EntranceQueen bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The studio is close to San Francisco and Berkeley. Quite neighborhood with families. Five minute drive to the largest county park in California with hiking and biking trails thru the redwood forest. Oakland has some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. Oakland museum has recently been updated with great display of California history and natural history.

The space

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. Queen sized bed sleeps 2.

Guest access


Interaction with guests

As required or needed

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly Discount: 11%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Unit is non-smoking and no pets. Please wash the dishes before you leave.



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
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

121 Reviews

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Gayle User Profile
May 2017
great place

Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
Gene is a good and thoughtful host. The neighborhood is quiet, walkable, and safe. The gas fireplace does a nice job of heating the room and is cozy. It was great for us as the location was near family we were visiting. The bed is cozy for 2, but we slept comfortably. It was nice being able to make toast and coffee in the morning. There is a stove and small fridge if you want to cook. There is no closet or place to hang clothes, which is only a problem if you have other than casual clothes
Gene User ProfileGene is a superhost.
Response from Gene:
Apparently they missed seeing the closet behind the front door.
April 2017

Vanessa User Profile
August 2016
We met our host Gene on arrival. He was a complete gentleman. Our Studio was exactly as advertised. Gene had cinnamon croissants twists waiting for us in the studio. It was completely charming. My husband and I felt at home. We ran into Gene before we checked out and he was asking how are stay was and how the wedding was that we were out in California for. He truly is very thoughtful. We were close to highways, restaurant,etc... We would stay here again and encourage others to stay here as well. Thank you so much Gene for making our stay so comfortable.

Martijn User Profile
August 2016
Yellow Door Studio is a perfect spot to explore Oakland, San Fransisco and its surroundings. Nature is just a few clicks away and that makers it a great getaway for road- or mountainbiking. Parking is no probleem and the relaxed atmosphere of the studio is welcome after a busy day. Gene and his wife make you feel very welcome. We would love to come back one day. Renske and Martijn

Soheil User Profile
August 2016
The area is fine and quiet, but the house is wooden and you can hear people talking, walking (kids jumping) upstairs, you can find similar complaints in some older reviews. When you arrive at your destination, tired after a long flight & drive, the last thing you want is people talking and a gathering being held on the floor above at 9pm. The place was acceptably clean, but I'd except professional cleaning when I’m being charged $50 for a studio, there was hair in a couple of spot. The bed is soft and not very comfortable for two people (you easily disturb the other person if you roll). Other reviews are mostly accurate; people just don’t want to offend/hurt a nice host like Gene, so they skip the issues, but I think it’s unfair to others who are paying to receive a service. For a total of $165 per night we expected more. This was our 8th Airbnb and the only one we were not entirely happy with.
Gene User ProfileGene is a superhost.
Response from Gene:
A correction on the rate of $165 per night. The $50 cleaning fee is spread over the number of nights rented, not per night. We had out of town guests with children and dinner for them on the same night that Soheil arrived. We found out that the out of town guests were coming after Soheil booked the studio. Otherwise we would have blocked it out so that the out of town guests could have stayed in the studio.
August 2016

Amanda User Profile
August 2016
Gene was a great host and the studio was very well laid out and open! It was the perfect place to stay for the weekend!

Claude User Profile
July 2016
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely studio apartment. It is in a quite neighborhood of Oakland and 15 min by foot to buses which makes it easy to access the rest of Oakland. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook, there is a big tv and lovely fireplace. Gene was helpful and responded fast to all our queries.

Oakland, California, United States · Joined in August 2012
Gene User ProfileGene is a superhost.

My wife and I have lived in the upper diamond district of Oakland for over 15 years. We have three children and 6 grandchildren that also live within 10 minutes of us.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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