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1 bed

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Cluttered but clean family room, with nature views or mostly trees and distant rooftops. Two shared bathrooms and full access to kitchen and shared living space. Sometimes you will have the house to yourselves, sometimes there might be 10 people staying here (housemates, family guests, other Airbnb guests).

The space

Good free parking and WIFI, not fancy, just a nice safe spot to relax.

This is an older queen size pullout couch in a downstairs family room type shared living space with access to kitchen and other home spaces, including 3 full bathrooms. Some folks find the couch/bed very comfortable, some put the mattress on the carpeted floor instead.

We can pick up or drop off at San Leandro BART (2.5 miles) or Oakland Airport (6 miles) if scheduling allows. The 22 miles to San Francisco takes 25 minutes by BART, 40 to 50 minutes by bus, and 30 to 60 minutes by car. 5 minute walk to AC transit bus lines 73, NX3, NX4. 45 minute walk, or 15 minute bike ride, to BART.

Our neighborhood of single family homes has three small parks, is quiet (except for the occasional barking dog or seasonal crickets) and we are close to Lake Chabot Regional Park. We are also a 10 minute walk to convenience and grocery stores, a bagel cafe, 2 coffee shops (Starbuck's) and a few restaurants. We usually have food to share and can take you with us for food shopping if needed.

Road and mountain bikes available to borrow free. Local mobile phone available to borrow free. House MagicJack phone available for free US/Canada calls, pennies for worldwide calls. Supplemental solar electricity and solar water heating keep our costs down and our karma up. Sailing on the Bay is a possibility.

The short haired blur of a cat is Smittens, a polite and somewhat wild in-and-out female cat. The longer haired female Misha is unusually soft and is better off indoors, enjoying human company.

Chill: enjoy the sunset bay view, the flora and fauna, the relaxed and engaging environment.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Shared room

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Prices
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Please:
No smoking. No illegal drugs. No parties or disruptive behavior. No loud music or laundry after 10:30 pm. Please clean up after yourself. Respect is good for everyone!

The downstairs shower faucet drips, please do these two things after each shower: 1) tighten the faucets as much as you can 2) CLOSE THE SHOWER DOOR (IF YOU DRIP AND TOWEL OFF INSIDE THE SHOWER INSTEAD OF ALL OVER THE FLOOR, BLESS YOU!)

We are a resource aware household, please:
-limit showers to 20 minutes or less
-do not run water needlessly or excessively

Kitchen, please:
-clean up immediately after eating
-do not leave glasses, dishes or silverware in the sink unless you are about to wash or rinse them.
-do not pour grease or candle wax down the drain
-rinse food off on disposal side of sink (left side)
-make sure that no silverware or hard food items (peach pits) go into the disposal drain of the sink (left side), you can put most food waste into the green compost bucket, and most things can be recycled.

Food
-we don't mind sharing tea, cereal, milk, fruit and condiments, if you are staying more than 2 nights, we would appreciate a donation or replacing something you used a lot of. (we don't usually have dairy or soy milk so you should bring your own)
-you are welcome to use the refrigerator to store food

Living space
-you are welcome to sit in the dining area, living room, downstairs (where you will be sleeping) and outside. Keep the sliding door locked unless you or somebody else is outside.
-please stay out of the downstairs office area and do not open or use any of the drawers or office/art supplies near the desk and art table. You are welcome to read any books you see in the bookshelves.

Laundry, please:
-clean lint trap on dryer before use
-the center cup is for fabric softener not for laundry soap
-hours to do laundry: after 10 am, before 11pm

Men: everyone here sits down to pee.

We have cats and we ask that you not bring your pets.

Thank You, for reading this!

For the men, unless you want to clean the bathroom, please sit to pee.

We have cats and since this is a shared space, please do not bring any critters with you!
Please do NOT let Misha, the longish furred tabby and white calico cat, outside!
Also, a elderly cat named Turtle now lives here (upstairs) and she does not go outside at all. Please do not leave the front door open!


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Jennifer User Profile
October 2016
Lovely hosts as always!

Marc User Profile
October 2016
Just as good the second time around. Thank you Maark for helping me out of a jam!

Chablee User Profile
April 2016
Wonderful people in a beautiful place I feel like I've known them my whole life they made me feel so comfortable. If you are art lover. Then you would love this house feels like a museum you appreciate all the wonderful unique items, sculptures and paintings. And on top of that they gave me great knowledge about eating organic and healthy they have a beautiful organic garden in the backyard. I would deathly stay with them again I give them A+.

Lorella User Profile
March 2016
It was great to stay at Angela an Mark's place. Mark was incredibly helpful and welcoming and really made my stay in SF special. Strongly recommended. Thank You!

Alina User Profile
July 2015
Angela and Mark are both really wonderful and interesting people. They trust us immediately and they allowed me to took a walk with their cute little dog! It was my first time and it couldn't be better. I'm glad that I could meet you and your adorable Cat and Dog.

Gregor User Profile
November 2012
Staying at Angela & Mark's place was great!! They have a nice house which is located close to the highway so you can get anywhere really fast in the bay area. Cats were lovely especially Misha which was super great and the couch was comfortable enough to get some good sleep. Highlight of our stay was sailing with Mark which was simply awesome and the best experience near San Francisco (yes, it's even better than seeing the Golden Gate Bridge). To sum it up, we had a great stay and we highly recommend their place. Thank you Angela & Mark!

Huang Fei User Profile
October 2012
They are really nice and friendly host! Because of them, I was able to ride the bike in San Francisco!! And it was free!! It was a wonderful experience to me! Thanks a lot, Angela and Mark. Without both of you, I really did not know how to do while arrived the San Francisco Greyhound Bus Station on 5th Oct! Thanks and appreciate it!

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Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Angela & Mark User ProfileAngela & Mark is a superhost.

Mark and Angela are an active Bay Area couple who love community, culture, the outdoors and travel... we are LGBTQ friendly and appreciate differences of all kinds!

Languages: English
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