Mod Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vernon St, Oakland, CA 94610, United States
Leah And Gyorgy
Your host, Leah And Gyorgy
42 Reviews
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The Space

Great private pad with room to relax. 15 min from downtown SF or UC Berkeley. Easy walk to BART (bay area version of Subway/Metro), 1 block to Whole Foods, close to Lake Merritt park and Oakland's "Uptown". Yes, you can walk to the Paramount Theater or the glorious Oakland Fox Theater. This location is rated "Very Walkable" by (website hidden). ou bring or rent a car while you are here.
Garden studio has piano, kitchenette (no extensive cooking though) and full bathroom (with shower).
Beds can be configured as two twins or as a single queensize bed. The bed is not really a futon (it's the Lubi Daybed by CB2) and we add a 3" Memory Foam topper.
iPod dock, TV (limited stations) and BluRay DVD available for downtime.
Hosts (with Sighmon the very friendly cat) live upstairs so you can be as sociable as you want to be.

Please contact me before you place a reservation. It is also very helpful if you create a personal profile on the Airbnb site.

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as schedules and your preference allow. Please feel free to chat!

The Neighborhood

We love the proximity to great restaurants, Whole Foods market, entertainment and transit options, while still feeling residential.

Getting around

Public transit underground to SF (BART) is a pleasant 12-15 minute walk. Buses, including the new free B shuttle is an easy walk as well.we love the proximity to great restaurants , market, and transit options.its also a neighborhood that

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $560 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Excellent stay. great location. good food near by. close to bart. safe area. would stay again in a heartbeat. Leah is a great host.

    June 2014
  • Leah and Gyorgy are such wonderful hosts! Their home is such a beautiful, inspiring place. This is my most favourite place to stay when I come to the Bay Area to make music. Very warm and welcoming.

    June 2014
  • Leah and Gyorgy's Mod Studio was perfect for my partner and my needs in the bay area since she needed to be in San Francisco for a conference on several days and we both wanted to take advantage of the hiking in nearby Marin. 19th street BART is about a 12-15 minute walk depending on your speed and Leah was nice enough to pick us up when we arrived so we didn't have to lug our bags. I'm sure they would have dropped us off there on our way out of town if we hadn't rented a car.

    Stay in Oakland to enjoy:
    Lake Merritt
    Donut Savant (honestly, donuts will never be the same)
    Leah and Gyorgy's garden complete with tables, chairs, and lights
    Oakland Museum of California

    May 2014
  • Leah and Gyorgy (and Simon) are wonderful hosts and we always felt welcome in their home. The mod studio has a great vibe, which we enjoyed as much as the suburbs across the lake from downtown Oakland.

    May 2014
  • Firstly, Leah & Gyorgy are fantastic hosts. They were friendly, easy to get along with and made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible.

    The apartment was great too. It was clean, spacious and very cosy. The bed incredibly comfy too. Leah & Gyorgy had setup some snacks for me when I arrived which was brilliant, and had stocked the mini-bar which I sadly never got a chance to use. I was working over in the Bay area for the week & it was a nice easy commute (about 30mins) from the apartment to the office using the BART. There's also a nice Whole Foods nearby which was great to grab any food or drinks from on the way back.

    All in all, it was a brilliant stay & having such wonderful hosts as Leah & Gyorgy made all the difference.

    May 2014
  • I almost can't imagine more ideal "landlords" than Leah and Gyorgy Vass! From the moment I met them they were very friendly and we even had some humorous moments and fun conversation about all kinds of topics. Their place is the most beautiful and put together I've seen on Airbnb, or any place I've seen in my 47 years, actually. They are immediately responsive when needs come up and even go out of their way to remind me of street cleaning days and all that. Whole Foods market is just 2 blocks away. This is more than a living space; it is a home. It comes with my highest regards and (email hidden)d I have high standards!

    January 2014
  • Firstly let me say how extraordinary the hosts were. From the time they met me to the time I left, they were exceedingly kind, accommodating and warm. I was in a new city and a new job - they made it so much better

    Now on to the place. It is an outstanding value, both in comfort and equipment. The apartment itself was beautifully equipped and completely appointed with everything I needed for my two week stay. It felt like home and the pictures on the site do it justice.

    Thanks again Leah and Gorgy for making a quick and ugly transition so much better for me. This is the highest recommendation I can give.

    December 2013
  • Second time was just as delightful as the first. Hosts are friendly and very accommodating.

    November 2013
  • Leah and Gyorgy are completely lovely as is their studio. Very classy, fun and comfortable. Bonus: Beautiful persimmon tree in the yard and awesome cat. (He doesn't come in the studio but we hung out together in the yard.)

    November 2013
  • Traveling for business usually means staying in hotels that lack warmth and personality. Stay here made my trip a lot better. Leah made sure I had everything I needed. Whole Foods 1 minute walk from the place was really convenient and lot of other restaurants just 10 minute walk. Great experience.

    November 2013
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UC Berkeley/Franz Liszt Music Academy-Hungary
Classical Guitarist & Teacher/Costume Designer and Vintage Clothier
We are a conscientious couple and will take good care of your place, and trust you will do the same with ours! We are involved in the arts (music, dance, even food!) and love to share our love of the Bay Area with others. We look forward to meeting you...or your home!
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