We stayed in Claudine's apartment in the Oakland hills in early 2014 while visiting our daughter. This is a great location for Oakland area travelers with a car. Starting with the view over the Bay everything is charming. There is lots of room, plenty of sun during most of the day, and everything in the apartment has been thought of, including a laundry. The kitchen is well appointed and ready for any meal (although you need to be prepared to hand wash dishes afterward). There is a nice fireplace and TV area in the living room that is great for sitting when you're not out exploring. It's all very clean and ready to go upon your arrival, and owner Claudine will help out with any questions that you might have.
Finally, the nearby town of Claremont offers everything that you might need--including a great breakfast place--while traveling and staying at the apartment.