Char & Zen's Private Room Oasis

Apartment - Private room · Jefferson Street, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

You will have a comfortable, relaxing and private corner of the condo, along with your own private bath. During your stay, you can walk 4 blocks to historical Downtown Oakland or take a 10 minute bart/subway to San Francisco. Please read on :)

The Space

We have been hosting for almost 3 years and we would love for you to stay with us. You get your own private room and your own private bath. The bedroom comfortably fits. If there is a 3rd person, we have an air mattress for you to use. The building is secure with tons of amenities.

Guest Access

Serenity Studio - Lobby
Bike Workshop - Lobby
Sky Deck - 4th Floor
Outdoor Fireplace - 2nd Floor
Resident Lounge w/Billiards - 2nd Floor
State of the Arts Fitness Center - Lobby
Business Lounge (free printer & latte maker) - Lobby
Ample Street Parking
Professional On-site Management
Floor to Ceiling Glass in Many Homes
Rotating Local Art Gallery
Valet Door-to-Door Trash and Recycling Services
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Juicers and organic fruits
Fresh Coffee in the morning
Full-Size Washer/Dryers
On Call Masseuse
Lots of street parking & paid parking garage next door

Interaction with Guests

All our guests are unique and so our interactions w/guests vary from a 'help yourself we're not home' to 'private/quiet/relaxing' to 'dinner & movies' to 'family setting' to 'icebreaker show and tells' to 'come with us to this event' to 'party animal til the sun comes up'.

We travel a lot and so we have the place setup where you can help yourself to the linens, w/d, kitchen, living room, etc.

The Neighborhood

Our home is steps away from the farmer's market (only Fridays). Check out the latest exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California. Meet up with friends at one of the many lively new restaurants, lounges and cafes just moments away in Old Oakland. Enjoy a great concert at the Fox Theater, which is only a block away or go to Van Cleef. Cafe Van Kleef is a wonderful place to relax after a busy day; enjoy an elegantly strong drink flavored with fresh-squeezed fruit and the finest selection of top-shelf liquor to be found. Experience canoeing or whitewater rafting at (website hidden) or take a road trip to the beautiful South Lake Tahoe to ski or snowboard. If you are into fashion, visit East Bay Bridge Shopping Center, Rockridge Shopping Center or Trans Pacific Centre.

Checkout our guidebook :)

Getting around

We are 2 blocks from the Bart Station (Subway Station), 10 minutes to good ol' San Francisco. 5 minutes from the ferry to SF. From San Francisco Airport to 12th St. Oakland City Center takes less than 20 minutes. Approximately 12 minutes from Oakland Airport.

There is street parking and a garage next door for a fee.

Street parking and garage parking for fee available:
1250 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Oakland, CA (phone number hidden)

Other Things to Note

Schedule your in home massage therapist in advance to make your stay even more relaxing :) Her number is located in our home manual.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Cleaning Fee: $5
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I had a great stay at this apartment. I was looking at studios in SF where I would have the place to myself, and I am so happy that I stumbled across this little gem in downtown Oakland. The price was right, and the amenities were great- I used the yoga room, the roof deck, and the office space. It also just so happened that the hosts were away, so I did get a space to myself - but based upon the reviews, I am sorry to have not met Char or Zen. The location was great- walking distance to both to Lake Merritt (perfect for running) and Jack London Square (dining, music, etc). Also, great farmer's markets and easy access to BART. A little bit loud at night, but it's downtown Oakland...

    April 2014
  • Comfortable room and Char & Zen were great. Good to chat with, but also give plenty of space. Would definitely stay again if life brings me back to Oakland.

    April 2014
  • Great space -- super super convenient to Bart stop. Gym/coffeeshop are easily accessed downstairs but better yet 3/4 mile to Lake Merritt. Hosts were easy going, accessible & accommodating for an early check in (and last minute reservation). Rec to anyone who needs an awesome place to stay in the Bay

    March 2014
  • It was an amazing experience staying at Char and Zen's apartment. Char and Zen are amazing host and the place is really beautiful and well maintained. The room was comfortable with all the required amenities. I would surely stay at this place again. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Oakland downtown area.


    March 2014
  • Our time there was great! My partner was visiting me and we wanted a place to relax, cook dinner and watch some TV. It's great that Char & Zen had everything and also were so accommodating and welcoming! Really nice (and very stylish) people. I highly recommend!

    March 2014
  • Very comfortable room with private bathroom in lovely modern apartment. Char kindly let me leave my luggage at lunch time, although check-in wasn't till 5pm. Good location, would definitely stay again if I needed to be in Oakley.

    February 2014
  • What a great place! Char and Zen are great hosts. Easy to coordinate with and super accommodating.

    We went to a show at the Fox. Their place is perfect for dinner, show and over night.

    February 2014
  • Char & Zen's place was super comfortable. They are great hosts, really friendly and accommodating. Their building is cool, too. It has a gym and a cafe with a printer. It's right in the heart of downtown Oakland - super convenient. Great experience. Cute dogs. Highly recommended.

    February 2014
  • Char and Zen are such great hosts. Good conversation, really engaging people! The room is clean and cozy, and you have your own private bathroom. Blessings to you both, thank you!

    February 2014
  • Char+Zen's place was perfect for me. They're great hosts, the whole place was clean and tidy, and their dogs are sweet and cute. On top of all that, they're friendly and generous - fun to talk with but also respectful of privacy. I'll stay with them again happily if I get the chance.

    February 2014
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