slept like a baby in their cabin which had every comfort I could have asked for. An outdoor shower in the sunshine is definitely one way to start your day off right. Missing this spot already!

    Kate2015-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • The hosts were very kind and easily accessible when and if we had questions, before and during our stay. They even let us check in early, so we didn't have to lug our suitcases around. The cabin was very tidy, cute, and the outdoor shower was amazing. We stayed during the hottest weekend of the year but they made sure that we were comfortable throughout our stay. There's a great backyard space for relaxing outside and the lake is literally a few houses away. We loved the walkability to Lakeshore/Grand area and you must check out the Saturday Farmers Market down the street.

    Esther2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • I loved everything about this place! It was unique, cozy, had lovely amenities and was in a great location. Despite it being so central we slept soundly without any street noise. Would definitely stay here again!

    Meghan2017-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Though my girlfriend and I live in Oakland, we wanted to spend a weekend immersed in our favorite neighborhood, Lake Merritt, and this unit was absolutely perfect for us. The cabin itself is a cozy, private space with everything you need for a short stay. The lofted bed was a fun feature and slept very comfortably for the two of us. The outdoor shower was so refreshing; I really can't describe how much I enjoyed looking up at the blue sky while showering. The patio sets up for a great meal outside and one can feel right at home quite quickly. We decided on Day 1 that we would not be driving during our visit, but it was an easy decision, knowing we were just a short walk from everything we could possibly need. On Saturday, Oakland's best farmer's market is close by, and a Trader Joe's is nearby as well.As soon as you walk down the driveway, you can see the lake just a block away. We enjoyed several great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars during our stay and never had to walk more than 15 minutes. One could enjoy either the Grand Lake or Downtown Oakland vibes within minutes of leaving the rental. Amy and Dennis were as welcoming as you could ask for. Almost every time we walked down the driveway, one of them would pop their head out and ask if we needed anything. My girlfriend and I packed a picnic, and Dennis was quick to provide a blanket for us to sit on. Throughout our stay, we enjoyed several friendly conversations with our hosts. Their hospitality and enthusiasm were genuine and appreciated.

    Jesse2015-07-19T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    - Long-term stays welcome (1-6 months +) - FAST WiFi - Near DT Oakland - Newly Remodeled - Private apartment on the second floor (not shared with anyone) - Cat friendly with $95/month pet fee
    Sleeping arrangements Studio: 1 bed 1 double glass door closet, a bathroom with full shower, and bathtub. NO kitchen/living room/dining room Here are basic things you need to know: - Professionally cleaned w/ fresh linens and towels each stay - Coffee maker in room, w/ waist-high fridge (no kitchen in this studio) - Bodywash, shampoo, hand soap provided in a dispenser - Easy charging station, phone chargers available - Waist-high refrigerator/freezer - 32" TV, w/ Roku box, and Netflix subscription included. Watch movies or TV shows while you relax at night Location - Walk a few blocks to beautiful Lake Merritt (5min), around the Lake to Downtown Oakland (20min), to Lake Merritt BART station (10min). Airports - Ride BART from SFO or OAK to Lake Merritt BART. Fun stuff all around in walking distance! Check out our guidebook! Parking - There is no parking on-site. There is typically street parking available nearby, and there is free parking in the parking lot across the street on weekends and after 5:30PM on weekdays. During weekdays, 2nd Ave (cross street) has no time restrictions, and street sweeping is only on Thurs & Fri, depending on which side of the street. 3rd Ave is the same way. International has a 2 hour parking that is loosely enforced, but sometimes is. Park illegally at your own risk.
    The neighborhood is anchored by the beautiful Lake Merritt, with a walking/biking trail around the Lake, and only a 10min walk to Lake Merritt BART, with 3 stops to SF, and access to all over the Bay. There are several delicious restaurants and stores nearby, including dock-side dining on Lake Merritt (10min walk), a delicious local gastropub, a Vietnamese community and food, bars. The Oakland Museum of California is a great museum only a 5min walk away. A coffee shop is just around the corner (but coffee maker included in room), grocery store & Walgreens is a 5min walk. The Laundromat is across the street. Lake Merritt has a beautiful trail around it, small boats for rents for $10-12/hr, sailing, and a gondola boat (like Venice) where someone will poll you and your special guest around the Lake. It is a quick walk/bike to downtown Oakland, with lots of restaurants, bars, more fun stuff to do, and a vibrant weekend scene. The neighborhood is flat, making it easy to bike & walk everywhere.
  • J. is a perfect host: he gave us helpful tips about the area, responded immediately to all our emails and makes a real effort to provide everything one needs when traveling (including a beer upon arrival and netflix for a cosy evening). The room and the bathroom are new, very clean and tastefully decorated. It felt like staying in a very nice hotel room (but for a really nice price!). We can definitely recommend this place!

    Daniela2014-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • J was an excellent and helpful host. He gave us a lot of useful info and tips, and he was easy to contact. Although the photos on Airbnb did not reveal much, we were pleasantly surprised at how nice, clean and comfortable his place was. It was small but it was just what we needed for a 2 nights stay although we wish we could've extended. It is situated in a convenient and safe location - walking distance to the train station, shops, and not to mention the beautiful lake which makes for a great morning walk/jog and/or bike ride. J was kind enough to allow free use of his bikes (upon security deposit) which made our visit to SF not only convenient but fun! We wouldn't think twice about booking J's place again. Thanks!

    Fiela2015-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent little studio. James sent everything over email and text and made sure we were able to get in. Directions super easy! Strong wifi and walking distance to a nice coffee shop (Akat?) and a cool bar with great food options (Portal).

    Timothy2016-05-07T00:00:00Z
  • The space was clean with easy access to Oakland and San Fransico. Felt safe walking around at night and walking around at night. Our host was quick to answer any questions via text!

    Erika2015-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • The communication regarding the place was excellent! Good instructions. The place was very clean. I loved the chocolates and it was nice to find drinks and water in the refrigerator. It was quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed staying at this place. Thank you. I did miss having a shower, either doesn't work or I didn't know how to get it to work, but I managed taking baths.

    Estrella2014-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • The room was tiny, quaint, and just what I needed. J Martin was an awesome host! He stocked the mini-fridge with essentials prior to my stay and offered me his netflix account on his roku. The bathroom was beautiful. Recently redone. In all, I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this space!!

