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.
Quiet after 11 pm.
Must lock doors, turn off all lights and heater when not in the apartment.
There was coffee and fruit and yogurt. It was great to not have to run out for every little thing. The neighborhood was quiet and neighbors all said hello. Very convenient to the lake, transportation and good food. It was also very comfortable to just hang out.
Nancy is a great host, she was very welcoming and enthusiastic about our visit. She knows a lot about the San Francisco and Oakland area and checked in with us periodically to make sure everything was going well and to see if we needed anything. One of those visits was accompanied by some great locally made artisanal sourdough bread! We had no problems during our stay, the apartment was clean and decorated with a lot of quirky objects and artwork reflecting Nancy's personality. All the amenities are well-documented in previous reviews. We enjoyed having a private, separate and comfortable place to retreat to after sight-seeing all day. Having the Wholefoods store just down the street was really convenient, but Nancy provided bagels, yogurt, coffee and fruit so we were all set for breakfast for several days already. Highly recommended!!
It was a pleasure staying at Nancy's place. My husband and I loved it. Location was perfect, close to our rental house and all the places we love to go visit while in town. Nancy was as nice as I read in previous reviews. She was very attentive and a pleasure to chat with. We will definitely come back.
We loved our time here. Nancy's private lower-floor space has everything you'll need during your stay! A kitchen, stove, living area, and even little amenities like an iron. The space was super comfortable and conveniently located next to a Whole Foods and only a 15 ish minute walk to 19th street Bart. Nancy also picked us up and dropped us off at Bart, which we are so thankful for! Great host and great space.
Amazing location, very close to Whole Foods and Lake Merritt. Our host was easy to talk to and gave us our space and privacy. The room kitchen and bathroom are quirky and rustic. Pros: location, convenient, private, affordable, friendly and respectful host. Cons: low ceilings, cramped toilet room, noisy heater and the bed room is located directly under the owners house so you will hear everything and subsequently we felt weird about speaking at a normal volume. Over all had a good experience!
We were made very welcome by Nancy. The studio is centrally located in a nice neighborhood near Whole Foods. The studio is spacious and comfortable with access to a wonderful outdoor space. The shower is a bit sensitive to temperature control. The kitchen is fully equipped and a real bonus. We had a terrific visit.
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. ~~~~~.