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15-20 Min. walk to BART! 5 Min. walk to bicycle rentals! GREAT water pressure! Furnished bedroom for in Fruitvale area of Oakland. Priority given to users 25+yrs w/complete profiles + references. Please book between 7 nights and 4 weeks. Please send an INQUIRY first!

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Room available for active AirBnB users with a completed profile for 7+ days (as per Oakland's minimum length of occupancy rules).

CHECK-IN/OUT is FLEXIBLE, with advanced notice, and depending on my schedule. Please state your desired check-in time or window in your inquiry or reservation request, and the size of your car (if you plan to park one).

1913 Craftsman...

Home has:
Full kitchen/livingroom/bath - share with one other
Washer/dryer
wireless internet
Large yard with a bbq, motorcycle or small/mid-size car parking, and a shed
Bicycle can be kept inside
Hardwood throughout
Dishwasher
includes toilet paper, dish and hand soap, paper towels

Bedroom has:
-Full Sized bed/bedding
-hangers, iron, ironing board in closet
-dresser
-nightstand
-hamper
-lamp
-tv with local channels and Roku/Netflix access, hdmi port and DVD player
-dresser

Small animals in cage or tank ok. A backyard dog is negotiable, a cat or dog locked in the room is not.

Room faces a busy street, so you will hear some street noise. Fruitvale is an eclectic area of Oakland. There is a huge Mexican influence but it is also very diverse. If you are looking for a comfortable room to relax in at the end of your day, this space is right for you. If you are looking for a super hip and trendy area and San Francisco to be right outside, this may not be your best option.

Guest access

Off street and gated parking for a mid-sized or compact car/motorcylcles (free street parking for larger vehicles/SUVs). Kitchen/livingroom access. Charming back yard. A bicycle can be kept inside in the front entryway. 5 minute walk to huge Mexican grocery store, a zumba studio, and a few other neighborhood stores.

Interaction with guests

I work full time, and keep fairly busy, but I am always happy to chat when I'm cooking in the kitchen, and usually won't turn down a walk to the market or to get a taco down the street.

Other things to note

Coffee and creamer provided for your first 1-2 days only. Guest is responsible for meals, etc. Room is only available to users with a completed profile. Longer stays are only available to verified users with references from previous guests and/or hosts. Low acceptance rate is due to users without references requesting extended stays.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $400
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)

-Help yourself to tea (cabinet next to microwave) and spices (drawer next to stove) during your stay. Coffee is provided for your first 1-2 days (small package will be left in the room - use the french press to brew it.)
-Outside smokers only; non smokers preferred
-Please load your dishes directly into the dishwasher, and help to unload it if you've used a lot of dishes, or your stay is more than a few days.
-Please put any dishes left in dish rack away promptly.
-Please empty your food out of the fridge and freezer upon departure
-If your stay is over 10 days, room will be vacuumed 1x per week (You can do this yourself if you'd like, or I can)
-Food is not communal, please don't eat host's food unless explicitly offered
-Please clean up after yourself, and do not store used dishes in your bedroom.
-If storing food in fridge, please use plastic containers and not pots, pans or dishes.
-Toilet paper, paper towels, dish and hand soap are provided. Please use laundry detergent marked "guest."
-Cleaning fee is to recoup the cost of washing bedding and overall deep clean - please leave the room as clean as it was when you arrived.
-Please close and lock Windows and doors before leaving the house.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 5 steps on front porch. May enter from back door (one step) instead. However, back entry is narrow.
Potential for noise - Room faces a busy street. Traffic noise, ambulances, boisterous neighbors, and cars with loud radios are all possibilities.
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen, bathroom and living room are shared. Please tend to dishes quickly, and keep items in common areas organized and put away when possible.
Amenity limitations - Coffee is provided on the first day of your stay only (in your towel basket). No other food is offered. Use only the towels/bedding in your room.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Omar User Profile
May 2017
Michelle is a great host! Her place is amazing and super clean! Thank you for hosting me.

Tiffany User Profile
March 2016
Michelle was a really great and accommodating host. She was easy to live with for the few weeks I stayed in her cute home. I enjoyed our chats and snuggling on the super affectionate kitty. The bedroom is super spacious and the bathroom is well stocked for visitors (plus her shower has great water pressure!). If you have a smaller car, her gated back yard can hold it. Mine was close to being too big but it worked. Great experience, and the listing is 100% what you get.

Hayley User Profile
October 2015
Michelle was a great hostess. Very easy going and relaxed. The room was exactly as described and I had a very comfortable stay. The driveway is steep and narrow but quite a fun challenge. It's great to have the automatic gate and a secure spot for the car. The neighborhood is somewhat dynamic and the traffic is easily heard from the bedroom but this didn't bother me as I'm used to it and actually find it to be a soothing sound (typical city girl!).

Ken User Profile
October 2015
I had a nice 1 week stay at Michelle's place. The house is quite comfortable and I enjoyed some interesting conversations with Michelle. Also she was nice enough to let me keep my bike inside which I used to get to the train. The bike ride between the house and the BART station (6 minutes) can be a little colorful, but I never felt unsafe and there're some amazingly good Mexican restaurants along the way. Oh and also street parking is fairly easy to find. A good value and easy access to BART to explore the Bay Area.

Imoye User Profile
September 2015
Michelle has a lovely home. The room I stayed in was very comfortable with lots of closet space and a great desk that I used to get loads of work done. The neighborhood is not walkable so a car is handy but there is a bus stop a 1/2 bulk from the house. This was the perfect spot for me as I made my transition to the Bay area. The neighborhood is a bit rough around the edges but safe. I even decided to rent an apartment in the area. As listed the house is on a busy street so you do hear street noise but this didn't bother me. I'm a city girl and prefer the sound of cars to crickets. Michelle is an awesome host and made me feel very welcome. I appreciate her hospitality, friendliness and overall awesomeness.
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
Thanks Imoye! Though I would certainly use caution walking alone after dark, my home is fairly walkable; a few blocks from a supermarket and many restaurants, and a 15-20 minute walk to the nearest BART station, a Vegan cafe, a French Deli-Style cafe, and a variety of stores in both the Fruitvale and Laurel Districts.
September 2015

Allison User Profile
August 2015
Michelle is a great host and is easy to talk to. The neighborhood is as she describes it; the street noise can be a bit loud if you're a light sleeper but other than that it is a really nice place to stay. I would definitely recommend Michelle's place!

Alisha User Profile
July 2015
Michelle is an awesome host and her house is very comfy and cute. The room was private and the bed was comfortable to sleep on. I felt at home during my five day stay. She has a lot of knowledge on the bay area and other interesting topics as well, she's quite the conversationalist and very intelligent! The house is off of a busy street, which can be loud if you aren't used to it or don't like waking up early to the sound of bustling traffic. It is conveniently located next to a bus stop that takes you directly to the fruitvale Bart, which is also only a 15 minute walk from the house. I had a great experience with Michelle for my first airbnb stay, and hope she comes to visit me someday in Santa Fe!

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Michelle User Profile

Hey there, I'm 38 and have had great experiences using AirBnB!

Please note that there is no longer a cat on-site, and the home is now pet-free.

I love to garden, cook, hike, attend yoga, ride my motorcycle, and share dinner with friends. I'm a healthy eater, believe in sustainability, and am pretty low key. I'm mostly vegan, but you don't have to be. I host small vegan potlucks about once per month. If your stay overlaps one of these; you will be invited!

I am an intermediate Japanese speaker.

I look forward to meeting you for your short-term, affordable stay in the Bay Area, and am not looking for a long term tenant at the present time.

Languages: 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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