Lovely! 20 min's from San Francisco

House - Private room · 63rd St, Oakland, CA 94608, United States

The Space

This is a beautiful, upstairs, sunny private bedroom with a queen size bed in our three bedroom home (built in 1900) that we share with our wonderful older dog Barkley. Gay/straight friendly. Linens, towels, etc. provided.

We have a lovely garden with a pond and hot tub. It's a great place to hang out, with a table/chairs on a wood deck and couches and tables under the arbor in back when the weather is nice. Our kitchen is the center of the social scene, and is very well equipped if you want to cook, which you are welcome to do.

Breakfast food is available in the refrigerator and cabinets. Food choices are usually, milk, eggs, juice, cereal, bread, yogurt, fruit, tea and coffee. We don't make the breakfast, but we're happy to have your favorite items on hand if you let us know in advance.

There is also a small library/office, a living room with a fireplace, and a sunny dining room. Wifi is available throughout, and cable TV, laundry, and other amenities are available.

We are just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco by car or on public transportation (the Ashby BART station is a 10-minute walk from the house). Downtown Berkeley, a great YMCA, and UC Berkeley are a five minute drive away or a two-minute hop on BART. Easy street parking if you have a car.

Our modest, urban neighborhood is a very diverse community and in a great central location. We're in North Oakland, right on the border with South Berkeley, and is near wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and two blocks away from a great farmers market on Tuesdays from 2-7. (And close to many other markets throughout the week.) We can give you lot's of tips on where to go and what to see. You can also check out our Guidebook on Airbnb.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 4:00 PM
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2013
  • We were traveling up HW1 and had to stop in the Bay Area for the night. When we arrived to Jenny and Randy's all we wanted to do was take a quick snooze. However, once we met Jenna and Randy we were motivated to hangout with them, enjoy their beautiful yard, and sip on the beer they offered us.

    The rest is history! We can't wait to get back to visit them and stay at their beautiful, cozy, and welcoming home.

    June 2013
  • Jenna and Randy were the perfect hosts. We were greeted with hugs, snacks and drinks. They are both such warm and friendly folk. They provided us dining recommendations and encouraged us to make ourselves at home. Their house is beautiful, bed comfortable, and their garden is amazing. We LOVED our stay with them and would whole-heartedly recommend them. Thank you so much, Jenna and Randy!!

    June 2013
  • We had a great stay with Jenna and Randy! We were coming in to the Emeryville Amtrak station after a long cross-country train trip and wanted nothing more than to shower, eat some food, and sleep. They went above-and-beyond to help us - picking us up from the train station and letting us use the washer/dryer to clean some clothes.

    The room was very nice and clean and the shower was refreshing. For dinner they pointed us to a local burger place that was quite delicious. We slept very well and continued on our journey, fully-rested, the next morning. If we're ever in the area again (maybe after another long train trip?) we would absolutely stay with them in a heartbeat.

    June 2013
  • This was a great deal all around, I not only got a clean, comfortable room at a great price but also two delicious, healthful home cooked meals. It was a bargain. Randy and Jenna are warm, friendly, welcoming and wonderful hosts. I will be back someday.

    May 2013
  • Jenna and Randy were great hosts, the bed was comfy and the location is only a 10-15 min walk to the BART station. They have a lovely and warm home.

    April 2013
  • From the moment we stepped inside Jenna and Randy's home we felt as if we were seeing old friends. They could not have made us feel more welcome. Their kindness and hospitality were unsurpassed.

    Everything about their home is geared to make the visitor feel truly comfortable. They're close to everything via car or BART. They know all the local spots, have a great selection of books and music and the garden and hot tub are extra treats. Not to mention their culinary skills! We will definitely stay with them again. Hellena and Peter

    March 2013
  • Jenna and Randy were wonderful hosts, and their home is just what we needed after a week of crashing on friends' couches. Their dogs were very sweet and we appreciated how much effort Jenna and Randy made to make us feel welcome. Plus the hot tub is awesome!

    December 2012
  • "Lovely" aptly describes not only Jenna and Randy's home, but everything from their dogs, location and perfect hosting. We highly recommend their place--you will likely find new friends in them--and we would definitely stay again. Thanks, Jenna and Randy!

    November 2012
  • This was just the place we needed for some R&R. Jenna and Randy both work, so we didn't see much of them, but when we did, they were perfect hosts, helpful when we needed help, and let us alone when we needed that. We were able to "hang around" as much as we wished. The alcove off the kitchen and the garden are perfect places to relax. Our only regret is that our schedule and the weather didn't allow us to appreciate the garden as much as we might have wished.

    The house is conveniently located in the North Oakland area. It's a short drive to Rockridge, and a ten-minute walk gets you to the Ashby BART station if you want to go to Berkeley or San Francisco.

    We'd gladly come back again.

    October 2012
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Alameda Community Learning Center
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Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
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We live in a very vibrant oakland neghborhood and love the community, art, diversity, food and markets within a 15 minute drive/walk from our home. We have 3 lovely daughers all grown up and living within a few minutes from us. Our two old dogs, Nala and Barkley, are love hounds to the core so will keep any dog lover happy for the chance to connect. Our house, built in 1900, has a great kitchen, deck and garden that has been the center of many gatherings of friends and family. When you visit you'll be welcomed and invited to join in. My husband, Randy, a veteran teacher of math and science, enjoys the Charter school he works at who's kids ages range from 12-18. I have a great job in healthcare working with hospitals to improve patient safety and satisfaction. We both love to travel. Have been to Ireland 3 times as we really appreciate their traditional music and pub scene. We've met so many wonderful friends while traveling and we hope to welcome new friends to our house through Airbnb. Looking forward to meeting you! Jenna and Randy
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