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Downtown Oakland Studio near the Lake

Entire apartment hosted by Ally
2 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
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Enjoy your own space in the heart of downtown Oakland! Perfect for solo travelers (or couples) visiting the Bay Area -- this studio has everything you need for an enjoyable stay and easy access to San Francisco.

99 WALK SCORE! Two blocks from the BART train and an easy stroll to beautiful Lake Merritt. Walk to nearby coffee shops, bars and restaurants, nightlife and grocery stores. Street parking is available, but a car is not needed.

The space
The sunny, spacious studio includes:

• fully-stocked kitchen for cooking and baking
• hardwood floors
• couch bed for guests
• high speed WiFi +free Netflix
• fan/space heater
• coin-operated washer and dryer in the building
• metered street parking (free after 6pm)

Downtown Oakland is an urban area that gives unparalleled access to "city convenience" without having a car. From your front door, you can walk to the 12th Street / Oakland City Center BART train station in 4 minutes and arrive at Embarcadero BART train station in downtown San Francisco in only 11 minutes from station-to-station.

Part of living in downtown Oakland includes the sounds, the people and the nightlife of an urban area. There is a 'low-income housing' apartment building next door to this building and a popular sports bar around the corner. We prefer guests who appreciate the benefits of living in the heart of a city and look forward to experiencing the culture of a new place. We look forward to sharing our favorite places with you via my Guest Welcome Guide.


Lake access
Free street parking
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.42 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews



Oakland, California, United States

The apartment is located in between Civic Center and Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, a bustling and dynamic neighborhood with access to everything you need. Steps to many amazing restaurants -- Spice Monkey, Tay Ho, Awaken Cafe, and Shandong (just to name a few). Lake Merritt is lovely for walking, biking, or even paddle boating.

Hosted by Ally

Joined in January 2014
  • 93 Reviews
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I moved to the Bay Area from Chicago and love exploring SF. I work for a nonprofit in Oakland and am passionate about issues of social justice. Love to travel (obviously). I feel so lucky to live so close to amazing, scenic places but also can't wait for my next trip abroad. As a host, I enjoy sharing my love of the Bay with guests and am happy to make local recommendations. As a guest, I am fairly independent as I like to stay busy, but enjoy getting to know people. The loves of my life are (in no particular order) wine, cheese, live music, city skylines, and the ocean.
I moved to the Bay Area from Chicago and love exploring SF. I work for a nonprofit in Oakland and am passionate about issues of social justice. Love to travel (obviously). I feel s…
  • William
During your stay
I truly enjoy helping my guests gain a greater understanding of the surrounding area. Feel free to reach out to me if you need anything.
  • Response rate: 82%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $400
Cancellation policy