Modern, upscale room, 12th St BART

Apartment - Private room · Jefferson St, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Super comfortable and quiet bedroom in downtown Oakland, 15 minutes to San Francisco by BART (subway) and a 5 minute walk to the Oakland Marriott Convention Center.

The Space

-Top floor, quiet guest room with a queen sized tempurpedic memory foam bed
-Very convenient location, 5 min walk to BART (the bay area's subway) and Oakland Marriott Convention Center
-15 minutes to San Francisco on BART (2 stops)
-Safe, walkable neighborhood with many excellent restaurants and shops
-Wireless internet access
-Locally roasted coffee
-Friendly, energetic resident dog (that stays out of your room). You must be comfortable and like dogs to stay here!
-Full access to apartment building's amenities including a gym, outdoor courtyards, internet cafe/business center with free espresso machine
-Well equipped kitchen that you're welcome to use
-Variety of instant oatmeal for a quick breakfast
-A bottle of wine and snacks waiting for you!
-We've thought of everything: clean linens, hair dryer, hair straightener, toiletries, etc! Don't worry about a thing
-Parking: street (metered) parking and several paid parking garages within two blocks
-Check out the guidebook on this listing's page for our favorite places in the area
**No smoking in the building or on the balconies**

Check In:
Monday-Friday: After 5:30PM. I will always do my best to accommodate an earlier check-in but please mention it when you book
Saturday-Sunday: Flexible
Check out: Flexible

The details:

Top floor, 2 level apartment in a secured, new, modern complex in sunny downtown Oakland. We are conveniently located 3 blocks from the 12th St BART (bay area rapid transit/subway) which will get you to San Francisco in 15 minutes. We're also about 5 blocks from the Oakland Convention Center and across the street from Preservation Park.

The room features a queen sized tempurpedic memory foam bed, desk, bookshelf, and closet. The bed has a heated mattress pad so you can hop into the coziest bed EVER. We provide clean linens and towels. Since it's a 2 level apartment on the top floor, there is minimal noise in the room.

MUST LOVE DOGS. We have the world's cutest and friendliest dog (50 pounds, springer/lab mix). She is well behaved but she'll definitely lick you (and possibly try to jump up on you) if she gets the chance! She also might bark when you get here but we're working on that. She is not allowed in the guest room. All dog lovers adore her.

The entire apartment has 2.5 bathrooms. The guest bathroom is mostly private, used only by us to shower in the (early) morning if it's available. The bathroom is stocked with all the essentials: shampoo, conditioner, extra toiletries, hair dryer, straightener, etc. We have a full size washer/dryer, iron, and ironing board that you're welcome to use.

The lower level features a living room with a large sectional (email hidden) with a Chromecast and Roku (netflix, hulu, hbo go, pandora) and blu ray player, well equipped kitchen, and a large balcony overlooking downtown Oakland. We're often hanging out in the lower level listening to music or watching TV on weeknights but we love company!

We always have coffee from a local roaster such as bicycle or four barrel. Let me know if you're a coffee drinker and I'll be more than happy to make a pot of coffee for you in the morning.

Guest Access

You're welcome to use any room in the apartment including the kitchen, living room, balcony, and dining area. In addition to our excellent home, this new apartment complex offers several amenities including:

* An internet cafe with couches, TV, computer, printer/scanner/fax, and automatic espresso machine

* A large outdoor space across the hall from our apartment with ample seating and a gas grill

*Two outdoor courtyards with comfortable seating

*An exercise gym with treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights, and weight machines

* A yoga studio with yoga offered twice a week

* A spacious lounge with a pool table, full kitchen, cable TV

Interaction with Guests

We love meeting new people but are happy to give guests privacy if that's what they prefer. Guests are always welcome to hang out downstairs with us if we're home!

The Neighborhood

You cannot beat this location. We're 20 minutes door-to-door to San Francisco, across the street from Preservation Park, and a few blocks from the Oakland Convention Center. We're also walking distance from all the art galleries, bars, the Fox Theater, the Paramount Theater, and other music venues of Uptown Oakland. We're a few blocks from the charming shops and new restaurants of Old Oakland and about a mile from Jack London Square which is on the water and features several fantastic restaurants and bars as well as a farmer's market on Sundays. We are also walking distance from Oakland's Chinatown. Downtown Oakland also has a free shuttle which runs up and down Broadway Ave and will take you to Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, and Uptown Oakland for free! There are countless excellent restaurants and coffee shops close by and we'd love to give you recommendations.

