Come relax our spacious guest room in our West Oakland Victorian apartment. We are close to BART, downtown Oakland, with street parking for cars and indoor parking for bicycles.
We have windows on all four sides of the house for wonderfully bright, naturally lit rooms. As visible in the photos, the kitchen and living room flow together into one large space, which is great for hanging out with, but not being in the way of, the cook. We also have 15 awesome indoor plants with at least one in each room.
One main long counter with double sink and 4 burner stove. There is also a new oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, and refrigerator (stocked with ice). We have pots, pans, baking sheets, muffin trays, etc.
There is also a pantry for dry & canned food. This is also where we keep emergency food and water, which you're welcome to consume should there be a catastrophic event.
Two large couches, coffee table and bookshelf.
Has a king sized pillow top mattress and two side tables.
BATHROOM & NOOK
The bathroom is straightforwards, as evident in the photos. The "nook" has a new front loading washer & dryer set, full length mirror, and side area for primping.
GETTING HERE w PUBLIC TRANSIT
We're about a 20 minute walk to either West Oakland or 12th Street BART, so for arrival we recommend taking BART from either OAK or SFO and then using Lyft/Uber to our apartment for ~$5. If you're going back into SF, you can take the bus to the West Oakland Bart and be in downtown SF in under 30 minutes (if you're 3+ people using Lyft/Uber + West Oakland BART will be cheaper than the Bus + BART). All trains going into SF stop at West Oakland, so the wait times are short during the day, however the BART closes at night, so be sure to return home around 12:30-1am. Once the BART has closed, there is a late night bus over the bridge or of course you can Lyft/Uber.
GETTING HERE BY CAR
Just drive up and park on the street (typically easiest during the day, evening arrivals might have to park a 1/2 block away). Street cleaning occurs on Thursdays and Fridays, but even then you'll never have to park more than one block away.
You'll enter on the first floor into a shared space before climbing the stairs to our apartment. In the first floor shared space there are bike racks that, should you be traveling with bicycles, you're welcome to use.
I'll be staying in the master bedroom while you're here, so I'll be available to help make your stay comfortable. My boyfriend will be traveling to Africa during your stay. I'm easygoing and mostly use my apartment to relax, read, work on my thesis, cook and sleep.
We are situated in a mostly residential area, very close to two parks and only a few minutes from downtown Oakland.
Located 1 mile from West Oakland or 12th Street Bart stations. Easy access to downtown by bicycle or bus.
There is street cleaning on both 14th and Linden on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30-3:20, if you have a car, make sure to move it.