Ann's home was absolutely perfect and everything we wanted in our stay in Oakland. The house itself was absolutely lovely. One of our favorite parts was waking up each morning with the windows open, feeling the cool breeze and hearing the birds chirping. There are plenty of windows throughout the house, all which open, allowing the warm California sun to shine through. Ann's house centrally located in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. There are lots of restaurants and shopping nearby, as well other great Oakland neighborhoods (Peidmont, Lake Merrit, Rockridge, Temescal, Berkley) to explore within just a few minutes drive. We drove to a nearby Redwood park which was only about 15 minutes drive away and San Francisco is only about a 30 minute drive. Ann was a wonderful host, who while out of the country during our stay, would quickly respond via email to any questions we had. We had a perfect vacation in Oakland and would love to stay at Ann's house the next time we are back.