    Nina2014-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • The studio was very clean, well kept, well maintained, 10 min walk to BART and 2 min walk to Lake Merritt as advertised. We enjoyed staying there for the weekend and had easy access to the Lake and the surrounding amenities. The host had graciously provided detailed instructions on the wifi, access, etc. such that we didn't need to contact them again. The street facing the studio does tend to be noisy at night, so if you're a light sleeper, this might pose a problem.

    silva2015-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • J was a great host! Upon arriving, he made sure I had everything I needed for a comfortable work trip. He even gave me a beer! Room was spacious, clean and in a great part of town. I'll would recommend renting this space any time you come to the Bay. Thanks again, J!

    Lily2014-09-20T00:00:00Z
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    Hi! I'm Isa and I have a sweet little studio available on Lake Merritt in Oakland. It is right around the corner from the lake...just steps away. Everything you need to enjoy your stay is within 2-8min walk; grocery store, laundromat, cafe, restaurants, bars and the BART station. The downstairs Gastropub is delicious and has a patio looking out to the lake. This is a perfect spot if you enjoy jogging and working out in the open air; rent a paddle boat or Canoe! Bike rental across the street!
    It is located right above one of Oakland most popular Gastropubs, and artisan cafe, and across the street from Oaklands ever famous Rockin' Crawfish and a block and a half away from Oaklands most popular/famous taco truck, Tacos Mi Rancho. There is a full functioning kitchen with a microwave and basic cooking ingredients. There is also a juicer and air fryer for healthy eating/cooking. I also provide hair tools in the bathroom and a 50 inch tv with an xbox, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, amazon video and basic cable with high speed internet. I also have a small thank you gift for all my guests. Our roof top is not developed however there is access and it oversees the lake and the restaurant patio downstairs. Perfect for a glass of wine and people watching. Street parking is fairly easy, just make sure to read the street sweeping (Thursday's and Friday's) and 2-hr parking signs on some of the streets. This place is essentially situated in one of Oaklands most popular areas and everything is within a 15min drive (even SF). The Bart is only 4 stops from embarcadero in SF and is direct. And Uber or Lyft will cost you $15 or less to take you into SF.
    Lake Merritt, BART, Bus Stop, tennis court, grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, bars, coffee. All basic needs are provided in the apt, such as cooking utensils, hair tools, wifi and Tv apps.
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    Spacious apartment right on Lake Merritt! Located in the heart of Oakland this cozy apartment is minutes from everything Oakland has to offer! Step outside and enjoy a walk around the lake, experience Downtown Oakland, or hop on the BART and head into San Francisco.
  • Was a great location for catching a raiders game

    scott2017-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Location was great. Beds were comfortable. Things were as described. Place was a little chilly but once the heater was lit, all was well. There weren't too many cooking utensils but we ate out most of the time. One suggestion - bring extra towels as only one was provided per person. Overall, the price was right and we will stay there again if it is available.

    Peggy2017-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Parking is tough, heater doesn't work (it gets cold in the bay) and the cleanliness of the apartment can be improved. Other than that I enjoyed the spaciousness of the apt and the area is cool, too. Be sure to bring a cloth iron and other amenities i.e. soap, toothpaste etc. I did enjoy my stay and I do like the apt and I hope that Justin makes the minor improvements to make it a 5star listing. Thanks for the stay.

    Imhotep2017-05-14T00:00:00Z
  • Nice, spacious place right by Lake Merritt. It's also walking distance from the BART station which was convenient for travelling into the city. However, the apartment is right at an intersection so it can get noisy at times. Street parking around the apartment was difficult at times because of all the people visiting Lake Merritt and having to accommodate street cleaning days. Overall a decent and convenient place to stay.

    Amanda 2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay

    Sergio2017-05-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great location next to Lake Merritt. Very clean and super spacious. Nothing fancy, but good value

    Ann2017-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed staying at Justin's place. The location is great, few steps from the lake, some nice restaurants , a big super market & just in front of the public transit. The house is spacious & Justin responded promptly to inquiries.

    Dalia2017-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and my family enjoyed staying here very much. This place was close to the transit so we enjoyed a Raider game while we were there and checked out San Francisco. Definitely staying here again when I come back.

    Victor2017-10-09T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Our cottage studio is located in the backyard of a well maintained triplex that is located in a safe neighborhood two blocks from Lake Merritt in Oakland. It is an old carriage house that has been converted into a 625 square foot studio unit with a complete kitchen and bathroom that are brand new. It has a fun, bohemian, artsy decor, that is also modern and simply decorated.
    Originally designed to double as a musician's recording studio, we also rent it out on airbnb when it is not in use. The extra soundproofing allows for maximum quiet from outside noises and gives it an eclectic and artistic flair which we hope you will enjoy!
    Our studio is located in the the Lake Merritt District near great coffee shops, and a variety of restaurants and bars located on Lakeshore Avenue and Grand Avenue. The historic Grand Lake Movie Theater is also within walking distance. On Saturdays there is lively Farmer's Market next to the 580 Freeway overpass. There is a Trader Joe's and a Lucky's Grocery store within walking distance as well as a Safeway that is a 5 minute drive away. There is a vast amount of park space around the lake where people regularly picnic and hangout, and it is also great for walking or running around, or just people watching. We recommend you check out the many gardens at the lake as well as Lake Chalet waterfront bar and restaurant: http://gardensatlakemerritt.org/ https://www.thelakechalet.com/
  • I was the first guest in this place so I feel like I got a steal of a deal. It's a cosy place with new everything. The pics don't convey how fresh and inviting it felt when I arrived. Karin left an hand written note and small gift – the cherry on the cake. My two week stay was great and Karin and her hubby delivered extra sheets the moment I requested them. Location is a stones-throw from the lake and close to public. I'd recommend this little cottage to anyone.

    nathanael2017-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • My parents stayed for two weeks and couldn’t have been happier. They were close to us, the lake, restaurants...everything they needed. They found the place cozy and comfortable. They would stay here again next time in a heartbeat!

