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.
- 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.
- Please 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.
We were very comfortable, it was located in a super convenient location, and Edward provided everything we could need for our stay!
My wife and I had an excellent stay. Edward was an exceptional host. The Rockridge location was perfect. A very quiet, comfortable and roomy environment that was most welcoming. And we didn't need a car!
Ed was the ultimate host. And the apartment was a pleasure to stay in during three rainy days. The location was great - a short block to The Market, where gourmet and fresh food abounds. It almost made me want to cook in the very efficiently, well stocked kitchen. Ed had really good coffee, half/half, bagels and cream cheese, basic seasonings, etc. The bed was great with comfy linens. A washer and dryer, with laundry detergent came in handy, even though I hadn't expected to use them. And an abundance of outlets to charge all our gadgets. I look forward to going back.
Edward was amazing. The whole process of emailing, booking, checking in, staying there, checking out - everything - was seamless and a pleasure. His garden apartment is great too. Clean, comfortable and perfectly located in lovely Rockridge. Highly recommended. I liked it there so much I tried to buy the house around the corner! Alas it wasn't to be...
What a great place! Edward was extremely polite and helpful. The place was immaculate and very comfortable - he even had set out orange juice, coffee, tea and bagels with cream cheese!
I'm returning in a few weeks for another trip and am hoping to stay there again!
This is the third time we've stayed at Edward's. Great location for us in the Rockridge area of Oakland. Convenient, nice accommodations for two people, 2 block walk to stores and restaurants. Off street parking included. Easy access to the Bay Bridge and San Francisco.
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.