About this listing
Private, sunny, quiet studio w/bathroom in the Montclair District of the Oakland hills; deck above. A 1.3 mile (level) pretty walk to Montclair Village, where you'll find cafés, restaurants, bookstores, groceries, a park; excellent weekly discount.
Sunny, quiet studio w/bathroom in the Montclair District of Oakland. Convenient location: close to shopping area and freeway access. Separate from the main house with private entrance. Bamboo floors, lots of light (but shades if you need them), mini-fridge, electric hot water pot & coffee maker; no stove. The room has large windows looking out on a pretty garden. Queen bed w/down comforter, large closet and built in drawers. Cable TV w/HBO, high-speed WiFi, clock radio, books. We provide clean linens (including freshly laundered duvet cover for each guest), towels, tea and coffee w/cream, and a welcome basket of snacks. The bathroom has a tile floor and Waterpik showerhead in the shower; toiletries, iron/ironing board and blow dryer provided. Guests can park in our driveway. Maps & guidebooks are in the room.
GETTING AROUND: The neighborhood is lovely, safe and friendly—lots of walkers! The house is a 1.3 mile level walk to the heart of Montclair Village, where you'll find cafés, restaurants, bookstores, groceries & pharmacies; as well as a Sunday Farmers’ Market. A charming local library is a mile away. Lake Temescal—an attractive East Bay Regional Park—is just down the hill from us. The house is on a quiet street, yet just a few blocks from access to the freeway. Twenty minutes to S.F. during non-rush hour periods, and five minutes to Berkeley. The Rockridge BART station is 5 minutes away by car. (Please note: it's much easier to stay here if you have a car; it's a long, steep walk to the BART station, and the buses don't run frequently.)
The private studio with bathroom is separate from the house, with parking in our driveway. Please feel free to enjoy the deck above the studio.
Interaction with Guests
We are available for help in any way, but totally respect our guests' privacy.
Montclair is a friendly, beautiful neighborhood. I love that we live on a level street, in the lower area of the hills. It's conveniently close to "The Village," No long, winding roads to get lost in; easy access to other cities.
A car is recommended. There are buses within a few blocks away, and the Rockridge BART station is just a few minutes from here, but not easily walkable to the station.
Other Things to Note
In the room you'll find our Airbnb guidebook, maps, transportation schedules, suggestions for restaurants (including veggie), hiking, activities, etc., plus info re: medical services. And please feel free to ask us for other recommendations.
Check-in and check-out times can usually be adjusted; feel free to ask.
No smoking & no pets, and no candles, please. Kindly be quiet after 10 p.m.
Also, please note that our governor has declared a Drought Emergency in California; we're trying to take shorter showers. Thanks!
This was a great place to stay for the weekend. The neighborhood was quiet. The room was fantastic. Great place to relax in between running around in Oakland/Berkley. Everything was clean, well organized, and excellently laid out. Our hosts were keen to check in to make sure we had everything we needed. The price was amazing for the studio. Would definitely stay here again if I'm in the Oakland area again. If you don't plan on renting a vehicle I would recommend Uber or a good pair of shoes.
My husband and I had a nice stay at Rachel's place. Great location, clean and quiet. Would definitely recommend it! Thanks
Rachel always sees to it that we have anything and everything we need. The cottage is always neat and impeccably clean. We always try to stay with her when we travel to Oakland!
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was terrific. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and private. I appreciated the informative travel booklets and amenities provided - such as fresh fruit and half & half for our morning coffee. I felt our hosts were welcoming and available if needed. The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe.
Highly recommended. :)
My husband and I could not have had a better first time experience using airbnb! Rachel's studio is clean, spacious for two people and very comfortable. The beautiful flowers leading up to it make you feel right at home. Rachel even had snacks available to us and our favorite type of tea and almond milk. How thoughtful! I highly recommend this place.
This attractive and thoughtfully furnished studio with private entrance was a good choice for our week end in Oakland. Located in a pretty neighborhood, we had easy access to Montclair Village, Lake Temescal, walking and cycling and the highway . When not out and about we enjoyed relaxing on the patio. Rachel was always prompt with communications and even provided a parking place.
We enjoyed our stay in the private studio and would not hesitate to stay there again if we revisit the area. Our hosts were very thoughtful and communicated all necessary information in advance. Check in and check out was smooth! The studio was clean, well decorated and included all the amenities we needed during our stay.
About the Host, Rachel
We enjoy living in the S.F. Bay Area and feel lucky to live in an area with so much art, culture, diversity, excellent food & coffee, outdoor recreation, fine weather. . . all this and still fairly close to the mountains and the ocean!
Favorite travel destinations: Italy, Greece, Hermosa Beach, the Narrows at Zion National Park! Current favorite t.v. shows: John Oliver, Louis CK. Book: Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose & for escape: a good mystery.