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.
Nancy was a great host - very communicative, welcoming, and helpful. The apartment was perfect for our visit - clean, safe, quiet, with plenty of space and very comfortable. All around a great experience!
Nancy was a fabulous host. She accommodated my very last minute request for a quick two night stay at her cute rental. She was quick to communicate with me and warmly greeted me and gave a nice little orientation to the place upon arrival. She even provided yogurt, fruits, and coffee. The space was more spacious than expected and we felt comfortable and secure throughout our stay.
Nancy was so great! Greeted us with a smile and enthusiasm. Showed us the awesome bohemian apartment...looks just like the pictures, cute and comfortable, and she even provided a great lite breakfast option. We loved the apartment to say the least!
Nancy war eine richtig gute Gastgeberin. Sie holte uns von der BART ab und brachte uns zu ihrer Wohnung. Sie hatte viele hilfreiche Tipps, welche Orte man in Oakland und San Francisco besuchen kann. Die Wohnung war sauber. Sehr hilfreich war der Whole Foods Supermarkt gleich um die Ecke!
I'm very glad to enjoy your house,very artistic feeling,very comfortable,my child is very happy.Thank you very much
We booked Nancy's place for family coming up from L.A. to attend our wedding and it was perfect.
Nancy is a sweet lady and her place was super cozy. The private entrance was a bonus and her lovely backyard provided a serene oasis where our family enjoyed their morning coffee.
Nancy was very accommodating and we highly recommend her place for any couples looking for for a place to stay in Oakland.
Nice place, good location. Whole Foods walking distance a huge plus. Very welcoming host.
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. ~~~~~.