Lots of light!High ceilings and redwood beam add to charm.
Rockridge Cottage: Rustic Elegance

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Walk Everywhere! Behind the main house, the light and airy Craftsman studio Cottage has high ceilings, skylights and large windows. Enjoy a private deck with view of secluded garden filled with whimsical sculpture and California Native Plants.

The space

Just right for a single or 2 people, the Cottage contains a queen sized bed which sleeps 2. We provide cotton linens & a silk comforter with linen duvet cover. In addition, there is a studio sofa (natural latex filling) which can convert into a small twin sized bed. Full bath has a shower but not a tub. An updated kitchenette has premium 4 burner gas cook-top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, mini refrigerator, & bar sink. Coffee, teas, all utensils, cookware and dishes are there for your use.

Guest access

Private entrance from the street through a lush bamboo garden straight to your own private deck: only 2 steps up to the deck and Cottage. Upon booking, you will receive easy instructions for checking in.

Interaction with guests

Everything is in the Cottage for you to be completely private and self-contained, including information on finding local shops, services & cafes. Of course, we will be available if you need anything or have questions. We live in the main house.

Other things to note

There are many micro-climates in the Bay Area. The Rockridge neighborhood is very temperate and afternoons are usually sunny.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 300
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

The main rule is to enjoy the relaxing surroundings and all the neighborhood has to offer. This location is not, however, suited for loud parties or large gatherings as one of the pluses of our setting is our quiet and considerate neighbors. Also, we live in the main house.

Only guests who have registered beforehand can stay overnight in the Cottage and the rental is for short term stay only.

There can be absolutely no smoking ( even outside the Cottage or on the deck), no pets and no candles. We strive to maintain a clean, fragrance-free space and to use natural and organic products when possible. Your security deposit is at risk if these rules are not followed.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

176 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
August 2017
Jim and Anna are wonderful hosts. We arrived to find our charming cottage at the end of a beautiful allee of bamboo. The accommodations were exactly as described, clean and comfortable. Our fridge was stocked with the makings for breakfast and coffee, complete with SF Sourdough and homemade preserves. Bed is comfortable with quality linens. The cottage is peaceful and quiet. Parking was always a snap and BART is a quick 5 minute walk. Rockridge is a terrific neighborhood filled with charming Craftsmen houses with great restaurants and food shops within a four block radius. Definitely recommend to anyone, and would stay there again anytime!

David User Profile
August 2017
The cabin is small but well laid out, charming and secluded feeling. The location couldn't be more convenient. Communication with Jim was excellent. I would be happy to stay there again.

Celestine User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful, Clean, Spacious, Private, Friendly and great Location! I just really enjoyed meeting the hosts they were so Kind!

Don User Profile
July 2017
A very nice little cottage on a quiet street.

Caroline User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at Jim and Anna's cottage couldn't have been better. It was sunny, spotless, quiet, and cozy. The location is perfect: walking distance to all the restaurants and bars on college ave, Trader Joe's, and the Bart station. They provided coffee in the room, light breakfast fixings, easy street parking and a flawless experience. Very highly recommended!

Heather User Profile
July 2017
I've stayed at Jim's cottage numerous times and it's always the first listing I look for when planning a trip back to the Bay Area. The cottage is absolutely lovely, very warm and inviting. Perfect location, secluded and quiet yet close to everything. I'll be back!

Ewan User Profile
July 2017
An excellent, very private space. Location was convenient. Hosts were lovely and respectful.

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Jim User ProfileJim is a superhost.

I am an avid reader, active in yoga, hiking, golf and swimming. I follow the NBA especially, MLB, and many College sports. Anna and I have lived in Rockridge for many years and have watched it develop into the vibrant destination it is today.

We love to travel and have stayed in many apartments, Airbnb properties and houses throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, New Mexico, Hawaii and more. Anna has interests in design and Feng Shui, Qi-gong, Spanish and Italian languages and in exploring the Bay Area.

Languages: Español, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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