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.
The listing was accurate and our host was most welcoming. She provided whatever we asked for and otherwise left us to ourselves. She was also easy-going, glad to have us make the place our own for our month-long stay. We very much enjoyed Noel's beautiful gardens & private backyard. The neighborhood is excellent: a quiet & pretty residential street with nearby stores and restaurants. Very convenient to freeways and alternate routes to all the places we wanted to be, including our families' residencies. The only drawback is that we were a bit to big for the double bed.
Such a lovely cottage and a gracious, efficient host! Clean, light-filled, warm and welcoming. We'll definitely stay at Noel's garden cottage again when relatives come to town.
The listing was described accurately and the accommodations were excellent. It was very clean, cared for, and quiet. The neighborhood was lovely with plenty of street parking. There is nothing negative that I can say about the place and hope to be staying there again soon. Also, my grandkids loved visiting us at our "house."
Hi fellow travelers,
The garden Cottage worked out very well for us, we loved the location and safe feeling, could walk to the local Glenview strip, and drive a short distance to Lakeview. It was a sweet cottage, well organized, and had a very pretty small back grassy area right out the back door. The bed was comfortable (full) and more than adequate kitchen.
Noel was friendly when we ran into her, available by phone, and organized on "notice of where to find the key." She did not hoover or seek us out, which we prefer in a host. We hope to stay there again. Be well, Lynne
Everything about the cottage was as advertised. Noel was a wonderful, thoughtful and accommodating host. The location was wonderful and the neighborhood was very safe
Noel's beautiful little bungalow was warm and welcoming for our quick trip to Oakland over the weekend. Although we didn't spend much time there it certainly would have been perfect for just that. The attention to detail did not go unnoticed from coffee in the refrigerator to Q-tips in the medicine cabinet. We did enjoy a couple of hours just sitting over a glass of wine with the doors open, a nice afternoon breeze and view of the private garden. This is a keeper and we look forward to returning on our next trip.
The cottage was nice and the pictures are accurate. It was in a safe and cute neighborhood with easy street parking. However, it wasn't a very private stay as the owners home is attached and the owner gardens in the early morning right outside the cottage. I would hope that this would be something she could be more mindful of to respect the privacy of guests.
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!