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What a wonderful home!! We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the front door of Julia and Brian's lovingly restored Oakland Home. The master suite was beautiful with plenty of space. The king bed was very comfortable and cozy and the bath was super nice with double sinks so we both had our own. I would recommend to any one.
Our stay with Brian and Julia was fantastic! They were so accommodating and warm. We entered into their home as guests and left feeling like friends :) Their house is lovely and they went out of their way make sure we were comfortable. We would whole heartedly recommend them as hosts! Many thanks to you both!
This apartment was very spacious and accommodated me and my family for the holidays perfectly. It was clean and quiet and has a great view overlooking a park and Lake Merrit. Julia was easy to communicate with and very helpful.
Thanks for everything!
Tika was always ready to greet me when I returned from my many small adventures in the Bay Area as far North as St. Helena, West to Concord, and South to Carmel by the Sea visiting friends I have known for 50 years. My son lives nearby in Montclair and work even closer in Oakland so with almost daily walks around lovely Lake Merritt and helpful advice from Julia and Brian, it was a very enjoyable stay all the way around.
I rented Julia's apartment for 7 of my family members to stay during Thanksgiving week. She was so helpful and organized in preparing for our stay. My family loved it. There was plenty of room for all of them, and the view of Lake Merritt is beautiful. I highly recommend renting her apartment. It was perfect for my family.
Julia was an amazing host. (I am sure Brian is too, but he was out of town the night I stayed with them.) Their home is gorgeous and the location can't be beat. So accommodating and went out of their way to make me feel at home, which is exactly what I needed after a week-long conference in San Francisco. Amazing bathtub to soak away the stress. I can't think Julia, Brian, and Tika enough for welcoming me into their home.
We will definitely stay with Brian and Julia again! Their apartment was easy to find, bright and cozy. It was the perfect location for us and despite their warnings about tricky parking we were easily able to find a spot close to their building each time we looked for one. The private bathroom my daughter (20 months old) and I used was well stocked so we didn't have to go out and buy things we had forgotten. They were both super friendly and accommodating and even reigned in their dog more than usual due to over excitement on both Tika and my toddler's part.
This was our first Airbnb and it was great! Julia and Brian were both very friendly hosts, and Tika as well. We traveled with our 3 yr-old and he didn't want to leave.
For potential guests, we found that accessing the public transit system was really easy from Julia and Brian's. We either walked to the BART system (15-20 min) or caught the bus (3 min walk + 5 min bus ride). Super easy.
Also, the room is super neat. It has its own private bath and access.
Bright room indeed. Sunlight pours into the apartment in the morning. Right on Lake Merritt and the beautiful grounds surrounding the lake. A delightful neighborhoodl
Julia and Brian are engaging and fun to visit with.
We would definitely stay there again.
What a great place to stay! The location is unbeatable, with a beautiful lake, ethnic restaurants, and coffee houses all within walking distance. Julia was enthusiastic and helpful, and Brian was also warm and hospitable. The bed was very comfortable. Coming and going is a breeze with the key-code back door, almost like a private entrance. I also love their dog, Tika. She's so friendly and sweet, you'll want to take her home with you. There's a farmers' market within walking distance on Saturdays, as well. It really feels like a home away from home. I highly recommend this place, and Julia and Brian as hosts!
Julia and her family were wonderful guests! Excellent in communication and cleanliness. They rented my entire unit for a weekend and left it in pristine condition! Would gladly have them again and would recommend without hesitation.
Julia and Brian were our first AirBnB Guests. They really helped us understand the process and were very appreciative of the place! I would be happy to rent my studio to them any time they would like to visit.
Julias's Mum Carol came to stay with us. Love, love chatting with Carol. Hope to see her again soon
Julia's Aunt Jean came to stay from UK. We love Aunt Jean! So sweet lady and thank you Julia for bringing her to stay with us.
Julia booked the room to her sweet German friends. Super people, really friendly and left the place in excellent shape
It was nice to meet both Julia & Brian; They were great guests and a wonderful couple! Very respectful and communicable and they are more than welcome back anytime. You'll be lucky to have them stay with you!
Julia is a sweetheart who booked the room for her mom Carol. Carol was a wonderful guest and yes I would absolutely have them stay again. Thanks Julia for choosing us and hope to see you again:)