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This place was perfect just as described. It was very well kept and perfect for one person or a couple. Mark made it easy to check-in and out and reached out multiple times during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Mark and Shara hosted my partner's father while he was visiting us from Australia. It was his first time staying at an Airbnb. He had a wonderful time and thought the listing was just the cutest. He really enjoyed spending time lounging around and got some reading done. The listing was also superbly located which meant he was able to enjoy what some of the best Oakland experiences on Telegraph Ave with us. Thank you so much Mark and Shara!
Mark was very personable, offering restaurant recommendations in the area. The studio and garden were soooo cute. I wanted to move in. Eames chair, Nelson lamp, Hansgrohe faucets, a beautiful garden, and amazing skylights! Street parking was free and easy. Thank you for sharing your backyard retreat :)
We enjoyed our brief stay in Oakland! Everything was as described and we were very comfortable.
I booked this Oakland Backyard Studio Apt for 1 night and it was perfect! From the moment I submitted my request to book to the moment we checked out, Mark was very responsive! The pictures posted and reviews are accurate; this place is just as cute as it seems and as people say! The neighborhood is safe and quiet. Plenty to see, eat, shop, and experience in Berkeley and Oakland! We can't wait to have a reason to come back and stay again!
I'm very happy to have picked Mark and Shara to be my first Airbnb hosts. They made the process simple and we're very easy to work with. Their studio apartment was better than staying in hotels like I normally do. It felt more like home and I didn't have to deal with the hotel hassle. Whenever I'm back in the Oakland area I hope to stay in their studio again.
My friend and I had a wonderful stay at Mark and Shara's little studio in Oakland. The studio is just as described and pictured on Airbnb. The place is very quiet and we had peaceful sleeps. Sunlight shines onto the back yard patio every morning, making our winter getaway from New York City ever more pleasant. The walk from the MacArthur Bart station is about 15min, but the walk to Temescal Alley and other restaurants and shops are a bit shorter. I would recommend staying at the studio if you want to check out Oakland during a short stay.
Mark and Shara were amazing hosts. We were only in town for one night and they responded quickly to our last minute request to stay. Picking up the key was super easy. They were also both so nice when we thought we couldn't get into the studio upon arrival, but the door was just a little stuck & we just needed to pull harder. They both responded to our texts and were patient and nice about it. We only happened to run into them briefly on our way out to dinner and they seem like a very sweet and fun couple. We wish we could have stayed longer. The studio is very tastefully appointed and has everything you need except for a kitchen, but we found plenty of food choices close by. We would highly recommend this place!
Mark provided a hardy and calm greeting. The neighborhood is very convenient with access to Colle and Telegraph ave shops and freeway and BART access too. Shara was equally available a few minutes later and my scattered state was matched by their sense of humor. All was well in a few minutes and was on my way to my appointments after a quick refreshing nap, made possible by the peaceful cheerful studio space. Heating worked well and the bathroom was sharp!
Cozy, relaxing and very welcoming ~ muchas gracias de nuevo, Mark y Familia!