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1 Bedroom
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About this listing

From the moment you walk through the gate a tranquil garden awaits you with a deck for lounging and a private hot tub. Our lovely bungalow is located in trendy Temescal with great restaurants and a short walk to the train station to hop into SF.

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A cozy outdoor lounging area.

A cozy outdoor lounging area.

The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)


Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

From the moment you walk through the front gate you are in another world...a surprisingly lush and tranquil garden awaits you with a deck for lounging. Venture further along the flagstone path and you come upon a private outdoor hot tub nestled in a deck right outside the french doors leading into the bedroom.

The 1915 Craftsman era cottage is a cozy and functional nest, with one bedroom containing an extra long full-size bed with a firm organic latex mattress (great for people with back issues), an adjoining bathroom with a claw foot tub, and french doors leading out to the hot tub. The kitchen - designed with the cook in mind - has all new appliances and openly flows to the dining room, where you can have dinner in front of the fireplace -- for those chilly winter evenings.

Our lovely bungalow is located in trendy Temescal, a neighborhood within a short walk of several restaurants opened by proteges of Alice Waters (Bakesale Bettys, Pizzaiolo to name a few), and only a few blocks from Temescal Alley, which has a coffee kiosk, art galleries, and a retro barbershop among its offerings. Walk a bit further and you will be in the lively shopping and restaurant streets of Rockridge or Piedmont Avenue, and a short cab ride takes you to Lake Merritt, Uptown or Old Oakland.

We are within a 10-15 minute walk of two train stations (Rockridge and MacArthur) where you can easily hop a train into central San Francisco. If you have a car, there is easy street parking right in front of our house.

Oakland has great weather year-round (it is one of the most temperate climates in the world) and it is a central, convenient base for exploring San Francisco, the Bay Area and Northern California. Spend the day exploring, yet come back to a peaceful setting that makes you truly feel like you are on vacation.

Up to two adults can fit comfortably in our house. It is not suitable for children, we do not have sleeping pads for additional people, and the couch is not suitable for sleeping.

Note: We prefer a minimum stay of 3 nights; however, a two-night stay might be possible, depending on the day of the week, so please ask me if you are interested in booking a two-night stay.

Guest Access

Guests have full and exclusive use of the house and includes access to the hot tub, garden and kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

Our interaction is almost exclusively by email and/or telephone. Unfortunately we are rarely able to meet guests in person.

The Neighborhood

Temescal is a wonderful neighborhood with everything you need within walking distance, including quirky shops and restaurants, as well as gourmet markets and a Sunday farmers market. For a local blog with information about the Temescal neighborhood, go here: http://www.atemescalblog.com/

Getting Around

The BART train station is a 10 - 15 minute walk from our house, from which you can directly go into the heart of San Francisco (no transfers). Parking in the neighborhood is easy, and you can generally park right in front of our house.

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House Rules

- We ask that you be respectful of our neighbors
- No extra over-night guests without approval
- Pets not allowed on the furnishings
- No smoking in the house
- No parties
- Not suitable for children

Please check in advance about pets - dogs are allowed, with advance notice, but please no cats (due to allergies).

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

3 nights minimum stay

The front living room.

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About the Host, Tamara

Oakland, California, United States
Member since December 2012
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour


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