    Megan 2017-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • LOVED this little place. I stayed 1 week and wished I could have stayed longer (it was booked and rightfully so). The little unit clean and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Karin and Matt are quite friendly. Great location – you can see the lake from the sidewalk in front of the main house. Only drawback is the construction directly next door, however; this seems to be indicative of most of booming Oakland right now. I was quite impressed with the thought and care put into this unit to host travelers. There's a shoe bench right when you walk in to sit down and take your shoes off. There's plenty of outlets to charge your electronics with. Comfortable couch and bed. And the grand piano is gorgeous. What I loved is how private the space felt. No one bothered me at all, which was great. I've rented many AirBnB's (only a few took the time to leave a review on my page). I have met all kinds of hosts. Karin and Matt are definitely in my top 3 list of hosts I have encountered. The energy of their space - and their kindness - was energizing rather than depleting (as I have found some other hosts can sometimes be). Also, I have a chanting practice (think Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It). This place was perfect for whatever I needed to do whether it was a business phone call, study, sadhana (spiritual practice), or deep rest.

    China2017-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a great experience! I was a same-day booking and was in the area for the workweek. Karin was extremely helpful with getting me set up and settled in. The home was very spacious, the kitchen and bathroom very modern and neat. The neighborhood was very safe with charming cafe's, laundromat's, and a convenience store all within a block or two radius. Lake Merritt was literally down the street! Highly recommend, no doubt would book again if in the area.

    Ben2017-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's place is an easy walk to the lake and very cozy. Easy check in and out. Karin was very responsive and accommodating when we had to change the dates of our stay too. We used this for my father's visit and he enjoyed it very much. Thanks, Karin!

    Cara2017-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Karin's cottage is lovely - clean, beautifully decorated, ideally situated in a wonderful section of Oakland. Everything about the transaction was made so easy and it made my visit a true pleasure.

    Bruna2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • This place was great, super clean and modern. Parking space was clutch, great location near the lake, and in between SF and suburbs

    Shara2017-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful property. Close to everything in Lake Merritt. Will book again should we return to Oakland.

    Emily2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    One master bedroom available in spacious 3 bedroom apartment in lake Merritt. Walking distance to lake Merritt Bart. About 10 minutes bart ride to downtown San Francisco. Less than 5 minute walk to beautiful lake Merritt. Shops and stores nearby. 5 minute drive to the freeway. Me and my roomate live in the apartment in 2 separate bedrooms, 2 males mid twenties very respectful, quiet, clean and hardly ever home! Limited access to living room and kitchen.
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Perfect location for travellers, business travel, and students, our independent studio is across the street from Lake Merritt, and its running path. A 12 minute walk to BART, a 3 min walk to grocery stores, restaurants, and laundry, and 5 bus lines run within one block. A great landing pad for any Bay Area adventures. Families and students welcome!
    This is a large ground floor studio across the street from Lake Merritt. It comfortably sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 young children with 2 single trundle beds or a king size bed, and one double air mattress. The large main room (over 240 square feet) has wood parquet floors, a trundle bed (2 separate mattresses or a king size mattress), a small writing desk (and a large well lit kitchen table), and a separate seating area. The kitchen is brightly colored, sunny, and fully equipped with a gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots, blender, and cooking staples (salt, oils, coffee and tea, full spice collection. The large table seats 4. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub, good water pressure for showers, and nice natural light. The layout of the studio, with a closing door between the kitchen and main room, and a hallway separating the bathroom, makes it easy for two or more to share this studio without feeling crowded.
    Lake Merritt has many recreational activities and fantastic people and bird watching. It is a scenic 5K (3 mile) jog around the lake with kayakers, paddleboats, gondolas, egrets and herons out on the water. Friday nights the Oakland Museum has free music, dancing, and gourmet street food with many of Oakland's diverse food trucks. On Saturdays a 15-minute stroll takes you to one of the largest farmer's markets around. And in a one block radius of our home there is a beer garden/gourmet restaurant, Louisiana crawfish, fantastic Vietnamese sandwiches, very good coffee, and a taco truck that unites all of Oakland's citizens.
  • I had a great time at Jo's place. Spacious studio with a king bed, full kitchen and bathroom. Great location located by the lake, where there is an amazing trail for walking/jogging. Cool local coffee shop nearby as well. Highly recommend staying here.

    Kaison2016-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • We arrived very late but Jo and her husband were waiting for us. They give us helpful hints and information. We loved Jo's apartment. Everything was exactly as mentioned in the description - there were all staff we needed! Jo is very helpful. We travel with our 3,5 years old daughter who was so happy when Jo showed her books and toys for toddlers. We felt ourselves there as at home!

    Camila & Chris2016-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Nice, cozy little spot right next to Lake Merritt. Would happily stay there again if the opportunity arises.

    Manuel2016-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Jo is an excellent host! Her studio has a lot of character and charm. If you're looking for an ultra modern space, this is probably not for you. It was a great space to have a comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen for the late evenings and early mornings we were around. A great first Airbnb experience.

    Susie2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great location & so perfect for a romantic getaway. It's really well laid out. Not too big & not too small. There's a clawfoot tub. It's very cute. Jo is a great host. The kitchen was well stocked, and there was a folder with lots of maps & menus & info about the neighborhood. We both knew the area well so we didn't need it but very nice to have. It's also near a supermarket. Which was handy. Plenty of restaurants & walking distance from the Oakland Museum which has great exhibits that weekend. The only downside was the bed. The mattress was too soft. As older people (49 & 60), one more night & our backs would've been really jacked up. All in all, I would totally stay there again (Id bring one of those portable folding mattress boards).

    M'kali2017-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed the comfort of Jo's studio apartment. The view of the lake was lovely and the neighborhood felt very safe.

    Patricia2016-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and studio! Jo was there to welcome us and provide information. Very spacious, close to everything we wanted to see, and close to public transit.

