About this listing
Terrific views of San Francisco Bay from our Mediterranean Villa-type home located in the Upper Diamond area of Oakland. Home includes a large spacious living room, kitchen, breakfast nook and dinning room. The breakfast nook and dinning room offer exquisite views of the SF Bay. There is cable TV in the living room and Internet throughout the house.
There are two bedrooms, one double bed and one queen bed—each bed has a new TempurPedic Mattress which are very comfortable. In each there is space to hang or store your clothes. You will find clean linens on your bed and plenty of clean towels. Each bedroom door has a lock and key for your use.
The kitchen offers some really handy things, including a Green Star Juicer, an Ice Cream Maker, Excalibur Dehydrator, Vita Mix Blender, and Dishwasher.
The breakfast nook is a great place to sit and drink tea or coffee in the morning—it always feels filled with sunlight. The separate traditional dinning room is a great place to have dinner around the large circular dinning table and watch the lights flickering over the SF Bay.
The laundry has a washer, dryer, iron, and Ironing board. But with the beautiful Oakland weather and our lovely large back yard, who needs a dryer?
There is one bathroom complete with tub and shower—also available is a hair dryer and flat iron. The Solar panels on the roof give a seemingly endless supply of hot water.
There is a huge backyard —which is relatively—it is a great place for children to play or cook over the coals outside and entertain friends. The back yard offers both shade and sunshine.
The deck to the front of the house is right outside the front door. It is also a great place to eat and entertain or just soak up the view. My wonderful home with its beautiful wood cabinets is reached by walking up about 55 steps—The steps make the house look like a castle but also keep it free from solicitors. The beautiful sunsets are your reward for climbing up.
There is loads of free parking right outside the house on the street. Also there is a double garage if you need to store some thing that you do not want to leave in your car or haul up the steps.
Just a walk away there is a variety of restaurants on Park Blvd. Also the Number 18 Bus runs to Oakland City Center and connects with Oakland's City Center BART Station.
Other Things to Note
There are a lot of stairs, some without handrails.
Enjoy my wonderful home—feel free to use all that it has to offer but do not smoke inside or close to the front door. Please do not put cigarette trash in the indoor trash cans.
We stayed Ann's house for 3 nights. The house is super clean spacious and beautiful！Can't describe how good we feel in this house！Ann is a nice host，considerate and well communicated，quick replied for every question of us. Thank you so much Ann！
Working with Ann beforehand was a pleasure. She responded to all emails very quickly. We had to make last minute changes to the reservation and she was very accommodating and understanding. There is a BART station nearby and getting to SF was easy whether using public transportation or driving. The tempur pedic beds were very comfy. We had 2 two year olds in our group and they loved climbing all 55 stairs on a daily basis.
We loved our stay at Ann's home. The fire works were spectacular from the view from her home. Thank you.
This was definitely a walk up to the heavens! But, If you love a good view, this is the place! A great view from the front and a beautiful forest setting in the back, we even saw a deer playing in the back yard on our last morning there. The beds were comfy and a prior guest had left their Netflix on so we had that to watch, we couldn't get the cable to work. Could be user error! We cooked and ate our meals while looking over the bay, it was quite lovely. I highly recommend this place, unless you are disabled, as it will be impossible to reach the top, it is literally 58 stairs to the door. But, we all need a little exercise, right? Thank you Ann!
It was a great stay. Ann's Bohemian apartment overlooks entire bay which makes you feel you're sitting on the top of the world. Her house had everything we needed including those gorgeous arch windows. Squirrels, deers, skunks and wild turkeys were our every day guests at the backyard. It's amazing to be this close to nature while you're 15 min away from San Francisco downtown. Highly recommended.
die lage des hauses, die ruhe und die sicherheit haben uns sehr gefallen und unseren aufenthalt zu einem erlebnis werden lassen.
Ann's house was absolutely fabulous!
Architecturally significant....charming ...homey... full of light ...and the sunsets were gorgeous!
Ann even let us extend our stay on very short notice( we were quite honestly having so much fun, we couldn't bear to leave!)
We will definitely stay in Ann's amazing space again!
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About the Host, Ann
I was born and raised in Ireland. I came the the US in 1994 to work with the University of California at Berkeley. Now, I currently have my own business, Ann Shannon and Associates. If you look up my company name, you will find detailed information about me as well as a video.