About This Listing
Charming stucco cottage on a tree lined street in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood is fully furnished and features a spacious bedroom, bathroom with tub and shower, fully outfitted kitchen, comfortable dining area and adjacent living room with French doors to a private garden. The cottage is sunny, bright and cozy and includes a TV with built-in DVD player, and wireless Internet.
The loveseat opens to a twin bed to accommodate a third guest. Amenities include espresso machine, hardwood flooring and plush bedding.
Glenview is a vibrant neighborhood known for its “Gourmet Ghetto” of world-class restaurants such as Blackberry Bistro, Rumbo al Sur, Sushi Park, Banana Blossom, Bellanico and Marzano.
Commuter and round-the-clock bus lines to San Francisco are only blocks away, BART is taxi distance (~$13). UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and Mills College are accessible via short commutes. There is ample and easy street parking.
I really like Noel's place. It is a cozy apartment with a comfortable bed for two. It is close to a lot of good restaurants and the free on-street parking is a plus. She is also considerate and left us privacy. I would recommend this place for those who want to travel to SF.
This was our second time staying at the cottage. Access to the property was very convenient. Everything was very clean, and the house was well stocked with coffee and linens. The cottage is on a quiet, pretty street and there is a cozy backyard with a bench. Access to the freeway as well as to stores and restaurants is fantastic. We plan to stay here again next time we travel to Oakland.
Our stay at Noel's cottage was absolutely perfect! The first thing I noticed upon arriving was how fragrant the garden smelled! The pathway leading to the cottage is lined in Jasmine & it was the best welcome. I can't say enough for how beautiful & peaceful the garden was.
The cottage was very clean & comfortable! I know others have mentioned the bed being on the smaller side...it is a full, but sleeps 2 just fine.
Noel was super sweet & helpful and responded very quickly when we needed her!
The cottage is connected to the main house but we didn't hear a thing.
Coffee was provided, as well as a few bags of tea & a couple pantry items. Plenty of clean towels & blankets available! Our only complaint is the lack of comfy seating for more than one person in the living room, but that's really no big deal when you're visiting a city with so many amazing things to be out doing!
We stayed for 2 nights and it was extremely comfortable, the place has a retro vintage look which we loved and since is on the back of the property it gives you that get from the city feeling.
Cleanliness excellent. Communication with host was easy.
Warning: You may want to stay in bed all day feels like a cloud.
Tip. Read the instructions for the shower.
Lovely stay in this sweet garden cottage, comfortable, clean, convenient, easy. Thanks!
I had such a lovely stay at the cottage. It was easy to get to off the freeway and there was no problem finding on street parking. Noel was flexible on my check-in time which allowed me time to explore before checking in. There was a handy sheet with information for the cottage and surrounding area. The only thing I had problems with was figuring out the shower, but Noel was happy to come over and show me how to use it. She even gave me recommendations on where to get coffee and pastry locally. I walked to the "gourmet ghetto" restaurants a few times during my stay. I felt very safe at the cottage and walking the area nearby. The television with antenna, garden and comfortable bed made adjusting time zones very comfortable. I would highly recommend staying here if you get the chance.
About the Host, Noel
I was born and raised on this property. My dad built the cottage adjacent to the "big house" in around 1952 for his mom to live in. She had acquired the property with her husband in the 1930s. I have a photo of my dad freshly returned from WWII on the porch I now call my own.
We restored and updated both houses in 1994. It is a labor of love to create a comfortable space for people when they are away from home. Weddings, reunions, new grandchildren, and simply the beauty of the Bay Area have brought visitors to us, and we have enjoyed hosting them all!