    Fernando2016-06-13T00:00:00Z
  • The studio is exactly as advertised. Unfortunately, my trip was cut a night short, but Jo is a very accommodating host. Recommended host! Thank you so much Jo! I enjoyed staying at your place. :)

    Kenny2017-11-06T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    A completely private, comfortable one bedroom apartment three blocks from Lake Merritt in Oakland next to the shopping grocery you on sunny space with bed and bath small living room with kitchen TV and private patio, come and go as you like any time ,nearby restaurant and bars around the lake ,easy to travel anywhere to san francisco and bay area close transportation or brig your car parking is included . perfect for work trip, student, visiting friends.
    has everything you need for an independent stay
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    Bright, tasteful apartment in a friendly building just 2 blocks to beautiful Lake Merritt. Walk to restaurants, shops, museum, bars, coffee shops, Farmer's Market, the historic Grand Lake Movie Palace, and BART. Kitty included! The rate has been reduced for minimal cat care.
    The Internet TV has HBO, Hulu, and Netflix. There's a fan and an air cooler available. The sofa can be used as an extra bed and there's extra bedding available. There's a coin operated washer/dryer on premises. The kitchen is fully equipped with good cooking equipment if you feel like cooking. Feel free to use any oils or condiments. Don't miss the extensive spice drawer!
    This is a 20 unit apartment building with friendly and helpful neighbors. On Saturday there's a lovely Farmer's Market within walking distance (near the movie theater). There are gyms and yoga studios within walking distance. Friday nights have food trucks, free live music, and 1/2 price admission to the Oakland Museum, also walking distance. Arizmendi Bakery, Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, etc. are all on Lakeshore Ave. Lucky grocery store is very close by at 247 E. 18th St.
  • Jennie's apartment is clean and accurately advertised. It's set back a block or two from Lake Merritt, which is perfect because it's quiet, but not far from a beautiful public area. The cat kept pretty much to herself, except once when she let us pet her. My husband and I slept in the bedroom, and our 11-year-old son slept on the sofa. We were all very comfortable. Jennie was easy to talk to and had some great ideas for our stay. We walked to the Grand Lake Theater, which is charming, old fashioned, and beautiful. We love the farmer's market, and the supermarket is close by. The lake is beautiful, too. We would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend to others.

    Victoria2017-05-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! Amazing central location very close to downtown Oakland and a short 15 minute drive to SF. Jennifer is a great host! She was super helpful in our process of figuring out what we wanted to do in town. Luna was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Tolu2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Jennifer´s apartment was truly lovely, and in a great neighborhood with a lot of restaurants and cafes. There were three of us, and we were perfectly comfortable between the sofabed and the bedroom, as the apartment is very well distributed. Jennifer was very responsive to texts and her apartment was well appointed.

    Luciano2017-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at Jennie's appartment! We were three and stayed 3 days and 3 nights here. It was very nice. Well located near the beautiful Lake Merritt. Not so far from San Francisco. The bedroom and the sofabed are very comfortable, the appartment is very nice, clean and lovely. The cat is adorable, we really fell in love with Luna! She's nice, calm and affectionate. Jennie is a very nice person and had some great ideas for our stay. Communication with her was easy. We truly appreciate! We highly recommend to others, and we hope to come back one day.

    Jérémy2017-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay!Parking was easy and it was a very quiet and nice complex. It's very close to Lake Merritt and to areas of restaurants and bars. It's also not a bad walk or short rideshare to the BART.

    shawn2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding! Communication was impeccable and the unit was set up perfectly! Luna the cat loved us and was a lot of fun to have around. Our stay here could not of been easier and we would return with out a doubt. Jessie is extremely hospitable!

    Nolan2017-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed studying at Jennifer’s place. Very clean and close to everything. Very recommend!

    Talal2017-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was comfortable and just as described. Jennie was pleasant to work with and communication was easy! We met several neighbors and everyone was friendly. A great little spot.

    Sarah2017-07-20T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    A cute 2 bedroom apartment, steps from the lovely urban lagoon, Lake Merritt, with stores, cafes and restaurants. A large bedroom with a corner view, and an off-street medium sized bdrm. The vintage 1930s building has a stoop to the lobby entrance. 3 buses stop at the corner. Lake Merritt BART is a 15 min walk along the lake. The kitchen and bathroom aren't huge, but fully functional and equipped. If you want to come early, Dec 3-6 we will be home w 1 bdrm and living room foldout available.
    This is where I live with my son, so it's furnished and has with our books, toys and food etc. I will move things around to accommodate guests, putting some things in storage etc. but there will still be some of our personal things in the apartment. The bedrooms will still have some belongings, but I'll put things in storage and tuck them away between the two bedrooms (we normally just use one). Right now, the large room has a double-bed, and a high bunk bed on top of a desk/draw set. The double bed could be in either bedroom, or split into a folded out sofa bed in one, and a (comfortable) double mattress in the other. There's a small desk that you can use (I can put it in either bedroom. There's a video projector and screen set up in the large bedroom. You can use my b&w laser printer if you want, it's on the wireless network.
    This part of Oakland is wonderful, lots going on, and of course the lake is an absolute gem with boats, running and walks, playgrounds, Fairy Land, botanical gardens etc etc. It is still an urban lower middle class area, so guests should be mindful of normal appropriate safety behavior for cities.
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    This walker's paradise comfortably fits 1 guest in a private room on a fantastic memory-foam twin bed. There is plenty of storage for your belongings with cubbies and hangers. Our home is spacious and charming with period details and high ceilings. Centrally located on a quiet street, just 2 blocks to Lake Merritt & easy access to public transportation.
    The guest room is cozy and perfect for any stay. Comfortable twin bed, bedside table with lamp and drawers to keep your belongings in.
    It's close enough to everything but far enough away to not feel congested. We have lived in our apartment for over 4 years now and the location cannot be beat. As two commuters who work in the city, we love being able to come home after a long day and unwind in our hidden East Bay "oasis". The dive bar down the street, Baggy's is always great. Lucky's, Trader Joe's and a multitude of stores off Lakeshore are within walking distance, great eats nearby, public transit, etc. The list goes on. Walkers Paradise!
  • Great hosts and very nice people. Any questions I had or any suggestions I needed they quickly responded to text msgs. Very clean place, comfy bed. Shower head broke and it was fixed within a few hours. I would recommend to anyone and I would def stay there again. Thanks again guys for everything. Hope to see you again soon. #Blessings #OneLove

    Luis2017-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • Meghan & Randall are warm and inviting hosts. The pictures posted are pretty spot on to the real thing. I appreciated the fact that they communicated with me often and were very detailed. The apartment is well kept and very clean. My room was clean and the bed was super cozy to sleep in. I really liked how they pay attention to detail. They provided drawers and hangers in my room and a bath towel and face towel. The night stand had (URL HIDDEN) of them poetry and a scented candle too. I love their cats too so fluffy and cute. I highly recommend them.

