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Ericka's cottage is lovely and well appointed: with all of the natural light and stylish touches, it would be hard not to be inspired. If you don't already know Rockridge, it's easy-going, full of great shops and restaurants, and convenient--it really is a 20-minute BART ride into the city. I spent an extended stay (more than three weeks) as an east coast transplant starting a new job in San Francisco, and the cottage was exactly the peaceful respite I was seeking after long days at work. I was grateful for the time I spent there, and I think you will be, too.
I stayed at Ericka's place when I had a week in between moving apartments and I almost wanted to cancel my lease and live in this little gem forever! It's perfectly located in the super cute neighborhood of Rockridge on a quiet treelined street that smells amazing when the flowers are blooming. The unit itself is in the backyard of Ericka's amazing main house. The keys were easy to grab and they were smart in adding motion sensor lights all the way back so you can easily find your way at night.
The unit is super roomy and comfy and the spa-style shower is AMAZING providing really hot water and great pressure. I chose to sleep up in the little loft which has a skylight that is really nice to look out of when you're laying down. The mattress is SUPER firm, so if you like plush, pillow-top types, this is not for you. I prefer really firm mattresses, so it was great for me!
The unit doesn't have a kitchen, so I wouldn't advise a long stay, but all of the great restaurants on College ave are only a few mins walk away, so it will be easy to find something for any meal of the day. The Rockridge BART station is a 2 min walk from this place, so commuting anywhere will be super easy.
It was a fantastic stay! I would highly recommend it for a single person or couple.
Very nice accommodations, we enjoyed our stay.
Ericka's cottage is absolutely lovely! It is beautifully designed and well-equipped. I enjoyed the coziness of the loft bed, and spread my yoga mat out right on the floor downstairs for a truly delicious week.
Very nice, Friends, actually outstanding comfortable and nice
My guest ended up having to extend his reservation for work and Ericka was happy to help us out. I very much appreciate the effort she put in for us!
Booking with Ericka was a breeze! Her and her husband were incredibly accommodating and helpful. My guest seemed very happy with his stay, no complaints! I would definitely book with them again if I ever need to make another reservation in Oakland.
If you're in the East Bay, I can think of no finer place to stay. The cottage is well appointed, beautifully designed and very comfortable. Ericka made sure I had everything I needed and was a considerate host. Highly recommended.
I stayed at Ericka's place for 4 nights. It was lovely, quiet and very private. In fact, it was so private that I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Ericka during my visit. I arrived late the first evening and returned every night after 9. Too bad, I was so looking forward to saying hello.
The cottage is very well appointed and had absolutely everything I could need. The bathroom and shower looked newly remodeled and were incredible. The furnishings are comfortable, stylish and homey. I was able to relax after a long day of work and enjoy some peace and quiet.
If you have never had the privilege of visiting Rockridge (between Berkeley and Oakland near the hills) you will love this location. There are literally dozens of incredible restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk. There is also a market a stone's throw away.
I cannot say enough about how lovely my experience was. I highly recommend to all.
This cottage is a total dream. Bright, clean, beautiful, thoughtfully-appointed. Lovely, attentive hosts, too. Go, go, go!
I didn't meet Ericka I was too busy but she was really nice to deal with and left the place immaculate. I recommend having her as your guest.
Great Great person to dill with.Easy going and vert kind.
That was the first time we hosted a fellow airbnb host.
Not only does Ericka have amazing style and has created a beautiful and tranquil home, but she is a wonderful person who cares for and engages with her friends, family and community in a loving and dynamic way. She is incredibly responsible and responsive. Ericka is a do-er.
Ericka's strong aesthetic and innate hospitality will be sure to make guests feel well cared for. She's a warm, professional, and will be a pleasure to deal with!