Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Sunny 1926 bungalow in the Laurel District in Oakland. The home is cozy and eclectic, with a warm and creative energy. Enjoy a shady quiet backyard, a stylish bedroom, and a kitchen perfect for cooking. I rent the room when I am home, and the full house when I am traveling. Travelers, explorers of the Bay Area welcome!

Please note, when I am home, you will be sharing the house with me, my dog, and cat!

1.7 miles from BART. Please plan on having a car if you want to get around easily.

The space

Sunny 1926 bungalow in the Laurel District in Oakland. The home has an upgraded colorful kitchen awesome for cooking, sweet living room and dining room, and one bedroom. The yard is shady and overlooks an urban creek.

The neighborhood is 1.7 miles from Fruitvale BART and minutes away by car to Mills College, Redwood Regional Park, and downtown Oakland. The Laurel has coffee shops, a diner, independent healthy grocery stores, and meets daily needs. For nighttime fun, the house is minutes away by car from downtown Oakland, Grand Ave, and 15 minutes to SF, depending on traffic.

This home has great energy, and visitors always comment on how it feels like an urban retreat.The neighborhood borders a working class and upper class neighborhood, and the neighbors on my block are kind, and I know most of them by name. That said, it's best to travel by car to the house at night.

The available room has a queen sized bed and closet space, and simple furniture.

Finally - the photos of the yard and outside of the house are a little bit different, because we have changed the landscaping a bit.

House has: wifi, washer dryer, washing machine. Currently no cable TV.

Interaction with guests

Help yourself to coffee, tea and cooking supplies.

Other things to note

House has a cat. When I am home, the house also has a dog :)

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules

No large parties please.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Leslie User Profile
September 2016
Patricia was very easy going and very receptive to issues regarding the rental. My family and I had a wonderful vacation and the house was centrally located to everything at a great price.

Lalita User Profile
September 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Patricia's house. It was a good location for us as we needed to attend Mill's College for a wedding. Patricia's mom met with us to give us the key and show us the house. She has a very friendly cat that we were glad to have around. I would stay here again. Thanks for letting us stay in your home Patricia.

Amy User Profile
August 2016
I had a wonderful experience. Patricia's house was so cozy and homey. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Jylani User Profile
June 2016
Five stars. Patricia has a warm and engaging personality. You'll have as much privacy as you need or can have stimulating and entertaining conversation. The parking is easy. The neighborhood is very convenient to the freeway, Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland, Alameda, San Jose, SF and Berkeley. The room is spacious and comfortable. I'd stay here again.

Arturo User Profile
March 2016
This was my first experience using Airbnb and I have to say it was successful. Beautiful home and a very friendly Roomate that made me feel welcome. And if you love cats she has the one of the cutest cats alive haha. Anyways if I'm ever in Oakland I'll be back if the room is available. Thank you for opening your doors for my trip.

Ben User Profile
September 2012
Patricia was immensely open and willing to share her place with us. Her place is a little bit off the beaten path, but if you're looking for a cheap place to stay for a night or so, and you don't mind a bit of a slog to Oakland, it's a great place. I kind of wish we had spent some time there during the day, because the backyard seems like something of a steal considering the area and how difficult it is to get some space in a city.

Craig User Profile
September 2012
My friends and I needed a venue for a day of board-game playing, and Patricia's place was perfect! There was plenty of space for everybody, the house is beautiful with a very lovely back yard. It was relaxing to be in the back with the chickens roaming around pecking things. The kitchen was well-equipped, it was easy to whip up a great lunch on her awesome gas stove. Although we have only met over email, Patricia was very accommodating, we organized a key exchange and had a very friendly email conversation before and after the rental day. All-in-all a great place to stay!

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Oakland, California, United States · Joined in October 2011
Patricia User Profile

I live in Oakland, California, and love my town. If ever I get tired of it though, I am usually off traveling for my fun job. I work for a Foundation and put on conferences and events, and have the lucky opportunity to meet creative and caring people who want to make the world a better place. For fun I like fiction writing, hiking, yoga, and putting on events for friends and family. I have enjoyed my start with AirBNB, from Mexico City to NYC to Bangalore. I am an easygoing, respectful and cheerful guest. I am also happy to share my sunny and eclectic nook in Northern CA.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a day
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