    Bibiana2017-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Logistics is a breeze with Meghan! Although I didn't have a chance to meet the hosts, Meghan made sure I got everything I needed to get in/around. The place is bright and homey :)

    Jue2015-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Meghan and Randall were wonderful hosts to me and my dog. They made our one month stay a breeze. The apartment was clean when I arrived and kept clean all month long. Room is small but they have some shelves and hangars that help with storage, bed has drawer storage and there is a night table as well. They gave me lots of recommendations on places to eat, bars, and sites to see. Location is great, just a 5 min walk to Lake Merrit and 3 min walk to the bus that takes you right into the heart of downtown Oakland and BART. They have two sweet cats as well.

    Emi2015-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Megan and Randall are both as welcoming and generous as can be. The house was clean and neatly kept. It is a beautiful walk along Lake Merritt to the BART station. A great experience. I would definately stay here again.

    Matthew2015-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Meghan and Randall were great Host. Very friendly and warm. I would stay there again.

    Thomas2017-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • Meghan was quick to respond and super helpful. Their charming apartment was a short walk from the lake and I never struggled to find parking. I had a lovely stay and will try to stay with them again next time I visit Oakland!

    Sherri2017-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Meghan and Randal were great hosts, and the location is great. It was the perfect place for my needs (finding a place to live in the bay area) and I ended up renting a place just down the street.

    Ben2015-03-24T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    This adorable apartment sits across the street from beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. Located in a safe neighborhood with cute local coffee shops and vibrant night life, it is just a short walk away from BART with a bus stop right at the front doorstep. This is your East Bay haven, and a perfect getaway for couples who want a beautiful retreat while still being close to all the fun The Bay has to offer. Bonus: Sonos speakers, Hue lights, and an adjustable queen size bed. Just saying.
    A spacious, well equipped kitchen with a spectacular view of Lake Merritt is seconded only by the massaging queen sized bed with the same view. We've left plenty of great suggestions in the guide book to make your stay in Oakland enjoyable!
    Steps from Lake Merritt, great local food and fare all within 10 minutes walking distance from the front door.
  • The apartment was nice and very close to Lake Merritt and several bars and cafes. The house has Sonos and Alexa, as well as Phillips Hue, which was fun to use. Will definitely look to stay here again next time I'm in the area.

    Greg2017-12-26T00:00:00Z
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    Whether you bus/Bart/or walk my 2 bedrm. apartment is a haven for corporate travelers and folks visiting family in the neighborhood. Lake Merritt is right outside the front door for a quick run, a great gym is across the street, and Lakeshore/Grand Avenue nightlife/shopping is two blocks north, with easy on-street parking (no meters!) around the building. High-speed WiFi, HOT water all the time, and Direct TV on large Visio screen in your room. Check out significant Extended Stay discounts!
    The two bedroom apartment is in Oakland's favored neighborhood, and a historic treasure in 1920's "Grand Residence" style. Perfect to prepare for business, with Bart, Bus and casual car pool within minutes. (The bus stop is in front of our building to zip downtown to CityCenter Bart, or take the Express Bus to San Francisco a few blocks walk. There's a lovely leather couch, desk, walk-in closet and empty drawers to make the room your own.
    The lake is right outside of the front of building w/ some of the best restaurants, gyms & yoga studios in the Bay Area. If you're heading into San Francisco for business take the NL Express bus or the "casual carpool" by Grand Lake Theatre (five minute walk from our door!)
  • Visiting my daughter working in downtown Oakland this was a great place to stay. Morning runs around the lake, movies and restaurants nearby. And great conversations with Gigi!

    Larry2017-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Gigi is a very pleasant person and she made me feel quite welcome. The location was exactly what I needed as I was visiting family close by. In addition, Lake Merritt, located across the street from Gigi's place, is a very nice place to talk a walk, jog and observe waterfowl. It also a 5-10 minutes walk from the Oakland museum where people gather on Friday evenings for live music and one can choose a great variety of foods from many food trucks.

    JEAN-MARIE2016-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • The location was perfect, the space was very nice and overall experience well within expectations. The owner was extremely helpful. Will definitely stay here again n next time in Oakland

    Brook2016-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • First and foremost, Gigi was an awesome host and as well as person and conversationalist. She allowed me to check in late (at 11:45pm) and was extremely considerate, offering me food and beverage upon my arrival. The space was exactly as described and the apartment ambiance made for a great start to my trip. I had an awesome first time airbnb experience with Gigi and would definitely stay with her again. She also makes a great latte.

    Lex2015-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Gigi was a great host... I think I can only describe my experience like this; "I wouldn't be more comfortable if I was staying at my parents'." She was not only a host, but also a great room mate. She was very responsive and she tried to help me all the time from our first communication over the phone, until I leave. Even the apartment was 80 years old, it was autentic, silent, sunny, very well decorated and at a wonderful location by the lake, where you can have an enjoyable walk to the Lake Merritt Bart Station. It takes about 30 minutes by Bart to San Francisco Embarcadero or Downtown, which is faster and much more cheaper than a car ride especially during the rush hours. I would highly recommend this place to all airbnb travelers who will go to visit San Francisco for busines or leisure. Thank you very much Gigi, for our morning talks and for your perfect hospitality.

    Korhan2016-09-25T00:00:00Z
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    Beautiful, comfortable and clean private room with shared bathroom and tiny but practical kitchenette in the upstairs quarters of our refinished 100 year old historic house. Minutes from the lake and less than a block away from Grand Avenue, we are conveniently situated between Downtown Oakland and Grand Lake district. Artistic and gracious, this is a unique place we’re proud to call our home.
    Less than a block from Lake Merritt, our home is a charming and spacious, well cared for 100 year old historic house built in a colonial revival style. Surprisingly quiet considering the location and proximity to the freeway, this private bedroom comes with shared bathroom and a petite kitchenette. You are especially invited if you enjoy the aesthetics of an old home with lots of wooden details but with modern comfort. Oak and fir floors, all the original wood trims, splendid staircase! Beautiful bathroom features newly refinished and very gratifying clawfoot bathtub. Mini-kitchenette includes all small but very practical features: fridge, microwave, sink, electric kettle, toaster. You can make your coffee (simple drip) in the morning and we'll have some small snacks available - you are free to bring in food and drinks but please be mindful if you choose to eat in the bedroom - always use a tray, placemats and coasters. Bedroom is simple yet elegant and the queen size bed very comfortable. Plenty of soft towels and white bedding. Large dresser to fit all your special items, and a closet with sufficient amount of hangers. Iron available upon request. The little treat in this room is a private sink with mirror. The bathroom and kitchenette will be shared between you and the guests of the other bedroom. This room looks out to our front yard and onto the street and gets direct sunlight in the afternoon as it’s facing West.
    Adams Point is a convenient and delightful part of Oakland and our house is advantageously located half a block from beautiful park at Lake Merritt, a very short walk from many tasty restaurants, historic Grand Lake Theater, Saturday Farmer's Market, lots of shops, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Fairyland! Our neighborhood is friendly and safe, and the lake is a constant inspiration to walk, jog, play, meditate, or indulge in endless bird watching. Very photogenic Lake Merritt is a home to many herons, pelicans, cormorants, ducks, geese… It is a treat to all who live here and those who visit, and creates an incredible backdrop for your unique Oakland memories :-)
  • Great place. Blanka is a great host.

