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Annette's place is a wonderful location--best spot on Lake Merritt. Easy access to downtown Oakland, BART and the entire Bay Area. We found the accommodations just right for a couple. Room to share meals and visiting time with family and friends from the area, quiet comfort when wanted to relax and find some rest. We felt at home in a lovely city. Thanks Annette.
great views and a beautiful apartment. great location and a lovely place to stay. and free parking out front, which was perfect.
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It was a pleasure having you and yours.
Greatly enjoyed our stay!!!!! Everything we needed was within walking distance.
Annette's apartment is exactly as described in her listing. The best features are the views of Lake Merritt and the proximity to BART and restaurants in Oakland. The apartment itself is in an older building with charm, and is very nicely decorated. We felt at home very quickly. We were a party of three, with a fourth visiting for meals, and we were plenty comfortable.
I need to mention the lake again. If I were forced to spend the entire weekend in the apartment with only a good book, good food and the view of the lake, I would be happy. Lake Merritt is a unique and delightful urban space, especially at sunrise and set, and at night lit with a "necklace of lights" around the perimeter. Weekend nights can get a bit loud with the cavalcade of humanity strolling, jogging or picnicking around the lakeside path, but things quiet down after 10 or so. Week nights are no problem. The apartment does provide visual privacy because it is on the third floor. People and dog watching from the windows is another fun activity.
There is some noise on weekday mornings from trash trucks and rush hour buses along Lakeside Drive, and this could disturb a light sleeper who keeps the windows open. We did not mind, though, and were able to get back to sleep after first noticing the noise.
Annette was very easy to work with and communicated well. We spent three nights there, and would gladly stay again.
My family and I had a wonderful time at Annette's lovely Oakland apartment. As others have said, the views of Lake Merritt are wonderful and we spent lots of time enjoying the changing moods of the lake and the energy of all those walking around and playing on the lake. Everything with Annette worked out perfectly and we all appreciated the feeling of openness the apartment conveyed. Thanks Annette!!!!
It's a great place with an incredible view of Lake Merritt. Annette wasn't in town when we were there and arranged for a key exchange that was painless.
Annette's flat is in a great location, right on Lake Merritt with wonderful
views from all windows. While being close to downtown Oakland and
transportation, it's a very relaxing environment. Annette is very conscientious and generous, so it felt more like staying in the
apartment of a friend or family member than a rental. The perfect
blend of privacy and accommodation, I would definitely recommend this host and stay here again!
Annette was very friendly, flexible, and accommodating, and the apartment was spacious and tastefully done. We were very disappointed that we were charged a cleaning fee, and arrived to a very tidy but dirty flat. A Hoover, a mop, and a lint roller would have changed everything for us! If this element is remedied, the apartment would be great. It's a 10 minute walk to the BART stop, and once you figure that out, you're golden. We left early due to excessive dog hair and dander, which accounts for the low rating. I don't like leaving negative feedback for anyone. We left a private note for her and notice that she has updated her profile to indicate a stronger dog presence. I guess there were just disappointments on what we figured would be an outstanding experience.
We had a great few days at Annette's place, lovely views of the lake, spacious apartment and central to everything! We felt very well accommodated and would definitely stay again!
Lovely apartment and amazing view. The only thing I would improve about this place is cleanliness.