Upper 2BR Apt - Rockridge Temescal

House - Entire home/apt · Lawton Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, United States

Entire spacious upper unit in a charming 1907 duplex. Quiet, very light, private entrance, artsy, sky & hill views. Pretty walk to BART & Oakland's trendy areas w/ cafés, bars, restaurants, shops. Easy to UC Berkeley campus, CCA, Piedmont, downtown.

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Entire spacious upper unit in a charming 1907 duplex. Quiet, very light, private entrance, artsy, sky & hill views. Pretty walk to BART & Oakland's trendy areas w/ cafés, bars, restaurants, shops. Easy to UC Berkeley campus, CCA, Piedmont, downtown.

The Space

Tons of light all day, quiet while just a minute from the freeway, and filled with fun colorful arts and antiques.

You'll enjoy 2 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

The full kitchen has appliances and supplies including a gas stove, coffee machine, electric espresso machine, refrigerator, blender, toaster, cork screw, plates, glasses, silverware, professional knives, basic spices, cutting boards ... and if you need anything else let me know.

The bathroom has a tub with shower. Enjoy natural EO brand soap, shampoo and conditioner as well as a hair dryer. There's a toilet too! And toilet paper. :)

The second bedroom is cozy and funky - a former porch - very bright, with a southwest facing, unobstructed view of the sky from one window (despite that it's the flat lands!)

Overall it's a pretty good value for the space, location and amenities.

Guest Access

The entire upper flat is yours to use with a completely separate, private entrance.

Interaction with Guests

I love saying hello, pointing out all the area highlights that may fit with your time and interests, and making sure you are comfortable. I call myself a food concierge, and it's my delight to share our bounty (and can arrange to give you a private insider tour to local food artisans as well!)

As an avid world traveler, I know how memorable and wonderful great hospitality can be! I also understand that you may just want a nice place to stay without socializing. Whatever makes you happy!

The Neighborhood

An area filled with California Bungalows, we are surrounded by amazing cafes - walk to the new Blue Bottle Coffee on Broadway, morning pastries at Pizzaiolo, Bittersweet Cafe, or the many other bakeries. Stroll down tree-lined College Ave past cute shops and restaurants all the way to the UC Campus.

You're very close to Berkeley, and this list of 50 Things to Do in Berkeley shows how many cool things are in this area: (website hidden)

Getting around

You can walk or bike. You can drive (and easily park, unlimited). You can bus. You can BART. Your choice!

Other Things to Note

Many people who stay here say they don't want to leave. It's a nice quiet place for focusing on writing, development, reading etc.

SAFETY IS #1. This is a home so you'll have code-compliant fire and carbon monoxide detectors, a fire extinguisher, flashlights, emergency information, and all the other little things that are important to have "just in case."

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $895 /week
Monthly Price: $3200 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Susie was easy to work with. Our situation was a bit more complicated and she managed all of our details really well. The place is sweet, easeful and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you could need available. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back!! Thanks!

    May 2014
  • Location is great. Rock Ridge BART station is in walking distance and the restaurants and shopping options around the station are terrific. Susie is a great host who cares about your well-being. She has some excellent recommendations for food shopping at hand. The apartment is cozy and well stocked. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • The apartment was in a great location. The kitchen was nice and well equipped. Susie was a thoughtful hostess. She left treats that were much appreciated.

    March 2014
  • First stop in the Bay Area, we were very impressed with the Rock Ridge and Temescal neighborhoods, as there are plenty of good restaurants and a vibrant street life around the BART stations. Susie our host, was very helpful during the entire stay from the initial phone conversation, directions, details, and suggestions about more permanent housing during our search. The private entry is nice and there is parking on the street. The large upstairs floor is very comfortable and loaded with artwork and amenities. Well stocked. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, snacks, and even some sweet condiments in the fridge. We highly recommend this Artsy abode and could not be happier with our our stay.

    March 2014
  • Great neighborhood, good location and close to our son's house and the BART. The apartment was very clean and well stocked with all the amenities one would expect at home. The private entrance is a plus. Susie is a great host.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Susie's house. It was exactly as described and in a very convenient area to everything. Very quiet. Parking never a problem. There were some issues that were addressed completely and without needed follow up. Enjoy the coffee!

    February 2014
  • We just enjoyed a 2+ week-long stay at Susie's apartment and found it to be the PERFECT option for our extended stay. The apartment is large and comfortable and was always a pleasure to return to at the end of the day. The location is fantastic, situated within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of College Ave. as well as Oakland's hip up-and-coming Temescal district. Local rail transit (BART) is only a ten-minute walk, making the entire Bay Area easily accessible. Susie was a warm, friendly and accommodating host. I would have no hesitation booking here again or recommending her apartment to others.

    January 2014
  • Super nice, helpful host. Great apartment. There is even an espresso machine. I would stay here again. Convenient location.

    January 2014
  • Wonderful host and beautiful, clean, and convenient home. My coworkers absolutely love staying here and will be returning here again next time we have internal retreats. Thank you Susie for being so accommodating!

    December 2013
  • My family and I had a great time staying at Susie's place. Susie was really nice and considerate. The apartment was perfect for the 3 of us staying there and we felt at home. I would definitely recommend her as a host.

    December 2013
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Coffee aficionado, artisan food promoter, writer and author, dot connector, and traveler with a love, appreciation, and knowledge of the Bay Area, California, the U.S., and beyond! Meeting new people exploring life's adventures, sharing stories, and breaking bread with good cheese and wine jazzes me. My credo is simple delicious living.
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