Art Filled Oakland Hills Beauty

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Buena Vista Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, United States
Your host, Susan
83 Reviews
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The Space

Welcome to our home with a beautiful view of San Francisco, in the Upper Rockridge area of the Oakland Hills. The apartment is perfect for couples or 2 friends traveling together who want their own bedroom, families, business people, people visiting family members who live in the East Bay, and international travelers.

This 1100sq.ft 2 bedroom, one and half bath apartment is part of our house but has it's own private entrance accessed by two flights of stairs (32 stairs to be exact). The bathroom has a shower only. Both bedrooms have a queen size bed. It is spacious and sunny with a filtered view of the Bay and San Francisco. Hardwood floors, full kitchen with breakfast nook, living room with large flat screen TV, private deck. Beautiful art and oriental rugs throughout.
It is your home away from home!

Conveniently located near great neighborhood shopping and dining in Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue, and Montclair Village and 15 minutes from University of California, Berkeley. Close to public transportation into San Francisco. A car is recommended for easy access during your stay. Within minutes of freeways (phone number hidden) and 580.
Rockridge Station on the Pittsburg/Baypoint line of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a 3 minute drive and a 20 minute walk (uphill coming back)

We provide coffee and tea, and breakfast cereal with milk. There is a regional park, Lake Temescal, a grocery, Village Market,and Broadway Terrace Cafe within walking distance.
Rockridge Station on the Pittsburg/Baypoint line of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a 3 minute drive and a 20 minute walk (uphill coming back)

Interaction with Guests

The apartment is in our home and we are there during your stay. I greet you when you arrive and am available by phone, internet or in person to answer questions and recommendations. When we are traveling our adult son, Kevin, is available but does not live on the property.

Getting around

We are a 5 minute drive to Rockridge BART station or a 20 minute walk. (Coming back it is mostly uphill). There is a bus on Broadway Terrace. However, I recommend a car as it is more convenient. We have easy access to freeways for exploring other areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $3600 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • This was a wonderful place to stay while we visited our son and daughter-in-law in Oakland. The downstairs apartment is comfortable and tastefully decorated. It features a private porch with a panoramic view of the city. The neighborhood must be one of the best in the East Bay. There's a great little market within walking distance that's like a mom and pop version of Whole Foods. Although Susan was away during our stay, she had made arrangements to see to all of our needs. We hope to stay here again.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful location. Susan was a pleasure to deal with and made us feel welcome.

    We would recommend this location to anyone visiting the Berkeley area.

    Great place for a family.

    May 2014
  • This is the third time I've stayed at Susan's rental, and it really is the perfect home away from home when I'm in the Bay Area. The apartment is very spacious, clean, cozy, and well appointed, and Susan is really great at communicating and dealing with any questions you might have about your visit. The location is perfect, too -- just a quick drive into the Rockridge/Elmwood neighbourhoods and to the freeway. Another great stay!

    May 2014
  • We had three wonderful days in Susans house. When we came Susan was there to greet us and to show us around in their house and in the guest appartement. All rooms are really big with beautiful furniture and decorated with art Susan and her husband have brought back from there journeys.
    Everything was very well organzid, nothing was missing and even a lot of things for us to use in the rooms and specifically in the Kitchen were available which we did not expect them to be there. Susan recommended us a grocery store nearby where we could find everything we needed.
    Overall: the best appartement we ever have had and the nicest host. Thanks Susan!!

    Gerd and friends

    May 2014
  • My stay at Susan's Art Filled Oakland Hills Beauty was amazing. This wonderful two bedroom apartment is located in Oakland Hills with a panoramic view of San Francisco to the west. The private balcony provides the perfect place to view a sunset over the bay as you are unwinding from your day!
    Susan has done a fabulous job decorating and making the apartment feel like a home. The kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking needs. Susan even left some Peet's coffee and snacks for me to enjoy upon arrival and during my stay. The apartment is open and welcoming with loads of natural sunlight that really makes the place bright. Susan's place is very clean and kept in immaculate condition. The bed I slept in was comfortable and clean.
    Susan and her Husband are wonderful hosts and make you feel very welcome. The apartment is downstairs from the main house, but in no way is this a basement type studio. It is a main level space of a three story home with its own private entrance. I highly recommend renting from Susan. She was very prompt and detailed in all our communications! I would certainly stay with them again!

    May 2014
  • What a lovely stay! Susan was flexible, with our party showing up in dribs and drabs. The house was wonderful. We probably missed some wonderful eating experiences in Oakland, since we just wanted to come 'home' with groceries from the convenient Trader Joe's. The views were incredible and I am sure Susan ordered the gorgeous weather just for us! We can't wait to go back!

    April 2014
  • We were delighted with our stay. The house is in a lovely, hilly part of north Oakland. The apartment, which is downstairs part of the hosts' house (there is a separate entrance), is spacious, with really nice bedrooms, kitchen, and living room. There is an outside patio with an outstanding view of the San Francisco Bay and the City. No downsides and the price was reasonable given what you get. We recommend Susan's place highly and plan to go back.

    April 2014
  • What a beautiful home. The space is exactly as advertised—art everywhere, a private balcony with expansive views of the Bay, and of course immaculate. Also, Susan warmly welcomed my parents to her place with a nice little tour, and even stocked the kitchen with coffee and cream, and some granola bars. I would definitely book this place again for anyone coming to visit me, and I should add that for the price it's a great value.

    April 2014
  • My mother and I stayed in Susan's home for my daughter's 28th birthday and were thrilled at what we found there.. The accommodations were beautiful, with a balcony overlooking the bay and the San Francisco skyline. The place was so beautiful, we ended up rarely leaving the premises.

    March 2014
  • Our expectations were high because of Airbnb's info and photos of this beautifully decorated and spacious rental with an incredible view of SF and the bay. In addition, our daughter who is a resident of this unique, beautiful and serene neighborhood previewed the apt. and gave it a big thumbs up. It is a great pleasure to say that our high expectations for our three week stay were more than exceeded by the actual experience with no small measure due to our congenial host.This apt. truly became homelike to us. It is important to mention that a car is recommended because of the many hills with narrow winding streets. The Bart, shopping, food shopping, restaurants and entertainment would be very difficult to manage by foot.

    January 2014
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Allegheny College, John F. Kennedy University, Notre Dame de Namur University
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My husband Christopher and I love living and working in the Oakland Hills which is central to the whole SF Bay Area. We enjoy sharing our home with interesting people from all over the world. We, too, love to travel and have recently been to England, Ireland, Turkey and Costa Rica and are planning a trip to Mongolia, China and Tibet. We strive to offer a welcoming, beautiful, peaceful, and friendly atmosphere for our guests. We look forward to meeting you!
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