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I have thoroughly enjoyed living here for the past four months. Both Michael and his wife have been gracious hosts. Michael responds quickly when contacted and resolves issues in a timely manner. The apartment is in excellent condition and is larger than pictured. The kitchen is equipped with a sink, microwave, refrigerator, wine cooler and beer tap. Because of my lengthy stay, I purchased a toaster oven, single burner hot plate, some cookware, and a few utensils. Michael was very responsive when the refrigerator stopped working properly. A new, larger refrigerator was installed within a week. There is a small storage space across from the kitchen that was perfect for storing suitcases and containers. The large closet has additional shelving that I used in lieu of a dresser. The bathroom is lovely with plenty of glass shelves for storage. The large, glass shower has excellent water pressure. The private deck expands the amount of livable space and the wooded view is serene. The shared washer and dryer are easily accessible. There are a total of 48 steps (31 outside, 17 inside) to reach the living space. I've ended up in better shape just from living here! The neighborhood is very safe and I have enjoyed walking the steep, winding streets. Montclair Village is conveniently located 5-10 minutes away and has a variety of shops, restaurants and services. I have enjoyed my time in the Oakland Hills and will miss living here.
The house was exactly as advertised. We had a great stay. The hottub was awesome, and the outside area was really fun with the snow. If there had been more snow, sledding would have been really fun.
The house is in a great neighborhood. Close to Tahoe Vista and very convenient to Truckee and Northstar. We skied at Mount Rose and Diamond Peak and they were within 30 minutes of the house.
Michael was a very gracious host. The apartment was larger in person than the photos suggested. Easy access to the laundry room and the updated shower is AMAZING! Incredible water pressure which is great after a long day. The house is in a beautiful and quiet area. Close to Montclair village where you will find shopping, Starbucks, restaurants, and grocery stores. Only a 10-15 minute drive to Rockridge BART. I found that this place was a nice, quiet, retreat away from the city.
Great place with everything we could possibly need. Well-stocked kitchen, two fireplaces, sauna, hot tub, jet tub in master, and SO much space for our 4 people (1 couple). The heated bathroom floors downstairs are a special bonus. If only we'd had time to try to bocce ball court!
Awesome place and we had a great time!
I was relocating to the area from SoCal and needed a place to setup camp in the unfamiliar Bay Area. Man, was I lucky to find this place in Oakland Hills that Michael was able to share. The area is relaxing and quiet, and the apartment has everything you need past what a hotel can offer. I have never used AirBNB before, but judging from this experience, I was blown away. I am lucky to have found this place, and will recommend to anyone of my friends or family coming to the area.
Also, Michael and his wife were great hosts. Only wish I could have spent more time here.
Michael was awesome and the place was exactly as pictured. The pull out sofa bed was super comfortable!!! Personally I would totally go back. we spent one month there and it was very pleasant, have no complaints at all!
Awesome place to stay with very friendly hosts. Clean and spacious and located 20 min. from everything in the Bay Area. Awesome deck out the back and has a separate entrance.
Excellent experience in a awesome location! Very comfortable and well equipped guest house! Highly recommended and would stay there again! Mike is an excellent host.. Thanks!
What a beautiful place. I had a good friend coming in from out of town and I wanted him to have the best time. Michael's place was perfect. Very quite neighborhood. Very space studio. The pullout bed was actually very nice. The heating blanket provided was a very nice bonus. Michael and his wife are very nice people and very welcoming. The shower was a dream. There was nothing wrong with my stay and would not hesitate to stay again.