    Judy2017-07-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home in a safe location

    Nick2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Classy and comfortable room with a lavatory in the room, perfect for women. The shared bathroom is beautiful. Shower products are provided. Everything very clean. Blanka is a very warm host who knows how to take care of her guests. Location near to Lake Merrit is great. Would love to stay there again!

    Beatrice2017-05-16T00:00:00Z
  • Blanka was an absolute pleasure and her home is gorgeous. From a kitchenette to a large bedroom, complete with access to a spacious bathroom, all newly renovated, her home is the ideal Lake Merritt Airbnb.

    Allie2017-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, quiet, convenient. Excellent value for money. Blanka is a gracious and detail-oriented hostess. My favorite place to stay for a business trip to Oakland.

    Larry2017-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • I live in the area and Airbnb'd my place for several days and needed a place to stay. Blanka's place is gorgeous and Blanka is a very gracious host. I loved staying at this beautiful place. Central, two minutes to the lake, scenic and lovely neighborhood. Very upscale house, designed and decorated so comfortably that I definitely want to come back. Great place for such a value, and very welcoming host. I loved it!

    Irma2017-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Not only does Blanka's home exceed in cleanliness and comfort, but also through the dedication and energy which Blanka buts into making your stay as enjoyable as possible. I have had a more than enjoyable and relaxed time and was seldom treated so friendly and forthcoming. Thank you Blanka.

    Andreas2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Blanka was a great host! The room was just as described and looked exactly like the pictures. Great location & only a 15 minute train ride to San Francisco. Blanka had excellent communication & I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Highly recommend.

    Diana2017-08-27T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Overlooking the east end of Lake Merritt, often described as the "Riviera of the West," this is a comfortable and well-appointed studio apartment with private patio and off street parking ( 1 car). 1 block to restaurants and cafes, and the Saturday morning farmer's market. The lively lake scene is at your doorstep. Lake Merritt is very walking, biking, and bird watcher friendly. Second floor apt (no elevator) with an apt above and garage below. A clean, attractive, private living space.
  • AL was a great host. I would stay there again. My GF and I had a blast at the local restaurants and pubs in the area. Great view of the lake. The place was clean and well taken care of. Thanks again MM

    Matthew2017-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Cherry2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great place in a good location with a nice view of Lake Merritt, and it has an off street parking place. You are in walking distance of several good restaurants. grocery stores and other shopping.

    Spurgeon2017-12-14T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Beautiful, comfortable and clean private room with shared bathroom and tiny but practical kitchenette in the upstairs quarters of our refinished 100 year old historic house. Minutes from the lake and less than a block away from Grand Avenue, we are conveniently situated between Downtown Oakland and Grand Lake district. Artistic and gracious, this is a unique place we’re proud to call our home.
    Less than a block from Lake Merritt, our home is a charming and spacious, well cared for 100 year old historic house built in a colonial revival style. Surprisingly quiet considering the location and proximity to the freeway, this private bedroom comes with shared bathroom and a petite kitchenette. You are especially invited if you enjoy the aesthetics of an old home with lots of wooden details but with modern comfort. Oak and fir floors, all the original wood trims, splendid staircase! Beautiful bathroom features newly refinished and very gratifying clawfoot bathtub. Mini-kitchenette includes all small but very practical features: fridge, microwave, sink, electric kettle, toaster. You can make your coffee (simple drip) in the morning and we'll have some small snacks available - you are free to bring in food and drinks but please be mindful if you choose to eat in the bedroom - always use a tray, placemats and coasters. Bedroom is simple yet elegant and the queen size bed very comfortable. Plenty of soft towels and soft bedding. Closet with sufficient amount of hangers. Iron available upon request. The bathroom and kitchenette will be shared between you and the guests of the other bedroom. This room looks out to our front yard and onto the street and gets direct sunlight in the afternoon as it’s facing West.
    Adams Point is a convenient and delightful part of Oakland and our house is advantageously located half a block from beautiful park at Lake Merritt, a very short walk from many tasty restaurants, historic Grand Lake Theater, Saturday Farmer's Market, lots of shops, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Fairyland! Our neighborhood is friendly and safe, and the lake is a constant inspiration to walk, jog, play, meditate, or indulge in endless bird watching. Very photogenic Lake Merritt is a home to many herons, pelicans, cormorants, ducks, geese… It is a treat to all who live here and those who visit, and creates an incredible backdrop for your unique Oakland memories :-)
  • Blanka and Gunther are two amazing people who embrace everything great about Airbnb. They were helpful with anything I needed and friendly faces that were happy to chat about anything. I'd highly recommend this place if you're looking for a comfortable, elegant room to stay in.

    Rich2017-04-30T00:00:00Z
  • Blanka really goes above and beyond with all of her guests. Not only is the space absolutely beautiful, she has thought of everything you might need from organic and natural toiletries in the extremely spacious spa bathroom to the stocked mini kitchen in case you need a snack. This rental also comes with a simple continental breakfast as she keeps the mini kitchen stocked with fruit and cereal. In addition, Blanka has a way of making all of her guests feel so welcome and like part of the family. I can't recommend her highly enough!

    Laura2017-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • Blanka (&a Phoebe) were amazing! So sweet and accommodating, I'll be coming back to stay here anytime I'm in for work.

    Monica2017-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Had a wonderful visit. Near great food options and a walk around the lake. Easy to get downtown.

