Basement Room in Great Location, Good Value for Money
Location and price are positive assets for this basement apartment. The neighborhood is quiet, charming and an easy walk to the supermarket and Piedmont Avenue with its great shopping and eating. Parking is available on the street--a big plus for Oakland. The apartment is clean, the bed comfortable with nice linens. There are some lovely "extras" included: fresh flowers, and a basket of delicious breakfast things in the frig. There is also a pleasant garden space outside the door.
On the negative side, the place is quite dark so if you are claustrophobic that might be a problem. We were there during beautiful weather, so I left the door to the garden space open all the time during the day to brighten the indoors. There a some minor inconveniences as well--no closets, no hangers, only hooks on the wall. No kettle for boiling water if you are a tea drinker. Plates for 4 but only 2 cups (so you have to keep washing out your cup if you want afternoon tea). You can also hear the people upstairs quite clearly when they talk or walk around(in our case at 5 am on a Sunday am!)
The instructions for usage of the place should also be updated. The information about WIFI was out-of-date and we had to call to get the correct access information. The instructions about entry were a bit confusing because of references to a lock box which turned out not to work.
But, despite these drawbacks, this is a pleasant place offered at a fair price.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We reviewed the overhead light bulbs and are increasing the wattage.
There actually is a wide closet just inside the bathroom, about 5.5 feet wide with many hangers. I am sorry you missed it. We purchased another tea kettle and there are 4 glass coffee cups in the cupboard.
We also just recently installed a floor upstairs which has cut down on the noise level ,especially talking!
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