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); 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/your choice of milk, and a welcome basket of snacks. The bathroom has a tiled floor and adjustable showerhead in the shower; toiletries, iron/ironing board and blow dryer provided. Guests can park in our driveway. Maps & guidebooks are in the room.
No kitchen--just mini-fridge, electric hot water pot & coffee maker.
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. Instructions on purchasing a parking pass for BART are in the room.
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!