About this listing
Welcome to my new location in Oakland! This large 1 bedroom/1 bath is located in a charming 4plex within walking distance of Piedmont Ave, shops, restaurants, movie theaters, cafés, and grocery stores. Conveniently close to transportation, (Bart, bus lines) Emeryville, UC Berkeley, and a short BART to SF.
The apartment is sparse but adequate, and Ali was prompt, helpful and courteous in all of his communications with us. When we arrived the apartment did not have an iron but Ali reimbursed us for the one we putchased. I would say that the best feature of the apartment was its location. I am relocating to the Bay Area from Chicago and I rented Ali's place for a week while I looked for housing. It was the perfect location for me because it was close to lots of great East Bay neighborhoods, restaurants and transportation.
Upon our arrival the unit was not really clean, and had this been my first airbnb experience, I would never do it again. The fridge was dirty and had long human hair in it and there was red sauce splattered on the wall in the kitchen. We had planned to cook a meal in the space, but decided against it with the state of the kitchen. The bed had dust bunnies as large as a baseball under it. Surfaces throughout just seemed somewhat sticky and there was an old used hair tie on the nightstand. The bathroom was uncomfortably small around the toilet and had no ventilation other than a window that would be insufficiently covered for privacy if open more than a few inches. The neighbors could be heard very clearly from inside throughout the unit. The neighbors were respectful, but we could hear them so easily. The location was great, but I wish I had stayed elsewhere. Ali was communicative the day of our arrival. We would have liked to have been able to check in before 5:40pm to unload our luggage, but it seemed like he worked hard to hurry to the unit and quickly arrange it somewhat after his other responsibilities. I missed his call at 5:42 to let me know the room was ready, and we arrived minutes later and he was there and showed us the space. We reminded him to take the full trash bag on the floor of the kitchen with him from the unit on his way out.
Ali was very helpful with directions and neighborhood info. His mailman moved the key he hid for us, so he jumped on a train and met us inside an hour. The apartment is very centrally located and just as advertised. We had a very nice vacation.
The apartment was very clean and as described. It's in a great location convenient to Piedmont and not too long of a walk to BART. We enjoyed the backyard space and the neighbors were friendly as well.
Ali was very responsive and provided lots of information about the area and parking situation. He was easy to deal with and replied to all of my questions right away.
Ali was very welcoming and the apartment was great. Plenty of space and a short walk to tons of restaurants.
Ali was a pleasure to deal with. Very responsive. His apartment was exactly as pictured described. The location near Piedmont Ave. is great.
Our stay in san franciso for 3 days was perfect, especially because of the flat. It's not in down town but very close by car to all the things to see. The flat is like in the description and Ali was very precise to help us finding all what we needed in order to make our stay confortable.
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About the Host, Ali
I spent half my life in Oakland and the other half in San Diego. I love my family, hanging out with friends and traveling whenever I get the chance.