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Looking at the cottage from the kitchenWelcome inside!
Private backyard cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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The space

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, wireless internet and cable, 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.

Please note that we have a moderate cancellation policy, full refund when cancelling 5 days in advance:

Guest access

Guests have access to their cottage, their own private full bathroom in the main house, a shared kitchen and laundry room.

Smoking allowed
Wireless Internet

Extra people $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $20
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

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.

Enjoy yourself!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay

320 Reviews

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Jasmin User Profile
November 2017
My stay at Chris and Babara’s backyard cottage was comfortable and relaxing. The cottage is as pictured, the bed was comfortable, and they have a bedroom heater that cozies up the room quickly when it gets a tad chilly. The location is perfect to explore Oakland and take Lyft rides costing less that $8. The backyard cottage is a truly a retreat and both Chris and Barbara are lovely people and have the cutest prancing dog.

Peter User Profile
November 2017
Great location, great room, great hosts. Very accommodating and personable. Would book again without hesitation.

Sean User Profile
October 2017
Thanks for a great trip. Easy location to public transit and touring around SF. Never felt unsafe. When we left a new door was installed which added more security to this location. The stand up shower is small so if you are tall please know some ducking will be involved.

Beth User Profile
October 2017
Such lovely people that do a wonderful job making you feel at home. :)

Spencer User Profile
August 2017
Sweet gig to stay at!!

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
This is the perfect cozy cottage for travelers who plan on being out and exploring The Bay all day. Just the basics for a place to rest (on a very comfortable bed) were all we needed. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe. Getting to the nearest BART station was about a 7 min drive or a 25 min walk. We took LYFT rides back when we were beat tired at the end of the day. Chris and Barb were lovely hosts with great communication. We felt welcomed in their home. The private bathroom is located in the main house and is stocked with clean towels and basic toiletries. We slept like babies here every night and would recommend this AirBnB to anyone looking for a comfortable and safe place to rest their heads in the Oakland area. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of their adorable dog!

Joyce User Profile
July 2017
This is an exceptionally clean, the host were great and I would recommend this airbnb to anyone. Great location and beautiful backyard getaway just as advertised.

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Chris And Barbara User Profile
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.

About Chris And Barbara

Chris and Barbara Vernon, we've lived in North Oakland for 20+ years and love meeting new people.

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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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