About This Listing
Our private bedroom and bathroom offer comfort and convenience for those desiring close proximity to public transportation, downtown Oakland, and easy freeway access to San Francisco and the greater East Bay Cities.
Your private bedroom and bathroom awaits you. Your room is furnished with a comfy queen-size memory foam bed (firm) that accommodates two adults.
Your room is on the 2nd floor of a 5 story contemporary apartment building nestled near some terrific neighborhoods:
Lake Merritt (the Jewel of Oakland)
Oakland's Business District
Attached to the guest bedroom is your private grooming area with private bathroom complete with tub & shower and: clean cotton bath towels, complimentary toiletries, air purifier.
Please note: overall our apartment building is quiet and filled with working professionals and families; however, there may be ambient noise from another apartment during the morning time when many are preparing for work.
If you enjoy walking, check-out the following, which are nearby and mapped in our Airbnb Guestbook:
Grand Lake Theater
Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary
House of Curries
Kaiser Center (BART & Bank of America)
BART (approx. one mile from our residence)
AC Transit (see website 511 Transit Info)
Eco-Friendly Carpool pick-up zones
If you prefer to drive, take the Grand Ave. exit.
If you like to rent a car on the go we are two blocks away from several Zipcar and City Share car pick-up zones.
We have two large trees, which you can see from the dining area nd balcony, one is a Magnolia and the other a Loquat tree. When you walk up Euclid at night the Magnolia Tree has rope lights to point you to the front door.
We offer a private refrigerator in our guest's room with shared access to the kitchen, living and dining rooms. In addition, the building has a coin operated laundry facility.
The most attractive feature of the neighborhood is Lake Merritt for running, cycling, and/or a casual stroll along with easy access to local/Bay Area transit. Also, you must see our friendly Farmer's
Market on Saturday's, the Grand Lake Theater, diverse restaurants, and unique retail shops.
We respect our guest's privacy and independence but if you any questions or comments, please feel free to speak or text us at sny time.
Until we meet, may you travel well and safely.
We offer secure-private parking (included in the daily rate), with in and out privileges. In addition, you have a private refrigerator in your room with shared access to the kitchen, living and dining rooms. Also, the building has coin operated laundry rooms on each floor.
Interaction with Guests
We respect the privacy of our guest during their stay. If you have any questions or comments feel free to speak or text us.
A special and attractive feature of the neighborhood is Lake Merritt for running, cycling, and/or a casual stroll around the lake. There is easy access to local/Bay Area transit. We our within walking distant to a Farmer's Market on Saturday, which is across the street from Grand Lake Theater. Also, there are many restaurants and retail shops near Lake Merritt and Adams Point, exactly where your private room awaits you. Definitely we are in an ideal neighborhood for your visit.
Excellent public transportation is available such as: BART, AC Transit, and MUNI. Plus we are conveniently located to Zip Car and City Share Community Car, which has hourly rate rentals. Check 511 website for trip planning details.
Note, we have a home office; therefore, we often work from home between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You are welcome to use kitchen. Although, we love pets, our building does not permit dogs at this time, we apologize for this inconvenience. Please wear shoe covers (provided by us) or take off shoes when indoors. Thank you, David & P.J.
PJ and David were extremely hospitable. Our room and bath were spotless and very comfortable. We appreciated their attention to every detail. Thanks for your warmth and good humor!
David and PJ are wonderful, down to earth people, who made us feel welcomed as soon as we walked into their airbnb. As our stay continued we enjoyed the time we had with them, and only wish it had been longer.
Everything from their caring, their knowledge, the conversations, and even the cappuccino was great!
My experience exceeded my expectations. David and PJ were outstanding hosts and went out of there way to ensure I was completely satisfied with my accommodations. David and PJ were 100% accessible from the start through the end of my stay without being intrusive and granted me full access to their home. I could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience.
The next time I am in the Bay area I will plan on seeking out their accommodations again and I strongly recommend their accommodations to anyone else looking for a clean, safe, and hospitable place to stay in the Bay area. The quality of the accommodations and level of service I received was well worth the money spent.
The location for my purposes was perfect and having a secure and covered parking spot was an added bonus as the streets get pretty congested.
David and PJ were fantastic. The room/suite was immaculately clean and private - there's even a mini fridge. David and PJ are very warm and generous. Once they realized that I had an electric-only car parked in the garage they insisted on pulling out some extension cords so that I could recharge it over night.
Wonderful hosts and great conversations, ie about philosophy courses that both PJ and I took at SF State.
I have no words to highlight my appreciation for the love and hospitality I received from David & P.J. Since the very first minute that I stepped into their place, I felt welcomed. Once you enter their home, you feel the positive energy this couple projects. Clean bathroom, very comfortable bed, TV with Netflix, WiFi, and a very quiet neighborhood, give this place in terms of accommodations the highest rating I could think of. When you add all that to being welcomed by real people, I mean genuine people like David & P.J., you realize that you could not have made a better choice than this place in Oakland. If you are planning to stay in the area, do not hesitate to stay at David & P.J.'s place.
About the Host, David And P.J.
Native San Franciscan, married over 22 years, studied Gojukai martial arts at the San Francisco Gojukai dojo formerly located in the heart of the Castro District. Grew-up in the Haight-Ashbury District, then moved to the East Bay where I finished high school, and later graduated from Santa Clara University. My wife was born in Sasebo, Japan and spent her youth in San Diego and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she graduated from San Francisco State University. She has spent her adult life in San Francisco and Oakland area since 1980. Indeed, between the two of us we can help you with your travels in and around Oakland and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Another Zipcar location, great for fast and easy travels.Grand Avenue Oakland CA 94610
The place to see a movie and on the weekends the Mighty Wurlitzer organ hidden beneath the floor rises up and is played on both Fri. Sat. nights. Check out their venue online, you will enjoy!Grand Avenue Oakland CA 94610-2739
Good Indian FoodGrand Ave Oakland CA 94610
Zip Car on Euclid Grand, gets you there fast.Grand Ave Oakland CA 94610
Awesome upscale eats, lovely ambiance, natural cosmetics, and homeopathy section. Worth the walk, since you can sit and eat in there cafe section and throughout the store.Bay Pl Oakland California 94610
24-7 convenient store, great munchies, and other items.Grand Avenue Oakland CA 94610-2010
Carpool pick-up to San Francisco is just in the parking area. Also, inviting and entertaining farmers market on Saturday only. Worth a visit!Splash Pad Park path Oakland CA 94610
Ideal dancing and lessonsGrand Ave Oakland CA 94610
Nostalgic Grand Lake Theater great place to watch a movie or specialty films. Short walk from our unit.Grand Ave Oakland CA
nearby and decent pizzaLake Park Avenue Oakland CA 94610
cafe and dancingLake Park Avenue Oakland CA 94610
Learn to Tango, Salsa, Wu Shu martial arts, or other activities. Go online and search for Oakland Dance or Grand Avenue Dance center.Grand Avenue Oakland CA 94610
flavorful Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, cozy and cleanRand Avenue Oakland CA 94610
Less than a mile from our apt., a variety of shopping and cafes.Lakeshore Ave Oakland CA
Safeway is a popular grocery store, which has a an easy free Club card, which offers you excellent savings. When shopping at Safeway ask the customer service or cashier to give you a club card.Grand Avenue Oakland CA 94610
Near Trader Joes and decent pharmacy.Lakeshore Ave Oakland CA 94610
Great prices for a variety of upscale and unique foodsLakeshore Avenue Oakland CA 94610
Next to Traders joes, and convenient for medicine or other pharmacy items.Lakeshore Avenue Oakland CA 94610
Excellent venue of artists and lecturers.Broadway Oakland CA 94612
Unique local businesses, restaurants, cafes, upscale grocery store (Piedmont Grocery), and a cute and cozy cinema to watch independent foreign movies.Oakland CA
If you like to adventure or enjoy sightseeing, then travel by BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit subway system. Walking distance from our apt. building.Broadway Oakland CA 94612
Watch the diverse population of birds, joggers, walkers, and the like. Maybe sail a boat or kayak through the lake. Fun for all.Oakland CA
Middle Eastern MarketTelegraph Ave Oakland CA 94609
Excellent venue of musicians and events.Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94612
Bay Area Rapid Transit subway system. A long but doable walk from our apt., you may desire to catch a taxi to our address.Madison Street Oakland CA 94607
Beautiful and serene tree-lined neighborhood. Close to Euclid Avenue.Piedmont CA
Bay setting and tasty dining experience in the beautiful Jack London SquareFranklin Street Oakland CA 94607
Beautiful bay setting and tasty upscale seafood dining experience.Broadway Oakland CA 94607
Rockridge BART station is near an enjoyable selection of restaurants, shopping, and Trader Joes. Many consignment and classic clothing stores. Must see.College Avenue Oakland CA 94618