We love living in Oakland, and we love getting away, too. We enjoyed being airbnb hosts, just don't have as much space in our new place.
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Excellent space in a decent area in Oakland. I would definitely stay here again. Laura was also very accomodating.
Our hosts were friendly, helpful and charming. The room was everything we expected and more. The place was very clean and comfortable. My wife and I had a wonderful time - the place is truly a lovely garden Oasis.
We were there for three nights and then drove to Yosemite. We returned three days later to spend an additional night.
Private and spacious! A supremely comfortable bed with elegant linens... a festive garden to walk through and view... responsive and available hosts who know how to value your privacy and make you feel welcome at the same time. Lots of helpful material in the guest house about sightseeing and activities in the area.
If your coming to Oakland, You should consider staying at Urban Oasis. The owners are great and very helpful. The room is hugh and well kept. I implore you to give them a try.
We stayed at Urban Oasis for 3 nights and it was the perfect location for where we wanted to go that weekend. Laura and Lori are very hospitable hosts and we appreciate the small kinds gestures that they extended to us: providing a tub to allow us to bathe our babies, leaving a little toy rattle, a basket of toys and colorful plastic cups for our two kids. Thanks so much.
I unfortunately wasn’t able to meet either Laura or Lori (our schedules conflicted), but both were wonderfully hospitable from a distance. The studio is spacious, and clean, and the light spilling in from the skylights in the morning is beautiful. The house itself is a safe neighborhood, with a short walk or drive to the conveniences of the Laurel District. The charm of the studio is wonderful, and I regret only staying for one night! I know for certain that any future overnight trips to the Bay Area will involve a stay at Urban Oasis. Thank you again!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Urban Oasis for 4 nights and were extremely pleased with our stay and hosts. There is a lovely garden outside the studio, and weather permitting, you can open the french doors to the studio and almost have your own private garden patio! We lucked out and had bright sun nearly the whole time. The space is quite roomy and has a convenient workspace for setting up a laptop. The area is extremely private, and parking on the street was easily available. The space was clean, comfortable and had a laid-back, west coast feel. Perfect for our trip and a terrific value. Thank you Laura and Lori!
Our family of three loved everything about Laura and Lori's "Oasis". It is in a densely populated working class neighborhood. but as soon as you park in the driveway and enter the peaceful garden full of beautiful flowers the outside world seems to melt away. We made a lovely connection with our interesting and gracious hosts who know how to create a warm and welcoming space for guests. The cottage is really spacious and family friendly, it is flooded with light, has comfortable beds, high speed internet access, beautiful decor and a serene atmosphere. Everything is clean. tidy and we felt right at home. We enjoyed walking to the Thai/Laotian/ Vietnamese neighborhood restaurant for a delicious dinner and even got to meet our hosts pet bunnies, much to my daughter's delight. We will definitely return for another visit, it was such a pleasant stay. Thank you Lori and Laura (and all of the four-legged friends, too).
Thank you both
We enjoyed the peace and comfort of staying here with our hectic "touristing" schedule. Although we only had a brief chance to meet Laura & Lori they were very helpful with information about getting around the local transport system & the neighbbourhood. We will recommend to others.
Thank you so much!!!!
The space was a great retreat for me for a couple of days, clean, quiet, and peaceful.I hope to stay here again and again.
Laura was a great guest and is welcome back any time. Thanks so much for staying.
Immediately upon their arrival I knew I liked Lori and Laura! They were so warm and open. They were returning from an event that they were very enthusiastic about. In spite of what must have been a long event, and a long drive they were energetic and spent a long time sharing time with me and our little girl Juliette.
They patiently listened as Juliette relayed all of the details about our camper, which delighted her thoroughly!
We had a busy weekend the weekend they visited, and I wish I had been around a little more to share more time.
Definitely great guests!