We're also a 10 minute drive to the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena, which are also easily accessible by BART.

Check out the guidebook on this listing's page for our favorite places in the area.

Getting around

BART (the bay area subway) is a 5 minute walk and will get you to San Francisco in about 15 minutes. We're a mile from the Ferry to San Francisco and very close to all major bus lines.

Parking is not included. There is metered parking surrounding the apartment which is enforced from 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday. There are several paid lots and garages within a few blocks. The parking garage next door to our building is $12/day if you're in by 9:30am and out by 11pm.

Other Things to Note

Our apartment could sleep up to 2 additional people for an extra fee. We have a queen sized air mattress which could be set up in the guest room, (large) storage room, or in the living room for an additional two guests and we have a large couch which could accommodate two people. Each additional guest would be $30/night. I'll waive the extra guest fee if you all stay in the same room.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 5:00 PM
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Sam and Joe were amazing hosts. They opened their beautiful condo to my fiance and I for a few days. We were in Oakland preparing for our engagement ceremony and needed to be close to Preservation Park and other vendors in city center Oakland. It worked out perfectly. We would definitely stay at this space again.

    April 2014
  • My stay was extremely hospitable and comfortable with Samantha and Joe. They were very welcoming and made sure everything I could have needed was provided: towels, wifi, a great neighbourhood close to BART, a gorgeous dog to play with, as well as a very clean and comfortable room and apartment. I loved my stay here.

    April 2014
  • Samantha was a great host and the apartment was a great space! I would recommend staying with Sam and San Francisco was beautiful. Gia was great too!

    March 2014
  • Samantha and Joe are perfect hosts. There space and the room are exactly the reasons why I returned a second time. Always relaxing home away from home and a perfect bed to rest my soul. Thanks so much!

    March 2014
  • Sam and Joe were great hosts and their place is lovely, comfortable, and convenient. And Gia is an adorable bonus.

    March 2014
  • Sam and Joe were wonderful and accommodating to all of us-- even our friend who ended up arriving much later than anticipated due to a delayed flight. Their dog, Gia, is also super well behaved and knows a lot of tricks!

    March 2014
  • I loved my stay at Sam and Joe's place! It's a lovely apartment and a very comfortable, quiet room. The building offers beautiful amenities. Their place is walking distance to a lot of great things Oakland has to offer and a short BART ride away from SF. Also, Gia is the sweetest, friendliest dog ever. Thanks for a great stay, Lencioni family!

    February 2014
  • Amazingly convenient location off the 12th St. BART. A fun staycation outside of San Francisco. Samantha and Joe were awesome and so hospitable!

    February 2014
  • Our stay at Sam and Joe's place was great. The apartment was super clean and they are really nice and considerate.We did not really see one another during the stay, but every interaction was pleasant. Gia was also a pleasure. There were times when we didn't know that Gia was still in the house because she was so quiet. The apartment was near so many types of public transportation that it was never a problem getting around. We would definitely stay here again.

    February 2014
  • Sam, Joe and Gia are the best roommates anyone could ask for! Super helpful, kind, responsive and accommodating. I felt right at home here. Thanks for helping out with my transition to living in Oakland, will definitely return and would highly recommend to anyone staying in downtown Oakland!

    February 2014
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I'm a physical therapist working in Vallejo and my husband Joe is a software engineer working in San Francisco. We moved here from Minnesota in 2012 to escape the freezing winters and humid summers to this magical land of perfect weather year round. I take Gia (the dog) for a run through the neighborhood most days after work. Weeknights are pretty quiet at our apartment, spent reading, talking, eating, and watching episodes of our favorite shows like Parks and Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or the Daily Show. We drink a lot of tea. We spend most of our weekends exploring the bay area, hiking, cooking, or checking out all the great restaurants in the area. When we're up for an adventure, we try to check out the rest of California or drive to a beach because our dog loves to ride the waves. Hosting guests on Airbnb has been such a joy. Oh, and I absolutely Oakland!
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