This charming 1920's-built home is perfectly located in the beautiful and safe Rockridge neighborhood with easy walking access to the BART and popular College Avenue shops and restaurants. Enjoy a private bedroom with amazing sunlight.
You will have a large, beautiful, private bedroom with a comfortable (new) pillow-top Queen-sized bed. This room gets amazing sunlight and includes an extra large closet. The bathroom is adjacent to the room (it is shared).
Note: There is a flight of stairs.
Extra shampoo, soap, and clean towels will be provided upon arrival. Breakfast items, coffee, and snacks are extended to guests. We're putting the second "B" back in "BnB"! :)
Guests are given full access to the kitchen. We have great appliances that you are welcome to use.
Guests are given dedicated space in the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets.
The washer and dryer are located downstairs and free to use.
Interaction with Guests
We love to meet new people and give suggestions on places to go and things to see. We also value and respect privacy. If you ever need anything or have a question, I can be reached personally by phone or text message.
The neighborhood is one of the best and safest neighborhoods in Oakland. When you walk out the door, you are greeted by tree-lined streets with neat older homes (mostly 1920's-1930's architecture).
It is an 8-10 minute walk down to popular College Avenue, where you will find many boutiques, bookstores, coffee shops, bars, and restaurants (some are award-winning). We highlighted some that we especially like on the map (you'll see it if you scroll down near the bottom of this page).
Local grocery stores include Safeway, Trader Joe's, and Rockridge Market Hall.
If you plan to use public transportation, the Rockridge BART station is a 13 minute walk from the house (easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, and surrounding areas).
If you plan on having a car with you, there is always free and safe street parking right in front of the house (unlike many other parts of the Bay Area).
Other Things to Note
We have a cat living here. You may or may not see him during your stay, as he is outside much of the time and otherwise stays in the rooms for us that live here. :)
Be kind. Be you. Have a good time. :)
My stay was great! Fig was really helpful and cordial. She was a great host and helped me figure out my way around the neighborhood and gave me some good recommendations. The pictures were very accurate and the room was very comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet, safe and has a few neat restaurants/boutiques/coffee shops. I definitely recommend this listing to anyone staying in the rockridge area!
We loved staying at Fig's place in Rockridge! We are more of the type of traveler who likes a bit of privacy after being out and about, so it was great to have the separate entrance and space to ourselves to relax. We never actually met Fig, but the person who checked us in was very friendly and helpful and made sure we were taken care of. The bedroom is great - spacious and comfortable, and the bed was comfortable as well. The neighborhood is convenient -- getting around on BART is easy (it's a nice walk!), and so is parking on the street if you have a car. Lots of great places to grab a bite or a drink nearby. Overall, I'd definitely stay here again!
We had a very comfortable stay at Fig's house. The bedroom is large and the bed very comfortable. The kitchen was very useful and everything you need plus breakfast and snack options available to guests. Within a short walk is a fantastic strip with cafes, restaurants and shops plus the BART station to take you into SF.
I had a really nice time staying here with my boyfriend. We ended up not meeting Fig, but meeting Kitty instead, and she was reallly kind to us. They have a cat, who is just adorable, but we only briefly saw him when we were first checking in. The house is generally pretty quiet, and it feels like you have a mini apartment with the kitchen, bathroom, and little breakfast nook right outside your door. The private entrance is also great. The bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean and felt more like a private bathroom just for us, and the snacks available in the kitchen were much appreciated. The neighborhood is pretty nice; I wish I could live around there. We even had a mishap and forgot to roll up one of our car windows at night, and when we came out in the morning, our car was just fine with nothing missing. What a relief!
Anyway, huge thumbs up overall and I would love to stay here again.
Fig's place was exactly what we needed for a holiday getaway. It was spacious, clean comfortable, private and the perfect location. It was an easy walk to shops, restaurants and BART so we could get into SF. If you're wanting to visit SF but now stay in the city, I'd highly recommend staying here.
A great and safe neighbourhood with lots of cafés, restaurants and shops nearby. It's close to the BART, which made it easy to get to other parts of Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco. The place was clean and included towels, hair dryer, iron and some morning snacks.
I would probably stay there again.
It was a comfortable and wonderful night at Fig's place. She accepted our changes regarding the dates, so we didn't need to find another place. The room has big space and a big closet including awesome shoe racks. The bed was very comfortable and perfect for two people. And the neighborhood is very safe and quiet. She was very friendly and prepared some snacks and coffee. Thanks!
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