About this listing
An open, airy and comfortable getaway in lovely Rockridge, Oakland. Beautiful home on a half acre lush, private property. Big outdoor patio with pizza oven, BBQ and a thriving garden. Central location for San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley visitors.
Bright, spacious and open house on a unique property in central Rockridge, Oakland. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a comfortable livingroom, beautiful diningroom with an office area, and a new country-style kitchen opening up to a one-of-a-kind backyard. Wood-fired pizza oven, a thriving vegetable garden, gas BBQ, and lots of lush greenery and room to run around or hang out. A really unique, urban getaway that's hard to beat.
This is a fully equipped home, with comfortable hangout areas inside and out. The kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, fridge with freezer, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.
There is plenty of parking in the driveway, and really easy to get around using public transport.
Internet is included. There is no TV, but there is a projector you can hook up to your own computer.
Fresh sheets and towels, including handtowels and washcloths, are of course provided, along with bathroom amenities like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, blowdryer etc.
The house can accommodate up to 6 people between two bedrooms and a pull-out couch in the livingroom. For groups up to 8ppl, a backyard cottage can be added to the rental for $165 per night, plus cleaning fee. The cottage sleeps 2ppl, and has a small kitchen, bath and livingroom. Pictures available at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/859389. If you wish to rent the cottage, please mention that in your booking request.
The location is great whether you are looking for a city-vacation, an active getaway or just a place to stay and hang out with your family or friends. Local maps for walking and biking are available, and there are great parks nearby for swimming, hiking, running and biking. If you want to leave your own private 'park' right here that is..
5 stops on BART puts you down town San Francisco, and driving there takes about 15 minutes without traffic. Both down town Oakland and Berkeley are just a couple BART stops away.
There is a small freeway right across from our yard that you hear when you're outside. You can't see it for all the trees, but you can hear a constant hum, though not loud enough to obstruct conversation.
If you do not request the backyard cottage as part of your rental, my husband and I, or other renters, might stay there during your stay. The cottage is completely separate and self-sufficient so we'd be entirely out of your way, but we'd share the driveway.
Guests will have full, private access to the whole house, except the basement. The yard, patio and kitchen deck is yours to use as you please throughout your stay.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you want. We're happy to provide tips and recommendations for the neighborhood, or help with anything you may need. We also respect your privacy, and don`t mind at all if we don`t hear from you during your stay.
Rockridge and Temescal are two of the best neighborhoods in Oakland. Rockridge has a slew of local shops and gourmet markets including vegetable markets, a butcher, wine shops, bakeries, cheese shops, coffee shops and ice cream places, and several grocery stores including Trader Joe's and a brand new Safeway. Temescal is an up-and-coming trendy neighborhood with amazing restaurants and bars and a wonderful Sunday farmers market just a couple blocks from the house.
It's easy to get on the road from here to go to wine country for the day (1hr drive) or down south to Santa Cruz (1.5hrs), Monterey and Big Sur (2-3hrs).
BART, the San Francisco Bay metro-system, is two blocks from the house and there are buses going in to San Francisco right outside our driveway. Zipcar and CarShare also available at the Bart station.
Casual Carpool (a free carpool ride to SF during morning rush hour) is half a block away.
Parking is included in the private driveway.
Getting to and from OAK and SFO airports is easy, either by BART or by car. There is a direct line from SFO to Rockridge, and one transfer from OAK to Rockridge.
Other Things to Note
If you are looking to host an event or gathering of 10 or more people, separate event fees apply. Please note what type of event and the number of guests in your message, and we'll respond with applicable rates.
Check-in: 5.00pm. Check-out: 11.00am
Don't throw a party, don't smoke inside, and don't bring your cat... (Double cleaning fee applies if you bring your dog)
Read the 'Welcome Folder' when you arrive to understand Oakland's waste and recycling routines, and leave the place nice and tidy when you leave.
Please take shoes off when inside. There are wool slippers available for you at the kitchen entrance.
The home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occurs while on the property. By making this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.