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.
Leaving this review on behalf of my mother-in-law, who stayed there with a friend: "We liked the place. It was clean, well taken care of, comfortable, and convenient. The only suggestion I would make is to check the listing is clear that the bed is a double, a bit too small for 2 adults. But it worked great."
I had the most glorious time at Noel's cottage! Actually everything about the experience was just perfection. I booked my stay very last minute but had no issue whatsoever communicating with Noel about arrival time, parking, etc. Unfortunately, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Noel as she was away, but her partner was also available for any concerns that popped up. When my checkout was delayed due to problems with my rental car, they were both very accommodating and understanding!
The cottage itself was a dream...cozy and private. It was super clean and stocked with everything I could need. Its located in a great area, quiet with tons of street parking. I can't speak to the public transportation in the area but I can say it was very close to everything by car. My only upset with the experience was having to leave! I wanted to stay indefinitely!
I and my wife love Noel's Cottage so much. The place is clean, private, and well equipped. We will definitely stay again in near future. Highly recommend!
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
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!