The studio is a very large (400 square feet) finished basement with a private entrance and large private bath (shower and tub). The studio has one small window and the bathroom has two standard windows. There is street parking or tandem parking in our driveway and the use of a large private landscaped backyard, a Weber gas BBQ, and washer and dryer.
Note for Holidays: Minimum 7 day booking between 12/21 and 1/3.
Location: Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA (25 min by car from Oakland airport, 45 min. from SF airport)
The house is a beautiful architecturally significant Prairie Style (e.g., Frank Lloyd Wright inspired) home with large private gardens in the premium Crockett Highlands District of Oakland (close to the City of Piedmont). It is only 30 minutes to SF by bus (B line stops across the street) 15 minutes to BART and 30 minutes to the University of California, Berkeley. Easy access to HIway 580 . 15 minutes to Kaiser Hospital as well as Children's Hospital. The house is in a very quiet neighborhood but is literally steps from the best neighborhood shopping/entertainment area in the east bay; it features gourmet restaurants, Peet’s Coffee, Trader Joe’s Market, and the highly regarded multi-screen Grand Lake Theater, and a variety of services. A five minute walk west takes you to Lake Merritt Park with recently renovated three mile walking and running path around the lake.
A few blocks away is one of the largest farmer's markets in the east bay is held every Saturday and offers local fruits, vegetables, prepared foods and crafts. Also, many specialty food stores markets (e.g, health and produce, fast food) are also within walking distance.
- washer and dryer, toaster oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and blender.
- A large backyard with patio, garden furniture and Weber BBQgrill
- High speed Wi-Fi
- private park maintained by homeowner's association.
- crib and high chair are available.
- TV and cable
We are a multi-ethnic, couple with an infant son. We have roots in Thailand and love traveling, music, the arts, outdoor activities, cooking, gardening and eating in the wonderful restaurants in our neighborhood. We have done extensive traveling in Asia and Europe. We take a lot of pride in our city Oakland as well as our home and are excited to share it with you.
Walking times from house:
Banks/ATMs (2 minutes)
Restaurants, bars, casual food (3 minutes)
Grocery store (Trader Joe’s) (5 minutes)
Lake Merritt Park (7 minutes)
Museum of California (20 minutes)
BART (subway system to San Francisco) (20 minutes)
Oakland Rose Garden (15 minutes)
I am from Thailand and my husband grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a professional Thai cook and if you would like a private dinner sometime, I would be happy to provide a unique and original meal. We have a 13 month boy and no pets.
This house is located in one of the most attractive, safe, and fun neighborhoods in the East Bay. Virtually everything you would like to do (jogging, shopping, hanging out) is within a short walk.
My husband grew up in Oakland and is familiar with the area and the state. He is a great resource in planning your excursions. The back patio is a wonderful place to hangout and have a BBQ.