About this listing
This is a garden level funky artist’s studio apartment in a historic house with owners living upstairs. You’ll rest on a queen size bed and have access to a small private bathroom with shower (no tub) and separate room for toilet. An air mattress is available for a third person. There is also a sitting and dining area and a limited kitchen with refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, and French coffee press. We’ll provide a light breakfast with coffee and tea included. Outside your private entrance is a deck and garden area with comfortable seating for relaxing or dining outdoors or browsing the web on our free Wi-Fi.
We are close to Lake Merritt and its running and walking paths and bird sanctuary. We are also nearby the hip and trendy local Oakland Art Scene with many restaurants and coffee shops. Architectural masterpiece, Cathedral of the Light, is a 5 block walk from our home and worth visiting. Just 2 blocks away is a Whole Foods Superstore with build-your-own burrito and brick-oven pizzas. There's also an ice cream bar, coffee bar and a diverse selection of prepared entrees, soups and snacks for carry-out.
We are blocks away from Highway 580, easily connecting you with all major highways for exploring the Bay Area and Northern California. Parking can sometimes be limiting on our street but not impossible. We are close to buses and BART, taking you into San Francisco or the surrounding areas. We offer complementary pickup and drop-off to BART upon arrival and departure, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. with 24-hour notice.
This is a smoke-free rental, indoors and out. Custom massage available on site by request.
We have a small dog, a 11-year-old friendly cockapoo named Boswell, whose breed's coat is allergy free. He will not be in your studio but upstairs and around the property at times.
Interaction with Guests
I like to meet and greet you with key & show you the do's and don'ts of this old funky apartment ..
and then you're on your own... to enjoy the Bay Area..
Bart is one mile from our house the 11 bus runs right in front of our house parking is free on the street first come first serve.
Quiet after 11 pm.
Must lock doors, turn off all lights and heater when not in the apartment.
This suite is charming and very very spacious. It is an older house with lots of character and is decorated with pizazz. There is a great yard and deck out back. There is a Whole Foods just around the corner. Nancy is very friendly and welcoming. Lovely suite.
I had a really great time at Nancy's place. She's very polite and generous. She offered to pick me up and take me to Bart at the beginning and end of my trip. She respected our privacy and was very hospitable. The location is great and there are lots of great things to explore in Lake Merritt.
Great host, great place! Everything was as advertised, and Nancy was very welcoming and helpful. Very cute place in a nice spot -- a bit far from BART, but the walk is reasonable and the nearest station is very close to San Francisco.
This was an absolutely perfect spot to experience Oakland from! My girlfriend loved to style of the space and Nancy was the perfect airbnb host! We loved our quick stop into their wonderful apartment. That for having us!!
Some light breakfast provided was SUPER appreciated. The neighborhood was adorable and very walkable. The actual space was wonderfully decorated and had everything you need. Also, the host was flexible with us on our arrival time, which was also incredibly helpful (driving from LA is always a bit of an unknown variable).
Nancy made us feel very comfortable in her studio. Check in was easy and efficient - Nancy was around, but left us to enjoy the space on our own. The studio is a fun, funky and clean place - and we also enjoyed the back deck right outside. The neighborhood is also terrific: Lake Merritt, Whole Foods, and easy access to highways and major avenues. We had no trouble finding parking right on the street. Overall, we would recommend staying in the 'Hip Bohemian Artist's Studio.'
I had a great experience with Nancy! She was incredibly nice and respectful, had coffee and breakfast food waiting for me, and respected my provacy. The room was great and spacious with a nice little backyard as well. Can't recommend enough!
About the Host, Nancy
People person. Artist into conceptual art, photography, drawing, video art, time space and sound. Have MFA in interdisciplinary arts.
Tennis player. Dog lover. Garage sales. Museums. Oakland Art Murmur. Ethnic foods. Farmers Market. Walking Lake Merritt. Involved in my community. International travel, music and books. Burning Man. Have lived in the Bay Area 35 years. ~~~~~.