    Maren2017-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • The house was wonderful. Checking in was super easy and the hosts were warm, friendly, and accommodating. The room and the bathroom was spotless and you can tell that the hosts really cares for the house and the needs of their guests. The neighborhood is safe and scenic. A great place to stay!

    Johannes2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Blanka's home is beautiful beyond description. Everything is finished with a high end touch (rainfall shower head!!), the kitchenette on the second floor is extremely tasteful. We found the bed to be very comfy. You're a block and a half from a real Oakland gem, lake merrit, and there are plenty of great restaurants within walking distance: grand lake kitchen for brunch, 389 for drinks, kinja sushi

    Andrew2017-06-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is an excellent place with a very welcoming couple. The location is very quiet and serene, with multiple options to get into San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and Berkeley. I would stay here again without any hesitation.

    Harris2017-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Blanca's home is absolutely gorgeous -- beautiful dark wood, lovely fabrics, and clawfoot bathtub. It's right off Lake Meritt so is well placed for running on the trails or hanging out on the waterfront. She was a very attentive and thoughtful host. I would definitely stay here again!

    Erin2017-05-06T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    My place is close to Children's Fairyland, Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant, and Grand Lake Kitchen. You’ll love my place because of the neighborhood, the ambiance, and the light. My place is good for solo adventurers and business travelers.
    The room is in a small quiet building. The place is extremely close to Lake Merritt; you can see it from the room. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops on the same block. It is also close to the 19th Street BART stations and Downtown Oakland. There is an AC transit stop in front of the building and a casual carpool stop around the corner. It is a 2 minute drive from the Grand Lake theatre, and highways 580 and 880. On Saturdays, year round, there is a farmers' market across the street from the Grand Lake Theatre.
    The place is extremely close to Lake Merritt; you can see it from the room. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops on the same block. It is also close to the 19th Street BART stations and Downtown Oakland. There is an AC transit stop in front of the building and a casual carpool stop around the corner. It is a 2 minute drive from the Grand Lake theatre, and highways 580 and 880. On Saturdays, year round, there is a farmers' market across the street from the Grand Lake Theatre.
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Close to Lake Merritt, Bart, Grand Lake Theater, Oakland Museum of California, and downtown. We are half a block off of Lake Merritt, great for enjoying the sun and skyline views. Bars and restaurants close by. Walk to the Grand Lake area for restaurants and more. Downtown is on the other side of the lake. Bart is a fifteen minute walk away. A cozy den to rest, cook, or hang out. Big windows on either side give you sun light all day. Good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
  • Thanks Ryan! We had a lovely stay in your apartment. Quiet neighborhood, friendly neighbors, and a super cozy interior. It's walking distance to the lake, the BART, and plenty of bars/coffee/food, so we couldn't have asked for a better location! I would definitely stay again if I'm in the area!

    Taylor2016-06-27T00:00:00Z
  • Ryan was a great host! His place was exactly like the pictures and was perfect for our group of 3. We loved the comfort his place provided for us and would definitely stay again!

    Kaydi2016-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • So, this was a hard review for me to write. The pros: great location, good value, walking distance to the beautiful Lake Merritt, and organized a smooth arrival. But our stay was really tainted by the fact that he left his cat for us to watch, and the cat turned out to be a lot of work. The cat, mentioned in the listing as not being in the apartment, was there our entire stay. I agreed to feed his cat because I didn't think it would be that big a deal. However, Ryan's cat ruined our experience at the apt. I was taking a really important exam during my stay, and the cat howled during the night, had multiple accidents, and generally was very high-maintenance. I felt like WE paid to take care of his cat. While renting the entire apartment was cheaper than a hotel, the interruption of our quiet enjoyment didn't make it worth it. I asked for a refund from Ryan, but he hasn't responded. I feel like this type of behavior deserves to be called out as unacceptable hosting. Overall: not good.

    Alysha2016-08-01T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    This is a spacious 1 bedroom apartment 1 block away from beautiful Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. Great spot next to the water, bars/restaurants, BART, and countless Bay Area attractions.
    Spacious 1 bedroom that features a California King sized bed, full kitchen w/ dishwasher, 60" LED TV (no cable but I do have a library of about 700+ movies and also Chromecast so you can cast Netflix, etc from your device).
    Lots of bars/restaurants located in uptown/downtown Oakland. Jack London Square is a cheap uber ride or pleasant walk towards the marina. San Francisco/Berkeley is a 15 minute train ride away and Wine Country is a 45 minute drive.
  • Eddie's place was cozy and near places of interest. He was a good host!

    Gabriel2017-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great value and location! The apartment is big and it was so great to be that close to Lake Merritt.

    Kelly2017-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • Tres bon sejour. Eddie est tres arrangeant.

    Pascaline2017-06-19T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    1 Bedroom boutique apartment right on beautiful Lake Merritt in the Adams point district of Oakland. Tons of some of the best Cafe's, Restaurants and bars right outside my Apt. door or within 2-5 min. walking distance inc. the famous Lake Chalet.
    Small 1 Bedroom apt. with modern design and furniture with separate walk in, living room, kitchen and bathroom across the street from the beautiful Lake Merritt and park. 8 min. drive to Berkeley campus. Perfect for couple or 1 person visiting San Francisco Bay Area.
    Walking distance to some of the best cafe's, restaurants and bars in the East Bay such as Bay Leaf, Enssaro Restaurant, Lake Chalet, SideBar, Bar 389 and Boot and Shoe Restaurant as well as the Lake Merritt Boat house. Perfect location for exploring the best neighborhood in Oakland or the Bay Area.
  • The place was great, just like the photos. This however is still very much a lived in apartment; the wardrobe and drawers were full of the owners clothes, meaning there was no where to unpack and I had to live out of my suitcase which was less than ideal. The lake is minutes away and lovely to walk around. It was easy to get around with the BART being only a 10/15 minute walk away.

    Francesca2016-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • Sweet little apartment in a great location. Very attentive host. Close to great food and public transportation, easy walking distance to many useful and interesting places. Easy to get to from SFO and easy to get into and out of SF for day trips

    Kelley2017-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is cozy, neat and is in a nice location.

