Private room with double bed for single or couple in beautiful Oakland neighborhood near Lake Merrit. Bedding and towels included. Easy street parking. Internet access. Share bathroom with single woman hostess. Laundry and kitchen use. Coffee and tea available. No smokers, so please see house rules if you smoke. No air conditioning, but a fan will keep your room cool on the rare days when it's too hot. 2 friendly indoor cats, Fred and Ginger, live here, too. I'm a dance teacher with an in-home studio, so I may be working with students during your stay. I've lived in Oakland all of my adult life and can tell you the best places to go in the East Bay and San Francisco, as well as the tourist traps to avoid. If you're dancers, I can also tell you where to go dancing. For a unique San Francisco experience, I can take you swing dancing in Golden Gate Park on Sunday mornings where you can take a free half hour beginner lesson at noon and join the regular dancers for lunch in a nearby restaurant a couple of hours later. It's a free, and one of a kind, event! Lake Merrit is considered by many to be the jewel of Oakland. I also offer a half off special for Airbnb guests who want to take a lesson from me!
The neighborhood offers:
* a charming farmers market every Saturday
* Easy walk to Gold's Gym and library
* A wide range of cafes, restaurants
* Cinema & shopping
* TraderJoes and Wholefoods SuperMarkets
* Gondolas & boating and
* 3 & 1/2 mile jogging track around the Lake
*Children's Fairyland, the original inspiration for Disneyland
* Easy access to San Francisco by Bart, bus and Car Pool
* Close to historical Fox Theater & the new Cathedral
* Close to the Paramount Theater, Oakland convention center, Oakland Arena & Coliseum
LaurieAnn is a welcoming charming person to visit and chat with.
Cats are a little shy, but warm up a bit after a day or so.
Very reasonably priced, quiet and walking distance to every convenience, whether its local businesses or transportation links to anywhere in the bay area.
My boyfriend and I were looking for an apartment and needed someplace to stay in the meantime. LaurieAnn was very nice and accommodating, as was her cat Ginger. Thanks for letting us stay in your home!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour de 2 nuits chez (website hidden) maison est située dans un quartier résidentiel en hauteur et très tranquille à 10 minutes à pieds du lake Merritt. LaurieAnn nous a donné de bons conseils de visite et a grandement facilité (avec son colocataire) notre arrivée.
I like this room very much helped me out of difficulty at the beginning of my arriving here. I have been living for more than 3 months, grateful to LaurieAnn's kindness help and patience. Also the neighborhood is nice with a lake, each access to supermarket, most importantly-safety. It is a safety place in Oakland. You could get back walking to your house even after 11 pm without any concerning security problems. It's good for people who traveling or short period transitional living. I recommend this room to you! Thank you.
Thanks again to Laurie-Ann for hosting us at very short notice and being ready to include also our little baby into her house for some days. We really enjoyed staying here after the long transatlantic flight in the relaxed and friendly athmosphere, and chatting away with Laurie-Ann. Took us a moment to sort out the buses but once understood going to both Oakland and SF was easy.
The room and bath are clean (shower high pressure:)). We were given a lot of valueble travel information. We had some minor communication problems about the check-in, but other than that we really enjoyed our stay in LaurieAnn's house. We would recommend this room.
Laurie is a very nice lady , she is great !!! if next time I am coming to Oakland , I will prefer her house !!!
LaurieAnn is a charming and generous host--she and the cats (Fred and Ginger) made us feel right at home in their lovely house!
LaurieAnn is a warm and welcoming host who was kind enough to accept our request to stay on very short notice. Though we only stayed one night she was as accommodating and helpful as ever.
I stay there the last 2 months, nice place to live, the bed is a little firm but it's ok ! LaurieAnn is very friendly and helpful with 2 lovely cats. The house is near the bus stops and you can go to SF easily ! Thank you to Laurie for hosting ! :)