Privacy in the heart of Oakland, near everything and feels almost rural!
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About Laurel Bernstein
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Laurel Bernstein purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Laurel Bernstein chose Maxwell Park
People love this property! On other sites, we have 5-star reviews. We keep it extremely clean and the neighborhood is very quiet.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is a fraction of the price of staying in San Francisco for just a bit more travel time.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely backyard studio
The space and decor were as advertised: fully furnished and charming. It was unseasonably hot in Oakland so we had to vacate earlier each morning and return later because there’s no air conditioning. I realize many people don’t have it in the Bay Area but it was too hot. There’s a good fan but we had to stand in front of it after showering to stay cool. Prob not a big concern most of the year but if it’s hot, be prepared. Many incidentals were provided and everything worked well. One main problem: the curtains facing the lovely backyard are thin and somewhat see through. We had privacy almost all the time but when leaving decided to enjoy ourselves with naked yoga and....but a person walked by startling us and the mood was ruined. I don’t know what we should or could have done —maybe put up a sign saying “Privacy Pleaae
Thank you for this feedback! Privacy hasn't been an issue in the past for others as reported, but I believe you. There is definitely shared outdoor space and sometimes we need to walk past to get to the back part of the yard. We can look into curtains with more coverage. Also, ceiling fan in process... climate change has definitely affected Oakland.
The unit gets lots of light, is comfortable, and exactly as described. It's in a nice quiet neighborhood with plenty of on-street parking. The host was very accommodating, and communication was great.
Nice, private spot.
The property is as advertised, with a wonderful fruit orchard in the backyard. The neighborhood is quiet, walkable, and friendly. Laurel was kind enough to allow me to use their spot in front of their driveway for parking. A quick note, if you have a lot of hanging clothes, the closet is a bit tight, but workable.
Great little spot!
This was the perfect little place for visiting San Francisco & Oakland. It was exactly what we expected. It was peaceful and quiet neighborhood.
We loved staying at the Secluded Backyard Cottage! The cottage had everything we needed and was in a good neighborhood. The owners were very kind and helpful! Our son’s favorite part was the beautiful yard and all the toys. It made staying with a
Convenient, quiet efficiency.
We love this neighborhood and found this compact cottage perfect for our needs.