About this listing
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: 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. This is a good Eastbay link for 2013:
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.
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.
We had a great staying in Oakland!
Pat, Lynn and Chloe are wonderful snd warm hosts.
Everything was as described, the room spacious in a huge house. A pity that we did not have the time to get to know better our hosts as we spent most of the time visiting San Francisco.
Great hospitality! They even do the dishes for you. Pat and Lynn are very friendly and helpful, help you with parking and everything else you may need.
The place is very charming, right in the middle of Oakland, hard to believe. They ahve a little enclosed garden in the back that even has a stone garden and a little bridge, you can sit there and feel you are insome swet seclusion from the world.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Pat and Lynn. The room was spacious and cosy, felt like we were staying in a welcoming family home. We arrived in a big van and they very kindly let us park in their drive way (not much on street parking). Pat gave some great advice, over a nutrious breakfast, for our activities in Oakland and San Fran. Would stay again, definitely super hosts!!
What an amazing stay with Pat and Lynn! Unfortunately they were not home during most of our stay, but the house is amazing and the yard is a true place of zen that we just loved. The room was better than any hotel and the neighborhood was perfect for walking, eating, relaxing, and anything else.
Our trip was made memorable by the comfort and peacefulness of the gorgeous Caffrey house and we will definitely be staying there again the next time we are in the area!
Wir hatten einen perfekten Aufenthalt bei Pat und Lynn, man hätte nichts besser machen können. Die beiden haben für jede Gelegenheit (Essen gehen, Einkaufen... ) hilfreiche Tipps.
Das Haus ist in einer ruhigen Gegend, nicht weit weg vom Lake Merritt und mit der BART ist man in wenigen Minuten in San Francisco. Wir würden das Zimmer jedem weiterempfehlen.
Pat and Lynn were perfect hosts. Their lovely home was comfortable and the perfect place to stay in Oakland.
Pat, Lynn und Chloe empfingen uns sehr herzlich. Wir fühlten uns gleich willkommen. Das Zimmer war sauber und geräumig. Alles war für unseren Aufenthalt vorbereitet. Lynn und Pat waren stets hilfsbereit und gaben uns wertvolle Tipps. Vielen Dank.
About the Host, Pat And Lynn
We are really enjoying being AirBNB hosts. We're kind of naturals at it. Pat is retired and Lynn is still working but in her own business nearby. We love to travel when we can, see friends, attend theater and movies, enjoy our many wonderful Bay Area restaurants, take walks around the neighborhood and with our dog, Chloe. Our kids, Gabriel and Liz are grown. Gabriel and Sarah have been happily married for three years. They're all a big part of our lives.