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.
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 :)
No large parties please.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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.