About this listing
Relax in a darling saltbox-style home in our urban neighborhood, while visiting the beautiful east bay, SF area or UC Berkeley campus -- all close by.
Nice and bright attic room with partial city view in 2-story, cozy and quiet home, occupied by owner and long-haired cat. Shared bath, full kitchen, laundry available. Lovely front porch, easy street parking, wireless high-speed internet and breakfast. Room is suitable for one person, no pets. Discounted long-term rates without breakfast are offered for weekly and monthly stays.
This charming, traditional 1910 wood siding home is situated in an urban setting in a neighborhood comprised of a combination of live-work warehouses, light industrial and traditional residential buildings. We are nearby to everything by foot, bike, vehicle or public transport. 15-minute drive to downtown S.F., 10-minute walk to BART, 1 mile to Bay Bridge, 2 miles to UC Berkeley campus and downtown Berkeley, 1 mile to shopping at Emeryville centers.
The former Key Line (passenger trains to SF) travelled along adjacent streets before freeways were expanded, and the gardens of older homes here were often used to grow produce for sale at farmer's markets in the early 1900's. Originally settled by large numbers of immigrants (many of Italian and Portuguese descent), the area was originally named "Klinkerville" after an early developer. It is now generally referred to as the Golden Gate or Lorin District. The area is up-and-coming with development merging from nearby Emeryville, with walkable dining, cafes, and gallery spaces.
Full kitchen, food storage in pantry, laundry (soap provided), bath with shower/tub. Front and backyard / porch areas. Living and dining room are preferred for quiet activities only. No TV use, but high speed internet is available.
Interaction with Guests
I like to learn about people and cultures. I do better with some quiet time after I get home from work, but am always happy to help with basic directions on how to find transit info; suggest local spots for food and entertainment.
The area is up-and-coming with development merging from nearby Emeryville, with walkable dining, cafes, entertainment and shopping. Diverse, urban, with beautiful older homes and new live/work developments. Its a changing young hipster and older family area with great neighbors, art galleries, knitting shop, urban re-use store, coffeehouses, new cool restaurants.
Sustainability-minded, beekeeping and chicken-coop-hosting locals. Urbanly renewing, sometimes gritty, always interesting.
The former Key Line (passenger trains to SF) traveled along adjacent streets before freeways were expanded, and the gardens of older homes here were often used to grow produce for sale at farmer's markets in the early 1900's. Originally settled by large numbers of immigrants (many of Italian and Portuguese descent), the area was originally named "Klinkerville" after an early developer. It is now generally referred to as the Golden Gate or Lorin District.
BART Train to SF downtown and airports, local and transbay buses go across the bridge into SF - stop is just blocks away. Downtown SF or Berkeley in 30 mins by bus. Bike to central Berkeley/UC in 10 mins; walk there in 40.
Other Things to Note
If you're new to an urban area, city or to the U.S., here are some resources to check for how to take protective measures in these environments: check online at UC Berkeley Police for programs and services for campus safety .../programsandservices/campus_safety/guidelines.html#guidelines
Resources for crime statistics in the area by date range, locations and filter by type of crime, at crimemapping online: /map.aspx?aid=a673b3ba-84b4-4181-a3a4-acba5353ff65
or crimespotting (website hidden)
Local calls for service for the last 24 hours on oakland city online (oaklandnet map) /callsforservice/
Shoes-off interior, clean plates after kitchen use (dishwasher available). Fresh linens such as bedding/towels are provided. Please bring your own personal items/consumables and soap/shampoo. Be aware of the seasons and temperatures -- though we have mild temperatures, as with many older California homes the house doesn't have central heating. We wear warmer clothes around the house when needed (Nov - Feb), with the downstairs fireplace lit for heat in common areas in the evening.