Cozy & Rustic Cabin in the Woods

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Altura Pl, Oakland, CA 94605, United States
Your host, Sophia
79 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Nestled in the Oakland Hills, a first floor, one bedroom in-law unit of a 2-story cabin with acreage. Note: My family and I live upstairs, we shut down at about 10pm every night, a little later on the weekends but during the day we are in and out. If you are a super light sleeper or expect deafening silence this is not the best place to stay. Features a comfy pillow-top California King size bed, toilet and shower, kitchen with oven, microwave, coffee maker and full-size refrigerator. There is no stove top but there are 2 electric burners to boil water, fry eggs, etc. The unit is very kid friendly and even has toys neatly tucked away in the living room. The bed can sleep 2 adults and a small child. Note about the pillow top mattress: if you have a bad back and require an extra firm mattress this is not it. There is a couch in the living room that is made up of real mattresses and it sleeps 2 very comfortably. We have also added a flat screen tv with roku, dvd player and about 100 dvds to choose from. Plenty of parking next to my husband's collection of beloved cars,
wi-fi, huge deck for private use. Use of bbq and picnic tables. 5 minute drive to freeway, 20 minutes to san francisco, 10 minutes to downtown oakland, 15 minute drive to oakland airport. 10 minute drive to the lovely Montclair village for sunday farmer's market or delicious bagels at "House of Bagels"... you definitely need a car to stay here as public transportation is not that convenient to the house. Multiple locations to drive to BART (train) into san francisco are available within driving distance. Best part of this house...the surrounding trees and nature, very tranquil setting with trails to walk through on the property. The cottage is pet friendly for well-behaved pets, no-smoking please. Extra amenities available upon request (i.e., iron, blow dryer, etc.) The house is on a steep and rough road. drive up slowly to avoid too many bumps. if your car has a really low underbelly and you're concerned,this might not be the best place for you.

This house is in the woods....a nature lover's paradise! We are a super laid-back, flexible family with a love for animals and nature and seek the same in guests we welcome into our home. We will go out of our way to accommodate our guests. :)
Note: our minimum is 3 nights unless there are only 2 consecutive days available on my calendar. Feel free to message me and I can offer a special offer on a case by case basis.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $430 /week
Monthly Price: $1450 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The cabin was nice, cozy. and well-furnished. Sophia was an excellent host; she really went out of her way to accommodate our needs.

    July 2014
  • The cabin is amazing. Clean, large and in the middle of a huge private area and surrounded by treas and very friendly animals like cats, Dogs, chicken and a Pony !!! Sophia is a great host. Verz friendly and helpful. We would stay there again.

    June 2014
  • Sophia was an awesome host! We had a great time staying at her wonderful cabin which was beautifully decorated. She provided everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend to others and would definitely stay at again :)

    May 2014
  • Comfortable & completely private lower unit with huge deck and the best bed ever! No real stove but I made all my meals there without problem. Driveway a bit hard to find initially & rather steep but you get used to it. Did I mention the 10 chickens (free-range during the day), 3 dogs, random cats, a miniature pony and a very sweet shy little girl with a baby brother on the way. Very very friendly & helpful hosts. Near Anthony Chabot Regional Park with wonderful hiking - try to visit the different parks/areas. If you're looking for something a bit different & not in town jammed up next to the house next door, you'll love this place.

    May 2014
  • Had a lovely stay at Sophias. The accommodation was great. Had everything we needed and was great for our son. Sophia was very accommodating and had even left some toys for our son to play with. The bed is great! Had an awesome sleep. Thankyou.

    May 2014
  • We enjoyed our 2nd stay even more than the first. Hosts are very warm & welcoming and the place was clean & comfy. Looking forward to our next stay.

    April 2014
  • Clean, quiet, roomy, and private hideaway!

    April 2014
  • Sophia and her family welcomed us to their home in the Oakland hills. It is a wonderful retreat from the city. There are hiking trails that overlook the bay and they have many friendly animals. The commute into San Francisco is very heavy with traffic, taking 45 minutes or longer depending on the time of day but we planned out trips accordingly. There is plenty to do in Oakland and on the east side of the bay too. We had a wonderful vacation and we are very happy that we chose to stay here.

    April 2014
  • Our stay at the cabin was perfect. It was quiet and away from the busy noises and city. We had an entire apartment area to ourselves with a living room, kitchen with hot plate and oven for cooking, bathroom and large bedroom with a very comfy bed. We really enjoyed our stay with Sofia. She had 3 dogs, 2 cats and a pony, which was great because we are animal lovers and were really missing our pets while on vacation. The fridge was stocked with some necessities, as well as the bathroom had a few things in case you forget something. It was about an hours drive in traffic to San Francisco and 45 mins to the San Jose airport where we flew out from our last day. It was great to have the place to ourselves and to be able to cook some meals.

    March 2014
  • Sophia and her family were very inviting. We stayed there for 2 weeks and had lived in the Bay Area for 2 years before that. We only wished we had a place like that to call home for those two years. It's close to the freeway for getting to Oakland, Berkeley or whatever your destination might be. Even though you are close you would never know its so quiet and peaceful up there you forget you are in the busy Bay Area. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying around that area and of course the price makes it even a better deal.

    March 2014
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Francis Lewis High School, Queens College, City University of New York, Touro College
I'm originally from new york city. moved to oakland when i met my husband vassili who is from here. we are nature and animal lovers as is evident by where we live and all of our wonderful critters that live on our property. in my past life i worked with children now i'm having a blast with my own!
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