About This Listing
Stay in a huge house on the hill with a spectacular view. Master bedroom with new queen bed and attached (shared) bath. Lots of space, living room, dining room, kitchen, backyard. Wi-fi, coffee, fridge, laundry, and easy parking.
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.
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.
I can provide extra space if you need to temporarily store belongings.
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 a great host. She was a very helpful and professionally. I feel like she was my sister. I and my dad haven't been able to stop talking about comfortable beds, delicious meal and delightful conversation. The house was clean, beautiful and well kept. I could see the great view from my room and everywhere in the house. The neighborhood was very quiet and safe. It was easy to find the free parking around the house. I was very happy to stay with you. Nancy gave me a plenty of unforgettable memories. Thank you so much for everything and I would highly recommend to stay here.
It was a really nice stay at Nancy`s place. We felt really at home. Everything was good. There was a lot of shared food in we could use for free. The other guests in the accommodation were very friendly. Big bed, safe neighborhood and great view on Oakland and San Francisco. We would stay there again. Thank you so much.
Nancy was a fantastic host! We loved the her beautiful home. When you drive up, it's very deceiving, as it's an old house and tucked in between two very beautiful houses. But once you get inside you are welcomed to some of the most beautiful views in the area. The house is huge, the TV is ginormous, and the other tenants very friendly. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Nancy even typed out and printed a very detailed list of pizzerias when we asked where to get some good pizza. If we are ever in SF again we'll be back.
Nancy was an awesome host! this was our first experience with airbnb and we would definitely do it again. everything was exactly as described (and even better, in fact!) Nancy goes above and beyond to make sure her guests feel at home. SUCH a great deal!!
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About the Host, Nancy
I'm 30 years old and originally from San Francisco, eldest of 6, Chinese-American. 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 projects. I built a fence recently and fix things around the house. I really like to clean.
My wonderful girlfriend, Cathy, lives in Berkeley and my (large) family lives in San Francisco. I have a house in Oakland. I split my time between San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland and cross the bridge almost everyday.
I love meeting people and sharing my home, and that is why I host. As a host, I want to make sure that you have everything you need to start your day right and that you have a pleasant home to return to. You'll have plenty of freedom to explore the City on your own. I'm pretty hands-off after the first day, but I'm always near my cell phone if you need help, unless I'm camping or on vacation.
As a guest, I'm quiet, independent. I like to start my day early and sleep around 11 PM. I prefer nature to cities, I like to read books, I love coffee, I travel with my girlfriend who likes the same things.
My motto? I count my blessings.
- Nancy Quan