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super loft adventure

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super loft adventure

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
BReN is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The space

welcome to our coolio live / work loft space with extra room!

we're not just a hotel, we are an experience.

MUST HAVE: id pic, short bio and quick inquiry / interest note of the space before stay requests (of which should include that you like and / or LOVE dogs). sorry no exceptions. if you are automatically declined, that's why. thanks.

current occupants: a designer/cook, a coder, 4 canines and a variety of fish and giant mystery snails.

LiKE DOGS? the building is a dog building. many tenants have them and they come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. plus... we have three of our own. PARKER POSEY (10.5 year old weimaraner, MADiSON (7 year old chi mix), TiNY MAiSEY (3 year old 4lb baby "wookie") and ViOLET (1.5 year old pocket pittie rescue). for pics / temperaments check out our pic tour and past guest reviews. if you like or LOVE dogs (you kind of need to), you'll get your fix here!

NOTE: since our space is intimate and we already have 3 canine tenants, unfortunately we can not do pet overnighters.

ROOM: with full size bed, (fresh / clean linens), lots of pillows, large mirror, mini skylight, abundant lighting options: reading, ambient and overall.

BATHROOM: spacious and super clean shower, sink and toilet area. fresh towels. plus a chance to meet full time bathroom resident OLiVE, our awesome gourami fish. sadly our amazing OLiVE passed away last spring after 5 long happy years with our family. now we just have regular old trout looking fish. but the tank is still quite lovely to space out too.

KiTCHEN: coffee / wine bar area large open kitchen with industrial steel counter top / sink, gas stove (open to the bar area), big fridge (guest shelves available), cook book library, etc.

BREAKFAST 7:00AM - 8:30AM fresh french press coffee and super-tasty lemon thyme scramble with toast upon request (available saturday / sunday).

self serve... the usual suspects: local scones, crumpets, fruit, oatmeal, juice, fresh ground french press coffee, a variety of teas, etc.

CHOW: large round wooden table. comfortable, modern seating. little open bar area; great for a cup of tea, coffee, beer, wine, etc. checkout our guidebook for all our favorite take out eats.

LiViNG: large bright (east wall of windows) lots of room to chill.

LAUNDRY / waste management: in loft trusty front loader washing machine, air dry rack (or coin dryer available in building), recycling, composting, trash.

GARDEN / parking lot: hang out in our beautiful parking lot garden that sports a meyer lemon tree, palm tree, various in season greens / veggies and a wide range of tasty herbs for the picking: lemon thyme, flat leaf parsley, tarragon, basil, mint, rosemary and sage. grill and personal fire pit ready for use. guests have access to garden harvesting.

PARKiNG: free gated off street parking.

FREE WiFi: indoor / outdoor high speed wifi for your streaming enjoyment!

NEiGHBORHOOD: authentic old school artist's live / work building. exactly on the border of berkeley, oakland and emeryville.

COMMUTE: a 5 minute straight shot to I-80 (sf). 15 minute walk to bart (sf and beyond). 5 minute walk (3 blocks) to a local super-tasty bakery. sweet adeline's. our favorites are the: tea cakes, apple turnovers, cherry corn scones, carrot / ginger breads, chocolate cream pie etc.

checkout our guidebook for all our local faves.

NEiGHBORHOOD: proximity to three great east bay cities: oakland, emeryville and berkeley... along with easy commute to the SF.

COMMUTE: we're right at the border of oakland, emeryville and berkeley. here's a few transit notes. we're about a 15 minute walk to BART (transbay transit), then a 20 minute ride that pops you up in downtown SF. billy does it everyday for work. not too long for a day's adventure in SF.

if not up for the walk to BART, there is a trans bay bus across the (website hidden): i love cooking and sharing. so you love food of any type: carnivore, vegetarian or vegan... you'll enjoy!

SPECiAL NOTE: our "super loft adventure" is only available for short term stays (2-4 day average ). we do longer term stays in our "secret attic hideout”, which you can checkout here:


Free parking on premises

House Rules

be friendly.
be respectful.
like and/or LOVE dogs.


176 Reviews

Rohit User Profile
January 2018
Really enjoyed staying here. Very good people and also quite close to the city.
Jeanette User Profile
November 2017
Awesome hosts, including the dogs! Delicious granola for breakfast, cozy space, and great conversation!
Curtis User Profile
October 2017
Very awesome hosts! Lovely companion hosts as well (read, 5 amazing doggos). Lovely room in the loft space and both human hosts were gracious with tips around town, coffee in the morning, and great conversation!
Jeffrey User Profile
September 2017
My second stay at BReN and BiLLYs place. 5 dogs now and all were friendly. Very chill, relaxing atmosphere. A nice base for a visit to Oakland and Berkeley. Would be happy to stay again.
Suzy User Profile
September 2017
We enjoyed our stay with Bren and Billy. The apartment is clean, artful and cozy. It was great to get a little cuddle with their pups before heading up to Napa. Thanks Bren and Billy!
Taryn User Profile
September 2017
Close to UCBerkeley. Great place for dog lovers. Down to earth hosts . It felt like staying with old friends. Very cool.
Andrea User Profile
August 2017
Bren and Billy were very nice and their dogs are adorable and well behaved. The room was great for the one night we were there.

Hosted by BReN

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in June 2011
BReN User Profile
206 Reviews
BReN is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
hi. here are some personal details of us... humans: BiLLY: a coder. easy going. BReN: a freelance designer/cook. worker bee. canines: PARKER POSEY: a sweet 8 year old weimaraner. slightly neurotic. MADiSON: a bright 5 year old (non yappy) chihauhau. scary smart. …
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