We offer a perfect place for travelers wanting an inexpensive alternative to hotels, for visiting grandparents, scholars, business people here for a few days and people transitioning to the Bay Area. Some of our more frequent guests are couples visiting their children and grandchildren in the area.
WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO SF AT MUCH LOWER RENT AND WITH MUCH BETTER WEATHER! NO MORE THAN 30-45 MINUTES DOOR TO DOOR USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR 20 MINUTES BY CAR, DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC.
Although we are here at the same time you are, you will experience complete privacy if that is your pleasure or friendly talk if that is better for you. The house is large enough and the bedrooms far enough apart that we rarely run into each other except intentionally.
Huge bedroom with queen bed and bath en suite. Mounted cable TV, wireless internet, window seat, refrigerator, kettle, kitchen use, washer and dryer use, beautiful garden and occasional living room use. Weekly linen and cleaning included.
We'll put out coffee, juice, fruit, cereal and bread for toasting.
In addition, we can take care of your office needs such as scanning, faxing, and copying.
One very friendly but sometimes shy mid-size dog.
LOCATION: ½ block from beautiful park and garden, 300 yards from Lake Merritt. Short walk to restaurants, theaters, Saturday Farmer's market, Oakland downtown & BART to San Francisco and cities around the bay. Commuter bus or casual carpool to SF 3 blocks away.
If we are available, we'll drive you to Oakland airport when you leave or to the BART to get to SFO.
PARKING: Shared space in our one-car driveway or garage, as available (most often it is); not guaranteed. Car-moving cooperation makes this work.
Suggestion: There is so much going on here. Go online to Goldstar to get an idea of the 100 or so plays, tours, and other exciting events; all at half price! You can sign up for free. This is a good Eastbay link for 2013:
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When you book with us, we will send you a welcome packet with a lot of local information. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.
Pat and Lynn are great hostess! Unfortunately my visit to Oakland was professional and I was not able to interact with the them more. However, upon my arrival, Pat was very pleasant and provided information about the area and offered assistance such as transportation and places to eat. The room was comfortable and the location was convenient. I left my car parked at their home and took the Free Bus to downtown Oakland. The stop is about three blocks from their house and the Bus runs every 10 to 15 minutes. Thank you!
Voor de eerste maal hebben wij via airbnb gebruik gemaakt van een accommodatie. Dat is ons zeer goed bevallen. Lynn en Pat zijn zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam en hun huis staat voor je open. Ieder ochtend een uitgebreid ontbijt. Bovendien kregen we uitgebreide informatie over de stad. Hierdoor en door het directe contact is deze accommodatie van meer waarde dan een hotelkamer.
Pat and Lynn's home worked out perfectly for us. They provided excellent breakfast choices, the room and private bath were comfortable and had everything we needed. We felt at home and enjoyed chatting with them when our paths crossed. Their dog is very well behaved and helped us miss our little dog less. We loved the location just a block from Lake Merritt and many good restaurants.
Lynn and Pat were great. We had a quick trip with a lot to pack in and Lynn and Pat were totally flexible as far as leaving us a key, leaving breakfast out so we could squeeze in our run, etc. Being able to leave our car in the driveway was really helpful. House and garden are beautiful. Great room w/ nice amenities.
To stay with Pat and Lynn is like coming home. All of our needs were met and exceeded. The house and garden are beautiful and the location is close to restaurants, walking around the lake and best of all the Oakland Museum of California. We plan to return often.
UNDOUBTABLY THE BEST airbnb home in the Oakland - San Francisco area! My wife's comment was how can these people open up their fantastic home to strangers? Pat and Lynn are great hosts and make you feel that you have come home again, common refrain... If you have ever tried to find on street parking in Oakland you will realize that it's availability at the Caffrey house is a super plus. Too bad airbnb doesn't have six stars available, this one certainly would get them all. The beautiful front and back yards will make botanical garden fanciers salivate. Book this home well in advance, you won't be disappointed if you are able to stay there!!!
Pat and Lynn were warm, friendly, excellent hosts. Lynn even recommended another nearby Airbnb when they were unable to book us for 10 consecutive nights (due to visiting family). Pat was very helpful in orienting us towards activities, restaurants, etc. within walking distance and also with "car jockeying" to provide us with off-street parking. Our hosts seemed almost "invisible" when we needed down time, but were quick to always greet us with "Do you need anything?" or "Can we help you with anything?"
A good breakfast was available anytime. Our room, with attached bathroom, was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The entire home had a very welcoming feeling and, by the time we left, we felt as though we were leaving friends.
Our experience at Pat and Lynn's home was a great introduction to Airbnb and we hope to stay with them on future trips to
Oakland. Highly recommended in all respects!
As before, It was a warm welcome to come back to Lynn and Pat. We could use the house freely after we had done our early morning emails and updates with our home in the Netherlands.
Pat and Lynn were warm and generous hosts on our recent stay. Their home and guest suite were very comfortable. The neighborhood has good restaurants and the location offers excellent access to East Bay communities and San Francisco.
What great hosts and what a perfect setting for us. We walked around Lake Merritt, we were close to lots of restaurants, caught the BART into San Francisco for a visit to relatives and more culture. This was our second visit to the Caffrey household and we have promised to return again! Couldn't ask for more charming hosts!