welcome to our coolio live / work loft space with extra room!
current occupants: a designer/cook, a coder, a big dog, a small dog, a tiny dog, a turtle and a fish.
if you LiKE and / or LOVE DOGS, this space is for you. the girls are our best asset and are part of the adventure!
we are dog and kid friendly... as long as neither bites and both are socialized. check out our guidebook for our favorite dog friendly parks and cafes. sorry we're not set up for a doggy day care.
SPECiAL NOTE: our "super loft adventure" is with us in our main loft and is more intimate (not set up for long term) so we only do short term (usually 2-5 nights / up to week) stays. our more studio like "secret attic hideout" space, is for more long term stays.
ROOM: with full size bed, (fresh / clean linens), lots of pillows, large mirror, mini skylight, abundant lighting options: reading, ambient and overall.
SEMI-PRIVATE the room has a doorway and open window that leads onto an open stairwell and a mini lounge area. our room (where we sleep) opens into the same stairwell. our loft room has its own entrance / exit ladder (like a tree house). both rooms / lounge can be closed off from the stairs with their own heavy curtains and blinds -- guest room has a custom wooden tri panel door.
this makes both rooms more airy & cozy, but a little less private.
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.
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.
self serve... the usual suspects: 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... or workout.
GYM area: with a hanging everlast punching bag, yoga mat, thick large bi-fold exercise mat and space.
LiBRARY he he he. lovely fun pop culture (ever rotating) stairway library. also have a library area of great cookbooks in pantry / kitchen area.
PARKER / MADiSON / MAiSEY: a lovely sweet weimaraner (8 years) named parker posey. a super cute little sister, non yappy, chihauhau (4 1/2 years) named madison. see above tour for pics.
i work at the local shelter. we just rescued and have a new member of the family, little margaret: aka. maisey or any other derivative of margaret. she looks like a 5 pound baby wookie (chewbacca reference). everyone who meets her melts. :P
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. dog friendly.
checkout our guidebook for all our local faves.
once again... our "super loft adventure" is within our main loft (where we live) and more intimate, so we only do short term (usually 2-5 nights / up to a week) stays. check out our more studio like "secret attic hideout" for longer term stays.
all that the detailed description entails.
as much as the guests desires. we live within the space and are always cooking and sharing.
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 street.
i love cooking and sharing. so you love food of any type: carnivore, vegetarian or vegan... you'll enjoy!
We loved to stay with BReN and BiLL! Their loft ist awesome and the three dogs are super friendly. We didn't know that a place this nice could exist. Bren and Bill are really friendly, helpful and much fun to talk to.
The only thing we can do is to totally recommend this place! What a great experience :-)
I stayed with Bren on my way to Seattle. She was incredibly warm and welcoming. Her loft is amazing. It is bright and open! She was very welcoming of me and my doggie and was so accomadating to my very stressed out pup. It was truely a pleasure staying with her!
Super and Adventure are the best words to describe this cozy awesome loft. Staying with Bren & Billy was exactly what my boyfriend and I needed for my weekend back home. From the cute and cuddly pets down to the handmade 100% organic and vegan soaps.
Billy and Bren were very welcoming, cheerful, and overall had the quality of a family away from family. They made delicious smelling dinner. Their pets were super friendly, and extremely adorable. The loft is well decorated, and is a great environment for anyone who has work that they can do from their laptop.
The room I stayed in was super cozy and the lighting choice kept my boyfriend preoccupied for 20 minutes (at least). He's a professional photographer/videographer and that dimmer certainly captured his interest, lol. Overall I am no less than pleased with my very first booking with Airbnb, and with Billy & Bren. I will certainly be back soon!
If you ever are in the Bay area for short term stay, then look no further for the greatest loft ever built in human history. A nice, kept secret cradled between Berkeley and Oakland, this place has been pivotal in my permanent move to San Francisco. Pleasant and gracious hosts, Bren and Billy will not disappoint. Keep an open mind and be courteous!
My stay with BReN and BiLLY was refreshing and invigorating. Their place looked inviting from the pictures, but it was a pleasant surprise to discover chill lighting, engaging books, relaxing sounds, and their warm hospitality, which made me feel right at home. Everything was clean, which is impressive given the three dogs and aquatic friends. They invited me to an evening gathering with friends, and I helped with preparations for some delicious food they cooked for dinner.
My girlfriend and I were travelling through California and were recommended the super loft adventure by some friends - it was soo much fun! BReN and Billy are the perfect hosts, super accommodating, very friendly and make some bad-ass pumpkin muffins; we felt at home in their spacious warehouse conversion. The house itself is stylish, clean and extremely cool. If you're planning to visit SF a lot then the BART/public transport is a short walk away and very easy to use, we had no problems getting back and forth. Finally, the dogs - LOVED them, Parker, Madison and Maisey are very friendly, cuddly and well behaved. They definitely added to our short stay in Oakland, we'll miss them!
Loved this cool urban loft space and BReN was a great host.
This was my first time using air bnb and I was very happy with my experience. Bren and Billy made me feel immediately at home and have me lots of helpful tips for the area. Delicious food. Comfortable environment. Good access to public transit (no car when I was in town). Great conversation. I hope to return soon! Thanks for a wonderful trip!
Bren and Billy are fantastic hosts and very welcoming. I immediately felt part of the family.
Their loft is fantastic - an amazing space which has been very cleverly designed and is very spacious.
We even had chance to have a mini movie night on their big screen projector.
The room is cosy and very comfortable, and there is secure parking should you need it.
I'd thoroughly recommend staying with Bren - great to stay somewhere a bit different with a friendly, welcoming couple.
Bren and Bill were what we can say the perfect hosts. They did everything to make us feel good. They were welcoming and we had very interesting conversation.
Moreover, Parker Posey and Madison are the nicest dogs we've ever seen, we alreay miss them.
Eventually, the loft is beautiful, confortable and totally match the description. We warmly recommand it !
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.