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We loved the area it was in--very close to Berkeley, SF, and a few other places. The condo was clean and with plenty of room for the give of us. I am glad that we found this place. I will recommend anytime
It is a spacious apartment and good fit for our group (4 adults and 2 kids). Kid love staying there compare with hotel. The kitchen is great and has all we need. We made cooking ourselves and it is an amazing experience. We got question on how to do laundry and Sofa response very quickly, just in some minutes by email. Thanks Sofa.
Lovely spacious apartment in good location with good facilities. Used the pool which was great on hot days. Safa responsive and flexible. The freeway is close so you do get traffic noise but overall a great place to stay.
We have a great experience.. Safa is always there to answer every questions you have.. The space is big enough to house a family of 5.. Thanks again!
Excellent location near many great food places on Grand Avenue. Almost every type of food choice you can imagine and all walking distance. Safe well lit neighborhood. Five of us stayed here and plenty of room for us. Queen size beds are very comfortable. We used one air mattress. Many cups, dishes, pots, pans, etc. in the very well equipped kitchen. We had no issue with the neighbors and the building is so quiet, it almost seems like there are no others staying next door. It was very warm weather for Oakland the 3 nights we stayed and nearby freeway noise was somewhat loud when opened windows to cool down but the noise of cars passing by was soothing and did not keep us awake. The fans with the windows open were more than enough to keep it cool and it cooled down fast and then closed windows. There are no endless sirens in this neighborhood as compared to downtown San Fran. Not always easy to find parking space directly in front of building but parking always available and found within an easy walking distance. Carpeting somewhat dirty in places but keep in mind that the carpeting is a solid tan color and the place is pet friendly which most likely contributes some to the dirty carpet. But, other than the carpeting in some places, the place was extremely clean. The Farmer’s Market was on Saturday and excellent food and excellent price for strawberries. We used the Lake Merrit BART Station to get to Oakland As game. Not many taxis roaming the area so be sure to call ahead for a taxi. WIFI is fast. Excellent price and no deposit for this awesome place. We would highly recommend and consider staying again if in the area. Safa was very friendly and easy to call and ask questions.
Mr. Safa is a great host. He prepared everything for us, even food. We really had great three days in his apartment. I highly recommend this apartment.
Safa was a great host. The home was spacious and accommodating with plenty of towels and linens. Safa also responded to my questions promptly. Thank you again.
My family booked two nights at Safa's condo after our prior accommodations fell through last minute. Safa promptly and clearly communicated with us before and during our trip and was very friendly and helpful. The condo is spacious, modern and comfortable. My family and I could not stop talking about how happy we were to be staying here instead of a hotel! The condo is located in a lovely neighborhood, within walking distance from many local cafes and restaurants. We enjoyed walking to a local bakery to pick up breakfast pastries and coffee. Trader Joe's is also within walking distance, and the condo kitchen is extremely functional. Finding parking was never a problem and the drive to the San Francisco piers is only 20 minutes. We had a great time and will definitely request to stay at Safa's place again if we return to the San Francisco area! I highly recommend the property.
My family and I were very disappointed with our stay at this condo. We traveled to the Bay Area for my daughter's graduation and had secured this place to be close to her place and the university. Initially, it appeared we were going to stay in a place that offered a comfortable and clean accommodations, but we quickly found that was not the case. The bed sheet linen for both bedrooms were soiled and smelled as though it had been previously used. Although I contacted the host about the issue, he refuted our claim and stated he had the linen cleaned prior to our stay. He took no action to our request to provide us clean sheets. Also, upon our arrival it appeared the dishes had been washed, but were still sitting in the sink and the table cloth was obviously soiled. Further, only one (1) building access door key was provided, as well as one (1) condo door key, which made it difficult for us to access the condo.
The description of the place did not reveal the place is located directly next to a major freeway. Because there is no air conditioning in the unit it was essential to open all the windows. This caused a flood of unbearable noise to resonate throughout the condo. This disrupted our sleep and all of us didn't get a decent night sleep throughout the four (4) nights of stay. This especially was difficult for my parents who are 80 years old to endure.
In addition, one of the host neighbors came by the condo and asked who we were. When we indicated we were renting the place, the person vehemently stated the condos were not to be used for that purpose and he was going to report the host for breaking the condo regulations. This made us very uncomfortable as it appeared as though the host was operating an 'airbnb' place outside the requirements of his condo, and we found ourselves tip toeing around the place. In addition, the host did not specifically state in his description that parking is limited especially in the late evenings. We found ourselves parking along the street side a few blocks from the condo. A parking place was not provided for our convenience.
This is our first experience with Airbnb and I have to admit I am very apprehensive about doing so again only because of our horrible experience here. If anything, the host could have provided us CLEAN sheets, but all he did was imply that we were lying. I advise anyone who stays here to expect a very, very noisy environment with a host who is non-responsive to one's needs. I was so upset that I was not going to write a review, but after considerable thought, I believed I owed it to potential renters to consider these deficiencies before agreeing to stay here.