About this listing
Our comfortable, clean guest room has a private, recently re-modeled modern bathroom. Our quiet street is 3 blocks from College Ave, full of great restaurants and shops. We have a gourmet kitchen, sunny backyard, wifi, and 8-minute walk to BART.
Stay in our lovely, sunny cottage-style home. We are a married couple with a guest room (which has a private, newly-renovated bathroom), a backyard, wifi, huge modern kitchen and easy access to BART and College Avenue. Our place is perfect for a couple or single traveler. We are close to UC Berkeley campus, too. It's in an excellent location, four blocks from public transit and College Avenue, full of restaurants, cafes, and shops. It's in between two trendy Oakland neighborhoods: Rockridge and Temescal.
A sunny 3-bedroom in the heart of Rockridge, in north Oakland, just on the border of Berkeley. Awash in natural light, this classic Craftsman-style house features a backyard deck with BBQ and lemon tree, a spacious dining room, a sunny breakfast table in the kitchen, and cozy living room, and plenty of windows. We are centrally located, 4 blocks from BART and the freeway, yet slightly away from the crowds and traffic because our house is on a quiet residential street.
Our guest room has one queen bed and a private, modern bathroom.
Street parking is very easy on our street.
We have a friendly golden retriever who is 5 years old, very sweet, and will want to be your friend. She doesn't go into the guest room.
We are two busy professionals: one working for a global environmental nonprofit and the other working for a sustainable development firm. We live an active lifestyle - running, hiking, biking, and cooking a lot. We travel quite a lot - for work and play - and have used Airbnb in other countries and love it. While traveling, we sometimes rent our place on Airbnb! **Important Update! We now have a baby, so after YEARS of hosting on Airbnb we need to make sure with each guest before booking that you understand that we have a little one upstairs who may cry now and then. She's pretty quiet and a good sleeper at night, but you may hear her fuss between 7-9pm.
BOOKING WITH US:
We ask for a 2-night minimum, but can be flexible on this if you're in a bind! Send us a message if you are interested, and we can sometimes be flexible on the minimum nights!
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Also, for those terribly allergic to dogs - please let us know. We have a sweet golden retriever and we are very clean and vacuum up after her, but if you're very allergic, please consider not staying here.
D & G (and little baby E)
We provide standard provisions like clean towels and linens. Full use of the kitchen (oven, microwave, french press, blender, toaster, etc), Wifi, and Washer / Dryer are available to you. We have a nice backyard where you can enjoy your morning coffee, pick some fresh lemons, or just sit and lounge in the sun.
We offer complimentary locally-roasted coffee and teas.
We provide guide books for San Francisco, and a street map for your use while you stay with us, and our own suggestions and tips for staying in the city.
Interaction with Guests
We are busy, but usually around in the evening cooking dinner or watching a movie or out walking our dog.
Rockridge is a friendly neighborhood with plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Experience the true Oakland lifestyle in this diverse neighborhood. We are just a few minutes walk to College Avenue, Temescal alley, and are two miles from the UC Berkeley campus, and award-winning restaurants (Ramen Shop, Pizzaolo, Juhu beach club, Wood Tavern, A16, Dona Tomas, Oliveto, A Cote, to name a few).
The BART (subway) station to get into San Francisco is an 8-minute walk from our house, and about 30-40 minute ride into the city.
From SFO we are about 1.5 hours by BART, from Oakland Airport we are about 1 hour by BART or 15 minutes by taxi ($30-ish).
Parking on our street is free, unlimited hours, and there is no street cleaning.
Other Things to Note
Por favor, minimo de dos noches.
Only rules: no smoking, no additional pets (we may make an exception for a dog), and you must set the house alarm any time you leave the house.
Great location, this wonderful street in Oakland with free street parking and walking distance to cosy College Ave and Rockridge Bart Station. House is nice, lots of light and small but pleasant garden. Great hospitality from the host who gave good tips for city trip. Bath and Bedroom are good and full of nice details. I'd certainly recommend this to others who want to explore San Francisco and the Bay area.
Diana and Greg are great hosts! The place is exactly as described, very comfortable and beautiful appointed. They were incredibly nice. They gave good tips for traveling around and let us use their kitchen. The neighborhood was also great. Lots of interesting independent shops and good restaurants plus super easy access to the BART system into San Francisco. I would definitely stay again.
Diana and Greg were fantastic hosts! Highly recommend their home in the heart of Temescal/Rockridge which has an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and other fun things to do. Very convenient parking on the street and Diana was always available to answer any questions.
This was our third or fourth stay at Diana and Greg's and it is has become our home away from home. They have created a happy, relaxing atmosphere that we cherish when we travel. Their wonderful suggestions about where to go, what to do, and where to eat have helped make our trips to the Bay Area so successful. We will be returning again and again!
Diana and her family were so welcoming to my sister and I for the week we were there. The room was great and the bathroom was even better! Their home is in a prime location which made going out and exploring super easy. They all made us feel comfortable and we'd definitely stay there again! Plus, we couldn't get enough of Mia, the dog.
I had a great second stay with Diana and her family. Diana was really flexible about making my reservation work, even though it was at the last minute. I really appreciated that she was so responsive!
I had a lovely stay - Diana was a great communicator, the house is very clean and well decorated, my room was cozy, and having a private bathroom made getting ready in the morning very easy. The neighborhood is safe and walkable, with great restaurants and BART close by. I would stay again.
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About the Host, Diana
I love the outdoors - hiking, skiing, biking - so I can point you to the best places to get outside and see big trees, gorgeous coastline, and spectacular mountains just outside of my favorite place, the San Francisco Bay area. After living in San Francisco for 7 years, my husband and I moved to North Oakland, a great neighborhood full of delicious restaurants. When we're not in the city or playing in the mountains or cooking healthy food, we are traveling around the world - most recently stayed with Airbnb in Barcelona and Boston! We are big travelers - 2013 included Alaska, Brazil, Italy, Hawaii, and many local California trips. We are also big cooks and foodies - so hopefully you'll get to join us for a meal or some culinary adventure in our kitchen, or we'll give you great tips on the best food spots in the Bay Area.