Garden cottage in Oakland
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Noel's garden cottage. The cottage is deep in the backyard of a quiet street. It has its own lovely, private, shaded garden. The neighborhood is beautiful and great for walking around. The cottage's furnishings were first rate. We plan to stay in the cottage again soon.
This garden cottage was perfect for my parents. They spent five and a half weeks comfortably in this peaceful and private setting. They felt at home and were extremely happy and satisfied with the living conditions which catered to all their needs. The host, Noel is very engaging and helpful. She even picked them up one night from my home when they needed ride! This cottage has a delightful,private,sunny garden, which my parents enjoyed.
I do not hesitate to recommend this cottage highly and will definitely apply to use it again in the future.
We spent two very comfortable weeks in this cozy cottage. It was very convenient for visiting our family, shopping and accessing the main highways for visits to San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Wifi was available as was Television. The ample kitchen and eating area afforded us the option to "eat in" on occasion. Noel was very respectful of our privacy and willing to be of help whenever she could. We look forward to a return to this cottage.
This is the second time I've stayed in the cottage and I liked it as much as I did the first time! Great location. Quiet, comfortable, great garden, well equipped kitchen, friendly host... Like a home away from home.
Highly recommend if you're looking to experience a really interesting and very Californian neighborhood. Lots of local establishments, everyone is super friendly and proud to be from Oakland. Close to all transportation. Like a slice of heaven.
Great place. Nice Oakland neighborhood. Near shopping and restaurants. Comfy cottage well equipped. Cute backyard area.
Nice and quiet cottage. Perfect for a short stay like ours!
I booked Noel's cottage for my mother while she was in town; Noel was super accommodating with my mom's later flight. The location of the cottage is excellent in a safe, residential neighborhood within blocks of a small strip of cafes and great restaurants, as well easy public transport to downtown, Lake Merritt, and other hubs. This was really a great space (clean, private, spacious for one person). The bed was an American full size, I believe, and likely on the small side for a couple - but my mom reports it was very comfortable! Definitely recommend this spot for Oakland visitors.
Great location close enough to the freeway, but the neighborhood is very nice to just walk around in. Restaurants in the area are very good and there is a tops grocery just off MacArthur.
The garden is serene and the house is well appointed. Friendly cats everywhere, but not pushy and they don't live in the space.
One short note from a tall man: the bed is a full sized, which means you 6' plus people might struggle (it was just me staying, so I slept diagonally).
The apartment was attractive, clean, very comfortable, and a short, pleasant walk from a small commercial area with a variety of good restaurants, a grocery store, etc. The apartment opens onto a little backyard oasis, a real plus. Noel, the owner, was nice, friendly and helpful. We'll definitely return the next time we go to Oakland.
Noel's place was great! The backyard was lovely and the neighborhood was super cute and quiet. I only saw Noel once and she was really nice and helpful. The only thing I would say is don't try to go to a restaurant in the neighborhood after 9pm because they are all closed but there is a really great grocery store that's open late and a kitchen to cook in. We had a great time and would recommend it!