Front Garden                                       Urban Oasis with functional babbling brook and great deck above
En Suite. Full Privacy. Breakfast. Value.
En Suite. Full Privacy. Breakfast. Value.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

If you read some of our nearly 300 reviews, you will see why people have loved staying at our beautiful home in one of the best parts of Oakland. What may not be as clear is the added value. By including breakfast we save you $10 to $20 a day. By being so well located, we save you a car rental if you wish. The room is in the front of the good sized house and we are in the back so you have complete privacy. You don’t need the added expense of a whole house or apartment.

The space

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. Others work in Downtown Oakland and walk there.

Easy access to SF by bus, BART or even Ferry via a free downtown bus. If you are driving, it is 15 - 45 minutes, 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: You are welcome to park in our driveway while you are loading and unloading. After that, we can negotiate your ability to share that space. Street parking is difficult but possible. If you are like many of our guests who just park the car and take public transportation for the duration, we will happily put your car in the garage.

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.

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.

Guest access

You will have your own key and will access through the front door. We live in the house but stay more in the back. You have your own en suite bath. You can use the kitchen and deck off the kitchen overlooking the beautiful park like back yard.

Interaction with guests

We actually do socialize with our guests but only to the extent they are comfortable. We are always available for information or suggestions.

Other things to note

We have a supply of toiletries so no need to pack them.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Normal - no smoking, excessive alcohol or rowdy parties. Strong fragrances linger so we prefer no perfume or strong aftershaves. We clean up all breakfast dishes. If you use the kitchen for special needs, which is allowed, please clean up. Tell us about spills. We're helpful and non-judgemental. Checkout is at noon. We are happy to keep luggage outside the room for the afternoon of departure.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

306 Reviews

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Jenny User Profile
May 2017
We would recommend this comfortable and easy place.0

Jane User Profile
May 2017
My second stay. Just as good as the first. Pat and Lynn are delightful hosts. The room is so comfortable. I look forward to staying again.

Dena User Profile
May 2017
Pat and Lynn are warm and friendly hosts. They shared their home as if they had already known me and were very helpful. The location near the lake is perfect for walks and there are many great shops, restaurants, and coffee spots nearby. Don't forget to enjoy the beautiful deck overlooking the garden. Coffee there in the morning was a treat!

Lisa User Profile
May 2017
Warm cozy house with friendly folks and a loving dog! Lots of privacy, peaceful - great deck, great coffee , -friendly connection if you want it. All needed amentitiws. The location is great-short walking distance to the lake and great restaurants. Nice neighborhood. Reasonably priced. This will be our home base when we go to Oakland!

Kelly User Profile
May 2017
Spectacular house less than a block away from Lake Merrit. Pat and Lynn were great hosts and even let us park our car in the garage for the weekend. All the fun things are walking distance!
Pat And Lynn User ProfilePat And Lynn is a superhost.
Response from Pat And Lynn:
Thanks so much, Kelly. If you come back, we would love to have you. There is a mini fridge in the closet. It must have been camouflaged with the extra bedding!
May 2017

Tyler User Profile
May 2017
Great hosts and excellent location.

Angie User Profile
May 2017
Very comfortable and close to downtown Oakland. Would stay there again.

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Oakland, California, United States · Joined in October 2010
Pat And Lynn User ProfilePat And Lynn is a superhost.

We are really enjoying being AirBNB hosts. We're kind of naturals at it. Pat is retired and Lynn mostly retired as well. We love to travel when we can, see friends, attend theater and movies, enjoy our many wonderful Bay Area restaurants and take walks around the neighborhood with our dog, Chloe. Our kids, Gabriel and Liz are grown. Gabriel and Sarah have been happily married for five years and Liz, who lives in London, married Henry last October. The latest addition is a granddaughter born to Gabe and Sarah! We're in heaven.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour