The newly remodeled studio apartment is in the quite upper Dimond neighborhood. It is less than 20 minute drive to San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley. It is less than a 15 minute walk to restaurants, banks, public transit, great La Farine Bakery, grocery stores, Peets Coffee and Tea. Great for visiting the Bay Area while staying in a quite neighborhood.
The apartment is a well lighted ground floor unit below our house with a separate entrance. The ceiling has been sound insulated to reduce noise from above. The bathroom has a shower. You have washer/dryer privileges and Wi Fi access. The studio has a gas fireplace, refrigerator, microwave, 4 burner gas stove with oven, 42 inch TV, Ipod/Iphone alarm clock/speaker and coffee maker. Full sized bed sleeps 2.
Interaction with Guests
As required or needed
Safe and quite
Bus is about a 10 minute walk.
Unit is non-smoking and no pets. Please wash the dishes before you leave.
We had a great experience at Gene's yellow door studio. The studio was warm and inviting, and we really loved the gas fireplace after a long day of exploring San Francisco. Gene and his wife were very friendly and accommodating, and we would definitely stay there again.
Wow! When someone asks me what Oakland is like and the words "cozy" and "inviting" come out, it's a direct reflection of my stay at Gene's studio. From the moment I arrived, I felt safe and welcomed at this location. Gene was easy going and always accommodating to answer any questions I had. I can not praise this place enough for the cleanliness, coziness, and prime location in terms of transit time to SF, Berkeley and Dublin area. The flexibility allowed me to explore even more of the area, and I was able to cook most all my dinners at home- a great thing for someone who travels every week! This was a wonderful place to stay.
This home was so lovely and cozy! Upon arrival my boyfriend and I were so delighted that we had everything we needed and them some! (Extra blankets, space heater, coffee, and they even left us some pastries for our arrival. Parking was very convienient and right in front of the house and very close to everywhere we needed to be (downtown Oakland and Berkeley). The little studio was so cozy that we actually decided to make our meals (the grocery store is right down the street) instead of going out for most of our time there.
Was a great host. He meet us as we arrived and made sure we were comfortable. The space was even better then we had expected. It was warm, welcoming and very clean. Loved the private bathroom and glass enclosed shower.
We have told our family that this is the place to stay when they visit the Bay Area in May (2015). Thanks for the the breakfast on our first morning (rolls and coffee).
This single room, with separate bath, yellow door abode is a very nice place to stay. Conveniently located by car to all of the greater Bay Area, it is just minutes from the Oakland Airport and local attractions. It's in a nice residential location in the Oakland Hills. Gene, your host, is pleasant, thoughtful, and willing to make sure your stay is delightful. Don't hesitate to contact him.
Had a fantastic stay here. The studio is just as pictured - cute and cozy (working fireplace, books etc) and also stocked with essentials (dishes, wine glasses etc). A bottle of wine was waiting for us - a nice touch. The house itself is on a quiet street, and is close to the town area for groceries/bakeries etc. Above the studio is the family's actual house but you have complete privacy. We used this as a base to go to the berkley area and to explore the hipper spots in oakland. Beats a hotel for the value for sure - would recommend for similar trips. Thanks Gene!
Very much enjoyed my stay. Everything I needed was nicely organized in a convenient welcome package and the stay overall was great. The studio is tucked away in a quiet part of Oakland hills, but not too far of a drive over to SF. Overall I had a great stay and really liked the area.
My wife and I have lived in the upper diamond district of Oakland for over 12 years. We have three children and 6 grandchildren that also live within 10 minutes of us.