Huge house, quiet Oakland Hills. (You'll need a car.) Private room downstairs, windows, high ceilings, queen-size bed. Spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, shared bath, backyard. Wi-fi, coffee, fridge, laundry, towel. Relax and enjoy the view!
The house is very large and spacious with a backyard, courtyard, big kitchen, expansive living room/entry, and dining room.
It's a five bedroom, three bathroom house on two levels. Both levels have an amazing view of the Bay and San Francisco.
The house is old and charming. The neighborhood is quiet and safe.
Note: There will be other guests and tenants sharing the house. The environment is communal and friendly, but there's also plenty of space for peace and privacy.
Also note that this room is on the lower level of the house, down one flight of stairs. You may hear movement from above--it usually settles down around 11pm.
The best houseguests are those who enjoy the company of others and are tidy and quiet at night.
Guest have access to high-speed Internet wi-fi, refrigerator and kitchen space, coffee-maker, microwave, stove/oven, and washer-dryer.
The bathroom is shared with some of the other tenants.
There's plenty of free street-parking right in front of the house.
There's also a TV monitor that you can hook up to your laptop via HDMI cable and a DVD player as well. (But no TV or cable.)
All utilities are included.
Interaction with Guests
I am a 30-year-old female, born and raised in San Francisco, eldest of 6, and of Cantonese descent. My family has owned this house for 20 years. I recently moved back to the Bay Area in 2013 after living in LA for 4 years.
This home is my main residence, but I'm usually bouncing around between my partner's house in Berkeley and my family's house in San Francisco.
When I'm home, I clean, garden, sleep, eat and hang out with guests and friends. Some weeks I'm here often, others I'm rarely around. But I check-in frequently and am easily reachable by phone.
I am very friendly and love sharing this city with guests. I will tell you about all my favorite local hikes, restaurants, landmarks, and neighborhoods. I love listening to all your stories and chatting over meals in the dining room. Ask me anything!
Oakland is an amazing city.
Our neighborhood is a gem. The view is stunning up here, it's quiet, the air is clear and the weather is fantastic everyday.
Just up the hill are some amazing parks and trails with some of the biggest trees you'll ever see. Check out Redwood Regional Park and Joaquin Miller Park.
Berkeley is 20 minutes north by car, Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland are 15 minutes away, Oakland Airport is about 20 minutes away. San Francisco is about 30 minutes away across the Bay Bridge when traffic is light.
Just 5 minutes away at Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard you will find grocery stores, such as Farmer Joe's and Safeway, a gas station, pastry shop, restaurants, pharmacy, library and more!
You will need a car to get here. The nearest BART station is 3 miles away and we are high up on a hill!
If you drive to San Francisco, beware that there is a toll for the Bay Bridge which is between $4-$6 that you must pay going into the "City" with either cash or "Fastrak." Get a Fastrak device, if you plan on staying a while, to use the Fastrak express lanes.
Avoid going to SF during morning rush hour (7-9am on weekdays) and returning during evening rush hour (3-7pm).
If you park in downtown San Francisco, I suggest Moscone Center Garage on 3rd and Howard (cheapest).
For public transportation, go to Fruitvale BART station, which is 3 miles away. You can take BART to San Francisco, Berkeley, and a number of other places in the Bay Area. Parking at the station may be limited, especially on weekdays.
Other Things to Note
I love my home and neighborhood dearly. Our house has a friendly, communal vibe that is built on trust and respect for each other and our neighbors.
Everyone who has stayed here so far has exceeded my expectations, which is why I continue opening my home to new guests.
Please allow me to answer all of your questions and feel free to share any thoughts.
I hope you enjoy your stay here!
Be gentle, be kind. Be quiet after-hours.
No unauthorized guests allowed. If you want to invite someone over, say for dinner, please ask me beforehand. I will probably say yes.
Definitely no smoking inside the house, no pets, no drugs, no crazy parties.
Please park your car close to the house, preferably on our side of the street. Do not crowd the neighbors. Turn your wheels.
Nancy was more than I or my gf expected and there's really no words we have to express our gratitude for her graciousness. The room and neighborhood were even better than the ad let on
We'll never forget Nancy, and her BEAUTIFUL home!!! :D
She is SO positive & empathetic. She probably has a genius eq.
She made us feel very welcomed and comfortable.
Thank you Nancy. Danny & I will always be indebted to you for your kindness & care :D
Nancy was an extremely welcoming host. The house is very spacious and has an amazing view. Everyone I met at the house was super friendly. This is a great place to stay in the bay area.
It warms my heart when someone goes above and beyond to help others. The day before my check out I had a minor car breakdown in Mountain View (1 hour away) that prevented me from getting back to the house. Nancy was generous and super accommodating allowing me to have enough time to I sorted things out.
Nancy made sure we knew our surroundings and made us feel very welcome in her home. We had a great time there, and met awesome people. The view from the dining room alone is worth the visit - the great enviroment is worth the stay. Totally recommended!
Nancy was very inviting and kind right from the get go. She is a fair, fun and responsible host and provided us with a clean comfortable and safe environment, which is just what we needed during our first couple of months in the Bay Area. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an Airbnb in the Bay Area!
Nancy was a very welcoming and accommodating host. Considering this was my first experience with airbnb, I was impressed with everyone's friendliness and the cleanliness and organization of Nancy's home. The neighborhood was convenient for biking to/around Lake Merritt and driving back and forth from San Francisco without too much hassle.
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I'm 30 years old and originally from San Francisco, eldest of 6. I moved back to the Bay Area in 2013 after living in LA for 4 years. I did my undergrad at Stanford, got my MBA at UCLA and have worked in interior design, product design, graphic and web design.
I love to hike, throw a football, and watch the sun set. I garden on sunny days and cook when I'm inspired.
You will usually see me with a tool in my hand. I like construction and DIY work. I built a fence recently and fix things around the house and in my other properties in San Francisco.
My wonderful girlfriend, Cathy, lives in Berkeley and my family lives in San Francisco. I split my time between Oakland, Berkeley and SF. Sometimes Cathy or my siblings hang out at my house.
I love people and learning about them. I look forward to hearing your stories!