About this listing
Your own room with queen bed, desk, bath en suite. Lovely quiet neighborhood. You can walk to Lake Merritt, the jewel of Oakland! Friendly cats will be interested in you. Includes use of kitchen. Free laundry, parking, & internet connection.
Private room for 1 or 2. Queen memory foam bed. Private bath. 2 friendly cats! Free parking. Free internet. Laundry. Kitchen. Bedding & towels, and Terry bathrobes. Coffee & tea available. A fan to keep your room cool on the rare days when it's too hot, heater in the winter. Lovely Lake Merritt neighborhood, for 1 or 2 people.
No smokers, so please see house rules if you smoke.
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 Merritt 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 Carpool
* Close to historic Fox Theater & the new Cathedral
* Close to the Paramount Theater, Oakland convention center, Oakland Arena & Coliseum
Your room with bath is private. You share kitchen and laundry with me.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to chat with you when you are feeling sociable and leave you to your privacy when you need to be alone. I also enjoy sharing insider tips about little known places to visit. My meal schedule is erratic and I eat when I have a chance in between students, so usually I'm not able to share meals with you.
walking distance to Trader Joe's, Lake Merritt, and a thriving shopping and restaurant part of town, but a small neighborhood feeling at home with plenty of street parking
I'm on the bus line to San Francisco and other parts of the East Bay, but BART is 2 miles away. There is a bus to BART but it takes about an hour to get to SF if you take BART.
Other Things to Note
The front door opens with a code, so you don't have to carry a key. I just exchanged the futon bed shown in the pictures for a queen size memory foam bed which is not shown yet, but soon I'll change the picture to reflect the change. Your bathroom was just added and not yet photographed.
Please let me know when to expect you so that I can arrange to be here to greet you when you arrive.
Cats are indoor cats, so please be careful not to let them out.
I'm highly sensitive to the smell of tobacco on clothing and breath, so please do not apply if you smoke, even if you don't do so inside the house. The house is not childproof, so I'm afraid I can't accommodate children. My cats are territorial , so please no pets either.