-- Welcome to Oakland --
Stay in a tranquil home central to the San Francisco Bay. It is a beautiful two bedroom flat that is roomy & light filled. It is a second story walk up and the flat spans the whole level of the building. It features gorgeous wood paneling and molding and has much character.
The flat is centrally located in Oakland between Piedmont Ave. (5 min), Temescal (15 min), Uptown Oakland (15 min), 19h St. or MacArthur BART (20 min) -- minutes in walk time.
Other places within 10 minutes walking are the Oakland Rose Garden, Mosswood Park, Kaiser Hospital, Whole Foods, Grand Ave., farmers markets, and Lake Merritt. I have bikes, ask about options if you'd like to borrow one. Transit options are Broadway buses (AC Transit 51) and BART is one mile (19th St. & MacArthur are equidistant). Street parking is freely available with a visitor permit.
Your room is complete with a firm futon mattress, two windows which provide plenty of light, closet space with hangers, stereo system with turntable and auxiliary inputs for music listening, and small sitting area & desk. Linens and towels are provided. A second futon mattress is available upon request.
Kitchen: Kitchen is fully stocked and available for your use. I keep a cupboard available for guests. Breakfast & coffee are available; please talk to me about any food preferences. Breakfast is usually muesli, granola, yogurt, fruit, coffee, cream, eggs.
-Maximum stay is 14 days unless special arrangements have been made.
-I get this question often: "Is the neighborhood safe"? Yes I find that I am safe here. There are times when it is probably best to not walk alone (i.e. late at night) and you're in the urban Bay Area so you have to keep your wits about you always. I've never heard of any car break-ins on my block, nor have I encountered any crime on this block. We have an active neighborhood association and people are friendly and community oriented here.
-I can not accomodate pets
Nico's home is so lovely and welcoming. His space is a gorgeous old victorian; the room is very quaint and clean. The location is awesome-right by Piedmont Ave and Downtown Oakland.
He is a fantastic host, very professional and organized with scheduling accommodations, while very kind and friendly whenever I had the luck to encounter him at home. We enjoyed a nice meal together, and Nico was always so sweet to be around. I am very thankful he allowed me to stay, especially for a prolonged period, as I felt so at-home. Thank you, Nico!
Where do I begin?! Nico was an incredible host! He has been super flexible and helpful and thoughtful. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I feel more hip and ready to take on Oakland especially since we had pastries Arizmendi together :) Nico is top-notch & highly recommended to anyone asking!
Nico's place was great! He was open to having me stay for a relatively long period of time, which I really appreciated. It was easy to make arrangements and the atmosphere was very casual. The parking permits he provided were very useful, and he has a great kitchen.
The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
It's about a half hour walk to downtown Oakland, and maybe 20 minute walk to the nearest BART station, but Nico was the man! and the place was the coolest, as you can already see.
Nico and his apartment are both fantastic ! The space is very spacious and comfortable - an easy 'home away from home" for an extended business and personal trip. Very easy to get around in a great neighborhood. And Nico was the perfect host - gracious, flexible, helpful and friendly. A real haven I would definitely return to.
Nico was great and very hospitable. Great place, nice area.
Nico is a great host, and this room was super comfortable. I met a couple of other travelers who were visiting the US and having a good time staying here.
I cut my stay with Nico short. He's a great host and it is a lovely apartment, still i was disappointed with the freeway noise (i'm a light sleeper) and the condition of the bedroom furniture.
Nico is a sweetheart and made me feel totally welcome. I love his place and the location is great, in the heart of the best part of Oakland (I think).
I felt very free to use his kitchen and there's all kinds of good food nearby, as well as easy freeway access and good walks.
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