Garden cottage, great location

House - Entire home/apt · Colby St, Oakland, CA 94618, United States
Sarah And Alexis
Your host, Sarah And Alexis
61 Reviews
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The Space

This private cottage is situated in a beautiful rear garden behind a historic craftsman house, off one of the main bike boulevards that runs between Berkeley and Oakland. San Francisco is 20 minutes away on BART, and UC Berkeley is 10 minutes away on a bike or by bus (or about a 20-minute walk through great neighborhoods).

The cottage has a queen bed, large closet, full bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, sitting area, and lots of daylight through big front windows, French doors, and two skylights. It opens onto a brick patio with outdoor furniture, a grill, vegetable garden, fruit trees, and a big hammock. We'll provide wifi, cooking supplies, locally-roasted coffee, a small library, and fresh garden produce. (Everything was just redone: walls freshly repainted, carpets cleaned, brand new bed and linens.)

We are both writers and work from home in the front house. We absolutely love the location of our place and we walk almost everywhere. It's a short walk to Rockridge BART and the Temescal district, and an even shorter walk to Whole Foods, Safeway, coffee shops, an excellent bakery, butcher shop, artisan ice cream, small movie theater and loads more. You can also easily get to a number of open space parks and beautiful hiking trails.

This is a great place for anyone coming in for meetings or guest teaching, or visiting friends/family in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Please email us with any questions!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great location, smooth process, gracious hosts!

    June 2014
  • We had the most lovely stay at Sarah and Alexis' cottage. Their place is graciously appointed with little extras, and has a hip ambiance and decor. Alexis and Sarah are hosts that went above and beyond to make us comfortable, and we're incredibly generous and helpful to us as we traveled with our year old son. The shared yard/patio is the perfect place to pass an evening, surrounded by beautiful, fragrant trees and flowers. Can't say enough good things about this perfectly located cottage. We'll definitely be back!

    May 2014
  • Sarah and Alexis were very nice; we met them briefly the night my parents got into town. I rented the cottage for my parents and they had a really nice time. The place is lovely and both my mom and dad agreed that the bed was super comfortable. The cottage is really well located since it's right by College Ave where there are a ton of cafés, restaurants, etc. All in all, they really enjoyed their stay.

    May 2014
  • Sarah and Alexis's cottage is very nice. I particularly enjoyed the garden area with outdoor chairs and dining table. The location is superb within walking distance to College Ave and to UC Berkley. I love the neighborhood. I rested very comfortably in the cottage. I would definitely stay here again. Sarah and Alexis were excellent hosts.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay in the little cottage! Sarah and Alexis have a beautiful property in a great neighborhood. The small touches made all the difference- we especially appreciated the record player and the printed recommendations of local coffee shops and eateries (complete with walking/driving distances). The cottage was comfortable and private- everything we were looking for in our first trip to Oakland.

    May 2014
  • We are traveling from France to visit our son who is studying at UC Berkeley and we enjoyed out stay in Garden cottage very much ! All was perfect : cozy, clean, confortable, with everything we need. We appreciated the garden and the barbecue also. il was quiet and we have the visit of a squirrel!
    The cottage is near the University and it is near the studio of our son : we can have good time with him. And with BART it is easy to visit San Francisco.
    Sarah was very available and give us good advices for discover the area.
    we recommanded this location.
    Merci beaucoup Sarah et Alexis de votre accueil, gentillesse, disponibilité et discrétion aussi.

    May 2014
  • Sarah and Alexis' cottage is absolutely perfect! The location is ideal, close to all the Rockridge shops on College and also walkable to the UC Berkeley campus. The cottage is super adorable and offers privacy while being warm and cozy. My communication with Sarah before, during, and after my stay was so helpful and friendly! I would love to visit again and will definitely recommend it to friends and family in the future!

    March 2014
  • We loved our stay in the Garden cottage. Everything was thoughtfully organized, lovely to look at and a perfect space to spend time. We'll be back. Thank you Sarah & Alexis!

    March 2014
  • This cottage is just as described. It worked out quite well for us when we came to Oakland to visit our daughter. It is clean and comfortable. We walked to a nice bakery for breakfast, and it was an easy walk to the BART where we spent the day exploring SF.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 26 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
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We are both editor/authors working for national magazines. We have lived in the Bay Area for many years and are fervent partisans for East Bay life. We recently became parents, so we spend lots of time at home playing with our baby, cooking, and walking the neighborhood.
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