About this listing
A one-of-a-kind getaway in lovely Rockridge, Oakland. Beautiful Craftsman home on a half acre lush, green and wooded private property. Feels like you're in the countryside, though you're only two blocks from the main street with cafes, restaurants, bars and the metro. Large patio with pizza oven, BBQ and a thriving garden. Well-equipped and modern kitchen.
Very 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 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 walking, driving or using public transport.
There is no TV, but there is a projector with a Roku, and you can hook up your own computer if it has an HDMI port. Wifi internet is included.
Fresh sheets and towels, including hand-towels and washcloths, are of course provided, along with bathroom amenities like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, blow-dryer etc.
The house can accommodate up to 6ppl between two bedrooms and a pull-out couch in the livingroom. Please note that children, babies and toddlers all count as guests in this listing, and any guests beyond 4ppl will incur the extra guest fee. That includes babies, toddlers and children, so please enter these all as 'Children' in your booking request.
A Pack'n Play crib is available should you need it.
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 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.
5 stops on BART puts you down town San Francisco, and driving there takes about 15 minutes without traffic. Down town Oakland and Berkeley are just a couple BART stops away.
Things to note:
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 of traffic.
My husband and I live in the backyard cottage and will likely be around during your stay (unless you're also renting the cottage.) The cottage is completely separate and self-sufficient, we would only share the driveway and garden. The pizza oven and patio area belongs to the main house and is not shared; it would be all yours.
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.
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.
If you host an event without approval, event fees will be charged automatically.
Check-in: After 5.00pm. Check-out: No later than 11.00am
Rules are pretty simple: 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 recycling rules, 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.
Please note that all guests beyond 4ppl will incur the extra guest fee. That includes babies, toddlers and children.
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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I grew up in Norway, but moved to California in 2007 for grad school and have stayed here since. I live a pretty standard Bay Area life working in the sustainability industry, and taking advantage of the great outdoors around here. Love going on trips to new places, no matter how near or far away. My husband, Sam, and I just returned from a 15-month trip around the world and we missed hosting while we were gone, so we're excited to be back into it. Getting to host people and help them experience the true Northern California and all we have to offer here is really fun for us, and we would love to help make sure your trip here is great!