Gorgeous apartment in Rockridge

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ayala Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618, United States
Your host, Irina
38 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Spacious 1 bedroom apartment (950 sq. feet) with fully upgraded modern kitchen in the great Rockridge location.
It is located on the quiet street off Claremont Ave with a little park right across the street. It is within walking distance to all the attractions of College Avenue as well as Temescal.

It has been completely renovated in 2012. And it is not someone else's home.

The Place:
It is a spacious flat in a duplex with a large shared backyard.

The apartment is filled with light. It has one bedroom with a queen size bed facing the back yard with a redwood tree.

The kitchen is very modern upgraded with high-end appliances including a viking refrigerator, and gorgeous granite counters with a 4 person seating area. It is stacked with everything you need for comfortable stay: coffee machine, toaster, pans and pots, silverware, stemware, plates, spices.

The living room has a flat screen tv with apple tv (access to netflix, youtube, hulu, etc), formal dining room with a dining table with 4 chairs transitions into open plan kitchen. There is a queen size sleeper sofa bed in the living room for additional 2 guests.

Bathroom has a walk-in shower.

The back yard is shared with neighbors. There are patio chairs and a table in the back yard for your use. You can enter the back yard through the fence door on the side of the house.

There is a driveway where you can park your car as well as plenty of street parking nearby. The freeway is close by behind the park but you will barely hear it as windows have been upgraded in the both bedroom and kitchen.

The Neighborhood:
Walk to College Avenue with numerous restaurants, coffee shops, gourmet groceries, Trader Joes and Safeway - all within about 10 minutes walking. In addition to College Avenue attractions you can walk to farmers market off Claremont Avenue on Sundays (10 minutes). Walk to a hip Temescal neighborhood with great restaurants and stores (10-15 minutes) and children's Frog park.

Light rail train Bart station to San Francisco is 10 minutes walking. The train will bring you to downtown San Francisco in less than 20 minutes. There is parking lot with Zipcar and CarShare cars next to the Bart station - great way to get a car only when you need it.

UC Berkeley campus is 10 minutes driving or 5 minute drive to California College of Arts.

Highway access is very close so you can get to San Francisco driving in less then 15 minutes if there is no traffic, it is literally just across the Bay Bridge.

Feel free to ask me about the area as I have been living here for 15 years and am loving it. There are many beautiful parks near by where you can hike and enjoy unbelievable views of the bay, bridges, San Francisco, Berkeley, hills.

Enjoy your stay in Rockridge! You will love it!

Please contact me if you need irregular check-in/check-out times or if you require less than 3 nights stay. If it is possible, you will be accommodated.

Thank you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $848 /week
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $85
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The duplex was well represented in the pictures. It was perfect for our visit to Oakland. The house has been totally renovated and is just beautiful.

    June 2014
  • We never met the host, but we knew that she was next door if we needed her help. The apartment is very well appointed - just like home lots of pots, pans, dishes, towels, etc. There was salt and pepper, sugar, coffee filters, olive oil - the basics. There was bath gel and shampoo/conditioner. The apartment was quiet, and very comfortable. Everything looks new and is very tasteful. The bedding (including the sofa bed) is on the firm side, but pretty comfortable. The BART is walking distance, and the location is a 5 minute drive to College Ave and restaurants, Rockridge, and to the freeway and a short distance (8 minutes) to the UC campus, and ten minutes to downtown Oakland. All in all, lots of space in a great location, and all details are well handled.

    May 2014
  • I had a very positive experience at Irina's gorgeous apartment. The apartment was absolutely immaculate and beautiful with attention to every detail. The neighborhood was very quaint and I felt safe. I was in the area for my daughter's graduation from Berkeley and had some family in the area. The apartment was spacious enough for our small gathering. The kitchen was stocked with wonderful necessities to cook although I really didn't have the time. Irina even provided slippers for her guests so as to preserve her beautiful wood floors. I also loved that this is only for rental purposes so all the closet space is available for use in the bedroom and (email hidden)at was very convenient. Everything about my experience was easy and non-stressful. I will definitely try to book with Irina again. I highly recommend this outstanding listing!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing apartment with me.

    May 2014
  • Very nice, the kitchen and bathroom are very nice. Everything you need in the kitchen. Great neighborhood, location was perfect for attending graduation at Berkeley. The weather was cool at first and very comfortable. The temperatures did go into the 90's and it was very warm inside the unit. It would be nice if the unit had more than one fan, as the windows do not open in the dining or living area. We rented a car and always had parking in front of the unit. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

    May 2014
  • This is such a fantastic apartment in a lovely neighborhood on a tree-lined street. I rented this space for my mom — who was visiting for a few days — and Irina promptly responded and got us in the door within a few hours. And this place *absolutely* lives up to the great photos. It's immaculate, super modern, comfortable, quiet, well-decorated and has everything you need to have a great vacation. It's also surprisingly big. I will definitely rent from Irina again (who was super nice and helpful and swift) and it was the perfect setup for a great family visit. My mom gushed about it. If you're thinking about coming to Oakland, you can't go wrong with this spot.

    April 2014
  • Very nice apartment. Spacious, modern, clean and tidy.
    And a responsive host. What every Airbnb should be.

    April 2014
  • This is a wonderful convenient apartment in a quiet residential section of Oakland. We have a close friend who lives close by and so this apartment was perfect for us. We had everything we needed for our week in Oakland and would certainly love to stay in this apartment the next time we go there!

    April 2014
  • We spent a month in Irina's charming apartment. It's beautifully decorated, with a spacious and fully equipped kitchen. Easy to prepare meals. The apartment is just a short walk from restaurants, bookstores, the Oakland library, the Sunday morning farmer's market, and near convenient freeway entrances and a BART station.
    Irina was a most gracious host. She answered our questions promptly and was very welcoming. We'd stay there again anytime!

    March 2014
  • Irina's apartment was perfect: spacious, spotless, quiet, and very comfortable. It had everything we needed and was in close proximity to the shops along College Avenue in Rockridge and Berkeley. We definitely would stay there again!

    February 2014
  • This is an excellent apartment, and my wife and I will try to stay there again on subsequent trips to Oakland. Its only drawback is a lack of living room chairs. One or two along with a floor lamp would make the apartment even more comfortable.

    The hostess, Irina Tsekhmistrouk, was not physically present during our occupancy of the apartment. But she was easily reached by text message and responded quickly to inquiries and requests for help.

    All in all, this is an excellent apartment.

    February 2014
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I am originally from Ukraine but have been living in the beautiful Bay Area in California for 15 years now. I love music, travel, skiing and snowboarding, diving, kite surfing. I play traditional Japanese taiko drums. If it is a beautiful nature place I would like to visit it, if it is a fun sport I would like to try it. Looking forward to new trips and new connections with air bnb help. Irina
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