Sunny Rm Near Temescal and Piedmont

House - Private room · Terrace Street, Oakland, CA 94611, United States
Pamela And Richard

East facing bedroom in a gracious 1910 Craftsman style home. Designed and built by architect Wilson Wyeth (who designed churches for the Episcopal diocese in the same period) the house is in the shape of a cross giving the house an open feeling.

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East facing bedroom in a gracious 1910 Craftsman style home. Designed and built by architect Wilson Wyeth (who designed churches for the Episcopal diocese in the same period) the house is in the shape of a cross giving the house an open feeling.

The Space

This lovely east facing bedroom with a shared bathroom is in a great 1910 Craftsman style home. Please note the bathroom is shared with us. There is also a 1/2 bath downstairs when the main bathroom is occupied. Back garden with dining table for evening relaxation. Front garden has a swinging bench seat. Breakfast included in the rental, use of the kitchen by arrangement. Owners, Pam and Richard are well travelled and interested in meeting people from all over the world. House is in a quiet neighborhood with street parking and lots of lovely streets for walking.

Guest Access

Use of Garden and Kitchen as desired. You are also welcome to use the living room and dining room as your schedule allows.

Interaction with Guests

We have a lot of travel in our own lives and have stayed in airbnb as well as more "traditional" B&Bs in many places. We love to help people find their way around our region and are happy to interact as much or as little as our guest desire! This is our home and we are welcoming our guests into our home not just a room.

The Neighborhood

Walk to the happening Temescal or Piedmont Avenue areas of Oakland which is home to some of the best restaurants and shops in the East Bay. Clubs and more restaurants are just a mile or so down Broadway into "Uptown" location of the famous Paramount Theatre! Or travel north into the Rockridge District of North Oakland.

Getting around

House is walking distance to BART and one block off of main bus lines. Easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley and North Bay. A 15 min. bus ride to Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and the CAL campus!

Other Things to Note

Like to hike: The Regional Parks in the Berkeley/Oakland Hills are spectacular destinations, or if you just want a light walk, the 3.5Mi/ 5K walk around the beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland is easy to get to from our house and a great way to enjoy water birds who live or migrate through this area each year. You can rent boats at the Oakland Parks and Rec Sailboat House (sailing, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats) and get a different perspective on Oakland's downtown area. This lake is part of the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds and there are many different birds on the lake at different times of the year.

Like to tour unusual places? Hanger One Vodka, located near the Port of Oakland gives tours and tastings of their infused vodkas and gins. Located on the airstrip of an old Naval Air Station, the views to the skyline of San Francisco are incredible. Next door is Rock Wall Winery with a cafe and tasting room as well. Have a meal and watch the sun go down behind the cityscape...a real treat!

First Friday of every month the Uptown area of Oakland host the Art Murmur party! Telegraph Avenue is closed off for several blocks and there are street bands, food trucks, specials in restaurants and all the art galleries are open to few local artists' work.

Second Friday of every month there is a bike ride from Downtown Oakland to other parts of the East Bay...East Bay Bike Party is great fun and we have 2 bikes that we can share.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $440 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $150
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  • Pam and Richard are delightful, kind, and generous hosts. They have lived in the area awhile and are very knowledgeable and helpful to newcomers. Their house is an absolute gem, tucked on the hillside right between the hip Temescal neighborhood and the more calm Piedmont Avenue. Beautiful views, accompanied by delicious home-grown honey at breakfast! Easy access to the Macarthur BART station and just a short walk to the lovely Rockridge neighborhood, too. I would highly recommend this listing!

    July 2014
  • We absolutely adored our time with Pam and Richard! This was our first AirBnB experience and we were slightly anxious about being in somebody's house...but the location won out over our concerns. We needn't have worried! Pam & Richard are the most amazing hosts - super friendly, easy to talk to, anticipated every need/want we had, provided far more than just a room and brekky. We couldn't have been more happy and comfortable if we'd been staying with dear friends, which they now are!!
    Amazingly comfortable house/room - quieter than anyplace I've ever slept, I think. Fantastic breakfast. Use of washing machine/dryer made life so much easier. Lovely garden where I sat and read for hours. And so wonderfully convenient to Piedmont, Telegraph and everything else we needed in Oakland.
    You will LOVE your time with them!

    June 2014
  • Pam and Richard are delightful, interesting and low-key hosts. The house is an exceptional design of its time. It's on a quiet street, near a range of good restaurants and shopping.

    June 2014
  • Our stay with Pam and Richard was nothing short of perfect. They were very gracious hosts, offering us rich and ample breakfast in the morning (topped with Pam's own locally made honey), giving us tips for what to do in SF and Oakland, and making sure all of our needs (and some wants) are met. The room is spacious, tastefully decorated and very very clean, as is the bathroom. All in all this was a excellent experience, and I would recommend to all those visiting either Oakland, Berjeley or San Francisco to take Pam's offer and stay at their place.

    June 2014
  • My hosts were charming and welcoming! Their home is comfortable with a lovely garden and a view toward the bay. The bedroom was more than adequate and the bed was cozy! I am not a breakfast eater but I was offered a nice selection to choose from. This was my first experience with Airbnb and would definitely do it again!

    June 2014
  • A delightful place: charming hosts, pleasant and quiet street, a beautiful house that is made welcome to guests. The room is clean and tidy, with lots of room for clothes and belongings, and it looks out over a lovely little garden in front. I was made to feel entirely at home and would happily come back to stay here in the future.

    May 2014
  • Thanks Pam and Richard for being so hospitable and welcoming! Great stay in Oakland =)

    May 2014
  • Fabulous stay with a warm and inviting couple. Accommodations were very comfy and roomy, their home was beautiful, sunny, had several spots to relax and enjoy. They set out sumptuous breakfast daily, even cooked poached eggs and muffins for us. Fresh clean fluffy towels and bedding. Provided son-in-law to bike ride with hubby. When weather turned warm, Richard lent us a fan. When I felt under the weather, Pamela provided some meds. They made our stay absolutely wonderful and we will be back to visit with them again.

    May 2014
  • I stayed with Pam and Richard for a whole month and they were such wonderful hosts. I did not have a car when I first arrived so Pam took me around and showed me all the different parts of oakland, she gave me plenty of tips as of where to go in SF and the surrounding area. They've been in the area for many years and are very knowledgeable about it. The room was clean with plenty of closet space. The whole house is always very clean including the bathroom. Beautiful garden where you can sit and read or soak up sunshine. Great location

    May 2014
  • Graceful elegant house and glorious garden, guest bedroom such a quiet and peaceful spot. Pamela and Richard warm and courteous hosts, excellent, ample breakfast and a quiet street redolent of jasmine + easy access to great cafe's and restaurants

    March 2014
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UCLA and San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley
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Urban Beekeeper and P/T teacher and Cellular Industry Project Manager
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I am a retired teacher who still works as a substitute, married to Richard who is a project manager at AT&T. We have two grown children who live near. I helped found a boys' choir school, been a restaurateur and managed my husband, Richard's general contracting business. Now I row crew with the Lake Merritt Women's Masters Team and raise bees! I love to cook, bake bread, brew beer, garden, read, knit. We both love to listen to music and watch British television programs! We are well travelled around the world and enjoy meeting people from all over! When we traveled (before airbnb existed) our favorite thing was wondering into a town we had never been to before and finding a random B&B for the night. We have some great memories of experiencing the world's towns by getting up close and person with the people. Now we use airbnb for our travel plans! We love to eat, but we can't live without coffee, and chocolate is nearly as important!
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