About this listing
My 1912 Craftsman-style bungalow. Entrance to guest suite is through the back yard. Driveway reserved for my guests.
Welcome to one of the Bay Area's most popular Airbnb accommodations. We were recently elevated to Superhost status, based on an overwhelming majority of 5-star reviews.
This is a private guest suite in the lower level of a Craftsman-style house in the sunny, popular Rockridge neighborhood.
Cozy bedroom with queen-size bed, four goose-down pillows and high-quality linen. Small bathroom with shower (no tub). Large living room/kitchen combination.
Private entrance. Peaceful, fully landscaped back yard with patio table, umbrella and chairs. Great for eating outdoors.
Your own parking space in my driveway.
The kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, gas stove, toaster, tea kettle and coffee maker. You'll have complimentary orange juice, bagels, cream cheese and butter, oatmeal, a pitcher of cold filtered water. Tea and coffee.
Rockridge is on the Oakland/Berkeley border. My house is two blocks from College Ave., which has dozens of restaurants and cafes, two bookstores, hair salons, gift shops, Trader Joe's market, a yoga studio and great transportation (BART station two blocks away).
You're a 5-minute walk from Market Hall, a great food emporium with a bakery, coffee house, gourmet deli, wine shop, produce market, florist, fish market and meat market.
You're two blocks from a BART train that takes you to San Francisco in 20 minutes or downtown/uptown Oakland in 8 minutes; and a bus that takes you directly to the U.C. Berkeley campus in 10 minutes. Easy freeway access to San Francisco, Marin County, Napa Valley, Silicon Valley.
I also provide lists of suggested restaurants and sights, guide books on San Francisco Bay Area for you to borrow. I've lived in the Bay Area 40 years and I know the area very well.
-- The ceilings in the guest suite are low: 6 and a half feet.
-- There may be a small amount of noise coming from upstairs where I live.
-- Living room sofa is 4.5 feet long, not big enough for sleeping.
-- No television.
-- I have a 4-year-old Labrador Retriever who will be in the back yard occasionally. She's the friendliest and prettiest dog on earth.
Interaction with Guests
My first priority is to give my guests as much privacy and quiet as you need. I'm also happy to be the concierge and share info about getting around the Bay Area, finding good restaurants, etc. I know what it's like to be a visitor in an unfamiliar place, and if I can make the logistics easier for you then that makes me feel great.
So close and accessible to San Francisco, but less expensive and a lot more manageable. We're generally 5 to 10 degrees warmer than S.F. Rockridge is a wonderful neighborhood for strolling. Trees, beautiful gardens. Great shops and restaurants.
-- Number one rule: Relax and enjoy yourselves!
-- No extra overnight guests. Two people maximum.
-- If you are booking for yourself and subsequently wish to add a second person, this has to be approv
ed in advance.
-- You'll be entering the guest suite through the back-yard garden. Make sure back-yard gate is closed tight at all times, so Lucy the dog doesn't get out.
-- No music or loud noise after 10 p.m.
-- No pets, tobacco or rowdy behavior.
-- Respect the property and keep it clean -- especially kitchen and bathroom.
-- Wash any dishes you use.
-- No red meat cooked in the house.
-- No dental floss, paper towels or feminine napkins in toilet. Only toilet paper.
My partner and I had a wonderful time staying at Edward's "Rockridge Gem"!! He was a wonderful host and his home was quiet, clean and beautiful. It was also surrounded by great grocery stores, restaurants and best of all the BART. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone!
Edward ci ha accolto in maniera molto accogliente. E' stato molto disponibile con noi facendoci da interprete per una telefonata, inoltre ci ha fatto la cortesia di lasciare la casa oltre l'orario di check out lasciando a nostra disposizione le ultime ore a San (website hidden) ha dato preziosi consigli su come muoverci, dove andare a mangiare e cosa vedere. L'appartamento è esattamente come si vede in foto gli ambienti sono spaziosi ma il tetto è un po' basso,.All'interno abbiamo trovato molte cartine utili per ogni spostamento. Oakland è ben collegata tramite la BART a San Francisco, in 20 minuti si è già in centro. E' un quartiere molto tranquillo e molto sicuro troverete proprio vicino casa tutto quello di cui avrete di bisogno. Ahh dimenticavo avrete a che fare con un'amabile padrona di casa...Lucy!!
Edward's Rockridge Gem is a relatively large apartment with separate bedroom, kitchen/sitting area, bathroom, and utility/laundry area, as well as access to a well landscaped back garden. The kitchen is supplied with coffee, tea and other basics, and the book shelves are filled with interesting reading. The location is convenient for enjoying the restaurants and shops in Rockridge which was our main reason for choosing to stay there. BART is nearby. Although the ceiling is lower (something often seen in local basement apartments), my six foot husband was comfortable there. Also a wonderful place to stay for visiting the UC campus, or going into San Francisco. Parking was easy.
We stayed at Edwards place for 4 nights and had a great time. It was perfectly located in Oakland, close to many restaurants and shops as well as to BART Rockridge (no more than 5 minutes to walk). The neighborhood was cozy and safe. We spent the days in San Francisco, getting there was very easy and uncomplicated (20 min with BART).
Edward welcomed us very kindly and showed us the rooms in the basement of his house. As he mentions on his page, the ceiling is low. But after one night we totally became adjusted to it. We found it very helpful that he compiled a variety of useful information and gave as the opportunity to use the washing machine and dryer. He was achievable via Airbnb mail system during our journey there and stay and always immediately answered to our messages. His recommendations for restaurants in Oakland were great. Last but not least we would like to point out the highly comfortable bed and linen, we had a very resting sleep in this way.
We spent 4 nights at Edward's place and it was perfect. The neighbourhood is lovely, with lots of restaurants nearby and a nice markethall. you can reach downtown S.F. easily by the BART train, the stop is just a 5 minute walk away.
We enjoyed the apartment very much, as it was very clean, comfy and had everything we needed. Edward provides not only useful maps but is also happy to help with other tips regarding restaurants etc.
There is also some food in the fridge so you can have a nice breakfast at home.
If you are into reading, there is a fine selection of books in his library. We loved Edward's dog Lucie, who is the friendliest dog in the world and loves to be patted all day long. All in all, I highly recommend Edward's nice place.
Edward was there to greet us and show us around the place! We loved all the different teas he had for our morning ritual. Lucy, their dog, is such a sweetie and made us feel right at home. The back porch made an excellent afternoon reading and cookie eating spot too. :)
Our stay at Edwards house was great. Quiet neighbouhood and nice host.
He leave for us orange juice, bagels, cheese cream,etc. a very good detail when you are tired after a city tour day.
thank you so much!!
About the Host, Edward
Longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. Books, movies, theater, geography, world cultures and dogs are major interests. Have traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and the South Pacific.
I became an Airbnb host in June 2013 and I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying it. I get a lot of satisfaction from creating a comfortable, peaceful home-away-from-home for my guests.