    Yusef2016-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • 1. The shoes stored in the bedroom made the room smelled awful. 2. His dirty laundry in the bedroom. Did my wife have to see his dirty underwear??? 3. No room in the drawers for us to put our stuff 4. The dish washing sponges in the kitchen were so dirty. Plz see the picture 5. The bedroom sheets smelled and the pillows smelled so bad. 6. A wet towel was in the bathroom. Guess he took shower and left before we arrived. 7. For checkin we had to hunt the person who had the key. Steve and I called the guy several times he did not answer. Finally I found him in a coffee shop…. We were late for an event by 30 mins or so. 8. The hallway leading to the apt smelled so bad…. 9. The towel had a dirty spot on we stayed there 1 night instead of two. Steve refused to refund our payment.

    masood2016-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Get location! Lots of places to eat!

    Madison2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, very clean and cozy apartment. Steven was very cooperative and responsive to any questions.

    Ryan2015-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • A great stay from the moment I contacted Steven until the moment I left. He was quick to get back to me, friendly in his responses, welcoming too, and made the visit fun and easy. His place has exactly enough space for my girlfriend and I, for a killer price for where it's located (right in the middle of the ever-more-expensive Oakland, right next to Lake Merrit). It's not a huge space, but it's a great deal for what it's worth. I absolutely recommend this spot for one to three people, although it is probably best fit for a couple or a solo traveler who wants his/her own space. Shout out to Steven for his relationship wisdom and helpful tips on how to cheaply enjoy city!

    Josh2016-05-31T00:00:00Z
  • Steven's apartment was REALLY cool. Although the outside of the building was a bit...interesting, you could tell the inside was just re-done. From outside, I would have never thought people lived here with the hair salon in front. The bathroom is really new, nice furniture, and awesome artwork/canvas on the walls. Small but nice, clean place. He had a welcome letter for us with instructions with everything we needed, even cool places to check out nearby. Would definitely book this place again!

    Ley2015-08-23T00:00:00Z
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    Oakland, CA, United States

    Hi there~ the space is available January 1-9th and happy to offer a 12% discount for renting 7 days or more that week. Please message me to inquire. My colorful cozy one bedroom apartment is only two blocks from the lovely Lake Merritt and blocks from great dining and shops, freeways, and BART. Comfortably fits one, two, or up to three with extra amenities like wifi, cable, parking, full bath, and on-site coin laundry.
    My apartment is on the top floor of a two story courtyard style building. Beautiful green courtyard with lots of greenery right outside the front door. I am a yoga teacher and massage therapist so added bonus of a yoga swing and massage table here if those are of interest. Incredible location and a restful space. Walk out the door, and two blocks down, is the gorgeous Lake which you can walk, jog, or simply hang out at. I have a cat but he is mostly outdoor and rarely around.
    Centrally located to all of Oakland's most happening sites... walking distance to Grand Ave and Lakeshore ave shops and restaurants, including Trader Joes. Whole Foods just on other side of Lake. Short driving distance to Oakland Uptown food, bars, and clubs. Walking or driving to Friday night Off the Grid at the Oakland Museum. Walking distance to Saturday Farmer's Market under the freeway overpass. 2 blocks to the lake itself!
  • Kamala's space was cozy and inviting. The location was perfect with a beautiful night view of the lake. Kamala was a great host! She had everything set up and ready to go for our enjoyment. I would definitely book with her again.

    Armaria2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Kamala's place felt like a home instead of a place to stay! It was the most enjoyable place I've stayed at on air bnb so far. Kamala was really good at communicating and so trusting!

    Stefanie 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location near Lake Merritt! We were able to take a nice stroll along the lake to our breakfast place. Place was clean and tidy upon our arrival. Kamala was great in responding to our emails and went out of her way to accommodate our needs. The assigned parking space was a nice bonus. Other than the place being a bit dark for our liking and the faint smell of incense in the air, we were quite content with the accommodations. Thank you, Kamala!

    Ellen2013-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Kamala's place was very comfortable, and I loved the neighborhood. There was a lot of places within walking distance

    sara2017-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Our last host had to cancel and we were able to stay here last minute and it was perfect! Walking distance to Lake Merritt so it was a beautiful way to start and end the day. Kamala was very accommodating and we communicated from check in to check out easily. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks again!

    Marielle2017-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • I loved staying at Kamala's place. It was the perfect price & area for our stay in the Bay Area. Kamala was an amazing host. She was timely with her responses to me in regards to her place, & also very hospitable. She gave us full access to whatever was in her apartment, & on top of that her bed was very comfortable lol. My friend stayed on her futon & said it was also extremely comfortable! Our only problem with the stay was our last night there when myself & a friend drank a little too much & came back to the apartment being louder than we had expected. The neighbors weren't very happy & complained to Kamala, but I explained the situation to her & she was completely understanding. Overall I would definitely stay here again!

    Sydney2017-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Stay was great!

    Kelly2017-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying in Kamala's cozy home. The place had a great vibe and the neighborhood was friendly.

    Richard2016-12-26T00:00:00Z
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    Ashmit
    Ashmit
    2016-02-13
    This was my first stay at Willis place in the Oakland hills. It shall not be my last, if I am lucky to find a reservation again. I needed a place to stay in the East Bay with easy access to the city a…
    John
    John
    2016-12-27
    The home was quiet, well decorated and very comfortable. Very charming.
    Diana Lee
    Diana Lee
    2017-07-21
    We very much enjoyed our stay at Nora's especially the fantastic view of the bay and the city. All was comfortable and cozy. Thanks!
    Sandra
    Sandra
    2016-09-02
    Simply perfect. Christian is a charming host, who is a pros pro when it comes to airbnb. His house is beautiful, everything is top notch. And the location cant be better. We can only recommend this st…
    Yvonne
    Yvonne
    2017-11-24
    Christi's apartment is wonderful, very spacious and clean, exactly as listed. The views of the city in front and the woods at the back are amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to spe…
    James
    James
    2016-08-19
    EJ was a great host! we got exactly what he informed us. He was very understanding and he was always willing to help us.
    Rachel
    Rachel
    2017-12-06
    Naome is our neighbor! We rented her house for a place for my family to stay when we were hosting more people for Thanksgiving than our house could accommodate. Naome's house is gorgeous. It's thoug…
    Érico
    Érico
    2017-04-12
    Ótima casa, ampla e nova. Não gostei muito do bairro, mas não tivemos problemas.

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