Airy, Furnished North Oakland Flat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Poirier St, Oakland, CA 94609, United States
Your host, Jennifer
17 Reviews
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The Space

Well appointed, furnished 700 + square foot one bedroom, garden level in-law unit available for daily/weekly/monthly rent. Perfect for Bay Area visitors, or those in between homes. We start your stay off right with a bottle of wine, breakfast treats in the fridge, and whole bean coffee ready to be brewed.
Centrally located 10 minute walk to Ashby BART, Sweet Adeline Bakeshop, and Nick's Pizza. Several parks and playgrounds are within a few blocks. 15-20 minute walk to Rockridge and Temescal. Amenities include brand new 42 inch flat screen television with Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix streaming; washer/dryer and dishwasher; gas oven; Hardwood floors; Queen sized bed; Cooking implements and utensils; Linens and Towels; coffeemaker and coffee grinder; microwave oven .
This is a great alternative to a hotel, giving you the flexibility and roominess of your own home. A brand new couch that folds into a full size bed is arriving in the next few days, ready for additional guests!
We are very kid friendly, and are happy to share our DVD library, games, books and toys.
North Oakland is a vibrant, family friendly area. There are many world class restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive--as well as easily accessed by public transit (bus line a block away, BART a 10 minute walk away) or walking. The heart of San Francisco is a convenient 20 minute BART ride away. World class university UC Berkeley is just over a mile away. Easy street parking, no permits required. No extra guest fees for kids. Well behaved pets okay with additional security deposit. We love to host, and can give you great tips on local restaurants and things to do, or just give you your peace and quiet. Thanks!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2050 /month
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We stay here for a week in June 2014. The place is nice, quiet and comfortable. Jen's wellcome gift was very delicious. The BART station, groceries and everything we needed is within walking distance from the apartment.

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Jen's about 3 weeks on 2 separate occasions in May (a week in the middle was already booked). This is a sunny, very clean and comfortable, updated unit below the main house. It had everything one would want and I felt completely at home there.
    Jen was extremely accommodating when I was trying to make arrangements initially and negotiate a fair price and she was immediately responsive to any questions or issues I had during my stay. The family (I met at least 7 relatives) was wonderful.
    This is a gentrifying neighborhood with some great neighbors. Not far from most major eating/entertainment areas but I didn't attempt to walk - I drove. Convenient to BART but not noisy. If you have the time during your visit, go to the unique Berkeley Bowl on Shattuck and walk at the Berkeley and/or Emeryville Marinas and in Anthony Chabot Regional Park (about 10 miles away). A ferry ride to SF is a must.

    May 2014
  • Jen and her family are wonderful hosts, though admittedly we spent little time with them besides exchanging pleasantries. She was very quick to answer questions via email or text, and was communicative and flexible when it came to scheduling with us. Because we were in transition from the East Coast to the Bay Area, we used Jen's as our temporary home until we found a lease. We arrived with only a few suitcases in hand, and fortunately Jen's place comes stocked with all the basic necessities we needed for our two month stay. The bottle of wine and the sweet bread she left for us upon arrival were a nice touch (and delicious).

    As for the physical space, it is almost exactly as pictured and as expected. It was quiet (we could hear little feet every so often above us, but never for long and never too late!) and comfortable. The internet is a little slow and cut out every now and again, but it was never a big issue. The flat is about a ten minute walk to BART, and very close to the bus that runs up and down Shattuck, making it very convenient to get into San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. The neighborhood is very nice and we felt safe there.

    You will not be sorry you booked Jen's place - it is a great value!

    May 2014
  • Jennifer was an excellent host for our trip to the Bay Area! The apartment is very convenient to the Bart and an Enterprise rental car location. All amenities were provided for in the apartment which made our trip relaxing and stress free. Highly recommend and will stay again!

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 37 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Jennifer's appartment. Very nice, very clean, well-equiped. We could park our rental car with no problem. Since Jennifer was not here she let us park the car in the drive way but it was also possible to park in the street. Although we did not meet Jennifer we had very good phone contacts with her. We chose to take the car to go into SF. It costed us $6 for the toll and $10 for the parking for all day. Since we were 4 it was the best solution compared to public transportation. The flat was enough for two adults and two children. Thank you Jennifer for letting us stay in your appartment !

    July 2013
  • This was a comfortable place for my boyfriend, my daughter and her dog to stay for the night. It included a bottle of wine and a nice loaf of cinnamon bread! Everything was clean and comfortable. I don't know Oakland too well - we were staying the night so we could drop my daughter off at the airport the next morning. We had stayed in a motel the week before when we had picked her up. So, while I can't say I was totally comfortable in the area of this Airbnb, it was MUCH better than the motel!

    July 2013
  • Jennifer's better than advertised. It was large, airy, clean, and well-furnished with all the little things that make a house a home. Jennifer was available to answer questions and had left a lot of information in a binder in the apartment. The location is great, too. This was my cousin's first experience with Airbnb and she was very impressed.

    July 2013
  • Great convenient place to stay very quick and easy to get to Emeryville or San Francisco via public transport, which is ideal for people visiting the area. Also great to have parking available. They had a great selection of useful household items which make traveling with a family super easy :)

    June 2013
  • Was visiting the bay area with two young children and this place was perfect - a real home away from home with all the amenities and comforts. Would definitely stay again if back in the area.

    Jennifer was great and was always available and prompt in answering questions. She even had a welcome gift for us upon our arrival too!

    August 2012
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Sierra High, Samuel Merritt University, UC Davis
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Welcome! We are a family of 4, and we have lived in Oakland for 13 years. Jen is a Registered Nurse at a local hospital, and Andy is an Educational Therapist. We have two energetic girls, ages 6 and (almost) 1. We love to hike and camp, and love sharing great California outdoor experiences with our guests, and there are so many to choose from! We grew up near Yosemite, and are passionate about the Sierras. We love living in the East Bay (the sunny side!), with it's amazing culture, restaurants, and easy access to so many things to do. We try to give our guests plenty of space when we host them, but we love to get to know you better if it works for you! We enjoy cooking, and love getting to know others over a shared meal.
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