Cottage Retreat in SF Bay Area

House - Entire home/apt · Turnley Ave, Oakland, CA 94605, United States
Your host, Jais
86 Reviews
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The Space

1 BR cottage, private and detached from main house, on beautiful Sequoyah Hills property minutes from Oakland International Airport and 30 minutes from San Francisco. Perfect for artist/writer's retreat. Family friendly. Fully furnished with kitchen, WiFi, cable tv downstairs and private bathroom with queen bed upstairs. Linens, dishes provided. Couch and air mattresses for downstairs accommodations. Private deck with view surrounded by lush garden, in quiet neighborhood, close to East Bay Regional parks, Oakland zoo, bicycling routes and hiking trails. Secure parking available but a car is needed as public transportation is limited. Shopping is 10 minutes away by car. Your hosts are creative artists/writers involved in SF Bay Area's art scene. Use of outdoor sauna available by invitation. No pets. Non-smoking.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our hosts were lovely, friendly and helpful. The location worked well for us- close to the freeway. The cottage (email hidden) with everything you need available- a full kitchen, living room and bedroom. It could have benefitted from a good airing out and a professional cleaning.

    June 2014
  • Cozy and cute place and beautiful neighborhood.

    May 2014
  • I stayed here twice this spring. The cottage is located in a quite neighborhood. Very well equipped. Furnishment reminded me of a camper with which I toured through the US when I was a student. I like that atmosphere. Jais and her partner are very nice hosts. I will certainly stay here again if I have the opportunity to visit this beautiful region again.

    May 2014
  • Comfy cottage with plenty of kit. Jais very friendly and welcoming. 40 min drive to SF or 2 hours if traffic bad.

    April 2014
  • This quaint cottage WAS a great retreat to start and end our busy days in the Bay area. The hosts were genuinely friendly and hospitable, providing ingredients for a lovely first morning's breakfast. Be prepared. The bathroom is tiny. It works for one-at-a-time use, though. We really appreciated having a "home" for the week, rather than an impersonal hotel room.

    April 2014
  • We spent a week in this cottage but were out most of our time. We would leave in the morning and only be back at night. We didn’t speak much with our hostess. Driving to San Francisco was sometimes a problem during the day due to the terrible traffic to get to the Bay Bridge. It would take 45 minutes to 2 hours to get to San Francisco, depending on the time we would leave.
    Next time we go to San Francisco, we will try to find a place closer to the city.

    April 2014
    Response from Jais:

    We are sorry traffic has gotten so bad, but technically it is only a 30 minute drive across the Bay Bridge to SF - we used to do it in that time but now take public transportation to avoid the mess. You see a lot more of the city residents on BART and Muni!

    April 2014
  • The accommodations were great for out small family of 4. Our daughters liked the idea of staying in a cottage. Everything was great and made our weekend get away that much better! We highly recommend this quaint cottage!

    April 2014
  • This lovely cottage had everything I could ask for. It's in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood close to the 580. Very cozy and safe, and whatever was in bloom in the yard smelled really good! Jais left a variety of food which was greatly appreciated!

    March 2014
  • We join the choir in singing praises for this lovely retreat. We spent a comfy month here; Jais was there when we needed her and otherwise gave us the privacy we wanted. It isnt fancy or conventional, but neither are we, and this was just what we wanted.

    February 2014
  • The cottage was cozy, comfortable, and in a very nice neighborhood. Parking was never a problem. Our hosts were very accommodating. We would not hesitate to stay there again on our return visits to the area.

    January 2014
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