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1 BR Retreat Blocks from Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland

Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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1 BR Retreat Blocks from Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Oakland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Spacious, sun-filled 1-bedroom unit in historic Craftsman home.

Centrally located to Grand Lake district, downtown Oakland, freeways and public transportation. Hardwood floors, full kitchen, separate eating area, full bath, access to tree-filled back yard with deck.

Walking distance to downtown nightlife, restaurants, bars, theaters and galleries. Grand Lake district offers beautiful Lake Merritt, scenic walks, Saturday Farmers' Market, Garden Center, Children's Fairyland and parks.

A few blocks to new Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Easy access to San Francisco and Berkeley. Easy day trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries.

Contact for availability and more information. *baby-friendly, port-a-crib available

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About The Owner

View of Lake Merritt. This unit is a part of our family home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Oakland

We love Oakland, we love our home and we are excited to share this lovely city with others!

What makes this house unique

Walking distance from many amenities, quiet, shady back yard, easy access to San Francisco and other Northern California attractions (wine country!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed here twice while visiting our son, daughter-in-law and new baby boy who live in a small apartment four blocks from here. The space, privacy and complete (and well-functioning) equipment make this an ideal do-it-yourself bed and breakfast place. We appreciate the ease of making arrangements and the artwork too!
Mar 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

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1 BR Retreat Blocks from Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland
average rating of 4.724138 based on 32 reviews
Northern New Jersey
5

Great Value Near Lake Merritt

  • 5 of 5

We were in town to visit our daughter and wanted to be as near to her as possible. This place worked out well for our needs. In the back of an older home, it has a private entrance. The space was more than adequate with a small, well-stocked kitchen, a very comfortable bed and a nice bath. All was clean. Parking is a challenge in this area but the owner is happy to work with you. The area is nice and an easy walk to lovely Lake Merritt. My only suggestion is that the back screen door be fixed as it does not stay closed and the inside door will only stay shut when the deadbolt is engaged. Otherwise this is a great value for the money and a chance to explore Oakland which has a lot to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Get little getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect space for two. Clean and comfortable, and in walking distance of local restaurants. The owners were very helpful as well. Only thing to be aware of is that parking is a challenge. The owners were great in helping us with this.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent visit!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy, well-located place to stay in Oakland! The bedroom is comfortable and the tiny kitchen has every convenience. We walked to Lake Merritt most mornings and ate at several nice restaurants nearby. This was our 2nd visit and we'll definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Convenient and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Rooms were clean and comfortable for two. We ate out so used the rooms primarily for resting and sleeping. Hosts were helpful. Access to different areas was good, about 1 mile walk to Bart. Trader Joes and whole Foods are convenient as are several restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful furnished rental

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our needs!! We needed a short term furnished rental during an assignment in the Bay area. The hosts were very kind and accommodating, especially when we had to make changes to our reservation at the last minute. The place was clean and afforded us the privacy we needed. The close location to Lake Merritt allowed us to stroll around it in the afternoons after we got home from work. It was very convenient to walk to Whole Foods for groceries and there are a number of wonderful restaurants within walking distance. We would recommend this place to anyone who needs to stay in the Oakland/SF area!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Quick WS trip

  • 4 of 5

We needed a place to stay for a quick night to watch the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. This place was perfect. We were at the ball park in about an hour from leaving the house thanks to Maya's tip to take the bus. It was less crowded than BART and we probably saved some time not having to walk about a mile to the station. I used to live near this area but the neighborhood has added many new restaurants and stores and the Lake is beautiful as always. The place is cozy and charming and a great value to be so close to everything. Parking was not a problem and you really don't need to use your car much as public transportation is convenient to all the sites.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that the rental worked for you! For future renters, the NL bus stop is a few blocks from the house and rides directly to downtown SF. It's an easy alternative to BART.

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Lake Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Merritt Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Children's Fairy Land
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joe's

Lawn bowling courts a few blocks away

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Oakland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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1 night minimum stay
$95
$600
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Online payment fee $5.00
Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Cleaning Fee $50.00

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Oakland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), 30' flat screen TV, small couch
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Coffee Maker (and coffee) in kitchen

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