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Our stay with Mark and Shara was so pleasant. They were very gracious without being intrusive. Our place in their beautiful garden was the perfect retreat while in the temescal & Oakland area. We loved the skylight windows and modern bathroom, the computer and lush garden were a major plus! It is a small studio with a fold out full size bed, perfect for a couple or a single guest. Great walking distance to everything including coffee shops (Blue Bottle!), farmer's markets, and bars, restaurants and shopping. Thanks air bnb for this great listing!
I adored Mark & Shara's place! It's located on a cute and quiet part of Temescal and within walking distance to Doughnut Dolly (my fav)! The apartment is exactly as described and was very clean and cozy. Mark & Shara provided very detailed instructions as to how to access the property. They were also exceptional at checking in to make sure my stay was going well.
It is about a 15-minute walk from the BART station, but the walk is safe and has a lot of interesting spots along the way. College Avenue has some really good restaurants, shops, & bars.
Would highly recommend Mark & Shara's place and Temescal in general!
Our stay at Mark and Shara's backyard studio was wonderful! Mark was excellent with communication and the listing is exactly like the pictures. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The location is perfect. We walked to the near by coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. We fell in love with Oakland and can't wait to go back and we would love staying in Mark and Shara's studio again!
We had a very nice stay in the quiet and clean seperate room. Lot of sun in the mornings and quite close to BART station. Plenty of free parking possibilities. Our first airbnb experience - totally satisfied
Mark and Shara were wonderful hosts. The studio was exactly the type of peaceful space I was looking for while in town for work. I would definitely stay here again.
Very convenient location, very walkable to Temescal area. Neighborhood is very cute and quiet, we went for evening jogs and felt very safe. I was able to meet Mark and Shara who were both very nice. Their studio is clean and the bed was comfortable. Would definitely stay again.
Mark and Shara's backyard studio was a wonderful place to stay. It was clean and comfortable. There were great shops and restaurants within walking distance. Mark and Shara were both very friendly. I will definitely stay here again next time I visit the Bay Area.
Oh Holy Cow.... Shara and Mark's place was even cuter than it looks. We decided that as soon as our last kid goes off to college, we want to live there (maybe we should've talked to them about it).
Great place. Clean. Safe. Hip. Comfy. Beautiful.
Thanks for having us. I'd recommend the Oakland Backyard Studio Apt to anyone.
zoe and robert
Stylish, clean room in a good location. Hosts had good communication and left nice personal touches like fresh flowers. Only complaint is that sleeping on the futon foldout is a bit slopey for two people.
Had an absolutely comfortable stay with everything I needed. Very clean and private. Prime location by a lot of restaurants. Didnt get to meet Mark or Shara, but they were easy to communicate with and were always available. Highly recommeded!
Mark and Shara and their 2 daughers were great guests, I loved them. they are very nice and kind. I enjoyed being with them, talking to them and also making them feel right in my apt. thanks Mark & Shara you are always welcome in my house.
Mark and Shara are great guests. they have 2 beautiful daughters and they are a very nice family. They are well educated and very happy. I liked them since the moment I initially saw them, they transmit such good vibe and I believe that they are also good travelers because they were very interested on how to take the most advantage possible of Mexico DF, which I like a lot because I also believe it is a great city.
On the apartment, they loved the place and stayed for a full week, they left the place very clean and everything in shape and also gave a gift, a corkscrew for the upcoming guests (and also for me) they were very nice, great communication and all the time well connected not only for apartment things but also for city surroundings and stuff.
I am thinking this family (Mark - Shara's) is my favorite as a guest! if they are half as good as hosts as they are as guests, I will stay in their place when I go back to San Francisco, because it will be terrific experience for sure...
Mark and Shara were fantastic guest. We truly enjoyed hosting them and hope they return.