Our home is located in the beautiful Redwood Heights neighborhood of Oakland. Getting to and from here is especially easy by car. We are conveniently located 15 minutes from Oakland International Airport and 30 seconds away from the 580 freeway to San Francisco (20-30 minute drive) and the Highway 13 Parkway to Berkeley (10 minutes). Street parking without time limits is always available. If you don't have a car, the bus stop for buses to downtown Oakland, Berkeley, BART stations, San Francisco (express buses), and the entire Bay Area is four blocks away.
Your room is a welcoming, quiet, restful space with wall-to-wall carpeting. beautiful built-in ash wood dressers and desk (complimentary wi-fi), a plush queen-size bed with allergy-free bedding and luxurious pillows, a full closet and a private bathroom with shower-tub, a mini-fridge (with a complimentary bottle of Chardonnay if you stay for at least two nights), thick terry towels, and an assortment of bath products. Guests also have access to our meditation pond area and a beautiful patio overlooking a garden and fruit tree orchard sheltered by giant heritage oak trees.
The space is suitable for a single guest, a couple or two guests, if you are two travel companions and don't want to share the same bed, there is a spare twin air mattress (top of the line, not for camping) that fits in the room. We are a gay-owned, gay-friendly, shoes-off inside, non-smoking household. A friendly, quiet, hypoallergenic cockapoo doggie-girl allows us to share her home with us.
Within 15 minutes walking distance you will find natural wonders including hiking trails up through Leona Canyon Redwood Park, the magnificent Mills College campus (which includes a large outdoor pool, jacuzzi and lawn with deck chairs both for sunbathing or in the shade (access fee $7) as well as shops, restaurants (Cambodian, Mexican, Italian, American), coffee shops, and a variety of yoga studios, churches temples, etc. For more information please check our guidebook and enlarge the map for better viewing of the points of interest.
• Continental breakfast (croissant/multi-grain toast, butter, jam, juice, half & half and a selection of teas [black, herbal, green] or press pot coffee [caffeinated/decaffeinated] is included for each morning of your stay. We place the order form outside your room each day. You complete it by 9 pm, and, magically, a tray full of goodies appears at your door at the time you specify the next morning—eat your heart out InterContinental!
We also offer:
• Full breakfasts ($9.50)
• Box lunches ($12.50)
• Dinners ($18.50-$40.00)
• The room includes a small fridge
• Washing/drying service available ($7 per load).
I had a nice time at Janaka and Dan's! I parked in front after they so graciously left me the spot, I was greeted promptly and shown to my comfy room and private bath. The next morning I had breakfast waiting and a short conversation with Dan on my way out the door. It was a great start to my day, and I would definitely recommend them for providing a comfortable and private place to stay.
I didn't put 7+ stars because I really don't want anyone to discover the triple jewels: the home and Janaka and Dan (thats 3 right?)! Truth wins out though and I want to tell you what a nourishing place this home on Davenport proved to be. The soft bed, the just right lighting, the waiting wine and the hospitality of the hosts! Please find this place and leave space for me to reserve again!
Our stay with Danny and Janaka was WONDERFUL! Coming into their beautiful home with a gorgeous view was peaceful and calming. We continually discovered thoughtful touches throughout our stay and enjoyed several delicious meals with them. Danny is an amazing chef and had our schedule not precluded it, we would have had more. The meals were restaurant quality and presented beautifully. The room/bathroom were comfortable and clean; it felt like we were coming home when we entered the space. Loved, loved, loved it! There is so much more we could add but suffice it to say that we would highly recommend them. Danny and Janaka are lovely people and delightful hosts.
Janaka's and Danny's was my first AirBnB experience that reminded me of that of a luxury hotel. Room service in the form of complimentary continental breakfast and bottle of wine with your choice of full meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Amazingly soft bed and private bathroom with all of the necessities (soap and hair products). Laundry service. All of your needs are taken care of.
Situated in a really nice area - I was able to catch sunrise a few mornings from the hills. Less than 15 minute walk to the 57, 58, 14, and a few other TransBay buses for an easy commute to SF and the rest of the Bay. Also right next to the freeway.
These guys are so sweet and helpful. Janaka printed out maps for me to find the best route to work, and even picked me up from the bus stop one evening that I worked really late. I almost didn't want to leave and move into my actual apartment haha.
I'll definitely be back! Book your short stay with them - you won't regret it!
Dan and Janaka are delightful hosts! I had a wonderful, relaxing stay here. The coffee is delicious, the bed is very comfortable, it is quiet, and they go out of their way to provide delicious meals, if you wish. I highly recommend staying here on your trip to Oakland. I know I'll be using Dan and Janaka again, when I come back.
Dan and Janaka are natural born hosts. Kitchen privileges are replaced with Dans menu of well crafted grub he makes himself. This came in handy after a long tiring day. A menu of food and bevs ready to order at specified times and a complimentary bottle of wine which generously turned into 3 bottles after 2 rebookings. While a vehicle is recommended should u stay here, the private bathroom was a winner since me and my mom shared the room at no extra guest cost! Great price. Great hosts and excellent value!! I.highly recommend this place for guests with a vehicle who value privacy, warmth and a clean space. High standard hosting here!
Thank you Dan and Janaka!!
Julie and I had a fantastic stay at Dan and Janaka's wonderful home! We took Dan up on his offer (see his listing) to have a meal prepared for us the night we arrived rather that going out. We enjoyed a delectable, gourmet four course meal and the company of Dan and Janaka!
We loved our room and the bed was heavenly. (Julie is ready to go out and purchase a memory foam mattress when she gets home ;-)
We found the home inviting, fresh cut birds of paradise in our room, vibrant plants and many artistic touches.
We'd come back again for it all but especially to sup a Chef Dan's table again ;-)
We had a ver pleasant stay at Janakas and Dans site. Complementary breakfast was nice and wine appreciated. Immaculate surroundings and congenial hosts that made it easy to relax there.
Our stay at Janaka & Dan's was seamless. Both of them, and their cute doggy greeted us very nicely and were very helpful with all the local questions we had (which were many). Everything about the room was impecable and well-organized. and we had a very comfortable rest. I highly recommend this room in the Oakland hills, and they are gracious, helpful hosts with artsy, very friendly fare. Breakfast in bed after a comfy, quiet night's sleep in a very comfortable bed was the highlight.
This is my second time staying with Janaka and Dan. I LOVE staying here. It is very close to my work and is a quiet and peaceful respite for me midweek when I am burning out from my commute.
I am always welcomed and treated like family.