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Cozy Summer House (nestled in our garden)

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Lauren And Dolores

Cozy Summer House (nestled in our garden)

3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Old Oakland garden respite. 12'x20' studio (1913 carriage house). 15 flagstone steps to main house is private bathroom w/shower. Private entrance & outdoor patio w/table & chairs. 1 mi from Lake Merritt, 15-min bus ride to BART (stop @ end of block).


Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


172 Reviews

Lauren User Profile
April 2018
Lauren and Dolores's place was charming - the carriage house is tucked back in what feels like a beautiful miniature jungle. Lauren was very helpful and checked in with us periodically to make sure we had everything we needed. We greatly enjoyed having access to delicious coffee …
Gina User Profile
April 2018
Such a lovely space! Incredibly cozy and cute inside. The backyard garden is really beautiful and therapeutic; you can smell orange blossoms upon entering/exiting the cottage. My wife and I stayed a month and have future bookings in place already. Lauren and Dolores are super hos…
Ben User Profile
March 2018
Cottage is a nice space and good value for a trip to the bay. Dolores and Lauren were kind and welcoming. Had no trouble parking my rental car on street for two nights.
Julie User Profile
March 2018
The room was clean and cozy. Walking through their garden is so calming and the host provided plenty of privacy. I would definitely stay here again.
Valerie User Profile
February 2018
Super comfortable bed, cozy separate room and easy access to bathroom/shower. We loved it and wish we had more time to stay and enjoy the garden. Cute pet puppy in the house was an added bonus!
Melissa User Profile
February 2018
Loren and Dolores are thoughtful, kind, and great communicators. I really enjoyed staying in their backyard "glamping" space. It's very peaceful, with a pretty garden just outside the door. Very homey. Although it's tucked away in a quiet neighborhood on top of a small hill, ther…
Michael User Profile
February 2018
Lauren and Dolores are great hosts and they have a cozy little back yard cottage. The space is clean and well stocked and the hosts are kind and easy going. The back yard feels like a retreat. The space itself doesn’t have running water so it’s a bit like camping, but the home i…
Lauren And Dolores User Profile
Response from Lauren And Dolores:
Thanks so much for your feedback, Michael! The toilet should be high-functioning at all times and it should never smell. I would have been happy to service the toilet during your extended stay. I'm so sorry that was your experience, I just didn't know this was happening during your stay - only finding out now with your review. After asking several guests about their experience with the toilet, I have decided to build a small room around it with a door for access to reduce the hum and to support the fan to pull out air from a smaller room which should take care of any problems during periods of heavy use. I have also replaced the fan to make sure it never causes a problem again. Future guests can expect a difference after this upgrade is made on March 6th. Thanks again!
February 2018

Hosted by Lauren And Dolores

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in May 2015
Lauren And Dolores User Profile
175 Reviews
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Lauren And Dolores is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi there! Lauren and Dolores live together, are partners, and run the cottage. Here is a little bit about both of them. About Lauren: I enjoy our 1913 Edwardian home here in Oakland. I love working with my hands, always making something or fixing something else. So, you coul…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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