About This Listing
Cozy 8 X 15 North Oakland cottage. Just several steps away in the main house are your private full bathroom with sink, toilet, shower, fresh towels, and a lovely, large shared eat-in kitchen. There is complimentary tea and coffee for you in the kitchen. The cottage has a mounted flat screen tv, a very comfortable queen sized bed, internet and cable (December 2013 - installed a new router in the cottage, guests report the wireless connectivity is more than adequate), plenty of books and New Yorker magazines if you feel like reading, a comfy leather chair, and a full sized dresser for your clothes. Enjoy the sunny, plant filled backyard deck just outside your front door. There is a private entrance alongside the main house that leads back to the cottage.
If you like community gardens, the lovely one acre Dover Street Park is just around the corner. You can also walk the few blocks to Temescal shopping, excellent restaurants and cafes, art spaces, public library, post office, etc.
We do offer instant booking, but please contact us prior to arriving.
Guests have access to their cottage, their own private full bathroom in the main house, a shared kitchen and laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
Whatever seems natural. Sometimes quite a lot, other times not nearly as much. This is often dictated by how much our guests are even here at the house. They generally spend a great deal of time enjoying the Bay Area.
We are working most days, very easy to get along with, enjoy meeting new people, but also happy to respect our guest's privacy.
Easy access to everything in the Bay Area, great neighbors, excellent restaurants, coffee houses nearby. Easy to walk, bicycle and enjoy our usually great weather.
Parking is easy on our tree-lined residential street, and we're within walking distance of 3 BART stations (MacArthur, Ashby, and Rockridge), multiple bus lines (18, 12, 1R, and 1) into Berkeley, downtown Oakland, San Francisco, etc. The transbay bus line (F) takes 20 minutes to arrive in San Francisco from the stop 3 blocks from our house. This line runs every 30 minutes from about 5 am to 12 pm. It's easy to get anywhere, whether you have a car or not.
Outdoor smoking is fine - please not in the cottage, kitchen or private bathroom.
Please be sure to lock the cottage every time you leave the premises and to activate the alarm system.
If you use the kitchen (it is shared) please clean up after yourself ( we promise to do the same!).
Please leave the cottage and private bathroom as you found them.
Unser Besuch bei Chris und Barabara war unsere erste Airbnb Erfahrung und unsere Erwartungen wurden nicht enttäuscht.
Beide waren sehr freundlich und wir wurden herzlich aufgenommen. Die Unterkunft war wie angegeben, sogar noch besser. Wir hatten alles was wir brauchten, die Nachbarschaft war schön und man braucht ungefähr eine halbe Stunde nach San Francisco. Wir wollen auf jeden Fall nochmal hier übernachten und freuen uns schon auf unseren nächsten Besuch. Am Ende kann man sagen ... tolle Stadt und Umgebung ... und eine super Unterkunft. Vielen Dank.
I only met Barbara who was delightful and so helpful and Chris was so easy to keep in touch with by text of needed. Excellent communication both prior to arrival and during my stay. The cottage is absolutely lovely. Cosy and charming. Would recommend it highly.
Chris and Barbara are really lovely people and their cottage is a lovely place to stay! Chris was actually so kind as to pick me up from the hotel where I had been staying in Oakland. The cottage is exactly as described and is a very cozy place to stay when visiting the Bay Area.
Nous avons été très satisfait de cette expérience Airbnb, Chris et Barbara nous ont très bien accueillis et l'on s'est senti tout de suite a l'aise. Ce fut court donc nous n'avons pas pu bcp partager mais nous reviendrons volontiers si par chance nous retournons en californie. La situation est parfaite pour des personnes ayant une voiture et désirant visiter san Francisco et les alentours.
Merci Chris et Barbara, Inzo (notre fils) parle encore de vous!
We loved Chris and Barbaras cottage. It was so cosy and had everything we needed. Place was cleen and they were the perfect host. Would definetly recommend.
Chris and Barb were amazing hosts. Their cottage was exactly as pictured and advertised, and the in-house kitchen and bathroom were easily accessible and very comfortable. Our stay was nothing short of amazing - friendly, approachable and accessible hosts, wonderful accommodations and the cutest dogs. I will surely recommend this place to any one, and if I'm ever in the area again, I will stay here.